The World Tonight

The World Tonight

When it comes to daily news, The World Tonight takes international events seriously and covers them in depth. Using the BBC's international network of correspondents we report on what is going on, put it in context and provide a forum for debate on the big issues facing us all. The presenter team is led by Ritula Shah. It is broadcast Monday to Friday at 10pm on BBC Radio 4 and lasts for 45 minutes.

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  • UK's terror threat level raised to severe

    Fri, 29 Aug 14

    Duration:
    39 mins

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    5 days remaining

    Britain's terror threat level has been raised to severe, the second highest, for the first time in three years. We look at the government's options for dealing with suspected British fighters travelling to Syria and Iraq. A Labour MP has suspended his campaign for a "no" vote in the Scottish referendum, because of what he described as coordinated abuse by supporters of independence. We'll hear from both sides. And are knee defenders the answer for air rage, or the cause? And what is the best aeroplane etiquette when your neighbours encroach on your air space?

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  • Ukraine conflict: President Obama blames Russia for violence

    Thu, 28 Aug 14

    Duration:
    39 mins

    Available:
    4 days remaining

    Ukraine claims Russian invasion. Dimitri Trenin says we are on edge of abyss. Denmark sees rise in anti-semitic attacks. Scientists find way to erase painful memories Eurosceptic Tory MP makes shock move to Ukip - how will David Cameron respond? British doctor's diary of work in Ebola hospital.

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  • Rotherham: pressure grows for officials to resign

    Wed, 27 Aug 14

    Duration:
    39 mins

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    Pressure grows for police and council figures in Rotherham to resign. The Shadow Police Minister tells us the Labour local Police and Crime Commissioner has until Thursday morning to stand down. We also ask what the evidence is that sexual abuse of children is a particular problem with men of Pakistani heritage. We report from Kabul as Afghanistan teeters on the brink of a police crisis. The UN accuses ISIS and the Assad government of war crimes - we consider the dilemma this presents the West as it considers military action against ISIS in its Syrian heartland. We report from Guatemala on how Protestant churches are using unusual methods to fight drug addiction. Following the killing of a gun instructor in the US by his 9 year old pupil, how common are gun lessons for American children? And, the woman who invented her own app to make sure she could keep tabs on her teenage kids.

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  • Rotherham Child Abuse

    Tue, 26 Aug 14

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Available:
    2 days remaining

    Why were 1,400 children sexually abused in Rotherham across 16 years - without the authorities acting? A report published today said nearly all the perpetrators were of Pakistani origin -- something the authorities had been reluctant to acknowledge. We speak to the police and a victim. The Palestinians and Israel have agreed an immediate "open-ended" ceasefire to bring to an end fifty days of fighting. Kate Bush is back after 35 years. We hear the first reviews.

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  • Darling and Salmon debate Scottish independence

    Mon, 25 Aug 14

    Duration:
    38 mins

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    Scotland's first minister Alex Salmond and the leader of the Better Together campaign Alistair Darling tonight battled it out in a heated television debate before next month's referendum -- but how did it go down with voters? As the Socialist cabinet in France collapses for the second time in four months, are opponents of austerity in France right to demand more emphasis on jobs and growth? And the Indian actor Alyque Padamsee explains what it was really like to work with the late Richard Attenborough.

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