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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  • Gaza conflict: US and UN condemn school shelling

    Wed, 30 Jul 14

    Duration:
    39 mins

    Available:
    7 days remaining

    The UN Secretary General has condemned Israel's shelling of a school in Gaza this morning, saying there's "nothing more shameful" than attacking children as they sleep. We report from Gaza and Israel. The Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says the UK has the experience to deal with the Ebola threat; but how prepared are border staff to spot if anyone infected is trying to enter the country? And the transatlantic pen pals since 1947 meet for the first time.

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  • New sanctions on Russia

    Tue, 29 Jul 14

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Available:
    6 days remaining

    EU and US announce new sanctions on Russia. We hear reaction from Russia's ambassador to the UU, Vladimir Chizov. Forensic investigators in the Netherlands start to examine the remains of victims of the MH17 plane crash. Anna Holligan reports. Gaza conflict intensifies. Former mediator Aaron David Miller assesses the chances of a ceasefire agreement. Report claims evidence of organ trafficking in Kosovo. Report author Clint Williamson tells us what he believes happened. The WW1 prisoners of war who turned to gardening to boost their morale. Stephen Evans reports. Highest level Chinese politician investigated for corruption. John Garnaud tells us why that's significant. With Carolyn Quinn.

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  • New violence in Gaza and Israel

    Mon, 28 Jul 14

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Available:
    5 days remaining

    UN's Jeffrey Feltman calls for immediate ceasefire. Liberia shuts borders to curb Ebola. China's gay activists fight 'illness' treatments Ukraine claims black box evidence on plane crash. Moldovan tensions rise. Libya oil blaze out of control. With Carolyn Quinn.

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  • Israel rejects ceasefire proposals

    Fri, 25 Jul 14

    Duration:
    38 mins

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    Israel has rejected US proposals for a ceasefire in its offensive against Hamas militants in Gaza -- despite the efforts of the UN Secretary General and the US Secretary of State, John Kerry at a crisis summit in Cairo. The UK economy has finally emerged from the worst economic slump since the Depression of the 1930s. The government says this is a major milestone. In an extraordinarily frank speech, Ed Miliband has said his image is a problem.

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  • Attack on Gaza school

    Thu, 24 Jul 14

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Available:
    1 day remaining

    At least 13 dead in UN shelter. We speak to the leader of Hamas. How the Middle East conflict inflames tension in France. Algerian airliner lost over Sahara. Report into undercover policing - the father of Stephen Lawrence gives us his reaction. The Malaysian conflict over what God should be called. With Philippa Thomas.

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