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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  • Soldier killed in Canada shootings

    Wed, 22 Oct 14

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Available:
    7 days remaining

    A huge security operation is continuing in the Canadian capital, after a gunman kills a soldier then opens fire in the Parliament building. South Yorkshire Police have been accused of ignoring child sex abuse allegations in Sheffield, two months after the force was criticised for failing to protect children in Rotherham. The World Health Organisation says the countries worst affected by the Ebola outbreak still don't have enough treatment beds or firm offers of help. Also tonight, the legendary newspaper editor Ben Bradlee; in his own words.

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  • Child abuse inquiry: pressure on new head

    Tue, 21 Oct 14

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Available:
    6 days remaining

    The new head of the Government's child abuse inquiry Fiona Woolf is under pressure for her social connections. Peter Saunders of the National Association for People Abused in Childhood and Tim Loughton, Conservative MP discuss whether Fiona Woolf should resign. Andrew Hosken reports from Baghdad on the security situation there. Zandra Rhodes remembers the designer Oscar de la Renta who has died. The tragic story of the Liberian man who lost most of his family to ebola. Oscar Pistorious receives a 5 year sentence - but is it appropriate? Simon Jenkins and Rachel Jewkes discuss. Steve Rosenberg reports from Slaviansk in Ukraine where voters are preparing for elections. With Ritula Shah.

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  • Ebola: Nigeria clear of virus

    Mon, 20 Oct 14

    Duration:
    46 mins

    Available:
    5 days remaining

    Ebola: Dr Oliver Johnson describes the situation in Sierra Leone and Rajiv Shah of USAID tells us that other countries must do more to help. Sweden investigates underwater activity near Stockholm, suspecting a Russian submarine. Andrew Hosken reports. After the death of actress Lynda Bellingham, should doctors treat terminal diseases differently? Dr Henry Marsh gives us his take. National Crime Agency admits that most people who download images of child abuse won't be brought to justice. Former head of CEOP, Jim Gamble, gives us his take. Some Yazidis who fled from IS fighters in Northern Iraq made their way to Georgia - Reyhan Dmitri reports. The new detective agency that relies on satellite images from space - Ray Harris explains. With Ritula Shah.

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  • Bank of England says keep interest rates low for now

    Fri, 17 Oct 14

    Duration:
    39 mins

    Available:
    2 days remaining

    The Bank of England's Chief Economist says he's gloomier about the economy and warns that interest rates are likely to remain low for another year. But is the forward guidance helpful? Andrew Sentance and Michael Hughes discuss. The Nigerian government says it's reached a deal with the militant group, Boko Haram, for the release of 219 kidnapped schoolgirls. We speak to a brother whose sister is amongst those kidnapped. And the latest trend in French cuisine; le doggy bag. With Carolyn Quiinn.

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  • The World Tonight

    Thu, 16 Oct 14

    Duration:
    39 mins

    Available:
    1 day remaining

    David Cameron has said further curbs are needed on immigration from inside the EU, and added that he would have "one last go" at renegotiating Britain's relationship with Europe. His words have been taken by some as a sign he would campaign to leave the EU if he could not secure a deal. Jonathan Todd from the European Commission told us free movement of workers was a "fundamental principle", and that any treaty changes would have to be approved by every member parliament. Paul Moss reports from Turkey about the risks of risks re-igniting one of the world's longest-running conflicts - Kurdish separation. The winner of the Stirling prize for architecture. And - what you simply cannot say - and why. We reflect on a week of public faux pas...and ask how society should deal with highly contentious commentary. Social historian Juliet Gardiner and David Bowden, one of the organisers of the Battle of Ideas festival, discuss. With David Eades.

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