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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  • Ebola: Nigeria clear of virus

    Mon, 20 Oct 14

    Duration:
    46 mins

    Available:
    7 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:
    4 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:
    3 days 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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  • Ebola outbreak

    Wed, 15 Oct 14

    Duration:
    39 mins

    Available:
    2 days remaining

    US officials are trying to track down airline passengers who shared a flight with an American nurse who has tested positive for ebola. The Welfare Reform minister Lord Freud has apologised after a recording emerged in which he said some disabled people were not worth the minimum wage. Will he resign? Two of America's biggest technology firms are offering to pay for their female employees to have their eggs frozen.

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  • Devolution: what's being promised?

    Tue, 14 Oct 14

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Available:
    1 day remaining

    MPs debate devolution after the Scottish referendum. We hear from Labour's shadow justice secretary, Sadiq Khan and from Scotland's only Conservative MP, David Mundell. Why are oil prices falling? Analyst Steve Levine explains. China and its corruption crackdown. Celia Hatton reports on the experience of one whistleblower. New evidence of how Yazidi women were treated by IS fighters in Northern Iraq. The new booker prize winner Richard Flanagan tells us about his book, 'The Narrow Road to the Deep North'. Shilpa Kannan reports from Delhi on efforts to increase access to bank accounts. With Ritula Shah.

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