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.
Tue, 21 May 13
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Apple boss Tim Cook defends his company's tax record and tells a US Senate committee his company is not stashing money away on a Caribbean island. Search for US tornado survivors. And how studying ants can help us search for people trapped under the rubble.
Mon, 20 May 13
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Gay marriage: Parliament decides; deadly bomb blasts across Iraq; Tibetan refugees in Nepal; Burma President meets Obama
Fri, 17 May 13
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The United Nations has warned that the refugee crisis in Syria is escalating rapidly, with one and a half million people officially displaced. But there could be an international conference on the situation in Syria under way within weeks. The Nigerian military is pressing on with air raids and ground assaults across three states in the north east of the country - claiming to have killed dozens of Islamist militants. Plus Ukraine and the EU - where next for both?
Thu, 16 May 13
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Hodge "evil" claim; Hospital campaigner "death threats"; IPL match fixing allegations
Wed, 15 May 13
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Over a hundred Conservative MPs have "expressed regret" at the Government's failure to include legislation on an EU referendum in the Queen's Speech; The outgoing governor of the Bank of England, Sir Mervyn King has predicted a modest and sustained recovery for the British economy.
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