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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  • Hamas and Fatah declare end to rift

    Wed, 23 Apr 14

    Duration:
    39 mins

    Available:
    7 days remaining

    The Israeli government tells us why it won't negotiate if Hamas is involved Obama backs Japan in dispute with China Why the Sun love Shakespeare Natalia Antelava reports from Ukraine's border with Russia Nigerian Islamists try to recruit across borders Pakistani spies blamed for journalist shooting

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  • Ukraine resumes operations against pro-Russian forces.

    Tue, 22 Apr 14

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Available:
    6 days remaining

    As two bodies are discovered in eastern Ukraine, the acting president resumes operations against pro-Russians separatists. We hear from a US politician visiting Kiev. After the sacking of David Moyes, as the manager of Manchester United, we ask if football now puts business first. We hear why the rising violence in South Sudan has a chilling echo of Rwanda's genocide. Also, the writer Ariel Dorfman remembers his fiend Gabriel Garcia Marquez. With Ritula Shah.

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  • The American Vice-President Joe Biden visits Ukraine.

    Mon, 21 Apr 14

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Available:
    5 days remaining

    The American Vice-President, Joe Biden, is visiting Ukraine to offer support, amid rising tension between Kiev and Moscow. We hear a Russian view on why Moscow's influence on the separatist protesters in the east may be limited Syria is facing international criticism after calling a presidential election for June, in spite of the civil war. The National Union of Teachers has voted to stage more strikes in England and Wales.

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  • Dissident republican shot dead in Belfast

    Fri, 18 Apr 14

    Duration:
    39 mins

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    A prominent dissident republican has been shot dead in west Belfast. Tommy Crossan was once a senior figure in the Continuity IRA. The Sinn Fein Mayor of Belfast tells the World Tonight it is shameful that 'thugs and criminals' can bring death to the streets of the city. In eastern Ukraine, protestors are still occupying an administrative building in Donetsk. The citizens of the self-declared People's Republic of Donetsk insist they are not bound by Thursday's Geneva agreement. We hear from Ukraine's interim foreign minister, who is optimistic of a peaceful outcome. A museum exhibition in Amsterdam has embroiled the Dutch in a diplomatic tug-of-war between Moscow and Kiev. It features a treasure trove of ancient artefacts found in Crimea. It was loaned to the Dutch by Ukraine.... but now the Russians say the exhibits are theirs and should be returned to Moscow. And should Britain have entered the First World War? Our reporter Paul Moss hears two contrasting views.

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  • Russia, USA and the EU agree Ukraine deal

    Thu, 17 Apr 14

    Duration:
    39 mins

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    Not much was expected from the talks between Russia, Ukraine, the US and the EU in Geneva - but genuine compromise may have been reached. The task of monitoring the deal goes to Europe's Organisation for Security and Cooperation. Their Secretary General, Lamberto Zannier, talks to the World Tonight. Rob Ford, the Mayor of Toronto caught on film smoking crack cocaine and making threats to kill has launched his re-election campaign. We assess his chances. The Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, says the atmosphere at Prime Minister's Question Time is making some MPs, especially women, avoid the occasion altogether. We ask two women - one an MP, one a journalist - what they think. Our reporter, Andrew Hosken, reports from Gagauzia, a small autonomous region of Moldova which has been watching events in Ukraine with interest. And Mike Wooldridge reports from Kashmir, where Indians have been casting their ballots in the biggest day of voting in the country's general election.

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