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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  • Osborne pledges benefits freeze.

    Mon, 29 Sep 14

    Duration:
    39 mins

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    Osborne pledges a benefits freeze. The Chancellor, George Osborne, has pledged to freeze benefits for working age people for two years. We hear from Conservative MP Mark Garnier and Labour MP Chris Leslie. As the country battles ebola, Liberia's chief medical officer tells us why she has put herself into quarantine. Is crowd editing the future for publishing? Hector Macdonald and author Philip Pullman discuss. Hong Kong's pro democracy protests continue - we hear from a student organiser. David Loyn reports from Afghanistan on the new government. With Caroline Wyatt.

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  • MPs vote yes to airstrikes against Islamic State

    Fri, 26 Sep 14

    Duration:
    38 mins

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    MPs have voted, by a large majority, to send British warplanes to take part in air strikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq. The UKIP leader Nigel Farage has delivered his speech to the party's annual conference in Doncaster. His supporters say they're ready to take votes from all three main Westminster parties. Works by Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei on display in Britain - even though he can't leave his country.

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  • UK poised for Iraq strikes

    Thu, 25 Sep 14

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    39 mins

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    Parliament prepares to vote on military action. We debate what impact it will have. Scotland's pro-independence parties see membership boom. How to say sorry to the Queen. Unicef warns of Ebola race against time. We hear from Sierra Leoneans under curfew. New FBI study shows dramatic rise in mass shootings. With David Eades

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  • Parliament recalled over IS strikes

    Wed, 24 Sep 14

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    39 mins

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    The US and its Arab partners have launched more airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria this evening. At the UN, President Obama called on more countries to join the fight against the militant group. MPs will return to Westminster on Friday, when David Cameron will ask them to approve British air strikes against IS in Iraq. We hear from the MP and former diplomat Rory Stewart. India celebrates a low budget space triumph As Labour promises to inject more money into the NHS and bring health and social care together, we hear from the 91-year-old who stole the show. And we remember the life of early music pioneer Christopher Hogwood.

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  • Airstrikes against IS in Syria

    Tue, 23 Sep 14

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    38 mins

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    Pentagon spokesman Admiral John Kirby tells us that the mission against IS in Iraq and Syria could last years. Julian Barnes-Dacey discusses the coalition fighting alongside the US. Carolyn Quinn reports from the Labour Party conference on Ed Miliband's last leader's speech before the election. World leaders gather in New York for a climate change summit but what will they achieve? We have a special report from David Eades in Samoa and we hear from the UN's climate chief Christina Figueres. With Ritula Shah.

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