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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              • FIFA officials "corrupted football"

                Wed, 27 May 15

                Duration:
                39 mins

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                7 days remaining

                A US investigation into football corruption results in the arrest of seven officials from the game's governing body, FIFA. The Queen unveils the laws the government plans to enact in the year ahead. And powerful testimony from the Syrian doctor turned humanitarian campaigner battling the collapse of his country's health system.

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              • 26 May 15: Iraqi forces and Shia militiamen begin operations close to the Iraqi city of Ramadi

                Tue, 26 May 15

                Duration:
                39 mins

                Available:
                6 days remaining

                raqi forces and Shia militiamen begin operations close to the Iraqi city of Ramadi. The Ukrainian village on the front-line of fighting. Do all MPs lie as one senior ex-MP claims? Latest from scene of tonight's Kabul terror attack Why did Labour lose votes to UKIP in Northern England? Trial starts of American journalist accused by Iran of spying. With Carolyn Quinn.

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              • EU reform talks/Return to Nepal

                Mon, 25 May 15

                Duration:
                39 mins

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                5 days remaining

                David Cameron has met the European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, to discuss renegotiating Britain's membership of the EU. We hear from the SNP Member of the Scottish Parliament who will NOT be allowed to vote in a referendum on membership. Why not? Because he's French. One month ago, Nepal was hit by a huge earthquake. Anu Anand was one of the first reporters to go into the country - she's gone back to find out how Nepal and its people are coping. Will the Government include plans to scrap the Human Rights Act in its schedule of legislation to be outlined in the Queen's Speech? Do we even need a Human Rights Act? Or is it a vital part of our legal system? A Danish radio presenter tells the World Tonight why he killed a rabbit live on air. He says it was to highlight hypocrisy in the animal rights debate.

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              • Rise in NHS deficits

                Fri, 22 May 15

                Duration:
                38 mins

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                The amount of overspending by NHS trusts in England has risen seven-fold since last year. The Royal College of Nursing tells us how the increased use of agency staff has contributed to the rise. After a week of advances by Islamic State, President Hollande has called for a new initiative to end Syria's Civil War; we'll be examining the options. And, as France makes food waste by supermarkets illegal, lively debate on whether Briitain should follow suit.

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              • Net migration highest for a decade

                Thu, 21 May 15

                Duration:
                38 mins

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                Net migration reaches the level for a decade - but can the Government do much to reduce it? More 100,000 refugees flea violence in Burundi. Ugandan pop singer faces 10 years in prison for raunchy pop video. Ireland prepares to vote in gay marriage referendum. Why do we celebrate the 'Dunkirk Spirit' when it was a retreat? With Ritula Shah.

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