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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  • Scotland decides: last days of campaigning

    Tue, 16 Sep 14

    Duration:
    39 mins

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    7 days remaining

    As the three main party leaders pledge to keep funding Scotland with the Barnett formula, the architect of the formula - Lord Barnett - tells us he thinks it should be scrapped. President Obama says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is a threat to global security. We hear from a doctor in Sierra Leone and from the UN's Valerie Amos. Paul Adams reports from the city of Luhansk in Ukraine after months of fighting. Have journalists covering the Scottish independence referendum been threatened? The NUJ's Paul Holleran gives us his view. With David Eades.

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  • The World Tonight with Bridget Kendall

    Mon, 15 Sep 14

    Duration:
    39 mins

    Available:
    6 days remaining

    The Prime Minister has made an emotional appeal to the Scottish people not to leave the United Kingdom. While in London, supporters of the Union have been holding a rally in Trafalgar Square. Also: - in Paris, the foreign ministers of thirty countries have pledged to help Iraq in its fight against Islamic State militants. But how easy is it to build a coalition involving countries from the Middle East? We'll be getting views from Qatar and Ankara. Plus: the world of computer games: we find out why fans are so worried about the sale of Minecraft to Microsoft.

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  • DUP co-founder Ian Paisley dies

    Fri, 12 Sep 14

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Available:
    3 days remaining

    Reflection tonight on the different voices of Dr Ian Paisley, who has died at the age of 88. Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond welcomes the latest opinion poll on Scottish Independence. And a special report from the front line in Iraq. With David Eades.

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  • Pistorius 'not guilty' of murder

    Thu, 11 Sep 14

    Duration:
    38 mins

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    2 days remaining

    The trial of Oscar Pistorius is drawing to a close in South Africa, but what might its lasting impact be on the country? Robin Brant reports from Clacton, which is set to choose its parliamentary candidate for the 9th October by-election. And as the Scottish referendum looms ever closer, we hear reaction to today's leak of financial data from the Treasury.

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  • Scottish referendum debate

    Wed, 10 Sep 14

    Duration:
    39 mins

    Available:
    1 day remaining

    A special edition of The World Tonight with Ritula Shah from Glasgow University. With just over a week to go until the Scottish referendum on independence, tonight's programme has been recorded at Glasgow University, in front of an audience of around 100 potential voters. We discuss the future of Scotland and the Union with Lesley Riddoch, Pat Kane, Alex Massie and Ruth McKay and we also have performances from the Scottish poet laureate Liz Lochead and the folk singer Emily Smith.

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