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WHO: More than 70 countries could run out of HIV medicine

A third of those taking anti-retroviral drugs could experience shortages due to Covid-19. Also: UN report on animal-to-human diseases, and is group singing bad for your health?

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  • Opener2

    • Opener2

      This is the Global News Podcast from the * BBC World Service (Fade up bed from * and keep under intro and heads) I'm JJ and in the early hours of Tuesday the seventh of July, these are our main stories: A warning from the World Health Organization - that more than seventy countries are at risk of running out of medicines for AIDS patients because of the coronavirus pandemic. UN experts say that diseases that jump from other animals to humans will continue to increase if human behaviour doesn't change. (Fade up bed from end of headlines and keep under rest of opening) Also in this podcast: For the first time Britian imposes independent sanctions against those it considers guilty of corruption and abuse. And.... A Russian official accuses an icecream maker of promoting homosexuality by selling a rainbow coloured product: (TRAIL TWO OR THREE OTHER ITEMS) (Fade up tag just before end of last item and play to end)

      Duration: 03:22

  • WHO COVID AIDS-NR 23 2way rot 11916

    • WHO COVID AIDS-NR 23 2way rot 11916

      The start of the international AIDS conference has been overshadowed by another disease - the coronavirus. There had been hopes that the meeting would be discussing the progress that's been made in treating patients with HIV. But instead the virtual conference of thousands of HIV specialists and patients are discussing the worrying results of a survey by the World Health Organisation. It found that seventy-three countries are now at risk of running out of medicines needed to treat AIDS patients because of the disruption caused by Covid-nineteen lockdowns. Winnie Byanyima is the executive director of the UN agency, UNAIDS. She told the conference that the coronavirus was threatening to blow all of its work off track: The Washington Post's health reporter, Lenny Bernstein, is covering the story: Lenny Bernstein

      Duration: 02:51

  • ZOONOTICS-bulls 21 I Foulkes

    • ZOONOTICS-bulls 21 I Foulkes

      The UN is warning that zoonotic diseases – those that jump from animals to humans – are on the rise. A new report says the threat will continue to increase without concerted action. Here's the BBC's Imogen Foulkes: Imogen Foulkes

      Duration: 00:50

  • UK SANCTIONS- (2)J MARCUS

    • UK SANCTIONS- (2)J MARCUS

      Britain has often denounced human rights abuses - but it's often been a joint enterprise with allies or the UN. Now after its departure from the European Union, the UK has announced it's imposed sanctions on dozens of foreign nationals independently of any other country. This was the British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab speaking in Parliament on Monday: Our Defence and Diplomatic correspondent, Joanathan Marcus, told me more about these new sanctions: Joanathan Marcus.

      Duration: 02:55

  • ZIMBABWE ECONOMY

    • ZIMBABWE ECONOMY

      Police in Zimbabwe have arrested about a dozen nurses during a protest outside a hospital in the capital, Harare. Health workers are holding demonstrations to demand that they are paid in US dollars because inflation of almost eight-hundred percent is eroding their salaries. The coronavirus lockdown put in place to slow the spread of the disease has accelerated political tensions and deepened Zimbabwe's economic crisis. Shingai Nyoka reports from Harare: Shingai Nyoka

      Duration: 03:50

  • THE CORONAS-Siobhan Leahy TIMED LONG (short - 25)

    • THE CORONAS-Siobhan Leahy TIMED LONG (short - 25)

      While in many countries restaurants, bars and cinemas are reopening -- the music industry is still suffering. With many concerts, gigs and music festivals called off because of the Covid-nineteen pandemic -- the livelihoods of thosuands of musicians and other self-employed workers are at risk. But one group has an extra problem to contend with... the Irish rock band 'The Coronas'Siobhan Leahy reports:

      Duration: 03:44

  • Midway

    • Midway

      (Start on last word * on previous script and hold under the following) (TRAIL TO ANOTHER PODCAST AND TO ONE MORE ITEM COMING UP IN THIS PODCAST) You're listening to the Global News Podcast on the BBC World Service. Still to come..... The value of singing in church choirs in the pandemic.... But what is the scientific basis for saying it's dangerous? (Start tag at last two words of script)

      Duration: 02:44

  • RUSSIA GAY-NR 19 CLIP+2WAY

    • RUSSIA GAY-NR 19 CLIP+2WAY

      A Russian official has whipped up a social media storm by claiming that a rainbow coloured ice cream promotes homosexuality. The head of Russia’s official Union of Women, said in using rainbow colours the company that made the ice cream was creating gay propaganda. She made the startling allegation in a video conference with President Vladimir Putin: I asked Vitaliy Shevchenko from BBC Monitoring how President Putin had responded to this claim:Vitaliy Shevchenko

      Duration: 03:01

  • US GHISLANE-20 bulls

    • US GHISLANE-20 bulls

      The US authorities have transferred Ghislaine Maxwell, a close associate of the convicted paedophile, Jeffrey Epstein, to a prison in New York. Ghislaine Maxwell has previously denied any involvement in or knowledge of Mr Epstein's alleged sexual misconduct. Nada Tawfik reports:

      Duration: 00:51

  • ISRAEL PALS COVID-Seb Usher 2w 19 NR

    • ISRAEL PALS COVID-Seb Usher 2w 19 NR

      In Israel, bars, clubs, public halls and gyms have been ordered to close their doors once again -- after a sharp rise in coronavirus infections. Synagogues are also being limited to a maximum of nineteen people inside at any one time. The prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the situation was so serious a full lockdown could be imposed again. The average number of cases is around a thousand a day - after sinking to double figures in May.Our Arab Affairs Editor Sebastian Usher told me what may have caused cases to rise again:Sebastian Usher

      Duration: 03:11

  • Ender

    • Ender

      (Start on last word * on previous script and hold under the following)And that's all from us for now - but there will be an updated version of the Global News podcast later.If you want to comment on this podcast - or the topics covered in it - you can send us an email - the address is globalpodcast@bbc.co.uk. I'm Jannat Jalil . Until next time, * goodbye.(tuck Sting under at *)

      Duration: 02:41

  • GUERIN Libya

    • GUERIN Libya

      To Libya now - and the BBC has had rare access to the country, just weeks after the internationally recognised authority, the government of national accord, or GNA, claimed full control over the capital Tripoli.It repulsed an offensive by the renegade general, Khalifa Haftar, thanks to extensive support from Turkey.The conflict in Libya is increasingly a regional proxy war, with Turkey and the gulf state of Qatar,supporting the UN backed government. France, Egypt and Russia support General Khaftar – who still controls Libya’s main oil fields.From Tripoli, Orla Guerin reports. That report by Orla Guerin

      Duration: 04:28

  • CORONAS-

    • CORONAS-

      While many countries around the world are reopening their restaurants, bars and cinema -- the music industry continues to suffer due to the coronavirus pandemic. Venues are threatened, concerts have been cancelled, and artists' release schedules scuppered.But one band have an extra problem to contend with.... Irish rock band 'The Coronas' feel they may never get rid of the impact of COVID-19...Siobhan Leahy reports:

      Duration: 00:22

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