Interviews, news and analysis of the days global events.


  • President Putin meets mothers of Russian soldiers fighting in Ukraine

    25/11/2022 Duração: 50min

    Russian President Vladimir Putin meets soldiers’ mothers and urges them to ignore what they see online; Also in the programme Kurdish militants in northern Syria threaten to release thousands of IS fighters if Turkey continues its attacks; And a rare signed manuscript by Charles Darwin goes up for auction. (Photo: President Putin with mothers of Russian soldiers. Credit: Reuters)

  • Ukraine war: Facing a harsh winter on the front line

    25/11/2022 Duração: 47min

    Ukraine's energy infrastructure has come under attack from Russia once again this week, leaving millions without power. As temperatures drop below freezing around the country, there are fears Moscow - struggling to win the war it started - is "weaponising winter". And nowhere is it clearer what that might look like than at the towns along the front line in the east. We have a report from the BBC's Abdujalil Abdurasulov in Avdiivka and speak to Doctors Without Borders about the challenges facing Ukraine's medics this coming winter. Also on the programme: scientists say they have made a breakthrough designing a vaccine against all 20 known types of flu; and the latest from the men's football World Cup in Qatar. (File picture: a police officer distributes water to local residents, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in the town of Krasnohorivka, in Donetsk region, Ukraine, November 17, 2022. REUTERS/Anna Kudriavtseva)

  • Former advisor to Aung San Suu Kyi tells Newshour about prison ordeal

    24/11/2022 Duração: 48min

    Myanmar has seen thousands arrested and sent to jail for opposing the military authorities. Last week, the generals announced they were granting pardons to about six thousand prisoners to mark Myanmar's national day. One man released after two years is Australian professor Sean Turnell, a former adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi – who was arrested in mid interview with the BBC . He tells us about his ordeal. Also in the programme: the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine speaks to us Russian attacks on the country’s infrastructure; and we hear about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan. (Photo: Sean Turnell. CREDIT: Sean Turnell)

  • Afghanistan: Humanitarian crisis worsens

    24/11/2022 Duração: 48min

    The BBC finds some desperate Afghans are giving their hungry children medicines to sedate them; others have sold their daughters and organs to survive. In the second winter since the Taliban took over, millions are a step away from famine. We hear a special report from the BBC's Yogita Limaye in Herat, and speak to the World Food Programme about the challenges facing aid organisations in the country. Also on the programme: China records its highest number of daily Covid cases since the pandemic began, despite stringent measures designed to eliminate the virus. And the story of an ancient gold coin which, according to new research, proves that a third century Roman emperor written out of history as a fictional character really did exist. (Photo: An area outside of Herat, Afghanistan. Credit: BBC)

  • Blackouts across Ukraine amid wave of Russian strikes

    23/11/2022 Duração: 48min

    A series of strikes has knocked out electricity supplies to large parts of Ukraine, including Lviv, Odessa and Kyiv. Russia has been targeting Ukraine's energy network for weeks, damaging almost half of it. Also on the programme: the Foreign Minister of the neighbouring country of Moldova says large parts of the country have also been left without electricity due to the strikes; and the British man who has been chosen to become the first disabled person to train as an astronaut. (Image: Rescuers work at the site of a maternity ward of a hospital destroyed by a Russian missile attack in Vilniansk, Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine on 23 November 2022. Credit: Reuters)

  • Missiles hit hospital and power supplies in Ukraine

    23/11/2022 Duração: 48min

    Almost exactly nine months since Russia invaded Ukraine, a newborn baby has been killed in a strike on a maternity hospital in the southern Zaporizhzhia region and large parts of Ukraine are facing energy shortages as Russian missiles rain down on the country. As explosions are heard in the capital Kyiv after an air raid alert was issued for the whole country, we hear what the UN is doing about the impact of the conflict and we also speak to Ukraine's deputy health minister. Also in the programme: There have been two bomb explosions at bus stops in Jerusalem as tensions continue to flare up between the Israeli military and Palestinian militants; and a special report from Somalia where an elite force is trying to take on al-Shabab militants. (Photo shows rescuers working at the site of a maternity ward of a hospital destroyed by a Russian missile attack in Vilniansk, Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine. Credit: Reuters)

  • Many school children among Indonesia quake dead

    22/11/2022 Duração: 48min

    Rescuers in Indonesia are working through a second night to try to find survivors trapped after an earthquake in West Java. Officials put the death toll at 268, many of them children, with 151 still missing and more than 1,000 injured. Also today: one of the great World Cup shocks- Saudi fans ecstatic as they beat one of the tournament giants, Argentina; and how Albania is trying to curb mass migration from its borders. (Photo: A damaged house is pictured after an earthquake in Cianjur, West Java province, Indonesia, November 22, 2022. Credit: Reuters/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana)

  • Indonesia continues search for quake victims

    22/11/2022 Duração: 49min

    Many of those killed and injured in a major earthquake on the Indonesian island of Java were children, rescuers say, as the death toll reaches 268. The 5.6 magnitude quake struck a mountainous region on Monday, causing landslides that buried entire villages near the West Java town of Cianjur. More than 1,000 people were wounded, officials say. Also in the programme: why six employees of Hong Kong's now-defunct pro-democracy newspaper, Apple Daily, have pleaded guilty to colluding with foreign forces; and there's shock in Buenos Aires as former world champions Argentina were beaten by Saudi Arabia at the football World Cup in Qatar. (Photo shows a man looking on at a collapsed building in Cianjur. Credit: BBC)

  • Iran's World Cup players refuse to sing national anthem

    21/11/2022 Duração: 48min

    The Iranian football team refuses to sing the national anthem at the World Cup in Qatar to show solidarity with protesters back home - but for some fans it's still not enough of a display of defiance. Meanwhile in the Kurdish region of Iran - we're told Revolutionary Guards are using weapons of war against protesters. Also today, what - if anything - can be done to regulate crypto currencies and protect mainstream financial systems? (Photo: Iran's Ali Karimi, Milad Mohammadi and Majid Hosseini line up during the national anthems before the match. Credit: Reuters/Marko Djurica)

  • Controversy on second day of football World Cup

    21/11/2022 Duração: 48min

    Several European teams at the World Cup in Qatar have scrapped plans to wear armbands in support of gay rights, over fears their players will be penalised. In a striking act of solidarity with protesters in Iran, the men’s national football team decided not to sing the national anthem in its opening World Cup game against England. Also in the programme: An earthquake has struck the main Indonesian island of Java, leaving at least 56 people dead and hundreds injured, local officials say; and after China announced its first Covid-related death in six months, how will its government respond? (Photo shows a One Love arm band. Credit: Laurent Gillieron/EPA)

  • COP27: worries over deal's ambition

    20/11/2022 Duração: 48min

    The COP27 climate conference concludes with several world leaders expressing concern that the final deal reached lacks ambition. Also in the programme: Ecuador victorious in World Cup opening match; and making wine the ancient way in Portugal. (Picture: UN Executive Secretary of Framework Convention on Climate Change Simon Stiell speaks at the closing plenary at the COP27 climate summit in Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, November 20, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

  • Cop27: Deal reached to help worst-hit by warming

    20/11/2022 Duração: 49min

    The UN climate summit has ended with a landmark deal for poorer countries, but disappointment over a lack of overall ambition in the final text. Negotiators in Egypt agreed to set up a fund to help the most vulnerable parts of the world deal with disasters caused by climate change. Also in the programme: World leaders and celebrities have been arriving in Qatar for the football World Cup, which begins later today; and NASA tells us that humans could be living on the moon within a decade. (Photo: Delegates applaud as COP27 President Sameh Shoukry delivers a statement during the closing plenary at the COP27 climate summit in Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, November 20, 2022. Credit: Reuters)

  • Ukraine’s power grid on the verge of collapse

    19/11/2022 Duração: 50min

    Ukraine's energy system is crippled after Russian attacks on the infrastructure. People are being urged to leave the country if possible, and if not, to strictly limit their energy consumption. Also on the programme, no deal is better than a bad deal says the EU negotiator at COP who is threatening to walk away from the table. And on the eve of football's World Cup, a rather unusual speech from the head of FIFA. (FILE PHOTO: Lviv city centre without electricity after critical civil infrastructure was hit by Russian missile attacks, Ukraine November 15, 2022. REUTERS/Vladyslav Musiienko/File Photo)

  • UN climate conference close to compensation deal

    19/11/2022 Duração: 48min

    The United States says it's working on proposals at the UN climate summit to help poorer nations meet the cost of global warming, but nothing has been officially signed yet. Also in the programme: FIFA president's hour-long monologue; and the great toaster inventor hoax. (Picture: An activist holds a sign at the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, 19 November 2022. Credit: SEDAT SUNA/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

  • President Zelensky says Ukraine hit by Russian 'energy terrorism'

    04/11/2022 Duração: 49min

    Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelensky has accused the Kremlin of resorting to "energy terrorism" as Russian troops make few gains on the battlefield. He said 4.5 million people were without power following Russian attacks on its energy network. The statement comes as Russia has carried out large-scale missile and drone attacks on Ukrainian power facilities in recent weeks. Also in the programme: As the German Chancellor visits Beijing, how should you talk to China? Ahead of the UN summit in Egypt, we'll take a look at a frigid atmosphere for climate activism in Egypt. (Photo: Apartment blocks without electricity due to scheduled power cuts that were introduced in Kyiv, following the destruction of Ukrainian power stations by Russian strikes. Credit: Oleg Petrasyuk/EPA)

  • US abortion clinics start to close after landmark ruling

    25/06/2022 Duração: 48min

    Activists say they will stage more protests against the US Supreme Court ruling that's removed the constitutional right to abortion. Also in the programme: Russia has launched a barrage of missiles at targets in the north and west of Ukraine; and police in Norway say they are treating shootings in and outside a gay bar in Oslo as a terrorist attack. (Photo: Some protesters gathered outside the home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Credit: Reuters)