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BBC World Service : About

Airs weekdays at 2AM and 9AM on 93.9 FM and 2AM on AM 820; Airs Saturday and Sunday at 12AM on 93.9 FM, Saturday at 11PM on AM820 and Sunday at 12AM on AM820

The world’s largest and oldest public broadcaster delivers on-the-ground reporting and in-depth analysis from every corner of the globe.

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Latest Stories from BBC World Service

Last updated: Sunday, February 01 2015 05:00 PM

GlobalNews: 01 Feb 15 AM: Egypt frees Peter Greste

Sunday, February 01 2015 03:46 PM

Jordan vows to free hostage / Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri / New Arabic TV station / Djokovic wins Australian Open...

GlobalNews:31 January 2014 Mass protest in Spain/ Pakistan funerals

Saturday, January 31 2015 01:46 PM

Anti-austerity protest in Spanish capital attracts tens of thousands/ Pakistan buries victims of Friday's attack on Shia mosque...

GlobalNews: 30 Jan 15 PM Parole for S. African death-squad leader

Friday, January 30 2015 04:48 PM

Why China fears Western influence on its campuses / Remembering Winston Churchill / Families in Kinshasa spend fortunes on elaborate funerals...

GlobalNews: 30 Jan 15 AM 25 killed in Sinai attacks

Friday, January 30 2015 12:15 AM

Explosion at Mexico City maternity hospital / Libya's economic crisis / Body clocks and sporting success...

GlobalNews: 29 Jan 15 PM Flight MH370's disappearance "an accident"

Thursday, January 29 2015 04:12 PM

Has IS released new audio of captive journalist ? / How religion divides Nigerians / Has former Beijing official had contact with Dalai Llama ? / Photographer who recorded a woman's epic trek across Australia...

GlobalNews: 29 Jan 15 AM Will Jordan get pilot back?

Thursday, January 29 2015 12:53 AM

Cuba urges Obama over US embargo / Is the Ebola virus changing? / Turkey's first gay icon on show...

GlobalNews: 28 Jan 15 PM Jordan willing to exchange Islamist for pilot

Wednesday, January 28 2015 04:20 PM

Hezbollah attacks Israeli army convoy / Libya gripped by deepening violence / New book delivers stark warning about IS / What happens when you give your child a strange name ?...

GlobalNews: 28 Jan 15 AM Auschwitz survivors 70 years on

Wednesday, January 28 2015 12:33 AM

300 child soldiers freed in South Sudan / From refugee camp to Carnegie Hall / Did US over-react over blizzard warning ?...

GlobalNews: 27 Jan 15 PM Inquiry into Litvinenko's murder

Tuesday, January 27 2015 03:50 PM

Auschwitz survivors remember the "Angel of Death" / Hunt for mass-grave of Burundi rebels / Algeria starts building controversial new mosque...

GlobalNews: 27 Jan 15 AM Europe reaction to Greek govt

Monday, January 26 2015 11:57 PM

Kurdish forces retake Kobane from IS / Cyclist Lance Armstrong would still cheat if he had his time over again / Microchip your kids to keep them safe....

GlobalNews: 26 Jan 15 PM What policies will Greece now follow ?

Monday, January 26 2015 04:18 PM

BBC reporter goes to Auschwitz on trail of her grandfather / Who are the modern mercenaries ? / The most common mistakes men make on a first date....

GlobalNews: 26 Jan 15 AM Syriza wins Greek election

Sunday, January 25 2015 11:03 PM

Curfew in Nigerian city after attack by Boko Haram / 18 people killed in Egypt protests / How a British singer makes music in the name of art...

GlobalNews: 25 Jan 15 SUN Greeks vote in general election

Sunday, January 25 2015 02:55 PM

Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri / Nasa mission to Pluto / Japan confirms hostage death / Honouring Debbie Reynolds...

GlobalNews: 24 Jan 15 SAT Ukrainian city of Mariupol attacked

Saturday, January 24 2015 03:32 PM

Kiev:'Many casualties as rebels shell eastern Ukraine' / Yemenis protest against Houthi militias / Fake babies in movies...

GlobalNews: 23 Jan 15 PM Reaction to death of Saudi King

Friday, January 23 2015 05:10 PM

What policies will King Abdullah's successor follow ? / Is Russian government killing its opponents abroad ? / Yemen's president and government resign / Kenyan 90 year-old enrols at primary school...

GlobalNews: 23 Jan 15 AM Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies

Thursday, January 22 2015 10:53 PM

Austerity's influence on Greek election / Comet shows off its 'goosebumps'....

GlobalNews: 22 Jan 15 PM Setback for Ukraine army at Donetsk airport

Thursday, January 22 2015 04:43 PM

London conference on tackling Islamic State / Advice from Bill and Melinda Gates to the super-rich / Educating teenagers about dangers of porn...

GlobalNews: 22 Jan 15 AM German protest leader quits in 'Hitler' row

Wednesday, January 21 2015 11:21 PM

Landmark US-Cuba talks / Fight to save the world's last five Northern White rhinos....

GlobalNews: 21 Jan 15 PM: Obama's State of the Union address

Wednesday, January 21 2015 03:53 PM

Confident Obama says union is strong / More fighting in eastern Ukraine / France announces new security measures...

GlobalNews: 21 Jan 15 AM Yemen rebel leader makes tv speech

Wednesday, January 21 2015 01:19 AM

Yemen rebel leader speech / France honours hero / Indian Tiger count rises....

GlobalNews: 20 Jan 15 PM Japan's PM condemns IS over hostages

Tuesday, January 20 2015 04:42 PM

Diary of life inside Guantanamo Bay / Has China's dramatic economic growth ended ? / Life in hiding for journalist who wrote about Naples mafia...

GlobalNews: 20 Jan 15 AM Papal parenting appeal

Tuesday, January 20 2015 01:49 AM

Pope Francis supports Catholic family size limit / Boko Haram survivor tales / Controversial Argentine prosecutor death verdict / Novelists turned songwriters...

GlobalNews: 19 Jan 15 PM Fierce fighting in Yemeni capital

Monday, January 19 2015 04:32 PM

EU foreign ministers discuss Islamist threat / Leading Argentian prosecutor found dead / Why do 1% of global population hold enormous wealth ?...

GlobalNews: 19 Jan 15 AM Israeli strike kills Hezbollah operatives in Syria

Monday, January 19 2015 12:45 AM

Boko Haram kidnaps dozens in Cameroon cross-border raid / What is "Islamism" ? /The artist who only paints when he's sleepwalking...

GlobalNews: 18 Jan 15 SUN Millions see Pope in Manila

Sunday, January 18 2015 04:35 PM

Has Donetsk Airport in Ukraine been taken back from rebels? / Dating Iranian style / Belgium's euthanasia law under scrutiny....

GlobalNews: 17 Jan 15 SAT Troops on Belgian streets

Saturday, January 17 2015 02:58 PM

Islamist threat puts troops on patrol in Belgium / Diversity row over this year's Oscar nominations / Dolphins now critically endangered in Burma...

GlobalNews: 16 Jan 15 PM Kerry pledges US solidarity with France

Friday, January 16 2015 04:03 PM

Anti-terror raids in several European countries / Centres in Sierra Leone treating "ebola orphans" / Mystery of Beagle 2 space-probe is solved / Is China changing its foreign policy ?...

GlobalNews: 16 Jan 15 AM Belgium anti-terror raid

Thursday, January 15 2015 11:21 PM

US loosens travel restrictions to Cuba / Oscar nominations announced / Google Glass is shelved / English Historical Thesaurus...

GlobalNews: 15 Jan 15 PM French President reaches out to Muslims

Thursday, January 15 2015 05:06 PM

Why have Turkish-Israeli relations soured ? / Images of how Boko Haram destroyed Nigerian town / Life in Guantanamo Bay...

GlobalNews: 15 Jan 15 AM Washington attack foiled

Thursday, January 15 2015 06:36 AM

Turkey blocks websites showing Charlie Hebdo cover / US climbers make history / Why was Saudi blogger sentenced to a thousand lashes?...

GlobalNews: 14 Jan 15 PM Huge demand for new "Charlie Hebdo" edition

Wednesday, January 14 2015 05:18 PM

Al-Qa'eda in Yemen says it carried out attack on Charlie Hebdo / Is anti-semitism rife in UK ? / How cleaning-ladies became symbol of a nation in crisis...

GlobalNews: 14 Jan 15 AM France "war" on terrorism

Wednesday, January 14 2015 12:57 AM

Should journalists reprint Charlie Hebdo cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed? / IS video shows boy murdering Russian hostages / The Welsh children who live by the Julian calendar...

GlobalNews: 13 Jan 15 PM Funerals for victims of Paris attacks

Tuesday, January 13 2015 04:20 PM

"Charlie Hebdo" publishes first new edition after killings / Why it's hard to find the truth about Boko Haram / Pope Francis urges reconciliation in Sri Lanka / What is "blind auditioning" - and does it work ?...

GlobalNews: 13 Jan 15 AM US Centcom social media hacked

Tuesday, January 13 2015 12:48 AM

'Cybercaliphate' group hacks US military online sites / anti-Islam protest goes ahead in Dresden / Footballer of the Year announced...

GlobalNews: 12 Jan 15 PM French Jews' fears after Paris killings

Monday, January 12 2015 05:08 PM

Egyptian court acquits 26 men in "debauchery" case / Classes resume at Peshawar school where massacre occurred / Solving Charles Dickens' final mystery / Smoking and drinking with women of Havana...

GlobalNews: 12 Jan 15 AM Millions rally for French unity

Sunday, January 11 2015 09:38 PM

France sees biggest rally in its history / Female suicide bombers strike in Nigeria / "La Dolce Vita" star Anita Ekberg dies at 83...

GlobalNews: 11 Jan 15 SUN Unity march in Paris

Sunday, January 11 2015 03:46 PM

Hundreds of thousands march in Paris / Coulibaly video appears online / Sierra Leone district declared ebola-free...

GlobalNews: 10 Jan 15 SAT France remains on high alert

Saturday, January 10 2015 03:43 PM

French hunt for gunmen's accomplices / '10 year-old' Nigerian suicide bomber / Hong Kong's richest man speaks on election...

GlobalNews: 09 Jan 15 PM French police storm hostage sites

Friday, January 09 2015 04:36 PM

3 hostage-takers reported killed in Paris and Dammartin / Why did Rajapakse lose Sri Lankan elections ? / Dozens killed by Boko Haram / The rise of podcasts in the US...

GlobalNews: 09 Jan 15 AM Hunt continues for Charlie Hebdo killers

Friday, January 09 2015 12:17 AM

Former lawyer of Charlie Hebdo suspect speaks / Up to 10,000 flee Boko Haram attack in Nigeria / Cycling from India to Senegal...

GlobalNews: 08 Jan 15 PM French manhunt for missing gunmen

Thursday, January 08 2015 04:02 PM

French Muslims' response to Paris massacre / Key issues in Sri Lankan elections / Extreme heat drives outback Australians underground / Swedish retirement home for gays and lesbians...

GlobalNews: 08 Jan 15 AM France day of mourning

Thursday, January 08 2015 02:25 AM

French police hunt Charlie Hebdo killers / Thousands show support for 12 dead / Cartoonists around world express solidarity....

GlobalNews: 07 Jan 15 PM Gunmen kill 12 in central Paris

Wednesday, January 07 2015 03:12 PM

3 gunmen on the loose after assault on French magazine office / At least 30 killed in Yemen bombing / The Sierra Leoneans who collect bodies of ebola victims...

GlobalNews: 07 Jan 15 AM Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal

Wednesday, January 07 2015 12:46 AM

Boehner survives US House rebellion / Female suicide bomber hits Istanbul / 'Alien Earth' among eight new planets....

GlobalNews: 06 Jan 15 PM Pakistan military courts to try terrorist suspects

Tuesday, January 06 2015 04:16 PM

Continuing turmoil on global markets / Kurdish fighters battle to expel IS from Sinjar / Blatter facing FIFA leadership challenge / What's new in the world of technology ?...

GlobalNews: 06 Jan 15 AM Guatemala genocide trial

Tuesday, January 06 2015 12:43 AM

Rival German rallies over Islam / Boston marathon bomber trial / US charges over Gambia 'coup plot'...

GlobalNews: 05 Jan 15 PM Lebanon's new rules for Syrian refugees

Monday, January 05 2015 04:31 PM

Bangladeshi opposition leader attacks government / Why a publisher omitted Israel from new atlas / Jamaicans uncover complex family histories...

GlobalNews: 05 Jan 15 AM Australian bushfires rage on

Sunday, January 04 2015 11:31 PM

48 hours to tackle Adelaide fires / Police snub NYC mayor at second funeral / 26 men await verdict in Cairo "debauchery" trial...

GlobalNews: 04 Jan 15 SUN Boko Haram seizes Nigerian army base

Sunday, January 04 2015 02:46 PM

North Korea attacks 'hostile' US sanctions / Pope Francis names twenty new cardinals / Reviving the Afghan musical soul....

GlobalNews: 03 Jan 15 SAT AirAsia plane parts found

Saturday, January 03 2015 10:58 AM

Top US lawyer challenges sex abuse allegations against Prince Andrew / Clowns protect the children of South Lebanon...