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Latest radio news bulletins in English from Radio France International, BBC World Service & Sky News Radio:

  • Mass protest against Hong Kong extradition bill
    by BBC World Service on 16 June 2019 at 13:10

    Hundreds of thousands of people have marched through the streets of Hong Kong to call for an end to a proposed government bill and the resignation of its leader Carrie Lam. Although the government has suspended the bill, protesters are calling for it to be scrapped completely. Also on the programme: With growing calls for the impeachment of President Donald Trump from Democrats in the United States - we look back an iconic moment in American political history. And we hear about the launch of a new universal national service in France. (Photo: Protesters hold banners and shout slogans as they march on a street on June 16, 2019 in Hong Kong China. Credit: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images) […]

  • Hong Kong suspends extradition bill
    by BBC World Service on 15 June 2019 at 23:29

    Protest leaders say that's not enough and will press ahead with a rally on Sunday. Also, Notre Dame Cathedral holds its first mass since the fire, and Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96. […]

  • Did Iran attack oil tankers in the Gulf?
    by BBC World Service on 15 June 2019 at 21:34

    Was Iran really responsible for the attacks on tankers in the Gulf? We speak to a former American intelligence officer who tells us at least three other countries have the capacity to mount such an attack. Also on the programme: Protesters in Hong Kong say they will stay on the streets until the proposed extradition law is ditched. And we speak to the son of Italian theatre and film director Franco Zeffirelli, who has died aged 96. (Photo: An oil tanker after it was attacked at the Gulf of Oman. Credit: Reuters) […]

  • Hong Kong suspends extradition bill
    by BBC World Service on 15 June 2019 at 13:13

    Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam suspends a controversial extradition bill after mass protests. She expressed "deep sorrow" for deficiencies in her work. Also in the programme: the head of maritime security at the largest worldwide shipowners association tells us some companies have already decided it is too risky to send vessels through the Strait of Hormuz. And a century on from the first transatlantic flight, what might air travel be like a hundred years from now? (Photo: Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a press conference at the government headquarters in Hong Kong. Credit: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images) […]

  • Hong Kong revolts against extradition bill
    by BBC World Service on 15 June 2019 at 08:30

    Huge crowds protested against plans to allow suspects to be sent to mainland China. And both police and protesters have been more prepared to use violence than in the past. Also in this programme: new protesters for a new president in Kazakhstan; an astonishing U-turn in Russia; a boost for gay rights in Botswana; and the awful splits at the heart of the Sri Lankan government. (Picture: Protesters march through Hong Kong. Credit: Getty) […]

  • Trump dismisses Iran tanker attack denials
    by BBC World Service on 14 June 2019 at 23:26

    The president cites footage the US says shows Iranian forces taking a mine off one of the ships. Also: World Health Organization says the deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is 'not a global threat', and Leonard Cohen's love letters fetch nearly nine hundred thousand dollars. […]

  • EU will give ground says UK leadership front-runner
    by BBC World Service on 14 June 2019 at 21:19

    Boris Johnson, the current front-runner to be Britain's next prime minister, says threatening the European Union with no deal would force it to renegotiate the Brexit agreement. We speak to Belgian MEP Philippe Lamberts who says that believing that will not make it happen. Also on the programme: The Tanzanian government has said it will impose a tax on wig imports, we speak to an importer who says it will hit her business hard. And Swiss women go on strike in calls for equality. (Photo: UK politician Boris Johnson. Credit: Reuters) […]

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    by RFI on 14 June 2019 at 14:48

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  • US claims video implicates Iran in Gulf attack
    by BBC World Service on 14 June 2019 at 14:24

    The US military releases a video it claims shows Iran's Revolutionary Guards removing a mine from one of the oil tankers attacked yesterday. But is it conclusive proof of Tehran's culpability? Also in the programme: As Sudan’s Transitional Military Council now admits it ordered the break-up of a pro-democracy camp in Khartoum last week, we speak to the British ambassador about being summoned by the Sudanese authorities, and whether the opposition "behave like kids" as a senior member of the Sudanese military claims. And thousands of Swiss women are protesting - by withholding their labour - against what they say are Switzerland's antiquated laws on, and attitudes towards sex equality. (Photo: A grab taken from a video released by the US Central Command reportedly shows an Iranian navy patrol boat in the Gulf of Oman approaching the Japanese operated methanol tanker Kokuka Courageous and removing an unexploded mine. Photo: US Central Command/AFP/Getty Images) […]

  • Trump accuses Iran of most recent attacks on oil tankers
    by BBC World Service on 14 June 2019 at 14:10

    It shows Iranian forces in a small boat taking an unexploded, magnetic mine off the hull of one of the ships after the attacks. The Iranians deny any involvement in the attacks. Doctors across India have stopped work to demand better protection from violence. And women across Switzerland hold a day of demonstrations against what they say is the country's unacceptably slow pace to equality. […]

  • US blames Iran for attacks on oil tankers
    by BBC World Service on 13 June 2019 at 23:28

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States had made its assessment based on intelligence about the type of weapons used in the attacks in the Gulf of Oman. Also: Uganda has sent the family of two people who died of Ebola back into eastern Congo, and zebra stripes work as an elaborate cooling system. […]

  • US accuses of Iran of Oman ship attack
    by BBC World Service on 13 June 2019 at 21:14

    The United States has accused Iran of carrying out attacks on two tankers on an important shipping route for oil exports in the Gulf of Oman. Also in the programme: A second person dies from Ebola in Uganda and the race to become UK prime minister. (Picture: An oil tanker which was attacked in the Gulf of Oman. Credit: Reuters) […]

  • Crews rescued after Gulf of Oman tanker blasts
    by BBC World Service on 13 June 2019 at 14:21

    The cause of the blasts in one of the world's busiest oil routes is unclear and both vessels are still afloat. It comes a month after four oil tankers were attacked off the UAE. In Uganda health authorities are on heightened alert after a second person dies from Ebola. And archaeologists in China have uncovered the earliest known evidence of cannabis use. […]

  • Explosions hit two tankers in Gulf of Oman
    by BBC World Service on 13 June 2019 at 14:15

    Two oil tankers have been damaged in suspected attacks by unknown perpetrators in the Gulf of Oman. A fire broke out on board at least one ship and crew members have been taken off both vessels Also in the programme: Ebola in Uganda and Australia's biggest coal mine gets go-ahead. (Picture: An oil tanker is seen after it was attacked at the Gulf of Oman. credit: Reuters) […]

  • Hong Kong leader criticises 'organised riots'
    by BBC World Service on 12 June 2019 at 23:49

    Carrie Lam is backing a controversial bill which has provoked a wave of protest in Hong Kong. Also: US to send 1,000 troops to Poland, and the cyclist Chris Froome is out of the Tour de France after fracturing his femur in a high-speed crash. […]

  • Hong Kong leader criticises 'organised riots'
    by BBC World Service on 12 June 2019 at 21:03

    Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam criticised protests against a proposed bill that would allow extradition to China, calling them "organised riots". Also in the programme: Newshour's James Coomarasamy reports from Kosovo 20 years after Nato's intervention. Also: the current outbreak of Ebola has spread beyond the Democratic Republic of Congo. Picture: Protesters run away from teargas during a protest on June 12, 2019 in Hong Kong China. Credit: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images. […]

  • Hong Kong: police fire rubber bullets and tear gas at demonstrators
    by BBC World Service on 12 June 2019 at 15:35

    The protesters are angry at a law that would allow extradition to mainland China. Also: President Trump and former vice-president Joe Biden trade insults at separate rallies in Iowa, and can fish feel emotion? […]

  • Could Iran-Japan talks lead to a Trump summit?
    by BBC World Service on 12 June 2019 at 14:32

    Japanese PM Shinzo Abe heads to Tehran to discuss sanctions and tensions with the West. We explore the long-standing relationship between the two countries. Also in the programme: James Coomarasamy reports from Kosovo 20 years after Nato's intervention; police in Hong Kong fire tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters concerned about the influence of Beijing; and just how many Democratic presidential candidates is too many Democratic presidential candidates? Picture: A protest in Iran. Credit: Reuters. […]

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    by RFI on 12 June 2019 at 14:05

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  • Accused Russian reporter is freed after outcry
    by BBC World Service on 11 June 2019 at 23:37

    Drug charges against the investigative journalist Ivan Golunov are dropped after newspapers unite in defence. Also: Sudan talks 'to resume soon' as strikes halted, and Queen Elizabeth's former Malta home Villa Guardamangia is up for sale. […]

  • 11/06/2019 GMT
    by BBC World Service on 11 June 2019 at 21:07

    Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events. […]

  • Botswana decriminalises homosexuality in landmark ruling
    by BBC World Service on 11 June 2019 at 15:13

    Botswana's High Court rejects laws that impose jail-sentences for same-sex relationships. Activists welcome the decision as a significant step forward for gay rights on the African continent. Also, controversial Pakistani politician Altaf Hussain is arrested in UK, and the US national women's football team demand to be paid the same as men. […]

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    by RFI on 11 June 2019 at 14:50

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  • Oxfam criticised over Haiti sex claims
    by BBC World Service on 11 June 2019 at 14:24

    The UK Charity Commission has criticised Oxfam for the way it dealt with claims of sexual misconduct by its staff in Haiti. Also; the top US diplomat for Africa is going to Sudan this week amid the unrest there. And; Botswana's High Court has ruled in favour of decriminalising homosexuality in a landmark decision. (Photo: Photo of the Oxfam logo. Credit: Press Association.) […]

  • Mali Massacre: Officials say about one hundred people killed
    by BBC World Service on 10 June 2019 at 23:25

    Local officials blame Fulani herdsmen for the attack on the Sobame Da village, inhabited by three hundred people from the Dogon ethnic group. Also: Ten British MPs have put their names forward to succeed Theresa May as party leader and Prime Minister, and the wine from 1066 that's still being enjoyed now. […]

  • Life sentences for Indian men who raped and murdered Muslim girl
    by BBC World Service on 10 June 2019 at 21:06

    A group of Hindu men have been convicted of raping and murdering an eight-year-old Muslim girl in northern India. Also on Newshour: Massacre in Mali - over 100 people are killed in an attack blamed on a rival ethnic group. And... is the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo laying the groundwork for a run at the White House? (Photo: Police officers stand guard before the verdict outside a court premises in Pathankot, in the northern state of Punjab, India, June 10, 2019. Credit: Mukesh Gupta/Reuters) […]

  • India: Three men given life sentences for rape and murder of Muslim girl
    by BBC World Service on 10 June 2019 at 15:07

    Three men jailed for life for a brutal killing that shocked India and the wider world. And three police officers jailed for five years for destroying evidence. Also, three leading Russian newspapers show support for reporter charged with drug offences, and why a mango surplus is causing a crisis for farmers in the Philippines. […]

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    by RFI on 10 June 2019 at 14:48

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  • Six guilty of 8-year-old's rape and murder
    by BBC World Service on 10 June 2019 at 14:10

    Six Hindu men have been convicted for the rape, torture and murder of an 8-year-old Muslim girl in Indian-administered Kashmir. We'll speak to the governing Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Also in the programme: fresh attempts by the German government to save the Iran nuclear deal ditched by the Trump administration; we hear from the lawyer collecting evidence of crimes against humanity in former IS territory in Iraq; and Broadway celebrates record box office returns as the Tony Awards are handed out. Picture: A file photo of protesters calling for greater protections for women. Credit: AFP. […]

  • Hong Kong protesters demonstrate against extradition bill
    by BBC World Service on 09 June 2019 at 23:56

    Hundreds of thousands of people marched in Hong Kong against the proposals. Police in Kazakhstan make arrests during a much criticised vote to elect the country's first new president in 30 years. Also, Sudanese security forces fire tear gas to disperse crowds in Khartoum on the first day of a campaign of civil disobedience. […]

  • Hong Kong protests end in violence
    by BBC World Service on 09 June 2019 at 21:16

    Hundreds of thousands of people have marched in Hong Kong against a law critics fear could let China target political opponents in the territory. After the march, a small group protestors clashed with police. Also in the programme: a restaurant trying to tackle food waste in the Netherlands and the Afghan football official accused of abusing women footballers. (Photo: Clashes after a rally against a controversial extradition law proposal in Hong Kong Credit: ISAAC LAWRENCE/AFP/Getty Images) […]

  • Russian journalist under house arrest after controversial drug charges
    by BBC World Service on 08 June 2019 at 23:22

    Ivan Golunov's supporters say he was framed by the state as punishment for investigating political and financial corruption. Also: Sudan's opposition call for a campaign of civil disobedience after three of their leaders were arrested. And a Dutch restaurant is leading the charge against food waste by serving gourmet meals from discarded ingredients. […]

  • Sudan: Darfur comes to Khartoum
    by BBC World Service on 08 June 2019 at 08:30

    Soldiers opened fire on pro-democracy demonstrators, and militiamen roam the city. The hopes which came with the fall of President Bashir seem to have been dashed. Also in this edition: tens of thousands demonstrate in Prague calling for the prime minister to go; ebola cases in DR Congo pass 2000; a Western aircraft lands in Pakistan for the first time in 11 years; and 30 years after Tiananmen, the BBC's Beijing correspondent at the time says the Communist party is still running scared. (Picture: Sudanese forces disperse the sit-in in front of military headquarters in Khartoum. Credit: AFP/Getty) […]

  • Women's Football World Cup starts with France victory
    by BBC World Service on 07 June 2019 at 23:06

    Hosts beat South Korea 4:0 in opening match, also: NASA opens the ISS for space tourism and how water availability determines wedding preparations in India. […]

  • Liberian capital brought to a standstill by protest against the president
    by BBC World Service on 07 June 2019 at 14:31

    The former football star is accused of concentrating on acquiring personal wealth instead of focusing on the needs of impoverished people. Also: North Korea postpones an international youth football tournament - prompting speculation about internal tensions, and the new 'Superwoman' movement aiming to revolutionise the entertainment industry. […]

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    by RFI on 07 June 2019 at 14:06

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  • Sudan: Further details of violence and abuse emerge days after civilians killed by security forces
    by BBC World Service on 06 June 2019 at 23:24

    The African Union tries to move forward the transfer of power by suspending Sudan and threatening sanctions. Also: Hong Kong lawyers protest against a plan to extradite criminal suspects to mainland China, and researchers say your anxiety may be putting your dog in a bad mood. […]

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    by RFI on 06 June 2019 at 14:48

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  • Sudan suspended from The African Union over violent deaths of protesters
    by BBC World Service on 06 June 2019 at 14:04

    The country has been suspended with immediate effect until a civilian-led transitional authority is in place. Also: World leaders gather in Normandy, France for D-Day tributes, and the locked safe in Canada that was opened by a one in a million chance. […]

  • 'Bodies pulled from Nile' after Sudan crackdown
    by BBC World Service on 05 June 2019 at 23:41

    Doctors linked to the Sudanese opposition said the bodies were among scores believed killed by security forces on Monday. Also: three large meth labs dismantled in Mexico and commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. […]

  • Sudan: Head of military council offers to hold talks with opposition
    by BBC World Service on 05 June 2019 at 15:05

    Sudan: Head of military council offers to hold talks with opposition. But Khartoum residents say the RSF militia - formerly known as Janjaweed - are attacking civilians. Also, commemorations are held for 75th anniversary of the historic D-Day landings in 1944, and we meet the photographer who's documented Europe's African communities. […]

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    by RFI on 05 June 2019 at 14:06

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  • Trump promises a 'phenomenal' trade deal for the UK after Brexit
    by BBC World Service on 04 June 2019 at 23:28

    The US president said the US and UK have the "greatest alliance the world has ever known". Also: Ethiopia’s anger over US gay tour plan. […]

  • Tiananmen 30th anniversary: Thousands attend vigil in Hong Kong
    by BBC World Service on 04 June 2019 at 15:03

    Hong Kong vigil commemorates 1989 crackdown on protestors in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Hundreds of demonstrators are believed to have been killed during attack by the army. Also, thousands of protestors gather in London on second day of President Trump's visit, and do India's schools fail to prepare pupils for realities of the job-market ? […]

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    by RFI on 04 June 2019 at 14:47

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  • Sudan military condemned for deadly operation
    by BBC World Service on 03 June 2019 at 23:33

    Security forces attack pro-democracy protestors in Khartoum, killing many people. Also: Trump praises 'eternal friendship' of US and UK, and a family in Scotland has discovered a medieval chess piece in their drawer, missing for almost 200 years. […]

  • Sudan: Deadly clashes as soldiers disperse protestors
    by BBC World Service on 03 June 2019 at 15:17

    Troops attack pro-democracy protest outside military headquarters in Khartoum. Medical sources say at least 12 people were killed and dozens of others injured. Also, President Trump begins state visit to Britain, rescuers see bodies during search for missing climbers in Indian Himalayas, and official report in Canada describes 'genocide' among indigenous women. […]

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    by RFI on 03 June 2019 at 14:06

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  • Pope Francis apologises to the Roma people for Catholic discrimination
    by BBC World Service on 02 June 2019 at 23:39

    Pope Francis addressed the ‘discrimination, segregation, and mistreatment’ Roma people suffered at the hands of the church. Also: The US says it will make its own assessments to ensure that Iran is never able to build a nuclear weapon and, the man set to release an angry Baby Trump blimp into the skies above London, as the US president visits […]

  • Hopes for Afghan ceasefire dashed
    by BBC World Service on 01 June 2019 at 23:37

    The leader of the Taliban in Afghanistan has vowed to continue fighting until foreign forces have left the country and an Islamic system is established. Also, President Trump breaks diplomatic convention by intervening in the contest to be the next British prime minister and jubilant Liverpool fans celebrate after winning the Champions League in Madrid. […]