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

  • IS teenager to lose British citizenship
    by BBC World Service on 20 February 2019 at 00:05

    Shamima Begum was 15 when she left the UK for Syria to marry an Islamic State fighter. She now has a newborn son and wants to come back to the UK, but her citizenship has been revoked. Also: Thousands in France protest against the rise in anti-Semitism, and a Kenyan man who tried to smuggle his baby out of hospital avoids prison because of the kindness of strangers. […]

  • 19/02/2019 GMT
    by BBC World Service on 19 February 2019 at 22:12

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

  • What's going wrong with the British car industry?
    by Sky News on 19 February 2019 at 17:17

    Honda confirms it will close its UK factory with the loss of 3,500 jobs. Plus, Jeremy Corbyn speaks about the MPs who’ve quit Labour. And, tributes to fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. […]

  • Huawei boss addresses spying fears
    by BBC World Service on 19 February 2019 at 15:21

    Ren Zhengfei, the founder and head of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, tells the BBC that his company’s 5G technology will not be used for espionage by China’s government. Also in the programme: Pakistan’s government warns India not to take military action following last week’s bomb attack in the Kashmir; and a new medical test that could help sepsis sufferers. (Picture: A pedestrian talks on the phone while walking past a Huawei Technologies Co. store in Beijing, China on 29th January 2019. Credit: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images) […]

  • Pakistani warning to India
    by BBC World Service on 19 February 2019 at 15:20

    Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan makes first comments after Thursday's attack in Kashmir, also: Bernie Sanders will run again and Karl lagerfeld has died […]

  • Paris Live PM 14h00 - 15h00 GMT - News bulletin 02/19 14h00 GMT
    by RFI on 19 February 2019 at 14:00


  • Trump urges Venezuela to set its country free
    by BBC World Service on 19 February 2019 at 00:18

    The US president has appealed directly to the Venezuelan military to abandon their support for president Nicolas Maduro. Also: Huawei boss Ren Zhengfei tells the BBC that the company will survive despite security concerns, and George Mendonsa - the sailor from the WWII 'kiss' photo dies aged 95. […]

  • Top Syrian Kurdish Official: IS Fighters Could 'Escape from Prisons'
    by BBC World Service on 18 February 2019 at 22:08

    US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in Syria say they're confident they will capture Baghouz - the last remaining Islamic State territory in the country - but what happens after US troops leave Syria? Ilham Ahmed, Kurdish co-chair of the SDC, weighs in. Also in the programme; why Russian state broadcaster RT is accusing Facebook of attacking media rights - and how gene therapy could stop blindness in its tracks. (Photo: A family waits on the side of the road in Hajin, Syria. Credit: Getty Images) […]

  • The Labour split and what next for the Islamic State bride?
    by Sky News on 18 February 2019 at 16:46

    Why a group of MPs decided to quit the Labour party and we explore how Islamic State bride Shamima Begum could return to the UK […]

  • Seven MPs quit Britain's opposition party in protest at Labour leadership
    by BBC World Service on 18 February 2019 at 15:49

    It's been called an 'extraordinary moment' for British politics, as the MPs announce they will sit as a group of independents. Also deadly clashes in Kashmir as India and Pakistan withdraw their ambassadors. And Shamima Begum - the schoolgirl who fled London to join ISIS - has said she never wanted to be the group's "poster girl". […]

  • IS Teenager Asks for Forgiveness from UK
    by BBC World Service on 18 February 2019 at 15:49

    Shamima Begum, the UK schoolgirl who fled the country aged 15 to join the Islamic State militant group in Syria, has apologised to Britain in an interview with the BBC. Also in the programme: seven members of parliament for Britain's Labour opposition have resigned from the party in protest over leader Jeremy Corbyn's approach to Brexit and anti-Semitism; and South African Olympic athlete Caster Semenya challenges a rule that would force her to take drugs to lower her natural levels of testosterone during competitions. Picture: Shamima Begum. Credit: BBC. […]

  • Paris Live PM 14h00 - 15h00 GMT - News bulletin 02/18 14h00 GMT
    by RFI on 18 February 2019 at 14:00


  • US senator to probe 'talk on ousting Trump'
    by BBC World Service on 17 February 2019 at 23:49

    The pledge comes after a former acting FBI chief recalls discussions on removing the US president. Also: Pakistan rolls out the red carpet for Saudi prince, and tributes are paid to Ken Nordine - the 'word jazz' creator who has died at the age of 98. […]

  • Will Europe Take Back Its IS Fighters?
    by BBC World Service on 17 February 2019 at 22:46

    President Trump has urged European allies to take back more than 800 Islamic State fighters captured in Syria and put them on trial. We take a look at France, which said a few weeks ago that it would take back 130 IS suspects. Why have none returned so far? Also in the programme; Sweden's royal family launches a handbook on the perils of the internet, and France's Yellow Vests movement is in the spotlight again - this time for allegations of anti-Semitism. (Photo: A member of the Iraqi forces walks past a mural bearing the logo of the Islamic State (IS) group. Credit: Getty Images) […]

  • Trump Tells Europe To Take Back IS Fighters
    by BBC World Service on 17 February 2019 at 14:10

    US president Donald Trump says it's time for Britain and other European allies to take back former Islamic State fighters and put them on trial at home. Also on the programme: US measles outbreak and the parents who refuse vaccinations; and shocking insights into how disabled people were portrayed in archived films and TV programmes. (Photo: A member loyal to the Islamic State group waves an IS flag in Raqqa, Syria in 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Stringer) […]

  • US planes arrive with aid for Venezuela
    by BBC World Service on 17 February 2019 at 00:10

    Planes carrying food and medicine landed in Colombia at the request of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido. The country’s President Nicolas Maduro says he’ll block it, describing it as a “booby trap” set up by Washington. Also: Nigeria’s elections have been postponed for a week, and machine learning software could be responsible for incorrect scientific results. […]

  • Nigeria Disappointed: Last Minute Postponement of Elections
    by BBC World Service on 16 February 2019 at 22:28

    Nigeria has delayed its elections on the same day they were due to take place. There are now fears that people who have spent money and made the effort to travel to polling stations may think twice before doing it again when they are rescheduled in a week's time. Also on the programme; the dismissal of a senior US Cardinal after multiple claims of child abuse, and the standoff on the Colombian-Venezuelan border (Picture: A member of staff separates ballot boxes before delivery to polling stations ahead of Nigeria's Presidential election. Credit:Yasuyoshi Chiba AFP/Getty Images) […]

  • Nigeria Postpones Elections Hours Before People Due to Vote
    by BBC World Service on 16 February 2019 at 14:27

    The Nigerian president has appealed for calm after the last-minute postponement of elections. The Vatican has dismissed from the clergy the former archbishop of Washington. He's the first cardinal to be sacked for child abuse; and we talk to the Colombian Foreign Minister about neighbouring Venezuela. (Photo: Supporters of the Nigeria's opposition party Peoples Democratic Party. Credit: AFP) […]

  • Turkey slams China's treatment of Uighurs
    by BBC World Service on 16 February 2019 at 09:30

    Ankara ended Muslim states' long silence over Beijing's treatment of its Muslim minority. China had denied that a Uighur musician had died in detention. Also in this edition: growing political unrest in Cameroon; continuing shambles over Brexit; more women emerge as Democrat candidates to challenge Donald Trump at the next presidential election; and why even the richest man in the world can get his communications hacked. (Picture: A man who says he is the Uighur musician Abdurahim Heyit in a photo distributed by China Radio International's Turkish language service. Credit: CRI via Reuters) […]

  • Mexico border wall: Trump defends emergency move
    by BBC World Service on 16 February 2019 at 00:07

    President Trump said the US was facing an invasion of drugs and criminals and "walls worked". Also: sixty-six people have been killed by gunmen in northern Nigeria and schoolchildren across the UK join a global protest calling for action on climate change. […]

  • Trump declares state of emergency
    by BBC World Service on 15 February 2019 at 22:48

    President Trump, having failed to get Congressional approval for the money he wants to build a wall along the US / Mexico border, has declared a national emergency to try to access other federal funds. How will this go down within the Republican party? Also in the programme: the impact of opioids in Massachusetts; and can gene editing help poor farmers? (Image: US President Donald J. Trump, after declaring a national emergency to attempt to build his long-promised border wall. Credit: EPA/Erik S. Lesser) […]

  • Thousands of school children strike over climate change
    by Sky News on 15 February 2019 at 17:11

    Thousands of school children walk out of class to join 60 protests across the UK to take a stand against climate change. Plus, what does Theresa May’s latest defeat in Parliament mean for the chance of a Brexit deal? And hundreds of "witches' marks" are found on the walls of caves. […]

  • India says it will 'completely isolate' Pakistan
    by BBC World Service on 15 February 2019 at 16:01

    An Indian minister vows to cut Pakistan off from the world as India mourns dozens of troops killed in Kashmir. Also: Spanish PM sets snap election for April and China closes Everest base camp to tourists. […]

  • India warns Pakistan after Kashmir attack
    by BBC World Service on 15 February 2019 at 15:54

    India says it has incontrovertible evidence to link Pakistan with a suicide attack in Kashmir that killed more than forty troops. Also in the programme: how Egypt's Coptic Christians have dealt with the video of a massacre; and is it time to reduce the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant? Picture: Indian Muslims hold placards and shout slogans against Pakistan during a protest in Mumbai on February 15, 2019, the day after an attack on a paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force convoy in the Lethpora area of Kashmir. Credit: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images […]

  • Paris Live PM 14h00 - 15h00 GMT - News bulletin 02/15 14h00 GMT
    by RFI on 15 February 2019 at 14:00


  • Trump threatens rare emergency powers to fund border wall
    by BBC World Service on 14 February 2019 at 23:56

    President Trump hopes to avert a shutdown, but faces a legal challenge over his plans to invoke rarely used emergency powers to bypass the political process. Also, the British government has suffered another damaging parliamentary defeat on its Brexit plans, and a huge car bomb in Indian administered Kashmir kills at least forty police officers. […]

  • Should IS Teenager Be Allowed Back Into UK?
    by BBC World Service on 14 February 2019 at 22:53

    Shamima Begum joined the Islamic State militant group aged 15, but is now living in a refugee camp. Now aged 19, she's pregnant and wants to return to the UK to give birth. Speaking to the Times newspaper, she showed little remorse over her involvement with the terrorist organisation. So should Britain allow her back? Also in the programme: at least 30 members of India's security forces are killed in a bombing in Kashmir; and new research indicates it may be possible to rejuvenate ageing brains using drugs. Picture: Shamima Begum. Credit: PA. […]

  • British Islamic State bride says she wants to come home
    by Sky News on 14 February 2019 at 16:45

    A pregnant British woman who fled to Syria aged 15 to join the Islamic State terror group says she wants to return to the UK. Plus, another big day for Brexit in Parliament, and the world’s biggest passenger plane is to be scrapped. […]

  • Pence urges Europe to withdraw from Iran nuclear pact
    by BBC World Service on 14 February 2019 at 16:17

    The US vice president has strongly criticised European states for what he calls attempts to break America's sanctions on Iran. Also: the EU has drafted new rules on using copyrighted material on the internet, and what is the formula for finding love on St Valentine's Day? […]

  • London schoolgirl who joined IS wants to return to UK
    by BBC World Service on 14 February 2019 at 15:06

    A teenager who ran away from London four years ago to join Islamic State militants in Syria says she now wants to return to the UK -- and has no regrets. Shamima Begum is now nineteen and was found by a journalist in a Syrian refugee camp. Also in the programme: a prominent journalist, Maria Ressa, speaks to us about her arrest after being freed on bail in the Philippines; and Airbus is stopping production of the world's biggest passenger plane, the A380. Picture: Renu Begum, eldest sister of British girl Shamima Begum, holds a picture of her sister while being interviewed by the media in central London. Credit: LAURA LEAN / POOL / AFP)LAURA LEAN/AFP/Getty Images. […]

  • Paris Live PM 14h00 - 15h00 GMT - News bulletin 02/14 14h00 GMT
    by RFI on 14 February 2019 at 14:00


  • Two Syrian security agents arrested in Germany
    by BBC World Service on 14 February 2019 at 00:10

    Germany arrests two suspected members of President Assad's security network; President Trump says he's considering all options to solve the crisis in Venezuela; and NASA has declared that the Opportunity rover it sent to Mars fifteen years ago is officially dead. […]

  • 13/02/2019 GMT
    by BBC World Service on 13 February 2019 at 22:26

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

  • Murder arrest as twins among three elderly men found dead in Exeter
    by Sky News on 13 February 2019 at 16:31

    Police question a suspect after three elderly men are found dead in Exeter and the pilot on trial over the Shoreham Airshow crash insists his primary aim was to avoid risk. […]

  • Sudan: Evidence of human rights abuses committed by security forces
    by BBC World Service on 13 February 2019 at 16:17

    Footage shows masked security agents chasing and beating anti-government protesters. Witnesses say the agents then took the protestors to secret detention-centres. Also, Thailand's Princess Ubolratana 'saddened' as she's disqualified from standing for Prime Minister, and scientists gain new insight into the life of one of the world's most endangered mammals - the Giant Pangolin. […]

  • Australia to re-open Christmas Island detention centre
    by BBC World Service on 13 February 2019 at 15:20

    A political row has blown up in Australia over the decision by the prime minister, Scott Morrison, to re-open a controversial migrant detention centre on Christmas Island. The local government leader of Christmas Island, Gordon Thomson, says they have no facilities to provide anything but the most basic medical care. Also in the programme: a report from a town hit by a mine collapse in Brazil three years ago; and a rare black leopard caught on camera in Kenya (Photo: Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre, Christmas Island, an Australian territory in the Indian Ocean, 29 April 2009 Credit: EPA) […]

  • Paris Live PM 14h00 - 15h00 GMT - News bulletin 02/13 14h00 GMT
    by RFI on 13 February 2019 at 14:00


  • Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' found guilty in US
    by BBC World Service on 12 February 2019 at 23:56

    Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman was convicted on numerous counts including the distribution of cocaine and heroin. Also: missing Kenyan activist found dead and the 14th century nun who faked her own death. […]

  • Tributes to England's World Cup hero Gordon Banks
    by Sky News on 12 February 2019 at 16:49

    Gordon Banks has been described as a "hero" and "true legend" following his death at the age of 81 and calls for a review of smart motorways in England, over safety concerns. […]

  • Venezuela: Maduro denounces 'extremist' Trump
    by BBC World Service on 12 February 2019 at 16:08

    Venezuela's embattled President Nicolás Maduro blames the US for his country's crisis. In an interview with the BBC, Mr. Maduro also says he would use force to defend his government. Also, a warning that environmental change is accelerating but governments are failing to act on it, and will looted African artworks be returned to the countries where they originated ? […]

  • Paris Live PM 14h00 - 15h00 GMT - News bulletin 02/12 14h00 GMT
    by RFI on 12 February 2019 at 14:00


  • Fatalities in hospital fire in Cameroon's troubled Anglophone region
    by BBC World Service on 11 February 2019 at 23:51

    The fire ravaged sections of the Kumba district hospital including the surgical wards. Also: fighting slows "final push" against IS in eastern Syria and British judge says sorry after falling asleep in court. […]

  • Is the chancellor right to play down slowing growth?
    by Sky News on 11 February 2019 at 17:41

    Philip Hammond speaks to Sky News after figures show the UK's economy slowed sharply at the end of 2018, and hear from the former children of Islamic State who are now in rehab. […]

  • Afghanistan: Patrick Shanahan arrives for talks on peace efforts
    by BBC World Service on 11 February 2019 at 16:13

    US acting Defence Secretary meets Afghan president to discuss efforts to end conflict. This follows talks between US and Taliban and other Afghan parties. Also, huge crowds in Iran mark 40th anniversary of Islamic Revolution, and Indonesian police are criticised for interrogating a suspect by threatening him with a snake. […]

  • Paris Live PM 14h00 - 15h00 GMT - News bulletin 02/11 14h00 GMT
    by RFI on 11 February 2019 at 14:00


  • China Says Uighur Musician 'Alive'
    by BBC World Service on 10 February 2019 at 23:15

    China releases a video of Abdhurehim Heyit, said by campaigners to have been tortured to death in prison; a new party in Poland takes aim at the country's conservative politicians and, taking time: slow art arrives in London. […]

  • Final assault on IS held territory
    by BBC World Service on 10 February 2019 at 00:04

    Kurdish-led alliance says final assault underway against Islamic State forces in Syria; the US Senator Elizabeth Warren has confirmed she will contest the Democratic nomination in next year's presidential election and the Duke of Edinburgh has handed in his driving licence three weeks after crashing his Range Rover. […]

  • No way through for Venezuelan aid
    by BBC World Service on 09 February 2019 at 09:30

    As international pressure to resign rose on Nicolas Maduro, he barred the way to an aid convoy. He seems to be losing popularity at home too. Also in this edition: a new peace deal for the Central African Republic - this one might work; ice melts at the roof of the world, and the Antarctic basement; the significance of the world's biggest book fair; and the week in Brexit. It's been hell, for some. (Picture: The Tienditas bridge between Colombia and Venezuela which Venezuelan military forces have blocked. Credit: AFP/Getty) […]

  • Thailand's king condemns sister's bid to be PM
    by BBC World Service on 09 February 2019 at 00:02

    The king of Thailand says his elder sister is not allowed to stand for election as Prime Minister. Also: Venezuela's embattled President has vowed not to let in “fake aid” from the United States. Plus the world's richest man accuses one of Donald Trump's favoured magazines of blackmail. […]

  • The social media 'get rich quick' scams
    by Sky News on 08 February 2019 at 17:49

    A Sky investigation reveals how the 'get rich quick' scams on platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat work. Also, tributes pour in as the body of missing footballer Emiliano Sala's is formally identified. […]