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

  • IS ‘may be linked’ to Sri Lanka attacks
    by BBC World Service on 23 April 2019 at 23:26

    PM Ranil Wickremesinghe said the government believed Sunday's attacks could not have been carried out without help from terror groups abroad. Also: The UN Security Council has adopted a reduced resolution on preventing sexual violence in conflict, and how a pacemaker tested on pigs could revolutionise how the devices are used. […]

  • Islamic State 'may be linked' to Sri Lanka attacks
    by BBC World Service on 23 April 2019 at 21:16

    The Sri Lankan authorities are investigating whether the Islamic State Group was involved in Sunday's suicide bombings. Also in the programme: the military man now in charge of Sudan tells the BBC he's willing to hand over power within days; and the UN Security Council has adopted a watered down resolution on preventing sexual violence in conflict. (Photo credit: Reuters) […]

  • Sri Lanka bombings: Were chances missed to prevent it?
    by Sky News on 23 April 2019 at 15:06

    Hundreds of people were killed in eight blasts on Easter Sunday, but could the authorities have prevented it, if intelligence was passed on correctly? Plus, the “New IRA” says it killed a journalist in Londonderry, and Change UK launches its European election campaign. […]

  • Sri Lanka bombings "in retaliation for the attack against Muslims"
    by BBC World Service on 23 April 2019 at 14:57

    The state defence minister, Ruwan Wijewardene, says the initial investigation has revealed the suicide bombings may have been carried out in revenge for the shootings at two mosques in New Zealand last month. Also: An advanced experimental vaccine against malaria is launched in Malawi, and they cause so much waste but would you drink from a bottle with a lid made from a recycled nappy? […]

  • Paris Live PM 1300 - 1400 GMT - News bulletin 04/23 13h00 GMT
    on 23 April 2019 at 14:47


  • US push to stop Iran selling oil
    by BBC World Service on 22 April 2019 at 23:15

    The US is to end exemptions over Iran's oil sales. It will target countries, including China and India, that currently benefit from waivers to sanctions. Also: Billionaire brothers arrested in Algeria and marijuana's effect on the waistline. […]

  • Sri Lanka attacks 'linked to foreign networks'
    by BBC World Service on 22 April 2019 at 21:18

    The Sri Lankan government has blamed a local Islamist group for the Easter Sunday bombings -- but says it must have had international support. Also in the programme: US says it will end exemptions from sanctions for countries that still buy oil from Iran; and our correspondent is in Libya where forces loyal to Libya's UN backed government are defending the capital Tripoli from the forces of a powerful General, Khalifa Haftar. (Photo: There were emotional scenes outside St Anthony's Shrine in Colombo. Credit: Getty Images) […]

  • Sri Lanka attacks: Officials say 'international network' linked to bombings
    by BBC World Service on 22 April 2019 at 15:08

    Government sources say lethal attacks carried out by local Islamists with foreign support. 290 people have been confirmed killed and 500 injured in suicide-attacks on churches and hotels. Also, reunion of Thai schoolboys with the divers who rescued them, and how two gorillas 'posed' for selfie with anti-poaching unit in DR Congo. […]

  • 290 dead in Sri Lanka attacks
    by BBC World Service on 22 April 2019 at 14:16

    Sri Lanka’s government has blamed a little-known radical Islamist group for Sunday’s attacks in which 290 people were killed. Also, Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has scored a landslide victory in the country's presidential election. And the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that all countries continuing to import Iranian oil will be subject to American sanctions from May. (Photo: Sri Lankan police near the site of an exploded van at a church that was attacked yesterday in Colombo. Credit: Reuters) […]

  • Paris Live PM 1300 - 1400 GMT - News bulletin 04/22 13h00 GMT
    on 22 April 2019 at 14:05


  • Hundreds killed in Sri Lanka bombings
    by BBC World Service on 21 April 2019 at 23:25

    More than two hundred die and hundreds more are injured in eight blasts which targeted busy luxury hotels and Easter services at churches. Also: a comic actor has won Ukraine's presidential election run-off, and there’s mistrust in Sudan over who will rule the country after months of unrest. […]

  • Many dead in Sri Lanka attack
    by BBC World Service on 21 April 2019 at 21:16

    More than 200 people have died after a series of deadly explosions at churches and hotels in multiple locations in Sri Lankan. Also on the programme: results from the presidential election in Ukraine; and the Costa Rican-Nicaraguan immigration question. (Picture: A relative of a victim of the explosion at a church in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Credit: Reuters/Dinuka Liyanawatte) […]

  • Attacks on Sri Lanka churches and hotels
    by BBC World Service on 21 April 2019 at 13:22

    More than 200 killed as churches and hotels targeted. (Picture: St Sebastian's Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka after a bomb blast. Credit: REUTERS/Stringer) […]

  • Sudanese officials say millions of dollars in cash found at home of deposed president
    by BBC World Service on 20 April 2019 at 23:02

    Prosecutors in Sudan say former president Omar al-Bashir is being investigated for money laundering after a hoard of cash was allegedly found hidden in sacks at his home. Also: Teenage migrants make the dangerous crossing from Morocco to Spain, and a Japanese man has become the first blind sailor to cross the Pacific Ocean – six years after being capsized by a whale. […]

  • Egyptians urged to back longer Sisi term
    by BBC World Service on 20 April 2019 at 21:04

    A three-day referendum is under way in Egypt which is expected to consolidate President Sisi's grip on power. Also on the programme: the first blind person to sail across the Pacific; and the father of one of the victims of the Columbine High School massacre 20 years ago. (Photo: Banner in central Cairo urging Egyptians to "say yes to the constitutional amendments". Credit: Reuters) […]

  • Egypt referendum on constitutional reforms
    by BBC World Service on 20 April 2019 at 13:20

    Egyptians are voting in a three-day referendum could consolidate President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi's grip on power. Also in the programme: We hear from a sailor who has made history as the first blind person to sail a yacht across the Pacific Ocean. And how did the bees living on Notre-Dame cathedral roof survive the blaze? We speak to one of the bee-keepers. (Picture:Egyptian voters in Cairo. Credit: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images) […]

  • The miracle of Notre Dame
    by BBC World Service on 20 April 2019 at 08:30

    The cathedral survived a devastating fire - just. Now a huge re-building job awaits. Also in this edition: Egypt's parliament votes to extend President Sisi's term of office; Indonesia's president looks to have won another term; and the return of Tiger Woods - top of the pile, again. (Picture: a beam of light penetrates the smoke in front of the altar of Notre Dame after Monday's fire. Credit: Reuters) […]

  • Journalist shot dead in Northern Ireland
    by BBC World Service on 20 April 2019 at 00:53

    Local journalist Lyra McKee was shot dead while standing behind a police vehicle in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Also in the programme: Warlord Khalifa Haftar’s assault on Tripoli, Libya; and 13 die in South Africa at a church after a wall collapses. (Picture: Police on Friday attend the scene of a shooting of journalist Lyra McKee who was killed 18th April 2019 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Credit: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images) […]

  • US couple sentenced to life for torture of children
    by BBC World Service on 19 April 2019 at 23:34

    David and Louise Turpin have been sentenced to life in prison by a California court for shackling, starving and abusing 12 of their 13 children for years. Also: Ukraine's presidential candidates trade insults at a stadium debate, and Paris marks Good Friday in the wake of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire. […]

  • Democrats to press Trump over 'obstruction'
    by BBC World Service on 19 April 2019 at 15:13

    President Trump has said the Mueller report into Russian interfence in the twenty sixteen US presidential election contains totally untrue, fabricated statements. In a tweet, Mr Trump used colourful language to describe some contents of the document, which he said had been written by eighteen "angry Democrat Trump haters". Also in the programme, ahead of the final debate before Sunday's presidential election run-off in Ukraine - why the front runner seems to have done well by holding his tongue. And a social media strike by professional footballers in England and Wales - will it help to cut down on racial abuse? (Credit: Getty Images) […]

  • Northern Ireland killing: A ‘terrorist incident’
    by BBC World Service on 19 April 2019 at 14:20

    Dissident Republicans are being blamed for killing 29-year-old Lyra McKee in Derry. Also: A church wall has collapsed in the South African province of KwaZulu Natal killing thirteen worshippers. Plus, a YouTube climbing star and two friends are feared dead after an avalanche in the Canadian Rockies. […]

  • Paris Live PM 1300 - 1400 GMT - News bulletin 04/19 13h00 GMT
    on 19 April 2019 at 14:05


  • Mueller report published
    by BBC World Service on 19 April 2019 at 00:18

    The long awaited report into Russian interference in the 2016 US election has been released. Also: Libya's PM condemns 'silence' of allies, and 'giant lion' fossil found in museum drawer. […]

  • Mueller report published
    by BBC World Service on 18 April 2019 at 21:29

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US election has been published today. Also in the programme: The fundraising boost to help restore three Black churches in Louisiana that were targeted by an alleged racist arsonist; and a special report from Sudan, as protestors in their hundreds of thousands demand the regime be dismantled. (Picture: Cameramen film pages of special counsel Robert Mueller's report in the US House Judiciary Committee's hearing room on 18th April 2019. Credit: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images) […]

  • Racist abuse and conspiracy theories: The trolling of Meghan
    by Sky News on 18 April 2019 at 15:02

    Our analysis reveals the extent of social media abuse directed at the Duchess of Sussex - much of it racially motivated - and the bizarre conspiracy theories being peddled online. Also, are climate change protests in London settling in for the long haul? […]

  • North Korea tests new weapon
    by BBC World Service on 18 April 2019 at 14:15

    North Korea says it has tested a new tactical guided weapon. Observers suggest that it was probably a short-range weapon. The news comes on the same day a senior foreign ministry official has demanded the removal of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear talks. We hear from a senior North Korean defector. Also in the programme: US Attorney General William Barr gives a news conference ahead of the release of the Mueller report into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. And researchers say they have discovered a giant mammal with huge fangs that roamed around East Africa more than 20 million years ago. (Photo: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on April 16, 2019. Credit: AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS) […]

  • North Korea demands removal of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear talks
    by BBC World Service on 18 April 2019 at 14:13

    Pyongyang has accused Mr Pompeo of "talking nonsense" and being "reckless". Also: The World Health Organisation says more than two hundred people have been killed in fighting in the Libyan capital in the last two weeks, and US scientists find a positive use for HIV. […]

  • Paris Live PM 1300 - 1400 GMT - News bulletin 04/18 13h00 GMT
    on 18 April 2019 at 14:06


  • Peru's former president kills himself
    by BBC World Service on 17 April 2019 at 23:12

    Alan Garcia died after shooting himself as police arrived to arrest him. Also: many people killed in tourist bus accident in Madeira, and pig brains partially revived after death. […]

  • Omar al-Bashir moved to prison
    by BBC World Service on 17 April 2019 at 21:26

    Sudan's former President Omar al-Bashir has been moved to Kobar maximum security prison, less than a week after he was deposed in a military coup. Also in the programme: Peru's former President Alan Garcia kills himself ahead of arrest over Odebrecht bribery scandal. And President Trump has vetoed a bipartisan bill passed by the US Congress that would have ended American support for Saudi-led military operations in Yemen. (Photo: Sudan's former President Omar al-Bashir. Credit: Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images) […]

  • Climate protesters hold up thousands of commuters
    by Sky News on 17 April 2019 at 15:14

    Clime change protesters carryout third day of direct action, and hear of a new way of rehabilitating sex offenders. […]

  • Saudi women activists' hearing delayed
    by BBC World Service on 17 April 2019 at 14:30

    A court in Saudi Arabia has postponed a hearing in the trial of several of the country's most prominent women's rights activists. Horrific details have emerged of their alleged mistreatment at the hands of the Saudi authorities. We hear from Walid al-Hathloul, the brother of one of the best-known activists, Loujain al-Hathloul, who says his sister was so traumatised by what had happened to her that she wanted to remain in jail, afraid of how her reputation had been unfairly smeared in her absence. Also in the programme: the family of the deposed Sudanese president, Omar al-Bashir, say he's been transferred to a maximum security prison; and an international competition has been launched in France to design a spire for Notre Dame cathedral following Monday's devastating fire. (Photo: Loujain al-Hathloul. Credit: Reuters) […]

  • Sudan crisis: Ex-president moved to prison
    by BBC World Service on 17 April 2019 at 14:09

    Reports say Omar al-Bashir had been detained at the presidential residence under heavy guard until now. Also: The heads of two of the world's key central banks say the financial system faces an existential threat from climate change, and the fossil hunter trying to make a 2 million dollar fortune with a ‘baby T-Rex’. […]

  • Paris Live PM 1300 - 1400 GMT - News bulletin 04/17 13h00 GMT
    on 17 April 2019 at 14:07


  • Macron promises to rebuild Notre Dame in five years
    by BBC World Service on 16 April 2019 at 23:27

    In a televised address, the French President Emmanuel Macron said he shared the pain and hope of the nation after the devastating fire. Also: Egypt's leader could rule until 2030 and early ocean plastic traced to 1960s. […]

  • Rebuilding after the Notre-Dame fire
    by Sky News on 16 April 2019 at 15:41

    More than 300 million pounds has been raised to help rebuild Notre-Dame in Paris following a huge fire and we talk to our correspondent in the city to find out how people there have been reacting. […]

  • Notre-Dame fire: Huge sums pledged to help rebuild cathedral
    by BBC World Service on 16 April 2019 at 15:22

    Hundreds of millions of euros are offered to help rebuild Notre-Dame after immense blaze. Several French companies have pledged funds, and offers of help with reconstruction have poured in from around the globe. Also, why people in Iraqi Kurdistan still fear IS despite military defeat of the 'Caliphate', and we speak to the woman at the centre of a rape case that's divided Italy. […]

  • Paris Live PM 1300 - 1400 GMT - News bulletin 04/16 13h00 GMT
    on 16 April 2019 at 14:06


  • Notre Dame cathedral in Paris devastated by major fire
    by BBC World Service on 16 April 2019 at 00:09

    The medieval cathedral of Notre-Dame is one France's most famous landmarks. Officials say the 850-year-old Gothic building's spire and roof have collapsed, but the main structure, including the two bell towers, has been saved. […]

  • How easy should it be for landlords to evict tenants?
    by Sky News on 15 April 2019 at 15:43

    The government is setting out plans to make it harder for landlords to turf out tenants at short notice, but there are warnings it'll lead to fewer homes available for rent. Also, does Tiger Woods' win at the Masters seal the most remarkable sporting comeback ever? […]

  • Sudan: Protest leaders demand end of the 'deep state'
    by BBC World Service on 15 April 2019 at 15:07

    Demonstrators call for dismantling of legacy of ousted leader Omar al-Bashir. Protesters have camped outside army HQ in the capital, Khartoum, and demand a civilian administration. Also, former boss of Volkswagen is charged in Germany over his involvement in diesel-emissions scandal, and we ask - what makes 'Game of Thrones' so popular across the world ? […]

  • Paris Live PM 1300 - 1400 GMT - News bulletin 04/15 13h00 GMT
    on 15 April 2019 at 14:08


  • Tiger Woods makes golfing comeback
    by BBC World Service on 14 April 2019 at 23:32

    Tiger Woods wins his first major golf tournament in 11 years, redeeming himself after a period of personal and professional turmoil. Also: Sudan’s newest rulers try to appease protestors, and Pete Buttigieg – Midwestern mayor and openly gay Navy veteran – launches a bid to become the Democratic candidate for US president. […]

  • Sudan's new leader calls for dialogue
    by BBC World Service on 13 April 2019 at 23:27

    Protest leaders in Sudan have met the transitional military council in Khartoum after the country's new ruler pledges to end the curfew, release jailed protesters and "uproot the former regime". Also: President Trump says he wants to meet Kim Jong-un again but the North Korean leader appears more cautious, and doubts emerge about the authenticity of the world's most expensive painting, Salvator Mundi, which has been attributed to Leonardo Da Vinci. […]

  • People power topples Sudan president
    by BBC World Service on 13 April 2019 at 08:30

    President Bashir is the latest Arab leader swept away by a wind of change. The question now is how much of the rest of his regime will fall with him. Also in this edition: the rogue Libyan general who's advancing on Tripoli; another Brexit reprieve lets MPs draw breath; Netanyahu wins the Israeli election; and as Indians start voting in their general election - the role of dynastic politics in South Asia. (Picture: the student Alaa Salah who became a symbol of the anti-government protests in Sudan. Credit: Courtesy Lana H Haroun). […]

  • Sudan coup leader steps down
    by BBC World Service on 12 April 2019 at 23:30

    The head of Sudan’s military council has stood down a day after leading a coup that toppled long-time leader Omar al-Bashir amid a wave of protests. Also: The International Criminal Court has rejected its prosecutor's request to investigate alleged war crimes in Afghanistan, and a former head of Venezuela's military counter intelligence organisation has been arrested. […]

  • New technology to tackle drivers using their phones
    by Sky News on 12 April 2019 at 15:13

    New sensors can track when a mobile is used in a car, and Nigel Farage launches his new political party. […]

  • Paris Live PM 1300 - 1400 GMT - News bulletin 04/12 13h00 GMT
    on 12 April 2019 at 14:48


  • Sudan coup: Military says it does not seek power
    by BBC World Service on 12 April 2019 at 14:23

    Sudan's transitional military council has said the former president, Omar al-Bashir, will face trial within the country. But the military says it will not extradite him on war crimes charges. And Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange could face a renewed investigation into an allegation of rape in Sweden. Plus the award winning Kenyan film director Wanuri Kahiu's new Hollywood venture. […]

  • Sudan protesters defy curfew
    by BBC World Service on 11 April 2019 at 23:02

    New military rulers imposed curfew after coup against president al-Bashir also: Israeli moon landing ends in failure and how China saves the world - in a movie. […]