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Global News Podcast

BBC World Service

The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends

3930 - Myanmar's deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi is given a prison sentence
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  • 3930 - Myanmar's deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi is given a prison sentence

    The UN leads condemnation of the country's military rulers after she was convicted of inciting unrest and violating coronavirus restrictions during last year's election campaign. Also: a scientist who helped develop the AstraZeneca vaccine has warned the next pandemic could be worse than COVID-19 and we hear about drill, which was the big winner at Britain's MOBO awards celebrating black music.

    Mon, 06 Dec 2021
  • 3929 - Myanmar military lorry driven at protesters in deadly clash

    Several people are dead after the military drove through demonstrators, then opened fire on them. Also: the longtime US senator and Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole has died; and Pope Francis urges political leaders to show compassion for migrants.

    Mon, 06 Dec 2021
  • 3928 - The French president meets the Saudi crown prince, amid much criticism

    Emmanuel Macron is the first major Western leader to meet the Saudi crown prince since the murder of the journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. Also: a big shake-up of the vital state mining company in the DRC amid allegations of corruption, and 'Moulin Rouge', the musical, makes its stage debut in London.

    Sun, 05 Dec 2021
  • 3927 - Police hunt parents charged in US school shooting

    The authorities say the Michigan couple's son killed four students with his father's handgun. Also: Ethiopia closes schools to boost war effort, and the actor Sir Antony Sher dies of cancer aged 72.

    Sat, 04 Dec 2021
  • 3926 - Taliban decree says Afghan women are 'not property, but free human beings'

    The decree on women's rights makes no mention of education or work. Also: the actor, Alec Baldwin, says he doesn't feel guilty over the fatal shooting on his latest film; and Steven Spielberg on directing West Side Story.

    Fri, 03 Dec 2021
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