BBC World Service

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Recent Episodes

White House Dismisses North Korea Statement

The Pentagon has warned Pyongyang to stop provocations. Also: Merkel vows to win back right-wing voters and habitat of pandas is "shrinking and becoming more fragmented".

Merkel Faces Challenge of Building a New Coalition

Angela Merkel is set for a fourth term in office, despite heavy losses for her party. She now faces months of coalition talks in order to form a stable government for Germany.

Also, UN accuses Russia of 'grave human rights violations' in Crimea, Japan's PM calls snap election, Iraqi Kurds vote in independence referendum, and Welsh town hosts world's largest annual Elvis Presley festival.

Germany Election: Merkel Re-elected, but Nationalists Rise

Projected results in Germany show dramatic losses for the two main parties, and the emergence of the right-wing nationalist party. Also, the government in Myanmar says it's discovered a mass grave in Rakhine state which contains the bodies Hindus who were killed by Rohingya militants; millions of Kurds in northern Iraq are expected to vote on forming an independent state, and a a lost masterpiece by the Flemish painter, Rubens, is found hanging on the wall of a stately home in Scotland.

US Bombers Fly Close to North Korea's East Coast

US Bombers fly close to North Korea's east coast. North Korea's foreign minister tells UN that sanctions won't force his country to change its nuclear policy. Also, hundreds of civilians flee from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Zambia because of increased violence.

British PM Sets Out Vision for Brexit

Theresa May calls for a 2 year transition period after Britain leaves the EU. Also, we look ahead to the German elections, we report from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, and visit an exhibition celebrating the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Uber Stripped of London Licence

Transport for London says Uber is not "fit and proper" to hold a London private hire operator licence. Also: British PM urges two-year Brexit transition deal and octopuses are surprisingly social.