BBC World Service

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Recent Episodes

US Navy sacks Fleet Commander after Crash

The move to replace Vice Admiral Aucoin follows a series of collisions involving US warships in Asia. Also, US decision to withhold aid angers Egypt and South Africa holds its first rhino horn online auction.

Suspects In Barcelona Attack 'Planned To Hit Key Monuments'

A suspect in the Barcelona attacks told a court about plans for a larger assault. A Spanish newspaper says this included blowing up the famous Sagrada Familia church. Also, one of Russia's most prominent film and theatre directors, Kirill Srebrennikov, has been arrested and charged with financial fraud, and scientists discover bacteria which can generate a metallic body shield.

Afghanistan: Trump Says U.S. Will 'Fight to Win'

U.S. President pledges to commit troops to Afghanistan to defeat the Taliban.

Also, India's top court band Muslim 'Instant divorce', third brother found alive after Italy quake, and can Rwanda's women teach the world about reconciliation?

Barcelona Van Attack Driver Shot Dead

Younes Abouyaaqoub, wearing a fake explosive belt, was cornered west of Barcelona after a tip-off. Also, torso found amid Danish submarine hunt and Americans gaze at eclipse wonder.

Barcelona Attack Suspect Identified by Police

Spanish police confirm that Younes Abouyaaqoub is chief suspect in last Thursday's Barcelona attack. Also, new round in diplomatic dispute between US and Russia, a Danish inventor says Swedish journalist Kim Wall died in 'an accident' on his submarine, why London's iconic Big Ben will fall silent for four years.

Spanish police say terror cell planned to fill vans with gas cylinders

The authorities say that a 12-strong terror cell that carried out two attacks in Spain last week had collected 120 gas canisters and was planning to use them in vehicle attacks.

Also, the UN says thousands of civilians are fleeing from the Iraqi city of Tal Afar, after an offensive begins against I.S. militants and US comedian Jerry Lewis dies aged 91.