BBC World Service

The BBC World Service provides international news and analysis from around the globe in 28 languages. Their global network of correspondents provides impartial news and reports on location.

Recent Episodes

EU: Juncker Sees Window of Opportunity for Reform

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker sets out ambitious vision for the EU. He sees "window of opportunity" to build a stronger, more united union, but it "wouldn't stay open forever". Also: Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to miss key UN debate. What's a fatberg? Dame Kiri Te Kanawa retires from public singing.

Philippines Rights Body gets $20 Budget

Critics says the funding is punishment for criticising president Duterte's war on drugs. Also: Brazil's president slams judiciary and Apple reveals iPhone X.

UN Imposes New Sanctions on North Korea

Pyongyang responds with further threats against the US. Also: Turkey in Russian missile defence deal, Australians urged to eat kangaroo meat and driving the electric car revolution

Hurricane Irma Leaves Most of Florida Without Power

The islands of Florida Keys and western parts of the US state bore the brunt of the category-four hurricane. Also: large rally for independence in Barcelona and brain surgery filmed in virtual reality.

UN: Myanmar Violence 'Textbook Ethnic Cleansing'

Myanmar military has been conducting an operation in Rakhine state. Witnesses report systematic rape and murder and religious tensions appear to be rising between Muslims and the majority Buddhists. Also: the US authorities are beginning to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Irma, and the world's highest-paid YouTube star, PewDiePie, once again uses a racial slur during an online broadcast.

Hurricane Irma heads up the western coast of Florida

Warnings of deadly storm surges in Florida and more than two million homes and businesses are without power. We hear from Miami, Florida Keys, and Fort Myers. Also, the exiled and stateless former Georgian President finally manages to cross the border into Ukraine, and, how the story of the Oslo peace Accords was turned into an award winning play.