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

Houston flooding: 'Worst not yet over,' says Texas governor

The Texas governor Greg Abbott says more members of the National Guard have been deployed to tackle the disaster. More than 20 people are reported dead and large parts of the city of Houston are under water.

Also: over one-hundred dead in South Asia flooding, and author Terry Pratchett has his dying wish fulfilled.

Thousands of Rohingya flee Myanmar

Aid workers say 18,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh, after violent attacks. The crisis erupted after Rohingya militants attacked police stations, triggering a military response.

Also: Tropical Storm Harvey hits Louisiana, and why the Austrian city of Salzburg won't honour a singing icon.

Trump visits Texas amid 'Epic' Floods

The tropical storm Harvey has led to a record amount of rainfall and large swathes of land in Houston, America's fourth largest city, are under water. Also: US says 'all options' open on North Korea and smelly clue to bird navigation skills.

Global Condemnation of North Korean Missile Test

The missile flew over Japan's Hokkaido Island before crashing into the sea. Tokyo called the launch an "unprecedented" threat.

Also: Yazidis seek cleansing after IS abuse, and the growing trend for having pets, not babies.

'Catastrophic' floods rising in Houston

A record 75cm of rain has already fallen on the city of Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, turning roads into rivers. Also, Japan has said that North Korea has fired a missile that flew over its territory before crashing into the sea, and the computer that can smell explosives.

Indian Guru Gets 20 years in Prison

Extra police and soldiers are deployed after Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is jailed for rape. Riots that followed his conviction last week resulted in the deaths of thirty-eight people in Haryana and Punjab states. Also: disaster management officials in the US say they expect many thousands of people to need shelter as Texas grapples with unprecedented floods, and a ban on plastic carrier bags comes into force in Kenya.