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

Hundreds missing in Sierra Leone mudslide

Rescue workers struggle to find survivors in Freetown. Nearly 400 people are confirmed dead. Also, Philippine drug war's 'bloodiest night', and Daniel Craig to reprise Bond role.

Trump says both sides to blame in Virginia

The US president says there are 'two sides to the story' over the Charlottesville violence. Also, Sierra Leone plea as mudslide toll rises and the explorer Pen Hadow sails for North Pole as Arctic ice melts.

N Korea leader holds off on Guam threat

Kim Jong-un puts on hold plans to fire ballistic missiles towards Pacific island, Freetown mudslide aftermath, Saudi Arabia's missing princes, why it's bad to feed bread to ducks

Hundreds killed in Sierra Leone mudslides

The country's president, Ernest Bai Koroma, said an emergency response centre had been set up to deal with what he called a national tragedy.

Also, a girl has been killed after a car was rammed into a restaurant near Paris. And crocodile matchmaking in Bangladesh.

Sierra Leone Mudslides: Hundreds Feared Dead

Local media say at least 200 bodies have been found on the outskirts of Freetown. Dozens of houses were submerged early in the morning after heavy rains triggered the collapse of a waterlogged hillside.

Also, seventy years of independence for Pakistan and India, and four years of quiet for Big Ben.

Charlottesville: White House Defends Trump Response

A spokesman said Mr Trump's condemnation of violence included white supremacists. The president was criticised for not explicitly condemning far-right groups.

Also, should a convicted felon practise law? And, can children's shoes be sexist?