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

Xi Jinping Declares 'New Era' for China

The Chinese president tells the Communist Party congress in Beijing it is time for the country to 'take centre stage'. Also: Kenyan official flees to US before poll and Japan's lunar orbiter discovers the dimensions of a moon cave.

Raqqa: US-backed Alliance Celebrates Victory over IS

The self -declared capital of Islamic State has fallen to a coalition of Syrian fighters. Also, Trump's latest travel ban order is blocked and the US author George Saunders wins the Man Booker Prize.

Raqqa: IS 'Capital' Falls to US-backed Syrian Forces

Syrian Democratic Forces say they've taken Raqqa from IS after five-month assault.

Also, Kurdish fighters withdraw from Iraqi city of Sinjar, son of murdered Maltese journalist hits out at 'mafia state', Philippines city is declared 'liberated' from radical Islamists, and how Turkish women feel about 'female-only' buses.

Kirkuk: Iraqi Government Troops Enter Disputed City

Iraqi Army takes key positions in Kirkuk from Kurdish fighters.

Also, Spain says Catalonia leader Puigdemont 'unclear' on independence, at least 30 die in wildfires in Portugal and Spain, and a new comedy film is released about Stalin - one of history's most infamous tyrants.

Austria Set to Elect World's Youngest Leader

Austria's conservative People's Party, led by 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, is set to win the country's general election -- making him the world's youngest national leader. Also: hundreds killed in deadliest-ever Mogadishu bomb blast, Baghdad warns it will use all means necessary to reassert its authority over the disputed region of Kirkuk, and the end of 900 years of monastic life at a historic abbey in Germany.