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

Scaramucci sacked as Trump media chief

White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has been fired after fewer than ten days in the post. Also, US imposes sanctions on Venezuela leader, and the playwright and actor Sam Shepard dies aged 73.

Kabul: Gun Battle at Iraqi Embassy

Afghan security forces battle gunmen following suicide-attack outside Iraqi embassy. IS claims it carried out the assault. Also, Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro claims victory after controversial election, renowned French film star Jeanne Moreau dies at 89, and a Tanzanian albino band uses music to tackle prejudice

Venezuelans Killed Ahead of Election

Several people have been killed in Venezuela as voting takes place in a divisive election for a new assembly to rewrite the constitution. Also, President Putin confirms US diplomats are to be expelled from Russia, a woman campaigning against male guardianship in Saudi Arabia is freed, and commemorations take place in Belgium to mark one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War.

Hamburg Attacker 'Was Known Islamist'

The man who killed one and injured six with a knife was known to police and had "psychological" issues. Also, Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif names brother as his successor, Honolulu bans texting while crossing roads, and scientists set sail to discover Zealandia.

White House Chief of Staff Out

President Trump replaces Reince Priebus with General John F Kelly, North Korea in fresh long-range missile test, German diesel car ban, 'paw-ternity' leave for parents with pets

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif resigns after verdict

The ruling follows accusations from the Panama Papers two years ago, which linked three of Nawaz Sharif's children to expensive residential properties in London through offshore companies. Also, Russia retaliates over US sanctions and slimy slugs inspire 'potentially lifesaving' medical glue.