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

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.

Hurricane Irma batters Cuba

As Hurricane Irma batters Cuba, time runs out for Florida evacuation / Burmese Rohingyas may not be allowed back / Search continues for survivors of Mexican earthquake

'Time is running out' to escape Hurricane Irma

The Governor of Florida warns of devastation, and there's looting in St Martin. Also we hear more about the plight of Muslim Rohingyas after our correspondent returns from Rakhine state and software that can identify your sexuality

Strongest Earthquake this Century Hits Mexico

Severe damage has been reported in Oaxaca and Chiapas states. Also, US federal emergency agency says Hurricane Irma will 'devastate' either Florida or neighbouring states and bats 'tricked' into flying into buildings.