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

Court Annuls Kenya Presidential Election

The Kenyan Supreme Court orders a new vote citing irregularities, sparking joy among opposition supporters. Also: UN says tens of thousands of Rohingya flee Myanmar and the launch of XFEL - world's largest X-ray laser.

US Orders Russia to Close Consulate in Tit-For-Tat Move

The San Francisco Consulate and annexes in New York and Washington must close by Saturday. Also, the new Venezuelan attorney general accuses his predecessor of involvement in an alleged corruption scandal. The growth of urban vertical gardens.

Macron Launches Overhaul of French Labour Laws

France's government unveils its signature plan, promising to 'free up the energy of the work force'. Also: 'dangerous' leak from flooded Texas plant and public marks 20 years since Princess Diana's death.

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.