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Back in 1968, toddler Kathy Wrethman went missing in Australia.Initial searches came to nothing, but she was found by chance by a group of teenagers.She was wandering alone, 20 miles from home, and her hair had been cut.For the first time in her life, Kathy is introduced to the man who found her when he was a boy, all those years ago.Please subscri…
 
Andy Zaltzman and the News Quiz satirise the week's news from the UK and beyond.This week Andy is joined by Alice Fraser, Chris McCausland, Daliso Chaponda and Hugo Rifkind. They try to make sense of a week of big dogs, pork pies and red meat.Chair's Script: Written by Andy ZaltzmanAdditional Material: Written by Heidi Regan, Cameron Loxdale, Steph…
 
With the 2022 Fifa World Cup less than 10 months away Kelly Cates is joined by Rob Harris, global sports correspondent for the Associated Press to discuss the issues surrounding the tournament.We look at whether teams will be able to protest freely in the country after high profile protests by Germany, Netherlands and Norway players in qualifying. …
 
It’s no surprise to anyone that money talks in English football but lately it seems louder than ever. Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney recently bought a club in the English lower leagues, while the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund completed a controversial takeover of Newcastle United. Meanwhile, a founding club of the Premier L…
 
Stephen Sackur speaks to Hong Kong Legislative Councillor Dominic Lee Tsz-king, a high profile defender of Beijing’s increasingly tight grip on the territory. With China’s increasing crackdown in the city and pro-democracy activists arrested, exiled or cowed into silence, has "one country, two systems" become "one country, one system"?…
 
The Metropolitan Police has launched an investigation into parties held in No 10 during the coronavirus pandemic.Officers are looking into "potential breaches of Covid-19 regulations" in Downing Street and Whitehall since 2020, Commissioner Cressida Dick said.She added that the investigation was launched after an internal inquiry led by civil serva…
 
Sean Farrington gets the latest on CO2 shortages - could there be empty shelves? He also speaks to WPP founder and advertising giant Sir Martin Sorrell to hear his views on the current Tory crisis and whether the party is good for business and the economy.Plus job cuts at Unilever and Royal Mail, more on the cost of living squeeze and how Microsoft…
 
The International Monetary Fund has downgraded its forecast for the global economy - trimming half a percentage point off its projection - now at 4.4 per cent. The IMF's First Deputy Managing Director, Gita Gopinath tells us the focus right now is on the world’s two biggest economies - the US and China - neither of which, the IMF believes, will be …
 
The military in Burkina Faso says it has overthrown President Roch Kaboré.They said he had failed to unite the nation.And that he hasn’t effectively dealt with a growing security crisis.Burkina Faso has been fighting militants linked to the Islamic State group and al-Qaeda.So, how have people there reacted to the coup?And what might be next for Bur…
 
- မြန်မာနိုင်ငံမှာ ရွှေစျေးမြင့်တက်လာမှုနဲ့ ပတ်သက်လို့ ရွှေလုပ်ငန်းရှင် အသင်းနဲ့ မေးမြန်းချက်- စပါး သီးနှံထွက် ညံ့လို့ လယ်သမားတွေ ဒေါ်လာ သန်း၂၀၀ ထောက်ပံ့ကူညီပေးတဲ့ သီရိလင်္ကာက အခြေအနေ- ဒီနှစ်မှာ ကမ္ဘာစီးပွားရေး တိုးတက်နှုန်း အကြီးအကျယ်နှေးကွေးနေတယ်လို့ ပြောလိုက်တဲ့ နိုင်ငံတကာ ငွေကြေး ရံပုံငွေ အဖွဲ့ရဲ့ သုံးသပ် ခန့်မှန်းချက် အကြောင်း အပါအ၀င် ဗုဒ္ဓဟူး…
 
The International Monetary Fund has downgraded its forecast for the global economy - trimming half a percentage point off its projection - now at 4.4 per cent. The IMF's First Deputy Managing Director, Gita Gopinath tells us the focus right now is on the world’s two biggest economies - the US and China - neither of which, the IMF believes, will be …
 
With the 2022 Fifa World Cup less than 10 months away Kelly Cates is joined by the BBC sports editor Dan Roan and Rob Harris, global sports correspondent for the Associated Press to discuss the issues surrounding Qatar hosting the tournament.Fatma Al Nuaimi from Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy joins us to talk about preparations f…
 
President Emmanuel Macron has announced that he will hold talks on the phone with the Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday. He made the announcement after meeting with the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to discuss de-escalation of the tensions between Russia and Ukraine.Also in the programme: Police in the UK have said they will investigate al…
 
Connectivity to Tonga partially restored but undersea cable repair could take weeks. The underwater volcanic eruption severed the country’s only underwater network cable and ash clouds have made satellite connectivity impossible. Professor Nicole Starosielski from NYU, an expert in underwater connectivity and author of “The undersea network”, joins…
 
Record ambulance delays are leaving patients waiting hours for emergency care to arrive with waiting times increasing every month. Some patients wait hours at home, many wait outside the hospitals for a bed to become available, but for a small number, ambulances are arriving too late and patients are dying while waiting for help to arrive. In this …
 
Cameroon launches investigation into a deadly AFCON stampede that's killed at least eight people, of which two were children; Protesters in Burkina Faso celebrate the coup that ousted President Kabore' yesterday; Also, why has Malawi's President Chakwera sacked his entire cabinet?; We hear from Ugandans who, following the lifting of covid-19 restri…
 
Britain is prepared to deploy troops to protect Nato allies in Europe if Russia invades Ukraine, the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said.Russia has built up some 100,000 troops at the border but denied planning an invasion.In crisis talks last night, Western powers agreed to “unprecedented” sanctions against Russia if troops marched into Ukrai…
 
Millions of people in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan have suffered power cuts. The disruption was caused by a grid failure, and Timor Karpov in the Uzbekistan capital Tashkent tells us about his experience of power shortages. And Temur Umarov of the Carnegie Moscow Centre explains the background to the problems. Also in the programme, the BB…
 
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