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Remembering Auschwitz

Listen to Remembering AuschwitzSurvivors return to the Nazi death camp 75 years after it was liberated. Also: a revolutionary approach to removing cancerous lungs, the danger posed by shipping to whale sharks off Australia and the perils of competitive eating.

Coronavirus: Death toll rises to 81 as China extends holiday

Listen to Coronavirus: Death toll rises to 81 as China extends holidayChina’s People’s Daily reports one wing of the new specialist hospital in Wuhan has already been constructed, in just 16 hours. Mystery surrounds a plane crash in Taliban territory in Afghanistan. Billie Eilish is the big winner at the Grammys.

Kobe Bryant: Basketball legend dies in helicopter crash

Listen to Kobe Bryant: Basketball legend dies in helicopter crashThe five-time NBA champion was widely considered one of the greatest players in the game's history. Also: China is extending its Lunar New Year holiday to help control the coronavirus outbreak, and the sheep that only eat seaweed foraged from beaches and are apparently more environmentally friendly because of it.

Democrats trying to undo election, say Trump lawyers

Listen to Democrats trying to undo election, say Trump lawyersPresident Trump's lawyers have begun defending him at his impeachment trial, accusing Democrats of seeking to overturn the result of the 2016 election. Also: Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned that the spread of a deadly new coronavirus is accelerating, and Brazil marks the first anniversary of the Brumadinho dam collapse.

Virus casts shadow over Chinese New Year

Listen to Virus casts shadow over Chinese New YearGrowing threat interrupts holiday plans as France confirms three people there are sick with coronavirus. Also in this edition: thousands of civilians flee a fresh front in Syria’s civil war, and one of England’s top football clubs tackles racism head on.

WHO says it's too early to declare a global epidemic

Listen to WHO says it's too early to declare a global epidemicCoronavirus in China has killed 26 people and infected more than 800; In Iraq, tens of thousands of people march to demand the removal of US troops; There are fears about huge swarms of locusts in East Africa which are destroying crops:

China fights to stop new virus spreading

Listen to China fights to stop new virus spreadingBeijing cancels Lunar New Year celebrations and cities like Wuhan curb public transport. Also: The world remembers Auschwitz, and a 3000 year-old Egyptian priest speaks again

China coronavirus: more cities under lockdown

Listen to China coronavirus: more cities under lockdownBeijing's palace complex, the Forbidden City,will be closed to the public. The International Court of Justice has ordered measures to prevent the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. World leaders attend a forum in Jerusalem to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.

Probe of Saudi crown prince urged over Bezos phone hacking

Listen to Probe of Saudi crown prince urged over Bezos phone hackingUN experts say they've seen information suggesting prince may have been involved, also no international health crisis yet over Coronavirus and billionaire helps Zimbabwe's doctors

China warns against travel to virus-hit Wuhan

Listen to China warns against travel to virus-hit WuhanChina says it is now at the "most critical stage" of prevention and control of the new virus. Also: Saudi Arabia denies that its crown prince was responsible for hacking Amazon boss Jeff Bezos' phone, and why are iguanas falling out of trees in Florida?

Trump impeachment trial starts with rule wrangling

Listen to Trump impeachment trial starts with rule wranglingDebate on witnesses and evidence marks the start of Senate proceedings. Also: First coronavirus case diagnosed in US, and swimming in freezing Antarctic waters - to save the planet.

Trump decries 'prophets of doom' on environment

Listen to Trump decries 'prophets of doom' on environmentPresident Trump attacks activists at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, with Greta Thunberg in the audience. Also: there's a warning against a cover-up as China virus cases jump, and what did a man and two dogs find on a beach?

Sri Lankan president says war missing are dead

Listen to Sri Lankan president says war missing are deadGotabaya Rajapaksa announces the deaths of thousands who disappeared in the civil war. Also: the stand-off between Central American migrants and Mexican border forces, and the two men on opposite sides of the world who tried to make an Earth Sandwich.

China virus: Cases triple as infection spreads to Beijing and Shanghai

Listen to China virus: Cases triple as infection spreads to Beijing and ShanghaiState media in China has been urging people not to panic as the new respiratory virus spreads across the country. The long-awaited extradition hearing in Canada of the senior Huawei executive, Meng Wanzhou. Africa's richest woman, Isabel dos Santos, tells the BBC she's the victim of a politically motivated witch-hunt by the Angolan government.

Progress reported at Libya summit in Berlin

Listen to Progress reported at Libya summit in BerlinWorld powers agree to uphold weapons embargo as part of efforts to end Libya conflict; General support for deal allowing Duke and Duchess of Sussex to step back from their royal duties - but Meghan's estranged father is critical; SpaceX has conducted a successful test of the emergency systems of its new spacecraft.

Prince Harry and Meghan drop royal duties and HRH titles

Listen to Prince Harry and Meghan drop royal duties and HRH titlesThe couple also intend to repay more than $3m of taxpayer money for the refurbishment of their UK home. The Queen and Buckingham Palace have issued statements following recent talks to discuss new roles for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Also: Violent clashes in Beirut between anti-government protesters and the Lebanese security forces have left 160 people injured, and why The Simpsons actor Hank Azaria says he will no longer voice the character Apu.

Clinton prosecutor Ken Starr to defend Trump

Listen to Clinton prosecutor Ken Starr to defend TrumpPresident Donald Trump brings in high-powered legal firepower for his impeachment trial. The team include a prosecutor who helped to impeach President Bill Clinton more than twenty years ago - and a celebrity defence lawyer. Also: The Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, demands Iran pay compensation for the shooting down of a plane with many Canadians on board, and why Apple's Lightning cable could soon be outlawed in the European Union.

Malta's police chief resigns after heavy criticism over journalist murder investigation

Listen to Malta's police chief resigns after heavy criticism over journalist murder investigationNo one has yet been convicted of the murder in 2017 of Daphne Caruana Galizia. She'd been investigating corruption among Malta's political and business elite. Also: Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has led Friday prayers for the first time in eight years, appealing for national unity while criticising the US, and a horse becomes a surprise passenger on a bus in Wales.

Senators sworn in for Trump impeachment trial

Listen to Senators sworn in for Trump impeachment trialThe articles of impeachment were read aloud on the Senate floor. Also: "alarming" one in five deaths worldwide due to sepsis, and an English bookshop has been inundated with orders after tweeting it hadn't sold a single book last Tuesday.

Russian parliament elects new prime minister

Listen to Russian parliament elects new prime ministerNew PM is Mikhail Mishustin, a little- known former head of the federal tax service, also Hong Kong's freedoms could last beyond 2047 and a turn of fortune for a Paris dustman

 

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