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News Report

Intermediate level

Improve your listening skills with News Report - our English language teaching series that uses authentic audio news stories from the BBC. 

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    US nuclear force still uses floppy disks

    Episode 160621 / 21 Jun 2016

    US technology from the 1970s

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    Remembering Orlando victims

    Episode 160614 / 14 Jun 2016

    Orlando victims remembered

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    Muhammad Ali's funeral

    Episode 160607 / 07 Jun 2016

    Celebrities to carry coffin

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    Superbug threat

    Episode 160531 / 31 May 2016

    A new superbug has been found

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    Australian bat invasion

    Episode 160524 / 24 May 2016

    Flying fox bats surround town

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    Demand for biofuel in US hits bee numbers

    Episode 160517 / 17 May 2016

    Demand for biofuel in US hits bee numbers

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    A fifth of world's plants in danger

    Episode 160510 / 10 May 2016

    2,000 new plants found but many more at risk

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    Leicester City win the Premier League

    Episode 160503 / 03 May 2016

    Biggest surprise in Premier League history

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    Chernobyl remembered

    Episode 160426 / 26 Apr 2016

    30 years after the world's worst nuclear accident

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    Destroyed Syrian arch rises again in London

    Episode 160419 / 19 Apr 2016

    Arch destroyed by Islamic State is rebuilt and displayed in London.

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    Drive to remove Brazil's President Rousseff

    Episode 160412 / 12 Apr 2016

    Troubled times for Brazil's president

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    Panama papers: The Pyongyang connection

    Episode 160405 / 05 Apr 2016

    Panama legal firm had North Korean clients

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    Great Barrier Reef 'severely damaged'

    Episode 160329 / 29 Mar 2016

    Will the Great Barrier Reef die?

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    Apple vs the FBI

    Episode 160322 / 22 Mar 2016

    Apple vs the FBI

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    $100m Bangladesh bank fraud

    Episode 160315 / 15 Mar 2016

    The $100m Bangladesh bank fraud

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    Sharapova's failed drug test

    Episode 160308 / 08 Mar 2016

    Nike suspends contract with Sharapova over drugs test

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    Calais 'Jungle' clearance

    Episode 160301 / 01 Mar 2016

    Authorities move in to clear migrant camp

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    Delhi water crisis

    Episode 160223 / 23 Feb 2016

    Authorities tackle a crisis which left 10 million people without water

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    Taylor Swift breaks Grammy record

    Episode 160216 / 16 Feb 2016

    Taylor Swift wins album of the year for the second time

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    Violence on streets of Hong Kong

    Episode 160209 / 09 Feb 2016

    Police clear illegal food stalls

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    Zika – 'no risk' to Rio Olympics

    Episode 160202 / 02 Feb 2016

    Will Zika affect the Rio Olympics?

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    Beatrix Potter story discovered

    Episode 160126 / 26 Jan 2016

    The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots to be published

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    China growth slows

    Episode 160119 / 19 Jan 2016

    25 year low in growth

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    Recycling light

    Episode 160112 / 12 Jan 2016

    New bulbs three times more efficient

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    US gun law

    Episode 160105 / 05 Jan 2016

    Obama says gun law action will save lives

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    Japan whaling

    Episode 151222 / 22 Dec 2015

    Japan resumes Antarctic whale hunt

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    Star Wars premiere

    Episode 151215 / 15 Dec 2015

    Hollywood turns out in force for Star Wars premiere

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    Beijing smog

    Episode 151208 / 08 Dec 2015

    Smog in Beijing

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    Licence to kiss

    Episode 151201 / 01 Dec 2015

    James Bond in India

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    Brussels lockdown

    Episode 151123 / 23 Nov 2015

    Brussels in third day of high alert

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    Paris terror

    Episode 151116 / 16 Nov 2015

    Police search for Paris attackers

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    Myanmar election

    Episode 151109 / 09 Nov 2015

    Who will win the Burmese election?

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    Russian plane crash

    Episode 151102 / 02 Nov 2015

    What caused the Russian plane crash?

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    Red meat and cancer

    Episode 151026 / 26 Oct 2015

    Does red meat cause cancer?

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    Migrants blocked in Balkans

    Episode 151019 / 19 Oct 2015

    Migrants blocked in Balkans

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    Pioneering ‘in womb’ clinical trial

    Episode 151012 / 12 Oct 2015

    Genetic treatment for bone disease to be tested

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    Missing mammal link found

    Episode 151005 / 05 Oct 2015

    New clue to life after the dinosaurs

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    Nationalists win Catalonia vote

    Episode 150928 / 28 Sep 2015

    Catalans push for independence

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    Greece re-elects Tsipras

    Episode 150921 / 21 Sep 2015

    Greece gives Alexis Tsipras a new mandate

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    Tourists killed by Egyptian forces

    Episode 150914 / 14 Sep 2015

    Egyptian security forces have killed Mexican tourists in the Wahat area of the Western Desert.

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    Germany's plan for migrants

    Episode 150907 / 07 Sep 2015

    Germany has announced a plan to support the large number of people who are leaving Syria and elsewhere.

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    Historic temple destroyed

    Episode 150824 / 24 Aug 2015

    Islamic State militants have destroyed one of Syria's major cultural treasures – the Baalshamin temple in the ancient city of Palmyra.

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    Water filter book

    Episode 150817 / 17 Aug 2015

    Millions of people around the world have no access to clean drinking water. Listen to a World Service story about a new book that could help in more ways than one...

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    Man shot at Ferguson protest

    Episode 150810 / 10 Aug 2015

    Man shot at Ferguson protest. A man shot by police in Ferguson, Missouri who said he had opened fire on them is in a "critical, unstable" condition and due to have surgery.

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    Cancer: Simple test gives hope

    Episode 150803 / 03 Aug 2015

    Scientists have developed a simple, new test that can identify the early stages of one kind of cancer. What can you understand by listening to the news from the BBC World Service?

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    Turkish PM: No plans to send troops to Syria

    Episode 150727 / 27 Jul 2015

    Turkey's PM has said they will not use ground troops in Syria. What can you understand by listening to the news from the BBC World Service?

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    Who will lead world football?

    Episode 150720 / 20 Jul 2015

    A date will be set for choosing a new Fifa leader. What can you understand by listening to the news from the BBC World Service?

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    Third Greek bailout

    Episode 150713 / 13 Jul 2015

    Eurozone leaders have agreed to offer Greece a third bailout, after long talks in Brussels. What can you understand by listening to the news from the BBC World Service?

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    Greek finance minister resigns after 'no' vote

    Episode 150706 / 06 Jul 2015

    Greece's finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, resigns. What can you understand by listening to the news from the BBC World Service?

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    Solar-powered plane takes off again

    Episode 150629 / 29 Jun 2015

    A solar-powered plane is making its second bid at a record-breaking flight across the Pacific Ocean. Try understanding a genuine news story from BBC World Service with our help.

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    Taylor Swift forces Apple music change

    Episode 150622 / 22 Jun 2015

    Apple Music has reversed its payment policy, a day after the singer Taylor Swift said she was refusing to allow the company to stream her album 1989. How much of the story can you understand by listening to a genuine BBC World Service news bulletin?

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    Magna Carta commemoration

    Episode 150615 / 15 Jun 2015

    The 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta is celebrated. How much of the story can you understand by listening to a genuine BBC World Service news bulletin?

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    China's greenhouse gases

    Episode 150608 / 08 Jun 2015

    New report shows some good news for China's greenhouse gases. What can you understand by listening to the news from the BBC World Service?

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    Banning smoking in China

    Episode 150601 / 01 Jun 2015

    Can the Chinese government ban smoking in Beijing? Hear a genuine news report from the BBC World Service and see how much you can understand.

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    Pregnant women warned on taking paracetamol

    Episode 150526 / 26 May 2015

    Why are scientists warning about taking paracetamol during pregnancy? How much can you understand when listening to a news report from the BBC World Service?

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    South East Asia migrants' crisis

    Episode 150518 / 18 May 2015

    Why are migrants heading for Indonesia and where do they come from? Hear a genuine news report from the BBC World Service and see how much you can understand.

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    Egypt's animal mummy 'scandal' revealed

    Episode 150511 / 11 May 2015

    What have British scientists revealed about ancient Egypt's animal mummies? Test your listening and reading skills with this genuine news report from the BBC World Service.

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    Battery-powered future

    Episode 150505 / 05 May 2015

    Could batteries powered by the sun's rays change the way the world uses electricity? Test your listening and reading skills with this genuine news report from the BBC World Service.