The World Tonight



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  • OJ Simpson dies aged 76 after cancer battle

    11/04/2024 Duración: 37min

    San Francisco-born Orenthal James Simpson’s diagnosis of prostate cancer was made public about two months ago. His televised trial for the deaths of his former wife, Nicole Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, in 1995 was a spectacle that has influenced trial coverage to this day. We reflect on OJ Simpson’s complicated cultural legacy with actor and comedian Ruby Wax.Also on the programme:Russian missile strikes on Ukraine’s second-largest city Kharkiv intensify – we hear from a resident.And Royal Mail is being urged to investigate claims of Chinese-made fake stamps…

  • ‘Toxic’ gender debate lets children down, report finds

    10/04/2024 Duración: 37min

    Children have been let down by a lack of research and “remarkably weak” evidence on medical interventions in gender care, according to a landmark review by paediatrician Dr Hilary Cass. We explore how the “toxicity” of the debate around gender outlined in the report is being felt by medical professionals. Also on the programme: Ukraine’s chief military adviser for gender issues is urging her country to adopt an Israeli-style female conscription policy – we hear rare testimony from a woman currently serving in the Ukrainian military’s Azov Brigade.And the German museum worker who’s been sacked for putting one of his own paintings on display…

  • What is Israel's next move in Gaza?

    09/04/2024 Duración: 38min

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says a date has been set for an invasion of the city of Rafah in southern Gaza - despite fresh global pressure against proceeding with an attack. An ally of Mr Netanyahu tells us he's ready to ignore the warnings. Also on the programme:Millions of people across North America have turned their faces to the sky to experience the most-viewed total solar eclipse in history. We hear from two of them - including one who's visually impaired.And why all songs faster than 116 beats per minute are being banned in Chechnya.

  • Israeli military publishes report into aid convoy deaths

    05/04/2024 Duración: 37min

    Also: A warning that Austria could be largely ice-free within forty-five yearsand the Tropicana hotel closes in Las Vegas - famous for gambling, glamour, sleaze and the mob.

  • Kate says she's being treated for cancer

    23/03/2024 Duración: 45min

    Also on the programme: Gunmen kill dozens in an attack on Crocus City Hall in Moscow; and the Israeli PM says he's determined to go ahead with attack on Rafah.