World Update: Daily Commute

World Update: Daily Commute


A daily digest of news and features presented by Dan Damon.


BrexitWatch: Do Canada-EU Trade Negotiations Spell Trouble for Britain?  

CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement ) is being blocked by 3 small Belgian regions. The deal is the most ambitious trade agreement in the European Union's history, so what do these problems mean for the UK as it prepares a negotiating position with the bloc? Allie Renison is Head of Europe and Trade Policy at the Institute of Directors, she told Rebecca Kesby about the likely implications. (Picture: Canada and EU flag shake hands Credit: Thinkstock)

Dozens Killed at Pakistan Police College  

Early voting in the US elections; How war started in Syria; Heathrow airport to get bigger (Picture: Injured man being taken into hospital in Quetta Picture: EPA)

Calais Migrants: France Begins to Clear 'Jungle' Camp  

Travelling the migrant route; Booker Prize preview; How will Latinos vote in the US election? (Picture: Migrants having papers checked Credit: Reuters)

The Sunday Feature: 'The Mother of Modern Witchcraft'  

The personal collection of Doreen Valiente is being shown for the first time in Brighton's Preston Manor, in the south of England. World Update's Jerry Sullivan explores the life of the woman who reinvented witchcraft as a religion. (Photo Credit: Doreen Valiente Foundation Music: The Witches' Ballad by Doreen Valiente - performed by Dreow Bennett)

Weekend Extra  

IS launches counter-attack; Schindler's factory to become a museum; Syrian refugees in UK; Is it time to talk to Pyongyang over its nuclear prog?

South Africa to Quit the ICC  

Remembering a Welsh mining disaster; American millennials disillusioned with politics; Snow leopards at risk from poachers (President Zuma (L) and his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta, against whom an ICC prosecution failed Credit: EPA)

The Final Presidential Debate  

Posthumous pardons for gay men in UK; Picasso's ponytail girl. (Photo: Final presidential debate in Las Vegas. Credit: AFP)

BrexitWatch: Britain, Brexit and Inflation  

Has Britain's Brexit vote led to an increase in inflation? Dan Damon spoke to market traders in the north of England and to Gerard Lyons, economic advisor at the Policy Exchange Thinktank in London and part of the group Economists for Brexit. (Picture: Pound coins; Credit: BBC)

'Hundreds Flee' Mosul Ahead of Battle  

International science institute opens in London; Bruce Springsteen talks music and US elections (Image: Civilians fleeing Mosul Credit: AP)

Iraqi Troops 'Ahead of Schedule' in Mosul Battle Against IS  

Philippines president in China; Disabled in Mexico City; What do Germans make of the US presidential election? (Picture: Iraqi tank from army which is moving on Mosul from the south Credit: AFP)

Battle for Mosul: Operation to Retake Iraqi City from IS Begins  

France's attempts to boost entrepreneurship; Japan's difficult relationship with nuclear power; Language and identity in Italy (Picture: Tanks are moving across the Nineveh Plains towards Mosul Credit Orla Guerin/BBC)

The Sunday Feature: The Thames Estuary  

Dan Damon travels up the water linking London to the North Sea. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Weekend Extra  

Syrian refugee child brides; US families divided over Trump and Clinton; Are zoos bad for gorillas?

Thais Mourn Death of Revered King  

The lives of children in Aleppo; Istanbul arts after the coup; Studies point to normalisation of sexism (Picture: Thais holding pictures of the king Credit: Reuters)

Woman Says Trump Groped Her 'Like an Octopus'  

The Mexican town fighting organised crime; Remembering Dario Fo, Italian Nobel laureate; the Age of Jazz, in pictures (Photo: Donald Trump in 1990. Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

BrexitWatch: What About Ireland?  

How will Brexit affect the long-standing and often complex relationship between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland? Very significantly, says Diarmaid Ferriter, who is a professor of modern Irish history at University College Dublin. He spoke to Dan Damon about trade, travel and peace. (Photo: British Prime Minister Theresa May meets Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny in London. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/Getty Images)

Former IS Fighters Held in Syrian Camp  

Aleppo mother's grief; Trump's German roots; Can traditional Korean music fend off K-pop? (Photo: Flag of so-called Islamic State (IS) group. Credit: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

Hurricane Matthew: Haiti Risks 'Real Famine'  

Hackers and the US presidential election; Scary clown craze crosses the Atlantic; How music came out (Picture: Woman walks past destroyed houses in Haiti Credit: Reuters)

US Election: Trump Launches Ferocious Attack on Clintons  

Russian cyber-security threats; The fishy row between India and Bangladesh; German police detain terror suspect (Picture: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump share the state Credit: AP)

The Sunday Feature: The Guerrilla Girls  

Olivia Crellin meets the masked female artists challenging the art world patriarchy (Photo courtesy of The Guerrilla Girls)

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