World Update: Daily Commute

World Update: Daily Commute


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


Brexit Watch: Article 50 Triggered  

In this special edition of Brexit Watch, Dan goes to 'Brexit Central' - Boston in Lincolnshire - on the day the UK officially starts its departure from the EU. (IMAGE: The Prime Minster Of the United Kingdom Theresa May Signs Article 50 - Christopher Furlong - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Article 50: Britain's Most Pro-Brexit Town  

A special broadcast from Boston, Lincolnshire, on the day PM Theresa May triggers Brexit, with views from both sides as to how the UK will move forward now that it is formally leaving the European Union. (Image: Theresa May signs the letter to the EU confirming the UK's departure Credit: PA)

Cyclone Debbie Batters Queensland  

Storm brings violent winds and torrential rains. Also: Brits in Europe after Brexit; My son, the jihadi; Inkblot psychology (Picture: Satellite image of storm at 0530GMT, 28/3/2017 Credit: EPA)

Russia Protests: Opposition Leader in Court  

500 protesters were detained in the capital and across the country. Also: Robo-bricklayers; Is India becoming more Hindu? (Picture: Alexei Navalny was taken by police officers during a rally in central Moscow Credit: Reuters)

The Sunday Feature: From Communist Albania to the World Stage  

The BBC's Albana Kasapi meets fellow Albanian and world class soprano Ermonela Jaho at the Royal Opera House in London. (Image: Ermonela Jaho as Sister Angelica at the Royal Opera House Credit: Bill Cooper)

Weekend Extra  

London attack: Jo Cox widower on 'defeating terrorism'; Chuck Berry; Fighting over flags

London Police Appeal for Information on Attacker  

Scotland yard says Khalid Masood was Muslim convert. Also: Cricket and Rwandan reconciliation; What makes London a great city? (Image: People lit candles in a vigil in London's Trafalgar Square Credit: Getty Images)

Police Arrest Seven after Westminster Attack  

Arrests were made in raids in London, Birmingham and elsewhere after the attack that left four dead. Also: Obamacare is four years old; Nick Ut on his "Napalm Girl" photo (Image: Police and forensics at the scene Credit: AP)

Brexit Watch: Timetable to Leave  

What is the timeline for the UK's departure now? Jill Rutter is a Programme Director at the Institute of Government, an independent charity promoting effective government. Dan Damon asks what happens after 29th March, when the British Prime Minister, Theresa May triggers Article 50? (IMAGE: An arrangement of newspapers pictured in London on March 20, 2017, shows the front page of the London Evening Standard newspaper reporting the announcement that Britain will launch the process of leaving the European Union on March 29, 2017 - CREDIT: DANIEL SORABJI/AFP/Getty Images)

Brussels Marks Bomb Attack Anniversary  

King led a minute's silence for victims of the suicide bombings Also: Playing football in war-torn Syria; Scottish Parliament votes on another referendum (Image: Queen Mathilde joined King Philippe (second right) at Zaventem airport Credit: Reuters)

Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness Dies  

Former IRA leader turned politician dies in hospital at the age of 66. Also: French presidential candidates debate on TV; Warning bells in Florida over flooding. (Image: Martin McGuinness served as Northern Ireland's deputy first minister for ten years Credit: PRESS EYE)

US Spy Chiefs to Assess Russia Claims  

They will also address Mr Trump's claim that he was wiretapped by his predecessor. Also: Vera Lynn turns 100; France presidential election TV debate (Image: FBI Director James Comey Credit: AP)

The Sunday Feature: Gay London in the early 20th century  

Dan Damon visits some of London's historic gay venues. (Photo: Police raid on a gay venue in London's Fitzroy Square from the National Archives collection)

Weekend Extra  

Dutch elections and populism in Europe; A stolen Stradivarius returns to the stage; What do brain scans tell us about criminal intent?

Britain Denies Wiretapping Trump  

Intelligence services say White House claims are "nonsense." Also: Hungary's container camps for migrants; Ireland's fury over that "despicable" pint of Guinness (Photo: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer answering reporters' questions on 16 March 2017. Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

US Court Blocks Second Trump Travel Ban  

Hawaii judge says Executive Order is "fundamentally flawed." Also: Dutch election results give victory to ruling party; Intimacy among men in India (Photo: Thousands of protesters march through central London during a demonstration against US President Donald Trump's original executive order banning immigration from seven mainly Muslim countries, 4 February 2017. Credit: Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Brexit Watch: Another Go At Scottish Independence?  

Britain starts the formal process of leaving the EU this month, giving impetus to calls for a fresh vote on Scottish independence. Dan brings together the BBC's political correspondent Rob Watson, Professor John Curtice of Strathclyde University in Glasgow, and Britain Taylor, political editor for BBC Scotland. (Photo: Scottish voters in favour of independence on the first anniversary of Scotland's 2014 independence referendum, in which 55 percent of voters were against leaving the United Kingdom, 19 September 2015. Credit: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images)

Netherland Goes to the Polls  

Vote seen as test of Geert Wilders' anti-immigration platform. Also: Donald Trump's 2005 tax return; Is Eastern European identity lost? (Dutch politician Geert Wilders (L), leader of the Freedom Party and Netherland Prime Minister and People's Party for Freedom and Democracy leader Mark Rutte (R). Credit: ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN and PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Dutch PM Warns Against Populism in TV Debate  

Mr Rutte took on his main rival, populist Geert Wilders, ahead of Wednesday's election. Also: America's east coast prepares to weather the storm; Children's exercise "declines from aged seven" (Picture: Mark Rutte (left) and his main rival Geert Wilders (right) met in the debate Credit: EPA)

Canada Refugees: Minister Says System Is Working  

PM Trudeau under pressure to secure borders since Trump's inauguration. Also: Voices from Rotterdam; Bear tracking in Peru (Picture: Sign at Canada/US border telling people it is illegal to cross there Credit: AP)

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