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Jonathan Charles presents news bulletins on BBC World News as well as fronting World News Today at 12.00GMT on Fridays.

Jonathan has enjoyed the nomadic life of a foreign correspondent, living abroad in New York, Paris, Brussels and Frankfurt.

During his time as a BBC television and radio correspondent, he covered some of the biggest events of the past two decades including the Iraq/Gulf wars, the war in Afghanistan, the conflict in Chechnya, the school siege massacre at Beslan, the integration of the European Union and the Turkish earthquakes.

After years of travelling as a foreign correspondent, Jonathan is now presenting BBC news bulletins, as well as making longer documentary programmes.

Jonathan studied at Oriel College, Oxford University. He holds an MA(Oxon) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and speaks French and German fluently.