BBC Newshour

With the world's 24-hour news cycle now more intense and unrelenting than ever, there's never been a greater need for a programme that cuts through the background noise and provides you with the definitive take on the big stories of the day, brought to you by the BBC's global network of correspondents, with all the information you need to keep up with world events.

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From BBC Newshour

  • More Than $1bn Pledged to Yemen
    The UN Secretary General says a donor conference to tackle Yemen's humanitarian crisis has been a remarkable success, securing more than a billion dollars worth of pledges. Also in the programme; Turkey bombs US-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria and; the "robbery of the century" in Paraguay. (Photo: Yemenis collect water from a donated source amid an ongoing wide spread disruption of water supplies in an impoverished coastal village on the outskirts of the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
  • Turkey Bombs Kurdish Fighters in Syria
    Turkish warplanes have struck YPG fighters who are part of a US backed coalition which has been closing in on the so called Islamic State bastion of Raqqa. Also in the programme, France's outgoing president calls for unity and strength at a memorial for a policeman shot dead in Paris last week, and we'll hear from the translator of a novel which won the Welcome Prize for Science Writing. (Picture: Fighters in northern Syria take part in training run by the Kurdish YPG forces. Credit: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Le Pen ‘Steps Aside’ as Front National Leader
    Marine Le Pen, French presidential candidate for the far-right Front National party has announced she will step down as party leader. Le Pen is due to face centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron in the run-off election for the presidency of the republic next month. Also in the programme: Afghanistan’s defence minister and army chief of staff resign following an attack by Taliban fighters which killed at least 100 Afghan soldiers; Dr Peggy Whitson , the American astronaut spending a record-breaking 534th day in space. (Image: National Front leader Marine Le Pen addresses activists on 23rd April 2017 in Henin Beaumont, France. Credit: Chesnot/Getty Images)
  • Macron and Le Pen Prepare for Presidential Run-Off
    The French centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron, and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen through to second round of France's presidential elections on May 7th. Also in the programme: Afghanistan's defence minister and army chief resign following last week's attack on Afghan army base; British woman has triplets who were conceived at different times. (Photo: People walk past election campaign posters for French presidential election candidate for the far-right Front National (FN - National Front) party Marine Le Pen (L) and candidate for the En Marche ! movement Emmanuel Macron (R) outside a polling station during the first round of the French presidential election first round vote on April 23, 2017. Credit: PASCAL PAVANI/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Exit Polls See Macron and Le Pen in Presidential Run-Off
    Exit polls in France suggest the centrist Emmanuel Macron has won the first round of the presidential election. Projected results also indicate Marine le Pen of the anti-immigration National Front has come second. They now go through to a run-off to be held in early May. (Image: Emmanuel Macron (left) and Marine Le Pen (right). Credit: AFP Eric Feferberg / Joel Sageteric)
  • Fighting continues at site of Afghanistan MOAB strike
    Ten days after the US MOAB strike in Afghanistan, a BBC journalist gains access to the bomb site to find fighting continues between so-called Islamic State and Afghan forces. Also in the programme, voters cast their ballots in the French presidential election, and the London Marathon runner raising money to pay for 100 weddings for poor people around the world. (PHOTO: A US MOAB weapon. CREDIT: US Air Force)
  • The Battle for the Future of Germany's Populist Right-Wing
    Members of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party reject their leader's plans aimed at broadening its appeal. Hear whether the party is likely to stay united ahead of elections later this year. Also in the programme, the UN blames South Sudan's president Salva Kiir for much of the fighting in the country. And with coal on the decline in the UK, we hear archive accounts of how the fuel powered Britain's development. (Photo: Chairman of the AfD Joerg Meuthen speaks to party Chairwoman Frauke Petry at their federal conference. Credit: Getty Images)
  • US confirms it will take refugees from Australian camps
    US Vice President Mike Pence says the US government does not "admire the agreement" with Australia to re-settle refugees held on Nauru and Manus Island, but will honour the deal. Also in the programme, France prepares to go to the polls in a Presidential election remarkable for its tight four-person race. And 20 years after NASA launched its Cassini spacecraft begins its final descent into Saturn's atmosphere. (Photo: Protesters occupy the office of the Australian PM. CREDIT: Reuters)
  • Safety Dominates Last Day of French Presidential Campaign
    France's presidential front-runners have turned their attention to the topic of terrorism following Thursday night's shooting in Paris by a man who claimed to have links to the so-called Islamic State. Also in the programme: Qatari royal family members among those released after sixteen months' captivity in Iraq; The 4-day 'celebration' in Prince's Paisley Park, one year after the singer's death. (Photo: (LtoR) French presidential election candidates: right-wing Les Republicains (LR) party Francois Fillon, En Marche ! movement Emmanuel Macron, far-left coalition La France insoumise Jean-Luc Melenchon, and far-right Front National (FN) party Marine Le Pen. Credit: PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Paris Shooting Ahead of Elections
    A policeman has been shot dead ahead of the first round of the presidential elections this weekend. The outcome is highly anticipated as it could have major implications for France and Europe as a whole. Also in the programme; returning to meet a young Syrian boy who has known nothing but war; and why has a Vietnamese village taken 19 police officers hostage? (Picture: People walking past campaign posters of French presidential election candidates in Bailleul, northern France, two days before the first round of the election. Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images)

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