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

  • Israeli soldier sentenced for Palestinian death
    An Israeli soldier who killed a wounded Palestinian attacker in a high-profile case that split opinion across the country has been jailed for 18 months, but the father of the man says the sentence is not long enough. Also on the programme: why one in five people smuggled in Europe are from Albania; and the perfect antidote for self-help books. (Picture: Israeli soldier Elor Azaria (R) is embraced by his mother in an Israel military court in Tel Aviv. Credit: EPA/JIM HOLLANDER)
  • Tracking Chinese Cars in Terrorism Crackdown
    Drivers in the Chinese region of Xinjiang will be compelled to install GPS tracking devices in their cars and refused petrol if they don't. Xinjiang is home to China's Uighur ethnic minority, which is predominantly Muslim. Also in the programme, anti-terrorism arrests in France. And art previously looted from Iraq to go on display in Venice. (Photo: Security cameras on a street in Urumqi, capital of China's Xinjiang region. Credit: Getty Images)
  • General McMaster is New US National Security Advisor
    President Trump has named Lt Gen HR McMaster as his new National Security Advisor, replacing Lt Gen Michael Flynn who resigned recently. President Trump described Gen McMaster as "a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience". Also on the programme: we hear from a man with two wives as Nigeria looks to restrict polygamy laws. And scientists in the US have found a way of getting every last drop of ketchup out of the bottle. (Photo: US President Donald Trump (C) announces US Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster (L) as his national security adviser and Keith Kellogg (R) as McMaster's chief of staff. Credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Pence Seeks to Allay EU Fears Over Trump
    On a visit to Brussels, US Vice-President Mike Pence insisted the Trump administration "will remain committed" to cooperation and partnership with the European Union. It follows comments from President Trump questioning the future of the European project. Also in the programme, could placing patients in 'hibernation' help them survive cancer treatment? Plus search engines Google and Microsoft Bing agree to demote piracy websites. (Photo: US Vice-President Mike Pence at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
  • Iraqi Troops Make Headway Against IS
    BBC's Quentin Sommerville is with Iraqi troops as they begin the battle to free western Mosul from the so-called Islamic State. Also on the programme: Ecuador elections; and Adolf Hitler's telephone is up for auction. (Photo: Iraqi forces near the south of Mosul. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
  • West Mosul Offensive Begins
    The Iraqi prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, announces the beginning of the offensive to retake western Mosul from the group calling itself Islamic State. Also on the programme: Why doctors are striking in Zimbabwe and what happened in Sweden on Friday night? (Photo: Iraqi security forces advance towards the south of Mosul. Credit: Reuters/Khalid al Mousily)
  • Roe v Wade: Woman in US Abortion Legal Test Case Dies
    Norma McCorvey, an American woman who was at the centre of a 1973 Supreme Court decision establishing the right to an abortion has died at the age of 69. Also on the programme: President Trump to address his supporters in a rally in Florida; and China bans imports of North Korean coal. (Picture: Norma McCorvey. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
  • Pence Reaffirms Transatlantic Alliance
    US Vice President Pence: America and Europe are "bound together by the same noble ideals". Also in the programme, a fourth arrest in Kim Jong-nam murder investigation and Genghis Khan reappraised in new Dutch exhibition. (Photo:US Vice President Mike Pence delivers a speech at the Munich Security Conference in Germany. Credit: Christof Stachechristof Stache/AFP/Getty Images)
  • McCain: People Are 'Giving Up On The West'
    Senior Republican Senator John McCain says that while western nations still have the power to maintain "our world order" it's unclear whether they have the will. Also in the programme, the declining finances of the Islamic State group and will Donald Trump's victory help or hinder Europe's right wing nationalists? (Photo: US senator John McCain speaks on the first day of the 53rd Munich Security Conference. Credit: Thomas Kienzle/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Pakistan Mourns Sufi Shrine Attack Victims
    Pakistan has launched a nationwide security operation after a suicide bomber killed at least eighty people at a Sufi Muslim shrine on Thursday. The so-called Islamic State group says it carried out the attack at the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sindh province. We ask an expert how big a threat is the Islamic State group to Pakistan? Also on the programme: we speak to a woman who fled a deadly cult run by her father and a month on since he took office, what people in rural America make of Donald Trump's presidency. (Photo: Pakistani relatives mourn over the coffin of a 13-year-old blast victim, Zeeshan, during his funeral in the town of Sehwan in Sindh province. Credit: Getty Images)

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