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Mnangagwa names military allies to key posts

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 10:17am
Zimbabwe's new President has appointed senior military figures to high-profile government positions. Also in the programme: the world's largest lithium ion battery and wild bears in France. (Picture: This file photo taken on November 24, 2017 shows Zimbabwe's new interim President Emmerson Mnangagwa reviewing the honour guard for the first time as president after being sworn-in during a ceremony at the National Sports Stadium in Harare Credit: AFP/Getty)
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Syria: UN Seeks Urgent Medical Evacuations

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 5:33pm
More people will die if 500 patients are not evacuated from the besieged rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta in Syria, the United Nations has said. The UN's Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria tells us that a situation in the Damascus suburb "belongs in the Middle Ages". Also in the programme: The White House and the US State Department insist Rex Tillerson remains in his post; and what can the leaders of Europe and Africa do to limit the human cost of illegal migration? (Image: People who got injured from bombings receive medical attention at a field hospital in Eastern Ghouta. Credit: Epa/Mohammed Badra)
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Trump Tweet Wrong Says May

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:37am
The UK Prime Minister criticises President Trump for sharing far-right content from the Britain First group. Also in the programme: Court investigates suicide of Bosnian Croat commander and China edges closer to detecting dark matter. (Photo: The banner of US President Donald Trump's @realDonaldTrump Twitter account. Credit: Reuters)
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Bosnian Croat General Takes His Life in Court

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 5:07pm
Bosnian Croat General drinks poison after his conviction for war crimes was upheld during the final hearing of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. We hear from his lawyer who says the trial has been flawed and assess the legacy of the tribunal. Also on the programme: Could the US intercept a North Korean nuclear missile? Murdered British MP's widower calls President Trump a "laughing stock" after the US President retweets three videos from a British far-right activist (Photo: Videograb taken from live footage of the International Criminal Court, shows Croatian former general Slobodan Praljak swallowing what is believed to be poison, during his judgement at the UN war crimes court to protest the upholding of a 20-year jail term. Credit: AFP / ICTY)
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N Korea Says New Missile Can Hit Entire US

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 10:12am
Another intercontinental ballistic missile test from North Korea: What options are there now to stop the country from becoming a full nuclear power? Also on the programme: President Trump has used his Twitter account to share several anti-Muslim videos posted by a far-right British group; and a new study says people who remain single into old age are 40 per cent more likely to develop dementia. Photo: Pyongyang residents watch news on the successful launch of a ballistic missile. Credit: Getty Images)
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North Korea Launches New Ballistic Missile

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 5:09pm
North Korea has fired another ballistic missile, the latest in a series of launches that have raised tensions with its neighbours and the US. The Pentagon said it believed it was an intercontinental ballistic missile that flew for about 1,000km (620 miles) and fell into the Sea of Japan. Defence Secretary James Mattis said the missile flew higher than any of its previous launches and that Pyongyang's continued development of missiles "can threaten everywhere in the world basically." Also on the programme: was the Pope right not to use the term 'Rohingya' during his visit to Myanmar? And, the avacado farms becoming the target of criminal gangs in Mexico. Image: North Korea's intermediate-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12. Credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images.
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Pope Meets Aung San Suu Kyi

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 10:11am
In Myanmar, Pope Francis delivers a keynote address demanding "respect for each ethnic group", but doesn't refer directly to the country's persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority community. Also in programme: Uhuru Kenyatta is sworn in as Kenya's president after that country's disputed election; and the hybrid electric engine technology being developed for the aviation sector. (Picture: Pope Francis speaks with Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi during their meeting in Naypyidaw on November 28, 2017. Credit: AFP / Getty Images.)
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Mount Agung: Volcano Alert at Highest Level

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 5:31pm
The Indonesian authorities have urged more than 100,000 people living near the Mount Agung volcano on the island of Bali to move to safety, due to fears that an explosive eruption could be imminent. We discuss why it is hard to predict when exactly volcanoes erupt. Also in the programme: Britain's Prince Harry is to marry the American actor, Meghan Markle; and why an Iranian wrestler apparently lost on purpose in order to avoid facing an Israeli opponent. (Image: Mount Agung spews volcanic ash into the sky in Karangasem in Bali. Credit: Andri Tambunan/Getty Images)
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Pope In Myanmar

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 10:29am
Pope Francis has arrived in Myanmar for the first papal visit to a country widely accused this year of ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims. We hear from our reporter in Yangon. Also on the programme: Time Magazine is to be bought by a rival corporation in a deal backed by two conservative billionaires, the Koch Brothers; the UK health watch dog says vaginal mesh implants can leave women with chronic pain should be banned; and the Chilean musical movement which inspired opposition to a dictator. (Photo: A girl embraces Pope Francis as he arrives at Yangon International Airport. Credit: Reuters)
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Syrian government bombs Damascus suburb

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 5:44pm
Syrian warplanes have bombed a rebel suburb of Damascus, killing more than 20 people, in an attempt to wrest back control of the last opposition-held enclave near the capital. Also on the programme: Who are Pakistan's Ahmadis and why are they so persecuted? And in the Netherlands, used toilet paper recycled into bike paths. (Photo: A Syrian man inspects the rubble following an airstrike by Syrian government forces, on November 26, 2017, in the town of Mesraba in the eastern Ghouta region, a rebel stronghold east of the capital Damascus. Credit: Hamza Al-Ajweh/AFP/Getty Images)
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Tension Over The Border With Northern Ireland Post-Brexit

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 9:16am
A row has intensified about how to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Irish republic after Brexit. Also on the programme: Scientists step in as environmental matchmakers by breeding baby coral, and ash spews from Bali's Mount Agung volcano disrupting international flights. Image: Cars cross the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, in Donegal, Ireland. Credit: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images.
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Egypt Sinai Attackers 'Carried IS Flag'

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 5:19pm
Egypt is reeling in the wake of one of the worst attacks in the country's history that left at least 305 people dead. We hear from our correspondent who has visited a hospital where some of the injured from the devastating mosque attack are being treated. Also on the programme: French President Emmanuel Macron wants to make it an offence of statutory rape for having sex with anyone under the age of fifteen and in Russia, President Vladimir Putin signs a law against foreign media outlets operating in the country. Image: The injured were brought to hospitals near and far, including in Cairo Credit: EPA
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Egypt Attack: President Sisi's Response

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 9:07am
Egypt's armed forces have launched a wave of air strikes against fighters they believe carried out the bombing of a mosque in northern Sinai. The latest figures say 305 people were killed when a bomb exploded in the Rawda mosque near the North Sinai provincial capital of El-Arish. Also on the programme: The Chinese perspective on how to revive Zimbabwe's economy after the resignation of Robert Mugabe, and the Bollywood film that's been the subject of violent protests in India. Image: Egyptians carry victims on stretchers following a gun and bombing attack on the Rawda mosque near the North Sinai provincial capital of El-Arish. Credit: AFP/Getty Images.
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Egypt Mosque Attack - 235 Killed

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 5:15pm
A bomb and gun attack on a mosque in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt has killed 235 worshippers. State media says children are among the dead. Also in the programme: Zimbabwe's new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has been inaugurated in Harare; and the South Africa Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorus has had his murder sentence increased. (Photo: The mosque that was attacked in the Sinai Peninsula. Credit: EPA)
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Mnangagwa Sworn in as Zimbabwean President

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 10:15am
Zimbabwe's new president has used his inaugural speech to lay out his plans to rebuild the economy. He promised to create jobs, cut down on corruption, and welcome foreign investment. We hear from the jubilant crowds inside Harare's main stadium and the opposition stronghold criticising the new president for a brutal crackdown in the 1990s. And we discuss the international community's role in turning Zimbabwe's economy around. Also in the programme: Dozens killed in an attack on a mosque in Egypt; and the changing role of women in Saudi society. (Image: Emmerson Mnangagwa during his inauguration ceremony in Harare. Credit: EPA/STR)
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Saudi Arabia 'to Let Aid Reach Rebel-Held Yemen'

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 10:33am
The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has said it is easing an air and sea blockade of areas held by Houthi rebels. But it is unclear whether any aid has arrived at Sanaa airport or the Red Sea port of Hodeida. We hear from the UN's representative in Yemen, who has warned that hundreds of thousands of Yemenis could starve. Also in the programme: The US envoy to Ukraine says the conflict in the country's east is "by no means frozen"; and our correspondent has exclusive access to Riyadh's most luxurious hotel where dozens of prominent corruption suspects are being held. (Image: A cargo ship moored at the Red Sea port of Hodeida, on 07 November 2017. Credit: AFP PHOTO/Abdo Hyder/Getty Images)
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Reaction to Sentencing of Bosnian Serb Commander Ratko Mladic

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 5:36pm
Mladic gets life sentence in the Hague for genocide and crimes against humanity in Balkans War. Also in the programme: In Zimbabwe, new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa makes his first speech; and soaring maternal mortality rates in Texas. (Photo: A woman at a relative's grave near the site of the Srebrenica massacre. Credit: DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)
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Ratko Mladic Sentenced to Life in Prison

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:18am
Notorious Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic is found guilty of war crimes and genocide in Balkans war. Also in the programme: Mnangagwa arrives back in Zimbabwe and Hariri postpones resignation (Photo: Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic sits at the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal for the verdict hearing in his genocide trial, in The Hague, Netherlands Credit:EPA/PETER DEJONG / POOL)
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Zimbabwe: Mugabe Resigns After 37-Year Rule

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 5:31pm
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has resigned, ending his 37-year rule. The surprise announcement halted an impeachment hearing that had begun against him and sparked wild celebrations on the nation's streets. Also in the programme: more on the suicide attack in the northeastern town of Mubi in Nigeria, and a special report from Uzbekistan. Image: A man waves a flag in front of the parliament in Harare. Credit: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images.
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Mugabe Impeachment Proceedings Begin

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:11am
Zimbabwe's parliament begins impeaching President Mugabe as protests mount in the capital Harare. Also in the programme: Syria's new realities and Islamic extremism in Uzbekistan. (Photo: A protestor holds a portrait of Zimbabwean opposition and Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai outside the Zimbabwean parliament. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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