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Hundreds Dead in Iran-Iraq Border Earthquake

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 10:22am
The Iranian authorities have launched a massive rescue operation following a powerful earthquake that's known to have killed at least 350 people along the border with Iraq. Also in the programme: Why global carbon emissions are expected to rise for the first time in four years; and the controversy around a book looking into China's influence in Australia. (Image: Rescue personnel conduct search and rescue work in Iran's Kermanshah province. Credit: AFP/ISNA/Pouria Pakizeh)
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Lebanese Prime Minster Breaks His Silence

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 5:13pm
Saad Hariri who resigned as Prime Minister in a shock announcement in Saudi Arabia says he will return to Beirut soon. Also in the programme, an aid convoy has reached a rebel-held enclave in Syria and why pneumonia is the "forgotten killer". (Photo: Saad Hariri speaking in a live TV interview. Credit: Getty Images)
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Trump Visits the Philippines

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 9:35am
Protests greet President Trump as he meets President Duterte in the Philippines. Also in the programme: Beirut on edge and remembering Captain Beefheart. (Picture: An image of US President Donald J. Trump is hit with a ball during a protest in Manila, Philippines, 12 November 2017. Credit: EPA)
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Lebanon Demands Answers from Saudis

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 5:33pm
The Lebanese president has asked Saudi Arabia to clarify the situation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who announced his resignation in Riyadh. Michel Aoun has not accepted the shock resignation of a week ago, suggesting words attributed to Mr Hariri should be treated with caution. Also in the programme; another major pro-independence demonstration in the Catalan capital Barcelona; and the music of the legendary jazz musician Theolonius Monk celebrated on his centenary. Picture: A poster in Beirut depicting Saad al-Hariri and the slogan 'we are with you'. Credit: Reuters/Mohamed Azakir
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Progress on Trans-Pacific Trade Deal

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 9:15am
In Vietnam, eleven countries, minus the USA, agree progress on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Also in the programme: refugees on Manus island and what next for Lebanon? (Photo: Trade ministers and delegates from the remaining members of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) attend the TPP Ministerial Meeting ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders summit in the central Vietnamese city of Danang,. Credit: AFP)
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Hezbollah accuses Saudi Arabia of declaring war on Lebanon

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 5:31pm
The head of the powerful Lebanese movement also accused Saudi Arabia of detaining the Lebanese Prime Minister. Also in the programme: Colombia’s president wins environmental prize; and reports that a former Trump aide is under investigation for plotting to seize the Turkish cleric Fethullah Gülen from his home in the US and hand him to the Turkish authorities. Picture: Hassan Nasrallah. Credit: Getty Images.
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Saudis Accused of Blocking Lebanese Former PM's Return Home

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 10:17am
As the Lebanese President calls for the return of the Prime Minister who unexpectedly resigned while in Saudi Arabia, we examine what's behind the political turmoil. Also on the programme: President Trump makes the case for a less globalised world at the APEC Summit in Vietnam; and why is the pay gap widening for young British women? (Photo: Former Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri in 2015. Credit: Getty)
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Lebanon - the Battleground of the Middle East?

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 5:27pm
As Saudi and Kuwaiti nationals are ordered to leave Lebanon, we examine the country's place among current conflicts in the Middle East; also, a former US ambassador to Beijing on President Trump's trip to China; and the island traded for Manhattan (Photo:aerial view of Beirut, Lebanon in 2013. Credit: Getty)
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Trump: "I Don't Blame China" for Trade Deficit

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:42am
US president Donald Trump praised China's president Xi Jinping, while trade deals were announced and there were attempts to make progress on tensions with North Korea. Also in the programme: More on a blockade in Yemen and could wounds heal more quickly if you get them during the day? (Photo: U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping. Credit: Getty Images)
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Another Senior British Minister Resigns

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 5:27pm
The British government loses its second minister in a week as the international development secretary resigns; the Spanish foreign minister suggests a possible new route for Catalans to seek self-determination. (Image: British Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel, departs Downing Street after resigning. Credit: Getty Images)
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Trump Lands in China Amid North Korea Tensions

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 10:17am
US President Donald Trump has landed in China following a speech to the South Korean parliament in which he urged China to further isolate North Korea. The White House sees China as pivotal in reining in the North's nuclear aims but Beijing says it is doing enough. Also in the programme: insights into who built the global tax haven industry, and the prestigious German theatre company that has pulled out of a trip to Turkey due to 'security' fears. Picture: President Donald Trump and President Xi sit in the Forbidden City. Credit: Reuters
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Tensions Rise Between Saudi Arabia and Iran

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 5:18pm
Saudi Arabia says Iranian actions in Yemen "could be considered an act of war" as tensions mount in the region. Also in the programme: Delhi smog and a century on from the Bolshevik revolution. (Photo: This file photo taken on October 24, 2017 shows Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Credit: AFP/Getty)
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UK Government Mired in Controversies

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:22am
Two British ministers have faced calls to resign following separate incidents. The foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, made remarks to a House of Commons committee, that risk condemning a British woman to an extra five years in an Iranian jail. the International Development Secretary Priti Patel held secret meetings with Israeli officials while ostensibly on a family holiday. Also in the programme; President Trump receives a mixed welcome in South Korea and; the fossils of the oldest-known ancestors of most living mammals, including human beings, have been unearthed in southern England. Picture: UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in June 2016. Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
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Paradise Papers: Apple's New Tax Base Revealed

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 5:25pm
New leaked documents show that Apple chose the UK dependency of Jersey as a tax base after Ireland closed an agreement with Apple that allowed it to pay negligible taxes. Also in the programme: Trump goes to South Korea and the BBC is to unveil a new George Orwell statue. (Photo: Horseshoe Bay beach in Southampton, Bermuda, 16 June 2017. Credit: EPA)
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Paradise Papers: Wilbur Ross Denies Impropriety After Russia Links

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:30am
Wilbur Ross was accused of misleading senators after leaked documents showed his interests in a firm in which some shareholders have ties to the Kremlin. They come as part of a huge leak of financial documents, dubbed the Paradise Papers, revealing how the powerful and wealthy secretly invest vast amounts of money in offshore tax havens. Also in the programme: In Yemen the Saudi-led military coalition says it has closed the Yemeni land and sea borders, and President Donald Trump and the Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe have stressed their common stance in confronting the North Korean nuclear threat. Image: tourists paddles by near a beach. Credit: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images.
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New Leak Reveals Secret Offshore Investments

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 5:22pm
A leak of more than 13 million confidential documents – dubbed the Paradise Papers - show the scale of investments in offshore tax havens and the involvement of some very prominent, international figures. Also on the programme: Texas church shooting and Russian nationalists protest in Moscow (Photo: Queen Elizabeth in London on 24th October 2017 Credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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Saudi Purge of Senior Princes

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 9:30am
Eleven Saudi princes and four government ministers arrested as the 32-year-old Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Salman, solidifies his hold on power. Also on the programme: Sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four ex-ministers hand themselves into Belgian police. And US President Donald Trump begins his 13-day tour of Asia with a round of golf with the Japanese prime minister. (Photo: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. Credit: Reuters/ Saudi Press Agency)
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Iran Denies Interference In Lebanon Affairs

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 6:14pm
Iran has denied spreading violence across the Middle East, rebuffing an accusation from the Lebanese prime minister, who's quitting his job amid fears for his life. Also on the programme: Arabic television channels are reporting that a new anti-corruption committee in Saudi Arabia has detained ten princes and dozens of former ministers. And the man with Down's Syndrome who told the US Congress the condition is a "medical gift". (Photo: Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad al-Hariri. Credit: Reuters)
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Lebanon's Prime Minister Resigns

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 10:16am
The Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad al-Hariri, has announced his resignation in a surprise move, saying he fears for his life in an atmosphere like that when his father, Rafiq, was assassinated in 2005. Mr Hariri also fiercely criticised the Shia movement Hezbollah and Iran, saying Iran planted fear and destruction everywhere it went. Also on the programme: We discuss the sexual harassment allegations in British politics with a veteran political reporter and a senior politician. And the man with Down's Syndrome who told the US Congress the condition is a "medical gift". (Image: Saad al-Hariri. Credit: AFP/Anwar Amro)
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US Deserter Bergdahl Spared Prison

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 6:25pm
US Army soldier Bowe Bergdahl will be spared prison time after he was found guilty of deserting his Afghan outpost in 2009. We hear from Sean Langan who made a documentary about Bergdahl. Also on the programme: Red Cross apologise for losing five million dollars of Ebola funds to fraud and Jenna Abrams, the alt-right Twitter blogger that never existed. (Photo: Bowe Bergdahl. Credit: AFP)
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