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IS Loses Last Stronghold Inside Syria

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:28am
The Syrian government says it has "completely liberated" the eastern city of Deir Ezzor from Islamic State. Also in the programme: the harassment scandal engulfing UK politics and looted Nazi art. (Photo: Smoke billows from the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor during an operation by Syrian government forces against Islamic State (IS) group jihadists on November 2, 2017. Credit: AFP/Getty images)
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Eight Sacked Catalan Ministers Remanded in Custody

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 6:11pm
Six days ago the leaders of Catalonia were declaring independence from Spain. Today, eight of those leaders have been remanded in custody by a Spanish high court judge, accused of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds. The prosecutor also asked the judge to issue a European Arrest Warrant for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont. Also in the programme: an Egyptian television presenter has been sentenced to three years in jail after she appeared to cast single motherhood in a positive light, and a brand new species of Orangutan has been discovered. Image: Dismissed Catalan cabinet members arrive to Spain's High Court. Credit: REUTERS/Susana Vera.
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One-Hundred Years of the Balfour Declaration

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:26am
A century since the British government letter which endorsed a Jewish homeland. The current Lord Balfour reflects on what drove his ancestor and we hear from a Palestinian and an Israeli. Also in the programme: Catalonia court case and the house where Bizet wrote Carmen. (Photo: A map of Palestine, taken from The Public Schools Atlas of Modern Geography, published by Longmans, Green, and Co., 1905. Holy Land Israel Middle East Jerusalem Bethlehem credit: BBC)
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Terror Charges Filed Against New York Suspect

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 6:20pm
More reaction to yesterday's deadly attack in New York, as President Trump calls for tighter immigration controls and harsher punishments for terror offences. Also on the programme: UK's Defence Minister resigns over claims about his personal conduct; rare student protests in Eritrea; and the head of Columbia's largest rebel group - the FARC announces he is to run for president. (Picture: Sayfullo Saipov, the man named by officials as the suspect in Tuesday's New York truck attack that killed eight people and injured 12 Credit: St Charles County Police Dept.)
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Trump Orders Tighter Immigration Vetting After NYC Attack

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:16am
President Trump has ordered tighter vetting of foreigners travelling to the US, after the alleged New York terror attacker was identified as Sayfullo Saipov, a 29-year-old Uzbek green card-holder who arrived in America in 2010. Also in the programme: Hamas begins handing control of some Gaza border crossings to the Palestinian Authority; and how modern slavery persists in Britain. (Photo: New York bicycle lane attacker Sayfullo Saipov. Credit: St Charles County Police Dept.)
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New York Truck Attack Leaves Several Dead

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 9:09pm
A number of people have been killed in the United States by an attacker who drove a van onto a busy bike lane in New York. Police say they are treating the incident as a terror attack. Also in the programme: US Senators press Facebook, Google and Twitter for more information on Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election; and one man's hunt for his missing brother, last seen in the Syrian city of Raqqa. Picture: Police gather at the scene of the attack in New York. Credit: Getty Images
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Moscow Reacts To US-Russia Probe Arrests

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:08am
The Kremlin says the investigation into last year's US presidential election has nothing to do with Russia, but that Moscow is following the proceedings intently. Also in the programme: Facebook says 126 million Americans may have seen content uploaded by Russian operatives; and the Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who has been removed from office by Madrid, says he is not seeking asylum in Brussels. (Photo: Supporters of Donald Trump. Credit: AP)
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Trump's Former Campaign Manager Under House Arrest

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 6:25pm
President Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, has pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiring to defraud the US in his dealings with Ukraine. A federal judge has placed Mr Manafort under house arrest and ordered him to post a bond of ten million dollars. Also on the Programme: a report from Russia 100 years on from the October revolution; and the crackdown on the Indonesian LGBT community. (Photo: Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort. Credit: Carlo Allegri/ Reuters)
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Ex-Trump Aide Charged With Conspiracy Against The United States

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 11:16am
Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, has been charged with conspiracy against the United States, as part of an investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election. Also in the programme, the Spanish government takes direct control of Catalan institutions, and we discuss alleged sexual harassment in the British parliament. (Photo: President Trump's former election campaign manager, Paul Manafort. Credit: Getty Images)
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Iraqi Kurdish Leader Massoud Barzani to Step Down

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 6:25pm
Iraqi Kurdish president Massoud Barzani is to step down as the region wrestles with Baghdad over independence, he defended the referendum he called. Also in the programme; the sacked Catalan leader is to face criminal charges and we hear from the legendary bass guitarist Bootsy Collins. (Photo: Kurdish President Massoud Barzani. Credit: Getty Images.)
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Huge Barcelona Rally for Spanish Unity

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 10:32am
Hundreds of thousands of people attend a rally for Spanish unity in Barcelona after Catalonia was stripped of its autonomy for declaring independence. Many of those protesting in the region's largest city chanted that sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont should be jailed. Also in the programme; the humanitarian crisis affecting almost 400,000 people in the eastern suburbs of Damascus and; the legendary funk bass guitarist Bootsy Collins talks about James Brown's life lessons, activism in the Trump era and the idiosyncratic opening to his new record. Picture: People wave Spanish flags from the Casa Batllo during a pro-unity demonstration in Barcelona. Credit: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty Images)
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Mogadishu Hit by Double Blast

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 5:19pm
Two bombs explode in the Somalian capital killing many people exactly two weeks after a truck bomb killed hundreds. Also in the programme: Congo food crisis and Catalonia a day after Madrid imposes direct rule. (Photo: Civilians assist a man injured from the scene of a suicide car bombing at the gate of Naso Hablod Two hotel in Mogadishu. Credit: Reuters)
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Madrid Takes Charge of Catalan Government

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 9:08am
The Spanish government has stripped Catalonia of its autonomy, dissolved its parliament and called regional elections for December the twenty-first. Also in the programme; Residents of Libya's capital forced to drill wells in the streets to find water after the taps run dry and; the father who made a virtual reality app to help children cope with a cancer diagnosis and navigate their way through the treatment. Picture: People hold a sign reading 'No to the coup' while waving Spanish flags during a demonstration calling for unity at Plaza de Colon in Madrid on October 28. Credit: Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images)
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Spanish PM Demands Direct Rule on Catalonia

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 10:26am
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has called on senators to approve direct rule over Catalonia, amid an escalating crisis over the region's push for independence. He said he wanted to dismiss Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, his vice-president and all regional ministers. Also in the programme; Two white farmers in South Africa have been given long prison sentences for forcing a black man into a coffin and threatening to set it on fire and; how the success of surviving open heart surgery depends on what time of day the patient goes under the knife. Picture: Catalan pro-independence button badges are sold outside the Parliament of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain. Credit: Jack Taylor/Getty Images
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Violence Mars Kenya Election Rerun

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 5:14pm
As votes are being counted in Kenya's rerun presidential election despite polling being suspended in parts of the country, the chairman of Kenya's Election Observation Group says the entire voting process is in disrepute. Also on the programme: President Trump pledges to tackle America's addiction to strong painkillers; and the Chinese lawyer who says he was in solitary confinement for months, just for doing his job. (Photo: Kenyan police officers peer around a building after throwing tear gas at protestors in the Kibera slum. Credit: Getty)
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Kenya election rerun, but will the result be respected?

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 10:20am
Two months after the Kenyan general election was declared invalid, a second election is held, but the opposition candidate is calling for a boycott. Also in the programme: The President of the Catalan regional government delays a speech, then cancels it. And the 1,000 miles per hour car. (Photo: Kenya"s incumbent President and the leader of the ruling Jubilee coalition, Uhuru Kenyatta, casts his ballot at Mutomo Primary School polling station in his traditional home, Gatundu, some 60km north of the capital Nairobi, Kenya. Credit: EPA/Kabir Dhanji)
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Kenya: Controversial Repeat Election Will Go Ahead

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 5:13pm
A controversial re-run of August's Kenyan election - won by the government but annulled due to irregularities - is finally set to go ahead despite protests from opposition leader Raila Odinga. President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged people to carry out their constitutional right and vote. We get reaction from the Kenyan government. Also in the programme: A UN official has urged the Iranian government to stop harassing employees of the BBC Persian service. And the rock and roll legend Fats Domino has died aged 89. (Photo: Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta at a political rally in Nairobi. Credit: Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images)
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China's Communist Party Reveals New Leadership

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 10:08am
In a break with precedent no obvious successor to President Xi Jinping is named in the seven-man selection. Also in the programme: Kenya's judges don't show up and Thailand prepares for King's funeral. (Photo: China's new Politburo Standing Committee members line up as they meet with the press at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Credit: Reuters)
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Thousands of Jihadists Return to Home Countries

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 5:41pm
A new report says more than 5600 foreign fighters for the so-called Islamic State have gone back home to 33 countries around the world. We ask what policies those countries are now adopting when confronted by the returnees. Also in the programme: We spend time with Chinese feminists as they prepare for another five years of President Xi Jinping. And the two Republican senators embroiled in a very public row with President Trump. (Photo: A member of the Iraqi security forces removes a banner bearing the logo of the Islamic State. Credit: Mahmud Saleh/AFP/Getty Images)
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Xi Jinping Elevated to Chairman Mao's Status

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 10:08am
China's ruling Communist Party has voted to enshrine Xi Jinping's name and ideology in its constitution, elevating him to the level of founder Mao Zedong. We discuss Xi Jinping's philosophy and what this means for Chinese politics. Also on the programme: how the alleged lover of Russia's Tsar Nicholas II is still stirring emotions; and Graca Machel, Nelson Mandela's widow, on his latest biography and his legacy. Photo: This file picture taken on September 19, 2017 shows painted portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping (Left) and late communist leader Mao Zedong at a market in Beijing. Credit: Getty Images
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