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Nobel Prize For Literature Postponed Due To Scandal

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 11:00am
The organisation that decides the Nobel Prize for Literature has said it will not announce an award this year, after it was engulfed in a scandal over sexual assault allegations. Also in the programme: Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupts, and why does New Zealand keep getting missed off world maps? Picture: A medal of Alfred Nobel. Credit: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images.
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Trump Says Payment to Stormy Daniels did not Violate Campaign Laws

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 5:22pm
President Trump has confirmed that he reimbursed his attorney, Michael Cohen, for buying the silence of a porn actress about an alleged affair. Mr Trump - who denies having a relationship with Stormy Daniels - said the payment was to stop her making false accusations. Also in the programme: After 50 years, the Basque militant group ETA says it will disband; and a huge payout in South Africa to tens of thousands of miners with lung disease. Picture: Stormy Daniels exits the United States District Court Southern District of New York. Credit: Getty Images.
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Syria: The World's War

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 10:06am
Syria is now into its eighth year of war. What kind of future could the country have if the end came into sight? We hear from the UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres who has been speaking to the BBC, and from our chief correspondent Lyse Doucet who has been making a documentary about the war. Also on the programme: the latest on devastating storms in northern India, and the alleged affair causing increasing problems for President Trump. (Image: Explosions in skyline of a southern district of Damascus, Credit: RAMI AL SAYED/AFP/Getty Images)
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Armenian Opposition Leader Set To Become Prime Minister

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 5:34pm
Nikol Pashinyan has suspended anti-government demonstrations that have brought much of Armenia to a standstill, after the ruling Republican Party indicated it would support his bid to become prime minister. Also in the programme: The European Commission has set out proposals for the EU's first post-Brexit budget; and Cambridge Analytica, the political consultancy at the centre of a Facebook data-sharing scandal, has confirmed it will close down. (Photo: Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan. Credit: Reuters)
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How Many Civilian Deaths in Mosul?

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:05am
An investigation into the number of civilian deaths from US-led coalition airstrikes in the battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul. Also in the programme: as mass anti-government protests continue in Armenia, the interim prime minister has called for talks to end the political crisis; and a spotlight on the young Turks losing their religion. Picture: Smoke billowing following an airstrike by US-led international coalition forces targeting Islamic State (IS) group in Mosul. Credit: Getty Images
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What Now For Iran Nuclear Deal?

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 5:54pm
The world's nuclear watchdog, IAEA, has indicated that allegations made by Israel about a secret Iranian nuclear weapons programme revealed nothing new. A former senior member of Israel's nuclear establishment tells us what he thinks of the Iran nuclear deal, and his Prime Minister's allegations about Tehran's programme. Also in the programme: Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg promises a new security tool - but will it allay concerns? And the rules to learning a language - from a huge new psychological study. (Photo: John Kerry, Mohammad Javad Zarif and Federica Mogherini on stage after the announcement of a deal of the Iran nuclear programme 02/04/2015. Credit: Getty Images)
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Israel Says Iran Hid Secret Nuclear Programme

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 5:50pm
The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has revealed what he calls "new and conclusive proof " of a secret Iranian nuclear weapons programme. Also in the programme, the migrant caravan stuck at the US Mexico border and will technology soon allow us to live forever? (Photo: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech on Iran's nuclear program. Credit: AFP)
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Syria Missile Strikes

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 10:14am
Reports from Syria suggest that missile strikes on a government military base in Hama province have killed at least twenty-six people. But who fired the missiles and what was the target? Also in the programme: At least 25 people have been killed in two bombings in the Afghan capital Kabul, including several journalists documenting the scene. AFP chief photographer in Kabul, Shah Marai, is among the victims. We hear from one of his friends and former colleagues. And And how damaged is the British Prime Minister by the resignation of her Home Secretary over an immigration scandal? (Photo: Map of Syria, reported targets of missile strikes. Credit: BBC)
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Mike Pompeo: US Concern Over Iran 'Threats'

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 5:44pm
The new US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo has expressed 'deep concern' at what he called Iran's ambition to dominate the Middle East, and its escalating threats towards Israel. He was speaking in Jerusalem after talks with the Israeli leader, Benjamin Netanyahu. Also in the programme: Hundreds of members of India's Dalit community, treated as the lowest caste by Hindus, have converted to Buddhism alleging discrimination due to their social status. Picture: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Credit: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images.
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North Korea To Dismantle Nuclear Site

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 9:09am
Kim Jong Un promises to dismantle North Korea's only known nuclear test site next month. Also in the programme: cash boost for the Great Barrier Reef and the state of democracy in South America Picture: An official at the South Korean national earthquake situation room of the Korea Meteorological Administration in Seoul, South Korea, explains the location of an artificial earthquake detected from North Korea"s nuclear test site in Punggye-ri 03 September 2017. Credit: EPA/YONHAP
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New humanitarian crisis in Myanmar

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 5:31pm
The United Nations warns of a new crisis as thousands of civilians flee fighting between the Burmese army and ethnic Kachin rebels in northern Myanmar. Also in the programme: a massive protest in the Spanish city of Pamplona over acquittals in gang-rape case; and commemorations of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx. Picture: Displaced Kachin residents flee fighting in northern Myanmar. Credit: ZAU RING HPARA/AFP/Getty Images.
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North Korea's state media on historic meeting

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 10:11am
The summit between North Korea's President Kim Jong Un and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae In on Friday has provided some remarkable images. But what have North Koreans seen of it all? We hear about the limited press coverage. Also in the programme - thousands of civilians flee fighting between the army and Kachin rebels in northern Myanmar and the funeral of a Houthi rebel commander in Yemen. Picture: North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in bid farewell at the end of their summit Credit: KOREA SUMMIT PRESS POOL/AFP/Getty Images
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How Significant Was Korea Summit?

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 5:21pm
Will today's historic summit between the leaders of North and South Korea lead to a denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula? Also in the programme: ABBA come back together for the first time in 35 years to record two new songs; and can German Chancellor Angela Merkel match the welcome French President Emmanuel Macron got from President Trump in Washington? (Photo: South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attend a banquet on the Peace House at the truce village of Panmunjom. Credit: Reuters)
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Kim Meets Moon for Korea Summit

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 10:25am
The leaders of North and South Korea have agreed to work to rid the peninsula of nuclear weapons after holding a historic summit. We explain the history that's led to this point and ask a former US negotiator whether Pyongyang can be trusted in any negotiations. Also in the programme: Palestinians count the dead as clashes continue in Gaza; Donald Trump prepares to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel; and the European Union moves to ban a pesticide thought to be harming bee numbers. Picture: Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in. Credit: Getty Images.
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Bill Cosby Found Guilty of Sexual Assault in Retrial

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 5:28pm
US comedian Bill Cosby has been found guilty of three counts of sexual assault, each of which carries a potential 10 years in prison. The actor, 80, has been on trial for drugging and assaulting ex-basketball player Andrea Constand in 2004.It was the second time the actor had stood trial for the allegations, after an earlier jury failed to reach a verdict in June 2017. Also on the programme: The IAAF bans female competitors with naturally high testosterone levels from some women's running events, unless they take medication to lower their hormone levels; and North meets South in Korea summit (Photo: Bill Cosby, 80, faces a lengthy prison term Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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Kim Jong-un to Enter South Korea

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 10:06am
Kim Jong-un is set to become the first North Korean leader to cross into South Korean territory since the end of the Korean War in 1953, as final details are put in place for a summit with his southern neighbour. Also in the programme: athletics governing body the IAAF unveils new rules for female competitors with naturally high levels of the male hormone testosterone; Iranian photo-journalist Abbas dies aged 74; and is Venice wise to ban day-trippers? Picture: Mr Kim, right, is set to take a historic step when he attends his summit with South Korean leader Moon Jae-in. Credit: Getty Images.
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Macron Hits Out at Trump Policies

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 5:50pm
President Macron delivers a hard-hitting speech criticising some of President Turmp's policies to both houses of the US Congress. Also in the programme: webstresser.org shut down and remembering ANZAC day (Picture: President Macron delivers a hard-hitting speech criticising some of President Turmp's policies to both houses of the US Congress. Credit: EPA)
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Indian Guru Convicted For Rape

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 10:17am
A self-styled Indian spiritual guru who claims millions of followers worldwide has been given a life sentence for raping a 16-year-old girl. Also in the programme: Danish inventor Peter Madsen has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, and why is the fight against malaria stalling? Image: Indian spiritual guru Asaram Bapu. Credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images.
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Macron Says New Iran Deal Needed

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 5:38pm
President Macron of France has said that a new additional deal must be negotiated with Iran to curb its regional activities and ballistic missile programme. Also in the programme: Canada's hero cop and resolving conflict in the Moluccas Picture: US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron shake hands during a joint press conference at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 24, 2018. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
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Macron And Trump to Discuss Iran Deal

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 10:24am
Iran has warned of severe consequences if the US withdraws from an international nuclear deal, as President Macron of France tries to persuade Donald Trump not to pull out. Also in the programme: The man accused of killing ten people by driving a van into them in the Canadian city of Toronto is due in court; and Bollywood's MeToo movement. (Image: Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron. Credit: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images)
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