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Gaza Clashes Coincide with Jerusalem Embassy Opening

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 5:20pm
Palestinians have been protesting for weeks but deaths soared on the day the US opened its embassy in Jerusalem.Palestinians see this as clear US backing for Israeli rule over the whole city, whose eastern part they claim. We hear from inside Gaza, as the US administration hails the move a success. Also on the programme: A special report from Lebanon and we take a closer look at the humanitarian situation (Photo: A wounded Palestinian man receives help during clashes after Israeli troops open fire on protesters Credit: AFP)
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US Opens Jerusalem Embassy

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 11:24am
Dozens of Palestinians have been killed and nearly 2,000 injured by Israeli forces on Gaza's border. The clashes came as the United States formally opened its embassy in Jerusalem. We will hear from both Palestinian and Israeli voices. Also in the programme: family members including children have carried out suicide attacks in Indonesia for the second day running; Populists on course to form the new government in Italy. (Photo: US ambassador to Israel David Friedman listens as Israel"s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech during the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. Credit: Getty Images)
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Israelis Mark Jerusalem Day

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 5:25pm
The day before the US embassy moves to Jerusalem, Israel's PM calls for other countries to do the same. Also in the programme: is Malaysia's new ruling coalition in danger of falling apart? Picture: Israelis wave their national flags in Jerusalem's Old City. Credit: Getty Images.
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Surabaya Attacks: 11 Killed in Indonesia Church Bombings

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 9:24am
Police in Indonesia say members of a single family, including children, carried out the attacks on three churches which killed at least eleven people. We hear the reaction from a top Indonesian church official. Also in the programme: An increasing number of pregnant Venezuelan women are making the dangerous journey across the Brazilian border to give birth; and Israel wins this years Eurovision Song Contest. Picture: Indonesian policemen carry evidences from the site following a suicide bomb outside a church in Surabaya. Credit: Getty images.
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Iraqis Vote in First Elections Since ISIS Defeat

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 5:11pm
Also in the programme: North Korea pledges to dismantle nuclear site in less than two weeks; and an eyewitness account from one of the most isolated places on earth, the island of Socotra off the Yemen coast.
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Ex-PM Najib Banned from Leaving Malaysia

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 9:23am
Malaysia's new prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, has said his predecessor, Najib Razak, could be investigated for his role in a multi-billion dollar financial scandal. A travel ban has been imposed on Mr Najib which comes days after his shock election defeat. He's denied any wrongdoing. Also in the programme: the people of Iraq are voting in their first parliamentary election since the country declared victory over the Islamic State group; and from North Korea - an eyewitness account from the countryside by the head of the UN's World Food Programme. Picture: Najib Razak leaves after a press conference in Kuala Lumpur. Credit: EPA/FAZRY ISMAIL
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US's Iran Sanctions Move "Unacceptable" Says France

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 6:18pm
As the United States brings back sanctions targeting Iran, several major European nations have moved to safeguard their economic interests in the region. We explore the EU's options. Also in the programme: Alphabet responds to criticism that its Google Duplex artificial intelligence sounds so lifelike that it's unethical; and the Street Child World Cup football tournament kicks off in Moscow. Picture: IranAir and Airbus tail fins. Credit: Reuters.
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Will Europe Continue To Do Business With Iran?

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:15am
France proposes EU sanctions-blocking measures if the US punishes European firms for trading with Iran. What could the latest developments mean for European businesses - and Iranian ones? Also in the programme: we speak to the former top judge on the Philippine Supreme Court, who has been branded an "enemy" by President Duterte and removed from her post. Picture: An Airbus airliner arrives at the Mehrabad international airport in January 2017 after the lifting of international sanctions on Iran. Credit: Getty Images.
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Israel Targets Iranian Military in Syria

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 5:17pm
Fears grow over the prospect of a new conflict in the Middle East after missiles were fired at Israeli positions in the Golan Heights, prompting return strikes. Also in the programme: Singapore will host the proposed meeting between President Trump of the US and Chairman Kim of North Korea; and China sets its sights on winning the FIFA World Cup football final by 2050. Picture: Israeli forces in the occupied Golan Heights. Credit: AFP.
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Israel Strikes Iranian Targets in Syria in Response to Rocket Fire

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 10:16am
Israel says it has struck almost all of Iran's military infrastructure inside Syria. Also on the programme:UK apologises to Libyan dissident and his wife after its actions contributed to their detention and his torture in Libya; 92-year-old former prime minister wins Malaysian election and three American detainees are released by North Korea. Picture: An image released on May 10, 2018 by the government-affiliated "Central War Media" in Syria purportedly shows Syrian air defence systems intercepting Israeli missiles over Damascus" airspace. Credit: AFP Photo/HO/Central War Media.
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Trump Warns Iran Against Resuming Nuclear Programme

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 6:31pm
President Donald Trump warns Iran of 'severe consequences' if it restarts its nuclear program, one day after he announced the US would withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. Also in the programme: Malaysia's opposition claims election win over the ruling coalition, and Google will ban all advertisements relating to Republic of Ireland's referendum on abortion. Picture: President Donald Trump. Credit: Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images.
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What's Next For Iran Deal?

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 10:21am
France, Germany and the UK say they remain committed to the agreement - but can it last? Iran's Supreme Leader says he will pull out of the deal unless the Europeans can guarantee a continuation of their trading relationship. Also on the programme: what does the US withdrawal from the deal mean for the Americans still held in Iranian jails? And we hear the latest from Malaysia's elections. Picture: representatives of Iran and six major powers meet in 2015 seeking to finalise the Iran deal. Credit: Getty Images.
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Trump Pulls US Out Of Iran Deal

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 5:14pm
US President Donald Trump says he will withdraw the US from the nuclear agreement with Iran. Going against advice from European allies, he said he would reimpose economic sanctions that were waived when the deal was signed in 2015. Also in the programme: the second of our special reports from Nicaragua, which has seen its biggest protests in forty years. Picture: President Donald Trump holds up a memorandum that reinstates sanctions on Iran after he announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.
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Trump to Announce Iran Deal Decision

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 10:54am
President Trump will reveal his decision on whether or not to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal later today. How will Iran react if the US pulls out? Also in the programme: how has the Cannes Film Festival changed in response to the MeToo movement? And we hear again from Newshour's Tim Franks in Nicaragua - he'll be investigating one of the dozens of deaths there in the biggest protests in decades. Picture: President Trump speaks about the Iran deal from the White House. Credit: Getty Images.
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UK Foreign Secretary Attempts To Save Iran Nuclear Deal

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 10:23am
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson appears on US TV news show Fox & Friends to try to persuade President Donald Trump not to abandon the Iran nuclear deal. Mr Johnson will also hold talks with senior US administration officials including vice president Mike Pence and national security adviser John Bolton. Also in the programme: Vladimir Putin, is sworn in for a fourth term as Russian President, and Australia's plan to revive the dwindling koala population. Picture: UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. Credit: Jack Taylor/Getty Images.
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Iran Deal: Can President Trump be Swayed?

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 5:25pm
Britain's ambassador to the US says diplomatic efforts are underway to reassure President Trump about the international nuclear deal with Iran. Mr Trump has until 12 May to decide whether to pull out of the deal. Also in the programme: Pakistan's interior minister injured in shooting; and would you go to an art gallery naked? (Photo: US President Donald Trump and Iran's president Hassan Rouhani; Credit: EPA)
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Lebanon Election Underway

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 9:19am
Lebanese head to the polls today in their first parliamentary elections for almost a decade. Also in the programme: Iran's President Rouhani warns Trump of 'historic regret' over nuclear deal; and going to exhibitions...naked. (Photo: A child casts a ballot on behalf of his father during the parliamentary election in Tunisia. Credit: Reuters)
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Hundreds Arrested in Anti-Putin Protests

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 5:17pm
Opposition leader Alexei Navalny was among those arrested at a Moscow demonstration ahead of Vladimir Putin’s inauguration for a fourth term as Russia's President on Monday. Also in the programme: The woman who has witnessed hundreds of death row executions in the USA; and NASA launches a robotic mission to probe beneath the surface of Mars. Picture: Russian police officers detain a protester during an unauthorised anti-Putin rally on May 5, 2018 in Moscow. Credit: Getty Images
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Nasa Launches Mars Seismic Probe

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 9:15am
Nasa's latest mission to Mars has blasted off from California, carrying a lander that will investigate the interior of the Red Planet. So how long before humans follow the robots? Also in the programme: a number of strong earthquakes have hit Hawaii's Big Island, a day after the eruption of the Kilauea volcano; and memories of the student protests in Paris in May 1968. (Photo: InSight on the Launch Pad. Credit: Nasa, Bill Ingalls)
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Trump Drops Hints About Korea Summit

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 5:20pm
President Trump says a date and a location have been set for a meeting with the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Also in the programme: Hawaii volcano and one hundred years since the Spanish Flu. (Picture: US President Donald Trump speaks at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum during the NRA Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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