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Spain's King Condemns Catalonia Independence Vote

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 5:13pm
King Felipe VI has spoken out in a rare televised address to Spain to criticise Sunday's independence referendum. Meanwhile hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of the Catalonia capital, Barcelona, to show their anger at the use of violence against voters. Also in the programme: The latest on the deadly Las Vegas shooting. And how Jalal Talabani, the former president of Iraq, will be remembered (Photo: A man holds a Catalan pro-independence "Estelada" flag in Barcelona. Credit: Pau Barrena AFP/Getty Images)
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Vegas Police Hunt for Gunman's Motive

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:23am
We hear from Republican State Senator Don Gustavson, a member of the Nevada legislature opposed to tightening gun laws. Also on the programme: Large crowds gather in Catalonia to protest against Spanish police tactics during Sunday's disputed independence referendum; and one of the physicists who has won this year's Nobel Prize for the discovery of gravitational waves. (Photo: Mourners attend a candlelight vigil for the victims of Sunday night's mass shooting in Las Vegas. Credit: Getty)
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Las Vegas Shooting: Death Toll at 58

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 5:43pm
Listen to reaction from the United States after the worst mass shooting in its history. Also in the programme: the latest from Spain after a controversial referendum on Catalan independence. And we hear from the Bangladeshi government on an agreement to return Rohingya Muslim refugees to Myanmar. (Photo: A moment of silence at the White House in Washington, DC. Credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
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More than 50 Killed in Las Vegas

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:34am
Hundreds are injured in modern America's worst mass killing. The suspected gunman, 64-year-old local resident Stephen Paddock, is dead after opening fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel towards an open-air music festival attended by 22,000. Also in the programme: Catalonia's political leaders say the Spanish region has won the 'right to statehood' after a contentious referendum that was marred by violence. And the women breaking down barriers in the male-dominated world of Silicon Valley. (Picture: Armed police are pictured outside Mandalay Bay hotel. Credit: Getty Images)
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Hundreds Injured in Catalan Independence Vote

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 5:31pm
Spanish riot police tried to shut polling stations and clashed with voters during a referendum on Catalonian independence. The Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Catalans had been fooled into taking part in an illegal vote. Also in the programme: two women were killed by a suspected Islamist militant in an attack in the French city of Marseille. (Photo: Riot police outside polling station in Catalonia. Credit:Getty Images)
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Catalan Vote Begins Amid Police Crackdown

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 9:13am
Catalonia's independence referendum has begun in chaotic fashion, with clashes taking place as police attempt to prevent the vote from taking place. The Spanish government has pledged to stop a poll that was declared illegal by the country's constitutional court. Also in the programme; OJ Simpson is released from jail on parole after serving nine years in prison; and a 95 year old German holocaust survivor reflects on the rise of Germany's far-right nationalist AFD party. Picture: Spanish police push people with a shield outside a polling station in Barcelona. Credit: Pau Barrena/AFP/Getty Images
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Trump Lashes Out at San Juan Mayor

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 5:14pm
Trump said that Puerto Rican officials showed "poor leadership ability" and "want everything to be done for them". Also, Spanish national police have sealed off 1,300 of 2,315 schools in Catalonia designated as polling stations for the banned independence referendum according to the government in Madrid. (Picture: Two women hugging in the wake of the storm Credit: EPA) m
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Police Seal off Catalan Polling Stations

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 9:16am
Spanish national police have sealed off 1,300 of 2,315 schools in Catalonia designated as polling stations for the banned independence referendum according to the government in Madrid. The move comes as the Spanish authorities step up their attempts to stop today's referendum. Also in the programme; President Trump hits back at the Puerto Rican who criticised the federal response to the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Maria; and the hip hop icon Eminem is offering the public a chance to buy shares in his back catalogue royalties. Picture: People cheer and dance at a final pro-independence rally at Plaza Espana in Barcelona, Spain. Credit: Chris McGrath/Getty Images
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Crowds Rally in Barcelona Ahead of Catalonia Referendum

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 5:12pm
A big rally takes place in Barcelona on the last day of campaigning ahead of Sunday's referendum. Madrid says it's illegal, but Catalan political leaders are vowing to go ahead. Also on the programme: We hear from the 31-year-old leader of Italy's five star movement on whether he is too young to be considered as the country's new leader; and how realistic are Elon Musk's latest plans to go to Mars in 2024? (Photo: Pro-independence flags hang on balconies in Barcelona, Spain. Credit: Getty)
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Catalonia Referendum: Tensions Rise Ahead of Vote

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:39am
The regional government in the Spanish region of Catalonia is pressing ahead with preparations for a referendum this Sunday on independence from Spain. The Spanish government insists there won’t be one. Also in the programme: international flight blockade to Iraqi Kurdistan to go into effect; and former Chinese construction worker wins prestigious pole-dancing prize. Picture: People raise their fist and wave pro-independence Catalan flags during a campaign meeting for a banned independence referendum. Credit: Getty Images
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BBC Investigates UN Response to Rohingya Crisis

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 5:53pm
As the number of Rohingya who've fled Myanmar into Bangladesh exceeds half a million - an investigation by the BBC raises serious questions about how the United Nations has handled the emergency. Also on the programme: The latest from devastated Puerto Rico following Hurricane Irma. And the living goddesses of Nepal. (Photo: Refugee camp, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Credit: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
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Can ‘Chemical Surgery’ Prevent Disease?

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:05am
In a world first, a team of Chinese researchers have performed precise ‘chemical surgery’ on human embryos to prevent disease. But is it safe? Also in the programme: A UN visit to Myanmar’s Rakhine State has been postponed by the Burmese government due to "bad weather"; and Hugh Hefner, the American founder of Playboy magazine, has died at the age of 91. (Picture: Embryo Research. Credit: Getty Images)
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What Now For Iraqi Kurdistan?

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 5:12pm
The people of Iraqi Kurdistan have voted overwhelmingly for independence in a non-binding referendum. The Iraqi government has reacted strongly by announcing they will be sending troops to the disputed areas of the region and applying economic pressure. So can the two sides still negotiate? Or is this a precursor to armed conflict? Also in the programme: The San Francisco statue upsetting Japan. And the world's newest continent reveals its secrets. (Photo: Kurds wave the Kurdish flag in support of the independence referendum. Delil Souleiman/Getty Images)
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Islamic State Losing Control of Raqqa

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:11am
After months of fighting the battle to retake the IS stronghold of Raqqa enters its final weeks, but at what civilian cost? Also in the programme: Saudi women drivers and the US imposes tariffs on Bombardier. (Picture: A fighter from Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) takes a selfie as he stands near rubble at a damaged site in Raqqa, Syria September 25, 2017. Credit: Reuters)
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Turkey President furious at Kurdish referendum

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:22am
President Erdogan accuses the Kurds of "treachery" a day after an independence referendum was held in the autonomous region of Kurdistan. He warned that the push for independence risked dragging the region into war. Also in the programme: assessing risks of anti-epilepsy drugs to pregnant women and three Israelis killed in West Bank attack (Picture: Soldiers hold a Turkish and Iraqi national flag while standing in the turret of a Turkish armoured vehicle participating in a military exercise near the Turkish-Iraqi border in the Silopi district, in Sirnak City, Turkey, 26 September 2017 Credit: EPA)
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German Elections - The Day After

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 5:29pm
Is this the end of grand coalition politics in Germany? We also hear how Germany's main opposition parties will respond to the emergence of the right wing AfD Party. Also in the programme: Views on the Kurdistan referendum from Erbil and Baghdad, and the war of words between North Korea and the US escalates. (Photo: Martin Schulz, who had run for chancellor in the German election, attends a board meeting at SPD headquarters on September 25, 2017 in Berlin. Credit: Getty Images)
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Germany's Historic Election Result

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 10:08am
The German chancellor Angela Merkel has said she wants to win back voters who have deserted her party for the AfD. What will this mean for politics in Germany? What will the emergence of the far right herald? And is this the end of grand coalition politics? Our team on the ground in Berlin find out. Also in the programme: Kurds vote in a controversial referendum for independence from Iraq. NFL players anger President Trump (Photo:Angela Merkel speaks to the media the day after the German elections. Credit: Getty Images)
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Exit Poll: Merkel Wins but Far Right Makes Gains

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 5:35pm
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term, according to exit polls. But the far right AfD party is also projected to gain seats in the Bundestag for the first time. Razia Iqbal in Berlin hears reactions from all the major parties. (Photo: CDU leader Angela Merkel looks to her challenger Martin Schulz of the SPD (r) and Christian Lindner (front) ahead of a televised discussion following publication of exit poll results. Credit: AFP / Getty)
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Fresh Aftershocks Hit Mexico

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 9:18am
Rescue efforts in Mexico are hampered by a magnitude 5.9 aftershock off the west coast five days after a major shock killed more than 300 people. Also in the programme: New Zealand's kingmaker and Liv Ullmann on Ingmar Bergman (Picture: A girl hugs a Mexican marine officer as she offers hugs to people near the site of a collapsed building after an earthquake, in Mexico City, Mexico September 23, 2017. Credit: REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez)
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US Bombers Fly off the North Korean coast

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 5:28pm
US bombers fly off the coast of North Korea after 3.5 tremor detected near the country's nuclear test site. Also in the programme: Newshour in Germany on the eve of its elections; and Massive protests against President Macron's labour law in France. (Photo: US Air Force B-1B Lancer receiving fuel. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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