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Is Climate Change To Blame For Record Heatwave?

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 9:17am
Scientists warn that climate change is contributing to record heatwaves. Tens of thousands have fled their homes as fires advance in California. It follows similar destruction from blazes in Europe. Also in the programme: final rallies are held in Zimbabwe ahead of a general election there; and the Pope accepts the resignation of a cardinal in the United States accused of abusing children. (Photo: About 500 building structures have been destroyed by the Carr fire in California. Credit: Getty Images)
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Pakistan Election: Imran Khan Claims Victory

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 5:22pm
Several political parties in Pakistan have rejected the results of the general election, alleging widespread rigging. But the former governing PMLN says they're still deciding whether or not to boycott parliament. Also in the programme: North Korea returns what it says are the remains of fifty-five American soldiers killed during the Korean War. We'll hear from the son of a missing soldier. And skywatchers are being treated to the longest "blood moon" eclipse of the 21st Century. (Photo: Imran Khan. Credit: Reuters)
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Pyongyang Returns Remains Of US Soldiers Killed In Korean War

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 10:21am
North Korea has returned to the US the remains of 55 soldiers who died during the Korean War. The repatriation of the remains follows the June summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un. Also in the programme: a look ahead to the Zimbabwe elections taking place on Monday, and the human cost of the collapse of a dam in Laos last week. (Photo: Soldiers' remains arrive at airbase in Seoul, Credit: Getty Images)
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Deadline Day For US Authorities To Reunite Migrant Families

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 5:38pm
In the United States, more than 2500 migrant children aged between 5 and 17 remain separated from their families. The government has been given until today to reunite them. We hear the story of one woman, who is to be reunited with her son after weeks apart and discuss the legal ramifications of the policy. Also on the programme, what can we expect to happen in Pakistan once the new Prime Minister, the former cricketer Imran Khan, takes up office? And we hear about the surprising technique which Swedish authorities hope will be effective in controlling the wildfires in the north of that country. (Picture: An asylum seeker from El Salvador, hugs her daughter in Brownsville, Texas Credit: Carlos Barria/ Reuters)
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Imran Khan Claims Victory in Pakistan Elections

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 10:59am
Former cricketer Imran Khan could be Pakistan's new prime minister after he declared victory on behalf of his Tehreek-e-Insaf party. His rivals are disputing the results and accuse him of electoral fraud. Also on the programme: The Greek defence minister has rejected criticism of his country's response to deadly wildfires near Athens - saying illegal building by local residents contributed to the disaster. And Mary Ellis - one of the last surviving female pilots who flew in World War Two - has died at the age of 101. (Picture: Imran Khan Credit: AFP)
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Pakistan Awaits Election Results

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 5:00pm
Tension is gripping Pakistan as the country awaits the results of the general election. Some reports say that the voter turn-out was around fifty three percent but there has been no official confirmation as yet. The main contest is between the party of the former cricketer Imran Khan and the party of the ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Also on the programme, scientists believe that they have found the first evidence of a body of liquid water underneath the polar ice cap of Mars. And as Xi Jinping visits Africa we hear about the sudden increase of Chinese tourism in that continent. (Picture: Ballot Boxes are opened at a polling station in Rawalpindi. Credit: Naeem/AFP/Getty Images)
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Violence in Quetta Mars Pakistan Election

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 10:11am
More than 30 people have been killed in a bomb attack in the city of Quetta as votes are counted in Pakistan's election. Elsewhere, minor blasts and clashes between party workers left several injured and two dead. Opinion polls suggest the election battle will be between the parties of ex-cricket star Imran Khan and the disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Also on the programme: Rescue workers in Greece look for survivors after wildfires; questions asked after dam burst in Laos; and a court rules that the chocolate covered wafer bar Kit Kat is not unique. (Picture: A woman casts her vote at a polling station in Islamabad Credit: AFP)
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Deadly Greece Wildfires

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 5:18pm
Raging wildfires in Greece are now known to have killed more than seventy people - in the country's worst such disaster for more than a decade. Also in the programme: Tour de France halted amid farmers' protest on stage 16; and we have a report from China's first overseas military base, in the small African nation of Djibouti. (Photo: A woman in Mati trying to find her dog. Credit: Reuters)
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Deadly Wildfires in Greece

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 10:37am
More than 60 people dead as wildfires sweep across coastal towns near Athens. We hear a report from the seaside resort of Mati where many of the dead have been found. Also in the programme: Hundreds of people are missing in Laos following the collapse of a dam; and President Trump's former press secretary tells us about his time at the White House. (Photo shows:Burned cars remain in the seaside resort of Mati, Greece. Photo credit: EPA)
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UK Criticised Over Change in Death Penalty Stance on IS suspects

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 5:52pm
The British government has been criticised for dropping its opposition to the death penalty for two Islamic State suspects who may face trial in the United States. Also in the programme: A sprawling settlement in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, has been demolished to make way for a new road, making 30 thousand people homeless; and what do Iranians make of tough talk out of the White House? (Photo: Alexanda Kotey (left) and El Shafee Elsheikh were captured by Syrian Kurdish forces. Credit: Reuters)
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Iranian and US Presidents Exchange Threats

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 10:00am
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and US President Donald Trump have traded hostile warnings, amid rising tensions between the two countries. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also said he wants countries to stop importing Iranian oil. Also in the programme: Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil quits international football citing "racism and disrespect" shown by the German Football Association; a new drug to tackle recurring malaria is approved; and a 1963 demo tape by David Bowie aged 16 turns up in a bread basket. (Photo: Presidents Rouhani and Trump. Credit: Reuters / AFP)
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How Israel Rescued The White Helmets

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 6:03pm
Israel leads international operation to get White Helmet volunteers out of Syria. Also in the programme: the retirement from international football of a German football star - accusing his country's authorities of racism. And a film honouring the unsung heroes of the anti apartheid movement. (Photo: A general view of the White Helmets' transport convoy. Credit: Reuters)
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Israel Rescues White Helmets

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 9:30am
An international operation led by Israel has rescued four hundred members of the White Helmets civil defence group and their families trapped in southern Syria. Also in the programme: the Zinoviev letter and the return of General Dostum. (Picture: Syrian Civil Defence (SCD) volunteers, known as White Helmets, pose for a group photo in unknown location, on October 7, 2016. Credit: EPA)
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President Trump Hits Out at Former Lawyer

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 5:10pm
President Trump has lashed out at his former lawyer, following reports that Michael Cohen recorded a conversation about a payment to a former Playboy model. Also in the programme: Cuba's National Assembly has started to debate a new constitution and corruption in Peru. (Photo: Michael Cohen, Trump's former Lawyer. Credit: Reuters)
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Tensions High on Israel Gaza Border

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 9:23am
A late-night truce has been agreed between Hamas and Israel after a day of violence that killed five people. Also in the programme: Syria's dwindling opposition rebels and Cuba's new constitution. (Picture: Palestinians inspect a Hamas observation post that was targeted in Israeli shelling, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip July 21, 2018. Credit: REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)
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Washington Reacts to Putin White House Invitation

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 10:13am
Following their private meeting in Helsinki, questions are being asked as to how advisable it was for President Trump to have extended a welcome to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin? Also on the programme: Has the government in Nicaragua become the very thing that it once tried to overthrow? And the Mafia gang tightening its hold across Europe. (Picture: Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki. Credit: Yuri Kadobnovyuri/ Getty Images)
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Trump Rejects Russia’s Call to Question US Citizens

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 5:13pm
US President Donald Trump has rejected a proposal made by President Vladimir Putin that Russia be allowed to question a number US citizens. We speak to Bill Browder, one of the men on Russia’s list, who wants to know why it has taken a number of days for his government to reject this controversial request. Also in the programme: Montenegro’s NATO worries; and why Burberry burnt millions of dollars worth of its clothes. (Image: US President Donald Trump (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive for a meeting in Helsinki, on 16th July 2018. Credit Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
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Israel Approves 'Jewish Nation State' Law

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 10:33am
The Israeli parliament has passed a law declaring that only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country, fuelling anger among its Arab minority. The Trump administration is considering the Russian request to interview Americans. Also in the programme: How the 'Ndragheta Mafia group defrauds the European Union. (Photo: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Credit: Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
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Thai Boys Discuss 'Moment of Miracle'

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 5:14pm
The twelve boys and their football coach rescued from a flooded cave network in Thailand hold a press conference before going home. They say they had no food for nine days. Donald Trump has defended his record in dealing with Russia, saying no US president has ever been tougher. Also in the programme: we hear from the the man who's won the legal right to explain to Americans how to 3D-print their own guns at home. Picture: some of the Thai boys arriving for their press conference today. Credit: Getty Images.
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Thai Boys Face the Media After Cave Rescue

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 10:48am
Twelve boys and their football coach speak to the media for the first time since their escape from a cave in Thailand's Chiang Rai. Also in the programme: an interview with the exiled president of Yemen, and the flight from police of a Brazlian plastic surgeon known as Dr Bumbum. Picture: The Thai boys and their coach attend a news conference in Chiang Rai. Credit: LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHALILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP/Getty Images
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