With the world's 24-hour news cycle now more intense and unrelenting than ever, there's never been a greater need for a programme that cuts through the background noise and provides you with the definitive take on the big stories of the day, brought to you by the BBC's global network of correspondents, with all the information you need to keep up with world events.
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From BBC Newshour
- France Shooting
A French policeman who swapped places with a hostage during an Islamist attack is fighting for his life in hospital. The gunman is dead. Also in the programme: We profile President Trump's new national security advisor, John Bolton. And we hear about the challenging composer, whose work has been chosen to mark Iceland's century of independence. (Photo: French National Gendarmerie Intervention. Credit: AFP)
- Several Dead in French Hostage Situation
A man has taken a hostage in the town of Trèbes, southern France. Three people are believed to be dead. Also in the programme: John Bolton is to become the new US national security advisor and the changing face of the spy business. Picture: French gendarmes block access to Trèbes, where a man took hostages at a supermarket on March 23, 2018 in Trèbes, southwest France. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
- President Trump Announces China Tariffs
The US plans to impose tariffs on about $50bn in Chinese goods and limit the country's investment in the US in retaliation for years of alleged intellectual property theft. Also in the programme: Syrian rebels and their families have begun leaving Syria's Eastern Ghouta, and meet the 106-year-old driver who has no plans to hand over her licence. Picture: U.S. President Donald Trump is flanked by members of the business community as he holds up a signed presidential memorandum. Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images.
- Russia Brands Boris Johnson's Putin-Hitler Comparison 'Disgusting'
Russia has hit out at Boris Johnson for likening Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler, calling it "utterly disgusting" and "unacceptable". The Foreign Secretary suggested the Russian President will "glory" in this summer's World Cup in a similar way to the German dictator during the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Also in the programme: One year after a terror attack here in London, we hear from the politician who tried to save the life of a policeman outside the British Houses of Parliament and; Syrian rebel fighters begin leaving a besieged area near Damascus. Picture: Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson leaves his home on March 22, 2018 in London. Credit: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images
- Zuckerberg: Facebook 'Made Mistakes' in Data Scandal
Facebook's founder, Mark Zuckerberg, admits the giant social network's made mistakes over the Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal and promises changes. How far is the European Union about to change the game? Also in the programme: What deal did the Nigerian authorities strike with Boko Haram to secure the release of abducted schoolgirls? And police in Texas identify the Austin bomber. (Photo: Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
- Facebook Data Row: Cambridge Analytica Academic a 'Scapegoat'
An academic who created an app which harvested data from 50 million users says he has been made "a scapegoat" for Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. Also in the programme: People in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Dapchi are celebrating the return of most of the school girls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants last month; and we hear from a Palestinian doctor who saw three of his daughters killed when an Israeli tank attacked his home in Gaza - but who refuses to hate in their name. Picture: Logos of US online social media and social networking service Facebook. Credit: Getty Images/AFP.
- Facebook to be Investigated Over Alleged Data Misuse
US, British and European parliaments have all asked the Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg to explain the company’s connection to data analysis firm Cambridge Analytica. Also in the programme: A huge crack has opened up in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley; and Senator Bernie Sanders explains why he believes the US should end its involvement in the conflict in Yemen. Picture:Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at an event in 2012. Credit: Getty Images
- Xi Jinping Lays Out China Vision
Chinese President Xi Jinping has delivered a nationalistic closing speech to parliament, painting China as the rising global power. Mr Xi said "achieving total unity" was the "collective hope of all Chinese people" and any attempts to divide it were "doomed to fail". Also in the programme: A women who accused President Trump of sexual misconduct is running for office, and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia arrives in Washington. Picture: Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during the closing session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People. Credit: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images.
- 19/03/2018 GMT
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
- What Does Putin's Victory Mean for Russia and the World?
International observers have made a string of criticisms of the Russian elections that have given President Putin another six years in power. We discuss what his victory means for Russia and the rest of the world. Also in the programme: Britain and the EU have announced a "decisive step" towards an orderly Brexit deal; and a "game changer" in the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Picture: Vladimir Putin votes at a polling station during Russia's presidential election. Credit: YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images