BBC Newshour

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

  • G7 Pressures Saudi Arabia to Explain Khashoggi Murder
    Foreign ministers of the world's richest countries have demanded a full account of what happened to journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was killed in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul. Also in the programme: We follow the caravan of several thousand migrants walking from Honduras to the United States and - how has fake news on social media affected the presidential election in Brazil? (Picture: Journalists hold banner asking for a complete investigation into the disappearance of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Credit: Dasril Roszandi/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
  • Turkey Demands Saudi Arabia Hand Over Khashoggi Killers
    Turkey's President Erdogan says the men suspected of murdering Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul must be handed over to stand trial in Turkey. Also in the programme: the world's oldest shipwreck and inside Yemen's war-torn port of Hodeida. (Picture: Sahar Zeki a friend of Jamal Khashoggi holds picture of Jamal in front of Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. Credit: EPA/SEDAT SUNA)
  • Could Italian Debt Cause EU Financial Crisis?
    Italy's populist government, already indebted, plans to spend more to fulfil its campaign promises. But this has incurred the displeasure of Brussels. Also in the programme: President Trump threatens to cut aid to countries that fail to stop Central American migrants reaching the US southern border. And a Turkish paper claims phone calls were made from the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to the office of the Saudi Crown Prince during the "interrogation" of Jamal Khashoggi. (Photo: Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte holds a news conference in Rome. Credit: Reuters/Max Rossi)
  • How Saudi Arabia Built Its New Image
    How the US and Saudi Arabia have made a big effort to improve the Saudi image; Italy clashes with the EU over its budget proposals; and the Palestinian music group Le Trio Joubran discuss their new album. (Photo: US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the White House in March 2018. Credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images).
  • Saudi Foreign Minister: Khashoggi Killing Was 'Tremendous Mistake'
    Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Fox News that the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a 'tremendous mistake' and part of a rogue operation. Meanwhile, Britain, France and Germany are still demanding further clarification about the exact circumstances of Mr Khashoggi's death. Newshour speaks to an ally of Angela Merkel. Also in the programme: the Trump administration intends to pull out of a key nuclear weapons treaty with Russia, Newshour speaks to a key US negotiator of the original deal. Indonesian journalists hold banner asking for a complete investigation into the disappearance of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Credit: Dasril Roszandi/NurPhoto via Getty Images.
  • US Will Leave Nuclear Weapons Treaty With Russia
    President Trump announced that the United States will withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, after claims Russia is in violation of the agreement. The announcement has sparked concern that the US, Russia and China may be preparing for a new nuclear arms race. Also in the programme: we report from Venezuela where the economy continues to deteriorate; and the heart-breaking obituary for an opioid addict that went viral. Picture: Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (left) and US President Ronald Reagan signing the treaty in 1987. Credit: AFP.
  • Turkey 'to Reveal all' on Khashoggi Death
    Turkey has said it won't accept a cover-up in the case of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who died inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Newshour speaks to Chair of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Bob Corker, and a chief adviser to Turkish President Erdogan. Also in the programme: Afghan voters go to the polls in an election marred by violence; and tens of thousands take to the streets of London to protest against Brexit. Picture: File photo dated 06/12/04 of Jamal Khashoggi, Journalist who was killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Credit: Johnny Green/PA Wire.
  • Saudi Media Claims Khashoggi 'Killed in Fight'
    Turkey has vowed to reveal all details about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after Saudi Arabia admitted for the first time he had been killed in its consulate in Istanbul. Also in the programme: Afghan voters go to the polls in an election marred by violence; tens of thousands take to the streets of London to protest against Brexit; and the joint European and Japanese BepiColombo mission to Mercury lifts off from French Guiana. Picture: Jamal Khashoggi. Credit: AFP/Getty.
  • Ex-MI6 Chief Says Evidence Suggests Saudi Crown Prince Ordered Khashoggi Killing
    Sir John Sawers believes evidence suggests the killing of Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi was ordered and carried out by people close to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Meanwhile police in Turkey have extended their search for the journalist's body to the Belgrad Forest. Also: Mexico has asked the United Nations for help in processing asylum requests from hundreds of Central American migrants and Britain will soon open its first homeless shelter specifically for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people. (Picture: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the UN in New York 2018. Credit: Reuters/ Amir Levy).
  • Afghan Government Postpones Voting in Kandahar
    The killing of a regional police chief in Afghanistan has prompted the Afghan government to postpone key elections in the southern province of Kandahar. Dr Mujib Rahman Rahimi is a government spokesman. Also in the programme: we have a special report from Newshour's James Coomarasamy in Wisconsin ahead of the US mid-term elections. And heading off to Mercury - it'll take seven years to travel nine billion kilometres.