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
- Exit Poll: Merkel Wins but Far Right Makes Gains
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)
- Fresh Aftershocks Hit Mexico
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)
- US Bombers Fly off the North Korean coast
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)
- Iran Launches New Missile
Iranian state TV has shown the launch of the new medium range Khorramshar ballistic missile - just days after President Trump lambasted Iran at the UN General Assembly. Also in the programme: Could an earthquake in North Korea indicate a fresh weapons test? And the Royal Shakespeare Company sells off thousands of costumes. Photo: A Khorramshahr missile in a military parade in Iran. Credit: Getty Images
- Could North Korea Test H-bomb in Pacific?
As the war or words between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump escalates, the North Korean foreign minister, Ri Yong-ho, has suggested that Pyongyang is considering the 'strongest hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific'. We ask Professor Vipin Narang, and expert in nuclear proliferation and strategy at the MIT, how seriously we should take North Korea's H-bomb threat? Also in the programme: How Germany's response to the refugee crisis is playing into their election; Uber banned from London (Photo shows: The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un responding to US President Donald Trump's statement at the UN. Credit: Reuters/KCNA)
- Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un Exchange Personal Insults
In an unprecedented personal statement, the North Korean leader said President Trump would 'pay dearly' for a UN speech where he threatened to 'totally destroy' the North if the US was forced to defend itself. Mr Trump responded that the 'madman... will be tested like never before'. But how likely is tough action following this tough talk? Also on the programme: reaction to ride-hailing app Uber losing its licence to operate in London, and Prime Minister May sets out the UK's Brexit priorities in a long-awaited speech in Florence. Photo: A man watches a television news programme showing US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Credit: Jung-Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images.
- Trump Announces Fresh North Korea Sanctions
President Trump has signed an executive order which authorises the US treasury to penalise any individuals or institutions in America doing business with North Korea. Meanwhile China has also instructed its banks to stop dealing with Pyongyang. Also in the programme: Rescue efforts continue in central Mexico after a devastating earthquake. And we preview this weekend's German election from Dusseldorf. (Photo: South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump at the UN General Assembly in New York. Credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
- Race to Reach Mexico Quake Survivors
Rescuers are racing against the clock to reach survivors trapped under the rubble of a school in Mexico City, which collapsed during Tuesday's earthquake. So far 230 people are known to have died, with at least 21 children and five adults killed under the collapsed primary school. Also in the programme: the role inequality is playing in German election campaigns; and Serbia's openly gay Prime Minister has become the first head of government in a Balkan country to take part in a gay pride march. Photo: Rescuers search for survivors amid the rubble from a building flattened by the 7.1-magnitude in Mexico City. Credit: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)
- Desperate Search for Mexico Earthquake Survivors
The latest on the recovery efforts in Mexico after Tuesday's earthquake: At least 21 children and five adults have died at a primary school which collapsed in Mexico City. Also on the programme: Puerto Rico feels the full force of Hurricane Maria; and celebration in Iraqi Kurdistan, ahead of next Monday's ballot on whether to break with Baghdad. (Photo: Soldiers search for survivors in a flattened building in Mexico City. Credit: Getty)
- Deadly Mexico City Earthquake
Huge earthquake struck central Mexico, killing more than 200 people and toppling dozens of buildings, with death toll rising. Also in the programme: Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico; and Rohingyas who stay behind in Myanmar. (Photo: A rescuers pulls a dog out of the rubble during the search for survivors in Mexico City. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)