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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  • Kim's Envoy Carrying 'Trump Note'
    One of North Korea's top negotiators has arrived in Washington to meet US officials ahead of a possible second summit between Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump. Also in the programme; the death toll rises as protests continue in Sudan and; should the remains of Jews killed and dumped in the Danube during the Second World War be exhumed and buried in Israel? (Picture: Kim Yong-chol, a senior North Korean official who leads negotiations with the United States. Credit: EPA/YonHap South Korea)
  • 'Repressive Response' to Anti-Government Protests in Sudan
    The United Nation's top human rights official slams the response of the Sudanese authorities to a wave of anti-government protesters. We hear from Khartoum and from the UN. Also on the programme: a senior North Korean official heads to Washington DC as talk grows of a second Trump-Kim summit. And we speak to the woman who broke an ultra-marathon record while expressing milk. (Photo: Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir; Credit: ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Scientists Say Plant-Based Diet Could Save The Planet
    Scientists believe that following a mainly plant-based diet could save lives, feed 10 billion people and help protect the environment. In a new study published by the Lancet medical journal, academics say that reducing our meat and dairy consumption will help prevent further damage to the planet. Also on the programme a Ghanaian investigative journalist who helped expose corruption in local football has been shot dead. And we find out why Serbs are so keen to welcome President Putin even though the country aspires to join the European Union. (Image: Fresh produce in a super market. Credit: Getty Images)
  • British PM Wins Confidence Vote
    The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has survived a vote of no confidence in her government. She's said she's now willing to meet with opposition parties to discuss a way forward on Brexit, but most have called on her to first rule out Britain leaving the EU without a deal. On Tuesday parliamentarians voted overwhelmingly against legislation which Mrs May had negotiated in order to leave the European Union. Also in the programme: Aftermath of the attack on a hotel and office complex in Nairobi; and IS suicide bombing in Manbij in Syria. (Photo: Theresa May in the House of Commons after surviving a no-confidence vote; Credit: Press Association)
  • Brexit: May Faces Confidence Vote
    Special broadcast from Westminster: a day after an historic defeat for the UK government’s Brexit deal. Does anyone have a Plan B? And whats the view from the European Union. Today, the Mrs May faces an opposition motion of no confidence and the clock is ticking towards crashing out of the EU with no deal. Also on the programme: a report looking at South Africa's education system and we will hear from those caught up in the attack in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. (Photo credit: UK PARLIAMENT/MARK DUFFY)
  • Brexit Vote: EU Withdrawal Bill Rejected by Parliament
    Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to leave the European Union has been defeated by 432 votes to 202. Doubt has now been cast on the whole Brexit process. The main opposition Labour party swiftly tabled a no-confidence motion in her government, which will be debated on Wednesday. Also in the programme: The government in Kenya says security forces have retaken control of a hotel and office complex in the capital, Nairobi, that was stormed by gunmen. Witnesses and officials say several people were killed and many injured. (Photo: Theresa May; Credit: EPA)
  • Brexit Deal Vote Day
    British MPs are beginning a final day of debate on the terms of the country's departure from the European Union.We will be at Westminster assessing what happens next. Also on the programme: the former president of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, has been acquitted of crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court; and there has been an attack on a hotel complex in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi -- we will have the latest. (Photo: Getty Images)
  • Canadian Sentenced to Death in China for Drug Smuggling
    A Canadian man has been sentenced to death in China for drug smuggling apparently escalating tension between the two countries. Also, Britain’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, urges MPs to look again at her Brexit deal with the EU. And the mayor of Gdansk, Poland has died in hospital, a day after being stabbed at a charity event. (PHOTO: Robert Lloyd Schellenberg during his retrial on drug trafficking charges in China. CREDIT Getty Images)
  • Could the US 'Devastate' Turkey's Economy?
    Turkey has reacted angrily after President Trump threatened to "devastate" its economy if it attacks Kurdish forces after the US withdrawal from Syria. We look at how capable the US is of doing so. Also in the programme; why millions of fish have died in Australia - and what Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai does for fun. (Photo: US President Donald Trump (L) and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) speak as they attend the NATO summit. Credit: Getty Images)
  • Pompeo Arrives in Saudi Arabia
    US Secretary of State arrives in Saudi Arabia for talks as Prince Turki al-Faisal, a senior member of the ruling royal family, describes the President Trump’s plan to remove US troops from Syria as a “very negative development”. Also in the programme: Zimbabwe doubles fuel prices overnight; and Trump’s one-on-one talks with Putin – what do we know? (Photo: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (left) is greeted by Saudi's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir in Riyadh on 13th January 2019. Credit: Andrew Caballero/AFP/Getty Images)