BBC Newshour

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  • Suicide Attack at Kabul Religious Gathering
    A suicide bomb attack on a gathering of religious scholars in the Afghan capital, Kabul, has killed at least 43 people -- more than 80 people injured. It was a gathering to mark the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. It is one of the deadliest attacks in Kabul in recent months. Also in the programme -- President Trump says his administration will remain a steadfast ally of Saudi Arabia, though, he said, the Saudi crown prince "could very well" have had knowledge of the journalist, Jamal Khashoggi's murder. And a special report from our correspondent, who's gained access to some of the government-supporting paramilitaries in NIcaragua -- heavily involved in the violence this year. (Photo: This is one of the deadliest attacks in Kabul in recent months. Credit: EPA)
  • Fighting Resumes in Yemen
    Fierce clashes have broken out overnight in the port city of Hudaydah, and there are reports of fresh airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition on the Houthi-controlled city. Newshour's Lyse Doucet joined us from Riyadh to explain what the latest outbreak of violence means for steps taken towards a ceasefire. Plus, why has Ivanka Trump been using her personal email account for White House business and how much trouble does it land her father in? And, as Beijing becomes the latest municipality to score citizens and businesses on "personal trustworthiness points", we ask what is China's social credit system and is it as Orwellian as it sounds? (Image:Yemeni pro-government forces. Credit: Getty Images)
  • Yemen Ceasefire Moving Closer
    The UN special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, has welcomed an announcement by Houthi rebels calling a halt to drone and missile strikes on Saudi coalition forces. He tweeted that he hoped all parties in the conflict would continue to exercise restraint. Also in the programme -- how not to do land reform: the lessons from Zimbabwe; and the radio DJ who broadcast to an audience of 1 person, his wife, for more than 40 years! (Photo: Millions of Yemenis are at risk of starvation following three years of war. Credit: EPA)
  • Saudi King Gives First Public Speech Since Murder of Khashoggi
    King Salman of Saudi Arabia, promises to ensure that no crimes go unpunished, in an address to parliament following the murder of the journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. We talk to our chief international correspondent in Riyadh. Also, today, Saudi Arabia's coalition, fighting the Houthi rebels in Yemen has resulted in a humanitarian disaster. We speak to the executive director of the World Food Programme. And in Hong Kong, nine pro-democracy activists have pleaded not guilty in trials relating to the "Umbrella" movement protests four years ago. (Image: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Credit: Getty Images)
  • Border Mexicans Protest Migrant Caravan Arrival
    The Central American migrant caravan that has converged on the US-Mexican border has received a frosty reception from some local residents. Will the migrants try to apply for asylum, turn back or stay in Mexico? Also in the programme: Apec leaders unable to agree a final communique at the end of their summit in Papua New Guinea; and why the challenges of policing the Irish border could soon become much bigger. Image: Local residents hold a demonstration against the Central American migrants moving towards the United States and staying in Tijuana. Credit: Guillermo Arias/AFP/Getty Images.
  • Netanyahu Warns of Danger Early Election
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned that early elections will be a disaster for Israel. Mr Netanyahu made the remark at a cabinet meeting, as key coalition allies threaten to pull their support. Also in the programme -- how Brexit has raised concerns about the future of Northern Ireland's peace agreement, and who ordered the killing of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi? President Trump has rejected reports of a CIA assessment that it must have been Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. (Photo: Benjamin Netanyahu. Credit: Getty Images)
  • Trump Visits California After Deadly Fires
    President Trump's visit comes as the number of people missing tops 1,000, making the wildfires the most destructive in the state's history. Hear how firefighters are responding after he initially blamed state-level land management for the blazes. Also in the programme: protesters take to the streets of France over rising fuel costs; and is social media undercutting the effectiveness of clinical trials? Picture: Dogs being used to search for human remains in California. Credit: AFP.
  • CIA blames Mohammed bin Salman for Khashoggi's death
    US media is reporting that the CIA believes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Also in the programme; thousands of drivers have closed roads in France in a protest against high-fuel prices. And social media can help some families dealing with terminal illness connect to communities and find information, but it can help ruin clinical trials? (Photo: A man holds a picture of Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul. Credit: EPA/Erdem Sahin)
  • Over 600 Missing in California Wildfire
    Family members and survivors of the deadliest wildfires in California history sought news today of 630 missing people. Over 60 people have been confirmed dead. Also in the programme: a genocide verdict in Cambodia and groundbreaking new treatment for deadly sleeping sickness. (Picture: A fire-damaged Pacific Coast sign remains standing along the Pacific Coast Highway amid the blackened and charred hills from the Woolsey Fire. Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Khmer Rouge Leaders Found Guilty of Cambodia Genocide
    In the first genocide ruling against any member of Cambodia's brutal Khmer Rouge regime, two leaders have been found guilty. Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan were on trial at the UN-backed tribunal in Phnom Penh on charges of exterminating Cham Muslims and ethnic Vietnamese. Also on the programme: A Turkish official tells us that justice for the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is unlikely as funeral prayers are held for him around the world; details of a scathing report into poverty in Britain; and a new way to measure a kilogramme. (Photo: Former Khmer Rouge Deputy Secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea Nuon Chea (L) and former Khmer Rouge Head of State Khieu Samphan (R) in the courtroom at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). Credit: ECCC handout photo)