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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  • Venezuela Presidential Election
    The main opposition candidate in Venezuela's presidential elections, Henri Falcon, claims there have been some irregularities during voting. He says officials close to polling stations had been scanning voters' state-issued benefits cards with the aim of scaring people into sticking with the government. Most of the opposition is boycotting the election. Also in the programme: Saudi women's rights activist, Manal al-Sharif, who led the successful campaign to allow Saudi women to drive in the Kingdom says she's received death threats; and the United States and China have agreed not to impose new tariffs on each others goods, easing fears of an expensive trade war. (Photo: Venezuelans queue inside a polling station as they wait to cast their vote during the presidential elections in Caracas on May 20, 2018. Credit: Getty Images)
  • Venezuela Chooses its Next President
    After years of turmoil which at one point saw almost daily street protests, President Nicolas Maduro is looking to consolidate his power. Most of the opposition is boycotting the vote. Also on the programme: Female Saudi driving activist Manal al-Sharif speaks of an alarming new defamation campaign following the arrests of fellow activists; and the Middle Eastern scholar Bernard Lewis has died at the age of 101. (Picture: Venezuelans look for their names moments before casting their vote at a polling station during presidential elections in Caracas. Credit: Getty Images)
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Begin Married Life
    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have become husband and wife in a ceremony at Windsor. Hear the sounds of the day and reaction from royal watchers. Also in the programme: women's rights activists arrested in Saudi Arabia; China begins flying long-rage bombers from artificial islands in the South China Sea; and is New Zealand a safe haven from the planet's woes? Picture: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex after their wedding in Windsor. Credit: Getty Images.
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle marry at Windsor Castle
    The couple exchanged their vows in front of 600 guests at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. The newlyweds will be known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Also in the programme: The coalition led by the nationalist cleric Moqtada al Sadr has won Iraq’s parliamentary elections; and Italy’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement and anti-immigration League party agree to form a coalition government. Picture: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave St George’s Chapel through the west door after their wedding on May 19, 2018. Credit: Getty Images
  • Chilean Catholic Church Crisis
    How will Pope Francis resolve the sex abuse scandals in the Catholic Church? We hear from an abuse survivor who met the Pope. Also in the programme: a deadly school shooting in Texas; a plane crash in Cuba; and a look ahead at the royal wedding. (Photo: Pope Francis. Credit: European Photopress Agency)
  • All Chile’s Catholic Bishops Offer To Resign
    Chile’s Catholic bishops have been accused in a Vatican report of negligence in child sex abuse cases. Pope Francis initially dismissed the allegations, but later admitted to “grave errors in judgement”. Also in the programme: why is the US government so worried about Europe’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline? And we hear from Newshour’s James Menendez about the almost-total collapse of Venezuela’s economy. Picture: the Pope meets with bishops during a visit to Chile in January 2018. Credit: Getty Images.
  • WHO To Meet Over DRC Ebola Outbreak
    The World Health Organisation meet on Friday following concerns over the spread of a new Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We get the latest from the ground and speak to Peter Piot, who discovered the virus 42 years ago. Also on the programme, Newshour's James Menendez reports from Venezuela where the country is preparing for elections and are cameras really able to detect boredom in China's classrooms? (Photo: A health worker cleans equipment at an Ebola quarantine unit, Credit: JOHN WESSELS/AFP/Getty Images)
  • DRC Ebola Outbreak Spreads to City
    The current outbreak of Ebola in the northwest corner of the DRC has claimed at least 23 lives - but until now it had been confined to a remote rural area. Today the World Health Organisation confirmed a new case in a large port city, Mbandaka, which has set alarm bells ringing because of the possibility of further contagion. Could a new, but unlicensed, Ebola vaccine make a difference? Also on the programme: Newshour's James Menendez is in Venezuela, ahead of the presidential election there on Sunday. Picture: A health worker walks at an Ebola quarantine unit on June 13, 2017 during a previous Ebola outbreak in the DRC. Credit: Getty Images.
  • Will Trump-Kim Summit Go Ahead?
    North Korea threatened to cancel its summit with the US, because of demands for it to abandon its nuclear arsenal. We hear from Robert Einhorn is a senior fellow in the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC. Also on the programme, Bianca Jagger tells us why the political situation in Nicaragua needs urgent attention and why does Diego Maradona - the greatest footballer of his era - see his future at a mid-table club in Belarus. (Photo: South Korean peace activists hold placards reading 'Stop! Max Thunder,' during a rally denouncing South Korea-US joint military drills. Credit:JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)
  • North Korea Threatens to Cancel Trump Summit
    China has urged the United States and North Korea to demonstrate goodwill and meet each other half way to create a conducive atmosphere for next month's summit. Pyongyang has threatened to cancel the talks if Washington continues to press for its unilateral nuclear disarmament, describing the policy as "hostile". Also in the programme: We have an interview with the Malaysian politician, Anwar Ibrahim, on his release from prison, days after a stunning opposition election win; and a new scientific report on why disruption to the body's internal clock may put people at increased risk of mood disorders. (Photo: President Trump and Kim Jong-Un of North Korea. Credit: Getty Images)


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