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Kim's Envoy Carrying 'Trump Note'

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:15am
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)
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'Repressive Response' to Anti-Government Protests in Sudan

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 5:20pm
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)
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Scientists Say Plant-Based Diet Could Save The Planet

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 10:53am
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)
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British PM Wins Confidence Vote

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 6:08pm
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)
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Brexit: May Faces Confidence Vote

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 10:10am
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)
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Brexit Vote: EU Withdrawal Bill Rejected by Parliament

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 6:01pm
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)
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Brexit Deal Vote Day

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 10:18am
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)
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Canadian Sentenced to Death in China for Drug Smuggling

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 5:59pm
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)
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Could the US 'Devastate' Turkey's Economy?

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 10:49am
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)
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Pompeo Arrives in Saudi Arabia

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 5:12pm
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)
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May: Brexit Failure Risks Trust in Democracy

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 9:33am
The British prime minister, Theresa May, has warned parliament to back her Brexit deal in a critical vote on Tuesday, amid reports that some MPs are planning to seize control of the process if she loses. Also on the programme: Chinese attempts to spy on the US – but what's the link to a seemingly patriotic suburban man from Virginia? And our Moscow correspondent, Steve Rosenberg, has tips on how to survive a Russian winter. (Photo: PM Theresa May. Credit: Getty Images)
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Saudi Refugee Rahaf al Qunun Lands in Toronto

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 5:18pm
Saudi Refugee Rahaf al Qunun has landed in Toronto after the Canadian government granted her asylum. Also new research reveals the world’s oceans are warming far more quickly than previously thought. And South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has decried the amount of sexual violence in his country. (Photo: Rahaf al-Qunun (centre) arrives in Toronto. Credit: Reuters)
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DR Congo Election: Opposition Candidate Demands Recount

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 9:21am
An opposition presidential candidate in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Martin Fayulu, has demanded that all votes be manually recounted after he was defeated in the official results. Meanwhile a spokesman for the declared winner tells us that his lack of experience won't be a problem. Also on the programme: A British government minister has warned that if Brexit is blocked it could lead to a surge in far-right extremism -- but is that just scare-mongering? And the racism in North Africa that reared its head over a beauty contest. (Photo: Riot police are out in force in some opposition strongholds of the capital, Kinshasa . Credit: AFP)
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UN: Civilians Trapped Under Fire in Eastern Syria

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 5:45pm
As US troops reportedly begin their withdrawal from Syria, the UN has expressed fears for nearly 2,000 civilians trapped in the fight to oust IS from Deir ez Zour. We hear from UNHCR about the situation in the area. Also, another arrest for the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, this time in Poland for one of its directors on suspicion of spying. And we hear about the world's most dangerous commute - along the rails in the Philippines. (Photo: A Syrian girl stands in the mud next to a tent at a camp for the displaced near the village of Shamarin. Credit: Getty Images)
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Myanmar: Reuters Journalists' Appeals Rejected

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 10:11am
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were sentenced to seven years in September for breaking a state secrets act in a case that's been condemned around the world. Also in the programme: A Huawei employee is arrested on spying charges in Poland; and the former world number one Andy Murray announces it's game, set and match for his tennis career. Picture: Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo escorted out of the Insein township court in Yangon, Myanmar. Credit: EPA-EFE/Lynn Bo Bo
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DR Congo: Tshisekedi's Win Sparks Outcry

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 6:26pm
Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi has won DR Congo's presidential election - and sparked accusations of an "electoral coup". We hear from Martin Fayulu - the candidate who led opinion polls - who explains why he is so certain the election result was "fabricated." Also in the programme; what came out of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's policy speech in Cairo - and how a group of Armenians made millions by fixing professional tennis matches. (Photo: Supporters of the newly elected president of the Democratic republic of Congo, Felix Tshisekedi. Credit: Getty Images)
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DRC Election Results Cause Outcry

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 10:06am
Election officials say opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi has won the DRC’s presidential election – but the runner-up Martin Fayulu calls it an “electoral coup”. The country’s Catholic Church says the result does not match the data collected by its election monitors. We’ll hear from Kinshasa. Also in the programme: we hear from the new chair of the US House Intelligence Committee on why he’ll be investigating President Trump’s business dealings; and why Tintin’s popularity endures, 90 years after he made his comic book debut. (Picture: supporters of Felix Tshisekedi celebrate in Kinshasa. Credit: AFP)
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Tensions High Ahead of DR Congo Election Results

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 7:19pm
Delays in announcing the winning presidential candidate in the Democratic Republic of Congo have raised fears over the country's stability. Riot police have been deployed to the electoral commission in the capital Kinshasa. Also in the programme: a tiny sponge capable of absorbing excess chemotherapy drugs in the bloodstream is unveiled; live ammunition and tear gas are deployed in Sudan as protests continue; and a sexism row breaks out at the CES technology show in Las Vegas after a sex toy designed for women is withdrawn from competition. (Photo: Polling officials at work in DR Congo. Credit: AFP)
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President Trump's Address On Border 'Crisis'

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 10:24am
"A growing humanitarian and security crisis". That's how President Trump began his first address to the nation from the Oval Office. We assess his arguments with Stephen J Yates, former deputy national security advisor to the Republican Vice President Dick Cheney and Sarah Pierce with Migration Policy Institute. Also, we find out which little animal has a stronger bite than the T-Rex. It's not what you think. (Photo: US President Donald Trump delivers a televised address, Credit: AFP)
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Turkey and the US Clash Over Syria

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 6:18pm
Turkey and the US have been at loggerheads over Syria in the wake of President Trump's decision to pull US troops out of the country. The Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said that the US national security adviser, John Bolton, had made a serious mistake in suggesting the withdrawal was conditional on Ankara agreeing to security guarantees for US-backed Kurdish fighters. Also on the programme, after the Guatemalan government gave the UN corruption commission twenty four hours to leave, is a crisis coming? And we meet the Japanese woman who forced a tabloid magazine to make a public apology for sexism. (Picture: YPG fighters in Syria Credit: Reuters)
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