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Crew Escape After Soyuz Rocket Failure

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 5:10pm
A US astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut were forced to make an emergency landing after their Russian Soyuz rocket malfunctioned en route to the International Space Station. Russian officials say they've begun a criminal investigation into the failed space mission. Also in the programme: Gunmen kidnap Africa's youngest billionaire from a busy street in Tanzania, and German far-right party AfD has come under fire for launching an online portal for school pupils to report teachers who express a political opinion. Image: A Soyuz-FG rocket booster carrying the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft. Credit: Sergei Savostyanov/TASS/Getty Images.
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Europe Stocks Fall After US and Asia Sell-Off

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 10:28am
European stocks fall sharply as concerns about a trade war grows, while in China the markets were down to their lowest levels in four years. Also in the programme: The medical charity, MSF, demands an immediate halt to Australia's policy of keeping asylum seekers and refugees at an offshore detention camp; and there's to be an official US investigation into the disappearance of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Picture: A investor monitors stock prices at a securities company in Jiujiang in China"s central Jiangxi province on October 11, 2018. Credit: Getty Images.
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What Happened To Jamal Khashoggi?

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 5:19pm
Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was living in exile in Turkey when he went missing more than a week ago. Turkish media outlets have now published CCTV footage which they say shows evidence that Saudi intelligence officers were linked to his disappearance. Also in the programme: The wife of a jailed banker from Azerbaijan has become the first target of a new anti-corruption law in Britain and on World Mental Health day we talk to a psychiatrist in Uganda. (Photo: Representatives of NGOs stage a demonstration on the disappearance of Prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in front of the Consulate General of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul, Turkey on October 08, 2018. Credit: Ahmet Bolat/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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Heavy Weapons Withdrawn from Idlib

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 10:43am
A deal is holding on the Syrian frontline in Idlib province, with both sides honouring the Russian and Turkish brokered deal to avoid a government offensive. Also on the programme; fears mount for the Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi who has not been seen since entering the Saudi consulate more than a week ago, also; the IMF has warned of ‘dangerous undercurrents’ threatening the global economy. (Picture: Heavy armoured vehicles of Syrian opposition forces being withdrawn from Syria's Idlib to complete the establishment of the disarmament field. Credit: Gokhan Balci/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Resigns

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 5:15pm
US President Donald Trump has accepted the surprise resignation of his UN ambassador Nikki Haley. But the former South Carolina governor did not explain why she is quitting her post after less than two years. Also on the programme: there is growing pressure on the Saudi government to prove that the missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi is still alive, and we hear what life is like for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. Photo: United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley attends a media briefing during the United Nations General Assembly. Credit: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)
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09/10/2018 GMT

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 10:13am
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Brazil Elections: Bolsonaro Won't Soften Far-Right Rhetoric

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 7:32pm
Brazil's controversial far-right presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, is planning to widen his appeal ahead of the second round of voting. He has promised to tackle the country's record crime rates but says he won't tone down his divisive rhetoric. Also in the programme: A Spanish doctor has been found guilty of the theft of babies during the Franco dictatorship. And President Erdogan of Turkey says Saudi Arabia must prove the journalist Jamal Khashoggi wasn't murdered in its Istanbul consulate. We hear what Mr Khashoggi told Newshour just days before he vanished. (Photo: Brazil's right-wing presidential candidate for the Social Liberal Party (PSL) Jair Bolsonaro gestures in front of the Brazilian flag Credit: MAURO PIMENTEL/AFP/Getty Images)
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Brazil Elections: Far-Right Bolsonaro Wins First Round

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 10:47am
Brazil's far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro has won the first round of the country's general election but not an outright majority. We hear reactions and expectations of the election's upcoming second round from our team on the ground. Also in the programme - a major UN report on climate change warns of catastrophic changes to the planet, and how Africa's debt doubled in two years. (Photo: Brazil's right-wing presidential candidate for the Social Liberal Party Jair Bolsonaro. Credit: Getty Images)
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Brazil's Presidential Election Count Begins

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 5:19pm
The far-right's Jair Bolsonaro is the frontrunner and his main rival is the left-wing candidate for the Workers' Party, Fernando Haddad. Nearly 150 million people were eligible to vote. Tim Franks reports from Rio de Janeiro that if no candidate gets more than 50% of the valid ballots, there will be a second round in three weeks. Also in the programme: fears grow over the missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi; and the first woman to play the lead character in the 55-year-old TV series Doctor Who makes her debut. Picture: A rally in which a doll of candidate Jair Bolsonaro is held aloft. Credit: Reuters.
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Brazilians Vote in Tense Presidential Race

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 9:20am
The far-right frontrunner to become the next president of Latin America’s largest democracy has vowed to make Brazil great again, as election-eve polls gave him a commanding lead in what many view as the most important election in its history. Also in the programme: Saudi Arabia has denied Turkey's accusation that the Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered inside the Kingdom's consulate in Istanbul; and we hear from a Venezuelan singer who has returned home to sing to her fans. Picture: Supporters of Brazils far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro take part in a campaign rally in Brasilia. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
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Hong Kong Rejects Visa of British Journalist

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 9:22am
Hong Kong has refused to renew a work visa for the Asia news editor of the Financial Times, sparking concerns from the UK government. Victor Mallet is also vice-president of the city's Foreign Correspondents' Club (FCC), which upset local and Chinese authorities by hosting a separatist speaker in August. Also in the programme: Romanians are voting in a referendum on whether to reinforce the ban on same-sex marriage; and the Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballe has died at the age of eighty-five. Picture: Financial Times journalist and first vice president of the Foreign Correspondents" Club Victor Mallet speaks during a luncheon at the FCC in Hong Kong, China, 14 August 2018. Credit: EPA/PAUL YEUNG
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Congolese and Yazidi Anti-Rape Activists Win Nobel Peace Prize

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 5:21pm
The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has gone to campaigners against rape in warfare. We speak with Dr Denis Mukwege who has treated thousands of women requiring surgery after being raped by armed men, and hear from Nadia Murad, an Iraqi Yazidi who was tortured and raped by Islamic State militants and later became the face of a campaign to free the her people. Also in the programme; France has opened an investigation into the disappearance of the Chinese head of the international police agency, Interpol; and India has signed a deal with Russia to buy a surface to air missile system, disregarding US warnings that such a purchase could trigger sanctions. (Picture: Nadia Murad and Dr Denis Mukwege displayed in the Nobel Field, among the other 128 Peace Prize laureates of the Nobel history in Oslo. Credit: Fredrik Hagen / NTB Scanpix / AFP)
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Nobel Peace Prize for Anti-Rape Activists

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 10:14am
This year's Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to two campaigners against sexual violence in war - the Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege, and the Yazidi human rights activist, Nadia Murad. Also in the programme: The head of Interpol has gone missing, last seen taking a plane from France to China; and Newshour's Tim Franks is in Brazil ahead of the presedential elections. Picture: Nobel Prize for Peace 2018 winners: Yazidi survivor Nadia Murad and Doctor Denis Mukwege. Credit: Reuters.
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West Accuses Russia of Global Cyber Plots

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 5:04pm
Russian spies have been accused of involvement in a series of cyber-plots across the globe, leading the US to level charges against seven agents. The US justice department said targets included the global chemical weapons watchdog, anti-doping agencies and a US nuclear company. Also in the programme: US senators are divided over the FBI's new investigation into allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh; The Japanese city of Osaka has ended a sixty-year-old “sister" relationship with San Francisco in protest at a statue symbolising Japan’s use of sex slaves in the Second World War. (Picture: Seven suspected agents of Russia's military intelligence GRU on an FBI "Wanted" poster after being indicted for hacking. Credit: HO / FBI / AFP)
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Russia 'Targeted Chemical Weapons Body'

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 10:06am
Dutch security services say they expelled four Russians over a cyber attack plot targeting the global chemical weapons watchdog, the OPCW. Also on the programme, the wife of Malaysia's former prime minister, renowned for her collection of luxury goods, appears in court on money laundering and tax evasion charges. (Photo: The four Russian suspects Credit: Dutch Government)
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03/10/2018 GMT

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 5:31pm
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How Big A Global Problem Is Tax Avoidance?

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 11:07am
Today we look at tax and the lengths people go to avoid paying it. The New York Times has accused President Trump's father of potentially breaking the law in the way that he handed down his fortune to his family. Meanwhile in China, one of that country's biggest film stars, the actress Fan Bing Bing, has been fined the eye-watering sum of $129 million for tax evasion and other offences. Should there be a global push to crack down on tax avoidance and, if so, why hasn't it happened already? Also on the programme, one of Saudi Arabia's most prominent journalists has disappeared in the Saudi Arabian embassy in Istanbul. We hear from one of Jamal Khashoggi's best friends, who is standing vigil outside the building. And today we launch our new, regular weekly report on climate change. We start off in Norway, a country committed to green energy which has grown rich on the back of oil. Can these two things be reconciled? (Picture: US Hundred Dollar Bills. Credit: Ismoyo/AFP/Getty)
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Indonesia Tsunami: People Struggling to Get Help

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 5:37pm
Indonesian officials say emergency teams have now reached the four districts of Sulawesi most affected by the tsunami and earthquake. But more help is still needed. Also in the programme: France says the Iranian intelligence service was behind a foiled attack in Paris in June; and we talk to Donna Strickland, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Physics in 55 years. (Photo: Survivors are growing desperate for food, fuel and water. Credit: AFP)
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Indonesia Tsunami Deaths Exceed 1,200

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 10:14am
The latest government figures come as concerns grow over a lack of lack of food, fuel and water reaching survivors. Friday's 7.5-magnitude quake struck just off the central island of Sulawesi, setting off a tsunami that engulfed the coastal city of Palu. Also in the programme: Tim Franks reports from Brazil ahead of the country's general election this Sunday; Nasa warns of radiation threat to future human missions to Mars; and US First Lady Melania Trump arrives in Ghana at the start of her African tour. Photo: Children in front of a tent beside the mosque where they took refuge in Palu. Credit: AFP.
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Indonesia Tsunami: Warning System Failed Victims

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 5:49pm
The BBC has learned that none of Indonesia's tsunami detector buoys was functioning at the time of Friday's devastating earthquake off Sulawesi. And, why Sulawesi's tsunami is puzzling scientists? We speak to a geophysicist . Also on the programme: Donald Trump says the new trade deal struck with Canada and Mexico is "the most important" ever agreed by the US; and we talk to a survivor of the Las Vegas shooting. (Photo: Volunteers filling a mass grave were instructed to prepare for a total of 1,300 victims to arrive. Credit: Getty Images)
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