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31/10/2018 GMT

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 6:18pm
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
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Aasia Bibi: Pakistani Court Overturns Death Sentence for Blasphemy

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 11:26am
Aasia Bibi, Christian mother of five, will be freed after more than ten years. We look at what the landmark ruling means for religious freedom in Pakistan. Also in the programme - Denmark foils an 'Iranian plot' to carry out an assassination on its soil; and why railway mechanics in Japan won't now have to get up close and personal with a speeding Bullet train. (Photo: Christian Pakistani woman Aasia Bibi Credit: Handout/BBC)
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Trump Meets Pittsburgh Families

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 6:19pm
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visit Pittsburgh following the deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue. While some welcome the visit, other Jewish groups have said that Mr Trump would not be welcome. Newshour brought together two rabbis on either side of the debate. Also in the programme: An ex-nurse in Germany has admitted at the start of his trial that he murdered 100 patients, and a constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka. Image: US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. Credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images.
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Global Wildlife Population Halved in Fifty Years

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 11:09am
A new report by the WWF blames humankind for the overuse of natural resources and unbridled consumption of some animal classes - which has led to a mass extinction. We explore the causes and extent of the damage. Also in the programme - how technology affects our fine motor skills, and why India is building the world's highest railway. (Photo: Deer forage for food in Glen Clunie. Credit: Getty Images)
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Pittsburgh Shooting Survivor: 'The Killer Was Shooting With Rapid Fire'

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 6:10pm
The man accused of killing 11 congregants in an attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue appeared in court for the first time today. As the local community reflects on Sunday's events, a survivor describes what he saw to Newshour. Also in the programme: Angela Merkel says this is her last term of office, and a potential new weapon in the fight against cancer. Image: Mourners visit a memorial in front of the Tree of Life Synagogue. Credit: Justin Merriman/Getty Images.
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Brazil: Far-Right Bolsonaro Wins Presidential Election

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 11:50am
Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro won a decisive second round victory in Brazil's presidential elections. The former army captain had 55% of the votes against 45% for left-ring Fernando Haddad. Also in the programme - Angela Merkel is stepping down from leading the CDU. We'll be looking at the future of her party and the governing coalition. (Photo: Supporters of far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro celebrate his election victory. Credit: Getty Images)
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Brazilians Vote For Their Next President

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 6:25pm
Millions of Brazilians are choosing between two very different candidates. Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, nicknamed the "Trump of the Tropics", has been leading in the polls. He's running against leftist Fernando Haddad who replaced former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Also in the programme: a vigil is being held in the US city of Pittsburgh after a gunman killed 11 people at a synagogue and we'll hear from a British mother about her son's response to medicinal cannabis. (Photo: Bolsonaro supporters at a rally in Rio de Janiero. Credit: Getty)
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Security Boosted After Pittsburgh Attack

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 11:00am
Authorities across the US have boosted security at places of worship following a shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh which killed 11 people and injured six. Robert Bowers, 46, is accused of opening fire at the Tree of Life synagogue during a Sabbath service. We'll hear from the Jewish community in Pittsburgh after the most deadly anti-Semitic attack in recent American history. Also in the programme: Brazilians are voting in the second round of the presidential election, after one of most polarised campaigns in decades; and violence in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo as political turmoil grips the country. (Photo: Police were guarding the synagogue in the wake of the shooting. Credit: Getty Images)
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Multiple Fatalities Following Shooting at Pennsylvania Synagogue

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 5:15pm
At least 11 people have been killed after a gunman opened fire at a Pittsburgh synagogue. Local media say he shouted “all Jews must die”. We’ll hear from reporters on the ground. Also in the programme: we hear from voters in Brazil’s northeastern state of Pernambuco ahead of the second round of presidential elections on Sunday. Picture: Women pray outside the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Credit: Getty Images.
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Turkey Hosts World Leaders at Syria Summit

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 9:07am
The leaders of Turkey, Russia, Germany and France are meeting in Istanbul to discuss the conflict in Syria, with the focus on refugees and reconstruction. Also on the programme: A constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka with two men claiming to be prime minister; and thousands of Central American migrants heading for the US have now reached southern Mexico. They're determined to reach their destination despite threats from President Trump to keep them out. (Photo: A Syrian refugee child waits as refugees prepare to leave Beirut to return to their homes in Syria, September 2018. Credit: Getty)
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Man Arrested Over US Mail Bombs

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 5:35pm
A 56-year-old man was arrested in Florida in connection with packages containing explosives sent to critics of President Donald Trump. US officials say he is their principal suspect and that DNA evidence played a part in tracking him down. Also, for the first time in over 20 years an Israeli Prime Minister is visiting Oman; and the university set up in Hungary by billionaire businessman George Soros is being forced to move to Vienna. (Photo: Cesar Sayoc in 2015 Credit: Reuters/ Broward Sheriff's Office)
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China and Japan At ‘Historic Turning Point’

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 10:27am
Japan PM Shinzo Abe makes the first visit to China by a Japanese leader in seven years. The two countries have long been at odds – we’ll hear what’s driving their warming relations now. Also in the programme: what might be uncovered in the UK’s largest-ever archaeological dig; and the new drug that could offer some hope in the fight against antibiotic resistance. Picture: Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks with China’s President Xi Jinping in Beijing, China. Credit: EPA.
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America's Opioid Epidemic

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 5:18pm
Every 8 minutes in the United States somebody dies of a drug overdose. That's led President Trump this week to sign into law a rare bipartisan legislation that addresses the crisis. Sarah Svoboda reports from Manchester in New Hampshire where a groundbreaking program in 2016 was established to help tackle the crisis. Also in the programme: a report on Serbia's domestic violence problem; new details on the attempted murder of a former Russian Spy in the UK; and look ahead to the run off in this weekend's presidential election in Brazil. (Photo: Opioids: a series of drugs used to treat pain caused by everything from heart attacks to cancer. Credit: Getty Images)
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Imprisoned Ukrainian Film Director Wins Human Rights Award

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 10:07am
The European Parliament has awarded the Sakharov prize for human rights to a jailed Ukrainian filmmaker, Oleg Sentsov. He was a vociferous opponent of Moscow's annexation of his native Crimea in March 2014 and is serving a 20 year prison sentence in Russia on terrorism charges. Also in the programme: A New York Times report says President Donald Trump's phone calls to friends are being monitored by Chinese spies, and a new study suggests that traditional smoke alarms might not be effective at waking up children. Picture: A portrait of Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov with hashtag 'Freesentsov' and text 'Oleg Sentsov-prisoner of Kremlin' is seen in a shop's window in the centre of Kiev. Credit: Pavlo Conchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images.
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Saudi Crown Prince Breaks Silence on Khashoggi

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 5:25pm
After three weeks of silence, the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has commented on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He called it 'repulsive' and said it would be fully investigated. Also in the programme - big fines for Apple and Samsung over slowing down their devices, and flying robots that can open doors. (Photo: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives at the Future Investment Initiative. Credit: Getty Images)
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China Expands Uighur Detention Centres

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 10:07am
A BBC investigation has looked at publicly-available satellite data showing that 40 secure facilities have been built in China's north-west during the past decade. Half of the centres have been built in the past two years. China says the camps provide Uighurs with education and training; human rights groups say people are being forcibly detained. Also in the programme: US reaction to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi and Art created by artificial intelligence. (Picture: A police officer checks the identity card of a man in China's north-west last year; Credit: Reuters)
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G7 Pressures Saudi Arabia to Explain Khashoggi Murder

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 5:10pm
Foreign ministers of the world's richest countries have demanded a full account of what happened to journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was killed in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul. Also in the programme: We follow the caravan of several thousand migrants walking from Honduras to the United States and - how has fake news on social media affected the presidential election in Brazil? (Picture: Journalists hold banner asking for a complete investigation into the disappearance of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Credit: Dasril Roszandi/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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Turkey Demands Saudi Arabia Hand Over Khashoggi Killers

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 10:28am
Turkey's President Erdogan says the men suspected of murdering Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul must be handed over to stand trial in Turkey. Also in the programme: the world's oldest shipwreck and inside Yemen's war-torn port of Hodeida. (Picture: Sahar Zeki a friend of Jamal Khashoggi holds picture of Jamal in front of Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. Credit: EPA/SEDAT SUNA)
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Could Italian Debt Cause EU Financial Crisis?

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 5:20pm
Italy's populist government, already indebted, plans to spend more to fulfil its campaign promises. But this has incurred the displeasure of Brussels. Also in the programme: President Trump threatens to cut aid to countries that fail to stop Central American migrants reaching the US southern border. And a Turkish paper claims phone calls were made from the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to the office of the Saudi Crown Prince during the "interrogation" of Jamal Khashoggi. (Photo: Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte holds a news conference in Rome. Credit: Reuters/Max Rossi)
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How Saudi Arabia Built Its New Image

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 10:13am
How the US and Saudi Arabia have made a big effort to improve the Saudi image; Italy clashes with the EU over its budget proposals; and the Palestinian music group Le Trio Joubran discuss their new album. (Photo: US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the White House in March 2018. Credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images).
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