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Zuma Under Mounting Pressure to Step Down

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 5:13pm
President Jacob Zuma continues to defy appeals to step down over corruption allegations, as the governing party holds emergency meeting on his future. Also in the programme: Alleged computer hacker with Asperger's syndrome wins appeal against extradition to US; and chlorine-filled bomb reportedly dropped in Syria's Idlib province. Picture: Members of an ANC faction supporting ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa call for South African President Jacob Zuma to resign. Credit: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK
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ANC Meets to Decide Zuma’s Future

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 10:16am
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) hold an emergency meeting to decide President Jacob Zuma’s future. Also in the programme: More than 20 people reportedly killed in Syria’s Idlib province; and who is North Korea’s head of state? (Hint: It’s not Kim Jong-un) Picture: The South African president, Jacob Zuma. Credit: Getty Images
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Greek Protests Over Macedonia Name Dispute

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 5:26pm
Greeks have taken to the streets of Athens to protest against the use of the term Macedonia in any settlement to end a decades-old name row. Many Greeks object to the country of the same name calling itself Macedonia, saying it implies a territorial claim on Greece's northern Macedonia region. Also in the programme: The father of a US man on death row, and what can we expect from this year's Superbowl? Picture: People demonstrate at the Syntagma Square in Athens. Credit: should read Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images.
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Winter Olympics: Koreas Combine for First Ice Hockey Test

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 10:04am
The joint North and South Korean women's ice hockey team play their first match - a friendly against Sweden - before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea. Also in the programme: President Zuma of South Africa comes under growing pressure to resign; and we hear the story of one young Syrian refugee's survival in sub zero temperatures. Picture: Team Korea is playing in the Women's Ice Hockey friendly match against Sweden. Credit: Getty Images
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Italy Migrant Shooting

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 5:24pm
African migrants injured after targeted by gunman in Italian town; Russian warplane shot down in Syria; Lady Gaga cancels the remaining dates of her European tour - we look at fibromyalgia, the medical condition which forced her to cancel. (Photo: A bullet hole is seen in a shop window as police forensics officers carry out investigations in Macerata, on February 3, 2018. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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UK Pledges Fresh Crackdown on Illicit Wealth

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 9:15am
The UK's security minister pledges "to go after iconic individuals" in the week new Unexplained Wealth Orders become active. Also in the programme: Iran's headscarf protests and episode 6 of the Assassination. (Picture: Close-Up Of Man Giving An Other Person A Bundle Of Money. Credit: Tsvi Braverman/EyeEm)
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Republican Memo Accuses FBI of Abuse of Power

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 5:07pm
A secret Republican memorandum has been published that accuses the FBI of abusing its own powers to spy on President Trump's election campaign. Mr Trump, who approved the declassification of the memo, said it told a disgraceful story. Also in the programme: more migrants perish in the Mediterranean Sea and thousands of previously unknown Maya ruins have been discovered. (Photo: President Trump, Credit: AFP/Getty)
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Half of Primary School Leavers Can't Read or Write

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:27am
A global education conference being held in Senegal has been told that $2bn will be needed annually to tackle global illiteracy. We hear from teachers. Also in the programme: a former FBI agent tell us that Republican plans to release a memo critical of the agency runs the risk of reducing trust in it; and nuclear physicist and Fidel Castro's eldest son has died. (Photo: Children at school. Credit: Getty Images)
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Winter Olympics 2018: Court Overturns Life Bans Given to Russian Athletes

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 5:19pm
The International Olympic Committee has warned that the overturning of lifetime bans on a number of Russian athletes could endanger efforts to combat doping. We hear from the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency, Sir Craig Reedie. Also in the programme: A rare insight into life in Xinjang, China's Muslim-majority and heavily policed province. And the amateur astronomer who found some lost property - belonging to the US Space Agency. Picture: Winner Elena Nikitina of Russia after winning the second run of the women's skeleton in December 2017. Credit: Getty Images
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Banned Russian Athletes Could Compete in Pyeonchang Games

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 10:20am
Russian athletes could compete at the Winter Olympics in South Korea after lifetime bans handed to them by the IOC were overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Also in the programme: UN special rapporteur to Myanmar says reports of mass graves in Rakhine state "bear the hallmarks of genocide"; and efforts to reform mental health care in Croatia. (Picture: Russian athlete Alexander Tretiakov won gold at the Sochi Winter Olympics but was later banned by the IOC. Credit: Getty Images)
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Taliban 'active' in 70% of Afghanistan, BBC finds

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 5:27pm
Taliban fighters, whom US-led forces spent billions of dollars trying to defeat, are now openly active in 70% of Afghanistan, a BBC study has found. Also in the programme: A prominent human rights activist is set to be released on bail in Turkey; and 'grid girls' will no longer be used by Formula 1. Picture: Afghan Taliban fighters in November 2015. Credit: Getty Images
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Trump Heralds 'New American Moment'

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 12:10pm
President Donald Trump said during his State of the Union Address he is "extending an open hand" to Democrats to work together. Congressman Joseph Kennedy III delivered the Democratic rebuttal depicting the Trump presidency as "chaos" while claiming "many have spent the past year anxious, angry, afraid." Also in the programme; a BBC study finds that the Taliban are now openly active in 70% of Afghanistan and in full control of 14 districts and; new research shows that killer whales can 'speak human'. Picture: US President Donald J. Trump delivers his State of the Union to Congress. Credit: EPA/Win McNamee/Pool
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Major New Front in Yemen War

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 5:15pm
Separatists in war-ravaged Yemen have taken almost full control of the southern city of Aden. The rebels are demanding that President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi sack his cabinet. Also in the programme: Wisconsin Trump voters and orchestra noise Picture: Fighters from the separatist Southern Transitional Council after they took control of a pro-government checkpoint in Khormaksar, north of Aden, on January 30, 2018. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
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Putin Says US Sanctions List Targets All Russians

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 10:21am
President Vladimir Putin has said Russia will refrain from retaliating against a newly-published US Treasury list of 210 top Russian business leaders and officials who could potentially face sanctions. Also in the programme; Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga declares himself the people's president and the Michelin Star chef who has been granted his wish to be removed from the famous red restaurant guide. Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin. Credit: Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images.
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FBI Deputy Director McCabe Stepping Down

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 5:27pm
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's deputy director, whom US President Donald Trump repeatedly accused of political bias, has resigned. Also in the programme: hundreds of people have been arrested in Turkey; and we hear about the BBC's three new language services for Ethiopia and Eritrea. Picture: Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is escorted by US Capitol Police before a meeting in December. Credit: Getty Images
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Militants Attack Kabul Army Post

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 10:27am
At least 11 Afghan soldiers have been killed and others wounded in an attack on an army base in the capital, Kabul. It's the third attack by militants in just over a week. Najibullah Azad, deputy spokesperson to President Ashraf Ghani, told Newshour that the targeting of civilians by militants was a response to their defeat by Afghan and international forces on the ground. Also in the programme: Looking ahead to President Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday, and the secrets revealed by fitness trackers. (Photo: Afghan security personnel near the site of an attack in Kabul, Credit: Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images)
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Separatists Clash With Government Forces in South Yemen

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 5:12pm
The Yemeni port city of Aden has seen a day of violence between erstwhile allies in the country's civil war. A representative of the World Food Programme on the ground tells Newshour that the city already has a large population of displaced people and that any fighting makes a fragile situation worse. Also on the programme: The man behind the flatpack - we remember the founder of IKEA; and the auction for the Indian Premier League has just finished - millions of dollars has been spent on hiring the best cricketers, but not everyone thinks it's money well spent. (Image: Fighters from Yemen's southern separatist movement gather in an Aden street. Credit: Saleh Al-Obeidi/Getty Images)
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Israel Criticises Polish Holocaust Law

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 9:13am
Israel has formally reprimanded Poland's most senior diplomat in the country, over a proposed law that would outlaw descriptions of Nazi death camps as Polish. But a member of Poland's ruling party tells Newshour the bill is aimed at preventing Holocaust denial. Also in the programme: The founder of the Swedish furniture giant Ikea has died; and hospitals in Kabul are struggling to cope with the casualties from a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital. (Image: The "Arbeit Macht Frei" gate at the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz. Credit: REUTERS/Kacper Pempel)
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27/01/2018 GMT

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 5:15pm
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
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Deadly Kabul Blast

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 9:32am
A huge bomb concealed in an ambulance has exploded in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least 63 people and injuring more than 100. Also in the programme: reports that Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed has been released; and are we on a collision course to nuclear war? (Photo: Afghan security personnel arrive at a site after a bomb attack in Kabul. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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