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Turkey Calls US Comments 'Unacceptable'

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 10:10am
Turkey's president has strongly rejected US calls for his country to ensure the safety of Kurdish fighters in Syria. Also, Australia says it will consider any application for asylum lodged by a fugitive Saudi woman in Thailand. And, the Guatemalan president has ordered the International Commission Against Corruption and Impunity to leave the country. (Photo: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Credit: EPA)
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07/01/2019 GMT

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 6:15pm
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
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Thailand Will Not Deport Saudi Woman

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 10:17am
Officials in Thailand say a Saudi teenager resisting deportation will not be sent home against her will because of concerns for her safety. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun says: "My family threatens to kill me for the most trivial things". We hear from a friend of Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, the UNHCR, who are trying to help Rahaf, and our correspondent in Bangkok. Also on the prog: Gabon foils coup attempt by army rebels; and Golden Globes winners and losers. (Photo: Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun. Credit: AFP)
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Saudi Woman Trapped In Thailand

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 5:23pm
A young Saudi woman says she is stranded at Bangkok's main airport after fleeing her family and having her passport seized by a Saudi official. She tells us she is worried about her safety if sent back home. Also on the programme: The authorities in Brazil say about 300 troops have been sent to the north-eastern Brazilian city of Fortaleza to tackle a surge in criminal violence -- we hear from a local MP; and can we prevent pandemics? (Photo: Bangkok airport. Credit: Getty Images)
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DR Congo Delays Announcing Election Result

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 9:15am
The results of last week's presidential vote in the Democratic Republic of Congo will not be published on Sunday, officials say, despite growing calls for the outcome to be announced. Also on the programme; We speak to a Saudi woman who says she fled her country after renouncing Islam - and is now stuck at Bangkok airport after Saudi officials seized her passport; and we hear from the researchers who say that a recording of that was thought to be the source of a sonic attack on Western diplomats in Cuba was something more innocent - crickets. (Photo: Polling officials count votes in a school in Kinshasa during Democratic Republic of Congo's general elections in December 2018. Credit: Luis Tato/Getty)
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05/01/2019 GMT

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 5:11pm
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
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Ukraine Orthodox Church Granted 'Independence'

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 9:32am
A large section of Ukraine's Orthodox Church has officially broken with the Russian church. The head of the global Orthodox Church has signed a document in Istanbul, Turkey, to that effect. The move has provoked a furious response in Russia, where the Church has broken off links, deepening a split in the worldwide Orthodox Church. Also on the programme: In Hungary, trade union and opposition leaders take to the streets again; and more than three million dollars paid by a sushi restaurant owner for a big bluefin tuna - conservationists are not happy. (Photo: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the head of the global Orthodox Church, signs a document granting the Orthodox Church of Ukraine 'independence', at the Patriarchal Church of St. George in Istanbul. Credit: OZAN KOSE/Getty)
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California Governor: Climate Change is "a Catastrophic and Existential Threat"

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 5:11pm
The outgoing governor of California, Jerry Brown, has given a wide-ranging interview saying that the world is getting more dangerous with climate change and nuclear weapons the biggest threats. Governor Brown also described President Trump's plan to build a wall on the Mexican border as an ominous symbol conveying a fortress mentality. Also in the programme: An exclusive BBC report on the continuing fight to drive the Islamic State group out of Syria; and hackers publish the personal data of hundreds of German politicians (Picture: California Governor Jerry Brown; Credit: Reuters)
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The Islamic State Group's Last Stronghold In Syria

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 10:09am
We have an exclusive story from Syria on the battle to remove the last remaining IS fighters. Also on the programme: mass data attack on German politicians; a major tropical storm hits southern Thailand; and can plants think? (Photo: December 2018, picture shows US army vehicles supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Hajin, eastern Syria. Credit: AFP)
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China Moon Mission Lands Spacecraft

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 10:28am
China has become the first country to land a space probe on the far side of the moon as it attempts to become a major space power. Also on the programme: South Korea says North Korea's ambassador to Italy has gone into hiding with his wife; and Democrats to pass funding bills as they take control of House in the US. (Photo: State media described the landing as part of China's dream for a "shared destiny". Credit: EPA)
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02/01/2019 GMT

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 5:26pm
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
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China Renews Vow To Reunite With Taiwan

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 10:47am
Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged the people of Taiwan to accept it "must and will be" reunited with China. He reiterated Beijing's call for peaceful unification on a one-country-two-systems basis but also warned that China reserved the right to use force. Also in the programme; two women in India break a centuries old tradition of entering a Hindu temple where women of 'menstruating age' are banned from entering; and Netflix comes under pressure as it is revealed they removed in Saudi Arabia a comedy episode, which was highly critical of the Kingdom and its Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman. (Picture: A woman walks past a television in New Taipei City showing China"s leader Xi Jinping making a speech. Credit: Sam Yeh / AFP / Getty Images)
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Bolsonaro Sworn in as Brazilian President

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 5:33pm
Jair Bolsonaro has been sworn in as president of Brazil. In his inauguration speech, he vowed to combat corruption, relax gun laws and free the country from “ideological submission”. Also in the programme: Jamaica tackles plastic bag pollution; and remembering the passengers of the HMY Iolaire – a ship carrying World War One sailors which sank off the Scottish coast 100 years ago today. (Photo: Brazil's new president Jair Bolsonaro (right) waves to supporters next to his wife Michelle Bolsonaro, at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil on 1st January 2019. Credit: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images)
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North Korea Warns US Over Sanctions

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 10:14am
The North Korean leader has said the country's relations with the United States are threatened by Washington's insistence on maintaining sanctions. Also on the programme: Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro, will be sworn in later today, but what challenges will he face once in office? And beyond Pluto, a NASA probe is about to visit the most distant object ever explored. (Photo: Kim Jong-un was seated on a sofa in a room with portraits of his father and grandfather. Credit: Reuters)
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