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Syrian Army Enters Manbij Amid Turkey Threats

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 5:11pm
The Syrian government says its troops have entered the northern city of Manbij, that had for years been under the control of US-backed Kurdish forces. Also on the programme: An explosion on an Egyptian tourist bus has killed at least three people and injured others, close to the pyramids; and we remember Amos Oz, the acclaimed Israeli writer who has died at the age of 79. (Photo: Turkish-backed Syrian rebels are in the vicinity of Manbij. Credit: Reuters)
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Syrian Forces Enter Disputed City Manbij

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 10:13am
Kurdish controlled Syrian Democratic Forces invite President Assad's troops into the town of Manbij, which they have controlled for the past two years. Newshour's Julian Marshall interview Salih Muslim Mohammed of the PYD. (Picture: Turkey has previously threatened to attack US-allied Kurdish forces in the town of Manbij. Credit: Getty Images)
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Healing After Yemen War 'The Job Of Generations'

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 5:14pm
Mark Lowcock is the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator. He tells Newshour about the long term challenges associated with rebuilding Yemeni society after the war. Also in the programme: the 15 workers still trapped inside an illegal mine in India, and why the UK government is worried about Chinese technology giant Huawei. (Picture: Tribal gunmen loyal to the Huthi movement chant slogans during a gathering in Sanaa to show support to the Shiite Huthi militia against the Saudi-led intervention in the country. Credit: Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images)
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President Trump's Surprise Visit to Troops in Iraq

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 10:15am
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have made an unannounced Christmas visit to US troops in Iraq. Mr Trump said the US had no plans to pull out of Iraq. The trip came days after Defence Secretary Jim Mattis quit over divisions about strategy in the region. Also in the programme: demonstrators clash with security forces in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo amid a tense election period; and an American adventurer has become the first person to complete a solo trek across Antarctica without assistance of any kind. (Picture: U.S. President Donald Trump greets military personnel at the dining facility during an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base. Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)
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Wed, 12/26/2018 - 10:29am
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
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Sudan: Clashes as Protestors Approach Presidential Palace

Tue, 12/25/2018 - 5:23pm
The Sudanese security forces have prevented a large demonstration from marching on the presidential palace in the capital, Khartoum, as protests enter their seventh day. Also in the programme: a defiant President Trump and Newshour's quiz of 2018! (Picture: Sudanese demonstrators chant slogans as they march along the street during anti-government protests in Khartoum. Credit: Reuters)
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Suicide bombers attack Libyan foreign ministry

Tue, 12/25/2018 - 10:17am
The assault is reported to have begun when a car bomb exploded just outside the building. Two died when explosive devices they were carrying detonated; three civilians are also reported to have been killed. It's not yet clear who was behind the attack, but a senior security source has blamed it on Islamic State militants. Also - the Iranian president presents his plan to combat US sanctions; and the BBC's correspondent in Rome on the Pope's Christmas message. (Photo: Ambulances, paramedics, and security officers at the scene of an attack outside the Libyan foreign ministry headquarters in the capital Tripoli. Credit: MAHMUD TURKIA/Getty Images)
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2018 Newshour Quiz: Extended Edition

Tue, 12/25/2018 - 7:00am
James Coomarasamy puts Razia Iqbal, James Menendez, Rebecca Kesby and Paul Henley to the test to find out who remembers the most about 2018's news.
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Doctors' Strike Escalates Sudan Protests

Mon, 12/24/2018 - 5:09pm
Doctors in Sudan have gone on strike as anti-government protests enter their sixth day. At least eight people have died. Sudan's information minister tells Newshour the protestors should wait for elections in 2020 to express their dissatisfaction with the Sudanese government. Also in the programme: the legend of Krakatau and 200 years of Silent Night. (Picture: A bonfire is lit along the street during protests against price increases in Atbara, Nile River state in northeastern Sudan. Credit: Reuters)
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Pakistan: Ex PM Sharif Sent Back to Jail

Mon, 12/24/2018 - 10:37am
Pakistan's former Prime Minister has been sentenced to seven years in jail for corruption - we'll hear how his supporters in Islamabad have reacted. Also on the programme: Israel to hold elections in April; and we travel to the village near Salzburg in Austria where Silent Night was first performed two hundred Christmas Eves ago. (Photo: Hundreds of supporters of Nawaz Sharif gathered at the court in Islamabad for the verdict. Credit: AFP)
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Rescuers Work Into the Night After Indonesia Tsunami

Sun, 12/23/2018 - 5:18pm
Rescue workers are searching for survivors after huge waves devastated coastal areas along the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra. The tsunami, believed to have been caused by a volcano eruption, has killed more than 220 people and injured more than 840. Also in the programme; How are Syrian Kurds reacting to a Turkish military buildup near their territory? (Photo: Debris is strewn across Carita beach in Pandeglang, Banten province, Indonesia. Credit: Reuters)
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Hundreds Die as Tsunami Strikes Indonesia

Sun, 12/23/2018 - 9:43am
More than 220 people are known to have died and rescuers are still searching for survivors after huge waves smashed through coastal towns along the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra. The tsunami - which hit at night during a local holiday - was triggered by the erupting Anak Krakatoa volcano. Footage on social media showed members of the popular Indonesian rock band Seventeen, who were playing at a beach resort, being swept away. The Indonesian authorities have warned people to stay away from the coastline due to fears of another tsunami. (Photo: Aftermath of the tsunami at Carita beach in Padeglang in Indonesia; Credit: Reuters)
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Top US Envoy to Syria Brett McGurk Resigns

Sat, 12/22/2018 - 5:11pm
US Special Envoy to Syria Brett McGurk resigned following President Trump's decision to pull troops out of Syria. He's the second major figure to quit in a week, after Defence Secretary Jim Mattis left the administration on Thursday. Also in the programme; British politician and diplomat Paddy Ashdown dies at 77 - and the latest type of football merchandise, your favourite player's DNA. (Photo: Brett McGurk. Credit: AFP)
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US Government Shutdown Over Wall Row

Sat, 12/22/2018 - 9:04am
A partial government shutdown has taken effect in the United States after Congress failed to agree on spending bills. President Trump has been at loggerheads with Democrats over his demand for five billion dollars for a wall along the Mexican border. Also on the programme: Denmark plans to send some migrants to a remote island; and a number of people have been killed by bomb explosions in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. (Photo: President Trump. Credit: Getty Images)
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NATO Concerns Over Mattis Departure

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 5:42pm
General Mattis is the latest member of the Trump administration to leave but who are the potential candidates for the role of defence secretary? That's not the only obstacle President Trump faces as the US government prepares for a shut down. Also in the programme: we'll hear from a spokesman for the Mexican Foreign Ministry on a new US policy regarding asylum seekers, and it's been another day of uncertainty for passengers at Gatwick Airport. (Photo: Jim Mattis at a news conference after NATO defence ministers meeting in June 201. Credit: Reuters/Eric Vidal)
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US Defence Secretary James Mattis Announces Resignation

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 10:27am
The US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has become the latest in a string of senior Trump administration officials to resign. His abrupt decision came the day after Mr Trump announced he was withdrawing US troops from Syria - a decision which General Mattis is understood to have opposed. Also in the programme: London Gatwick airport has resumed some flights after an illegal drone grounded services for a day and a half; and we hear from the President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani. Picture: U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis and U.S. President Donald Trump U.S., October 23, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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US Withdrawal: Are ISIS Finished in Syria?

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 5:46pm
As President Trump orders troops out of Syria, we ask if ISIS are truly defeated? Also in the programme; rogue drone pilot causes chaos at one of Europe's busiest airports - and why is the Ugandan president criticising a beauty queen's hair? (Photo: ISIS fighter in Syria. Credit: BBC)
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US Withdrawal from Syria Stuns Allies

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 10:14am
President Trump stunned his country and US allies with the abrupt announcement that wants to pull out US troops from Syria. We look at the backlash and ramifications of his decision. Also in the programme; how climate change impacts us, even at the bottom of the world's deepest lake - and will Sunday's election in the Democratic Republic of Congo go ahead? (Photo: US President Donald Trump. Credit: Getty Images)
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US to Withdraw All Troops from Syria

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 5:06pm
President Trump has ordered some 2,000 troops to pull out of Syria, saying that ISIS has been defeated. We ask why the decision has come now and what it might mean for Kurdish-controlled regions. Also in the programme; The World Food Programme cuts aid to the West Bank - and Swedish law deems "man-free" music festival discriminatory. (Photo: Around 2,000 US troops are believed to be stationed in Syria. Credit: AFP)
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The EU Lays Out Plans for No-Deal Brexit

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 10:08am
The European Commission has said that it has started implementing its contingency plans in case the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal. We look at some of the highlights of the lengthy document and what they will mean in practice. Also in the programme; Congo suspends campaigning in Kinshasa ahead of its elections this weekend - and can drones be the future for vaccination delivery in remote islands? (Photo: A flag showing the colours of the Union Flag and the EU flag outside the UK Houses of Parliament. Credit: Getty Images)
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