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UN Discusses Turkish Offensive in Northern Syria

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 5:19pm
The United Nations Security Council meets to discuss the Turkish incursion of a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria. Thousands of civilians are trying to flee as Turkish troops backed by Syrian rebels continue their offensive. Also in the programme: A deal is struck to allow the US government to reopen and a Dead Sea Scroll jigsaw is pieced together. (Photo:Turkish army troops gather near the Syrian border. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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Syrian Villages Taken in Turkish Advance

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 10:17am
Turkish media is reporting that the country's armed forces have captured a number of villages in north-western Syria, on the third day of an offensive to oust Kurdish fighters. The conflict involves two sets of American allies, Nato member Turkey and the Kurdish YPG militia. So should the alliance act? Also in the programme: the US Federal Government shutdown enters its first working week; and could Amazon's new checkout-free supermarkets represent the future of retail? (Photo: Turkish tanks have entered northern Syria in an offensive targeting Kurdish fighters. Credit: Getty Images)
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Turkey Defiant after Assault on Kurdish Enclave

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 5:13pm
There have been international calls for restraint after Turkey launched a ground offensive against a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria. A top Turkish Nato official told Newshour that instead of supporting an ally, the United States had backed the creation of a Syrian border force including YPG fighters, who posed a direct threat to Turkey Also in the programme: The death toll in the Taliban attack on a Kabul hotel rises to 18; and a new president for Liberia. (Photo: Turkish army tank near the Syrian border. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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Ongoing Attack on Kabul Hotel

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 5:11pm
Gunmen have attacked a prominent hotel in Kabul. Afghan special forces have deployed and the operation is ongoing. The prestigious Hotel Intercontinental was attacked previously in 2011. Also in the programme: Turkish airstrikes in northern Syria and US government shutdown. Image: View of the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, January 25, 2016. Credit: REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail/File Photo
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US Government Shutdown

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 9:21am
A government shutdown in the US and a war of words between Republicans and Democrats. Also: police in Thailand arrest one of the world's most notorious wildlife traffickers, and - the latest episode of our investigation into the killing of the former Pakistani Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto. (Photo: The U.S. Capitol in Washington is seen shortly after beginning of the Government shutdown. Credit: REUTERS/Yuri Gripas)
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Shelling of Kurds by Turkey Intensifies

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 5:13pm
Turkey has intensified its shelling of a Kurdish militia in northern Syria, ahead of a threatened ground offensive aimed at driving them out of the area. We ask one Kurdish politician whether surrender might be an option. Also in the programme: as the US federal government inches towards another shutdown, is American's democratic system fundamentally flawed? Plus, fresh attempts to curb gambling addiction in Australia. (Photo: A Turkish tank positioned on the Turkish-Syrian border near Manbij in December. Credit: Reuters)
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Taiwan Blocks Chinese Airlines' Flights

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:14am
Taiwan denies Chinese airlines' requests for nearly 200 extra flights; Lunch with Zimbabwean president; Cancer detection breakthrough (Image:This photo taken on August 28, 2014 shows a China Eastern Airlines plane taking off at Shanghai's Hongqiao airport. Credit:JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Turkish Forces Mass on Syrian Border

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 5:17pm
As Turkey prepares to carry out a possible assault on a Kurdish enclave in Syria, Damascus has warned that its forces will shoot down any Turkish plane that enters its airspace. Also in the programme: production of the Airbus A380 superjumbo to continue after Emirates orders more planes; a new algorithm promises to help locate the best place to settle refugees; and will the United States' government shut down on Friday? (Photo: A Turkish tank positioned along the border with the Kurdish enclave of Afrin. Credit: Reuters)
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Macron-May Talks

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:41am
France and UK agree to boost defence and counter-terrorism co-operation ahead of UK's departure from the EU. Also in the programme: America's current strategy in Syria; and why did 200,000 antelopes in Central Asia drop dead in just three weeks? (Photo: France's President Emmanuel Macron and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrive at Sandhurst Military Academy in Sandhurst. Credit: REUTERS/Hannah McKay)
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Unified Korean Ice Hockey Team

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 5:39pm
North and South Korea have agreed to march under a single flag at next month's Winter Olympics and to field a joint ice hockey team. Also in the programme: Ethiopia's Communications Minister on the release of opposition leader Merera Gudina; and former UK foreign secretary David Miliband on Syria. (Photo: South Korean Vice Unification Minister Chun Hae-Sung (2nd R) shakes hands with the head of North Korean delegation Jon Jong-Su. Credit: South Korean Unification Ministry via Getty Images)
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Ex-CIA Officer Accused of Spying for China

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:25am
The CIA arrests a former intelligence officer, Jerry Chun Shing Lee, suspected of betraying many US informants in China. It's one of the worst intelligence breaches in many years. Also in the programme: North Korea's cheerleaders and the Bayeux tapestry. Image: The lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building is pictured in Langley, Virginia, U.S. Credit: REUTERS/Larry Downing
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EU Adopts Plastics Strategy

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 5:31pm
The European Commission has pledged to make all plastic packaging recyclable by 2030 as part of the first ever Europe-wide strategy to reduce plastic usage. Also on the programme: Thirteen siblings are being treated for what appears to have been years of starvation and maltreatment after they were rescued from their family home in California, and Nigeria releases Boko Haram suspects after rehabilitation. (Photo: A wheel loader moves discarded plastics. Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Top Kosovo Serb Politician Shot Dead

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:10am
A prominent Kosovo Serb politician, Oliver Ivanovic, has been shot dead outside his party offices in the Serb-run north of Mitrovica in Kosovo. Also in the programme: Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed a two-year plan for the return of Rohingya Muslim refugees; and an Australian father's instinct which helped to find his trapped son. Picture: Oliver Ivanovic casting his ballot during local elections in 2013. Credit: Getty Images
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Denmark Facebook Sex Video: More than 1,000 Young People Charged

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 5:44pm
Danish police charge more than 1,000 young people with distributing sexually explicit material. They are accused of using Facebook messenger to share a video of two fifteen year-olds having sex Also on the programme: Rohingya Muslims take shelter in Bangladesh's largest refugee camp after fleeing from Myanmar and anger in Turkey about a new US-backed Kurdish force in Syria (Photo: Picture of teenager looking at her home Credit:Getty Images)
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Life as a Rohingya in Bangladesh

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:06am
The precarious existence of the Rohingya in one of the world's largest refugee camps where disease and poverty are rife. Also in the programme: Australian writer Peter Carey on his new novel and the world's fifth-largest diamond. (Image: Md Rasel, a 18 month-old Rohingya refugee child suffering from malnutrition, cries as he is measured at the Action Against Hunger centre at Kutupalong camp, near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh January 15, 2018 Credit: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu)
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Protests Mark 7th Anniverary of Tunisian Revolution

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 5:21pm
Police fire tear-gas to disperse protesters demonstrating against austerity measures on the 7th anniversary of the Tunisian revolution that saw the country's long-time president ousted. Also in the programme: two leading photographers - Mario Testino and Bruce Weber - have denied allegations of sexually harassing male models. . And we hear from someone who underwent hazing - that's the initiation rituals that some college fraternities and sororities make prospective new members go through. (Photo: Tunisian protesters light flares and shout slogans during a celebration to mark the seventh anniversary of the uprising that ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali on Avenue Habib Bourguiba in Tunis. Credit: EPA/Mohamed Messara)
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Tunisia Protests: Reforms Announced Amid New Rallies

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 9:11am
The Tunisian government has announced a wave of social reforms, reacting to days of demonstrations by anti-austerity protesters. There were fresh protests today, coinciding with the seventh anniversary of the ousting of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali. Also in the programme: An Iranian oil tanker which collided with a cargo ship of the coast of China has sunk, and a French baby milk maker order a mass global recall over fears of salmonella contamination. (Photo: Tunisians wave their national flag as they gather on Habib Bourguiba Avenue in Tunis. Credit: Fethi Belaid/AFP/Getty Images)
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False missile alert sparks panic in Hawaii

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 5:16pm
Residents of Hawaii received a incoming missile alert causing panic before it was declared a false alarm. Also in the programme: Tunisia's government promises $70 million for the country's poorest families to allay protests, and calls in France to add the baguette to Unesco's list of "intangible heritage". (Photo: Screenshot taken by the photographer of his cell phone shows messages of emergency alerts on 13 January 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Credit: Eugene Tanner/AFP/Getty Images)
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ANC's Ramaphosa Makes First Major Speech

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 9:19am
The new leader of South Africa's ruling ANC, Cyril Ramaphosa, says the party has become divided and corrupt and its culture needs to change. Also in the programme: Life in the besieged Syrian rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta; and Venezuela's deepening political and economic crisis. (Photo: African National Congress President Cyril Ramaphosa. Credit: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko)
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Trump to Approve Iran Nuclear Deal for Last Time

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 5:28pm
President Trump has again refrained from re-imposing sanctions on Iran -- keeping intact the deal under which Tehran curbed its nuclear programme. Also in the programme: Saudi women are allowed to go to a professional football match for the first time; and Berber New Year has gained special status in Algeria. Picture: President Donald Trump makes a statement on the administration's strategy for dealing with Iran. Credit: Getty Images
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