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Novichok Pair 'Handled Contaminated Item'

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 10:19am
Charlie Rowley, 45, and Dawn Sturgess, 44, collapsed at a house in the English county of Wiltshire on Saturday and remain critically ill. British police say the pair likely handled an item exposed to Novichok. Also in the programme: Scandal-hit Scott Pruitt has resigned as head of the US Environmental Protection Agency; Boeing has agreed a deal that will give it control of Brazil's plane-maker Embraer; and a variety of banana considered crucial for the future of the fruit now at risk of extinction. (Photo: the biohazard warning symbol. Credit: Science Photo Library)
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Salisbury Nerve Agent Poisoning

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 10:11am
Britain's home secretary has said the nerve agent that caused two people to become critically ill in southern England on Saturday is the same as that used to poison a former Russian spy and his daughter earlier this year. Also in the programme: A community rallies around as preparations are made to rescue the youth football team stuck in a cave in Thailand; and the French film-maker Claude Lanzmann has died at the age of 92 Picture: Police officers guard the entrance to a housing estate on Muggleton Road, after it was confirmed that two people had been poisoned with the nerve-agent Novichok, in Amesbury. Credit: Reuters.
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Controversial Polish Court Reforms Spark Protests

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 10:23am
The head of Poland's Supreme Court has arrived for work surrounded by hundreds of supporters, rejecting a controversial new law forcing dozens of senior judges to retire early. The Polish government says the changes are needed to update an inefficient system. Also in the programme: why increasing numbers of migrants are using a new route via Bosnia to try to get into the EU; and a major new discovery about the early life of the Milky Way galaxy. Picture: People demonstrate in front of the Polish Supreme Court building in Warsaw. Credit: AFP.
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Thai Boys’ Rescue Could Take Months

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 11:21am
The Thai Army says the 12 boys and their football coach, trapped in a cave for 10 days, will need to learn to dive or wait for flooding to recede before they can escape. The group had been missing before being found by divers late on Monday. We’ll hear how a rescue operation might work. Also in the programme: the UK government bans controversial so-called ‘conversion therapy’ for gay people; and a top State Department Near East official on President Trump’s Iran policy. Photo: Relatives of the missing boys show photos of them after they and their coach were found alive in the cave where they've been missing for over a week. Credit: Linh Pham/Getty Images
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Missing Thai Boys Found Alive In Caves

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 5:23pm
All 12 boys and their football coach have been found alive after nine days missing in caves in Thailand, in events that have gripped the nation. They were found by two British divers on a ledge in a cavern after a mammoth search operation in the Tham Luang caves in Chiang Rai. We hear from our correspondent Jonathan Head who has been following the drama. Also in this hour: the world's top cyclist has his anti-doping case dropped and how far can Mexico's radical new president transform his problem-wracked country? (Image: Thai cave missing members of football team, Credit: European Photopress Agency)
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Mexico: Lopez Obrador Promises 'Profound Change'

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 10:25am
The left-wing candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador has claimed victory in Mexico’s presidential election, saying he will tackle the “evil” of corruption, which he blames for the country’s violence. What has he promised on the campaign trail, and what can he actually deliver? Also in the programme: tributes have been paid to Gillian Lynn, the choreographer of the musicals Cats and Phantom of the Opera. We hear from the composer Andrew Lloyd-Webber, her longtime friend and collaborator. Picture: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador celebrates his victory with supporters in Mexico City. Credit: EPA.
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Mexico Goes To The Polls

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 5:16pm
Mexico votes for a new President, with the former left-wing mayor of Mexico City - Andrés Manuel López Obrador - thought to be far ahead of his rivals. AMLO, as he is known, has promised to take on what he calls the country's "power mafia" of corrupt elites. Also in the programme: a French gangster escapes from prison in a helicopter, the second time he's absconded in custody; and German conservative allies continue discussions on Chancellor Merkel's migration compromise. (Photo: Presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador casts his vote in Mexico City. Photo: Pedro Mera/Getty Images)
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Mexico to Vote After Violent Campaign

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 9:13am
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a left-wing outsider, is the runaway favourite in Mexico's presidential election. Also in the programme: a rare report from Myanmar's Rakhine state where 700,000 Rohingya Muslims were driven from their homes last year; crucial talks in Germany as Angela Merkel tries to appease her coalition partners over migrants row. (Image: Presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador delivers a speech during the closing campaign rally at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City. Credit: AFP/Ronald Schemidt)
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'Families Belong Together' Protests Across US

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 5:23pm
Demonstrations across the United States call for an end to migrant family separations Also in the programme: German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she's struck a migrant swap agreement with Spain and Greece along with rapid return migration deals with 14 countries, and Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are out of the World Cup as Argentina lose to France, and Portugal are beaten by Uruguay. (Photo: People take part during the nationwide "Families Belong Together" march as they walk by the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. Credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
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Syria Rebels in Ceasefire Talks

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 3:33pm
Negotiations are under way in Syria which could restore government control in the strategically important rebel-held province of Deraa. Also in the programme: protesters start gathering in hundreds of cities across the United States, ahead of demonstrations against the separation of migrant families by the Trump administration; and a great white shark found in the Mediterranean Sea. (Photo: People ride on a truck with their belongings in Deraa countryside. Credit: Reuters)
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Divisions Emerge in EU Migrants Plan

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 5:13pm
Rifts emerge in the European Union's new plan to curb migration just hours after it is announced. Also in the programme: Video Assistant Referees and Mexico's violent election. (Photo: Shoes of migrants are seen in a dinghy at the port of Tarifa, Southern Spain. Credit: Reuters)
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New EU Deal on Immigration

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 10:09am
European Union leaders have agreed a series of measures on immigration after marathon talks in Brussels. The new agreement proposes asylum claims should be processed in closed migrant centres inside the European Union. Also in the programme: Rohingya refugees. And no more selfies in front of Big Ben. (Photo: Refugees in Algeria. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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UK Intelligence Services 'Complicit' in Rendition

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 6:15pm
A British parliamentary report says the Uk's intelligence services were complicit in the abuse of detainees by US agents, after the 2001 attacks. We speak to a former senior British minister, Kenneth Clarke. Also on the programme, Why a French industrial giant has been charged with crimes against humanity. And are the Chinese welcome in the Siberian region of Lake Baikal? (Photo: British agencies participated in interviewing detainees at the US holding facility Guantanamo Bay. Credit: Getty Images)
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EU Migration Crisis

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 10:19am
European leaders have been stressing the importance of finding a solution to the migration crisis as they arrive at the EU summit in Brussels. We will speak to Austria's foreign minister. Also in the programme: how big is the threat from far-right extremists in France; and we will hear from Wisconsin, home of Harley-Davison, now caught in the middle of President Trump's trade tussles. (Photo: Chancellor Angela Merkel and France's President Emmanuel Macron pose as they arrive to take part in an European Union leaders' summit focused on migration, Brexit and eurozone reforms. Credit: Getty Images)
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US Supreme Court Judge Anthony Kennedy to Retire

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 5:16pm
President Trump gets a chance to reshape the top US court as its second oldest justice says he will retire in July. Also in the programme: South Sudan President Salva Kiir and the rebel leader Riek Machar agree to end the civil war; and we speak to a veteran football commentator in Germany after the reigning champions crash out of the FIFA World Cup. (Photo: Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Credit: Reuters)
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Peace Deal Signed in South Sudan

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 11:30am
South Sudan President Salva Kiir and the rebel leader Riek Machar have signed an agreement to try to end five years of civil war. Under the framework deal, a ceasefire will come into effect in the next seventy-two hours. Also in the programme: Poland will "water down" a law that made it illegal to accuse it of complicity in Nazi war crimes, and we speak to the Philippines police chief in charge of the country's murderous drugs war. (Photo: Riek Machar (L) and Salva Kiir during the celebration of the second anniversary of South Sudan becoming an independent state in 2013. Credit: REUTERS)
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Burmese Army General Sacked

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 10:51am
The Burmese army has sacked General Maung Maung Soe, named by the EU as being responsible for atrocities against hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas - because it says he showed weakness. Also in the programme: Are Ethiopia and Eritrea about to make peace? and a Spanish doctor goes on trial accused of stealing a baby from her mother under the Franco regime. (Photo: Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Credit: Getty Images)
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Turkey's President Erdogan Re-Elected

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 5:17pm
Turkey's long-standing leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won a new five-year term after securing outright victory in the first round of a presidential poll. But his main opponent has criticised the election saying it was "unfair". Razia Iqbal has extended coverage from Istanbul. Also in the programme: traders at Tehran's Grand Bazaar protest against rising prices and a plummeting currency; Harley Davidson announces its EU-bound motorcycles will no longer be made in the USA as trade tensions escalate; and we're with migrants sailing on the Mediterranean Sea. (Photo: Supporters of President Erdogan and the AK Party took to Istanbul's streets to celebrate. Credit: Getty Images)
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Erdogan Wins Turkey Presidential Election

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 10:16am
Turkey's main opposition presidential candidate, Muharrem Ince, has acknowledged defeat, but has warned that the country is beginning a dangerous period of one-man rule under President Erdogan. We have a special coverage, Newshour's Razia Iqbal reports from Istanbul. Also in the programme: As the Royal Observatory Greenwich in London starts to study the sky again - after a break of 60 years -- we speak to one of their astronomers; and the underwater rescue mission in Thailand after a children's football team is trapped in a flooded cave. (Photo: President Erdogan and his wife. Credit: Getty Images)
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Turkish Leader Claims Victory in Elections

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 5:22pm
Before the end of ballot-counting, Turkish President Recp Tayyip Erdogan has claimed victory in both presidential and parliamentary elections. The opposition has complained that the outcome is still not clear. Also in the programme: European leaders grapple with migration issues at a Brussels summit; and a row over players' behaviour during a World Cup match between Serbia and Switzerland. Photo: Supporters of Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party react to election results in Taksim Square, Istanbul. Credit: REUTERS/Kemal Aslan
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