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Facebook Chief Grilled by US Congress

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 5:31pm
The founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has been questioned by senators over the misuse of personal data. Also in the programme: the twentieth anniversary of the Good Friday agreement that ended decades of violence in Northern Ireland. Picture: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before a joint hearing of the US Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill. Credit: AFP/Getty Images.
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Syria 'Chemical Attack': Russia and US in Fierce Row at UN

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 10:08am
Russia says it wants international inspectors to visit the site of a suspected chlorine gas attack in Syria. But it says no chemical weapons were used there, and has rejected a US resolution that would set up an inquiry into who carried out the alleged attack. Also in the programme: President Xi promises to open up sectors of its economy to greater international competition and; Africa's overlooked scientists get their own journal to raise their profile. Picture: US President Donald Trump attends a meeting with senior military leaders. Credit: Getty Images.
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Trump: Military Action “Not Off the Table”

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 5:32pm
The United Nations Security Council holds an emergency meeting following the reported gas attack on the formerly rebel-held town of Douma in Syria. President Trump strongly condemned the attacks and states that military action against President Bashar al Assad’s regime is “not off the table”. Also on the programme: The fairness of Sunday’s elections in Hungary is put into question by some international monitors; and twenty years since the Good Friday Agreement. (Image: President Trump speaks with the media before a meeting with his cabinet in the White House on 9th April 2018 in Washington DC. Credit: Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool/Getty Images)
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Missile Strike on Syrian Airbase

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 10:19am
Deadly attack on a Syrian military airbase after alleged chemical attack in formerly rebel-held town of Douma. Syria and Russia accuse Israel. There's no comment from Israel. Also in the programme: EU's reaction to Hungary's Prime Minister's re-election; and John Bolton's first week as national security adviser. (Photo: Map of Syria. Credit: BBC)
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Trump Says "Big Price To Pay" For Suspected Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 5:34pm
President Trump says in a tweet there will be a "big price to pay" for the suspected chemical weapons attack on the Syrian town of Douma, as doctors describe treating victims. Also in the programme: the cost of wasted fruit in India, and how a composer turned the sounds of Philadelphia into a piece of music. Photo: A child treated being treated after a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria. Credit: White Helmets
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Suspected Chemical Attack in Syria

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 9:22am
There's been widespread international condemnation of a suspected chemical attack in Syria which killed scores of people in a rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta. Also in the programme: Hungary's nationalist Prime Minister seeks a third consecutive terms in elections; and a history of US trade wars. (Photo: Pro-Syrian regime forces are seen as they advance towards the town of Douma. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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Brazil's Lula to Surrender to Police

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 5:18pm
Brazil's former president, Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, told supporters that he is not guilty of corruption, but will report to the police to begin a lengthy jail term. Also in the programme: Canadian town mourns victims of hockey team bus crash; and why was a Palestinian photographer shot dead in Gaza by Israeli forces? (Photo: Former Brazilian President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, gestures to supporters at the headquarters of the Metalworkers' Union in Sao Paulo. Credit: Getty Images)
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Brazil's Lula Defies Order to Surrender

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 9:36am
The former Brazilian president, Lula Da Silva, has defied a court order to begin a prison sentence for corruption - we hear from one of his supporters and our correspondent in Brazil tells us of Lula's next move. Also on the programme: Russia continues to push back at the British accusation that it poisoned a former Russian spy and his daughter; and we look at the powerful conglomerates that dominate the lives of South Koreans, cradle to grave. (photo: Former Brazilian president Lula Da Silva greets his supporters from a window in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil. Credit: Getty)
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US Sanctions Target Russian Oligarchs

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 5:25pm
The latest round of sanctions imposed by the United States against Russia targets seven Russian oligarchs and 12 companies they own or control, as well as seventeen Russian government officials. Also in the programme: Brazil's former President Lula da Silva ignores a court orders to go to jail; and a look back at the life of a free jazz pioneer Cecil Taylor.
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Former South Korean President Jailed

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 10:07am
The former South Korean president Park Geun-hye has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for bribery and abuse of power. Also in the programme: there's been violence on the Gaza-Israel border during demonstrations by Palestinians; and is a tax the best way to persuade us to eat less sugar? (Photo: South Korean ousted leader Park Geun-hye arrives at a court in Seoul. Credit: AFP)
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Poisoned Russian Yulia Skripal Issues Statement

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 5:17pm
Poisoned Russian Yulia Skripal says her "strength is growing daily", in a statement ahead of a UN Security Council meeting about the nerve agent attack on her and her father in Britain. Also in the programme: Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva faces prison after the Brazilian Supreme Court rejected his request to stay out of jail while he appeals against a corruption conviction; and thousands of Google employees demand the company withdraws from a project with the US military. Photo: Yulia Skripal. Credit: Yulia Skripal / Facebook
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Former Brazil President 'Must Start Prison Term'

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 10:32am
The leader in the Brazilian presidential polls, Lula Da Silva, has been sentenced to 12 years for corruption. Judges ruled he could not be released on bail while he fights the charges. Also on the programme: The future of Ethiopian treasures held by a London museum. And the Bollywood mega star given five years jail time for killing a protected antelope. (Photo: Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during a rally in Curitiba. Credit: Rudolfo Buhrer/ Reuters)
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Iran, Turkey and Russia Hold Syria Summit

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 5:10pm
President Erdogan, President Hassan Rouhani and President Putin discuss the fate of Syria. All three leaders agreed on the need to preserve Syria's territorial integrity. Picture: The presidents of Iran, Turkey and Russia met for their second tripartite summit in under six months, aiming to speed the peace process for Syria and bolster their influence in the country. Credit: AFP/Getty
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World's Chemical Weapons Watchdog Holds Emergency Meeting at Russia's Request

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 10:17am
The international chemical weapons watchdog, the OPCW, has held an emergency meeting in the Netherlands. It's been called by Moscow to discuss the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain. Also in the programme: Brazil's Supreme Court is due to rule on whether to jail the former president, Lula da Silva; and China has announced new 25% tariffs on key commodities from the US. Picture: Police officers work near the scene where Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia were discovered after being attacked with a nerve-agent. Credit: Getty Images
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Putin and Erdogan meet in Ankara

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 5:19pm
The Russian and Turkish presidents, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan - both increasingly isolated from the West - have promised closer cooperation between their countries at a meeting in the Turkish capital Ankara. Also in the programme: President Trump says he wants to send the US military to secure the southern border with Mexico; Spotify begins trading shares on the New York stock exchange; and the $30m Chinese manuscript that opens a window onto the Ming dynasty. Photo: presidents Erdogan (L) and Putin meet in Ankara. Credit: Getty Images.
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Israel Scraps Migrant Deal With UN

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 10:15am
The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is cancelling a residency agreement for thousands of African migrants one day after agreeing to it. The deal had angered right-wingers who said it would encourage further illegal immigration. Also in the programme: France faces a wave of strike action in the biggest challenge so far to President Macron's reforms; and the Chinese couple reunited with their missing daughter after a 24-year search. (Image: A boy takes part in a protest against the Israeli government's plan to deport African migrants. Credit: REUTERS/Corinna Kern)
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South Africa's Winnie Mandela Dies

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 5:21pm
South Africa's prominent anti-apartheid campaigner, Winnie Mandela, has died in Johannesburg after a long illness. She was the former wife of the country's first black president, Nelson Mandela. We reflect on her life but how far was her legacy tainted in later years? Also in the programme: we'll hear about a dramatic change of tack from the Israeli government when it comes to deporting African migrants; why teachers in the US state of Oklahoma have walked out on strike, despite having a pay-rise voted through; and a Wisconsin ginseng grower reacts to the imposition of Chinese tariffs. (Photo: Winnie Mandela, photo taken in December 2017. Credit: Getty Images)
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China Retaliates Against US Tariffs

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 10:22am
China has imposed import taxes on a range of US goods, as fears grow of a trade war between the world's two biggest economies. Also in the programme: Israel scraps controversial plans to deport African migrants; And how Hill Street Blues creator Steven Bochco changed modern TV. (Image: US fruit products at a supermarket in Beijing. Credit: EPA/Wu Hong)
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Uncertainty Over Rebel Deal in Ghouta

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 5:15pm
Rebel fighters have reportedly accepted a deal to relocate to the north of Syria. This leaves the eastern suburbs of Damascus almost fully under control of the Syrian government. Also in the programme: Sweden's air tax and French military service Picture: Syrian civilians hold their national flag in the former rebel-held town of Jobar, recently taken by the regime forces, in Eastern Ghouta, on April 1, 2018 Credit: AFP/Getty.
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Pope Easter Message Urges ‘End to Syria Carnage’

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 9:10am
Pope Francis has urged world leaders to bring about a swift end to the carnage in Syria. In his traditional Easter message to Rome and the world, he said the Syrian people had been worn down by an apparently endless war. Also in the programme: the first Russian diplomats expelled from the United States have arrived back in Moscow and; ceremonies are taking place in England to mark exactly 100 years since the British RAF became the world's first independent air force. Picture: Pope Francis delivers the blessing on the balcony of St Peter's basilica in the Vatican. Credit: AFP/Getty Images.
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