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United Nations Slams Trump Comments as 'Racist'

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:20am
UN accuses Trump of "racism" for allegedly insulting Haiti, El Salvador and African countries in a White House meeting. President Trump denies using such language. Also in the programme: Mosul after Islamic State and Queen Elizabeth II on the weight of the crown (Picture: US President Donald Trump during a press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Credit: AFP/Getty)
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US Treasury Secretary: 'I Expect New Sanctions on Iran'

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 5:28pm
The US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says he expects President Trump to impose new, additional sanctions on Iran on Friday. Earlier European powers called on President Trump to uphold the 2015 nuclear agreement. Also in the programme: Austria's far-right interior minister has been accused of using Nazi language; how the Netherlands is making the train network easy to navigate for the blind. Picture: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran. Credit: Getty Images
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EU and Iran Urge Trump to Uphold Nuclear Deal

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:26am
The EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, said the accord was preventing a potential nuclear arms race. President Trump has called the agreement on Iran's nuclear programme a 'terrible deal'. Also on the programme: Hundreds of anti-government protesters are arrested in Tunisia; How is the Netherlands trying to make train stations safer for blind people? (Picture: European and Iranian leaders meet in Brussels. Credit: Reuters)
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Iran Judges To Halt Executions of Drug Offenders

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 5:38pm
The head of Iran's judiciary has announced that thousands on death row for drugs crimes are to have their sentences put on hold. Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani issued the order which could mean that most of the prisoners will have their punishments commuted to a jail term. Also on the programme: the rape and murder of a child in eastern Pakistan has provoked national outrage; and fake paintings of Modigliani have been on display in the Italian city of Genoa. (Photo: A needle, spoon, and narcotics bag. Credit: Getty Images)
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Why Did Saudi Arabia Strike Yemeni Prison?

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 10:14am
Last month Saudi Arabian airplanes bombed a prison in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, in which there were hundreds of their allies along with journalists, political prisoners and even children. Dozens died. Was it an escape plan which went wrong, the targeting of an arms depot, or something much more cynical? Also in the programme; rescue efforts continue around Santa Barbara County in California after at least thirteen people are killed in mudslides and flooding; and why Venezuela has the highest teen pregnancy rates in Latin America. Image: A Saudi pilot walking past a F-15 fighter jet at the Khamis Mushayt military airbase. Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images
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Winter Olympics Prompts Thaw On Korean Peninsula

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 5:24pm
North and South Korea agree to talks aimed at defusing border tension as North agrees to send athletes to next month's Winter Olympic Games in the South. The move came after the two sides held their first high-level face-to-face meeting for two years. Also in the programme: Tunisian opposition demonstrators protest over economic hardships; and the Japanese astronaut who gained nine centimetres in height on the International Space Station. (Photo: The head of the North Korean delegation Ri Son-Gwon (L) shakes hands with South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-Gyon. Credit: Korea Pool / Getty Images)
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North Korea to Send Team to Winter Olympic Games in the South

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 11:12am
North Korea is to send a delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games taking place in South Korea in February, officials from the South say Also on the programme: Funeral of a Ukrainian lawyer who was murdered after she intervened to keep her sister's killer behind bars, and a British mother remembers her son, who was killed fighting the Islamic State group. (Photo: North Korea first expressed interest in joining the Pyeonchang Games during the New Year Credit: Getty Images)
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Trump Gives Salvadoreans Deadline To Leave US

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 6:07pm
The United States says it will cancel the provisional residency permits of about 200,000 people from El Salvador. They were given temporary protected status in 2001 following two major earthquakes in their country. Also on the programme: a significant day for gay rights in India, and the latest on the burning oil tanker in the East China Sea. (Photo: U.S. President Donald Trump. Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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China Oil Tanker Crash

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 10:13am
More than 30 crew are missing and thousands of tonnes of oil are pouring into the East China Sea after the Iranian oil tanker Sanchi collided with a cargo ship. The vessel is carrying around a million barrels of condensate -- a highly toxic and explosive form of oil - and there's a strong risk it will explode or sink. Also on the programme; Why the BBC's China Editor Carrie Gracie has resigned from her post in a row over equal pay and why some governments are developing their own crypto-currencies. (Photo: Smoke and flames coming from a burning oil tanker at sea off the coast of eastern China. Credit: AFP/CCTV)
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Israel publishes BDS blacklist

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 5:13pm
Israel lists 20 organisations whose activists will be barred from entering the country on account of their support for the boycotting of Israel. We hear from an Israeli deputy minister, and a representative of one of the banned groups. Also: Steve Bannon clarifies comments in Trump book, and a preview of the Golden Globe awards. (Photo: A tourist photographs a sign in Bethlehem in 2015, calling for a boycott of Israeli products coming from Jewish settlements. Credit: THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)
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Trump: "A Very Stable Genius"

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 10:34am
President Trump has criticised as fiction a new book, which castes doubt on his mental health. He took to Twitter to claim that he is a "very stable genius" who was "like, very smart". How are has the explosive new book been received among his supporters? Also in the programme: Police in Cyprus arrest a key suspect in the Kosovo organ trafficking trade and; the Brazilian rapper using the microphone to fight for indigenous rights. Image: U.S. President Donald Trump at a press briefing at Camp David on January 6, 2018. Credit: Chris Kleponis/Getty Images.
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Germany Coalition: Merkel Courts SPD as Pivotal Talks Begin

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 9:14am
The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, says she's optimistic she will be able to reach agreement with the centre-left Social Democrats who represent her last hope of forming a coalition government. Also in the programme: Three years on - France remembers the Islamist attack on the Charlie Hebdo magazine and a Rohingya militant group claims responsibility for an attack on a Burmese army truck. Picture: Martin Schulz, head of the German Social Democrats, welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel for preliminary talks. Credit: Getty Images
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Trump Hits Back at Criticism in Book

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 9:16am
We hear from the author of a controversial new book about President Trump. The President responds by declaring he is a "stable genius" Also in the programme: Ebola corruption and the Guarani rapper fighting for his rights. (Image: A copy of Michael Wolff"s book "Fire and Fury", the tell all about the Trump White House, is stacked at a book store in in Washington, DC, Credit: EPA)
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American Journalist Stands By his Book on Trump

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 5:12pm
Michael Wolff said all the people around Donald Trump said he was like a "child", in need of "instant gratification", and described a man who does not read or listen. The author dismissed the president's assertion that he'd never talked to him or authorised access to the White House. Also on the programme: An update on the situation in Yemen and we get a flavour of what four different cities in Russia will offer World Cup fans in 2018 (Photo: Donald Trump Credit: EPA)
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North Korea Agrees To Talks With South

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 10:30am
North Korea accepts South Korea's invitation to the first high level talks between the two nations in more than two years. South Korea's unification ministry says they will discuss improving ties between the North and South, as well as the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang in South Korea. Also in the programme: Pro-government rallies continue in Iran; and a visit to one of China's poorest villages. (Photo: A South Korean soldier in front of an advert for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Credit: Getty Images)
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Trump Lawyers Move To Quash 'Fire and Fury' Book

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 5:12pm
'Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House' is due to be published next week and contains controversial remarks attributed to former Trump aide Steve Bannon. Mr Trump's lawyers have written to the author and publisher and say they are investigating what they call numerous false statements. Also in the programme: US to withhold almost all national security aid to Pakistan; and Iran's Nobel Peace Prize laureate gives advice to anti-government protesters. (Photo: President Trump and former aide Steve Bannon Credit: Getty Images)
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Could Trump / Bannon Row Affect Republican Future?

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 10:15am
Is the spectacular falling out of President Trump and his former chief strategist Steve Bannon a personal spat, or one that could affect the fortunes of other Republicans? Also on the programme: The Swiss diplomat who rescued thousands of Jews from the Nazis; and war-torn Yemen now gripped by diphtheria. (Photo: US President Donald Trump congratulates Stephen Bannon during the swearing-in of senior staff in January 2017. Credit: Mandel Ngan/Getty)
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Ethiopia: A Political Prisoner Reacts

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 5:24pm
A former prisoner and advocacy group Human Rights Watch react to Ethiopia's surprise decision to free political dissidents and close a controversial prison. Also in the programme: Trump says former aide Bannon has "lost his mind" and plastic in the Ganges. (Image: Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, gives an address in 2016. Credit: AFP/Getty)
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Ethiopia Pledges to Release all Political Prisoners

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 10:22am
Ethiopia's prime minister has announced the release of all political prisoners and the closure of a notorious detention centre, which allegedly used torture to extract confessions. Thousands have been detained since 2015, when there were widespread protests calling for political and economic reforms, prompting a crackdown. Also in the programme; slavery convictions in the UK beauty industry and; who would lose out the most if President Trump followed through on his threat to cut funding to the Palestinians? Image: Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn speaks during the Africa-America Institute 60th Anniversary Awards Gala at New York. Credit: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Africa-America Institute
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US Publicly Backs Protests in Iran

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 6:28pm
As Iran's leaders try to contain violent anti-government protests, the United States has openly supported them via their UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, who says the US will call an emergency session of the UN Security Council to discuss the demonstrations. Also in the programme: A tour of Russia's World Cup cities, and the eviction of African migrants from Israel. (Photo: UN Ambassador Nikki Haley addresses press on protests in Iran. Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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