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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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Turkey Elections

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 9:19am
Turkish voters are going to the polls to decide whether to grant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a second five-year term, in the most fiercely fought elections in the country in years. We have the latest from Newshour's Razia Iqbal in Istanbul. Also in the programme: Seventeen EU leaders will meet to discuss immigration today, as rifts deepen over how to handle the influx of migrants; and football's governing body, FIFA, has begun disciplinary action against two Swiss players of Kosovan origin over their use of a nationalist gesture. (Photo: A woman arrives at a polling station in snap twin Turkish presidential and parliamentary elections in Istanbul on June 24, 2018. Credit: Getty Images)
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Zimbabwean president survives blast at rally

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 5:16pm
President Emmerson Mnangagwa escaped unhurt after an explosion disrupted his election rally in Bulawayo. He said the blast was an attempt to kill him, but would not affect next month's poll. Also in the programme: Final rallies on the eve of Turkey's presidential election; and Saudi Arabian women finally get the right to drive. (Photo: Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses a rally in Bulawayo. Credit: Ken Maur/AFP/Getty Images.
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Ethiopia: Dozens Hurt in Grenade Attack at Pro-PM Rally

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 9:06am
Ethiopia's prime minister has condemned an attack on a huge rally where he'd been speaking, calling it an attempt to undermine the country's unity. Also in the programme: Today President Erdogan of Turkey appeals for votes ahead of Sunday's general elections, in which he's facing a strong challenge; and Malta asks the migrant rescue ship, Aquarius, to help a migrant boat off the coast of Tunisia. Picture: Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed waves to the crowd during a rally on Meskel Square in Addis Ababa. Credit: AFP
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Venezuela Crisis: UN says Security Forces Killed Hundreds

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 5:37pm
The United Nations says the Venezuelan police and military are carrying out hundreds of extrajudicial killings under the pretext of fighting crime. The UN human rights chief, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, said nobody was being held to account for the killings, suggesting the rule of law was virtually absent in Venezuela. Also in the programme: Elections in Turkey and allegations the former tennis player Boris Becker carried a fake diplomatic passport. (Photo: Venezuelan armed forces. Credit: Getty Images)
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Turkey Prepares for Elections

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 10:41am
Newshour's Razia Iqbal is in Turkey, ahead of crucial elections there this weekend that will determine the future of the country's increasingly powerful president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Also in the programme: How the war against Islamist extremists in Mali never went away; and James Coomarasamy reports from a make-shift rubbish tip outside of of Moscow, that's solving problems for the capital -- but causing headaches in the countryside. (Photo: Supporters of Turkey"s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan cheer and chant slogans ahead of a campaign rally on 17 June, 2018, in Istanbul. Credit: Getty Images)
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Child Separation: Future Of US Migrant Families Remains Unclear

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 5:05pm
As Melania Trump makes a surprise visit to border facilities in Texas, the White House has been accused of expressing mixed messages over when the separated families will be reunited. Also in the programme: We speak to the Austrian foreign minister Karin Kneissl about Europe's immigration crisis. And we have a special report from the Sahel on how the desert became the new frontline in the war against Islamist militants. (Photo: A boy from Honduras taken into custody by US Border Patrol agents near the US-Mexico Border in Texas Credit: John Moore/Getty Images)
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Push to Reunite Migrant Kids Separated From Parents

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:24am
The US political battle over migrant children separated from parents has shifted to Congress, after Donald Trump signed an order to halt the policy. Hear from one Republican member of Congress critical of how the White House has handled the immigration crisis. Also in the programme: we're on the frontline of the war against Islamist extremism in the Sahara Desert; new legal worries for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's family; and the prospect of debt relief for Greece. (Photo: A boy from Honduras watches a movie at a detention facility. Credit: Getty Images)
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US President Reverses Child Migrant Policy

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 5:19pm
After days of pressure, US President Trump has signed an executive order to end the practice of dividing parents from their children, if they cross the border into the US and are detained for being illegal migrants. We hear from our reporter and a youth care worker at a detention centre in Arizona. Also on the programme, an inquiry into the deaths of elderly people at a hospital in southern England has concluded that more than four-hundred-and-fifty patients died as a direct result of being given powerful painkillers without medical justification. We speak to a victim's family. And we hear from Tehran where the Iranian authorities allow a live screening for both men and women of a World Cup match. (Photo: Immigrant children housed in a tent encampment by the Trump administration near the Mexican border in Tornillo, Texas, U.S; Credit: REUTERS/Mike Blake)
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South Sudan Peace Talks

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:18am
The South Sudanese leader, Salva Kiir, and the rebel leader, Riek Machar, are due to hold talks for the first time in two years, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The country has been devastated by civil war since 2013. We will look at the role played by the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed. Also in the programme: An inquiry into deaths of elderly patients at a British hospital has found that more than 450 died after being given powerful painkillers without medical justification; and Newshour's James Coomarasamy on the changing face of the Russian countryside. (Photo: South Sudan"s President Salva Kiir (left) and South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar (right). Credit: Getty Images.
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Italian Threat To Expel Roma People

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 5:16pm
In Italy, the new hard right interior minister has called for a census of the Roma community and threatened to deport those who have no right to stay. We hear from a Roma actress and campaigner from Milan. Also on the programme - The Mexican foreign minister has denounced President Trump's policy of separating migrant families at the US border as cruel and inhumane. And Newshour's James Coomarsamy takes a trip down the Volga with Captain Albert. (Photo: A woman, member of the Roma community, walks at the 'River Village' Roma camp, on the outskirts of Rome; Credit: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)
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US Escalates Trade Threats To China

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:11am
US President Donald Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $200bn of Chinese goods in a growing trade row. Mr Trump said the 10% tariffs would come into effect if China 'refuses to change its practices'. Also in the programme: The computer that is capable of holding its own in a debate with a human, and the latest from the Fifa World Cup. Picture: An investor stands in front of a screen displaying stock market figures. Credit: AFP/Getty Images.
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Donald Trump Says US Will Not be a 'Migrant Camp'

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 5:09pm
President Donald Trump has said he will not allow the US to become a "migrant camp", as he stood by his administration's immigration policies. Also in the programme: A former Israeli government minister has been accused of spying for Iran; and we go to Russia where Newshour's James Coomarassamy is in Ivanovo - known as Russia's "city of brides" - for its annual film festival. Picture: Central American asylum seekers wait as U.S. Border Patrol agents take them into custody. Credit: Getty Images.
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Colombia Election: Conservative Iván Duque Wins

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 10:21am
The Conservative political newcomer Iván Duque is elected as Colombia's president. Mr Duque says he wants to unite the country but he also said he wants to see changes to the peace deal agreed with Farc rebels in 2016. Also in the programme: The United Nations has called on the United States to end its policy of forcibly separating migrant children from their parents at the US border. Picture: A two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker cries as her mother is searched and detained near the U.S.-Mexico border. Credit: John Moore/Getty Images.
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Colombia Election: What Now for the Peace Deal

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 6:08pm
Colombians vote in a presidential run-off between two candidates with opposing views on the peace deal signed with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels. We ask why the peace divident hasn't delivered for some voters. Also on the programme: US diplomat Matthew Nimetz who spent the past 24 years trying to solve the problem of Macedonia's name, reflects on the agreement signed today to settle the dispute. (Photo: Colombia's presidential candidates: Leftists ex-guerilla Gustavo Petro (L) supports the deal, while Ivan Duque, a conservative who won the first round last month, wants to overhaul it. Credit: AFP)
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Greece And Macedonia Sign Deal to Settle Name Dispute

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 9:26am
Heated rows over Macedonia's name have been going on since the break-up of the former Yugoslavia, of which it was a part, and have held up Macedonia's entry to Nato and the EU. Under the agreement, Greece's neighbour will be known as North Macedonia. We hear from a Greek and a Macedonian on this historic day. Also on the programme: Saudi-led coalition air strikes on the Yemeni port of Hudaydah; and Colombians head to the polls. (Photo: Demonstrators take to the streets to protest against the agreement Credit: AFP)
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Violence After Nicaragua Ceasefire

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 5:45pm
There has been more violence on the streets of Nicaragua as pressure mounts on President Daniel Ortega to step aside. Several weeks of protests against his government have left over 170 people dead. Also in the programme: Yemeni forces say they've captured Hudaydah airport from Houthi rebels; free speech under the spotlight in Russia as the World Cup begins; and Orwellian poverty examined on stage. (Photo: A man fights a fire after an arson attack blamed on ongoing political violence in Managua, Nicaragua on the 16th of June 2018. Credit: Getty Images)
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