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Tributes to Aretha Franklin, "Queen of Soul"

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 5:14pm
The singer Aretha Franklin has died aged 76. The former US president Barack Obama says that she helped define the American experience. Also on the programme: The complete wheat genome has been published - it is hoped that scientists can use it to develop new, more resistant strains of the crop; and the second part of an investigation into rhino poaching in South Africa (Picture: Aretha Franklin performs at the Rockefeller Center, New York City in December, 2009. Credit: George Napolitano/FilmMagic)
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Afghanistan Violence

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 10:23am
The Islamic State group says it carried out an attack which killed dozens of teenagers in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday. Has the Afghan government lost its grip? We speak to a government spokesperson. Also in the programme: We hear from our correspondent in Malaysia, where two women accused of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are told they "should" face trial; and the constant struggle to protect Rhinos in Africa -- with allegations of corruption inside the legal system. (Photo: The bombing comes at a time of renewed unrest in Afghanistan. Credit: EPA)
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State of Emergency Declared Around Genoa

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 5:34pm
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has declared a 12-month state of emergency in Genoa and the surrounding region of Liguria amidst after the collapse of a major viaduct in the city. The government has threatened to fine the company responsible for maintaining the country's motorways. We ask an MP from the ruling coalition who should be made to pay. Also in the programme: we hear from someone who suffered abuse at the hands of one of the hundreds of Catholic priests named in an official report by the US state of Pennsylvania. (Photo: Rescuers at the Morandi motorway bridge after a section collapsed in Genoa, Italy Credit: ANDREA LEONI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Grief and Anger Over Italy Bridge Collapse

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 10:17am
As rescue work continues after the collapse of a motorway bridge in Genoa, officials have vowed to punish those responsible for the disaster. Also in the programme: The Afghan Taliban says they will no longer allow safe passage to members of the international Red Cross working in the country. The New Zealand government passes legislation to restrict foreigners from buying residential property. (Photo shows: Rescue efforts in the Italian city of Genoa following the collapse of a motorway bridge on Tuesday. Credit: Getty Images)
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Italian Bridge Collapse Kills Dozens

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 6:03pm
At least 35 people have been killed and others injured after a major motorway bridge in the Italian city of Genoa collapsed. We'll have the latest from the search and rescue operation and hear from a structural engineer about why the bridge might have fallen. Also in the programme: a new experimental treatment for Ebola is being tested in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has been developed using antibodies from a survivor of a past outbreak. We'll hear from the research institute that developed it. Picture: a section of the collapsed highway bridge. Credit: EPA.
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Motorway Bridge Collapses in Italy

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 10:53am
Fatalities have been reported after a major motorway bridge collapses near the Italian city of Genoa, leading to vehicles falling some 100m. Also in the programme: A man in London is arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences after crashing a car outside the Houses of Parliament. Tonga's prime minister challenges fellow Pacific nations to take part in a dieting challenge. (Photo shows: Rescuers at work amid the rubble after a highway bridge collapsed in Genoa, Italy Credit: EPA/ Luca Zennaro)
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Battle for Control of Strategic Afghan City

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 5:20pm
It’s unclear whether the Afghan government has regained control of Ghazni after four days of fighting. Where does this leave peace talks between the US and the Taliban? We hear from the man who’s brought both sides together. Also on the programme: President Erdogan has accused the US of stabbing Turkey in the back. We hear from an MP from his governing AK Party. Picture: Smoke rises from Ghazni. Credit: AFP.
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Erdogan: 'Turkey will emerge stronger' from crisis

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 10:24am
Turkey's President Erdogan has accused the US of stabbing it in the back as the country's beleaguered currency plummets. The country's central bank has responded with measures to ease pressure on the lira. Also in the programme - the leaders of North and South Korea prepare for talks in September; and we hear about the end of an Orca's "tour of grief". (Photo: Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a joint press conference in Colombia. Credit: Gal Schweizer/Getty Images)
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White Supremacists Rally In Washington

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 5:26pm
Supporters of the far-right and white supremacists hold a rally outside the White House one year after their march in Charlottesville, Virginia. A woman was killed in last year’s march when a Nazi sympathiser drove his car into a crowd of counter-demonstrators. Also in the programme: At least 39 people are killed in an explosion in the Syrian province of Idlib; and we look at the risk to Earth posed by solar storms. (Photo: White nationalists at Foggy Bottom, Credit: Reuters)
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NASA Launches Mission 'to Touch the Sun'

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 9:21am
US space agency Nasa has launched its mission to send a satellite closer to the Sun than any before. The Parker Solar Probe rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Also in the programme: People in Mali are voting in a presidential election run-off; and tributes have been paid to the Nobel prize-winning author, V S Naipaul, who's died at the age of eighty-five. Picture: NASA's Parker Solar Probe launch Sunday. Credit: NASA.
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Turkey Condemns US ‘Threats’ Over Pastor

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 5:15pm
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the US of trying to "bring Turkey to its knees through threats over a pastor" and has warned that unless President Trump changes his course, Turkey will look for allies elsewhere. Also on the programme: We learn more about concerns over another Ebola outbreak in Africa which is not yet under control and a look at the kids trying to hack the US’s election system. We'll explore Turkey's options for forging new friendships. (Photo: President Erdogan, Credit: Reuters)
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Monsanto ordered to pay $289m damages in Roundup cancer trial

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 9:17am
It's the first lawsuit to go to trial alleging a glyphosate link to cancer.Monsanto denies that glyphosate causes cancer and says it intends to appeal against the ruling. "The jury got it wrong," vice-president Scott Partridge said outside the courthouse in San Francisco. Also on the programme: NASA forced to postpone satellite launch exploring the sun; Saudi-led air strike on Yemeni school bus triggers investigation; and the crows cleaning up a french theme park (Picture: Crops are often treated with the herbicide glyphosate Credit: AFP)
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Turkish Currency Plunges

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 5:09pm
President Trump doubles metal tariffs on Turkey as the lira falls by 20%. So what's behind this plunge in value and what does it mean for the Turkish economy? Also in the programme: The inauguration of Zimbabwe's President is postponed after the opposition launches a legal challenge to his victory. Picture: Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Credit: Reuters/Damir Sagolj.
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Zimbabwean Opposition To File Election Challenge

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 10:22am
The opposition Movement for Democratic Change in Zimbabwe is to file a petition challenging the results of last week's election. The MDC insists it has evidence that the elections were rigged, and claim their leader - Nelson Chamisa - is the rightful president. Also in the programme: Turkey's currency, the lira, has lost 40 per cent of its value since the beginning of the year, as President Erdogan called on Turks to support the currency. And Australian MPs claim they are being inundated with requests from their constituents for official portraits of Queen Elizabeth II. (Photo: MDC leader Nelson Chamisa holds a press conference on 3 August 2018 in Harare, Zimbabwe. Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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Strike On Bus Kills 29 Children In Yemen

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 5:00pm
Dozens of children have been killed and wounded in an air attack that hit a school bus in rebel-controlled northern Yemen. Sources there say the vehicle was targeted in air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition, which backs Yemen's government in its war with the Houthi rebels. Also in the programme: US Vice-President Mike Pence announces plans for a US Space Force, and looted Iraqi antiquities to return home after 15 years. Picture: Yemenis help a wounded child injured in a Saudi-led airstrike. Credit: EPA.
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Russia Slams Fresh US Sanctions as 'unacceptable'

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 10:31am
Russia denounces new US sanctions over alleged involvement in a nerve agent attack in the UK. Newshour gets reaction from a British MP Also in the programme: Argentina abortion vote and how to protect your sperm. (Picture: A file photo taken on December 28, 2016 of US President-elect Donald Trump and a file photo taken on December 23, 2016, of Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking in Moscow. Credit: AFP/Getty images)
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US Announces New Russia Sanctions

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 5:20pm
The US State Department announces new sanctions on Russia in response to the Novichok poisoning of the former Russian spy, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter Yulia, in the English town of Salisbury in March. These could lead to the banning of most Aeroflot flights to the United States, and severely limit bilateral trade between Washington and Moscow. Also in the programme: Zambia denies political asylum to the senior Zimbabwean opposition politician, Tendai Biti. And for the first time in more than 20 years, the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo won't be a Kabila after December's election. Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary is the candidate proposed by the governing party. (Photo: Yulia Skripal with former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in a restaurant)
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Zimbabwe 'Arrests Fleeing Politician'

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 10:18am
A lawyer for the Zimbabwean opposition politician, Tendai Biti, has told the BBC he's been arrested while trying to flee to Zambia. But there's been no official confirmation and state media called it fake news. Also in the programme: Is Argentina, birthplace of the pope and historically among the most strongly Roman Catholic countries in the world, about to legalise abortion? And winter drought in south Australia and what it's doing to public opinion on climate change. (Photo: Tendi Biti. Credit: AFP)
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The Challenges Facing Colombia's New President

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 5:22pm
A shaky FARC peace deal, violent drug cartels, and tensions with Venezuela will test Ivan Duque. At 42-years-old he will be Colombia's youngest ever president, having served as a senator only since 2014. So how will he handle the domestic and international challenges of the job? Also on the programme: the man fighting fire from the air; and an IS hostage returns to Syria to see where he was held. (Picture: Ivan Duque, presidential candidate for the Centro Democratico party delivers a speech after winning the first round Presidential Election in Bogota in May 2018. Credit: Gabriel Aponte/Vizzor Image/Getty Images)
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Twenty Years on from al-Qaeda's Attack on US Embassies

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 10:30am
More than 200 people, mainly Africans, were killed in the bombing of the US embassy buildings in Kenya and Tanzania. The attacks brought Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda to global prominence. We look back at the attacks' impact. Also in the programme: fears of a climate change 'domino effect'; reaction from Tehran to new US sanctions; and plans to construct more roads through the Amazon rainforest spark controversy. (Photo: A boy walks past a mural memorialising the bombings 20 years ago. Credit: AFP)
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