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Americans have begun voting in nationwide elections that are being seen as a referendum on Donald Trump's presidency. Polling stations opened on the East Coast as both Republicans and Democrats battle to take control of the two houses of Congress. Also in the programme: A report commissioned by Facebook says it failed to stop Myanmar's generals from using the social network to incite hatred and violence; and China faces the United Nations Human Rights council on its record in the western province of Xinjiang. Picture: People stand in voting booths while voting in the 2018 mid-term general election at a polling station located at Deep Run High School in Glen Allen, Virginia, USA, 06 November 2018. Credit: EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS
The United States says it will exert 'relentless pressure' on Iran as it restores sanctions targeting Iran's oil, banking and transport sectors. Newshour examines the humanitarian impact on Iran's people. Also in the programme: Russia's GRU at 100 and the Earth's healthy ozone layer. (Picture: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (R). Credit: EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS)
Washington has imposed the second round of economic sanctions against Iran, including on the sale of oil. President Rouhani says his country is in a state of economic war, and has vowed to "proudly bypass" US measures. Also on the programme: On the eve of a critical electoral test in the US, we hear from New Jersey where campaigning is reaching fever pitch; and the speaker of the Sri Lankan parliament about defying the country's president amidst a political crisis. (Photo: A man looks at a board at the window of an exchange bureau in Tehran. Credit: Fatemeh Bahrami/Getty Images)
Fresh air strikes on the Yemeni port of Hodeidah. Also in the programme, we speak to the husband of Asia Bibi, the Christian Pakistani woman acquitted of blasphemy charges, and we'll find out how a small man came to run a very large drug cartel. PHOTO: A deadly air strike in northern Yemen in August 2018 killed more than 40 children. CREDIT: Getty Images.
The husband of a Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after eight years on death row has pleaded for asylum from the UK, US or Canada. Asia Bibi's husband, Ashiq Masih, said they were in great danger in Pakistan. The Supreme Court overturned her conviction on Wednesday, saying the case against her was based on flimsy evidence. Also in the programme: people in New Caledonia in the South Pacific have voted to remain part of France; and a life sentence for the leader of the Shia opposition in Bahrain. Picture: A Pakistani supporter of the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat, a hardline religious party, holds an image of Christian woman Asia Bibi during a protest rally following the Supreme Court's decision to acquit her of blasphemy, in Islamabad on November 2, 2018. Credit: Getty Images.
Pakistan's authorities have struck a deal with a hard-line Islamist party to end a protest over the acquittal of a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy. As part of the deal, proceedings will begin to bar Asia Bibi from leaving the country. Also on the programme: Aid supplies reach a remote Syrian refugee camp that's been cut off for 10 months; and we hear from a WWE wrestling fan disappointed that the company went ahead with a major fixture this weekend in the Saudi capital Riyadh, in spite of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. (Picture: Pakistani activists of the Islamic Jamiat-e-Ittihad ul Ulema party during a protest in Karachi. Credit: RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)
The former US president, Barack Obama, has launched a scathing attack on his successor, Donald Trump, for stirring up fear of migrants ahead of Tuesday's mid-term elections. At a campaign rally, Mr Obama ridiculed Republican claims that a caravan of Central American migrants heading north through Mexico represented a threat to the United States. Also in the programme: Pakistan's government defends an agreement with Islamist hardliners that will ban a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy from leaving the country; and after the CV of a five year old goes viral in China, we'll discuss with two mothers the challenges of getting their children a place in school. Picture: Former US President Barack Obama addresses the crowd in support of Georgia Democratic on November 2, 2018 in Atlanta. Credit: Getty Images.
The US announces that all sanctions on Iran lifted under the nuclear deal WILL be reinstated on Monday. A journalist in Tehran says if the US thinks this will mean regime change, it won’t. Also on the programme, an Islamic cleric known as the Father of the Taliban has been stabbed to death in Pakistan ; And the EU is testing a smart lie detection system to help spot illegal immigrants, but will it work? (Photo: US President Donald Trump signs a document reinstating sanctions against Iran after announcing the US withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear deal. Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
The US mid-term elections in four days' time will help define the rest of Donald Trump's presidency. Many left-wing Democrats say it's a chance to rebuild their party without the big money funding and centrism of the past. Others say the opposite - to win over Trump supporters they must be moderate and cautious, and if they win the House they should co-operate with him on some issues. We hear from the state of Pennsylvania. Also in the programme: rumours in the United States of a trade deal with China have caused shares in Asia to rally despite a lack of comment from Beijing; and Graca Machel tells us why her late husband, Nelson Mandela, would have joined her campaign for a better future for Africa's youth. Picture: U.S. Sen. Bob Casey re-election campaign at a canvas kick-off event at a field office in North Philadelphia, PA, on September 23, 2018. Credit: Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images
The United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has warned that nearly two million Yemeni children under the age of five are facing acute malnutrition because of the continuing civil war. They say seven million children are at serious risk of famine. Also in the programme: Brazil's president-elect chooses as his justice minister the anti-corruption judge responsible for jailing former President Lula; and scientists warn that the world's oceans are soaking up more heat than previously believed. (Photo: Students in Yemen; Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
Latest figures show that the US economy strengthening, as voters prepare to go to the polls next week in mid-term elections to choose all of the House of Representatives, one third of the Senate and a number of state governors and local assemblies. Democrats are hoping to win control of Congress, but will optimism about the economy boost President Trump’s Republicans? We’ll hear from the state of Pennsylvania. Also in the programme: is there a link between the degenerative brain disease Parkinson’s and the digestive system? And we hear from the author of a new report suggesting that China is exporting its model of internet censorship around the world. Picture: Two women hold an American flag as they queue for a rally by President Donald Trump in Florida ahead of the mid-term elections. Credit: Getty Images.
Aasia Bibi, Christian mother of five, will be freed after more than ten years. We look at what the landmark ruling means for religious freedom in Pakistan. Also in the programme - Denmark foils an 'Iranian plot' to carry out an assassination on its soil; and why railway mechanics in Japan won't now have to get up close and personal with a speeding Bullet train. (Photo: Christian Pakistani woman Aasia Bibi Credit: Handout/BBC)
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visit Pittsburgh following the deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue. While some welcome the visit, other Jewish groups have said that Mr Trump would not be welcome. Newshour brought together two rabbis on either side of the debate. Also in the programme: An ex-nurse in Germany has admitted at the start of his trial that he murdered 100 patients, and a constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka. Image: US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. Credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images.
A new report by the WWF blames humankind for the overuse of natural resources and unbridled consumption of some animal classes - which has led to a mass extinction. We explore the causes and extent of the damage. Also in the programme - how technology affects our fine motor skills, and why India is building the world's highest railway. (Photo: Deer forage for food in Glen Clunie. Credit: Getty Images)
The man accused of killing 11 congregants in an attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue appeared in court for the first time today. As the local community reflects on Sunday's events, a survivor describes what he saw to Newshour. Also in the programme: Angela Merkel says this is her last term of office, and a potential new weapon in the fight against cancer. Image: Mourners visit a memorial in front of the Tree of Life Synagogue. Credit: Justin Merriman/Getty Images.
Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro won a decisive second round victory in Brazil's presidential elections. The former army captain had 55% of the votes against 45% for left-ring Fernando Haddad. Also in the programme - Angela Merkel is stepping down from leading the CDU. We'll be looking at the future of her party and the governing coalition. (Photo: Supporters of far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro celebrate his election victory. Credit: Getty Images)
Millions of Brazilians are choosing between two very different candidates. Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, nicknamed the "Trump of the Tropics", has been leading in the polls. He's running against leftist Fernando Haddad who replaced former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Also in the programme: a vigil is being held in the US city of Pittsburgh after a gunman killed 11 people at a synagogue and we'll hear from a British mother about her son's response to medicinal cannabis. (Photo: Bolsonaro supporters at a rally in Rio de Janiero. Credit: Getty)
Authorities across the US have boosted security at places of worship following a shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh which killed 11 people and injured six. Robert Bowers, 46, is accused of opening fire at the Tree of Life synagogue during a Sabbath service. We'll hear from the Jewish community in Pittsburgh after the most deadly anti-Semitic attack in recent American history. Also in the programme: Brazilians are voting in the second round of the presidential election, after one of most polarised campaigns in decades; and violence in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo as political turmoil grips the country. (Photo: Police were guarding the synagogue in the wake of the shooting. Credit: Getty Images)