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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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US to Re-Impose Iran Sanctions

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 5:41pm
The White House has announced that the United States is re-imposing sanctions on Iran, following its withdrawal from the nuclear deal. The first phase of sanctions will go into effect overnight. Also in the programme: We hear from a close collaborator of Joel Robuchon, the "chef of the century", who has died at the age of 73; and the BBC speaks to two British men accused of belonging to an Islamic State cell which murdered foreign hostages. (Image: Donald Trump speaking to reporters in May 2018. Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)
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New Earthquake in Indonesia Kills Dozens

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 10:23am
Some 10,000 people have been evacuated on the Indonesian island of Lombok after a powerful 6.9 magnitude quake on Sunday left nearly 100 people dead. It comes just a week after a previous strong earthquake struck the island. Also in the programme: Iran faces another era of sanctions; and remembering chef Joel Robuchon, winner of over two dozen Michelin stars. (Image: A woman walks past debris from a collapsed wall following a strong earthquake in Lendang Bajur Hamlet, Lombok island, Indonesia on 6th August 2018. Credit: Antara Foto/Ahmad Subaidi/Reuters)
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South Sudan Government and Rebels Sign Peace Deal

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 5:12pm
South Sudan's government has reached a power-sharing agreement with the country's main rebel group. President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed the deal in neighbouring Sudan. Also in the programme: Dozens of people killed in another earthquake on Lombok Island in Indonesia; arrests in Venezuela after what President Maduro says was an assassination attempt on him. Picture: President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir and South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar in Khartoum. Credit: AFP.
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Argentina Prepares for Key Abortion Vote

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 5:21pm
An anti-abortion rally has taken place in Buenos Aires before a landmark vote on abortion. At present, in this strongly Catholic country, it's only allowed in the case of rape or if the woman's health is in danger. We'll hear from a lawyer supporting the new law. Also on the programme: we speak to Alex De Waal the director of the World Peace Foundation at Tufts University about the use of starvation as a weapon of war in Yemen. (Image: People demonstrate against the legalisation of abortion on July 30, 2018. (Credit:Getty Images)
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Sirleaf Calls for Peace in Zimbabwe

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 9:18am
Liberia's former President and international election observer Ellen Johnson Sirleaf appeals for calm in Zimbabwe as members of the opposition are due to appear in court in Harare in connection with post-election violence. Also in the programme: sanctions on North Korea and Bluebird flies again. (Picture: Presidential candidate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf waves to supporters during a support parade November 6, 2005 in Monrovia, Liberia. Credit: Getty images)
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Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Says Election Was Fair

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 5:22pm
Zimbabwe's newly re-elected president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, says the elections were free and fair. He added that his rival, Nelson Chamisa, had a crucial role to play in Zimbabwe's future, but he also had the right to challenge the outcome legally. Also in the programme: A rare visit to a Cuban town where resentment is strong against the neighbouring US military base at Guantanamo Bay; and NASA names its new teams of astronauts -- this time they'll be flying commercial. (Photo: The president's supporters welcomed the news of his victory. Credit: AFP)
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03/08/2018 GMT

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 10:22am
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
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Zimbabwe Election: Police Patrols Harare

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 5:40pm
Zimbabwe's main opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, says he has won the Presidential election. He said the incumbent, Emmerson Mnangagwa, would have declared his victory already if he had the most votes. Also on the programme: Dozens have been killed and wounded in attacks on Yemen's port city of Hodeida, after air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition; and a Republican Congressman explains what President Trump needs to tell President Xi about the repression of Chinese Muslims. (Photo: Soldiers are on the streets of the capital for a second day. Credit: Reuters)
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Turkey Condemns US Sanctions Over Jailed Pastor

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 10:21am
Turkey says it will retaliate against US sanctions on the Turkish justice and interior ministers over the continued detention of an American pastor on terrorism charges. Andrew Brunson has been held for nearly two years over alleged links to political groups. It is unprecedented for the US to hit a Nato ally with sanctions - we get reaction from Turkey's representative to the alliance. Also in the programme: Why cocaine production in Colombia has reached unprecedented levels and how the country is trying to fight back; and we speak to a close ally of Moise Katumbi, the Congolese opposition leader set to return after two years in exile. (Image: Andrew Brunson. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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Zimbabwe Election: Deadly Violence In Harare

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 5:17pm
Police in Zimbabwe say three people have been killed after soldiers opened fire to disperse opposition supporters alleging fraud in Monday's elections. Both sides are trading accusations over the violence that engulfed parts of the capital Harare. The protests came after the Electoral Commission said the governing ZANU-PF had attained a two-thirds majority in parliament. Also in the programme: a reporter in Texas who's just retired after witnessing hundreds of death row executions. Picture: a supporter of Zimbabwean opposition MDC Alliance pushes a barrel in front of a fire in Harare. Credit: Luis Tato/AFP/Getty Images.
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Zimbabwe Election: Zanu-PF has Most Seats

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 10:09am
The Electoral Commission in Zimbabwe says the governing ZANU-PF has attained a two-thirds majority in parliament. The opposition MDC has complained of electoral fraud. Also in the programme: The former Congolese militia leader and vice-president, Jean-Pierre Bemba, has returned to Kinshasa after a decade in exile and prison; and scientists in Australia say they have managed to protect a large urban area from mosquitoes that spread the dengue virus. Picture: Supporters of the ruling ZANU-PF party of President Emmerson Mnangagwa celebrate following general elections in Zimbabwe. Credit: Reuters.
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Zimbabwe Elections: Questions of Rigging

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 5:25pm
The first results are emerging in the landmark elections, but the opposition party the MDC Alliance is already crying foul. International observers have mixed reviews of how the clean the voting process has been. Also in the programme: The Palestinian poet jailed for incitement, and the clamp-down on cough medicine in Nigeria. (Picture: Supporters of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party. Credit: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters)
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