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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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North Korea Working on new Missiles, US Officials say, Despite Thaw

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 10:18am
U.S. spy agencies are seeing signs that North Korea is constructing new missiles at a factory that produced the country’s first intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States, according to officials familiar with the intelligence. Also in the programme: As Zimbabwe awaits the first results from Monday's elections, the official overseeing the vote says there was no cheating or rigging; and It's emerged that a suicide bomber who killed twenty-two people at a pop concert in Manchester had been rescued from Libya by the Royal Navy three years earlier. Picture:North Korean leader Kim Jong-un gives guidance to nuclear weaponization of ICBM. Credit: KCNA via European Photopress Agency
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Polls Close in Landmark Zimbabwe Elections

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 5:29pm
Votes are being counted in the country's elections, which observers say saw a high turn out and were mainly peaceful. We speak to our correspondent in Harare, Andrew Harding, and hear what Zimbabweans hope for their country. Also on the programme: The four million Assam residents who woke up stateless, and Brazilian football star Neymar apologises to the world for his pitch diving. (Picture: Electoral workers empty a presidential candidates ballot box. Credit: Longari/Getty Images)
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Zimbabwe Votes

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 10:11am
People in Zimbabwe are voting in the country's first elections since Robert Mugabe was deposed in November 2017. Also in the programme: controversial citizenship recount in Assam state and Lombok volcano rescue. (Image: Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe (C) his daughter Bona (C) and wife Grace cast their votes at a polling station at a primary school in the Highfield district of Harare. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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Zimbabwe Election: Mugabe Rejects Mnangagwa

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 5:08pm
The former president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, says he won't back his successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa, in Monday's elections. We have the latest from our correspondent in Harare and hear from the opposition, MDC. Also on the programme: Why the peace deal with FARC rebels in Colombia has not brought about an end to violence; and the Afghan government says its army is to withdraw from remote Taliban dominated areas to concentrate on defending towns and cities -- we hear from an Afghan member of parliament. (Photo: Grace Mugabe accompanied her husband for his address in Harare on Sunday. Credit: Reuters)
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Robert Mugabe: Don't Vote for My Successor

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 9:16am
Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe has urged voters not to support his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa, just hours before national elections begin. This will be the first vote since Mr Mugabe was ousted as leader of the Zanu-PF party in November. Also in the programme: Polls have closed in Cambodia's controversial election that saw the main opposition party banned from taking part. And we'll get the latest from the Indonesian island of Lombok where a powerful earthquake has killed several people and left hundreds injured. (Photo: Robert Mugabe addresses a press conference Credit: BBC)
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US Cardinal Resigns Over Abuse Claims

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 5:12pm
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a US cardinal over allegations of child sex abuse. Theodore McCarrick says he has "no recollection" of the alleged assault. We hear from the lawyer of a man who says he was abused as a teenager nearly 50 years ago. Also on the programme: A US Congressman tells us Cambodia has "dramatically moved towards an authoritarian state"; and a female skipper wins an around the world yacht race for the first time. (Image: Theodore Edgar McCarrick in February 2013. Credit: REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)
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Is Climate Change To Blame For Record Heatwave?

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 9:17am
Scientists warn that climate change is contributing to record heatwaves. Tens of thousands have fled their homes as fires advance in California. It follows similar destruction from blazes in Europe. Also in the programme: final rallies are held in Zimbabwe ahead of a general election there; and the Pope accepts the resignation of a cardinal in the United States accused of abusing children. (Photo: About 500 building structures have been destroyed by the Carr fire in California. Credit: Getty Images)
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Pakistan Election: Imran Khan Claims Victory

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 5:22pm
Several political parties in Pakistan have rejected the results of the general election, alleging widespread rigging. But the former governing PMLN says they're still deciding whether or not to boycott parliament. Also in the programme: North Korea returns what it says are the remains of fifty-five American soldiers killed during the Korean War. We'll hear from the son of a missing soldier. And skywatchers are being treated to the longest "blood moon" eclipse of the 21st Century. (Photo: Imran Khan. Credit: Reuters)
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Pyongyang Returns Remains Of US Soldiers Killed In Korean War

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 10:21am
North Korea has returned to the US the remains of 55 soldiers who died during the Korean War. The repatriation of the remains follows the June summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un. Also in the programme: a look ahead to the Zimbabwe elections taking place on Monday, and the human cost of the collapse of a dam in Laos last week. (Photo: Soldiers' remains arrive at airbase in Seoul, Credit: Getty Images)
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Deadline Day For US Authorities To Reunite Migrant Families

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 5:38pm
In the United States, more than 2500 migrant children aged between 5 and 17 remain separated from their families. The government has been given until today to reunite them. We hear the story of one woman, who is to be reunited with her son after weeks apart and discuss the legal ramifications of the policy. Also on the programme, what can we expect to happen in Pakistan once the new Prime Minister, the former cricketer Imran Khan, takes up office? And we hear about the surprising technique which Swedish authorities hope will be effective in controlling the wildfires in the north of that country. (Picture: An asylum seeker from El Salvador, hugs her daughter in Brownsville, Texas Credit: Carlos Barria/ Reuters)
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Imran Khan Claims Victory in Pakistan Elections

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 10:59am
Former cricketer Imran Khan could be Pakistan's new prime minister after he declared victory on behalf of his Tehreek-e-Insaf party. His rivals are disputing the results and accuse him of electoral fraud. Also on the programme: The Greek defence minister has rejected criticism of his country's response to deadly wildfires near Athens - saying illegal building by local residents contributed to the disaster. And Mary Ellis - one of the last surviving female pilots who flew in World War Two - has died at the age of 101. (Picture: Imran Khan Credit: AFP)
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Pakistan Awaits Election Results

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 5:00pm
Tension is gripping Pakistan as the country awaits the results of the general election. Some reports say that the voter turn-out was around fifty three percent but there has been no official confirmation as yet. The main contest is between the party of the former cricketer Imran Khan and the party of the ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Also on the programme, scientists believe that they have found the first evidence of a body of liquid water underneath the polar ice cap of Mars. And as Xi Jinping visits Africa we hear about the sudden increase of Chinese tourism in that continent. (Picture: Ballot Boxes are opened at a polling station in Rawalpindi. Credit: Naeem/AFP/Getty Images)
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Violence in Quetta Mars Pakistan Election

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 10:11am
More than 30 people have been killed in a bomb attack in the city of Quetta as votes are counted in Pakistan's election. Elsewhere, minor blasts and clashes between party workers left several injured and two dead. Opinion polls suggest the election battle will be between the parties of ex-cricket star Imran Khan and the disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Also on the programme: Rescue workers in Greece look for survivors after wildfires; questions asked after dam burst in Laos; and a court rules that the chocolate covered wafer bar Kit Kat is not unique. (Picture: A woman casts her vote at a polling station in Islamabad Credit: AFP)
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Deadly Greece Wildfires

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 5:18pm
Raging wildfires in Greece are now known to have killed more than seventy people - in the country's worst such disaster for more than a decade. Also in the programme: Tour de France halted amid farmers' protest on stage 16; and we have a report from China's first overseas military base, in the small African nation of Djibouti. (Photo: A woman in Mati trying to find her dog. Credit: Reuters)
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Deadly Wildfires in Greece

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 10:37am
More than 60 people dead as wildfires sweep across coastal towns near Athens. We hear a report from the seaside resort of Mati where many of the dead have been found. Also in the programme: Hundreds of people are missing in Laos following the collapse of a dam; and President Trump's former press secretary tells us about his time at the White House. (Photo shows:Burned cars remain in the seaside resort of Mati, Greece. Photo credit: EPA)
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UK Criticised Over Change in Death Penalty Stance on IS suspects

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 5:52pm
The British government has been criticised for dropping its opposition to the death penalty for two Islamic State suspects who may face trial in the United States. Also in the programme: A sprawling settlement in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, has been demolished to make way for a new road, making 30 thousand people homeless; and what do Iranians make of tough talk out of the White House? (Photo: Alexanda Kotey (left) and El Shafee Elsheikh were captured by Syrian Kurdish forces. Credit: Reuters)
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Iranian and US Presidents Exchange Threats

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 10:00am
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and US President Donald Trump have traded hostile warnings, amid rising tensions between the two countries. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also said he wants countries to stop importing Iranian oil. Also in the programme: Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil quits international football citing "racism and disrespect" shown by the German Football Association; a new drug to tackle recurring malaria is approved; and a 1963 demo tape by David Bowie aged 16 turns up in a bread basket. (Photo: Presidents Rouhani and Trump. Credit: Reuters / AFP)
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How Israel Rescued The White Helmets

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 6:03pm
Israel leads international operation to get White Helmet volunteers out of Syria. Also in the programme: the retirement from international football of a German football star - accusing his country's authorities of racism. And a film honouring the unsung heroes of the anti apartheid movement. (Photo: A general view of the White Helmets' transport convoy. Credit: Reuters)
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