BBC Newshour

With the world's 24-hour news cycle now more intense and unrelenting than ever, there's never been a greater need for a programme that cuts through the background noise and provides you with the definitive take on the big stories of the day, brought to you by the BBC's global network of correspondents, with all the information you need to keep up with world events.

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  • Unified Korean Ice Hockey Team
    North and South Korea have agreed to march under a single flag at next month's Winter Olympics and to field a joint ice hockey team. Also in the programme: Ethiopia's Communications Minister on the release of opposition leader Merera Gudina; and former UK foreign secretary David Miliband on Syria. (Photo: South Korean Vice Unification Minister Chun Hae-Sung (2nd R) shakes hands with the head of North Korean delegation Jon Jong-Su. Credit: South Korean Unification Ministry via Getty Images)
  • Ex-CIA Officer Accused of Spying for China
    The CIA arrests a former intelligence officer, Jerry Chun Shing Lee, suspected of betraying many US informants in China. It's one of the worst intelligence breaches in many years. Also in the programme: North Korea's cheerleaders and the Bayeux tapestry. Image: The lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building is pictured in Langley, Virginia, U.S. Credit: REUTERS/Larry Downing
  • EU Adopts Plastics Strategy
    The European Commission has pledged to make all plastic packaging recyclable by 2030 as part of the first ever Europe-wide strategy to reduce plastic usage. Also on the programme: Thirteen siblings are being treated for what appears to have been years of starvation and maltreatment after they were rescued from their family home in California, and Nigeria releases Boko Haram suspects after rehabilitation. (Photo: A wheel loader moves discarded plastics. Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
  • Top Kosovo Serb Politician Shot Dead
    A prominent Kosovo Serb politician, Oliver Ivanovic, has been shot dead outside his party offices in the Serb-run north of Mitrovica in Kosovo. Also in the programme: Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed a two-year plan for the return of Rohingya Muslim refugees; and an Australian father's instinct which helped to find his trapped son. Picture: Oliver Ivanovic casting his ballot during local elections in 2013. Credit: Getty Images
  • Denmark Facebook Sex Video: More than 1,000 Young People Charged
    Danish police charge more than 1,000 young people with distributing sexually explicit material. They are accused of using Facebook messenger to share a video of two fifteen year-olds having sex Also on the programme: Rohingya Muslims take shelter in Bangladesh's largest refugee camp after fleeing from Myanmar and anger in Turkey about a new US-backed Kurdish force in Syria (Photo: Picture of teenager looking at her home Credit:Getty Images)
  • Life as a Rohingya in Bangladesh
    The precarious existence of the Rohingya in one of the world's largest refugee camps where disease and poverty are rife. Also in the programme: Australian writer Peter Carey on his new novel and the world's fifth-largest diamond. (Image: Md Rasel, a 18 month-old Rohingya refugee child suffering from malnutrition, cries as he is measured at the Action Against Hunger centre at Kutupalong camp, near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh January 15, 2018 Credit: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu)
  • Protests Mark 7th Anniverary of Tunisian Revolution
    Police fire tear-gas to disperse protesters demonstrating against austerity measures on the 7th anniversary of the Tunisian revolution that saw the country's long-time president ousted. Also in the programme: two leading photographers - Mario Testino and Bruce Weber - have denied allegations of sexually harassing male models. . And we hear from someone who underwent hazing - that's the initiation rituals that some college fraternities and sororities make prospective new members go through. (Photo: Tunisian protesters light flares and shout slogans during a celebration to mark the seventh anniversary of the uprising that ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali on Avenue Habib Bourguiba in Tunis. Credit: EPA/Mohamed Messara)
  • Tunisia Protests: Reforms Announced Amid New Rallies
    The Tunisian government has announced a wave of social reforms, reacting to days of demonstrations by anti-austerity protesters. There were fresh protests today, coinciding with the seventh anniversary of the ousting of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali. Also in the programme: An Iranian oil tanker which collided with a cargo ship of the coast of China has sunk, and a French baby milk maker order a mass global recall over fears of salmonella contamination. (Photo: Tunisians wave their national flag as they gather on Habib Bourguiba Avenue in Tunis. Credit: Fethi Belaid/AFP/Getty Images)
  • False missile alert sparks panic in Hawaii
    Residents of Hawaii received a incoming missile alert causing panic before it was declared a false alarm. Also in the programme: Tunisia's government promises $70 million for the country's poorest families to allay protests, and calls in France to add the baguette to Unesco's list of "intangible heritage". (Photo: Screenshot taken by the photographer of his cell phone shows messages of emergency alerts on 13 January 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Credit: Eugene Tanner/AFP/Getty Images)
  • ANC's Ramaphosa Makes First Major Speech
    The new leader of South Africa's ruling ANC, Cyril Ramaphosa, says the party has become divided and corrupt and its culture needs to change. Also in the programme: Life in the besieged Syrian rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta; and Venezuela's deepening political and economic crisis. (Photo: African National Congress President Cyril Ramaphosa. Credit: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko)


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