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From BBC Newshour
- China Hits Back at US with Fresh Tariffs
Beijing announces further retaliatory tariffs on American goods. The tit-for-tat measures are the latest escalation in a growing trade war. Also on the programme: Germany's top spy has been removed from his post amid a row over far-right violence; and anger in Venezuela after video goes viral of President Maduro eating steak in an upmarket Turkish restaurant. (Picture: US President Donald Trump Credit: Reuters)
- Russia Blames Israel After Plane Shot Down
Russia has said Syria shot down one of its military planes and it blames Israel for the deaths of the 15 personnel on board. The defence ministry said Israeli jets put the plane into the path of Syrian air defence systems after failing to give Moscow enough warning of a strike on Syrian targets. Also in the programme: The United Nations has published the full text of an exhaustive investigation into human rights violations in Myanmar, and China says it will retaliate against President Trump's new tariffs on Chinese imports. Image: a Russian IL-20M plane landing at an unknown location. Credit: Nikita Shchyukin//AFP/Getty Images.
- How Prepared is the UK for Brexit?
The UK is due to leave the European Union in six months. We look at how preparations for Brexit are going. Also in the programme: Russia and Turkey agree to set up a “demilitarised zone” in northern Syria; and Glasgow University’s slave trade legacy. (Image: An EU flag being displayed outside the Palace of Westminster in London on 23rd July 2018. Credit: Alberto Pezzali/NurPhoto/Getty Images)
- Erdogan And Putin Hold Talks On Syria's Idlib
The presidents of Russia and Turkey are meeting in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi in a bid to find a diplomatic resolution to the crisis around Idlib, the last rebel stronghold in northwestern Syria. Also in the programme: a new report says half of all workplace tasks will be performed by robots within 10 years, and Australia has ordered an investigation into the discovery of sewing needles hidden in strawberries. Image: Russian President Vladimir Putin greets Turkish President Tayyip Recep Erdogan in Tehran, Iran. Credit: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images.
- Over 2 Million Displaced in China as Typhoon Hits
Nearly 2.5 million people have been moved from their homes in the Chinese province of Guangdong, which is being buffeted by Asia's strongest typhoon this year. Also in the programme, the governor of North Carolina in the United States has warned of what he called a "rising risk to life", following floods triggered by record amounts of rain. Picture: Broken glass is seen outside a restaurant after a rainstorm as Typhoon Mangkhut makes landfall in Guangdong province, China on 16th September 2018. Credit: REUTERS/Jason Lee
- Typhoon Mangkhut Hits Mainland China
Typhoon Mangkhut makes landfall in China's Guangdong, the country's most populous province, after killing potentially more than 50 people in the Philippines. Also in the programme: remembering war reporter Marie Colvin and a new world record for the marathon. Picture: Residents walk through the rain during Super Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong on September 16, 2018. Credit: AFP/Getty images
- Deadly Typhoon Moves Towards Southern China
At least 14 people have been killed in a massive storm which brought destruction to the northern Philippines. Also in the programme: The Rwandan president frees two thousand prisoners including a jailed opposition leader. (Picture: Inhabitants of Alcala municipality in the the northern Philippines inspecting damage Credit: Getty Images)
- Typhoon Mangkhut Pounds Philippines
Typhoon Mangkhut hits the Philippines with winds of more than 250 kilometres per hour. It's now moving towards Vietnam. Also in the programme: the website Bellingcat on why they believe the Skripal suspects are not civilians and divisions in the Orthodox church. (Picture: A teenager carries his friend in floodwaters in San Mateo town of Rizal Province, east of Manila, Philippines 15 September 2018. Credit: EPA)
- Paul Manafort Enters Plea Deal
Former Trump campaign chairman pleads guilty to two criminal charges. This comes after Mr Manafort was convicted last month on eight counts of fraud, bank fraud and failing to disclose banks accounts. Is a pardon from President Trump still on the cards? Also: We speak to the man behind prosecutions of senior banking executives in Iceland after the financial crisis in 2008; and France has a new gift shop at the Elysee Palace. (Photo: Paul Manafort arrives for a hearing at US District Court in Washington, DC. on August 21st 2018 Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
- Could the Financial Crash Happen Again?
Ten years on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers, could the global financial system be heading towards yet another crisis? We examine what's changed. Also in the programme: The Dalai Lama meets with Buddhists who say they were abused by their spiritual leaders; and Hurricane Florence batters the east coast of the United States (Photo: Workers leave the Lehman Brothers building in New York following its collapse on 15 September 2008 Credit: Getty Images)