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Britain’s Brexit Drama

1/18/2019
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It's back to the drawing board for British Prime Minister Theresa May, but will any deal to leave the EU get passed in parliament? Plus, we look at the other major stories making the news, including a terror attack in Kenya which left more than 20 people dead in a Nairobi hotel.

Duration:00:53:48

Imran Khan’s new Pakistan

1/11/2019
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We speak to Pakistan’s new prime minister in an exclusive interview where he discusses the country’s challenges as the enter what he calls ‘the golden era’. And we look at other big stories making the news, including a bill in India’s parliament that would be triple talaq. Some say it’s a Islamic practice of instant divorce that should be banned.

Duration:00:52:17

Yemen's child soldiers

1/4/2019
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Reports accuse Saudi Arabia of recruiting child soldiers from Sudan to fight its war in Yemen. Riyadh denies the claims.

Duration:00:25:54

Bolsonaro's Brazil

1/4/2019
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Brazil's new president Jair Bolsonaro takes office. He’s promised to fight corruption and fix the economy. But how will he do it? Plus, we look at contested results from two other elections making the news: Bangladesh and Madagascar, where opposition parties have accused the winner of fraud.

Duration:00:53:38

Yemen ceasefire

12/21/2018
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At peace talks in Sweden, Houthi rebels and government forces backed by Saudi Arabia agreed to a prisoner exchange, and a crucial ceasefire in Hudaida. Plus we look at this and the other big stories making the news, including the UK’s upcoming parliamentary vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

Duration:00:52:16

Theresa May's Brexit Deal

12/15/2018
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The British prime minister survives a leadership challenge. Now can she get her Brexit deal through parliament? And we look at the other big stories making the news, including in France where Yellow Vest protests continue despite appeal for calm by the French president.

Duration:00:52:29

Climate change summit in Poland

12/7/2018
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Can a new round of UN climate talks in Poland make progress in the fight against carbon? And And we look at other big stories making the news, including ASEAN's silence over the Rohingya genocide, and more.

Duration:00:52:09

The Black Sea crisis

11/30/2018
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Kiev declares martial law as Moscow fires on and seizes three vessels that belong to the Ukrainian Navy. Could the two countries be on the brink of war? And we look at other big stories making the news, including European Union finally agrees to a Brexit deal but British prime minister is finding it increasingly difficult to pass it in the parliament and more.

Duration:00:52:13

Trump sides with Saudi Crown Prince

11/23/2018
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We take a look at Donald Trump's decision to side with Saudi Crown Prince over CIA. Also we look at other stories making headlines, including hardliners in Pakistan continue to demand death for Asia Bibi, we speak to her lawyer.

Duration:00:53:27

Israel and Hamas agree on a ceasefire in Gaza

11/16/2018
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Uneasy truce between Israel and Hamas has paused the worst round of violence between them in more than 4 years. Also on the show, we discuss the latest on Jamal Khashoggi.

Duration:00:26:15

Gaza ceasefire

11/16/2018
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Israel's Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman quit after a ceasefire stopped a deluge of air strikes and Hamas rockets. But after so many broken ceasefire agreements, is there any hope the deal between the two sides will hold? Plus, we look at the other big stories making the news, including voting rights of the residents in Washington DC, who cannot vote and the Former Blackwater executive wants to use his private army to support Afghan forces.

Duration:00:52:08

WWI: 100 years on

11/12/2018
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100 years ago the world went to war. Empires fell, millions were killed and the world was forever changed. We examine how World War I started? How it developed? And its legacy.

Duration:00:53:36

Khashoggi's killing: Turkey demands answers from Saudi Arabia

11/5/2018
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Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi a 'gruesome and premeditated murder'. We debate whether justice will be served. Plus, Facebook is being sued for inflating its video views and not telling anyone. Did the social media giant intentionally mislead advertisers?

Duration:00:53:00

Did Saudi Arabia kill Jamal Khashoggi?

10/15/2018
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Did Saudi Arabia kill a critic of the Kingdom inside their consulate? And if so, how will the world respond? Plus, we look at other big stories making the news, including Indonesia calling off its search for survivors two weeks after its catastrophic earthquake and tsunami, and more.

Duration:00:52:24

Yemen's children on the brink of starvation | Who killed Rafik Hariri?

9/28/2018
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Millions of Yemeni children are at risk of dying from famine as fighting intensifies in Hudaida. Is hunger now a weapon of war? And Since 2005, a UN backed tribunal has been trying to answer the question: who killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. The special court is due to wrap up proceedings against four members of Hezbollah.

Duration:00:52:17

Idlib's buffer zone | Inter-Korean summit

9/21/2018
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In a marathon meeting, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to a demilitarized buffer zone in Idlib. It would separate regime and opposition forces and would be enforced by Turkish and Russian soldiers. Is it a step towards peace or just delaying an inevitable bloodbath? Also It had been 11 years since a South Korean president stepped foot in Pyongyang. Moon Jae-in travelled to the North where he and Kim Jong-un discussed an end to North Korea's nuclear programme, building a...

Duration:00:52:17

Idlib offensive | Failed Yemen Peace Talks

9/14/2018
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From Homs to Eastern Ghouta, Syria's rebel strongholds have fallen to the regime. And it appears that Bashar al Asad's forces are closing in on the last bastion of the opposition -- Idlib. And the possibility of peace talks in Yemen fell apart when the Houthi rebels didn't show up to the table.

Duration:00:52:15

Nike: Profiteering or principled? And FIFA suspends Palestinian football chief

9/7/2018
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American football player Colin Kaepernick became one of the most polarizing figures in the US when he knelt in protest during the US national anthem before games. Now the unsigned NFL quarterback is the face of Nike's latest campaign, called 'Dream Crazy'. While Colin Kaepernick can't seem to get a game, the same can also be said for Israel's football team. When they scheduled a game with Argentina, many hoped for an exciting match. But the players never made it to the pitch. Find out why.

Duration:00:52:17

Denmark forces immigrant families to comply with ‘Danish values’

8/31/2018
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Children in Denmark who live in officially designated ‘ghettos’ could soon be separated from their parents for 25 hours a week to undergo mandatory classes on the Danish language and culture. We debate what’s behind the proposed legislation. Also, could Kashmir soon see an influx of ‘Indian settlements’? We examine the Indian Supreme Court’s case for repealing Article 35A. Plus, we look at the latest US sanctions against Iran and ask if such measures are fair or effective.

Duration:00:52:17

Mexico: Dying for Change

8/28/2018
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We take an in-depth look at the challenges facing Mexico's incoming president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. From the optimism that comes with a new leader, to the despair of a long running drug war, will he be able to deliver on the high hopes from voters across the country?

Duration:00:52:16