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Interviews, news and analysis of the day's global events.

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Huawei boss addresses spying fears

2/19/2019
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Ren Zhengfei, the founder and head of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, tells the BBC that his company’s 5G technology will not be used for espionage by China’s government. Also in the programme: Pakistan’s government warns India not to take military action following last week’s bomb attack in the Kashmir; and a new medical test that could help sepsis sufferers. (Picture: A pedestrian talks on the phone while walking past a Huawei Technologies Co. store in Beijing, China on 29th...

Duration:00:48:51

Top Syrian Kurdish Official: IS Fighters Could 'Escape from Prisons'

2/18/2019
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US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in Syria say they're confident they will capture Baghouz - the last remaining Islamic State territory in the country - but what happens after US troops leave Syria? Ilham Ahmed, Kurdish co-chair of the SDC, weighs in. Also in the programme; why Russian state broadcaster RT is accusing Facebook of attacking media rights - and how gene therapy could stop blindness in its tracks. (Photo: A family waits on the side of the road in Hajin, Syria. Credit: Getty...

Duration:00:48:49

IS Teenager Asks for Forgiveness from UK

2/18/2019
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Shamima Begum, the UK schoolgirl who fled the country aged 15 to join the Islamic State militant group in Syria, has apologised to Britain in an interview with the BBC. Also in the programme: seven members of parliament for Britain's Labour opposition have resigned from the party in protest over leader Jeremy Corbyn's approach to Brexit and anti-Semitism; and South African Olympic athlete Caster Semenya challenges a rule that would force her to take drugs to lower her natural levels of...

Duration:00:49:43

Will Europe Take Back Its IS Fighters?

2/17/2019
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President Trump has urged European allies to take back more than 800 Islamic State fighters captured in Syria and put them on trial. We take a look at France, which said a few weeks ago that it would take back 130 IS suspects. Why have none returned so far? Also in the programme; Sweden's royal family launches a handbook on the perils of the internet, and France's Yellow Vests movement is in the spotlight again - this time for allegations of anti-Semitism. (Photo: A member of the Iraqi...

Duration:00:48:24

Trump Tells Europe To Take Back IS Fighters

2/17/2019
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US president Donald Trump says it's time for Britain and other European allies to take back former Islamic State fighters and put them on trial at home. Also on the programme: US measles outbreak and the parents who refuse vaccinations; and shocking insights into how disabled people were portrayed in archived films and TV programmes. (Photo: A member loyal to the Islamic State group waves an IS flag in Raqqa, Syria in 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Stringer)

Duration:00:48:33

Nigeria Disappointed: Last Minute Postponement of Elections

2/16/2019
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Nigeria has delayed its elections on the same day they were due to take place. There are now fears that people who have spent money and made the effort to travel to polling stations may think twice before doing it again when they are rescheduled in a week's time. Also on the programme; the dismissal of a senior US Cardinal after multiple claims of child abuse, and the standoff on the Colombian-Venezuelan border (Picture: A member of staff separates ballot boxes before delivery to polling...

Duration:00:48:36

Nigeria Postpones Elections Hours Before People Due to Vote

2/16/2019
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The Nigerian president has appealed for calm after the last-minute postponement of elections. The Vatican has dismissed from the clergy the former archbishop of Washington. He's the first cardinal to be sacked for child abuse; and we talk to the Colombian Foreign Minister about neighbouring Venezuela. (Photo: Supporters of the Nigeria's opposition party Peoples Democratic Party. Credit: AFP)

Duration:00:47:13

Trump declares state of emergency

2/15/2019
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President Trump, having failed to get Congressional approval for the money he wants to build a wall along the US / Mexico border, has declared a national emergency to try to access other federal funds. How will this go down within the Republican party? Also in the programme: the impact of opioids in Massachusetts; and can gene editing help poor farmers? (Image: US President Donald J. Trump, after declaring a national emergency to attempt to build his long-promised border wall. Credit:...

Duration:00:48:28

India warns Pakistan after Kashmir attack

2/15/2019
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India says it has incontrovertible evidence to link Pakistan with a suicide attack in Kashmir that killed more than forty troops. Also in the programme: how Egypt's Coptic Christians have dealt with the video of a massacre; and is it time to reduce the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant? Picture: Indian Muslims hold placards and shout slogans against Pakistan during a protest in Mumbai on February 15, 2019, the day after an attack on a paramilitary Central Reserve Police...

Duration:00:49:31

Should IS Teenager Be Allowed Back Into UK?

2/14/2019
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Shamima Begum joined the Islamic State militant group aged 15, but is now living in a refugee camp. Now aged 19, she's pregnant and wants to return to the UK to give birth. Speaking to the Times newspaper, she showed little remorse over her involvement with the terrorist organisation. So should Britain allow her back? Also in the programme: at least 30 members of India's security forces are killed in a bombing in Kashmir; and new research indicates it may be possible to rejuvenate ageing...

Duration:00:48:29

London schoolgirl who joined IS wants to return to UK

2/14/2019
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A teenager who ran away from London four years ago to join Islamic State militants in Syria says she now wants to return to the UK -- and has no regrets. Shamima Begum is now nineteen and was found by a journalist in a Syrian refugee camp. Also in the programme: a prominent journalist, Maria Ressa, speaks to us about her arrest after being freed on bail in the Philippines; and Airbus is stopping production of the world's biggest passenger plane, the A380. Picture: Renu Begum, eldest sister...

Duration:00:46:58

13/02/2019 GMT

2/13/2019
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Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.

Duration:00:49:31

Australia to re-open Christmas Island detention centre

2/13/2019
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A political row has blown up in Australia over the decision by the prime minister, Scott Morrison, to re-open a controversial migrant detention centre on Christmas Island. The local government leader of Christmas Island, Gordon Thomson, says they have no facilities to provide anything but the most basic medical care. Also in the programme: a report from a town hit by a mine collapse in Brazil three years ago; and a rare black leopard caught on camera in Kenya (Photo: Christmas Island...

Duration:00:48:21

Drug lord 'El Chapo' found guilty in US

2/12/2019
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A jury has found the notorious Mexican drug lord, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, guilty on all 10 counts at his drug trafficking trial in New York. The unanimous decision means the 61-year-old faces a mandatory life sentence. Also in the programme: The Venezuelan President speaks to the BBC in Caracas; and scientists say they've found traces of the oldest mobile life-form, 4 times more ancient than anything seen before. Picture: Soldiers escort drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman during a...

Duration:00:50:01

Nicolas Maduro on Trump, hunger, and foreign intervention

2/12/2019
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The Venezuelan President speaks to the BBC in Caracas; we look at the substance of his remarks and whether they reflect life on the ground. Also in the programme; twelve Catalan separatist leaders go on trial in Spain in one of the country's most politically-charged cases -- and do you remember life before GPS? We hear from one the four inventors of the technology. (Photo: Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro. Credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:46:19

The US And Iran: 40 Years After Revolution

2/11/2019
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Iran is marking the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. Speaking in Tehran to mark the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution President Rouhani said Iran would defeat US sanctions, despite the difficulties for Iranian people. Also in the programme: The UN is urging the warring parties in Yemen to give it urgent access to a vast store of food, and a remote Russian region has declared a state of emergency over the appearance of dozens of polar bears in its human settlements. Image:...

Duration:00:48:25

Iran Remembers Revolution 40 Years On

2/11/2019
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Iran is marking and celebrating a significant milestone: the Islamic Republic is 40 years old. We explore the revolution's successes and challenges - and we hear the story of Jason Rezaian, a journalist who spent 544 days in an Iranian prison. Also in the programme - why our planet's insects could vanish in a hundred years. (Photo: Iranians march during a ceremony celebrating the 40th anniversary of 1979 Islamic Revolution. Credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:48:33

Scorched Earth Policy in Attempt to Oust IS

2/10/2019
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Syrian-Kurdish fighters continue to try to oust Islamic State forces from their last foothold west of the Euphrates in Syria, amid reports that families of IS fighters fleeing the battle have been subsisting for weeks on "flour and animal fodder". Also in the programme: Hungarian premier Viktor Orban announces a series of cash incentives to try to boost his country's birth rate; and the winners in the Bafta film awards. (Photo: A Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) commander fires at a suspected...

Duration:00:49:10

Last stand for IS in Syria

2/10/2019
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US backed forces are continuing an all out offensive to defeat hundreds of Islamic State fighters in their last hold out in north-eastern Syria. Also in the programme: right wing political parties unite and rally against Spain's socialist President over Catalonia; and the challenges of being transgender at work in LA. (PHOTO: Thousands of civilians have fled fighting in the last enclave held by IS militants. CREDIT: Getty Images)

Duration:00:48:37

US Democrats Vie for 2020 Presidential Nomination

2/9/2019
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Senator Elizabeth Warren has become the latest US Democrat to declare for the 2020 race, which will pit contenders from the left of the party against more centrist candidates. Also in the programme: US-backed Syrian-Kurdish forces begin the battle against Islamic State's last redoubt in Syria east of the Euphrates river; and humanitarian aid intended for Venezuela remains stuck on the Colombian side of the border as President Maduro insists Venezuelans are not "beggars". (Photo: US Senator...

Duration:00:48:34