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15/10/2018 GMT

10/15/2018
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Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.

Duration:00:48:43

Thirteen Million at Risk of Famine in Yemen

10/15/2018
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The UN has warned of the possibility of a famine of biblical proportions in Yemen if the fighting between Houthi rebels and the Saudi-led coalition is not stopped. Also in the programme: Sears department store files for bankruptcy, and a big week for Brexit.

Duration:00:48:49

Saudis Defy 'threats' Over Missing Journalist

10/14/2018
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Three leading European countries have demanded a proper investigation into the disappearance of the Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. Saudi Arabia has vowed to retaliate if the case leads to sanctions against it. Also in the programme: Elections in Germany's biggest state, Bavaria, have left the traditionally dominant conservatives with their worst result since 1950; and the he unhealed wounds of Somalia's terror attack a year ago today. (Photo: The Saudi Arabian flag is seen behind barbed...

Duration:00:49:33

Salvadoran Óscar Romero Canonized By Pope Francis

10/14/2018
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Pope Francis has conferred sainthood on the murdered archbishop of San Salvador, Óscar Romero, at a ceremony in the Vatican attended by tens of thousands of pilgrims. Archbishop Romero was an outspoken advocate of peace and championed the struggles of poor. Also in the programme: Saudi Arabia's stock market has plunged amid fears of scandal over the missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi and we mark one year since the deadliest attack in Somalia's history. Photo: Archbishop Romero, pictured in...

Duration:00:48:16

Jamal Khashoggi: Trump to 'punish' Saudis Over Journalist

10/13/2018
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President Trump has said Saudi Arabia will face severe punishment if the allegation that it murdered the journalist Jamal Khashoggi is proved true. We hear from a journalist in Istanbul the latest in the investigation into the disappearance of Mr Khashoggi -- and ask a former state department official what the US options are. Also in the programme: singer songwriter Elvis Costello on how the playlist has changed the way his music is listened to; and are algorithms reinforcing sexist biases...

Duration:00:49:45

Where is the Evidence of Jamal Khashoggi's Disappearance?

10/13/2018
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Turkish officials claim to have proof that shows the missing journalist Saudi Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Kingdom's consulate in Istanbul. The UN chief Antonio Guterres has now called on Turkey to release the evidence of what happened. Also on the programme: We hear from the family of Asia Bibi who has been imprisoned for blasphemy in Pakistan for nearly a decade. And a rally against the Far Right taking place in Germany ahead of tomorrow's regional election in Bavaria. (Photo:...

Duration:00:49:46

Turkey Frees US Pastor

10/12/2018
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A court in Turkey has freed a US pastor from house arrest in a case that badly strained ties between the US and Turkey. Andrew Brunson was arrested over alleged links to political groups, including the banned Gulenist movement, after a failed coup attempt in 2016. We'll hear from a fellow preacher who had a front row seat today. Also in the programme: how relations between Iran and Iraq are healing 30 years after their brutal war; and we'll be hearing from Beckie Scott, a Canadian Olympic...

Duration:00:48:29

North Korea Peace Treaty "Only A Matter Of Time"

10/12/2018
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The South Korean president Moon Jae-in says it is "only a matter of time" before the US and North Korea sign a peace treat to formally end the state of war between the two countries. Also in the programme: a friend and colleague of the missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi says it would be unconscionable if he was killed by the Saudi authorities; and a new report says caesarean section births have increased sharply since 2000. Image: South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Credit: Getty Images

Duration:00:48:16

Crew Escape After Soyuz Rocket Failure

10/11/2018
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A US astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut were forced to make an emergency landing after their Russian Soyuz rocket malfunctioned en route to the International Space Station. Russian officials say they've begun a criminal investigation into the failed space mission. Also in the programme: Gunmen kidnap Africa's youngest billionaire from a busy street in Tanzania, and German far-right party AfD has come under fire for launching an online portal for school pupils to report teachers who express a...

Duration:00:49:22

Europe Stocks Fall After US and Asia Sell-Off

10/11/2018
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European stocks fall sharply as concerns about a trade war grows, while in China the markets were down to their lowest levels in four years. Also in the programme: The medical charity, MSF, demands an immediate halt to Australia's policy of keeping asylum seekers and refugees at an offshore detention camp; and there's to be an official US investigation into the disappearance of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Picture: A investor monitors stock prices at a securities company in Jiujiang...

Duration:00:46:02

What Happened To Jamal Khashoggi?

10/10/2018
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Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was living in exile in Turkey when he went missing more than a week ago. Turkish media outlets have now published CCTV footage which they say shows evidence that Saudi intelligence officers were linked to his disappearance. Also in the programme: The wife of a jailed banker from Azerbaijan has become the first target of a new anti-corruption law in Britain and on World Mental Health day we talk to a psychiatrist in Uganda. (Photo: Representatives of NGOs...

Duration:00:48:46

Heavy Weapons Withdrawn from Idlib

10/10/2018
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A deal is holding on the Syrian frontline in Idlib province, with both sides honouring the Russian and Turkish brokered deal to avoid a government offensive. Also on the programme; fears mount for the Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi who has not been seen since entering the Saudi consulate more than a week ago, also; the IMF has warned of ‘dangerous undercurrents’ threatening the global economy. (Picture: Heavy armoured vehicles of Syrian opposition forces being withdrawn from Syria's Idlib to...

Duration:00:48:35

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Resigns

10/9/2018
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US President Donald Trump has accepted the surprise resignation of his UN ambassador Nikki Haley. But the former South Carolina governor did not explain why she is quitting her post after less than two years. Also on the programme: there is growing pressure on the Saudi government to prove that the missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi is still alive, and we hear what life is like for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. Photo: United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley attends a...

Duration:00:48:32

Skripal attack: Second Russian Suspect Named

10/9/2018
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The investigative website Bellingcat has named the second suspect in the Skripal case as Russian military doctor Alexander Mishkin. Also on the programme: Indonesia orders foreign aid workers helping with the tsunami effort to leave the country; Five young Filipinos are suing a British convicted paedophile for damages at the High Court in London in what is believed to be the first case of this kind. They allege they were sexually abused by him while he was living in the Philippines. (Photo:...

Duration:00:48:21

Brazil Elections: Bolsonaro Won't Soften Far-Right Rhetoric

10/8/2018
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Brazil's controversial far-right presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, is planning to widen his appeal ahead of the second round of voting. He has promised to tackle the country's record crime rates but says he won't tone down his divisive rhetoric. Also in the programme: A Spanish doctor has been found guilty of the theft of babies during the Franco dictatorship. And President Erdogan of Turkey says Saudi Arabia must prove the journalist Jamal Khashoggi wasn't murdered in its Istanbul...

Duration:00:48:44

Brazil Elections: Far-Right Bolsonaro Wins First Round

10/8/2018
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Brazil's far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro has won the first round of the country's general election but not an outright majority. We hear reactions and expectations of the election's upcoming second round from our team on the ground. Also in the programme - a major UN report on climate change warns of catastrophic changes to the planet, and how Africa's debt doubled in two years. (Photo: Brazil's right-wing presidential candidate for the Social Liberal Party Jair Bolsonaro. Credit: Getty...

Duration:00:48:34

Brazil's Presidential Election Count Begins

10/7/2018
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The far-right's Jair Bolsonaro is the frontrunner and his main rival is the left-wing candidate for the Workers' Party, Fernando Haddad. Nearly 150 million people were eligible to vote. Tim Franks reports from Rio de Janeiro that if no candidate gets more than 50% of the valid ballots, there will be a second round in three weeks. Also in the programme: fears grow over the missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi; and the first woman to play the lead character in the 55-year-old TV series Doctor...

Duration:00:47:46

Brazilians Vote in Tense Presidential Race

10/7/2018
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The far-right frontrunner to become the next president of Latin America’s largest democracy has vowed to make Brazil great again, as election-eve polls gave him a commanding lead in what many view as the most important election in its history. Also in the programme: Saudi Arabia has denied Turkey's accusation that the Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered inside the Kingdom's consulate in Istanbul; and we hear from a Venezuelan singer who has returned home to sing to her...

Duration:00:49:29

Hong Kong Rejects Visa of British Journalist

10/6/2018
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Hong Kong has refused to renew a work visa for the Asia news editor of the Financial Times, sparking concerns from the UK government. Victor Mallet is also vice-president of the city's Foreign Correspondents' Club (FCC), which upset local and Chinese authorities by hosting a separatist speaker in August. Also in the programme: Romanians are voting in a referendum on whether to reinforce the ban on same-sex marriage; and the Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballe has died at the age of...

Duration:00:48:35

Congolese and Yazidi Anti-Rape Activists Win Nobel Peace Prize

10/5/2018
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The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has gone to campaigners against rape in warfare. We speak with Dr Denis Mukwege who has treated thousands of women requiring surgery after being raped by armed men, and hear from Nadia Murad, an Iraqi Yazidi who was tortured and raped by Islamic State militants and later became the face of a campaign to free the her people. Also in the programme; France has opened an investigation into the disappearance of the Chinese head of the international police agency,...

Duration:00:48:07