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Brexit: UK Ministers Back Draft Agreement

11/14/2018
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UK Prime Minister Theresa May has secured the backing of her ministers for a draft Brexit withdrawal agreement. We take a look at what her party and the EU make of the proposed deal. Also in the programme - the UN Security Council lifts sanctions on Eritrea, and why a "Chop Suey" painting has sold for 92 million dollars. (Photo: UK Prime Minister Theresa May. Credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:48:17

UK Prime Minister in Key Brexit Meeting

11/14/2018
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UK Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking the backing of government ministers for a draft agreement on exiting the European Union. Also in the programme: Israel's defence minister resigns following Gaza clashes; and can genetic engineering be used to combat malaria? (Picture: Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa May. Credit: REUTERS/Henry Nicholls)

Duration:00:48:03

Gaza Israel Violence

11/13/2018
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Hamas says it's agreed to a ceasefire in its hostilities with Israel. Israel says it reserves the right to strike inside Gaza. But how to stop the violence for good? We'll hear from a former senior member of the Obama White House. Also in the programme: Fighting fake news in the Philippines; a breakthrough in Brexit talk; and have peace talks on Libya made progress? (Photo: Buildings in the southern Israeli town of Ashkelon were hit by rockets fired from Gaza. Credit: AFP)

Duration:00:48:34

Deadly Fire Traded Between Israel and Gaza

11/13/2018
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The worst escalation between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza since the 2014 war is threatening to descend into a full-blown conflict. More than 400 rockets have been fired into Israel, while Israeli aircraft have hit 150 militant targets in response. Also in the programme - why Italy hopes to bring together warring sides in Libya, and what Einstein made of antisemitism in the 1920s. (Photo: Smoke blows up after Israeli fighter jets carried out airstrike to positions in Gaza City....

Duration:00:46:44

Violence Between Israel and Gaza Escalates

11/12/2018
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Tensions have increased after a failed Israeli undercover operation. A mother of two young children tells us what it’s like living through the violence in the Gaza strip. Also: the long awaited trial of notorious drug lord "El Chapo" begins on Tuesday, and tributes are paid to Marvel comics creator, Stan Lee, who died aged 95. (photo: Smoke rises after Israeli air strike in Gaza City, 12 November 2018 Credit: EPA/Mohammed Saber)

Duration:00:49:02

Gaza: Eight Killed in Covert Israeli Operation

11/12/2018
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A covert Israeli operation in the Gaza strip has killed seven Palestinians - including one Hamas military commander - and one Israeli soldier. The unrest threatens to upend a fragile and unofficial ceasefire between Israel and Hamas since March. Also in the programme - California's firefighters tackle one of the deadliest wildfires in the state's history, and how a five-minute scan could spot dementia before it strikes. (Image: Relatives of one of the seven Palestinians killed during an...

Duration:00:48:32

European Leaders Warn Against Nationalism on Armistice Day

11/11/2018
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As leaders laid wreaths in memory of the fallen, the world remembers the great sacrifices of the great war and President Macron warns the world not to rest on its laurels. Also on the programme: the recount cloud hanging over America's sunshine state; and Poland celebrates a century of independence. (Photo: Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russia's President Vladimir Putin attend the Paris Peace Forum. Credit: Mikhail Metze/Getty Images)

Duration:00:46:11

World Remembers Armistice Day

11/11/2018
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World leaders have gathered to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. The impact of the First World War was felt for decades and it helped to shape today's world. Margaret MacMillan is a Canadian historian and professor at the University of Oxford. She told us what the Armistice means to people across the world. Photo: French President Emmanuel Macron speaks at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Paris. Credit: Reuters

Duration:00:48:40

Macron and Merkel Mark World War One Anniversary

11/10/2018
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French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have been marking the centenary of the end of WW1 at the spot where the armistice was signed, in a railway carriage in Compiegne, northeast France. Also on the programme: Devastating wildfires rip through the US state of California - President Trump blames forest mismanagement; and we speak to the Australian nun forced by President Duterte to leave the Philippines. (Photo: French President Emmanuel Macron and German...

Duration:00:48:30

World Leaders Remember WW1 in France

11/10/2018
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French President Emmanuel Macron has been meeting President Donald Trump for talks ahead of ceremonies to mark 100 years since the end of World War I. They played down a row over defence spending, sparked by a tweet from Mr Trump. Also in the programme: Devastating wildfires in California. Our correspondent reaches the town of Paradise. And the United Nations makes a new plea to the warring parties in Yemen to end the fighting in the city of Hodeidah. Photo: US President Donald Trump and...

Duration:00:48:22

Trump Bans Asylum For Illegal Immigrants

11/9/2018
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Also in the programme: the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, a pogrom against Jews in Nazi Germany which left dozens dead and saw tens of thousands arrested. And Scotland leads the world in becoming first to enshrine the teaching of LGBTI rights in the school curriculum. (Photo: Migrants from Central American countries - mostly Hondurans - heading in a caravan to the US, arrive to a temporary shelter in a sports centre, in Mexico City where they expect to ask for documents to be able to...

Duration:00:48:17

Angela Merkel: Anti-Semitism Still Rife In Germany

11/9/2018
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says anti-Semitism is still rife in Germany, 80 years after the Nazi Kristallnacht attack on Germany's Jews. Also in the programme: One person has been killed in what police are treating as a terrorist attack in the Australian city of Melbourne; and why a Harvard astro-physicist thinks aliens may have visited the solar system. (Picture: German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a synagogue in Berlin. Credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:48:35

Battle for Yemen City Intensifies

11/8/2018
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Fighting for the Yemen city of Hodeidah intensifies between Houthi rebels holding the vital port, and a Saudi-led coalition trying to take it on behalf of the internationally recognised government of Yemen, as the UN World Food Programme says it is doubling aid to prevent mass starvation. Also in the programme: Iraq has filled five cabinet posts - not from among established politicians - but from among thousands of online applicants. And Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman, acquitted on...

Duration:00:48:45

Trump Fires Jeff Sessions: What Now For Russia Investigation?

11/8/2018
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The US inquiry into alleged Russian meddling during the 2016 presidential election could be under threat after President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions. His temporary replacement, Matthew Whitaker, has previously suggested that funding for the inquiry could be cut. Also in the programme: A gunman shoots dead 12 people in a crowded bar near Los Angeles; and air pollution in Delhi reaches toxic levels after the Hindu festival Diwali. (Picture: Jeff Sessions, former US...

Duration:00:50:54

US Midterms: What Will New Congress Mean For Trump?

11/7/2018
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President Trump has called the mid-term election results a “tremendous success” – although it was a night of mixed results for his Republicans. They kept control of the upper chamber, the Senate, but lost control of the lower chamber to the Democrats. Newshour’s Tim Franks is in Washington – we’ll hear reaction from across the political spectrum, and what one newly-elected member of Congress makes of it all. Also in the programme: we hear from a leading Rwandan opposition figure; and how the...

Duration:00:48:35

US Mid-terms: Trump Loses Control of House of Representatives

11/7/2018
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President Trump is facing new limits on his power after the Democrats won control of the House of Representatives in the US mid-term elections. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, who is set to become speaker, promised that her party would serve as a counterweight to the White House. Republicans won seats in the Senate to increase their majority meaning that President Trump can still make key appointments. The vote was seen as a referendum on the president, even though he is not up for...

Duration:00:46:29

Will Steelworkers Support Trump’s Republicans in Important Elections?

11/6/2018
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Americans are voting in nationwide elections that will determine what kind of Congress President Trump has to work with. Several state governorships and local assemblies are also up for election. Newshour’s Tim Franks is there. Also in the programme: the UN says it has uncovered at least 200 mass graves in Iraq left by the Islamic State group – we’ll hear what investigators will do next; and why drug-resistant superbugs are killing over 33,000 people a year in Europe. (Picture: A welder...

Duration:00:48:44

Americans Vote in Key Election for Trump

11/6/2018
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Americans have begun voting in nationwide elections that are being seen as a referendum on Donald Trump's presidency. Polling stations opened on the East Coast as both Republicans and Democrats battle to take control of the two houses of Congress. Also in the programme: A report commissioned by Facebook says it failed to stop Myanmar's generals from using the social network to incite hatred and violence; and China faces the United Nations Human Rights council on its record in the western...

Duration:00:48:30

America Promises 'Relentless Pressure' on Iran

11/5/2018
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The United States says it will exert 'relentless pressure' on Iran as it restores sanctions targeting Iran's oil, banking and transport sectors. Newshour examines the humanitarian impact on Iran's people. Also in the programme: Russia's GRU at 100 and the Earth's healthy ozone layer. (Picture: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (R). Credit: EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS)

Duration:00:46:43

Iran Vows to 'Bypass' US Sanctions

11/5/2018
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Washington has imposed the second round of economic sanctions against Iran, including on the sale of oil. President Rouhani says his country is in a state of economic war, and has vowed to "proudly bypass" US measures. Also on the programme: On the eve of a critical electoral test in the US, we hear from New Jersey where campaigning is reaching fever pitch; and the speaker of the Sri Lankan parliament about defying the country's president amidst a political crisis. (Photo: A man looks at a...

Duration:00:48:31