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

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Why tensions in the Gaza Strip are rising again

3/25/2019
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Hours after a rocket hit a house near Tel Aviv and injured seven people, Israel is carrying out strikes on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip. Could this be the start of a full-scale conflict? Also in the programme; after two years, a summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia has come out. We look at what it tells us - and what we're still left wondering. (Photo: Fire and smoke below above buildings in Gaza City during...

Duration:00:48:47

US Democrats demand full Mueller Report

3/25/2019
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Democratic Party leaders in the United States have called on the Justice Department to release the full report into allegations of collusion with Russia by Donald Trump's campaign team during the 2016 election. Also in the programme: confusion reigns in the Thai elections, and we go to the Democratic Republic of Congo where the number of people known to have contracted Ebola now exceeds 1000. Image: The US Department of Justice in Washington, DC. Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images.

Duration:00:48:46

Trump-Russia Inquiry says President 'Did Not Conspire'

3/24/2019
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A summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report released on Sunday "did not draw a conclusion" as to whether there was any obstruction of justice, whilst not exonerating the president. Also in the programme: Official results have been postponed in Thailand's first election since the military seized power five years ago; and how passengers on the stricken cruise liner Viking Sky feared the ship might sink off the coast of Norway. (PHOTO: US President Donald Trump. CREDIT: Getty Images)

Duration:00:48:27

Thailand votes in first post-coup election

3/24/2019
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Most voting appears to have gone mostly smoothly in Thailand's first election since the military took power in a coup five years ago. Ahead of the poll, King Maha Vajiralongkorn urged voters to choose good leaders and reject bad people who would cause chaos. Also in the programme: the Mossad agent who led the operation to capture the Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina has died; and reports have surfaced of an attempt by senior cabinet ministers to force out British prime minister Theresa May....

Duration:00:46:37

Million Join Brexit Protest Say Organisers

3/23/2019
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With less than a week from the initially agreed 29 March date for Britain to leave the EU, a rally calling for a further Brexit referendum attracted a million people according to the organisers. Also in the programme: Aid agencies say they're in a race against time to reach survivors of the powerful cyclone that tore through Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi a week ago. And why has Pope Francis accepted the resignation of the Archbishop of Santiago over a cover up of sexual abuse cases, but...

Duration:00:48:34

Triumph over IS in Syria declared

3/23/2019
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Kurdish-led forces in Syria have proclaimed victory over the Islamic State group after capturing its final pocket of territory in Baghouz. The BBC's Aleem Maqbool was there for the final assault this week. Also in the programme; Special counsel Robert Mueller delivers his long awaited report, investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign; and the Chinese President has today signed a multi-billion dollar deal with Italy. (PHOTO: Many of the IS women fled Baghouz...

Duration:00:47:50

Mike Pompeo in Lebanon amid Trump tweet controversy

3/22/2019
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Beirut to meet Lebanese political leaders, but his visit appears to be overshadowed by a tweet sent hours earlier by President Donald Trump, who said it was time for the US to recognise Israel's annexation of the Golan Heights. Hours later, Donald Trump tweeted again, this time announcing the rolling back of sanctions on North Korea that the United States imposed just a day ago. Also in the programme: the adverts banned for claiming they can cure...

Duration:00:48:42

EU leaders agree to delay Brexit

3/22/2019
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Theresa May is making a final attempt to persuade MPs to back her Brexit deal -- after the European Union agreed to postpone the UK's withdrawal date. Also in the programme: Golan Heights recognition; a new film on the life of Rudolf Nureyev. (Picture: European Council Convenes As UK Seeks Brexit Delay. Credit Getty Images)

Duration:00:49:26

EU leaders meet to discuss Brexit delay

3/21/2019
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The UK could be offered a Brexit delay to 22nd May on the condition the UK Parliament approves Theresa May’s deal next week, according to a leaked draft European Council document. However, in recent hours, 7th May has been mentioned as the EU’s preferred date for Brexit. Also in the programme: 15,000 people in Mozambique are still in need of rescue from disaster areas following Cyclone Idai; and President Trump suggests that he will recognise “Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights”....

Duration:00:49:23

EU leaders to decide on Brexit extension

3/21/2019
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Theresa May has arrived in Brussels to discuss a three month delay to Brexit with other European leaders. Also in the programme: Mozambique flooding; New Zealand gun laws. (Picture: European Union and United Kingdom flags together on sunny day. credit: Getty)

Duration:00:48:20

Three days of national mourning begin in Mozambique

3/20/2019
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Aid workers in Mozambique say there are only two or three days of clean water left in the city of Beira, which was struck by a cyclone six days ago. A BBC correspondent in the country says people have sought refuge in a stadium and on rooftops, waiting for food and water. The World Food Programme has started to distribute supplies but some communities remain cut off. Also on the programme, as the first burials take place of some of the victims of Friday's mosque attacks in Christchurch we...

Duration:00:49:27

Mozambique: three days of national mourning for the victims of Cyclone Idai

3/20/2019
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Mozambique is starting three days of national mourning for the more than two-hundred people killed by Cyclone Idai which has wreaked havoc across south-eastern Africa. A BBC reporter in the coastal town of Beir, which was smashed by the storm, says more than one-hundred-thousand people are feared missing. Also in the programme: New Zealand's prime minister tells the BBC that right-wing ideology must be confronted after the mosque attacks; and the British government says it will seek only a...

Duration:00:49:19

Cyclone Idai devastates Mozambique

3/19/2019
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Aid workers in Mozambique are warning that four-hundred thousand people have been made homeless by a cyclone that hit last week. Mozambique's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Filipe Chidumo, described the cyclone as a tragedy of "biblical proportions". Also in the programme: US-backed Kurdish forces say they have captured the last encampment of the Islamic State Group in Syria; and the president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, is to step down. (Photo: people on the roof of a...

Duration:00:46:24

Cyclone Idai: Huge area of Mozambique submerged

3/19/2019
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UN officials say the storm that hit southern Africa late last week may be the southern hemisphere's worst weather-related disaster. We hear from aid agencies and our correspondent on the ground. Also on the prog: Kazakh president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, resigns after three decades in office; and New Zealand is considering changing its gun laws following the killing of fifty worshippers at two mosques. (Photo: People carry their personal effects through a flooded section of Praia Nova, Beira....

Duration:00:48:45

Cyclone Idai - Mozambique President Warns of High Death Toll

3/18/2019
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Cyclone Idai has left a trail of devastation and death in its wake. Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi have all been badly affected with huge swathes of land under water and buildings and roads destroyed. Mozambique's President Nyusi has warned that more than a thousand people might have died. Also in the programme: Prime suspect arrested after fatal shootings on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht; and the Speaker of the British House of Commons says the UK government can't keep bringing the...

Duration:00:49:26

Utrecht shootings: three people killed and several injured

3/18/2019
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The mayor of Utrecht has said that three people have been killed during a gun attack on a tram in the city. Also on the programme: we will profile the Iranian major general, Qassem Soleimani, feted in Iran and vilified in the west; and New Zealand continues to come to terms with the shock and sadness of the killing of 50 Muslims inside a mosque last Friday. (Photo: Anti-terrorism police are at the scene. Credit: EPA)

Duration:00:46:20

Call for tighter gun laws following Christchurch tragedy

3/17/2019
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has promised gun laws will change following Friday’s mass shooting in Christchurch which left at least 50 people dead. But will the country’s powerful gun lobby halt any drastic changes? Also in the programme: Policing videos of violent acts of terror on Facebook; and inside a high-security detention centre housing IS fighters. (Picture: A man pauses next to a New Zealand flag hung amongst flowers and tributes to the victims of Friday’s gun attack,...

Duration:00:48:28

New Zealanders remember victims of mosque attack

3/17/2019
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Thousands of people have attended vigils in New Zealand in memory of the 50 people killed in a gun attack on two mosques in the city of Christchurch. On Monday the New Zealand cabinet is expected to meet to discuss changing the nation's gun laws. Also on the programme:The Philippines officially withdraws from the International Criminal Court ; and as a university bribery scandal hits the headlines in America, should the land of opportunity be getting failing grades for its college admissions...

Duration:00:49:35

Police now say 50 died in mosque attacks

3/16/2019
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New Zealand Police Commmissioner Mike Bush has updated the number who died in the Christchurch mosque shootings, saying that they have found a further victim. We'll hear from a brother of one of the victims who lost his life in an attempt to stop the gunman, 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant. Also in the programme: the new shipping routes opened up by melting ice in the Arctic; and a day of violence in Paris, as so-called “yellow vest” protesters ransack stores and set fire to a bank. Photo: The...

Duration:00:49:19

Will New Zealand change its gun laws?

3/16/2019
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Following shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that killed 49 people, New Zealand's prime minister has called for a change in gun laws, but will the gun lobby accept that ? Also on the programme: Five years after Russia annexed Crimea NATO tells us it was part of a grander plan of Russian expansionism; and the app that helps parents with a terminal diagnosis record messages for their children - but should all parents do it as a precaution? (Photo: New Zealand Remembers Victims Of...

Duration:00:51:13