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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

New Zealand mosque attacker 'had gun licence'

3/15/2019
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New Zealand's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, says the country's gun laws will change in response to the shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. Forty nine people were killed when a man opened fire on worshippers on Friday. On Newshour, we will ask how far has white supremacist hate speech developed into a global movement that threatens extreme violence. And can anything keep the messages of hatred off the web? (Photo credit: EPA)

Duration:00:49:28

Mass shooting kills 49 in New Zealand

3/15/2019
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A gunman shot dead 49 people and wounded more than 40 at two New Zealand mosques, some as they were kneeling at prayer, livestreaming online some of the killings that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned as terrorism. Also in the programme: how North Korea evades sanctions and skipping school for the climate. (Picture: Christchurch mosque shooting: Armed police officer patrol following a shooting at the Masjid Al Noor, Christchurch, New Zealand. Credit: European Photopress Agency)

Duration:00:48:26

UK MPs vote to seek delay to Brexit

3/14/2019
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British MPs have voted, by a margin of two hundred and ten, in favour of asking the EU to allow the date of the UK's departure to be postponed beyond the Brexit date of March 29th. Also on the programme: international donors pledge seven billion dollars at a UN conference for the victims of Syria's bloody conflict; and how mathematics most famous number has gained more than thirty one trillion extra digits. (Photo: PM May. Credit: PA)

Duration:00:48:35

UK Parliament Debates Delaying Brexit

3/14/2019
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As the UK parliament debates Brexit for the third consecutive day, we hear from a member of the European Parliament's Brexit steering group about how they think the whole process is going. Also on the programme we'll be hearing from Juan Guaido, the Venezuelan opposition leader who has declared himself president. The government of Nicolas Maduro blames him for the blackouts which have swept the country. And we'll also take a look at Frank Cali, the presumed head of the Gambino Mafia family...

Duration:00:49:16

UK lawmakers reject no-deal Brexit

3/13/2019
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British Members of Parliament have voted against the possibility of a no-deal Brexit. The decision is not legally binding and it does not rule out the UK leaving the EU. But it means MPs could now get a vote on delaying Brexit. Also in the programme: President Trump says all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are being grounded pending the investigation into the deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet; and a new study says that death metal music sparks joy rather than violence. (Photo: Pro Brexit,...

Duration:00:49:06

No-deal vote as UK MPs decide on the future of Brexit

3/13/2019
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Theresa May is back in parliament as British politicians search for a coherent way forward on her plans to leave the European Union. The EU's chief negotiator says the risk of a no-deal Brexit has never been higher. We have a special broadcast from the Palace of Westminster. Also on the programme: we’ll look at the decision by the governor of the US state of California, to place a moratorium on state executions; and look at sex abuse in the Catholic Church -- the third most powerful official...

Duration:00:50:07

Brexit deal rejected

3/12/2019
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The British prime minister Theresa May has lost a parliamentary vote on the Brexit Withdrawal Bill for a second time. MPs defeated the deal, which had been agreed with the European Union, by 391 votes to 242. Also in the programme: All operations of the Boeing 737 MAX have been suspended in EU airspace pending an investigation into Sunday's fatal crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet. (Photo: MPs gathered in the House of Commons in London on 12 March 2019. Credit: PRU/AFP)

Duration:00:49:47

Brexit Deal Faces Fresh Vote

3/12/2019
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The British prime minister has urged MPs to back the altered Brexit deal she's negotiated with the European Union. The Irish prime minister has urged them to do the same when they vote on Tuesday evening. What is different about the altered deal? And will Theresa May fare better tonight? Also on the programme: we will hear from young Syrian refugees about their daily struggle in Lebanon's sprawling camps; Newshour team be reporting from North Carolina about a statue that symbolises the...

Duration:00:48:33

Algeria president will not stand for fifth term

3/11/2019
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Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika has pulled out of his bid for a fifth term in office following two weeks of widespread protests, but elections which had been due to take place next month have been postponed. Also in the programme: the latest on the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash, and what can our eyes tell us about our chances of contracting Alzheimer's disease? Image: Algerian students shout slogans as they demonstrate with national flags outside the Main Post Office in the centre...

Duration:00:46:41

Ethiopian airlines flight recorders found

3/11/2019
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The cockpit voice recorder and the digital flight data recorder from the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed on Sunday have both been recovered from the crash site, the airline said in a statement. Also in the programme: Iran's Rouhani visits Iraq; and Brexit fighters in the UK's north-east (Picture:A photo shows debris of the crashed airplane of Ethiopian Airlines, near Bishoftu, a town some 60 kilometres southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Duration:00:49:26

Ethiopian Airlines Plane Crashes, Killing All 157 Aboard

3/10/2019
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An Ethiopian Airlines jet has crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, killing all on board. The airline said 149 passengers and eight crew members were on flight ET302 from the Ethiopian capital to Nairobi in Kenya. Also on the programme: Western-backed Syrian forces have launched an attack on a Syrian village where members of the Islamic State group have been holding out -- we hear form a journalist on the ground; and president Abdelazia Bouteflika of Algeria has returned home...

Duration:00:48:42