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Cuba Announces Castro Successor

4/18/2018
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Miguel Diaz-Canel is likely to be approved by Cuba’s National Assembly. He will be the first Cuban leader in almost 60 years who isn’t a Castro. Also in the programme: The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, calls snap parliamentary and presidential elections; and the Icelandic prisoner who escaped to Sweden on the same plane as the country’s prime minister. Picture: Miguel Diaz-Canel in March 2018. Credit: Getty Images

Duration:00:48:21

CIA Chief Meets Kim Jong-un

4/18/2018
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CIA director Mike Pompeo met with Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang last week, ahead of planned talks between President Trump and the North Korean leader on that country's nuclear ambitions. But what could a possible deal look like? Also in the programme: as Raúl Castro prepares to step down from Cuba's presidency; Facebook faces a facial recognition backlash in Europe; and the art of 'professional mourning'. Picture: an undated image released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency...

Duration:00:48:44

Syria Says Chemical Weapons Experts Reach Attack Site

4/17/2018
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Syrian authorities say inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons have arrived in Douma to investigate the suspected chemical attack on April 7th. But the US State Department says the OPCW have yet to enter the site. Also in the programme: PM of Antigua and Barbuda calls on UK to compensate Caribbean immigrants whose right to live in country was wrongly questioned; and there have been protests in Armenia after parliament voted to allow the country’s president to...

Duration:00:48:32

Syrian State TV Says Chemical Weapons Inspectors Are In Douma

4/17/2018
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Syrian state TV says investigators from the chemical weapons watchdog (the OPCW) have arrived in Douma, where the Syrian government denies carrying out an alleged chemical weapons attack on 7 April. Also in the programme: Myanmar releases 8,500 prisoners in a holiday amnesty; and the Chinese economy posts strong growth amid concerns over growing debt levels. (Photo: A child is hosed down after the alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma. Credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:48:32

Chemical Weapons Experts Denied Access to Syria Attack Site

4/16/2018
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Russia says inspectors will be allowed to visit scene of a suspected chemical weapons attack on Wednesday. But Britain and the United States say Moscow and the Syrian government have been tampering with the evidence. Also in the programme: the British government apologises for the treatment of thousands of people who arrived in the UK as children in the first wave of Commonwealth immigration 70 years ago; and Harald Bluetooth’s treasure trove. Picture: Syrians ride a motorbike along a...

Duration:00:48:32

Russia Denies Tampering With Syria Site

4/16/2018
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The Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, has denied that Moscow has blocked an investigation by international chemical weapons inspectors into a possible chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma. Also in the programme: The former FBI director James Comey speaks out saying Donald Trump is morally unfit to be president and may be vulnerable to Russian blackmail; And the migrants who came to the UK from the Caribbean 70 years ago are now struggling to prove their British identity....

Duration:00:48:45

Bonus Podcast: Death in Ice Valley

4/16/2018
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A special preview of the new podcast Death in Ice Valley. An unidentified body. Who was she? Why hasn’t she been missed? A BBC World Service and NRK original podcast, investigating a mystery unsolved for almost half a century. Episode One was released on 16 April 2018 and new episodes will be released every Monday. Search for Death in Ice Valley wherever you find your podcasts.

Duration:00:03:12

US Threatens Fresh Sanctions on Russia

4/15/2018
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The US ambassador to the UN says new sanctions against Russia are set to be announced. Also in the programme: UN peacekeeping boss on Mali violence and the mission to detect singing stars. (Picture: Satellite image of Barzah Research and Development Center facility in Damascus, Syria, seen on April 15th 2018 a day after it was struck by U.S. and coalition operations. Credit: DigitalGlobe)

Duration:00:48:33

Syria in the Wake of US-Led Missile Strikes

4/15/2018
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After the air strikes, what is the state of the Syrian civil war? We hear from our correspondent in the region, Lyse Doucet. Also in the programme, President Trump's difficult week, and turning leftover bread into beer. Photo: Syrian air defence systems during air strikes launched by the US, France and the UK, as shown in handout image from the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA). Credit: EPA/SANA

Duration:00:46:15

Trump: 'Mission Accomplished' in Syria Strikes

4/14/2018
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The US has warned of further missile strikes against Syria if it uses chemical weapons again, but Russia accuses the US of breaching international law. Also in the programme: Ecuadorean journalists killed by Farc near Colombia border; and Winnie Mandela's funeral. (Photo: US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Duration:00:48:52

Trump Dubs Comey: "An Untruthful Slimeball"

4/13/2018
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The US President reacted furiously after details emerged of the memoir published by former FBI chief James Comey, who was sacked by Donald Trump. In the memoir, Mr Comey describes the president as 'untethered to the truth'. Mr Trump tweeted that James Comey is a 'proven leaker and liar'. Also in the programme: Russia accuses Britain of staging a fake chemical attack in Syria; and DR Congo's humanitarian crisis. (Photo: US President Donald Trump and former FBI director James Comey, Credit:...

Duration:00:49:01

Russia: Syria Chemical Attack Was Staged

4/13/2018
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The Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, says Moscow has irrefutable evidence that an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria was staged with the help of a foreign secret service. Also in the programme: a first reading of the sacked FBI chief's book that has angered President Trump; and our historic relationship with alcohol. (Photo: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Credit: European Photopress Agency)

Duration:00:48:56

Trump Considers Military Options In Syria

4/12/2018
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President Trump is considering his military options for a strike on Syria in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack by government forces on the city of Douma. Also in the programme: how violence is plaguing the Mexican beach town of Acapulco; and the backlash against celebratory gunfire in Lebanon. Photo: Victims of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma. Credit: Reuters.

Duration:00:48:34

Skripal Poisoning: OPCW Confirms UK Findings

4/12/2018
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The global chemical weapons watchdog says that samples collected by its team following a nerve agent attack in Salisbury confirm Britain's findings about the toxic chemical that was used. Also in the programme: We spoke to a former KGB officer who used to be a close associate of Vladimir Putin; and the Chinese baby born to a surrogate mother, four years after his parents died in a car crash. (Image: Members of the emergency services in protective coveralls and breathing equipment . Credit:...

Duration:00:48:50

Rising Tensions Between West and Russia over Syria

4/11/2018
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With heated rhetoric on all sides, how serious is the current international stand-off over Syria? We hear views from Russia and the United States. Also in the programme: Facebook CEO faces more questioning by US Congress, and pioneering surgery gives a British woman back her jaw. Photo: Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia during a UN Security Council meeting in New York on April 10, 2018. Credit: AFP/Getty Images.

Duration:00:49:04

President Trump Warns Russia on Syria Missile Threat

4/11/2018
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President Trump has tweeted about "nice and new and smart" missiles in a warning to Russia that he will respond to a suspected chemical attack by the Syrian government. Also in the programme: More than two hundred and fifty people have been killed in a military plane crash in Algeria; and a Burmese court has refused to drop legal proceedings against two Reuters journalists arrested while investigating the mass killings of Rohingyas. Photo: US President Donald Trump in the Cabinet Room of...

Duration:00:48:59

Facebook Chief Grilled by US Congress

4/10/2018
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The founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has been questioned by senators over the misuse of personal data. Also in the programme: the twentieth anniversary of the Good Friday agreement that ended decades of violence in Northern Ireland. Picture: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before a joint hearing of the US Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill. Credit: AFP/Getty Images.

Duration:00:48:59

Syria 'Chemical Attack': Russia and US in Fierce Row at UN

4/10/2018
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Russia says it wants international inspectors to visit the site of a suspected chlorine gas attack in Syria. But it says no chemical weapons were used there, and has rejected a US resolution that would set up an inquiry into who carried out the alleged attack. Also in the programme: President Xi promises to open up sectors of its economy to greater international competition and; Africa's overlooked scientists get their own journal to raise their profile. Picture: US President Donald Trump...

Duration:00:48:35

Trump: Military Action “Not Off the Table”

4/9/2018
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The United Nations Security Council holds an emergency meeting following the reported gas attack on the formerly rebel-held town of Douma in Syria. President Trump strongly condemned the attacks and states that military action against President Bashar al Assad’s regime is “not off the table”. Also on the programme: The fairness of Sunday’s elections in Hungary is put into question by some international monitors; and twenty years since the Good Friday Agreement. (Image: President Trump...

Duration:00:46:20

Missile Strike on Syrian Airbase

4/9/2018
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Deadly attack on a Syrian military airbase after alleged chemical attack in formerly rebel-held town of Douma. Syria and Russia accuse Israel. There's no comment from Israel. Also in the programme: EU's reaction to Hungary's Prime Minister's re-election; and John Bolton's first week as national security adviser. (Photo: Map of Syria. Credit: BBC)

Duration:00:48:53

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