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Ethiopia: Dozens Hurt in Grenade Attack at Pro-PM Rally

6/23/2018
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Ethiopia's prime minister has condemned an attack on a huge rally where he'd been speaking, calling it an attempt to undermine the country's unity. Also in the programme: Today President Erdogan of Turkey appeals for votes ahead of Sunday's general elections, in which he's facing a strong challenge; and Malta asks the migrant rescue ship, Aquarius, to help a migrant boat off the coast of Tunisia. Picture: Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed waves to the crowd during a rally on Meskel Square...

Duration:00:47:17

Venezuela Crisis: UN says Security Forces Killed Hundreds

6/22/2018
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The United Nations says the Venezuelan police and military are carrying out hundreds of extrajudicial killings under the pretext of fighting crime. The UN human rights chief, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, said nobody was being held to account for the killings, suggesting the rule of law was virtually absent in Venezuela. Also in the programme: Elections in Turkey and allegations the former tennis player Boris Becker carried a fake diplomatic passport. (Photo: Venezuelan armed forces. Credit: Getty...

Duration:00:48:33

Turkey Prepares for Elections

6/22/2018
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Newshour's Razia Iqbal is in Turkey, ahead of crucial elections there this weekend that will determine the future of the country's increasingly powerful president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Also in the programme: How the war against Islamist extremists in Mali never went away; and James Coomarasamy reports from a make-shift rubbish tip outside of of Moscow, that's solving problems for the capital -- but causing headaches in the countryside. (Photo: Supporters of Turkey"s President Recep Tayyip...

Duration:00:48:43

Child Separation: Future Of US Migrant Families Remains Unclear

6/21/2018
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As Melania Trump makes a surprise visit to border facilities in Texas, the White House has been accused of expressing mixed messages over when the separated families will be reunited. Also in the programme: We speak to the Austrian foreign minister Karin Kneissl about Europe's immigration crisis. And we have a special report from the Sahel on how the desert became the new frontline in the war against Islamist militants. (Photo: A boy from Honduras taken into custody by US Border Patrol...

Duration:00:48:31

Push to Reunite Migrant Kids Separated From Parents

6/21/2018
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The US political battle over migrant children separated from parents has shifted to Congress, after Donald Trump signed an order to halt the policy. Hear from one Republican member of Congress critical of how the White House has handled the immigration crisis. Also in the programme: we're on the frontline of the war against Islamist extremism in the Sahara Desert; new legal worries for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's family; and the prospect of debt relief for Greece. (Photo: A...

Duration:00:48:24

US President Reverses Child Migrant Policy

6/20/2018
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After days of pressure, US President Trump has signed an executive order to end the practice of dividing parents from their children, if they cross the border into the US and are detained for being illegal migrants. We hear from our reporter and a youth care worker at a detention centre in Arizona. Also on the programme, an inquiry into the deaths of elderly people at a hospital in southern England has concluded that more than four-hundred-and-fifty patients died as a direct result of being...

Duration:00:47:46

South Sudan Peace Talks

6/20/2018
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The South Sudanese leader, Salva Kiir, and the rebel leader, Riek Machar, are due to hold talks for the first time in two years, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The country has been devastated by civil war since 2013. We will look at the role played by the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed. Also in the programme: An inquiry into deaths of elderly patients at a British hospital has found that more than 450 died after being given powerful painkillers without medical justification; and Newshour's...

Duration:00:47:43

Italian Threat To Expel Roma People

6/19/2018
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In Italy, the new hard right interior minister has called for a census of the Roma community and threatened to deport those who have no right to stay. We hear from a Roma actress and campaigner from Milan. Also on the programme - The Mexican foreign minister has denounced President Trump's policy of separating migrant families at the US border as cruel and inhumane. And Newshour's James Coomarsamy takes a trip down the Volga with Captain Albert. (Photo: A woman, member of the Roma community,...

Duration:00:48:45

US Escalates Trade Threats To China

6/19/2018
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US President Donald Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $200bn of Chinese goods in a growing trade row. Mr Trump said the 10% tariffs would come into effect if China 'refuses to change its practices'. Also in the programme: The computer that is capable of holding its own in a debate with a human, and the latest from the Fifa World Cup. Picture: An investor stands in front of a screen displaying stock market figures. Credit: AFP/Getty Images.

Duration:00:46:31

Donald Trump Says US Will Not be a 'Migrant Camp'

6/18/2018
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President Donald Trump has said he will not allow the US to become a "migrant camp", as he stood by his administration's immigration policies. Also in the programme: A former Israeli government minister has been accused of spying for Iran; and we go to Russia where Newshour's James Coomarassamy is in Ivanovo - known as Russia's "city of brides" - for its annual film festival. Picture: Central American asylum seekers wait as U.S. Border Patrol agents take them into custody. Credit: Getty...

Duration:00:48:20

Colombia Election: Conservative Iván Duque Wins

6/18/2018
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The Conservative political newcomer Iván Duque is elected as Colombia's president. Mr Duque says he wants to unite the country but he also said he wants to see changes to the peace deal agreed with Farc rebels in 2016. Also in the programme: The United Nations has called on the United States to end its policy of forcibly separating migrant children from their parents at the US border. Picture: A two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker cries as her mother is searched and detained near the...

Duration:00:49:37

Colombia Election: What Now for the Peace Deal

6/17/2018
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Colombians vote in a presidential run-off between two candidates with opposing views on the peace deal signed with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels. We ask why the peace divident hasn't delivered for some voters. Also on the programme: US diplomat Matthew Nimetz who spent the past 24 years trying to solve the problem of Macedonia's name, reflects on the agreement signed today to settle the dispute. (Photo: Colombia's presidential candidates: Leftists ex-guerilla...

Duration:00:48:31

Greece And Macedonia Sign Deal to Settle Name Dispute

6/17/2018
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Heated rows over Macedonia's name have been going on since the break-up of the former Yugoslavia, of which it was a part, and have held up Macedonia's entry to Nato and the EU. Under the agreement, Greece's neighbour will be known as North Macedonia. We hear from a Greek and a Macedonian on this historic day. Also on the programme: Saudi-led coalition air strikes on the Yemeni port of Hudaydah; and Colombians head to the polls. (Photo: Demonstrators take to the streets to protest against the...

Duration:00:49:35

Violence After Nicaragua Ceasefire

6/16/2018
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There has been more violence on the streets of Nicaragua as pressure mounts on President Daniel Ortega to step aside. Several weeks of protests against his government have left over 170 people dead. Also in the programme: Yemeni forces say they've captured Hudaydah airport from Houthi rebels; free speech under the spotlight in Russia as the World Cup begins; and Orwellian poverty examined on stage. (Photo: A man fights a fire after an arson attack blamed on ongoing political violence in...

Duration:00:48:39

US and China Trade War Escalates

6/15/2018
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The US and China are squaring up for a fight over the price of importing each other's goods. American President Donald Trump has announced new tariffs on $50bn worth of Chinese goods and accused Beijing of intellectual copyright theft. China has retaliated by saying it will impose additional tariffs on 659 US categories of goods. Also in the programme: French president Emmanuel Macron calls for a united policy on migration in Europe after meeting with the new Italian prime minister Giuseppe...

Duration:00:48:34

Pakistani Taliban Leader Killed in US Drone Strike, Officials say

6/15/2018
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The leader of Pakistan's Taliban armed group, Mullah Fazlullah, has been killed in neighbouring Afghanistan's Kunar province, the Afghan defence ministry said on Friday. Also in the programme: China has promised to retaliate in kind if the United States imposes additional tariffs on its exports; and German Chancellor Angela Merkel has again stressed the need for Europe to work together to resolve the migration crisis. Picture: Mullah Fazlullah (centre) at an undisclosed location at...

Duration:00:49:11

Football World Cup : Russia Wins Opening Match

6/14/2018
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The Football World Cup has kicked off with a spectacular win for Russia. Saudi Arabia's team lost 5-0 to the hosts. We hear from our correspondents in Russia. Also -- the New York attorney general sues President Trump's charitable foundation. And we hear from a 24-year-old Ugandan who has won the British Royal Academy of Engineering's Africa Prize for his device which tests for malaria without drawing blood. (Photo: Football fans watching the first World Cup game between Russia and Saudi...

Duration:00:48:38

Football World Cup Kicks Off In Russia

6/14/2018
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The 2018 Fifa World Cup gets under way with host Russia facing Saudi Arabia following an opening ceremony at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium. What might the tournament mean diplomatically for Russia? Also in the programme: commemorations have been taking place in Britain to remember those who died in the Grenfell fire, and NASA's oldest rover robot is stranded on Mars. Picture: Football fans near Red Square in Moscow Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images.

Duration:00:48:36

Saudi-Led Coalition Attacks Crucial Yemeni Port

6/14/2018
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Government troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition are aiming to drive Houthi rebels out of the port of Hudaydah, which is crucial for the flow of basic supplies to millions of people in Yemen. Also in the programme: North Korean media finally reports on the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore, a day after the event; and a new study links elevated blood pressure to dementia. (Picture: A UAE warplane taking off ahead of an attack against Houthi rebel in 2015. Credit: AFP / Getty Images)

Duration:00:48:37

UN To Meet Over Yemen Offensive

6/13/2018
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As the United Nations announce an emergency meeting over the battle for Yemen's main port, we hear from those dug in inside the city, those on the attack. and from our correspondent in country. Also a rare report from on board Air Force one with President Trump, flying home after his Singapore summit with Kim Jong Un. And Spain sacks its coach a day before the Football World Cup begins in Russia. (Photo: Houthi rebels in Yemen; Credit: REUTERS)

Duration:00:48:45