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

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UN: Trump Rejects Globalism

9/25/2018
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President Trump has delivered a robust defence of his policies in an address to the United Nations -- saying Americans reject the ideology of globalism. But his view has been challenged by the UN Secretary-General and the French president amongst others. Also in the programme: Bill Cosby, once one of America's most famous celebrities, is sentenced to at least three years in jail for sexual assault; and a first commercial crossing of once frozen seas. (Photo: President Donald Trump waits to...

Duration:00:48:47

Trump To Address UN General Assembly

9/25/2018
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As President Trump addresses the UN General Assembly, we'll look at what he thinks about the organisation itself. Also on the programme: The World Health Organisation says the campaign against Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo is facing a "perfect storm" of obstacles; the stigma surrounding suicide in Kenya. (Picture: EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the UN. Credit: Getty)

Duration:00:50:22

Rod Rosenstein: Russia Inquiry Chief to Meet Trump

9/24/2018
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Amid intense speculation that the US deputy attorney-general Rod Rosenstein is about to leave his job, the White House says the president will meet him on Thursday. Also in the programme: The man behind a meeting at Trump Tower which is central to the Russia collusion inquiry in the US says he wishes he had never sent the email that set it up; and does a new President in The Maldives signal a push back against China's power and influence in the region? (Photo: Rod Rosenstein. Credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:48:29

UK Launches Inquiry into Blood Scandal

9/24/2018
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An inquiry in the UK begins into how contaminated blood in the 1970s and 1980s killed nearly three thousand people. Also in the programme: Rob Goldstone on Trump/Russia ties and the rescue of an Indian Ocean yachtsman. Picture: View of a bag containing a donation of blood for use in transfusions. Credit: Science Photo Library

Duration:00:47:31

Does The US Want Regime Change In Iran?

9/23/2018
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After conflicting comments from America's ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, does the US want Iranian regime change? Also in the programme: the round-the-world sailor who's laid up with a back injury and stranded in the middle of the Indian Ocean, and Porsche says it will stop making diesel cars. Image: Iranians walk past mural. Credit: Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images.

Duration:00:46:27

India Launches Biggest Health Scheme

9/23/2018
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India's prime minister, Narendra Modi, has launched a universal healthcare scheme, designed to offer free health insurance to five hundred million people. He called it a historic day for India. But critics say the government has not provided enough money or infrastructure to make the plan work. We hear from the General Secretary of the Indian Medical Association. Also in the programme: As US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser agrees to testify before Congress about the alleged...

Duration:00:48:27

Kavanaugh Accuser To Testify Next Week

9/22/2018
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The woman who has accused President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexual assault has said she will testify before a senate committee next week. Dr Christine Blasey Ford says she was sexually assaulted by Mr Kavanaugh at a party in 1982 when they were both teenagers. Mr Kavanaugh denies the allegations. Also in the programme: Iran has accuse US-backed Gulf states of being behind an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, and after the rape and murder of a young...

Duration:00:48:30

Iran: Deadly Attack on Military Parade

9/22/2018
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The Revolutionary Guards in Iran say they will retaliate after militants attacked a military parade in the south-western city of Ahvaz -- killing at least 24 people. Also in the programme: Anger over a rise in the pension age once again spills out on to Russia's streets; a new book sheds light on the daring extraction of a Cold War double agent, Oleg Gordievsky; and the ornate Chinese pastry that's helping economists work out whether corruption is rising, or falling! (Photo: Soldiers ducked...

Duration:00:48:41

UK-Europe Row over Brexit Deepens

9/21/2018
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The leader of the European Council has criticised the British prime minister's approach to negotiations, but says he believes that a compromise over Brexit is still possible. Also in the programme: President Trump challenges the woman who has accused his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault, demanding she provide evidence. Picture: Donald Tusk, President of the European Council. Credit: Getty Images

Duration:00:48:20

Foreign Fighters Refuse to Leave Syria

9/21/2018
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Extremist groups who have been fighting in the Syrian province of Idlib have been told they must leave. A significant number of these fighters are foreign militants. The BBC has an exclusive interview with two British fighters who are determined to stay. Also on the programme: we hear from Tanzania where at least a hundred people are known to have died when a ferry capsized on Lake Victoria. Plus, a previously undiscovered letter written by the first suffragette to go to prison shines a...

Duration:00:48:21

Ban Lifted on Russia's Anti-Doping Agency

9/20/2018
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The World Anti Doping Agency lifts the suspension of Russia's doping watchdog RUSADA. Campaigners greet the decision with dismay. Also in the programme: a powerful interview with an Idlib resident and Bobi Wine returns to Uganda. Picture: The logo of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), at the headquarters of the organisation in Montreal. Credit: MARC BRAIBANT/AFP/Getty Images

Duration:00:48:13

Idlib Resident Describes Life in Rebel-Held Syria

9/20/2018
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In the north-west of Syria next to Turkey, Idlib is now effectively a refuge for all the civilians and militants who've fled other parts of Syria as the Assad government and its ally Russia try to recapture a country broken by seven years of war. What is life like in Idlib with the constant threat of an invasion? We hear from Rania Kisar, a Syrian-American woman who runs a school in Idlib -- she's been there since the uprising against President Assad began. Also in the programme: The Ugandan...

Duration:00:48:34

Korean Leaders Proclaim Steps Towards Peace

9/19/2018
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The North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says he and the South Korean President Moon Jae-In have adopted a pact to end the "history of brutal and tragic confrontation and hostility" on the peninsula. Earlier Kim Jong Un pledged to close his country's missile testing facility in the north west of the country. Also in the programme: scientists have found that mosquitos are transferring microplastics into the food chain; and Sony is launching a version of its original PlayStation complete with 20...

Duration:00:49:00

North Korea Agrees to Dismantle a Key Missile Testing Site

9/19/2018
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The North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, agrees to shut down a key missile testing site under international supervision, at a summit with his South Korean counterpart in Pyongyang. Also in the programme; the former Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, is released from jail; and Brexit talks move to Salzburg, but what can British Prime Minister Theresa May expect. (Photo: North And South Korean Leaders Meet For Third Summit in Pyonyang. Credit: Getty Images.)

Duration:00:50:14

China Hits Back at US with Fresh Tariffs

9/18/2018
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Beijing announces further retaliatory tariffs on American goods. The tit-for-tat measures are the latest escalation in a growing trade war. Also on the programme: Germany's top spy has been removed from his post amid a row over far-right violence; and anger in Venezuela after video goes viral of President Maduro eating steak in an upmarket Turkish restaurant. (Picture: US President Donald Trump Credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:47:48

Russia Blames Israel After Plane Shot Down

9/18/2018
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Russia has said Syria shot down one of its military planes and it blames Israel for the deaths of the 15 personnel on board. The defence ministry said Israeli jets put the plane into the path of Syrian air defence systems after failing to give Moscow enough warning of a strike on Syrian targets. Also in the programme: The United Nations has published the full text of an exhaustive investigation into human rights violations in Myanmar, and China says it will retaliate against President...

Duration:00:46:28

How Prepared is the UK for Brexit?

9/17/2018
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The UK is due to leave the European Union in six months. We look at how preparations for Brexit are going. Also in the programme: Russia and Turkey agree to set up a “demilitarised zone” in northern Syria; and Glasgow University’s slave trade legacy. (Image: An EU flag being displayed outside the Palace of Westminster in London on 23rd July 2018. Credit: Alberto Pezzali/NurPhoto/Getty Images)

Duration:00:48:34

Erdogan And Putin Hold Talks On Syria's Idlib

9/17/2018
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The presidents of Russia and Turkey are meeting in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi in a bid to find a diplomatic resolution to the crisis around Idlib, the last rebel stronghold in northwestern Syria. Also in the programme: a new report says half of all workplace tasks will be performed by robots within 10 years, and Australia has ordered an investigation into the discovery of sewing needles hidden in strawberries. Image: Russian President Vladimir Putin greets Turkish President Tayyip...

Duration:00:48:32

Typhoon Mangkhut Pounds Philippines

9/15/2018
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Typhoon Mangkhut hits the Philippines with winds of more than 250 kilometres per hour. It's now moving towards Vietnam. Also in the programme: the website Bellingcat on why they believe the Skripal suspects are not civilians and divisions in the Orthodox church. (Picture: A teenager carries his friend in floodwaters in San Mateo town of Rizal Province, east of Manila, Philippines 15 September 2018. Credit: EPA)

Duration:00:47:37

Paul Manafort Enters Plea Deal

9/14/2018
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Former Trump campaign chairman pleads guilty to two criminal charges. This comes after Mr Manafort was convicted last month on eight counts of fraud, bank fraud and failing to disclose banks accounts. Is a pardon from President Trump still on the cards? Also: We speak to the man behind prosecutions of senior banking executives in Iceland after the financial crisis in 2008; and France has a new gift shop at the Elysee Palace. (Photo: Paul Manafort arrives for a hearing at US District Court in...

Duration:00:48:47