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Russia 'Liable' for MH17 Disaster

5/25/2018
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The Dutch and Australian Governments have formally accused Russia of being behind the deadly attack on a Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine, killing all the 298 people on board. Also in the programme: the disgraced Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein has been charged with rape and other sex crimes after handing himself in to the police in New York; and after President Trump's cancelled summit with North Korea, we find out about the response in China. (Photo: The remains of the Boeing...

Duration:00:48:56

Trump Cancels North Korea Summit

5/24/2018
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President Trump has unilaterally cancelled next month's planned summit with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. In a letter to Mr Kim, President Trump said the meeting would be inappropriate because of what he called the "tremendous anger and open hostility" shown by the North Korean leader in recent statements. The meeting was cancelled just hours after North Korea carried out a series of explosions that it said demolished its main nuclear test site. Also in the programme: the Pakistani...

Duration:00:48:33

North Korea Destroys Nuclear Test Tunnels

5/24/2018
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Pyongyang appears to have blown up tunnels at its only nuclear test site in a move that may help reduce international tensions. Foreign reporters at the Punggye-ri site said they witnessed a huge blast. Also in the programme: Investigators probing the downing of Malaysia airlines flight MH-17 over Ukraine says it has identified the Russian army unit that supplied the missile used to blow the airliner out of the sky; and how fruit bats may spread Ebola and the Nipah virus, (Picture: North...

Duration:00:48:39

Yulia Skripal Makes First Appearance

5/23/2018
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Yulia Skripal made her first public appearance since she and her father were poisoned in Salisbury. In a video statement she said they were “so lucky to have survived”. Also on the programme: Who is Wael Abbas? The prominent Egyptian blogger has been detained by authorities. And we hear from Ireland about the country’s upcoming referendum on abortion. Picture: Yulia Skripal makes a public statement. Credit: Reuters.

Duration:00:48:36

American Literary Giant Philip Roth Dies

5/23/2018
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One of the great American authors, Philip Roth, who dominated and towered over American letters in the second half of the twentieth century has died, aged 85. Also in the programme: The Pakistani teenager killed in Texas high school shooting is buried in her home city, Karachi, and Arsenal football club signs a new sponsorship deal with Rwanda's tourism authority. Picture: Author Philip Roth poses in New York Credit: REUTERS/Eric Thayer/File Photo

Duration:00:48:32

Will Trump’s North Korean Summit Take Place?

5/22/2018
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President Trump, while meeting at the White House with South Korean President Moon, says that North Korea must meet certain conditions before next month’s summit can go ahead. Also in the programme: Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg is grilled by European lawmakers, and the Venezuelans greeting President Maduro's re-election by leaving the country. Picture: President Trump and South Korean President Moon shake hands during a meeting in the White House Oval Office. Credit: Getty Images.

Duration:00:48:34

Manchester Attack - One Year On

5/22/2018
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Today, the city of Manchester is in the spotlight for a remembrance service, marking the first anniversary of the suicide bombing in which 22 people were killed and hundreds injured. Also on the programme: The Palestinian authority asks the International Criminal Court to investigate alleged war crimes by Israel. (Image:A fence is covered in hearts, offerings as a memorial following the Manchester Arena bombing, Credit:PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Duration:00:48:32

US Announces Unprecedented Sanctions on Iran

5/21/2018
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he will impose a tough a new sanctions regime on Iran and calls for support from leading allies. Also in the programme: Italy gets a new Prime Minister and former US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Russia. (Picture: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Delivers Remarks On New Iran Strategy. Credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:48:37

Venezuela Elections: Nicolás Maduro Wins Second Term

5/21/2018
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Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro has won re-election to another six-year term, in a vote marred by an opposition boycott and claims of vote-rigging. Also on the programme: Italy prepares for a new anti-establishment coalition government, and are proud parents putting their children's financial security at risk by over sharing online? Picture: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro gestures. Credit: Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images.

Duration:00:48:31

Venezuela Presidential Election

5/20/2018
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The main opposition candidate in Venezuela's presidential elections, Henri Falcon, claims there have been some irregularities during voting. He says officials close to polling stations had been scanning voters' state-issued benefits cards with the aim of scaring people into sticking with the government. Most of the opposition is boycotting the election. Also in the programme: Saudi women's rights activist, Manal al-Sharif, who led the successful campaign to allow Saudi women to drive in the...

Duration:00:48:26

Venezuela Chooses its Next President

5/20/2018
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After years of turmoil which at one point saw almost daily street protests, President Nicolas Maduro is looking to consolidate his power. Most of the opposition is boycotting the vote. Also on the programme: Female Saudi driving activist Manal al-Sharif speaks of an alarming new defamation campaign following the arrests of fellow activists; and the Middle Eastern scholar Bernard Lewis has died at the age of 101. (Picture: Venezuelans look for their names moments before casting their vote at...

Duration:00:48:48

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Begin Married Life

5/19/2018
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have become husband and wife in a ceremony at Windsor. Hear the sounds of the day and reaction from royal watchers. Also in the programme: women's rights activists arrested in Saudi Arabia; China begins flying long-rage bombers from artificial islands in the South China Sea; and is New Zealand a safe haven from the planet's woes? Picture: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex after their wedding in Windsor. Credit: Getty Images.

Duration:00:49:11

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle marry at Windsor Castle

5/19/2018
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The couple exchanged their vows in front of 600 guests at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. The newlyweds will be known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Also in the programme: The coalition led by the nationalist cleric Moqtada al Sadr has won Iraq’s parliamentary elections; and Italy’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement and anti-immigration League party agree to form a coalition government. Picture: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave St George’s Chapel through the west door after...

Duration:00:48:30

Chilean Catholic Church Crisis

5/18/2018
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How will Pope Francis resolve the sex abuse scandals in the Catholic Church? We hear from an abuse survivor who met the Pope. Also in the programme: a deadly school shooting in Texas; a plane crash in Cuba; and a look ahead at the royal wedding. (Photo: Pope Francis. Credit: European Photopress Agency)

Duration:00:46:21

All Chile’s Catholic Bishops Offer To Resign

5/18/2018
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Chile’s Catholic bishops have been accused in a Vatican report of negligence in child sex abuse cases. Pope Francis initially dismissed the allegations, but later admitted to “grave errors in judgement”. Also in the programme: why is the US government so worried about Europe’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline? And we hear from Newshour’s James Menendez about the almost-total collapse of Venezuela’s economy. Picture: the Pope meets with bishops during a visit to Chile in January 2018. Credit: Getty...

Duration:00:48:21

WHO To Meet Over DRC Ebola Outbreak

5/17/2018
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The World Health Organisation meet on Friday following concerns over the spread of a new Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We get the latest from the ground and speak to Peter Piot, who discovered the virus 42 years ago. Also on the programme, Newshour's James Menendez reports from Venezuela where the country is preparing for elections and are cameras really able to detect boredom in China's classrooms? (Photo: A health worker cleans equipment at an Ebola quarantine unit,...

Duration:00:48:00

DRC Ebola Outbreak Spreads to City

5/17/2018
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The current outbreak of Ebola in the northwest corner of the DRC has claimed at least 23 lives - but until now it had been confined to a remote rural area. Today the World Health Organisation confirmed a new case in a large port city, Mbandaka, which has set alarm bells ringing because of the possibility of further contagion. Could a new, but unlicensed, Ebola vaccine make a difference? Also on the programme: Newshour's James Menendez is in Venezuela, ahead of the presidential election there...

Duration:00:48:31

Will Trump-Kim Summit Go Ahead?

5/16/2018
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North Korea threatened to cancel its summit with the US, because of demands for it to abandon its nuclear arsenal. We hear from Robert Einhorn is a senior fellow in the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC. Also on the programme, Bianca Jagger tells us why the political situation in Nicaragua needs urgent attention and why does Diego Maradona - the greatest footballer of his era - see his future at a mid-table club in Belarus. (Photo:...

Duration:00:48:36

North Korea Threatens to Cancel Trump Summit

5/16/2018
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China has urged the United States and North Korea to demonstrate goodwill and meet each other half way to create a conducive atmosphere for next month's summit. Pyongyang has threatened to cancel the talks if Washington continues to press for its unilateral nuclear disarmament, describing the policy as "hostile". Also in the programme: We have an interview with the Malaysian politician, Anwar Ibrahim, on his release from prison, days after a stunning opposition election win; and a new...

Duration:00:48:52

Gaza Violence: Israel Defends Response

5/15/2018
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Palestinians have been staging another day of protests on the border between Gaza and Israel. In mass demonstrations on Monday, more than fifty people were killed by Israeli gunfire. Meanwhile, there were angry exchanges between Israeli and Palestinian envoys at the United Nations Security Council which held an emergency session to discuss the violence. Also in the programme: Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga talks about losing the presidential election; and "The Bonfire of the Vanities"...

Duration:00:49:01

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