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Chemical Weapons Inspectors Enter Douma

4/21/2018
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A team of inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have finally inspected the site of a suspected assault in Douma, Syria. But given two weeks have elapsed, how valuable will any evidence they collect be in determining the nature and perpetrator of any attack? Also in the programme: anti-government protests continue on the streets of Nicaragua; Iran's morality police under the spotlight after video emerges of a violent confrontation involving a young...

Duration:00:48:51

North Korea 'Halts Missile and Nuclear Tests'

4/21/2018
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North Korea has announced the immediate suspension of nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile tests -- and says it will shut down its nuclear test site. Also in the programme: Anti-government protests in Nicaragua continue; and we hear from the Zimbabwean nurses who are telling their government they need more money. Picture: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in August 2017. Credit: Getty Images

Duration:00:49:02

US Democratic Party sues over alleged election conspiracy

4/20/2018
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The Democratic Party has filed a lawsuit against Russia, the Trump election campaign and Wikileaks, accusing them of conspiring to swing the 2016 presidential election in Donald Trump's favour. Also in the programme: a plea for forgiveness for its past killings by the Spanish separatist group ETA; and a tribute to Arsene Wenger, departing manager of Arsenal Football Club. Photo: Hillary Clinton addressing the crowd inside the Reynolds Coliseum during a final campaign stop before election...

Duration:00:48:21

North and South Korea Set up Hotline Ahead of Summit

4/20/2018
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A direct telephone hotline has been set up between the leaders of North and South Korea for the first time. The North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, and his southern counterpart, Moon Jae-in, are expected to use it before meeting in person next week. Also in the programme: The Basque separatist group, ETA, has asked for forgiveness from the innocent victims caught up in its armed struggle against Spain; and the Arsenal football manager, Arsene Wenger, has announced he's standing down after...

Duration:00:48:40

Should Prince Charles Be Next Head Of Commonwealth?

4/19/2018
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The Queen has expressed her desire for Prince Charles to take over her Commonwealth role. Should he? Biographer Tom Bower and royal historian Hugo Vickers discuss the future role of the heir to the British throne. Also on the programme: how do former staff of the FBI feel about the ex-director James Comey and his apparent love of the limelight? And why have nomadic sea divers in Indonesia evolved bigger spleens than the rest of us? (Picture: The Queen and Prince Charles at the opening...

Duration:00:48:22

Queen Elizabeth Backs Son for Commonwealth Job

4/19/2018
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Queen Elizabeth II declares "sincere wish" for Prince Charles to lead Commonwealth and Helen Clark on the future of the Commonwealth. Also in the programme: Hans Asperger's past and Britain's representative to the OPCW (Picture: Queen Elizabeth II gives a speech at the formal opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in the ballroom at Buckingham Palace. Credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:48:26

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

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

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