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Gaza rockets target Israeli city of Tel Aviv

5/11/2021
The militant group Hamas says it targeted Tel Aviv with a barrage of 130 rockets after an Israeli airstrike brought down an apartment block in Gaza. Air raid sirens sounded in Tel Aviv as Israel's Iron Dome defence system intercepted rockets in the air. Also in the programme: President Putin has ordered a review of gun ownership after a shooting at a school in the Russian city of Kazan that left nine people dead; and how the World Wildlife Fund mapped forest re-growth that is helping to...

Duration:00:48:32

Jerusalem crisis escalates

5/11/2021
There have been further heavy exchanges of fire between Israeli forces and Palestinians after days of unrest as the international community appeals for calm. We speak to Hamas and an Israeli official on this programme. Also in the programme: Children killed in a school shooting in the Russian city of Kazan; and the 40th anniversary of the death of reggae legend Bob Marley. (Photo: Smoke trails in the sky as Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepts rockets launched from the Gaza...

Duration:00:48:44

Airstrikes hit Gaza after rockets target Jerusalem

5/10/2021
The authorities in Gaza say 20 people, including children, have been killed in Israeli airstrikes, which came after militants in Gaza target Jerusalem with rocket fire.The past few days have seen the worst violence in Jerusalem for years, with hundreds of Palestinians wounded in confrontations with Israeli police outside the al-Aqsa mosque. Also in the programme: a cyber attack shuts down one the most important fuel pipelines in the US; and how Sweden's reputation for safety has been...

Duration:00:49:44

Hundreds are injured in clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians in East Jerusalem

5/10/2021
There has been growing anger around the possible eviction of 300 Palestinians from their East Jerusalem homes. We speak to a Palestinian lawyer and a senior adviser to the Israeli Prime Minister. Also on the programme: There’s been a deadly bomb attack on a bus in Afghanistan shortly before the Taliban announced a three-day ceasefire to mark the end of Ramadan; and on climate change, we speak to the special adviser on climate action at the UNHCR. (Picture: Medical aid workers carry an...

Duration:00:50:10

Israel defends action against Palestinian protests

5/9/2021
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has defended police action against Palestinian protesters after two nights of clashes in Jerusalem. He said Israel would "not allow any radical element to undermine the calm" in the city. Also in the programme: Scotland's first minister tells the British prime minister there will be another Scottish independence referendum; and how trees communicate with each other using an underground network of fungi. (Picture: A Palestinian man argues with an...

Duration:00:49:01

Kabul attack: Blasts near school leave more than 50 dead

5/9/2021
Funerals have begun in Afghanistan for more than fifty people killed in a multiple bomb attack near a school; many of the victims were young girls. Also in the programme: Scotland's newly re-elected first minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned of very grave implications if Scotland's democratic path to independence is blocked. And Germany marks the hundredth birthday of Sophie Scholl - the student who stood up to Hitler and paid for it with her life. (Photo: Families began to bury some of the...

Duration:00:49:02

Schoolgirls targeted in Kabul bombing

5/8/2021
Fifty-five people, mainly schoolgirls, have been killed and 150 injured in another bombing in the Afghan capital Kabul. We hear from a young witness from the minority Hazara community. Also, is the EU justified in rejecting pleas from India to push for a waiver on Covid vaccine patents? And the Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church accuses his government of genocide in Tigray. (Photo: An Afghan man weeps in hospital next to his daughter's body after bombers attacked her school in Kabul,...

Duration:00:49:05

India's Covid-19 Deaths Reach Record High

5/8/2021
As the number of coronavirus deaths in India reaches a new record,coronavirus. That's around a third of the global total. Prime minister Narendra Modi, is asking European leaders to waive patents for Covid vaccines. A doctor in rural Northern Maharashtra describes the shortages of equipment and beds and patients dying on arrival. Also in the programme; A Burmese teacher living in Japan helps aspiring young students back home to get qualifications and scholarships to study abroad; and the...

Duration:00:49:24

WHO approves China's Sinopharm vaccine

5/7/2021
The World Health Organisation has granted emergency-use status to a coronavirus vaccine produced by China’s state-owned drug maker, Sinopharm. It allows countries to authorise their own safety clearance for the two-shot vaccine. Sinopharm’s drug is one of the two main Chinese vaccines that have already been delivered to hundreds of millions of people in China. The WTO has now backed six coronavirus vaccines; Sinopharm’s is the first by a non-Western country. Also on the programme: we hear...

Duration:00:48:44

India: Coronavirus infections surge past 21 million

5/7/2021
India's Supreme Court has ordered the government to increase oxygen supplies to Delhi and Karnataka, as the crisis rages on. We’ll hear how rickshaws in Delhi are being turned into makeshift ambulances. Also on the programme: The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has won a resounding victory in its first electoral test since Brexit; and China says a rocket rocket that is plunging back to Earth is very unlikely to cause any harm. (Picture: Coronavirus testing in India,...

Duration:00:49:15

Would waiving patents on Covid19 vaccines work?

5/6/2021
The World Trade Organization has urged member states to start negotiations in earnest on proposals to temporarily waive international patent protections for coronavirus vaccines. We hear from its Director-General, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Also on the programme: a police shoot-out in Rio leaves 25 people dead; and the government in Malawi orders thousands of refugees to move back to a single refugee camp, however long they've been in the country. (Picture: COVID-19 vaccinations at a Sikh...

Duration:00:48:42

Blinken urges Russia to end 'reckless actions' towards Ukraine

5/6/2021
The US Secretary of State has urged Russia to end what he called its reckless and aggressive actions towards Ukraine. Antony Blinken was speaking after talks in Kyiv with the Ukrainian president. In an interview with the BBC, Mr Blinken said the Biden administration "would prefer a more stable and predictable relationship". Also in the programme: The EU says it is prepared to discuss waiving patent protection on coronavirus vaccines, after Washington backed the move; and how will Afghan...

Duration:00:48:45

Facebook's Trump ban upheld by Oversight Board

5/5/2021
Facebook's oversight board has upheld the company's decision to suspend Donald Trump's account following posts he made during the attack on the US Congress by his supporters in January. Also in the programme: President Emmanuel Macron has laid a wreath at the tomb of Napoleon, to mark the two- hundred years since his death. And Anuna de Wever is a 19 year old Belgian activist but already a veteran of inspiring international protests. (Photo: Donald Trump. Credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:49:13

G7 discusses fairer access to vaccines

5/5/2021
The G7 meeting of foreign ministers looks at new ways to ensure fairer access to vaccine stockpiles and increase support for the global vaccine distribution scheme, Covax. Meanwhile, India's delegation at the meeting in London is self-isolating after two members tested positive for coronavirus. Also in the programme: opponents of Myanmar's military government say they are forming an armed force to protect their supporters and eventually replace the army; and the Facebook Oversight Board...

Duration:00:49:14

Mexico City metro: Fears structural failure behind deadly crash

5/4/2021
Mexican authorities have promised a full investigation into the collapse of a metro overpass in Mexico City, as questions mount over the line's safety. Also in the programme: one of the world's top sports tournaments has been cancelled by Covid. And why the protests in Colombia are unlike anything the country has seen for years. (Photo: The overpass collapsed as a train was travelling over it. Credit: AFP)

Duration:00:48:33

Many die in Mexico metro accident

5/4/2021
The mayor of Mexico City has promised a full investigation into the collapse of a railway overpass; at least 23 people died when carriages plunged into the street below. Also in the programme: we speak to the US's top infectious diseases expert, Anthony Fauci, about the Covid pandemic in India and the US; and why is New Zealand selling off a stake in the All Blacks rugby team to an American private equity firm? (Picture: The site where a metro overpass partially collapsed with train...

Duration:00:45:09

EU announces relaxation on travel restrictions

5/3/2021
The European Commission has recommended easing restrictions on non-essential travel from overseas. Travellers must be fully vaccinated and new variants or a deteriorating health situation in non-EU countries will be closely monitored. Also in the programme: Australian citizens in India are banned from returning home, does it violate their human rights? And Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, explains why this year’s climate change...

Duration:00:49:05

India's pandemic: Delhi calls in the army

5/3/2021
India has called the army in to help the capital Delhi cope with COVID-19; we hear from a government spokesperson, and from the head of the global vaccine alliance GAVI about the efforts to get vaccines where they are needed. Also in the programme: the legacy of violence in Northern Ireland a hundred years after its creation, and a BBC Africa Eye Investigation exposes corruption in the Nigerian pension system. (Picture: a man suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is comforted by...

Duration:00:49:15

India's governing BJP loses key state election amid Covid surge

5/2/2021
The Indian prime minister's party, the BJP, has lost a fiercely-contested election in the state of West Bengal. Narendra Modi faces accusations of negligence after holding huge elections rallies in the state amid India's deepening coronavirus crisis. Also in the programme: How protesters in Myanmar have changed their tactics to continue demonstrations despite a crackdown that has left hundreds dead; and why are Manchester United fans still so angry with the club's American owners? (Image:...

Duration:00:49:22

Indian PM under pressure as Covid-19 deaths rise

5/2/2021
The Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, faces calls for a national lockdown as India sees its highest daily rise in Covid-19 deaths. Meanwhile, five Indian states await local election results in what could be an early test of support for the government's handling of the pandemic. We hear the latest, and discuss the political impact of the Covid crisis with two local analysts. Also in the programme: Poland's outgoing human rights ombudsman on his country's slide away from democratic norms;...

Duration:00:18:53