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

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Episodes

Afghanistan: 'We have won the war, America has lost', say Taliban

4/15/2021
The White House has insisted that it can keep an eye on any terror threats from Afghanistan without having troops there, after President Biden announced a withdrawal. Also in the programme: The sex therapist working with Israel's wounded soldiers to help with their sexual healing and how Jade and money fuel conflict in Myanmar. (Photo:One resident told the BBC people are frightened into obeying the local Taliban. Credit: BBC)

Duration:00:48:36

15/04/2021 13:06 GMT

4/15/2021
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.

Duration:00:48:34

Biden: US to withdraw troops from Afghanistan

4/14/2021
President Biden says after 20 years of military engagement in Afghanistan, it is time to end America's longest war. He says all US troops will leave the country by the 11th of September. Also in the programme: Denmark stops administering the AstraZeneca vaccine amid concerns over blood clots; and Bernie Madoff, the man behind one of the biggest ever financial frauds, has died in prison in the US. Image: A US soldier in Afghanistan. Credit: Getty Images.

Duration:00:49:02

US says troops to leave Afghanistan by 11 September

4/14/2021
US President Joe Biden is set to announce that American troops will leave Afghanistan by 11 September. A former Afghan diplomat tells us it's a mistake. The Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, says the decision to boost the country's uranium enrichment programme was a response to an Israeli attack on one of its nuclear facilities. And, 100 days until the Tokyo Olympics - we will hear why many people in Japan don't want the games! (Photo credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:48:34

US and Russia trade accusations over Ukraine

4/13/2021
US President Joe Biden has phoned Russia's President Putin to stress support for Ukraine's territorial integrity, amid concerns about Russian troops on the border. What is Moscow's strategy and what can the West deliver? Also in the programme: President Biden is to withdraw US forces from Afghanistan by September 11th; and the US drugs regulator is recommending suspending the use of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine because six recipients out of nearly seven million have developed rare blood...

Duration:00:48:24

Covid-19 surge in India

4/13/2021
Officials in India have authorised the Russian coronavirus vaccine, Sputnik V, as India struggles to curb a surge in new cases. Covid-19 cases are rising and railway carriages are again being used to accommodate patients. We have a report from Brazil where the numbers of infections are also surging. More clashes in Minneapolis as a young black man is shot dead by police. And a report from South Africa about the Bafta-winning Netflix documentary "My Octopus Teacher" that focuses on a...

Duration:00:48:38

Alexei Navalny faces force-feeding in jail

4/12/2021
CLARIFICATION: This programme contains a report on so called ‘powerships’ in South Africa. In the report Zeynep Harezi, MD of Karpoweships says, “We will be operating our powerships with natural gas, liquified natural gas. That is 50% less emissions than coal, 30% less emissions than liquid fuels, so it’s the cleanest form of THERMAL electricity.” The word thermal was erroneously omitted from the report. Friends of the jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny say the authorities are threatening...

Duration:00:49:15

Iran vows revenge for Natanz attack

4/12/2021
The Israeli Prime Minister - Benjamin Netanyahu - has reiterated that Israel will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons capability -- a day after an attack on a nuclear facility in Iran, which Tehran has blamed on Israel. Mohammad Marandi, a political analyst in Tehran, told Newshour the attack will have an impact on the talks about the possible return of the US to JCPOA. Also in the programme: how young people opposing the military coup in Myanmar are organising themselves amid brutal...

Duration:00:50:16

Iranian nuclear facility hit by 'act of terrorism'

4/11/2021
Iran's atomic agency says that its Natanz nuclear facility has been hit by what it called a terrorist act. Iranian nuclear officials have said that there was a problem with the electrical network at the facility, which is key to the country's uranium enrichment programme. Also on the programme: India experiences a surge in Covid-19 cases; and a Moscow gastronomic landmark closes after serving up luxury for 120 years. (Photo: Satellite image of Natanz enrichment facility 29th June 2020....

Duration:00:48:38

India registers another record high in Coronavirus infections

4/11/2021
India has registered another record increase in coronavirus infections, with the daily tally crossing 150'000 cases, and more than 800 deaths. We talk to an epidemiologist in India who says this is partly due to new variants and mutations of the virus. Also in the programme: Doubts about Chinese vaccines expressed by a top Chinese official and sixty years on – the remarkable story of the first man in space. (Demand for jabs has gone up as India battles a second wave of infections. Credit:...

Duration:00:46:47

Prince Charles pays tribute to his father, the Duke of Edinburgh

4/10/2021
Buckingham Palace says the Duke of Edinburgh, who died on Friday aged ninety-nine, will be laid to rest on Saturday, at St George’s chapel in Windsor Castle. The royal ceremonial funeral will be scaled back because of coronavirus restrictions. Also on the programme: Rights groups in Myanmar have accused the military of killing dozens of people in Bago town, in the centre of the country; and the Irish prime minister, Micheal Martin, warns on the anniversary of the Good Friday Peace Agreement...

Duration:00:48:39

Gun salutes across UK pay tribute to Prince Philip

4/10/2021
The UK holds a 41 gun salute at noon in honour of Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth’s husband. Also in the programme: fears are growing that violence in Myanmar will devolve into an all-out civil war; and is French wine in peril after a freak spring frost? (Photo: Members of the 105th Regiment Royal Artillery fire a gun salute to mark the death of Britain's Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, at Edinburgh Castle, Britain on 10 April 2021. Credit: Andrew Milligan/Pool via Reuters)

Duration:00:46:42

Prince Philip has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace announces

4/9/2021
Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has announced. In a statement shortly after midday, the palace said: "His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle." Newshour looks back at his lifetime of service to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, at his contribution to environmental causes and at his role as consort to Queen Elizabeth. (Photo: HRH Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip. Credit: EPA)

Duration:00:49:49

Prince Philip has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace announces

4/9/2021
Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has announced. In a statement shortly after midday, the palace said: "His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle." Newshour looks back at his lifetime of service to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, at his contribution to environmental causes and at his role as consort to Queen Elizabeth. (Photo: HRH Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip. Credit: EPA)

Duration:00:49:40

AstraZeneca vaccine: Will the risks associated with it dent confidence in Africa?

4/8/2021
The advice from the Africa Vaccine Delivery Alliance for COVID-19 is to get inoculated as the risks associated with the vaccine are far less than the health risks associated with contracting the coronavirus. Also on the programme: President Biden sets out measures to tackle what he says is an epidemic of gun violence in the United States; and the UN calls for an end to forced sterilisation which has been reported in nearly 40 countries. (Photo: Amref Health Africa Group Chief Executive...

Duration:00:48:57

India coronavirus: Can its vaccine producers meet demand?

4/8/2021
As India tries to vaccinate its population, we hear from a doctor in Maharashtra state. It has a very high Covid-19 infection rate. Also in the programme: We speak to the Director of the Oxford Vaccine programme about public trust in the AstraZeneca vaccine; and petrol bombs are thrown in another night of violence in Northern Ireland. (Photo: India has been exporting AstraZeneca vaccines around the world. Credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:49:16

EU regulator says blood clotting is a 'very rare AstraZeneca side effect'

4/7/2021
The European Medicines Agency says unusual blood clots should be listed as a very rare side effect of the AstraZeneca vaccine for Covid-19. The UK's vaccine advisory body in its own press conference said under-30s would be offered an alternative jab to AstraZeneca. Also in the programme: we'll hear from Hungary's government spokesman about the country's decision to ease Covid-19 restrictions despite some doctors saying it's too early; and not even kryptonite could stop Superman's first...

Duration:00:48:30

Brazil breaks daily Covid deaths record

4/7/2021
Brazil registered 4,195 deaths associated with Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, a new daily maximum, and accumulated 336,947 deaths since the start of the pandemic just over a year ago. Also in the programme: Amnesty International's new boss on the lessons of 2020; and a return to Terezin the former Nazi concentration camp. (Picture: A cross is seen in the Sao Francisco Xavier cemetery, where victims of COVID-19 are buried in Rio de Janeiro. credit: EPA/Antonio Lacerda)

Duration:00:48:32

Can the Iran nuclear deal be revived?

4/6/2021
Attempts have begun to revive the Iran nuclear deal or JCPOA, which the Trump Administration withdrew from in 2018. In Vienna today the remaining signatories of the deal: Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany join Iran for consultations to pave way for Washington's return; a US delegation is set to take part indirectly. Also in the programme: the World Peace Foundation attached to Tufts University in Boston accuses Ethiopia and its allies of "starvation crimes" in Tigray - we hear from...

Duration:00:50:51

Mozambique government regains control of key coastal town

4/5/2021
The Mozambique military says it has regained full control of Palma, following last month's deadly attack by militant Islamists. Also on the programme: the corruption trial of Israel's Prime Minister resumes, and the end of a New York music and drag institution - drag queen Lady Bunny on the closing of the Pyramid Club. (Photo: Adelino Alberto and his family who fled an attack on the town of Palma are seen at a temporary displacement centre in Pemba, Mozambique)

Duration:00:48:46