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Episodes

Partner of Belarusian activist speaks out

8/5/2021
Newshour speaks to Bazhena Zholudzh, the partner of the Belarusian opposition activist, Vitaly Shishov, who was found hanged in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. Police in Ukraine are investigating whether his death was suicide or murder. Also in the programme: Ebrahim Raisi has been sworn in as Iran's new president and one of the world's greatest footballers, Lionel Messi is leaving Barcelona. (Picture: Vitaly Shishov, head of a Kyiv-based organisation that helps Belarusians fleeing persecution....

Duration:00:48:37

Greece and Turkey battle deadly fires

8/5/2021
Evacuations are underway as fire fighters struggle to cope with the situation. People on the Greek island of Evia were forced to flee by boat as wildfire spread rapidly, destroying homes in its wake. Also on the programme: The mounting perils of being a journalist critical of the government in Russia; and the Australian government offers compensation for its treatment of indigenous children. (Image: A woman carries clothes outside of a burnt house after a wildfire in the area of Varybobi,...

Duration:00:48:47

Opposition leaders on trial in Belarus

8/4/2021
Two leading Belarusian opposition figures have gone on trial behind closed doors at a court in Minsk. Protest organiser Maria Kolesnikova and opposition lawyer Maxim Znak have been charged with incitement to undermine national security. Also in the programme: Protests in Beirut a year on from a large explosion and Czech women to be compensated after being forcibly sterilised. (Picture: Belarus opposition politician Maria Kolesnikova. Credit: EPA/Ramil Nasibulin)

Duration:00:49:21

Afghanistan fighting on multiple fronts

8/4/2021
Fighting in Afghanistan continues on multiple fronts. After the Taliban attacked the Afghan defence minister's house in Kabul last night, an Afghan official blames Pakistan for helping the Taliban. But the Pakistani government says Kabul is just making his country a scapegoat. General Petraeus, the former head of US forces in Afghanistan highlights the dire situation and a female MP talks about why people across Afghanistan have been coming out on the streets and on rooftops at night to...

Duration:00:49:34

Belarusian activist found dead in Ukraine

8/3/2021
Police in Ukraine have opened a murder inquiry into the death of Belarusian opposition activist Vitaly Shishov, after he was found hanged in a park in Kyiv. Bruises and scratches on his face may indicate that he was forced into a noose. Also in the programme: the situation in southern Afghanistan is going from bad to worse for Afghan residents. We hear from one in the besieged city of Lashkar Gah who says the Afghan army's evacuation order to residents is 'not logical'. And ahead of the...

Duration:00:48:36

Belarus Tokyo Olympics athlete speaks of ordeal

8/3/2021
In an exclusive interview, the Belarusian sprinter Krystina Timanovskaya tells Newshour that Belarus is not safe and she may not be able to go home for five to ten years. We also hear the story of the Belarusian activist found dead, hanged in a park in the capital, Kiev; the Ukrainian authorities suspect it is murder disguised as a suicide. Also in the programme, the Taliban and Afghan forces continue to battle for strategic cities. Afghan civilians are fearing for their lives, there are...

Duration:00:48:37

Afghanistan: US carries out air strikes as ferocious fighting continues

8/2/2021
US jets are reported to have conducted more air strikes on suspected Taliban positions in the southern Afghan city of Lashkar Gah, where security forces and the Taliban are involved in heavy battles. We hear from a doctor working in the city. Also in the programme: The Ethiopian government rejects the latest demands of advancing Tigrayan rebels; and what do Russian athletes think about competing under a neutral flag at the Tokyo Olympics? (Image: An Afghan security official stands guard at a...

Duration:00:49:25

Sheikh Jarrah: Israeli court decides on eviction ruling

8/2/2021
An Israeli court decides the fate of Palestinians facing eviction in East Jerusalem in a case which has become the focus of international attention. The long-awaited hearing concerns four of more than 70 families appealing against an order to leave their homes in Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood. Also in the programme: Belarusian Olympic athlete, Kryscina Tsimanouskaya, receives a humanitarian visa at Poland’s embassy in Tokyo as confirmed by Poland's deputy foreign minister Marcin Przydacz ; and...

Duration:00:49:22

Senior TDF commander: "We had no choice"

8/1/2021
General Tsadkan Gebretensae, a member of the Tigray Defence Forces' Central Command, tells Newshour they had no choice but to take the battle to the Ethiopian government Also in the programme: a Belarussian athlete is under police protection in Tokyo after Belarus sports officials tried to put her on a plane home against her will; and we hear from the frontline in the western Afghan city of Herat as Taliban forces continue their offensive. (Image: abandoned ammunition boxes lie on the ground...

Duration:00:43:17

Afghanistan: Taliban attack three cities

8/1/2021
There are warnings of a humanitarian crisis as Islamist militants look to take their first provincial capital. They have made rapid rural gains since it was announced almost all foreign troops would leave by September. Also on the programme: we hear from Myanmar where the military ruler has promised to hold elections within two years; and an eye witness tells us about the wildfires raging in Turkey. (Image: An Afghan security official stands guard outside the UN office in Herat, Afghanistan,...

Duration:00:49:22

US federal eviction moratorium runs out

7/31/2021
US charities say millions of Americans are at risk of homelessness as a federal ban on evicting tenants during the pandemic comes to an end today. Also in the programme: fierce clashes between government troops and Taliban forces in three major cities in Afghanistan; and thousands take to the streets of Paris and other French cities to protest the government's mandatory "health passes". (Image: people camp out on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to highlight the upcoming expiration of the...

Duration:00:49:36

Afghanistan: clashes between government and Taliban forces intensify

7/31/2021
There are fears that Kandahar could fall to the Taliban. On Friday a UN compound in the city of Herat came under fierce attack. Taliban forces have already seized several districts on the outskirts of the city as well as border crossings with Iran and Turkmenistan. Also on the programme we'll be getting the latest on the fighting in Northern Ethiopia and hearing from a Rohingya refugee who rescued his family from the recent floods in Bangladesh. (Picture: Afghan security officials stand...

Duration:00:49:33

Afghan interpreters arrive in US

7/30/2021
Afghan interpreters and their families have arrived in the US - the first of a group of 2,500 Afghans being evacuated as the Taliban advances in Afghanistan. The interpreters are being resettled under a visa programme for those who worked with the US during the recently ended 20-year war with the Taliban. Also in the programme: China is facing a significant new outbreak of coronavirus cases and a court has ruled the daughter of Angola's former president must give up oil and gas shares worth...

Duration:00:48:10

Tigray: 400,000 people living in famine-like conditions says UN

7/30/2021
More than 5 million people are in need of urgent aid in the Ethiopian region of Tigray. Months of insecurity and conflict in the region have made it impossible for farmers to plant as normal - and aid convoys have met with obstacles as they've tried to reach families in need. Also on the programme: the Australian government says it's deploying hundreds of soldiers on to the streets of Sydney to enforce the continuing lockdown; and today sees the start of the BBC Proms festival, which will...

Duration:00:48:50

More than $4 billion raised at Global Education Summit

7/29/2021
Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai said girls in particular faced an "education crisis". UK PM Boris Johnson said that investing in education in some of the world's poorest countries is the "single best investment we can make in the future of humanity". Also on the programme, a public inquiry into the assassination of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has found the state responsible for her death. And the grammy award winning artist Olga Tañon pays tribute to Johnny...

Duration:00:49:34

World leaders gather to tackle global education crisis

7/29/2021
World leaders are meeting in London for a global education summit that is aiming to raise $5billion to tackle a catastrophic disruption to schooling globally, caused by the pandemic. The summit wants to support the education of 175 million children globally. Girls' education is at the forefront of the agenda, with the Summit also hoping to fund books, train teachers and build classrooms. We speak to the Summit CEO. Also on the programme: a billionaire businessman jailed in China for 'picking...

Duration:00:49:19

China expanding its nuclear capabilities, scientists say

7/29/2021
It is the second new silo field reported to be under construction in western China in the last two months. The site could house about 110 silos, which are underground facilities used for the storing and launching of missiles. Also on the programme: France's top appeals court has upheld the conviction of the son of Equatorial Guinea's president for using public money to fund his lavish lifestyle, and we hear from an archaeologist who works at Chankillo in Northern Peru, the oldest solar...

Duration:00:48:45

Russia and the US revive arms control talks

7/28/2021
Senior officials from Russia and the United States meet in Geneva to kickstart talks on arms control negotiations. Also in the programme: heavy rains hit Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh; and president Macron visits French Polynesia. (Picture: The "Admiral Gorshkov" Russian warship in the White Sea makes a test launch of a Zircon hypersonic cruise missile. Credit: EPA/RUSSIAN DEFENCE MINISTRY PRESS SERVICE HANDOUT)

Duration:00:48:47

US Capitol riot inquiry underway

7/27/2021
Police on duty during the storming of the US Capitol building by Donald Trump supporters, have been giving their testimonies at a Congressional inquiry into the events of January 6th. Also in the programme: Allegations of historic child abuse uncovered in the UK and America's most decorated gymnast pulls out of an Olympic final. (Picture: Police officer Harry Dunn becomes emotional as he testifies before the inquiry investigating the attack on the US Capitol. Credit: EPA/Oliver Contreras /...

Duration:00:49:20

Hong Kong: guilty verdict in first security law trial

7/27/2021
A young activist, Tong Ying-kit, charged and tried under Hong Kong’s draconian national security law has been found guilty in a landmark ruling. We hear reaction from Finn Lau, a Hong Kong political activist living in self-imposed exile in the UK. Also in the programme: North and South Korea restore hotline after a year; and pregnant women in Brazil die in large numbers from Covid. (Photo: A security guard stands at the entrance of the High Court in Hong Kong. Credit: EPA/MIGUEL CANDELA)

Duration:00:50:00