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

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Episodes

US tech giants remove opposition app in Russia

9/17/2021
Google and Apple have removed a tactical voting app from their online stores in Russia on the first day of parliamentary elections. Also in the programme: life under the Taliban in northern Afghanistan; and UN issues blunt warning about climate change. (Picture: The Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny's Smart Voting app is seen on a phone, in Moscow. Credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:48:43

Polls open in Russia's parliamentary election

9/17/2021
Polls open in Russia’s three-day parliamentary election. Fourteen parties are taking part in the vote, which the Kremlin insists is fair. Also in the programme, the Austrian government is being sued for failing to stop covid spreading across Europe from an Apline ski resort and Sir Clive Sinclair, the creator of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum has died aged 81. (Picture: A man votes in the 2021 Russian parliamentary election Credit: Stanislav Krasilnikov\TASS via Getty Images)

Duration:00:49:40

US-UK-Australia defend nuclear sub deal

9/16/2021
The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has sought to allay the European Union's concerns about a new nuclear security deal between the US, UK and Australia. Also in the programme fuel relief in Lebanon; and filming a movie in space. (Picture: U.S Secretary of State Blinken and U.S Defense Secretary Austin, host Australian counterparts at US State Department. Credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:48:38

China denounces US-UK-Australia defence pact

9/16/2021
China denounces US-UK-Australia defence pact. The pact will see the US and UK provide Australia with the technology to build nuclear-powered submarines for the first time. The accord is being widely viewed as an effort to counter China's influence in the contested South China Sea. China says the new alliance is part of a "cold-war mentality. Also in the programme, four amateur astronauts are currently orbiting the earth in the first flight of its kind without a professional astronaut on...

Duration:00:49:09

Taliban rule in Afghanistan: One month on

9/15/2021
It's been exactly one month since the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan. Now cash is in short supply, and the country is facing a mounting economic and political crisis. We hear from our correspondent Secunder Kermani reporting from near the northern Afghan city of Mazar e Sharif. Also on the programme: the US Olympic champion, Simone Biles appears at a Senate hearing into the FBI's failings in the case of the team doctor who abused her and many other gymnasts; and we hear about the...

Duration:00:49:54

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles

9/15/2021
South Korea says it had completed trials of a submarine launched ballistic missile. The announcement came hours after its neighbour North Korea test-fired two ballistic missiles into the sea. Japan said the North Korean launch was 'outrageous'. Just two days before Russia goes to the polls we hear about the unprecedented crackdown on dissent in the country. Angry exchanges at a special tribunal in The Hague, where a pro-independence fighter from Kosovo is facing allegations of war crimes....

Duration:00:46:48

Climate change: studies on extreme heat and anxiety released

9/14/2021
A new report has found that the number of these extremely hot days has more than doubled around the world over the last forty years. Meanwhile, a global survey has suggested that nearly 60% of young people say they are extremely worried about climate change. We look at this as well as what politicians in Europe have been saying about the challenges facing policy-makers. Also on the programme: A look at Lebanon where ministers in a functioning government have met for the first time in more...

Duration:00:49:36

Climate change: World now sees twice as many days over 50C

9/14/2021
The number of extremely hot days every year when the temperature reaches 50C has doubled since the 1980s, a global BBC analysis has found. They also now happen in more areas of the world than before, presenting unprecedented challenges to human health and to how we live. Also in the programme: poll highlights climate anxiety among youngsters, we hear from one; and Guinea’s military junta starts consultation to try to build a consensus after the country’s latest coup d'etat. (Photo: A man...

Duration:00:48:22

Afghanistan: UN says country facing “most perilous hour”

9/13/2021
The UN secretary general, Antonio Guterres, has said the people of Afghanistan face perhaps their most perilous hour. Mr Guterres said one in three Afghans didn't know where their next meal would come from and that the poverty rate was spiralling. Also on the programme: Reaction from Washington DC as Secretary of State Antony Blinken testifies over America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan; and we reflect on the record number of environmental activists who were murdered last year (Picture: Aid...

Duration:00:50:22

North Korea tests a new long-range cruise missile

9/13/2021
North Korea has tested a new long-range cruise missile capable of hitting much of Japan, state media has said. The US military said the latest tests posed threats to the international community, and Japan said it has "significant concerns". We speak to a former South Korean general. Also today, the UN Secretary General warns of a "looming humanitarian catastrophe" in Afghanistan; and for the second year in a row, a record number of environmental activists are reported to have been murdered...

Duration:00:49:31

Iran: Monitoring deal is not a permanent solution says UN nuclear chief

9/12/2021
The head of the UN nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, says it's solved its most urgent issue with Iran by striking a deal to continue the surveillance of some of its nuclear facilities. What does this mean for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)agreement? Also in the programme: Emma Raducanu makes tennis history and we hear from Lebanon where despite a new government, the country remains in crisis. ( Picture: Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael...

Duration:00:49:18

The UN's nuclear agency and Iran reach a monitoring deal

9/12/2021
Inspectors from the UN's nuclear agency have been given permission to service surveillance equipment at sites in Iran after what have been described as constructive talks in Teheran. But will this save the Iran nuclear deal, the JCPOA? Also in the programme: Pope Francis on a visit to Hungary where he’s met the anti-immigration prime minister, Viktor Orban; and we hear from a forensics specialist still trying to identify the remains of victims of the 9/11 attacks, 20 years on. (Photo:...

Duration:00:49:12

Twenty years since 9/11

9/11/2021
Ceremonies have been taking place to mark 20 years since the attacks on 11th September 2001 on the US. We’ll hear from Ground Zero in New York and from a woman who was in the World Trade Center when it came under attack. And we’ll ask, now that the Taliban is back in power in Afghanistan, could such attacks happen again. PHOTO: A family member at the reflecting pool places a flag during a ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum commemorating the 20th anniversary of the...

Duration:00:49:46

The 9/11 attacks remembered

9/11/2021
Ceremonies are being held to mark 20 years since the attacks on 11th September 2001 on targets in the US. We’ll hear from Ground Zero in New York and from a woman who was in the World Trade Center when it came under attack. And we’ll ask, now that the Taleban is back in power in Afghanistan, could such attacks happen again. (Photo: The One World Trade Center building on the day marking the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City Credit: Carlos Barria/Reuters)

Duration:00:50:20

New government in Lebanon amid deepening crisis

9/10/2021
A new government has been announced in Lebanon - more than a year after the previous one quit following the Beirut port explosion. Newshour speaks to the new Prime Minister Najib Mikati, who is Lebanon's richest man. Also today: a New York fire chief remembers the events of 9/11; and why the melting ice sheet in Greenland could make devastating earthquakes more likely. (Photo: Najib Mikati, Lebanon's wealthiest man, had been trying to form a government since July. Credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:48:35

Biden and Xi have their first phone call in seven months

9/10/2021
During the 90 minutes conversation, Mr Biden spoke of the need to keep channels of communication open to prevent any misunderstandings that could lead to conflict. Mr Xi talked of the difficulties caused by America's stance towards China. Also on the programme the head of Britain's security service MI5 says the Taliban's victory in Afghanistan will embolden Islamist extremists and the US prepares to mark the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. (Picture: President Biden of the US...

Duration:00:49:18

First foreigners fly out of Kabul since US pull-out

9/9/2021
The first charter flight leaves Kabul since the troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. But what about the hundreds of people still waiting to leave from Mazar-e-Sharif in the north? Also today; remembering Ahmed Shah Massoud, the Afghan leader assassinated by al-Qaeda two days before the 9/11 attacks; and the Kenyan President has called it a national disaster- we'll hear what drought is doing to families in the worst-hit parts. (Photo: The first flight took more than 100 people from Kabul to...

Duration:00:49:41

Afghanistan: More protests against the Taliban

9/9/2021
Reports from northern Afghanistan say the Taliban have arrested more than a dozen protesters who held a rally despite a ban on demonstrations without permission. Also on this day twenty years ago, the legendary Afghan fighter, Ahmed Shah Massoud was assassinated by al-Qaeda posing as journalists; we speak to his close friend who survived the attack. We will talk to the White House Press Secretary at the time of 9/11 and hear what might happen to migrants crossing the English Channel. (Photo:...

Duration:00:49:54

The trial begins in Paris of those suspected of involvement in the 2015 jihadist attacks.

9/8/2021
Fourteen men are accused of being involved in the deaths of 130 people in France. The trial will hear testimony from about 300 witnesses and is expected to last nine months. Also on the programme we'll hear from Afghanistan about the latest protests against the Taliban and from Mexico where the Supreme Court's ruled that punishing women for having abortions is unconstitutional. (Picture: Policemen secure the courthouse in Paris Credit: EPA / Petit Tesson)

Duration:00:48:43

More defiant protests by women in Kabul

9/8/2021
In defiance of the Taliban there have been further demonstrations by women in the Afghan capital, Kabul; we hear from a leading activist on how the world should react to the interim government. Also in the programme: the trial begins of the sole surviving suspected gunman and nineteen other men accused of involvement in France's worst terrorist attack, that killed 130 people and injured hundreds more in November 2015; and we visit the shrinking glacier on Africa's highest mountain, Mount...

Duration:00:48:21