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

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


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




Kenya elections: Odinga rejects result

According to the official results, Mr Odinga narrowly lost to Deputy President William Ruto. Mr Odinga has accused the head of the electoral body of a "blatant disregard of the constitution". Also on the programme: we head to Brazil where campaigning has begun in the presidential contest; and how the melting of glaciers in Greenland could actually offer solutions for green economy. (Image: Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga. Credit: Reuters)


Kenya presidential election: latest

Kenya's Opposition leader Raila Odinga says the results of the country's presidential election are "null and void". He says the outcome, announcing William Ruto the winner is a travesty. We get reaction. Also in the programme: Russia's Defence Ministry has admitted that one of its ammunition depots in Crimea has been hit by saboteurs; and how Australian scientists have released a group of critically endangered smoky mice into the wild. (Photo: William Ruto (R) called Wafula Chebukati (L),...


Ruto wins presidential poll in Kenya

Deputy President William Ruto has been declared the winner of Kenya's presidential election amid dramatic scenes. He narrowly beat his rival, Raila Odinga, taking 50.5% of the vote, according to the official results. But a majority of the Electoral Comission say correct procedure was not followed in the tallying of results. Also in the programme: our Chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet co-present from this special edition of Newshour from Kabul a year on the Taliban took power in...


Afghanistan marks one year since Taliban took over.

It has been one year since the Taliban took control in Afghanistan. The anniversary comes during a deepening economic and humanitarian crisis, with many men unable to find work to feed their families; and concerns about women and girls being excluded from work or formal education. Also on the show, we look at Kenya’s presidential election, where William Ruto has been named as the country's next president, amid some controversy. (Photo: Jack Garland)


Rushdie’s “defiant sense of humour” remains, son says

Author Salman Rushdie is still in a critical condition but “his usual feisty and defiant sense of humour remains intact”, his son says. Zafar Rushdie said his father had sustained life-changing injuries, but was able to speak to his family. We hear from Raphael Geiger – U.S. Correspondent at German magazine Stern – who had the most recent interview with Rushdie. Also in the programme, dozens have died – at least forty-one according to the Egyptian authorities – in a fire at a church on the...


Rushdie off ventilator and able to speak

The novelist Sir Salman Rushdie has been taken off a ventilator and is now able to speak, two days after being repeatedly stabbed. We hear from a friend who defended him in court, and hid him in his home. Also in the programme: Egypt's health ministry says forty-one people have been killed in a fire in a Coptic church in Giza; and we report from southwest France, where firefighting services are being pushed as never before by the summer wildfires. (Image: Salman Rushdie at the Cheltenham...


Man charged with attempted murder of Salman Rushdie

The man suspected of stabbing novelist Salman Rushdie at an event in New York on Friday has been charged with attempted murder. Hadi Matar, 24, has appeared in court and has been remanded without bail. The award-winning writer remains in a critical condition. We hear from A. L. Kennedy about Rushdie’s influence on her work as a writer, and expert on U.S.-Iranian relations Trita Parsi. Also in the programme, a U.S.-based rights group says that a terrorism court in Saudi Arabia has jailed a...


Rushdie stabbing widely condemned

There has been international condemnation of the stabbing attack on the writer Salman Rushdie in Erie, Pennsylvania. He is now on a ventilator with serious wounds. Mr Rushdie has lived under the threat of assassination since the fatwa imposed on him by Ayatollah Khomeini in 1989. We speak to two of Salman Rushdie's friends and supporters, and get reaction from Tehran. Also in the programme: our Chief Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet remembers Afghanistan a year ago, as the...


Novelist Salman Rushdie in surgery after on-stage stabbing

Author Salman Rushdie, 75, has been stabbed on stage at an event in New York state. Eyewitnesses say he was struck many times by an attacker wearing a mask. Police said he appeared to have been stabbed in the neck. His literary agent says he is now in surgery - but doesn't have an update on the author's condition. Also in the programme: As Ukraine and Russia continue to accuse each of shelling at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station, our correspondent has managed to speak to workers at the...


Zaporizhzhia workers kept at gunpoint by Russians

The Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, has warned the international community that, unless it helps get the Russians out of the plant immediately, there could be a disaster. Also on the programme: a firefighter in France tells about an almost unwinnable battle as wildfires rage; and we hear from someone in the US who's overseen investigations to leaks of classified official information, and insists Donald Trump is not above the law. (Image: A view shows the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power...


UN alarm as Ukraine nuclear power plant is shelled

Europe's biggest nuclear power plant has again been hit by shelling, with Ukraine and Russia once more trading accusations on who's to blame. We'll hear from a Ukrainian government minister. Also today: a stand-off at a bank in Lebanon has come to a peaceful end after an armed man took hostages and demanded the withdrawal of his own frozen savings; and should video games have a place at the Commonwealth Games? (Photo: Russia seized the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in March, but kept the...


Severe heat waves in Europe

Heat waves across Europe have resulted in droughts and drying rivers. Also on the programme, South Africa gang rape charges; and the world's biggest parrots, the Kakapo, have been saved from the brink of extinction. (Picture: The Loire Valley in France. Credit:Thierij)


Crimea airbase badly damaged, satellite images show

Satellite images appear to show damage and destroyed Russian warplanes in Crimea. At the same time, Denmark has hosted defence ministers from around the world to discuss long-term support for Ukraine. And the parliament of Latvia has voted to designated Russia a "state sponsor of terrorism." Also in the programme, over 70 economists and experts have called for the US and other nations to release Afghanistan's central bank assets amid a worsening humanitarian crisis. (Picture: Smoke rises...


Congressman: "no regrets" over Taiwan visit

After a week of extensive Chinese military exercises, the US House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, says that China will not be allowed to isolate Taiwan. Democratic Congressman and Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Gregory Meeks travelled with her to Taiwan last week, and tells us they have absolutely no regrets. Also in the programme: a BBC investigation has uncovered a system of organised torture in Russia's prison system; we speak to the UN's Special Rapporteur on Torture. And why are...


Senior Republicans condemn Mar a Lago search

Senior US Republicans have condemned the FBI's search of Donald Trump's Florida home on Monday, calling it "an abuse of power". We ask what it takes for the FBI to carry out a search - and what they might have been looking for. Also in the programme: Russia has played down a series of explosions at a military airfield in Crimea, but could this be the beginning of a major Ukrainian offensive? And how heat and drought this year are affecting countries like never before - we hear from Iraq,...


FBI search the home of Donald Trump

Mr Trump, who was not at Mar-a-Lago at the time, said a large number of agents had entered the estate unannounced on Monday night and broken into his safe. Also on the programme, we go to Basra in Iraq where recent temperatures have exceeded 50 degrees Celsius, which is around 122 degrees in Fahrenheit. And we are also joined by Duke Fakir, one of the Four Tops, to remember the life of Lamont Dozier, who wrote countless hits for the Motown record label in the 1960s. (Picture: A police car...


More US cash to support Ukraine

The United States pledges a billion dollars in security assistance and more in economic aid. What difference will all this American money make to Ukraine's defensive war against Russia? We hear from General Sir Richard Barrons, a former commander of the UK Joint Forces Command. Also in the programme: an American conservative view on the United States' landmark bill committing to investment in climate change; and a new media outlet run by a global collective of Afghan women. And we'll hear...


Climate change: Landmark US bill clears Senate hurdle

The US Senate has approved a bill that includes $369bn (£305bn) for climate action - the largest investment in America's history. The authors of the Inflation Reduction Act say it will cut the country's carbon emissions by 40% by 2030. We hear analysis on the bill's significance from a former UN Special Representative on Sustainability. Also on the programme: the newborns fighting for survival in Afghanistan; and the tourists left stranded in China's Hainan island after authorities announce...


Hopes for ceasefire in Gaza after talks

There are hopes a ceasefire will hold between Israel and Palestinian militants, after three days of violence left at least 43 people dead. The latest violence is the most serious flare-up between Israel and Gaza since an 11-day conflict in May 2021. Also in the programme: A London museum has agreed to return to Nigeria artefacts that were looted in the nineteenth century from the Kingdom of Benin; and the race is on to rescue a malnourished beluga whale which has swum into France's River...


Reported talks underway for Israel-Palestine ceasefire

Talks are reported to be underway to achieve a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants on the latest conflict which has killed at least thirty-one Palestinians since Friday. Israeli media say Egypt is mediating the talks. Also in the programme: Donald Trump speaks at conservative conference; and Colombia’s first ever left-wing President. (Photo: An Iron Dome anti-missile system fires an interceptor missile as a rocket is launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel. CREDIT:...