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Gunman kills 38 in attack on Thai nursery school

10/6/2022
A former policeman kills 38 after walking into a nursery in northern Thailand armed with a gun and a knife, when many of the children were having an afternoon nap. The assailant also killed his wife and son before turning the gun on himself. Also in the programme: a report by the United Nations says that - in just twelve months - the Afghan economy has shrunk by about a quarter, wiping out ten years of economic growth. It says that 19 out of every 20 Afghans now live below the poverty line...

Children killed in Thailand nursery attack

10/6/2022
An ex-policeman has killed at least 38 people, most of them children, in a gun and knife attack at a nursery daycare centre in north-east Thailand. Police say he then killed himself and his family after a manhunt following the attack in Nong Bua Lamphu province. What does this incident tell us about gun laws and the security situation in Thailand? Also in the programme: A new report from the UN assesses the economic damage done to Afghanistan since the Taliban took over; and the discovery of...

Aid agencies warn hundreds of thousands in Somalia face starvation

10/5/2022
Aid agencies have warned that hundreds of thousands of people in Somalia face starvation unless aid deliveries are urgently stepped up. The worst drought in decades has driven many people from their homes. Petroc Wilton of the UN's World Food Programme in Somalia tells Newshour there's no time to waste. Also in the programme: anti-government protests in Iran; and the chess cheat investigation. (Picture: Internally displaced Somali woman Habiba Bile and her children stand near the carcasses...

05/10/2022 13:06 GMT

10/5/2022
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.

Evidence of hasty Russian retreat from Lyman

10/4/2022
The BBC has seen evidence of the speed at which Russian forces fled the Ukrainian city of Lyman, with soldiers bodies lying in the street and an entire convoy of burned out vehicles. Also in the programme: Elon Musk once again offers to buy Twitter; and Antarctica's new postmistress. (Photo: A paper box with the symbol Z, used as a symbol of Russian forces, lays on the ground in the recently recaptured city of Lyman, Ukraine, 04 October 2022. Credit: Yevgen...

Duration:00:49:10

Ukraine makes breakthrough in annexed regions

10/4/2022
Ukrainian armed forces have made territorial gains in regions illegally annexed by Russia, in the south and the east of the country. Also in the programme: North Korea has fired a suspected missile over Japan and we hear from one of the winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Physics. (Picture: Ukrainian armoured units are advancing against the Russians in several areas. Credit: AFP)

Duration:00:49:09

Brazil braces for more weeks of campaigning

10/3/2022
Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro and his leftist rival Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Monday buckled up for four more weeks of intense campaigning, as the president's unexpectedly strong showing sets up a tight runoff vote on October 30th. Also in the programme: protests in Iran continue; and is France doing all it can to support Ukraine? (Picture: A man walks past presidential campaign materials depicting Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and and President Jair Bolsonaro in Brasilia....

Duration:00:49:08

Brazil election : Lula and Bolsonaro face run off vote

10/3/2022
Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro will face former leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in a run-off vote. With almost all the votes counted, Lula had won 48% against Bolsonaro's 43% , a much closer result than opinion polls had suggested. Former finance minister under Lula, Guido Mantego reacts to the result. Also on the programme, we hear from Iran where protests are into their second week following the death of Mahsa Amini and we speak to Swedish geneticist Svanta Paabo shortly...

Duration:00:47:49

Coup leader parades through capital of Burkina Faso

10/2/2022
The leader of Friday's coup in the West African nation of Burkina Faso, Captain Ibrahim Traore, joined a parade after the former military leader, Lt. Colonel Paul Henri Damiba, agreed to step down. We hear the latest from the capital Ougadougou and look at the background to the recent political upheaval with expert Andrew Lebovich of the Clingendeal Institute in the Netherlands. Also in the programme: a former Iranian political prisoner runs the London marathon; and the UK prime minister,...

Duration:00:46:36

Indonesia football disaster

10/2/2022
An investigation is underway in Indonesia after one of the world's deadliest football stadium disasters in which at least 125 people were killed. We hear from witnesses who were in the stadium, we get a response from Indonesia's football association, and we have a update on the latest news from our BBC correspondent. Also on the programme; voting is underway for the Brazilian presidential election, and the stolen remains of more than 60 indigenous people are returned to New Zealand from...

Duration:00:46:36

Russian troops forced out of eastern town of Lyman

10/1/2022
Russia has withdrawn its troops from the strategic Ukrainian town of Lyman, in a move seen as a significant setback for its campaign in the east. The retreat came amid fears thousands of soldiers would be encircled in the town, Russia's defence ministry said. Also in the programme: Burkina Faso's self-declared leader says the man he ousted a day ago in a coup is plotting a counter-attack; and Denmark and Greenland launch an investigation into pregnancy prevention practices carried out in the...

Duration:00:46:40

Ukraine forces ‘completely surround’ Russian-held town

10/1/2022
The Ukrainian military says it has encircled Russian forces in the strategic eastern town of Lyman, in the Donetsk region. Video posted by President Zelensky's chief of staff showed soldiers waving a Ukrainian flag near a welcome sign on the town's outskirts. Also in the programme: We have a report from Tunisia where the cost of living is soaring; and after 2 years of political chaos - what's next for Bulgaria ahead of fresh elections? (Photo: Video posted by President Zelensky's chief of...

Duration:00:48:04

Title: Russia formally claims parts of eastern Ukraine

9/30/2022
President Putin lays formal claim to parts of eastern Ukraine. We hear from a Putin supporter and the Ukrainian MP for Odessa who vows to liberate the newly annexed territories. Also in the programme: Why Jair Bolsonaro is the underdog in Brazil's presidential election; and why might Denmark wear black at the World Cup in Qatar. (Photo: President Putin and appointed officials of the four annexed Ukrainian territories. Credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:51:07

Putin announces annexation of parts of Ukraine

9/30/2022
President Putin has announced at the Kremlin that occupied parts of four regions of Ukraine - Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia - are now parts of Russia. Ukraine, its allies, and the United Nations Secretary General have all denounced the claim as an escalation and illegal under international law. We hear from a Russian MP and a Ukrainian MP, and from an unhappy resident of occupied Kherson. And we report from Zaporizhzhia, where at least 25 people were killed after a humanitarian...

Duration:00:01:31

President Biden says Hurricane Ian could be Florida’s deadliest storm

9/29/2022
President Biden says Hurricane Ian could be Florida’s deadliest storm as a massive rescue effort is underway. Plus a special BBC investigation into the deadly impact of gas flares on the communities living close to Iraq's oil fields; and a veteran Russian opposition figure tells us why Russia's plans to annex more of Ukraine make a nuclear strike even more likely. (Photo: A man helps a woman next to a damaged boat in Fort Myers. Credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:50:16

Russia set to formally annex four regions of Ukraine

9/29/2022
Moscow says President Putin will complete the annexation of four Ukrainian territories on Friday, following referendums deemed a sham by most of the rest of the world. Also on the program, there are reports of fatalities in Florida following Hurricane Ian’s landfall Wednesday night, and the rapper Coolio has died. (Photo: Members of an electoral commission count ballots at a polling station in Donetsk. Reuters/Alexander Ermochenko)

Duration:00:49:10

'Catastrophic' damage in Florida as hurricane makes landfall

9/28/2022
The US National Hurricane Center says a powerful storm is causing what could become the worst storm surge on record, with widespread flooding and catastrophic wind damage along the Gulf coast of Florida. We hear from one evacuee. Also today: As Russia announces overwhelming support for annexation in four areas of Ukraine, we'll speak to a resident of one of them; and the Bank of England intervenes to try to tackle what it calls 'significant volatility' after last week's mini-budget....

Duration:00:50:06

Denmark says Nord Steam gas leaks 'carefully planned'

9/28/2022
The European Union and NATO have stressed the need to protect critical infrastructure from sabotage, after gas leaks were found in two major Russian pipelines under the Baltic sea. Denmark has said the ruptures in Nord Stream 1 and 2 were caused by carefully planned and powerful explosions. Also in the programme: Guinea's former leader Moussa Dadis Camara is going on trial over a stadium massacre thirteen years ago; and Britain's central bank is to start buying government bonds to try to...

Duration:00:49:06

Leaving home to avoid war

9/27/2022
Tens of thousands of Russians have left the country following President Putin's announcement of a military mobilisation. One student from Siberia who has fled to Uzbekistan tells us "it's a bit immoral to stay in Russia if you have the opportunity to go". Also in the programme: 200 years ago today a French linguist became the first person to translate the Egyptian hieroglyphics on the Rosetta Stone; and we meet the Congolese engineering team hoping to make history by launching a DIY rocket...

Duration:00:49:10

Discredited polls come to an end in Russian-held Ukraine

9/27/2022
Nearly four million people from the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, and the southern regions of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia, were asked to attend polling stations and vote in so-called referendums on joining Russia. A former Ukrainian prime minister tells Newshour the referendums are null and void. Also in the programme: Mystery leaks in the Nord Stream gas pipelines spark warnings in Europe; and we take a look at how Iran’s crackdown on protests at the death of a young woman is also...

Duration:00:49:12