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What’s been happening around the world and why it matters

What’s been happening around the world and why it matters
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What’s been happening around the world and why it matters

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Trump's dilemma over missing Saudi journalist

10/20/2018
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Donald Trump is facing a foreign policy headache after the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared in Istanbul. Turkish officials say he was murdered after entering the Saudi consulate -- but the Saudis have denied it. (Photo: library picture of Jamal Khashoggi. Credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:23:17

Climate Change Alarm

10/13/2018
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This was the week when scientists issued a final call for urgent action to save the planet from catastrophic climate change; when another Russian spy was unmasked; and a Saudi journalist disappeared, presumed murdered, in Turkey. What happens next? Also, #MeToo hit India, but will anything change? (Picture: Ice melting in the Antarctic)

Duration:00:24:00

Who could win a cyber war?

10/6/2018
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Three Russian cyber attackers are caught in the Netherlands. Who is ahead in the race to win a possible cyber war?

Duration:00:23:08

Kavanaugh Divides America

9/29/2018
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The war of words in the US between the Supreme Court nominee and his accuser; Donald Trump and Iran trade insults; why long-term thinking may save civilisation according to the sages of Silicon Valley; and putting pensioners back to work in China. (Image: Judge Brett Kavanaugh in front of the US Senate Credit: AFP/Getty)

Duration:00:23:29

The 20-year trade war

9/22/2018
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China and the US announced new tariffs on each other: Chinese tech entrepreneur Jack Ma is forecasting big trouble. Also in this edition: Germany's spy chief is kicked upstairs; Algeria purges its top brass; the ship that's opened a new trade route through the ice; and what's at stake with the battle over the US Supreme Court nomination. (Picture: Alibaba founder Jack Ma speaks at a computing conference in Hangzhou, China. Credit: AFP/Getty)

Duration:00:23:57