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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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Italians Demand Answers

8/18/2018
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Genoa's tragedy puts Italy's infrastructure under scrutiny, is Turkey drifting away from the West? Aretha Franklin's musical legacy, and why a new genome map of wheat is good news. (Picture: The collapsed Morandi bridge Credit:EPA)

Duration:00:23:33

The Fallout of US Sanctions on Iran

8/11/2018
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Hear if revived sanctions over Iran's nuclear ambitions are likely to work, and what Iranians feel now. Britain rows about the burka, Bangladesh cracks down on a new form of street protest and will Saudi Arabia and Canada ever make up? (Picture: President Rouhani Credit: EPA)

Duration:00:23:50

Zimbabwe's contested election

8/4/2018
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Emmerson Mnangagwa returns to power after the presidential vote, but there are widespread protests as the opposition alleges vote rigging. Also in this edition: a tweet too far by President Trump? Fresh controversy over Robert Mueller's investigation. Plus why four million people aren't Indian anymore; Brazil and Argentina debate abortion; and could a virus make you fat? (Picture: Supporters of the MDC party protest in the streets of Harare. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Duration:00:23:49

Pakistan's new captain

7/28/2018
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Imran Khan's party wins most seats in general election. Did the army help? And will it want to control him now? Also in this edition: Israel shoots down a Syrian jet fighter - but it's Iran that's really in its sights; Cuba's new constitution allows for private property - and seems to drive out the old guard; President Buhari of Nigeria is hit by a mass defection; and why it's too darn hot. (Picture: Man in Pakistan walks past election poster for Imran Khan. Credit: AFP/Getty)

Duration:00:26:12

Gladhanding in Helsinki

7/21/2018
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President Trump was told meeting his Russian counterpart was a gamble. Did it pay off? We hear from our correspondents in Washington and Moscow. Plus: is the West in decline; the meaning of the huge trade deal between the EU and Japan; and why India's Supreme Court is intervening to stop lynching. (Picture: Presidents Trump and Putin shake hands in Helsinki. Credit: AFP/Getty)

Duration:00:24:14

Trump points the way to NATO

7/14/2018
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The US president told other NATO states to pay more - then joined the Brexit debate. It's left the political establishments in Brussels and London feeling very shaken. Also in this programme/podcast: government troops in Syria re-take the cradle of the revolution; Nigeria replaces India as the country with the most people living in extreme poverty; and the miracle in Thailand that might do the government some good too. (Picture: President Trump at the NATO summit in Brussels. Credit: EPA)

Duration:00:23:55