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Xi Jinping Outlines China's Ambitions

10/18/2017
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President Xi Jinping has signalled that China plans to play a greater role in global affairs at this year's Communist Party Congress. Also in the programme: More on the death of a journalist in Malta and what next for Kurds in Iraq in Syria? (Photo: Chinese President Xi Jinping. Credit: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Duration: 00:47:22


Raqqa after the defeat of so-called Islamic State

10/17/2017
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What does the recapture of the former IS stronghold of Raqqa mean for the wider Syrian conflict? We hear from the last American ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford. Also in the programme: the role of drugs companies in America's opioid crisis; and China' s growing investment in Greece. (Photo: Syrian Democratic Forces fighters celebrate victory in Raqqa. Credit: Reuters/Erik De Castro)

Duration: 00:48:34


Raqqa : IS 'Capital' Falls

10/17/2017
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The so-called Islamic State's self-styled capital, the city of Raqqa, on the northeast bank of the Euphrates river in Syria, has fallen to Kurdish-led forces backed by the United States. We hear the latest. Also on the programme, how did the Iraqi forces take control of the Kurdish stronghold Kirkuk. And we hear about women-only buses in Turkey. (Photo: Rojda Felat, a Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) commander, waves her group's flag at the iconic Al-Naim square in Raqa on October 17, 2017....

Duration: 00:46:10


Iraqi Forces Enter Central Kirkuk

10/16/2017
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Iraqi forces take over key buildings in Kirkuk three weeks after an independence referendum. Also on the programme: the fate of the American soldier who wandered away from his unit, was captured by the Taleban, and later swapped for foreign fighters by President Obama, pleads guilty to desertion; and the investigative journalist on the island of Malta, killed when her car blew up earlier today. (Photo: Iraqi children step on a Kurdish flag as forces advance towards the centre of Kirkuk....

Duration: 00:49:55


Iraqi Army in Major Kirkuk Offensive

10/16/2017
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(Image: Iraqi forces flash the sign for victory as they advance in the southern outskirts of Kirkuk. Credit: Afp/Ahmad al-Rubaye)

Duration: 00:48:51


Austria Election Results

10/15/2017
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Austria's conservative People's Party, led by 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, is set to win the country's general election. Also in the programme: At least 230 dead in Mogadishu - the worst terror attack in Somalia in a decade; and learn the language of the Faroe Islands. (Photo: Leader of Austria's centre-right People's Party Sebastian Kurz. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Duration: 00:48:28


Western-Backed Forces Begin Raqqa Final Assault

10/15/2017
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Raqqa has been the de-facto capital of the state that so-called I-S tried to create, and the loss of the city will be a huge symbolic blow to the militants. Also in the programme: Why Germany is suffering a shortages of monks and a report from Austria on today's election there. (Picture: Kurdish and Arab fighters Credit: Reuters)

Duration: 00:46:44


Kurds 'Given Deadline' in Kirkuk by Iraqi Government

10/14/2017
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Kurdish Pershmerga fighters in northern Iraq say the government in Baghdad has demanded they withdraw from key locations in the disputed city of Kirkuk within hours. Also in the programme; we tell the story of the Canadian family released after five years of brutal captivity in Afghanistan, and veteran Hollywood star Tippi Hedren has a message to today's victims of sexual harassment. (Photo: Iraqi forces sit on a river bank across from Kurdish Peshmerga positions on the southern outskirts of...

Duration: 00:48:20


Iraqi and Kurdish Forces Clash in Kirkuk

10/14/2017
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Key allies in the fight against Islamic state engage in an armed standoff in Iraq. A Kurdish official in the UK says Kurds are prepared to defend themselves. Also in the programme: Austria's Freedom Party prepares for election and Dolly Parton (Photo: A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter is seen in the Southwest of Kirkuk, Iraq October 13, 2017. Credit REUTERS/Ako Rasheed)

Duration: 00:48:24


Trump Decertifies Iran Nuclear Deal

10/13/2017
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The US President says he is no longer prepared to sign a document saying Iran is complying with the nuclear deal it struck with the world's big powers. Donald Trump says Iran is not abiding with the spirit of the agreement. Also in the programme: Kenyan opposition candidate Raila Odinga explains why he is boycotting a re-run of the country's presidential elections; and why Russian schoolchildren do not learn about their revolutionary history. (Photo: President Trump announces he is...

Duration: 00:49:53


Odinga: No Point Standing in 'Flawed' Election

10/13/2017
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Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga explains his decision to withdraw from a re-run of his country's August 2017 general election, which is scheduled for October 26th. Also in the programme: former US Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman on concerns the Trump administration may undermine the Iran nuclear deal; and the BBC's James Coomarasamy asks Russian schoolchildren whether they know who Vladimir Lenin is (the answer may surprise you). (Picture: Opposition supporters protesting....

Duration: 00:47:20


Reconciliation Between Palestinian Rivals

10/12/2017
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The words "major breakthrough" and "Palestinians" don't often appear in the same sentence, these days. But a "major breakthrough" is exactly how the two main Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas, described their reconciliation deal, hammered out today in Cairo. We speak to a former Palestinian Minister. Also on the programme... The US has announced it's pulling out of the UN's cultural organisation Unesco, because of what it calls "continuing anti-Israel bias" at the agency. We speak to...

Duration: 00:48:31


Hamas and Fatah reach Gaza deal

10/12/2017
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The rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have reached a deal over governing the Gaza strip after a decade-long rift. Also in the programme, the former EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton warns the US against imposing new conditions on the Iran nuclear deal. And new legislation in the Australian state of New South Wales aims to preserve and revive indigenous languages. (Photo: The Palestinian flag. Credit: AFP)

Duration: 00:48:56


Top UN Official in Myanmar Recalled

10/11/2017
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The United Nations has announced that its top official in Myanmar is being recalled to headquarters. Renata Lok-Dessallien was at the centre of a BBC investigation two weeks ago that found that she had suppressed internal discussion on the Rohingya issue and tried to stop human rights officials visiting sensitive areas. Also in the programme: Syrian film-maker stabbed in Turkey; EU Youth Orchestra to move its base from London. (Photo: Rohingya men wait in line for UNHCR distribution at the...

Duration: 00:48:26


Harvey Weinstein Allegations Mount up

10/11/2017
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Further allegations of sexual harassment have been levelled at US film producer Harvey Weinstein. We speak to Leslie Lee who worked for him and Jodi Kantor, who broke the story. Also in the programme: More on the crisis in Catalonia and why child obesity is on the rise. (Photo: US film producer Harvey Weinstein. Credit: YANN COATSALIOU/AFP/Getty Images)

Duration: 00:48:43


Catalonia Independence on Pause

10/10/2017
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The Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont says that the people of Catalonia have earned the right to separate from Spain, but that the declaration of independence should be suspended to allow for dialogue. Also in the programme: Opposition leader Odinga withdraws from Kenya election and Iranian poet wins courage award. (Picture: Catalan regional government president Carles Puigdemont gives a speech at the Catalan regional parliament in Barcelona on October 10, 2017. Credit: AFP)

Duration: 00:48:24


Will Catalan President Declare Independence?

10/10/2017
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The Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, will address the region's parliament today, nine days after the disputed referendum on independence. Will he make good his threat to declare independence? Also on the programme: Wildfires sweep through Northern California, and reports of hackers in North Korea who are thought to have intercepted South Korean military files. Image: The President of the Government of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont. Credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images.

Duration: 00:48:54


Fears Over Future of Iran Agreement

10/9/2017
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Countries prepare for the possibility that Trump could decertify the Iran nuclear deal and the US threatens to classify Iran's Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist group. Also in the programme: Nobel prize winner Richard Thaler and Harvey Weinstein sacked. (Picture: Iranian president Hassan Rouhani speech. Credit: EPA)

Duration: 00:48:24


Red Cross 'drastically reduces' presence in Afghanistan

10/9/2017
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The International Committee of the Red Cross says it will significantly reduce its presence in Afghanistan following a series of militant attacks, which have killed seven of its employees this year. The head of the ICRC's delegation in the country explains this 'painful decision' to Newshour. Also in the programme: how economically viable would an independent Catalonia be? And we look ahead to next week's Communist Party Congress in China. (Photo: Vehicles of the International Committee of...

Duration: 00:49:22


Doubts over Catalonia Independence Declaration

10/8/2017
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Reports from Catalonia suggest the regional government there may delay the unilateral declaration of independence from Spain that's been expected since last weekend's referendum. Also on the programme: Closing the loophole which allows some Middle Eastern men to get away with rape; and how do Cubans remember Che Guevera, 50 years after he was captured and killed? (Photo: A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest against Catalonia's independence in Barcelona, Spain. Credit: Getty)

Duration: 00:48:26

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