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Winter Olympics: Will Sports Diplomacy Last?

2/25/2018
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Members of a high-level North Korean delegation visiting South Korea for the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics said North Korea was open to talks with the United States, the South's presidential office said. Also on the programme: The Syrian government continues to bombard Eastern Ghouta despite a UN Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire without delay; and Beloved Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor dies age 54. Picture: Ivanka Trump, South Korean President Moon...

Duration:00:48:01

UN Approves 30-Day Ceasefire In Syria

2/24/2018
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The United Nations Security Council has unanimously passed a resolution calling for a thirty-day humanitarian ceasefire across Syria. The resolution follows a week of intense bombardment of the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta in the suburbs of Damascus. Also on the programme: UN peacekeepers from Ghana are withdrawn from South Sudan after allegations of sexual misconduct, and a warning to Chinese users of the internet. Picture: The UN Security Council. Credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty...

Duration:00:48:29

Russian ban to be lifted before Winter Olympics closing ceremony?

2/24/2018
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A second Russian athlete is excluded from the Winter Olympics. Russian bobsleigh pilot Nadezhda Sergeeva has been banned for doping as Olympic chiefs meet to discuss lifting sanctions on her country. Also on the programme: an exclusive interview with the man who exposed the Russian Olympic doping scandal and now lives in fear of his life; and an interview with Shane Hanrahan, the winner of the inaugural Mulletfest competition - a celebration of a much-maligned hairstyle. Picture: Nadezhda...

Duration:00:48:49

UN Votes on Syria Ceasefire Deal

2/23/2018
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The United Nations are due to vote on a new ceasefire deal in Syria among further reports of deaths in the region of Eastern Ghouta, a rebel-held enclave that lies on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. Also in the programme: How powerful is America’s National Rifle Association?; and Venezuela’s failing health care system. (Image: The remains of a rocket in the rebel-held town of Douma in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of Damascus on 23rd February 2018. Credit: Hamza...

Duration:00:48:32

Syria War: Ghouta Pounded as UN Tussles over Ceasefire

2/23/2018
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The United Nations Security Council is meeting on Friday to re-examine a draft resolution calling for a humanitarian ceasefire in Syria, as the government offensive on rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta continues for a sixth day. Also on the programme: more missing school girls in Nigeria; and the medical impact of Venezuela's economic crisis. Picture: A Syrian man in the besieged Eastern Ghouta. Credit: Getty Images/AFP

Duration:00:48:34

Call to Arm “Adept” US Schoolteachers

2/22/2018
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President Trump says he is considering proposals to allow “gun adept teachers” to carry arms at work as a way of preventing further school shootings. 17 people were killed by an armed man last week at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Also in the programme: The UN claims that the hundreds of thousands people in the besieged Syrian region of Eastern Ghouta are trapped in a “hell on earth”; and was Neanderthal man also a renaissance man? A look at new research which claims our prehistoric...

Duration:00:48:25

UN Pleads For Truce In Syria

2/22/2018
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The UN Security Council is expected to vote later today on a resolution, which calls for a thirty-day ceasefire in Syria. We hear from Iran's deputy foreign minister, Abbas Araghchi, who says he is concerned at the human cost of the Syrian government's offensive on Eastern Ghouta. UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, has described the rebel enclave as a "hell on earth". Also on the programme: A rare report from Venezuela about food shortages, hyperinflation and many parents' daily...

Duration:00:47:32

High School Shooting Survivors Push for Gun Reform

2/21/2018
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Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are leading a rally in Florida's state capital to demand a ban on assault weapons. It is the first organised protest of a youth-led anti-gun movement that has swept the US since the attack on the school a week ago that left 17 people dead. Also in the programme: Are right-wing parties poised to win Italy's upcoming general election? And the therapeutic value of virtual reality. (Image: Tyra Hemans, a senior from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High...

Duration:00:48:30

Civilians Caught in Crossfire in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

2/21/2018
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Syrians trapped in the besieged rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta have been speaking of their desperation, on the fourth day of an intense government bombardment. We hear from a resident, as well as a Russian perspective. Also on the programme: Using virtual reality to tell the story of a furious dispute over the Nile's precious water; also - Italians go to the polls at the end of next week to vote for a new government; we hear from Milan. (Picture: The aftermath of a reported government air...

Duration:00:48:13

Pro-Syrian Government Forces Enter Kurdish Stronghold

2/20/2018
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Fighters loyal to the Assad government have entered the Kurdish stronghold of Afrin in northern Syria, stoking fears of an escalation of fighting along the border with Turkey. As they arrived, they were met by Turkish artillery fire. Also in the programme: The Nigerian army's hunt for Boko Haram's elusive leader; and what a pair of boxing gloves tells us about ancient Romans' fascination with combat sport. (Image: Pro-Syrian government fighters flashing the victory gesture upon arriving in...

Duration:00:47:54

Fresh Strikes on Syria Enclave Kill Dozens

2/20/2018
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At least 50 civilians have reportedly been killed in fresh Syrian government attacks on the besieged rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region outside Damascus. A monitoring group said 127 civilians were killed on Monday in the deadliest day for three years in the enclave, where some 393,000 people are trapped. We hear from inside the enclave as well as from a government MP. Also in the programme; Venezuela launches a crypto-currency today in an effort to find a way out of the dire economic straits...

Duration:00:48:42

Turkey Warns Syria Over Afrin

2/19/2018
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Syria says it will send pro-government forces to the region of Afrin, where Kurds are facing a Turkish offensive. In response, the Turkish deputy prime minister said it would be a disaster if Syrian government forces were to enter the border region. Also in the programme: How will UN’s Palestinian refugee agency make up for loss in funding from the US? And former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi returns to the political scene - but this time he’s not allowed to vote. Picture:...

Duration:00:42:54

Russian Curler In Anti-Doping Test

2/19/2018
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Alexander Krushelnitsky, a Russian medal-winner at the Winter Olympics has returned a positive test result for meldonium - but can it really be called a "performance enhancing drug"? Also on the programme: the justice being meted out to those women who married Islamic State militants in Iraq; and Silvio Berlusconi is back on the campaign trail in Italy ahead of upcoming elections there. (Picture: Alexander Krushelnitsky alongside wife Anastasia Bryzgalova. Credit: Getty)

Duration:00:48:59

Israel's Netanyahu Warns Iran

2/18/2018
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched a stinging verbal attack on Iran, telling a Munich Security Conference Iran is the "greatest threat to our world". Also in the programme: The latest from Afrin and we hear from a former Russian "troll". (Picture: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech at the Munich Security Conference. Credit: THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP/Getty Images)

Duration:00:48:36

Benjamin Netanyahu: Iran is "greatest threat"

2/18/2018
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Israel's prime minister launches a stinging attack on Iran, telling a security conference in Munich the country is the "greatest threat to our world". Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would "not allow Iran's regime to put a noose of terror around our neck". Also in the programme: a large fire at the most important shrine in Tibetan Buddhism; and is Iceland about to be the first country to ban male circumcision? Picture: Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Credit: Thomas...

Duration:00:48:32

US Shooting Survivors in Gun Law Protest

2/17/2018
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Survivors of a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida have joined protesters demanding tougher gun laws. Also in the programme: Poland's controversial WW2 death camps law and the secrets of a famous Picasso painting. (Picture: People protesting after a school shooting in Florida. Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Duration:00:49:18

Russia dismisses allegations of US election meddling

2/17/2018
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As Russian foreign minister calls allegations 'blather', we ask what they might mean for Russia. Also in the programme: child murderer sentenced to death in Pakistan; and Kosovo, ten years after independence. Image: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov delivers a speech at 2018 Munich Security Conference. Credit: Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images

Duration:00:48:45

US Charges Issued In Russian Election Meddling Probe

2/16/2018
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The US special counsel investigating alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election has charged three organisations and thirteen Russian nationals with wire fraud, election fraud and campaign finance violations. Also in the programme: South African President Cyril Ramaphosa lays out his vision for revitalising his country's economy; and could Facebook have reached its peak? (Picture: Russian dolls depicting President Trump and members of his family. Credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:48:57

Deir Ezzor: Life After The Siege

2/16/2018
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The United Nations World Food Programme has had access to Deir Ezzor for the first time since Islamic State militants surrounded the eastern Syrian city in 2014. The siege was lifted last year, but one of the aid workers on a rare visit tells Newshour that most of the city remains uninhabitable. Also in the programme: An interview with the White House Cybersecurity chief; and is there hope for Borneo's Orangutans despite their numbers plummeting? (Image: Men ride a bicycle in the eastern...

Duration:00:48:56

Who Is South Africa's New President?

2/15/2018
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Cyril Ramaphosa has taken over as president of South Africa, after Jacob Zuma resigned. Mr Ramaphosa says fighting corruption will be one of his highest priorities - but can he deliver? Also in the programme: the authorities in Florida release more details about the deadly school shooting in Florida; and how a trans-gender woman has been able to breastfeed her baby. Photo: South African president Cyril Ramaphosa. Credit: Getty Images.

Duration:00:49:01

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