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Interviews, news and analysis of the day's global events.

Interviews, news and analysis of the day's global events.
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Interviews, news and analysis of the day's global events.

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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

Cyril Ramaphosa Becomes South African President

2/15/2018
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The newly elected president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, has told parliamentarians that fighting corruption will be one of his main priorities. Mr Ramaphosa took over the presidency after his predecessor Jacob Zuma stepped down amid corruption allegations. Also in the programme: Police in Florida charge suspect in America's second deadliest school attack with murder; and is curling cool or confusing? We speak to the coach of US men's curling team at the Winter Olympics. (Image: Cyril...

Duration:00:48:51

South Africa's Jacob Zuma Resigns

2/14/2018
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President Zuma has resigned ahead of a vote of confidence that was due on Thursday. In a televised address, he said no lives should be lost in his name. Also in the programme; Morgan Tsvangirai, the former leader of Zimbabe's main opposition party, has died and; negotiations to restoring a power-sharing government in Northern Ireland collapse. Image: President of South Africa Jacob Zuma resigns during an address to the nation at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on February 14, 2018. Credit:...

Duration:00:46:31

South Africa: Zuma Defies Calls To Quit

2/14/2018
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President Zuma of South Africa has criticised efforts to remove him from office as very unfair; the governing ANC says he'll be voted out tomorrow if he doesn't quit today. Also on the programme: The Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has insisted his government is stable, despite a police recommendation that he be charged with corruption. And remembering Lama Geshe, a Buddhist monk whose blessing was considered essential for climbers ascending Mount Everest has died in Nepal at the...

Duration:00:45:13

Oxfam International on scandal of staff behaviour in Haiti

2/13/2018
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We hear from Oxfam International's executive director, and ask whether such abuse is endemic in overseas aid work. Also in the programme: How should the reconstruction of war-torn Iraq be funded? And a plot to steal spinal fluid from young Pakistani women. Image: Locals stand atop the ruins of the Palace of Justice in Port-au-Prince following the devastating earthquake that rocked Haiti on 12 January 2010. Credit: JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images

Duration:00:45:14

ANC Says Zuma Must Fall

2/13/2018
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South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) has formally asked President Jacob Zuma to resign "for the sake of the country". The party's National Executive Committee decided the removal should be "treated with urgency" and that they expect President Zuma to respond to their decision on Wednesday, although they had given him no deadline. Also in the programme; the trial of a Palestinian teenager who slapped an Israeli soldier and lunged at another has begun in an Israeli military...

Duration:00:46:50

ANC Deliberates South African Leader’s Fate

2/12/2018
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In South Africa dozens of senior officials of the governing ANC have been meeting for several hours to try to reach a consensus on President Jacob Zuma's future. Also in the programme: at least 20,000 Congolese have fled following violence, and is the Israeli Prime Minister considering a major change of policy on settlements? Picture: Jacob Zuma. Credit: Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images.

Duration:00:48:47

Oxfam In Government Crisis Talks Over Abuse Scandal

2/12/2018
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The Government has threatened to cut aid funding to charities that fall short on safeguarding and do not cooperate with authorities investigating alleged sexual abuse. Concerns over exploitation by aid workers were sparked after it emerged Oxfam workers who were accused of hiring prostitutes in earthquake-torn Haiti had been able to go on and work for other aid agencies. Also in the programme; An upsurge in fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo has provoked the migration and exodus of...

Duration:00:49:03

Russia Plane Crash Kills 71

2/11/2018
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The Saratov Airlines passenger plane crashed minutes after taking off from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport. All 65 passengers and 6 crew on board the plane were killed. Investigators say they are considering three possible causes for the crash: human error, weather conditions and technical failure. Also in the programme: Canadian-Iranian wildlife expert dies in custody; and Colombia’s Democratic Party responds to allegations they instigated violence against FARC political candidates. Picture:A...

Duration:00:50:06

UK Government Threatens Cuts to Oxfam Funding Following Allegations of Sexual Misconduct by Aid Workers

2/11/2018
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Also on the programme: The latest on the Russian passenger plane that crashed after taking off from Moscow's Domodedovo airport and one of Pakistan's best-known human rights lawyers and activists Asma Jahangir has died after suffering a cardiac arrest. (Photo: Decimated street in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake Credit:Getty Images)

Duration:00:49:05

Israel Defends Attack on Iranian Targets

2/10/2018
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An Israeli army spokesman says airstrikes against targets in Syria were vital to protect national security. Also in the programme an interview with a former Colombian guerrilla fighter who's now running for election. And a look at the human immune system. PICTURE: The remains of a missile that crashed earlier in Alonei Abba, east of Haifa, in northern Israel. CREDIT: JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images

Duration:00:48:49

Israeli Airstrikes Hit Targets In Syria

2/10/2018
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Israel has carried out large-scale airstrikes against targets in Syria. The Israeli Defence Force says it attacked air defence systems and sites linked to Iran. Earlier an Israeli fighter jet was brought down by Syrian anti-aircraft fire after a strike on what the Israelis say was an Iranian drone-launch site. Also in the programme: South Korea's diplomatic balancing act between North Korea and the United States; and the Malian singer campaigning against polygamy and child marriage. Picture:...

Duration:00:50:04

North Korea Military Parade on Eve of Olympics

2/8/2018
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North Korea has held a military parade attended by leader Kim Jong-un, a day before the opening of the Winter Olympics in the South. The event is usually held in April and moving it has been seen as a setback to the warming of ties on the peninsular over the Olympics. Also in the programme; Islamic State group uses images of female fighters for the first time in its propaganda; and the chairman of the African Union dismisses - as lies - allegations that China spied on the organisation and...

Duration:00:45:11

Somaliland Issues Religious Edict Against Female Genital Mutilation

2/7/2018
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Somaliland has issued a fatwa, or religious edict, condemning FGM paving the way for legislation outlawing it. The practice, which involves the partial or total removal of the female genitalia, is almost universal in the self-declared republic of Somaliland, a breakaway region of Somalia. Also in the programme; more than forty thousand refugees have fled to Nigeria from southern Cameroon following a military crackdown against separatists; and new DNA research reveals the first modern Briton...

Duration:00:48:26

Merkel Clinches Germany Coalition Deal

2/7/2018
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A deal has been reached on the formation of a new grand coalition government, between Angela Merkel's centre-right CDU and the centre-left SPD. The agreement was struck in "extra time" of the coalition talks after extensive wrangling following inconclusive elections in September. Also in the programme; the governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed to guarantee the return of the nearly three quarters of a million Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar's Rakhine State last year; and the...

Duration:00:48:32

Britain Marks Centenary of Some Women Getting Vote

2/6/2018
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The Representation of the People Act of 1918 gave some 8 million British women the right to vote. But has giving women the vote really hastened moves towards gender equality around the world? Also in the programme: What does the current stock market volatility tell us about the health of the global economy?; and Taiwanese rescue workers search for earthquake survivors. Picture: Women outside the British parliament mark the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote. Credit:...

Duration:00:47:33

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