Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
Hostilities resume between Israel and Hamas
Fighting has resumed in Gaza after the seven-day temporary ceasefire between Israel and Hamas ended. We ask a member of Hamas politburo about the reasons for the end of the temporary ceasefire and about the remaining hostages. Also in the programme: world leaders agree to tackle the huge carbon footprint of food and agriculture; and how penguins have perfected the “power nap”. (Photo: Israeli soldiers ride in an armoured personnel carrier (APC), after a temporary truce between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas expired. Credit: Reuters.)
01/12/2023 • 48 minutes 34 seconds
Resumption of war in Gaza 'a mistake' - UN
The UN's Special Rapporteur for the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Francesca Albanese, has told the BBC the war in Gaza's resumption after a humanitarian pause is "a mistake". Ms Albanese has been an outspoken critic of Israeli treatment of Palestinians for years.Both sides in the Israel-Hamas conflict have blamed each other for the resumption of hostilities in Gaza. Deadly fighting restarted immediately after the seven-day truce had expired. We'll hear from our correspondent in the south of Israel, where the resumption of explosions in Gaza is clearly visible and a senior advisor to the Israeli prime minister about why they have resumed hostilities. Also in the programme: We'll hear the latest from Dubai where the second day of the UN's annual climate change conference is taking place and the head of the UN has a stark warning for the hosts, the UAE, one of the biggest oil producers in the world; and our royal correspondent tells us about anger at Buckingham Palac
01/12/2023 • 49 minutes 32 seconds
Climate cash win for poor countries at COP28
The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said the "loss and damage" fund was essential to delivering climate justice to the most vulnerable. The first pledges -- after a three-decade campaign -- amount to a few hundred million dollars. Also in the programme: the legacy of the late US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in Chile; and the lead singer of the Anglo-Irish band The Pogues, Shane MacGowan, has died at the age of 65.(Photo: UAE chief climate negotiator for COP28, Hana al-Hashimi, during the climate change conference 2023, Dubai. Credit: EFE)
30/11/2023 • 48 minutes 57 seconds
Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger dies
Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who played a pivotal and polarising role in US foreign policy during the Cold War, has died at the age of 100.He served as America's top diplomat and national security adviser during the Nixon and Ford administrations. Despite leaving office in the mid-1970s, he continued to be consulted by generations of leaders for decades. We'll hear about his impact on international relations.Also in the programme: The world's most important climate talks have just got underway in the United Arab Emirates; and how the genetic data of half a million people in the UK could help scientists around the world them understand diseases and find new treatments.(Photo shows Henry Kissinger on a visit to China in January 2012. Credit: David Gray/Reuters)
30/11/2023 • 48 minutes 55 seconds
29/11/2023 21:06 GMT
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
29/11/2023 • 49 minutes 31 seconds
Hopes of Gaza truce extension as more hostages and prisoners set to be freed in deal
What it's like to hold your mother, freed after fifty days of being held hostage? We speak to Noam Sagi, reunited with his 75 year old mother Ada last night. We get the latest on the ceasefire and the negotiations from our correspondent in Jerusalem. Also in the programme: a mass trial of pro-democracy activists resumes in Hong Kong. And why Finland is about to close its last border crossing with Russia.(IMAGE: Israeli hostage Ada Sagi in an ambulance after getting out of an Israeli army helicopter at Sheba Medical Center in Tel HaShomer neighbourhood in Ramat Gan, Israel, 28 November 2023. Israel and Hamas agreed to a four-day ceasefire mediated by Qatar, the USA, and Egypt, which came into effect on 24 November and includes a deal for the release of people held by Hamas in the Gaza Strip in exchange for Palestinians detained in Israeli prisons / CREDIT: EPA/ABIR SULTAN)
29/11/2023 • 47 minutes 3 seconds
28/11/2023 21:06 GMT
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
28/11/2023 • 48 minutes 55 seconds
Workers trapped in Indian tunnel being rescued
Forty- one construction workers trapped for seventeen days inside a collapsed road tunnel in northern India are now being rescued; our correspondent is at the site in Uttarakhand. We ask an an earth scientist what lessons should be learned.Also in the programme: the truce between Israel and Hamas enters a fifth day, with more Israeli hostages and Palestinian prisoners due to be released. We hear from the ICRC, at the heart of the handover. Plus the first transatlantic flight fuelled entirely by reprocessed waste, and a spat between the British and Greek prime ministers.(IMAGE: Local villagers watch the site of a tunnel on the Brahmakal Yamunotri National Highway in Uttarkashi, India, 28 November 2023. 41 workers became trapped after an under-construction tunnel collapsed on 12 November 2023 / CREDIT: EPA / Abhyudaya Kotnala)
28/11/2023 • 48 minutes 38 seconds
Two-day truce extension agreed in Gaza
Qatar says Israel and Hamas have agreed to a two-day extension to the current truce. We hear from senior Israeli and Palestinian figures. Also in the programme: UAE’s plans to use its role as the COP28 host to strike oil deals; and historian Serhii Plokhy on whether the West has forgotten about the war in Ukraine. (Picture: Palestinians walk among the rubble, amid the temporary truce between Hamas and Israel, at Khan Younis refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip. Credit: Reuters/Mohammed Salem)
27/11/2023 • 48 minutes 38 seconds
Israel poised for fourth release of hostages
A fourth exchange of Israeli hostages for Palestinian prisoners scheduled for today while efforts continue to secure an extension of the truce. We hear from Likud MK Boaz Bismuth.Also in the programme: New Zealand cancels smoking ban; and Booker prize winning author Paul Lynch.(Picture: Avihai Brodutch hugs his children Oria Brodutch, 4, and Ofri Brodutch, 10, and wife Hagar Brodutch after being reunited with them in Israel on November 26. Credit: REUTERS/3rd Party)
27/11/2023 • 49 minutes 9 seconds
Hamas seeks to extend four-day truce
Hamas has said it's seeking to extend the four day truce with Israel that has seen dozens of hostages released from Gaza in return for Palestinian prisoners. President Biden has also said that his goal is to keep the pause in the fighting in Gaza going beyond Monday, so that all captives can be brought home. We will get the latest from our correspondent in Jerusalem.
Also in the programme: a nationwide curfew is still in place in Sierra Leone after armed men attacked the armoury of a military barracks in the capital Freetown; and the winner of this year's Booker Prize for fiction is set to be announced.
(Picture; Israeli scout hold Israeli flags as they gather outside the Schneider Children's Medical Center waiting for released hostages. Credit: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
26/11/2023 • 48 minutes 27 seconds
Sierra Leone under curfew as prisoners on the loose
Sierra Leone has been placed under a nationwide curfew as armed men broke into a prison, setting inmates free. We are live in the capital Freetown with our correspondent Umaru Fofana and we speak to the Information Minister.
Also in the programme: the latest on the hostages in the Israel Gaza conflict- including the elated mother of a Thai captive, just released; and the women who could be the last shepherdesses of the Pakistani mountains.
(Photo: Hooded armed men in military fatigues stand on a street after unidentified gunmen attacked military barracks and attempted to break into an armoury in Freetown, Sierra Leone November 26, 2023. Reuters/Umaru Fofana)
26/11/2023 • 47 minutes 36 seconds
Hamas transfers another group of hostages to Israel
Another 13 Israeli hostages and several foreign nationals held in Gaza have been handed over by Hamas to the Red Cross. An earlier delay to the release of the hostages was resolved following mediation with Egypt and Qatar. We hear from our correspondent in Jerusalem, and voices on the ground.
Also on the programme, we hear how the civil war in Sudan has been over shadowed by events in the Middle East, and the war in Ukraine; how the El Nino weather pattern is causing this year to be the hottest on record, and a rare book owned by Jane Austen goes to auction.
(Photo: A boy looks at placards as people wait for news of hostages to be released by Hamas. Credit: Reuters/Alexander Ermochenko)
25/11/2023 • 48 minutes 29 seconds
Gaza: Day Two of hostage releases amid temporary ceasefire
Israeli authorities say 14 hostages held by Hamas will be released on Saturday, the second day of a temporary ceasefire between Hamas and Israel. Meanwhile, aid is being allowed into Gaza.137 lorries carrying medical supplies, fuel and food entered from Egypt. We'll hear from the UN's Palestinian agency on what Gazans need most during this temporary reprieve.
Also in the programme: Russian authorities are limiting access to abortions in an attempt to confront the country's longstanding demographic crisis; and the killing of a young woman in Italy has prompted a reckoning about violence against women.
(Picture: Palestinians gather to fill liquid gas cylinders during a temporary truce between Hamas and Israel in the southern Gaza Strip. Picture credit: REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)
25/11/2023 • 48 minutes 32 seconds
Twenty four hostages are released by Hamas
Israel says 24 hostages released by Hamas in Gaza are all in good health and are having medical tests in Israel, before they're reunited with their families. We hear from the brother of a female hostage still to be released.
Also in the programme: the mystery cosmic ray; and Joan Armatrading's new symphony.
(Picture: Hostages who were abducted by Hamas gunmen during the October 7 attack on Israel are handed over by Hamas militants to the International Red Cross. Credit: REUTERS)
24/11/2023 • 48 minutes 23 seconds
First hostages set to be freed by Hamas under Israel truce deal
As part of a temporary ceasefire deal with Israel, 39 Palestinian detainees held in Israeli jails are due to then be released to the West Bank.
Also on the programme: there is shock in Ireland as far-right rioters trash parts of central Dublin; and the former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is granted parole by a South African court.
(Image: People look at an installation which shows the pictures of hostages in Tel Aviv, Israel, on 24 November 2023. Credit: Reuters/Zvulun )
24/11/2023 • 49 minutes 19 seconds
23/11/2023 20:06 GMT
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
23/11/2023 • 48 minutes 24 seconds
Qatar says Gaza truce to begin on Friday
Qatar has announced that the four-day halt to fighting in Gaza agreed by Israel and Hamas will begin on Friday morning. A foreign ministry spokesman in Doha, Majed Al-Ansari, said humanitarian aid would start to be delivered as soon as possible. He said 13 hostages abducted by Hamas would be released later on Friday, along with a number of Palestinians released from detention in Israel.
Also in the programme: Victory for the far-right in Dutch elections; and reports of an outbreak of pneumonia in China.
(Picture: Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip. Credit: Getty Images)
23/11/2023 • 48 minutes 20 seconds
22/11/2023 21:06 GMT
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
22/11/2023 • 48 minutes 25 seconds
Israel and Hamas agree to pause fighting
Israel and Hamas have agreed a deal to release 50 hostages being held in Gaza during a four-day pause in fighting. Hamas says 150 Palestinian women and teenagers will be released from Israeli jails under the deal.
The start of the pause will be announced in the next 24 hours - if successful it will be the first break in fighting since 7 October.
We'll hear from a former senior Qatari diplomat about the role his country played in bringing about the agreement and also from a family member of one of the hostages held in Gaza since the start of the conflict about their feeling on the situation.
Also in the programme: What the return of a fired and re-hired artificial intelligence boss means for the future of the technology; and why South Africa's parliament has voted to close the Israeli embassy and suspend all diplomatic relations with the country.
(Photo shows a man holding an Israeli flag with the date of 7 October 2023 on it during a demonstration to demand the liberation of hostag
22/11/2023 • 48 minutes 27 seconds
Gaza: Hostage deal is close
We hear from the father of a nine year-old girl believed to be held by Hamas and we look at what a deal would mean for the next stage of the war. A senior Palestinian official also outlines his plans to govern Gaza.
Also on the programme: Can elections in the Netherlands launch a new era in politics? And the Dire Straits guitarist Mark Knopfler on auctioning his mighty guitar collection.
(Photo: A person calls for a deal to release people kidnapped by Hamas, near the The Kirya military base in Tel Aviv, Israel, 24 October 2023 Credit: ABIR SULTAN/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
21/11/2023 • 48 minutes 29 seconds
Hamas and Israel 'close to temporary ceasefire'
The leader of Hamas earlier said they were close to reaching a "truce agreement" with Israel, raising hopes of a pause in hostilities that could see hostages freed.
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that they "are making progress" on the release of hostages snatched by Hamas on 7 October and taken to Gaza.
We'll speak to a senior advisor to the Israeli government and hear how Qatar has huge influence negotiating in the Hamas-Israel war.
Also in the programme: A rediscovered BBC interview with the mysterious artist known as Banksy on his art and reaction from the public to it; and we'll hear about the debates at the heart of the OpenAI stand-off.
(Photo shows smoke rising after Israeli air strikes in Gaza on 21 November 2023. Credit: Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters)
21/11/2023 • 49 minutes 8 seconds
Gaza war: Premature babies arrive in Egypt
Thirty-one premature Palestinian babies were evacuated from Gaza City's al-Shifa hospital, which the World Health Organization (WHO) has described as a "death zone". We hear the latest on Gaza from the BBC's Tom Bateman in Jerusalem and from Gil Dickmann, one of the relatives of those Israeli hostages being held in Gaza.
Also on the programme: Open revolt at OpenAI as hundreds threaten to resign after the firing of the tech company's co-founder Sam Altman. And we hear about the strategies that Argentina's new radical right wing president could employ to mend a broken economy.
(Photo: Medics treat premature Palestinian babies evacuated from Gaza at the New Administrative Capital (NAC) in the east of Cairo Credit: Egyptian Health Ministry/via REUTERS)
Argentines have elected far-right outsider Javier Milei, 53, as their new president. The radical newcomer's victory has been described as "a political earthquake".
Mr Milei has promised drastic changes, which include ditching the local currency, the peso, for the US dollar and "blowing up" the central bank in order to prevent it from printing more money, which he argues is driving inflation. We'll analyse the political and economic effects of his win.
Also in the programme: Why there are international calls to curb violence in the occupied West Bank as a result of the the Israel-Hamas war; and we'll hear the extraordinary journey of the "Amazing Grace" hymn.
(Photo shows Argentina's president-elect Javier Milei addressing supporters in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 19 November 2023. Credit: Agustin Marcarian/Reuters)
20/11/2023 • 49 minutes 6 seconds
Premature babies evacuated from Gaza hospital
Thirty-one premature Palestinian babies have been evacuated from Gaza City's al-Shifa hospital. The babies have been taken to an Emirati hospital in the southern town of Rafah, close to the Egyptian border. A spokesperson for the Palestinian Red Crescent Society explains to Newshour how the delicate evacuation was completed.
Also in the programme: polls have closed in Argentina to decide who will lead the country for the next four years; and an outspoken pro-war Russian blogger says he wants to challenge Vladimir Putin in next year's presidential elections.
(Picture: Premature babies evacuated from Al Shifa Hospital receiving treatment in the southern Gaza Strip. Picture credit: Reuters)
19/11/2023 • 48 minutes 25 seconds
WHO says it's helped evacuate 31 premature babies from Gaza hospital
Most of the patients and medical staff have had to leave al-Shifa hospital in Gaza, as the situation there deteriorates. An international team of health and humanitarian workers - led by the World Health Organisation - was able to make a short visit to the hospital, Dr Ahmed Al Mandhari, who's WHO regional director, speaks to Newshour about what they found.
Also in the programme: Queues of trucks have built up on Poland’s border with Ukraine due to a protest by Polish truckers; and we get the latest on the Cricket World Cup final between India and Australia.
Picture: A humanitarian assessment team led by the World Health Organisation (WHO) visits Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza, November 18. Picture credit: WHO/Handout via REUTERS
19/11/2023 • 49 minutes 27 seconds
Strikes hit refugee camp in northern Gaza
Two strikes have hit Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza, killing at least 80 people, according to the Hamas-run Ministry of Health. A UN-school was among the places hit. A spokesperson for the Israeli government tells Newshour they are investigating the incidents.
Also in the programme: US company SpaceX has completed a second “Starship” rocket test flight; and Argentines return to the polls to elect the next President.
(Picture: Aftermath of a strike at the Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza, November 18. Picture credit: Fadi Alwhidi/Anadolu via Getty Images)
18/11/2023 • 49 minutes 13 seconds
Reports of many leaving Gaza’s Al-Shifa Hospital
There are conflicting reports over whether Israel’s Defence Forces ordered an evacuation of Gaza’s largest hospital Al-Shifa. Hundreds of people are said to have been leaving the medical complex on foot holding white flags.
Also on the programme: Our Culture Editor Katie Razzall speaks to Sir Ridley Scott about his new film, Napoleon; and we'll hear about Space X's latest launch its new Starship rocket.
(File Photo: Tents and shelters used by displaced Palestinians stand at the yard of Al-Shifa hospital during the Israeli ground operation.Credit: Reuters).
18/11/2023 • 47 minutes 35 seconds
Gaza's humanitarian crisis deepens
As Israel's operations in Gaza continue, the humanitarian crisis expands to areas in the south of the territory where people were encouraged to escape the fighting in the northern areas such as Gaza City.
We'll be asking an Israeli government spokesman why fuel deliveries to Gaza are being restricted to two trucks a day which aid agencies say is not enough.
Also in the programme: Global economists take aim at Argentina's chainsaw-wielding presidential candidate ahead of elections this weekend; and Africa's premiere diva, Angélique Kidjo, talks to us about her musical career over the last 40 years.
(Photo shows Palestinians queuing as they wait to buy bread from a bakery in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on 17 November 2023. Credit: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters)
17/11/2023 • 48 minutes 26 seconds
The UN warns of starvation in Gaza
The World Food Programme has said Gaza’s population face ‘the immediate possibility’ of starvation. Aid agencies say that supplies being brought in are only able to provide Gazans seven percent of their daily caloric intake.
Israel mounts a raid on the West Bank city of Jenin, surrounding a hospital and killing five Palestinians who it claims were ‘terrorists’.
Also on the programme: An executive at one of the UK’s biggest AI companies quits in protest at his firm using copyrighted material without consent; and practice at the first Las Vegas Grand Prix descends into chaos as a Ferrari hits a loose manhole cover.
(IMAGE: Palestinians queue as they wait to buy bread in southern Gaza, November 17, 2023. CREDIT: REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)
17/11/2023 • 49 minutes 18 seconds
Gaza: Reports of shooting at Al-Shifa hospital
A witness has told the BBC there is "shooting in all directions" at the Al-Shifa hospital. Earlier, a BBC reporter obtains access to the hospital for the first time.
Meanwhile, an Israel Defense Forces spokesperson says Israeli forces have found a tunnel shaft and a vehicle containing weapons in the Al-Shifa hospital.
Also in the programme: Spanish Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez has secured a four-seat majority in the 350-seat chamber, after sealing an amnesty deal for Catalans involved in a failed bid to secede from Spain; and red alerts have been issued for almost 3,000 towns and cities across Brazil, which have been experiencing an unprecedented heatwave.
(Picture: the courtyard of Al Shifa hospital. Picture credit: Ahmed El Mokhallalati/Reuters)
16/11/2023 • 50 minutes 22 seconds
Gaza: Inside Al-Shifa hospital
The Israeli army claims there is a Hamas command post deep underground on the hospital site. We hear about what has been found there.
Also on the programme: the insurgents beating back the military rulers of Myanmar; and the fantastic promise of gene therapy for two disabling blood disorders including sickle cell disease.
(Photo: A man walks within the premises of Al Shifa hospital in Gaza City during Israeli ground operation. Credit: Ahmed El Mokhallalati/via Reuters)
16/11/2023 • 49 minutes 27 seconds
Al Shifa hospital: Israel says arms found inside complex
Israel says its army has found evidence of a Hamas operational command centre in Gaza's biggest hospital. A claim denied by Hamas which rules the Palestinian territory.
Also in the programme: what next for UK Rwanda migrants plan? And EU proposes to ban Russian diamonds.
(Picture: Weapons and equipment which Israel's army says were found at Al Shifa hospital complex in the Gaza Strip. Credit: Israel Defence Forces/Handout via REUTERS)
15/11/2023 • 48 minutes 56 seconds
Israeli forces enter the Al-Shifa complex
Israeli forces have now entered the Al-Shifa complex in the north of the Gaza strip, calling their presence a 'targeted' military operation. They say they are searching for Hamas infrastructure and weapons. Hamas, which is designated a terror group by many Western countries, denies it has any capabilities there.
Also in the programme: A British court rules against UK government plans to deport asylum-seekers to Rwanda; and find out which bird has been crowned 'Bird of the Century.'
(Picture: An Israeli soldier pictured this morning beside boxes labelled "Medical Supplies" at the Al Shifa Hospital. Credit: Reuters)
15/11/2023 • 48 minutes 30 seconds
Gaza: is support for Israel wavering?
The head of Gaza's biggest hospital says nearly one-hundred-and eighty people are being buried in a mass grave there, after it ran out of power. We speak to former state department official Aaron David Miller about how staunch support for Israel is amongst its allies.
Also in the programme: One of Anna Politkovskaya's killers is pardoned; and using AI to predict the weather.
(Picture: Republican Senator of Ohio JD Vance speaks during a news conference held by Republican Senators in support of the immediate passage of an aid package to Israel. Credit: Photo by MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
14/11/2023 • 48 minutes 59 seconds
Mass graves being dug at Gaza hospital
Our correspondent in Gaza, Rushdi Abualouf, brings us the latest from there and as international pressure grows on Israel, Newshour hears from Danny Danon, a member of the Israeli parliament. Also on the programme, the marine reserve created in Dominica to protect sperm whales and the latest from India where rescue workers are trying to free trapped construction workers in the northern part of the country.
( Image: Al Shifa hospital with smoke in the background Credit : Reuters )
14/11/2023 • 49 minutes 26 seconds
Crisis in Gaza hospitals 'dire and getting worse' - WHO
As hospitals in Gaza remain in the line of fire, WHO spokesperson Dr Margaret Harris called the unfolding crisis 'dire and getting worse'. We hear from one of the senior advisors of Israel's Prime Minister, Mark Regev, about Israel's military decision in regards to hospitals.
Also in our programme: the LGBTQ+ community in Poland at a crucial political junction; and old faces join Rishi Sunak's new top team, as the British Prime Minister reshuffles his cabinet after sacking his controversial Interior Minister.
(Photo: Newborns are placed on bed after being taken off incubators in Gaza's Al Shifa after power outage. Credit: image obtained via Reuters).
13/11/2023 • 49 minutes 31 seconds
Gaza's largest hospital is "not functioning"
Clashes have continued at the hospital where the World Health Organization (WHO) says there is "constant gunfire and bombings in the area". There is particular concern that 36 new-born babies requiring intensive care treatment may die. Israel has repeatedly denied accusations its forces have attacked the hospital, but has acknowledged clashes with Hamas fighters in the area.
Also on the programme: fighting continues between Hezbollah and Israel on Lebanon's border and; the book club who have finished reading James Joyce's Finnegans Wake after 28 years.
(Photo: Al Shifa hospital: A satellite image shows Al-Shifa hospital, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in Gaza November 11, 2023. Credit: Maxar Technologies/via Reuters)
13/11/2023 • 48 minutes 29 seconds
Three babies have died in Gaza hospital - surgeon
A doctor at Al-Shifa hospital has told the BBC a third newborn baby has died in their makeshift neonatal care unit.
Dr Marwan Abu Saada, a surgeon currently inside Al-Shifa hospital, said over thirty infants had been transferred to a cardiac surgery room after the neonatal intensive care unit stopped working due to power failures. Dr Abu Saada said the third infant died from enteritis - an inflammation of the gut to which premature babies are particularly susceptible.
Also in the programme: thousands of people have marched in Paris against antisemitism in France, amid the conflict in the Gaza Strip. And the chance of a volcanic eruption in Iceland is rising, posing a threat to a now-evacuated town, experts say.
(Picture: The Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza. Picture credit: Reuters)
12/11/2023 • 49 minutes 17 seconds
Israel says it will help evacuate premature babies
Fighting has continued in Gaza, with numerous Palestinian casualties reported. Israel claims Al-Shifa hospital is above a Hamas command centre and says it will allow the evacuation of premature babies, but doctors from international aid agencies report that people attempting to flee Al-Shifa have been shot at by IDF troops.
Also on the programme: a protest in France against the rise in antisemitic attacks - but why are far-left parties refusing to take part? And a call to rename galaxies named after the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan.
(Image: Israeli military vehicles take position in Gaza, 12 November 2023 Credit: ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES/Handout via REUTERS).
12/11/2023 • 47 minutes 33 seconds
Israel says it will evacuate babies from Gaza hospital
Doctors at Gaza's biggest hospital, Al-Shifa, have warned that patients, including babies, are at risk of dying because of lack of medical treatment. The Israeli military now says it'll evacuate babies to a "safer hospital" on Sunday. It's also denied it's besieging the hospital and says it's left open a corridor for those who want to flee.
We’ll have the latest on the Israel-Gaza conflict including the conclusion of an Arab-Muslim summit in Saudi Arabia, large-scale protests on the streets of London, and fears of an escalation in Lebanon.
Also in the programme: Pope Francis has dismissed a vocal Bishop in the United States; and a state of emergency has been declared in Iceland, after a series of earthquakes led to concerns that a volcanic eruption could be imminent.
(Picture: Palestinians evacuating to the southern Gaza Strip, make their way along Salah al-Din Street. Credit: Haitham Imad/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
11/11/2023 • 48 minutes 17 seconds
Gaza's main hospital under constant fire - surgeon
A surgeon at Gaza's largest hospital, Al-Shifa, has told the BBC the main intensive care unit there has been hit.
Marwan Abu Saada, a surgeon currently inside Al-Shifa hospital, says sounds of shooting and bombardments echo "every second" and that no-one can leave or enter the hospital.
The Israeli military has repeatedly accused Hamas of operating from tunnels underneath the medical facility, which Hamas denies. Israel has previously said it does not fire on hospitals - but has today acknowledged "intense fighting against Hamas in the vicinity of the area in question".
Also in the programme: the rival factions in Sudan's civil war have accused each other of blowing up a bridge over the River Nile; and we'll hear about high-altitude forests that are being restored in the Andes.
(Photo shows patients and internally-displaced people at Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City on November 10, 2023. Credit: Khader Al Zanoun/AFP)
11/11/2023 • 47 minutes 26 seconds
The Gazan hospitals in the line of fire
Several hospitals in the Gaza Strip are now in the line of fire as Israel continues its land incursion.
They are filled with people injured during Israel's air raids and have become a refuge for those fleeing the attacks.
We hear from a doctor in Al-Shifa, Gaza's largest hospital and a military specialist tell us about Israel' military strategy.
Also in the programme: we hear about the EU Parliament's landmark deal to protect nature; and what can be learnt from the 2023 wildfires in Maui?
(Photo: smoke rises as displaced Palestinian seek refuge at Al Shifa hospital. Credit: Reuters/Doaa Rouqa)
10/11/2023 • 48 minutes 23 seconds
Heavy fighting around Gaza’s main hospitals
We hear from doctors as heavy fighting is reported around Gaza’s main hospitals, and from an Israeli military spokesperson. Videos show a missile hitting an area where people were taking shelter in Al Shifa hospital, followed by screams. A BBC correspondent in Gaza says Israeli tanks are now just metres away from the hospital, surrounding it from four sides.
Also on the programme, we hear from the first ever summit dedicated to preserving, glaciers, ice sheets, poles and all of the other the frozen parts of planet Earth. And images of a creature known as "Attenborough's Echidna," thought to have been extinct, have been newly filmed in Indonesia. We hear from one of the expedition members.
(Picture: Israeli tank in Gaza. Credit: Reuters)
10/11/2023 • 46 minutes 54 seconds
Israel will begin daily pauses in Gaza bombardments
The White House has said Israel will begin to implement daily four-hour pauses in its bombardment of northern Gaza.
We hear from our reporter in the south of the Gaza Strip, where Palestinians have been told to go to escape the worst of the fighting. And we learn about the Hamas leader Israel says masterminded the 7th October attacks.
Also in the programme: could the shooting of a Spanish politician be linked to an amnesty for Catalan separatists? And is the Catholic Church softening its stance on the LGBTQ+ community?
(Photo: Palestinians fleeing north Gaza walk towards the south, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in the central Gaza Strip. Credit: Reuters/Mohammed Salem)
09/11/2023 • 48 minutes 25 seconds
Gaza: Escape route from north reopened for six hours
Israel reopens a route for civilians in northern Gaza to move south, for just six hours, as its forces close in on the heart of Gaza City. We hear from our international editor who has spent time with the IDF. And we hear from a group that includes both Jewish and Arab Israelis who are determined to keep the peace on their streets.
Also in the programme: Myanmar's military government faces its most serious challenge from rebels since it seized power nearly three years ago; and why are the indigenous Ogiek people being evicted from their homeland, the biggest forest in Kenya?
(Photo: Palestinians evacuating to the southern Gaza Strip, make their way along Salah al-Din Street in Bureij, 09 November 2023. Credot: Haitham Imad/EPA)
09/11/2023 • 49 minutes 12 seconds
Israeli military claims Hamas has lost control in north of Gaza
Thousands more flee northern Gaza as Israeli forces push on Gaza city. A route south was opened for five hours, but Hamas-run authorities say air strikes continue in all areas. We hear from the International Committee of the Red Cross in Gaza city and also our International Editor Jeremy Bowen who has been travelling with the Israel Defence Forces in Gaza.
Also on the programme: We hear how Taiwan's military is ramping up its training to deter China from attacking; and Ivanka Trump testifies in court as her father fights a civil fraud trial in New York.
(Photo: Israeli soldiers stand amid the rubble, during the ongoing ground invasion against Hamas in northern Gaza Credit: Reuters/Ronen Zvulun)
08/11/2023 • 49 minutes 1 second
Blinken: No re-occupation of Gaza after conflict
The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has been setting out the key elements of what should happen when the conflict in the Middle East ends. So what role will Palestinians play in Gaza?
Also in the programme: we have access to Taiwan’s military facilities as it prepares for a possible invasion by China; and theatres around the UK celebrate 400 years of the publication of William Shakespeare’s First Folio.
(Picture: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a press conference in Tokyo. Credit: EPA).
08/11/2023 • 49 minutes 22 seconds
07/11/2023 21:06 GMT
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
07/11/2023 • 49 minutes 5 seconds
Netanyahu hints at plan for Gaza
A month on from the Hamas attacks in Israel which killed more than 1,400 people on 7 October, the war between Israel and Hamas shows no signs of abating.
The Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that the Israeli state will have "security responsibility" for Gaza for an "indefinite period" after the war ends.
Also in the programme: Italy agrees a deal to build two migrant centres in Albania; and we'll hear about the penguin population in Argentina that has bounced back from the brink.
(Photo shows the ruins of destroyed buildings in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, seen from Sderot, southern Israel on 7 November 2023. Credit: Neil Hall/EPA)
07/11/2023 • 49 minutes 8 seconds
Inside Gaza with the Israeli Defence Force
As Israeli forces continue their ground incursion in Gaza, we speak to a journalist embedded with the Israeli Defence Force. And what is happening in the besieged territory? We talk to a British-Palestinian doctor working in Gaza's largest hospital.
Also in the programme: former US President Donald Trump takes the stand in a New York court after being accused of fraudulently inflating the value of his properties; and are new aviation fuels the answer to pollution?
(Photo: an Israeli armoured vehicle patrols near the Gaza border, southern border. Credit: Neil Hall / EPA-EFE / REX /Shutterstock)
06/11/2023 • 49 minutes 16 seconds
More than 10,000 dead in Gaza since start of war: Hamas-run health ministry
Israel has carried out one of its heaviest bombardments of Gaza so far, in defiance of a joint call by UN agencies for a ceasefire.
As the United States' top diplomat concludes his tour of the Middle East, could President Biden's support for Israel cost him key states in next year's election?
Also in the programme: extra measures to control air pollution have come into effect in the Indian capital, Delhi; and could tampons be used to diagnose sexually transmitted diseases?
(Photo shows smoke rising after Israeli strikes in Gaza City on 6 November 2023. Credit Mohammed al-Masri/Reuters)
06/11/2023 • 49 minutes 19 seconds
Israel says army has 'encircled Gaza City'
Israel says its forces have cut Gaza in two after its ground offensive against Hamas reached the coast of the Palestinian territory. We hear from a former IDF lawyer and a former Pentagon lawyer with differing views on the law of proportionality and how it should be applied.
Also in the programme: Afghan poppy cultivation plummets; and Greenland's melting ice
(Picture: Residents evacuate northern Gaza Strip by foot following the latest Israeli warning during increased military operations in the northern Gaza Strip, 05 November 2023. Credit: MOHAMMED SABER/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
05/11/2023 • 48 minutes 22 seconds
Missile strikes Gaza refugee camp
The Hamas-led health ministry has accused Israel of killing more than thirty people in an airstrike on Maghazi refugee camp in Gaza. Israel said it was looking into the incident. We hear from a journalist who lives near the area and from the Israeli military.
Also in the programme: we discuss how misinformation and disinformation changes the way we consume the news; and we hear from the man who has written some of the biggest hits in music.
(A Palestinian man sits over the rubble of a residential building following an airstrike at the Maghazi refugee camp. Credit: Haitham Imad/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
05/11/2023 • 47 minutes 34 seconds
Several killed at UN school-turned-shelter in Gaza
Israel says the circumstances of an explosion at a UN school-turned-shelter in Gaza are "under review". We hear from an eye-witness at the scene.
Also in the programme: Blinken in Jordan; and a presidential jailbreak in Guinea.
(Picture: Palestinians react following a strike at a UN-run school sheltering displaced people, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. Credit: REUTERS/Anas al-Shareef)
04/11/2023 • 48 minutes 21 seconds
Blinken meets Arab counterparts to discuss Gaza ceasefire
The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is meeting with leaders including Lebanon's Prime Minister Najib Mikati and the foreign minister of Qatar, which has positioned itself as a key negotiator in the crisis. The United States has rejected calls for a full ceasefire in the Palestinian territory, saying this would play into the hands of Hamas. But Mr Blinken's suggestion that the fighting be paused to allow aid to circulate was quickly rebuffed by Israeli leaders during his visit to Tel Aviv yesterday. His meetings with Arab officials come as Washington is keen to avoid the conflict spreading further.
Also in the programme: A witness testimony from Jabalia refugee camp in Gaza, new images of a very young star enabling scientists to see for the first time what our own Sun looked like in its infancy and shocking, rude and fun...a book about swearing.
(Image: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken attends a meeting with Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi
04/11/2023 • 47 minutes 38 seconds
Hezbollah leader warns of risk of further escalation of Hamas-Israel war
The leader of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah has warned there is a real risk that the Hamas-Israel conflict will evolve into a wider war. In a speech earlier today, Hassan Nasrallah said the only way to avert regional war was for Israel to stop the assault on Gaza.
Also in the programme: is the migrant crisis in Germany driving more people to support far-right politicians? And why dozens of bird species in North America will get new names next year.
(Photo: people listen to Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah's speech, November 2023. Credit: West Asia News Agency via Reuters.)
03/11/2023 • 48 minutes 18 seconds
US chief diplomat to push for 'concrete steps' to protect Gaza civilians
Secretary of State Antony Blinken - the US's top diplomat - has been meeting Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and president Isaac Herzog.
Mr Blinken is seeking "concrete steps" from the Israeli government to minimise harm to civilians in Gaza. He has reiterated US support for Israel but says everything must be done to protect "civilians caught in the crossfire of Hamas's making" We'll hear from our correspondent following the diplomatic talks.
The head of Hezbollah in neighbouring Lebanon is also due to speak for the first time since the start of the conflict. Can this war be contained?
Also in the programme: Ex-crypto king Sam Bankman-Fried has been found guilty convicted of stealing billions of dollars from customers of his cryptocurrency exchange and could face a century in jail; and we'll hear from people in Germany who are fearful about the arrival of migrants in their country.
(Photo shows US Secretary of State Antony Blinken shakes hands with Israeli President Isaa
03/11/2023 • 48 minutes 19 seconds
Hezbollah and Israel exchange strikes
Hezbollah says it has attacked nineteen targets in Israel simultaneously, in what would be the most intense assault from the group on Israel since the Israel-Hamas war started. The Israeli military said it was striking a series of Hezbollah targets in Lebanon in response to a number of launches. We will bring you the latest on the conflict including the evacuation of people in Gaza through the border to Egypt.
Also in the programme: we speak to Pakistan's permanent representative to the United Nations in New York as thousands of refugees from Afghanistan are forced to leave; and we get a look inside a hi-tech semi-conductor factory in Taiwan.
(Picture: An Israeli artillery unit fires during a military drill in the annexed Golan Heights near the border with Lebanon. Credit: Ayal Margolin/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
02/11/2023 • 48 minutes 17 seconds
Reports of intensified fighting in Gaza
Newshour hears from the cousin of an Arab Israeli paramedic - killed by Hamas - about what it's been like to be an Arab citizen of Israel during recent weeks. And an Israeli father tells us how his two small children and his wife are still being held hostage.
Also on the programme: We take a look at the Taiwanese economy; and The Beatles' last song, out today.
(Photo: Israeli soldiers of an artillery unit preparing ammunition near the Gaza border, southern Israel Credit: Abir Sultan/EPA-EFE/REX)
02/11/2023 • 44 minutes 53 seconds
Foreign passport holders and injured Palestinians leave Gaza through Rafah crossing
Hundreds of foreigners passport holders - including US nationals - and almost eighty injured Palestinians were allowed to leave Gaza today through the Rafah crossing. It is the first time people have been allowed to leave Gaza since the start of the Israel - Hamas war last month. We hear from families at the crossing with Egypt.
Also in the programme: Pakistan has started to arrest Afghans as part of a nationwide crackdown on foreign nationals in the country illegally; and we hear about Indians being asked to work 70 hours a week.
(Photo: A child looks through glass, as Palestinians with dual citizenship wait at the Rafah border crossing with Egypt, in the hopes of getting permission to leave Gaza. Credit: Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)
01/11/2023 • 48 minutes 24 seconds
Rafah border crossing opens to allow some injured people from Gaza to Egypt
Rafah border crossing opens to allow some injured people from Gaza to Egypt. It’s the first time there have been medical evacuations since the conflict began. Newshour hears from the border. The BBC's Chief International Correspondent speaks to the Israeli President Isaac Herzog about the hostages currently being held by Hamas.
Also on the programme, Nuala McGovern reports from Taiwan on the impact climate change is having on the island, and should there be intermissions in movies?
( PIC :Medical workers wait to take injured Palestinians who will receive treatment in Egyptian hospitals, at the Rafah border crossing with Egypt, in the southern Gaza Strip CREDIT: Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa )
01/11/2023 • 47 minutes 2 seconds
Dozens reportedly killed by Israeli air strike in Gaza's largest refugee camp
The Israeli Defence Force (IDF) has confirmed it carried out an air strike on Jabaila, Gaza's largest refugee camp.
The Hamas-run health ministry says at least fifty people were killed, while pictures from the scene show large craters and levelled buildings.
The IDF claims the strike killed senior Hamas commander and caused the collapse of the group's underground infrastructure.
We also hear from about air strikes in the vicinity of the Turkish-Palestinian Friendship Hospital in Gaza City and we speak to the president of Israel about the aftermath of Hamas' attack in Israel.
Also in the programme: we are in Taiwan to speak to the foreign minister ahead of next year's election.
(Photo: Palestinians search for casualties at the site of Israeli strikes on houses in Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip. Credit: Reuters / Anas al-Shareef)
31/10/2023 • 48 minutes 22 seconds
Israeli ground troops move deeper into the Gaza strip
The Israeli military says it is striking Hamas targets in all parts of Gaza. Hamas says its fighters have been using anti-tank missiles and machineguns against the advancing soldiers. We get the latest from our Correspondents.
Also on the programme, Newshour travels to Taiwan ahead of next year’s presidential election and speaks to Foreign Minister Joseph Wu and Lionel Messi wins the Ballon d'Or for the eighth time.
(PICTURE: Smoke rises following an Israeli strike inside the Gaza Strip, as seen from Israel. Credit: REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein)
31/10/2023 • 48 minutes 17 seconds
Gaza: Netanyahu rejects calls for a ceasefire
Speaking at a news conference to foreign journalists, Israel’s prime minister said the fighting would not stop until Hamas was dismantled. We hear from families in the north of Gaza, where Israel is expanding its military offensive.
Also on the programme: The 6.9 million people who are displaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Newshour travels to Taiwan ahead of next year’s presidential election.
(Picture: Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a press conference with defense minister Yoav Gallant and Cabinet minister Benny Gantz in the Kirya military base in Tel Aviv. Credit: Reuters)
30/10/2023 • 48 minutes 20 seconds
Israeli forces expand operation in Gaza
Israeli forces have been expanding their operation in the north of the Gaza Strip, with tanks spotted on a key road, while continuing to tell hospitals to evacuate. And violence escalates in the West Bank - as human rights groups say the Israeli state is trying to force Palestinian communities out.
Also in the programme: Newshour's Nuala McGovern is in the Taiwanese capital Taipei, where she talks to people about the island’s future relationship with China, and hears from a political strategist about Taiwan's policy of ‘strategic ambiguity’.
(IMAGE: Smoke billows from residential buildings after Israeli air strikes in the Tel al-Hawa neighbourhood in Gaza City, 30 October 2023 / CREDIT: EPA / Mohammed Saber)
30/10/2023 • 48 minutes 19 seconds
Gaza: UN warns of breakdown in civil order
Thousands of people break into UN aid warehouses to loot basic supplies, such as soap and flour. We hear reaction from the Director of the UN agency for Palestinian Refugees, Tom White, who says people have become desperate and fears a collapse of Gazan society.
Also on the programme: Russia’s Dagestan airport is overrun by pro-Palestinian rioters seeking to attack Israelis on a plane that had landed from Tel Aviv, and Taiwan’s first Minister of Digital Affairs Audrey Tang speaks to Newshour on combatting Chinese cyberattacks.
(Picture: Plumes of smoke rise during Israeli strikes, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in Gaza City. Credit: Reuters)
29/10/2023 • 48 minutes 23 seconds
UN: Thousands in Gaza break into aid depots
People took flour and other basic supplies after storming several warehouses and distribution centres in Gaza, according to UNRWA.
Also on the programme: how climate change is revealing Roman and Viking artefacts in Norway; and fans of the TV series Friends mourn the death of actor Matthew Perry, aged 54.
(Image: Images show people carrying food bags as they storm the supply centre in Deir el-Balah in the southern Gaza Strip. Credit: AFP)
29/10/2023 • 48 minutes 26 seconds
Netanyahu confirms troops in Gaza
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel's ground operation in Gaza marks the "second stage" of what he says will be a "long and difficult" war with Hamas. Meanwhile, civilians in Gaza remain cut off from the outside world, because phone lines and the internet are down for most people.
Also in the programme: We hear about the Iranian teenager who's died after an encounter with the country's so-called morality police; and why Taiwan takes extra pride in pro-gay rights events that clearly mark the island out from China.
(Photo: A man searches through the rubble of a destroyed building. Credit: Getty Images)
28/10/2023 • 48 minutes 27 seconds
Gaza in 'total chaos': BBC reporter
There's been a blackout of communications in Gaza since Friday night. The Israeli military is intensifying its bombing of Gaza and says its troops and tanks remain on the ground. We hear from our reporter in southern Gaza, a medic who hasn't heard from colleagues since last night, and an Israeli government spokesperson.
Also on the programme: we go to Taiwan where celebrations for the largest annual Pride event in Asia are in full swing; and we hear about a BBC investigation that has revealed how people-smugglers, selling illegal routes to Europe from Pakistan, are luring potential customers via social media.
(Photo: Israeli forces along the border with Gaza, 28 Oct 2023 Credit: Hannibal Hanschke/EPA/REX/Shutterstock)
28/10/2023 • 47 minutes 36 seconds
Israel 'intensifies' air strikes on Gaza
Israel says it's increasing air strikes and ground operations in Gaza and has again warned Palestinians in Gaza City to move south. Mobile phone and internet services in the territory have been shut down.
Also in the programme: the latest on the Maine shooter; and Israel's former Knesset speaker on hope emerging from darkness.
(Picture: An explosion is seen on the Israel-Gaza border, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, as seen from the Israeli side, October 27, 2023. Credit: REUTERS TV)
27/10/2023 • 50 minutes 29 seconds
UN says only ‘crumbs’ of aid going into Gaza
UN agencies have warned that civilians in Gaza are facing an ever more desperate situation after three weeks of Israeli siege and bombardment.
Aid trucks that have been allowed in through an Egyptian crossing point so far have provided only "crumbs", says UNRWA (the UN's agency for Palestinian refugees) chief Phillippe Lazzarini.
Also in the programme: Former premier Li Keqiang has died of a heart attack aged 68; and scientists say they have found evidence that some chimpanzees go through menopause in the wild.
(PHOTO: A UN vehicle carrying water that got through Gaza on 26 October. Credit: Reuters)
27/10/2023 • 48 minutes 10 seconds
UN meeting debates Gaza ceasefire
The fate of the hostages held by Hamas in Gaza was raised at an emergency meeting of the United Nations General Assembly where Arab states have drafted a resolution calling for a ceasefire. We look at the role Qatar plays as a mediator in the conflict.
Also in the programme: a major police hunt is continuing in the US state of Maine for a gunman who killed eighteen people; and the BBC speaks to survivors of a deadly crowd crush in South Korea that happened a year ago.
(Picture: Palestine's Permanent Observer to the United Nations Riyad Mansour speaks during an emergency session of the UN General Assembly in New York today. Credit: Justin Lane/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
26/10/2023 • 48 minutes 27 seconds
Israeli tanks cross into Gaza for ‘targeted raid’
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) carried out a "targeted raid" overnight in northern Gaza using tanks.
As the Israeli bombardment continues, a UN official has warned that nowhere in Gaza is safe for civilians with fuel running out.
Also in the programme: hundreds of police in the US state of Maine are searching for a gunman after a mass shooting, which killed at least 16 people; and the story of a Russian theatre company that moved its entire team abroad after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
(PHOTO: A Palestinian man carries a child casualty at the site of Israeli strikes on houses in Khan Younis. Credit: Reuters)
26/10/2023 • 48 minutes 26 seconds
UN chief "shocked" by Hamas row
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says he clearly condemned the "acts of terror" inflicted on Israel. Earlier on Wednesday, Israel said it would withhold visas from United Nations officials, after Mr Guterres's comments that the Hamas attacks had not happened in a vacuum, as Palestinians had been subjected to decades of suffocating occupation.
Also in the programme: The Republican Congressman Mike Johnson is elected Speaker of the US House of Representatives; and archaeologists reconstruct the face of ‘Juanita’, a 500 year-old frozen Inca mummy.
(Photo: Antonio Guterres also said he was deeply concerned about "the clear violations of international humanitarian law" in Gaza. Credit: EPA)
25/10/2023 • 49 minutes 5 seconds
Gaza: UN warns fuel runs out tonight
The UN - the biggest aid provider in Gaza - says its work will stop tonight if it doesn't get fresh supplies. Israel is stopping new fuel supplies reaching Gaza, but accuses Hamas of stockpiling hundreds of thousands of litres. We’ll also hear from health workers in Gaza about the dire humanitarian situation there, and from Israel about the country’s latest row with UN over the war in Gaza.
Also in the programme: Disruptions of key food supplies caused by the Russia-Ukraine war as winter approaches, and Japan's top court rules that it is unconstitutional to require citizens to be sterilised before they can officially change gender.
(Photo: Aftermath of Israeli airstrikes in Gaza. Credit: MOHAMMED SABER/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
25/10/2023 • 49 minutes 56 seconds
The Israeli hostages who volunteered to help Gazan children
Released Israeli hostage Yocheved Lifschitz says she 'went through hell' when kidnapped by Hamas, but was treated kindly while in captivity. She and her husband Oded had previously helped Palestinian families get medical treatment in Israel.
Also today: the US states suing Meta over the impact of social media on young people's mental health; and we hear about Barcelona's Museum of Censored Art.
(Photo: Israeli hostage Yocheved Lifshitz, 85, speaks to members of the press after being released by Hamas militants, Tel Aviv, Israel, October 24, 2023. Credit: Reuters/Laizans)
24/10/2023 • 48 minutes 27 seconds
Hostage released by Hamas talks about kidnap
Yocheved Lifschitz - one of the two hostages freed by Hamas on Monday - has described how she was kidnapped by Hamas gunmen on motorbikes
Lifschitz and her fellow captives were hit with sticks and taken into a "spider's web" of underground tunnels, her daughter said.
We also hear from Khan Younis in the south of the Gaza Strip. The Israeli government told Palestinians to head there for safety, but now it's also been bombed and residents are worried food shortages could mean things turn violent.
Also in the programme: The women of Iceland are on strike over inequality and gender violence; and we'll look at the carbon emissions that come from European club football competitions and what can be done about them.
(Photo shows Yocheved Lifschitz, 85, speaking with the media after being released by Hamas at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. Credit: Abir Sultan/EPA)
24/10/2023 • 48 minutes 26 seconds
Red Cross confirms two more hostages released from Gaza
The International Committee of the Red Cross has confirmed that Hamas has released two elderly Israeli hostages from Gaza. Nurit Cooper and Yocheved Lifshitz were kidnapped by Hamas militants two weeks ago, when gunmen attacked Israeli settlements in the south of the country. Gaza's health ministry says more than 5,000 people have been killed since Israel began bombing the territory in response, flattening entire neighbourhoods.
We also hear about political polling among Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, where 800 Palestinians have been arrested in the last two weeks.
Also in the programme: scientists declare a significant breakthrough in treating cervical cancer and Argentina faces a hotly contested presidential election.
(Photo: Nurit Cooper, also known as Nurit Yitzhak, is transported after being released by Hamas militants to Israel, October 23, 2023. Credit: Al Qahera News/Handout via Reuters).
23/10/2023 • 48 minutes 23 seconds
Air strikes intensify in Gaza
Air strikes are intensifying in Gaza amid fears conflict could widen to take in other parts of the Middle East region such as Lebanon.
We'll hear what calculations the Lebanese Shia militant group Hezbollah and its Iranian pay-masters are making about the conflict.
Also in the programme: We'll hear from Israelis who think it may have been a mistake to end the occupation of Gaza in 2005; and - away from the Middle East - there's been a surprise result in the first round of the Argentinian presidential election as the governing party candidate won against an insurgent right-wing libertarian.
(Photo shows smoke rising behind destroyed buildings after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on 23 October 2023. Credit: Mohammed Saber/EPA)
23/10/2023 • 48 minutes 26 seconds
Netanyahu issues warning to Lebanon's Hezbollah
Israelis living along the frontier with Lebanon have been ordered to move out of their homes as cross-border skirmishes with Hezbollah militants continue. Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has warned Lebanon’s Hezbollah militants that they face counter-strikes of unimaginable magnitude if they join the current conflict.
There are signs that more aid might reach Gaza today - 17 aid trucks have been seen lining up on the Egypt side of the border. We hear from a humanitarian worker who used to live in Gaza City but had to move south to central Gaza after war broke out.
And the agony of the families waiting for news of the hostages taken by Hamas two weeks ago -- we will talk to one Israeli woman whose brother, his wife and their young children were abducted from their home.
(Photo: Israeli soldiers are stationed at Israeli-Lebanese border as tension continue to rise, No Location, Israel - 22 Oct 2023. Credit: EPA)
22/10/2023 • 49 minutes 17 seconds
Israeli airstrikes on Gaza intensify
Israel issues fresh warning as strikes on Gaza intensify ahead of an anticipated ground offensive in the next phase of the war against Hamas. We hear from the Israel Defence Forces, from a relative of an entire family taken hostage by Hamas, and from a Gaza resident about the dire humanitarian situation there.
Also in the programme: Argentines vote in pivotal election; and Ukraine’s drone shortage due to a Chinese export ban.
(Photo: Israeli airstrike on Gaza. Credit: MOHAMMED SABER/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
22/10/2023 • 46 minutes 11 seconds
Cairo Peace Summit ends without Gaza breakthrough
A special conference in Cairo to discuss the conflict in Gaza has ended without agreement. It was attended by leaders and other representatives from more than twenty countries. We have an interview with the Norwegian foreign minister Espen Barth Eide, who was at the summit.
Also in the programme: Israeli violence against the Palestinian surges in the West Bank; one of England's greatest-ever footballers, Bobby Charlton, has died at the age of 86; and a former Pakistani Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, returns from exile.
(Photo: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during the Cairo Peace Summit. Credit: Getty Images)
21/10/2023 • 49 minutes 19 seconds
Gaza: 20 trucks of aid allowed in via Egypt
Twenty trucks of humanitarian aid have been allowed to enter the Gaza Strip from Egypt, for the first time since the start of the latest war. Israel imposed a total blockade on Gaza two weeks ago after Hamas launched an attack on southern Israel. The UN says far more humanitarian help is needed. We hear from aid agencies.
Also in the programme: Why did Hamas decide to release two US hostages? And the man taking a chainsaw to Argentina's politics.
(Photo: Trucks carrying humanitarian aid drive through the Rafah crossing from the Egyptian side in Rafah, Saturday October 21, 2023 / Credit: REUTERS)
21/10/2023 • 48 minutes 35 seconds
Hamas releases two US hostages
The mother and daughter, Judith and Natalie Raanan, are the first of over 200 kidnapped people to be freed. Both the Islamist group and President Biden said mediation by Qatar played a role. We hear reaction from the family’s Rabbi, Dov Klein.
Also on the programme: Thousands take to the streets of Cairo in support of Palestinians in Gaza, and Kenya’s world-record breaker.
(Picture: Judith and Natalie Raanan. Credit: BBC News)
20/10/2023 • 49 minutes 20 seconds
UN Secretary General urges aid to be allowed into Gaza
The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, has appealed for dozens of trucks on the Egyptian border to be allowed into Gaza immediately to deliver essential supplies of food, water and medicine.
Also in the programme: US President Joe Biden claims Hamas and Russia both want to "annihilate a neighbouring democracy"; and the Sydney Opera House is 50 years old today.
(Photo: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres visits Rafah border crossing. Credit: Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)
20/10/2023 • 48 minutes 21 seconds
Israel air strike kills Hamas security chief
Jehad Mheisen is the latest of a series of Hamas commanders killed in the course of the Israeli offensive against Gaza. The two Hamas leaders accused of coordinating the attacks on October 7th are still presumed alive.
Also on the programme: We hear from Palestinian surgeon Dr Ghassan Abu Sittah on the latest conditions at the biggest medical facility in the Gaza strip, and the US State Department official who resigned in protest at Washington sending billions of dollars of arms to Israel.
(Image: A Palestinian inspects the rubble of a destroyed building following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City. Credit: Shutterstock.)
19/10/2023 • 49 minutes 20 seconds
Aid waits to enter Gaza at Egypt crossing
About 20 trucks carrying food, water and medical supplies may be allowed to enter Gaza in the coming days. But leading humanitarian organisations warn the aid delivery will only be a drop in the ocean.
Israel cut electricity, most water and stopped deliveries of food and medicine to Gaza following an attack by Hamas militants on 7 October. Since then, Gaza's 2.1 million residents have been rapidly running out of basic supplies.
We'll hear from a former UN official who dealt with aid distribution in Gaza in the past and a senior figure in the US foreign policy establishment talks us through what might happen next.
Also in the programme: The US has eased sanctions on Venezuela - why has it done that? And Russia's foreign minister is in North Korea - are North Korean arms now flowing to the Ukraine conflict?
(Photo shows a truck of a humanitarian aid convoy for the Gaza Strip, parked outside the Rafah border gate, Egypt. Credit: Ali Moustafa/EPA)
19/10/2023 • 48 minutes 18 seconds
Biden: "Israel will let aid into Gaza"
US President Joe Biden says Israel has agreed to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza from Egypt -- although the border hasn't opened yet. The main UN relief agency in Gaza tells us deliveries need to begin immediately:
Also in the programme: What to make of the claims and counter-claims relating to the explosion at Al-Ahli hospital in Gaza City last night? And we hear from two parents who have lost children in the long Israel / Palestine conflict - one Israeli, one Palestinian - from a group which brings together bereaved parents across the divide.
(IMAGE: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks as he visits Israel amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, in Tel Aviv, Israel, October 18, 2023 / CREDIT: REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein)
18/10/2023 • 49 minutes 17 seconds
Biden backs Israel's account of deadly Gaza hospital explosion
US President Joe Biden had arrived in Israel on a high-stakes visit overshadowed by a large blast at a hospital in Gaza.
Also in the programme: Biden said evidence presented by the US and Israeli militaries backs the claim that Palestinians were responsible for the blast; and while many have fled to the south of Gaza, we hear from an academic who decided to remain at his home in the northern Gaza Strip.
(Photo: US President Joe Biden meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Credit: Reuters)
18/10/2023 • 48 minutes 22 seconds
Over 300 people killed in Gaza City hospital
Hamas officials in Gaza say an Israeli airstrike has killed more than three hundred people in a hospital in Gaza City run by the Anglican Church. We hear from one of the Church’s leading figures in Jerusalem. Israel has denied responsibility and blamed Islamic Jihad.
It happens the day before President Biden visits Israel; we ask a former prominent US diplomat what Mr Biden is hoping to achieve.
And we hear from the mother of one French dual-national taken hostage.
(IMAGE: An injured person is assisted after an Israeli air strike hit At Al-Ahli Hospital, according to Gaza Health Ministry in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, October 17, 2023 / CREDIT: REUTERS/Mohammed Al-Ma)
17/10/2023 • 51 minutes 26 seconds
UN: Gaza Strip on 'edge of catastrophe'
UN agencies have warned that Gaza is barrelling towards catastrophe, with fuel, water and food running out. They're pleading for aid to be allowed into the territory, which has again come under heavy Israeli attack. Ahead of a visit by President Biden, there are growing concerns the region is on the edge of the abyss. We'll be speaking to Egypt's foreign minister, Sameh Shoukry.
Also, Iran and the militant group Hezbollah threaten to take action against Israel - how seriously should Israel take the threat?
(photo: A man cries as he looks at a building destroyed in Khan Younis. Credit: Reuters)
17/10/2023 • 48 minutes 18 seconds
Gaza Rafah crossing remains closed
BBC correspondent Rushdi Abu Alouf tells us he travelled 10 km to secure bottled water and that rubbish is piling up on the streets. UN aid chief Martin Griffiths says Gaza's health system and hospitals are "collapsing before our eyes" without water, fuel and medical supplies.
Also on the programme: Poland on the cusp of getting a new government; and China's Belt and Road Initiative promised increased trade with Russia, how successful has it been?
(Damage in Gaza City following Israeli strikes. Credit: Mohammed Saber via EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
16/10/2023 • 48 minutes 26 seconds
Israel minister says Gaza aim is to 'amplify pressure'
Likud minister for Intelligence Gila Gamliel says supply lines to Gaza have been suspended in order to "amplify pressure". We hear from a Gazan resident in Khan Younis who was turned away at the Rafah border crossing.
Also in the programme: is Poland on the brink of a new government? And cricket in the Olympics.
(Picture: Palestinians gather to collect water, amid shortages of drinking water, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip October 15, 2023. Credit: REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)
16/10/2023 • 48 minutes 16 seconds
Tensions build in Gaza as civilians move south in great numbers
The US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, has warned that every precaution must be taken to avoid harming civilians, as Israel prepares a major ground offensive in Gaza.
Also in the programme: we hear from the Jordanian foreign minister; a senior member of Hamas; and the Israeli ambassador to the UK. We also speak to an IDF reservist in New York who explains why he will be fighting in this war.
(Picture: Residents of Gaza City continue to evacuate. Credit: Mohammed Saber via EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
15/10/2023 • 48 minutes 40 seconds
Jordan's foreign minister speaks about Israel-Gaza conflict
As the tensions around Gaza build ahead of a widely-expected Israeli ground offensive, the Jordanian foreign minister, Ayman Safadi says Palestinians being moved from Gaza to Egypt "unacceptable" to his country.
Also in the programme: we'll hear from an Israeli whose sister was at one of the kibbutzim attacked a week ago; and we'll ask a Hamas member speaking from Gaza whether he accepts the organisation has committed war crimes.
(Photo shows Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi speaking at a press conference. Credit: Alaa Al Sukhni/Reuters)
15/10/2023 • 48 minutes 37 seconds
The Israeli military says it has killed a Hamas commander
Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has visited troops preparing for an expected ground assault near the border with Gaza. Meanwhile, in Gaza, citizens continue to attempt to move south as the strip is bombarded by missiles. The UN humanitarian chief, Martin Griffiths, has said the situation in Gaza is fast becoming untenable.
Also in the programme: Thousands of people have been taking part in Pro-Palestinian protests across Europe today. We speak to a French-Israeli MP about why these demonstrations have been banned in France; and voters in Australia have rejected a proposal to recognise indigenous people in the constitution.
(Picture: Israeli airstrike on northern Gaza strip, Sderot, Israel. Credit: Atef Safadi)
14/10/2023 • 48 minutes 18 seconds
Gaza residents flee after evacuation order
On the programme today we have a co-presentation with Tim Frank's in Jerusalem and Andrew Peach in London. We will be following all the latest news on the Israel-Gaza war. Israel has ordered Palestinians living in north Gaza to evacuate south, and thousands have been fleeing by vehicle or on foot. We hear from a Palestinian man who left with his family, and an Israeli politician defending the order. We also hear from a clinical psychologist in Tel Aviv who explains how hard it is to treat family of those taken hostage in Gaza.
Also on the programme we head to Poland ahead of a presidential election, and pop icon Madonna's latest world tour kick's off.
(Photo: Homeless family in Gaza. Credit EPA)
14/10/2023 • 47 minutes 35 seconds
Israel says 'localised raids' in Gaza underway
The Israeli military has said that they have carried out 'localised raids' in Gaza. This comes as the deadline approaches for an evacuation order for people in the north of Gaza to move south, before an expected ground offensive.
Also in the programme: The latest on clashes at Israel's northern border with Lebanon; and Newshour's James Coomarasamy reports from Poland, ahead of a bitterly fought general election.
(Picture: Palestinians are fleeing their homes in Gaza City. Credit: Getty Images)
13/10/2023 • 48 minutes 38 seconds
Israel: 'Leave northern Gaza'
The Israeli military tells people in northern Gaza to leave by the end of the day, but the UN says it will be impossible without devastating humanitarian consequences. We hear from people inside Gaza, and from a spokesman of the Israeli Defence Force, with reporting by Newshour's Tim Franks in Jerusalem.
Also in the programme: Newshour's James Coomarasamy reports from Poland, ahead of a bitterly fought general election.
(Photo: People leave Gaza City after the Israeli Defence Force called for an evacuation ahead of an expected ground invasion, 13 October, 2023. Credit: Mohammed Saber/EPA)
13/10/2023 • 48 minutes 39 seconds
UN says Gaza situaion dire as Israeli bombardment continues
The World Food Programme has warned that food and water are quickly running out in Gaza, describing the situation as "dire."
Also in the programme: Poland is holding elections this weekend, with the right-wing Law and Justice party looking to win an unprecedented 3rd term in office; and the former head of Formula One racing, Bernie Ecclestone, has been spared jail, after he admitted major fraud.
(Photo: Smoke rises following an Israeli air strike in northern Gaza City. Credit: MOHAMMED SABER/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
12/10/2023 • 48 minutes 26 seconds
Antony Blinken visits Israel
The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Israel to underline America's support for the country - and its response to Hamas' deadly attacks.
The Israeli government says it won't lift its siege of Gaza until all Israeli hostages held by Hamas are released; we gauge public opinion in Israel, and hear from people in Gaza City.
(IMAGE: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu make statements to the media after their meeting in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday Oct. 12, 2023 / CREDIT: Jacquelyn Martin/Pool via REUTERS)
12/10/2023 • 48 minutes 20 seconds
Appeal for aid as Israel cuts off power to Gaza
The Israeli military says it has massed troops near the border with Gaza. We hear what a ground offensive could look like.
And a mother in Gaza describes her plans as the Israeli siege continues and Gaza's only power station runs out of fuel.
Also on the programme:
Nasa reveals the first look at a rare asteroid sample.
Palestinians walk amid debris in the aftermath of Israeli strikes, in Gaza City, October 11, 2023. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
11/10/2023 • 49 minutes 37 seconds
Gaza’s only power plant runs out of fuel during Israeli siege
We hear from one man in Gaza City, sheltering with his extended family and from Newshour's Tim Franks who's spent the day in southern Israel, still under fire from Hamas rockets.
Also on the programme: the loan sharks blackmailing the people who borrow from them, driving some to suicide; and how the taste of beer is changing because of global warming.
(Photo: Israeli artillery unit fires towards Gaza along the border in southern Israel, 11 October 2023 Credit: Atef Safadi /EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
11/10/2023 • 48 minutes 35 seconds
A view from inside the Hamas attack on the Kfar Aza kibbutz
Hamas militants launched a surprise attack on the Kfar Aza kibbutz by the Gaza border. We speak to a survivor of the Israeli Supernova festival and a Gaza resident tells us how the besieged residents of the Gaza strip are facing shelling and increased shortages of basic goods.
Also in the programme: US President Joe Biden pledges full support to Israel and two of Poland's highest ranked military generals have resigned during a hotly contested election
(Photo: Israeli soldiers carry the body of a victim at Kfar Aza kibbutz. Credit: Reuters / Ronen Zvulun)
10/10/2023 • 49 minutes 12 seconds
Israel pounds Gaza from the air
Newshour hears from presenter Tim Franks in Jerusalem, a correspondent in Gaza, as well as a man who says the Israeli authorities still haven’t told him whether his mother has been killed or kidnapped.
Also on the programme: the High Court in Kenya temporarily blocks the deployment of its police officers to Haiti; and the extreme rower Tom Robinson on what went through his mind during the 14 hours that he was left clinging naked to his handmade rowing boat.
(Photo: Houses and buildings destroyed by Israeli strikes in Gaza City, October 2023 Credit: Reuters/Mohammed Salem)
10/10/2023 • 48 minutes 16 seconds
Israel says retaliation against Hamas has only just begun
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned of a "terrible" response to the killing of at least nine hundred people by Hamas. He compared the group to Isis and called on parliamentary opposition to form a broad collation government in order to react to the attacks.
Also on the programme, this year's Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences has been awarded to the American economic historian Claudia Goldin for her pioneering research on how women have affected labour markets, and the key drivers behind the gender pay gap
(Photo: Destruction in Gaza Strip as Israel retaliates after Hamas attacks - 09 Oct 2023. Credit: MOHAMMED SABER/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
09/10/2023 • 48 minutes 36 seconds
More than 1000 dead in Palestinian and Israeli Attacks
Dozens have been kidnapped by Hamas militants as family members ask how it could have happened. Criticism has been directed at Israel's Defence Forces. Newshour hears from their spokeswoman. As Israel orders a complete siege of Gaza, we speak to a resident.
Also on the programme: a feat of human endurance as the men's marathon world record is broken in Chicago.
(Photo: Rockets are fired from Gaza towards Israel, in Gaza on October 9, 2023. Credit: REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)
09/10/2023 • 48 minutes 35 seconds
Israel declares war on Hamas after militants kill hundreds in Israel incursions
Seven hundred Israelis have been killed in two days of intense fighting following Hamas rocket attacks and militant incursions inside Israel; with some two hundred and fifty bodies being recovered from the site of a music festival attacked early on Saturday. Airstrikes by the Israelis on the Gaza Strip have killed more than four hundred people in retaliation. We’ll hear from the governing Likud Party and from a senior Hamas official as well as from survivors of the attacks.
08/10/2023 • 47 minutes 36 seconds
Israel to evacuate its residents near Gaza border
The Israeli military has said that all residents in towns near the Gaza border will be evacuated within the next 24 hours as Israel intensifies its offensive against Hamas targets. The army says that more than 400 Palestinian gunmen have been killed and dozens arrested as fighting in several areas in southern Israel continues for a second day.
We will get the latest from Israel and Gaza.
(Picture: Israeli tanks drive on a road following a mass infiltration by Hamas gunmen from the Gaza Strip, near Sderot in southern Israel. Credit: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters)
08/10/2023 • 48 minutes 26 seconds
Israel launches air strikes in response to Hamas attack
Israel has responded to Hamas' unprecedented attacks by launching air strikes on Gaza. More than two hundred Palestinians and more than a hundred Israelis have so far been killed, and dozens are being held hostage.
We hear from residents of Israeli towns and villages under attack from Hamas and others in Gaza. And a former head of Israel's intelligence agency Mossad tells us his thoughts on the agency's failings.
(Photo: Smoke rises after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City, 7 October 2023. Credit: Saber/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
07/10/2023 • 48 minutes 21 seconds
We are at war, says Israel’s PM, after major Palestinian attack
At least 22 people have been killed and more than 500 injured in Israel after a major attack with militants crossing into Israel from Gaza during heavy rocket fire.
Islamic Jihad, which operates in Gaza, claims its fighters have also captured "many" Israeli soldiers.
Also in the programme: how a Romanian town is faring after protests by environmentalists stopped a huge gold-mining project in the mountains of Transylvania 10 years ago; and Martin Scorsese's latest picture Killers of the Flower Moon, starring Robert De Niro and Leonardo di Caprio.
(Photo:Smoke rises following Israeli strikes in Gaza. Credit: REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)
07/10/2023 • 47 minutes 36 seconds
Reactions to Iranian activist’ Nobel peace prize
Jailed Iranian activist Narges Mohammadi receives the Nobel Peace Prize – we’ll have reactions from friends and family as well as the more muted response of the Iranian establishment.
Also in the programme, we hear from the Russian journalist who fled Russia after a public TV protest against the war, and was sentenced to eight and a half years in prison in absentia this week.
(Photo: Iranian activist Narges Mohammadi. Credit: Mohammadi family via Reuters)
06/10/2023 • 48 minutes 27 seconds
Iranian activist wins Nobel Peace Prize
This year's Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the jailed Iranian activist Narges Mohammadi. We'll hear from someone who's known her for twenty years.
Also in the programme: A Ukrainian member of parliament tells us that she is - as she puts it - "desperately worried" about future levels of American military support; and new evidence that the first humans in North America were not quite as destructive as first thought.
(Photo: Nagres Mohammadi, pictured here in 2007, is serving a lengthy sentence in Evin prison. Credit: Getty Images)
06/10/2023 • 43 minutes 53 seconds
Ukraine keeps demanding support as Russia carries deadly attack in Kharkiv
Ukraine's president Volodymir Zelensky told his western allies at a summit in Granada, Spain, the importance of carrying on with their support to fight Russia. Today there's been another deadly attack by Russia leaving more than 50 people dead. American Ambassador to NATO, Julianne Smith, says she is sure the US is prepared to continue with support for Ukraine – but the politicians are signalling that this may not be the case.
Also in the programme: We speak with a woman who fled Nagorno Karabakh with her three children; and the world has now seen the hottest September on record – just how hot is it?
(Photo: Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at the European Political Community Summit in Grenada, Spain. Credit: EPA/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service)
05/10/2023 • 48 minutes 20 seconds
What's left in Nagorno-Karabakh?
The BBC goes inside Nagorno-Karabakh, the ethnic Armenian enclave, after Azerbaijan undertook a lightening offensive causing residents to flee for Armenia. Also on the programme: flash floods in the Himalayan state of Sikkim in north-east India have led to a number of deaths; and the Norwegian writer Jon Fosse has won the Nobel Prize in Literature.
(PHOTO: Thousands of ethnic Armenians flee breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Goris, Armenia - 29 Sep 2023)
05/10/2023 • 48 minutes 14 seconds
US House of Representatives paralysed
Without a speaker no business can be conducted. Has this action damaged the Republican party? We hear from one of the rebels and one of the moderates.
Also on the programme: we hear from the first indigenous person to be elected to the role of premier of a province in Canada. Wab Kinew is from the Ashinaabe First Nation; and we also hear from one of the winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Chemistry, Professor Moungi Bawendi.
(Picture: Former Speaker Kevin McCarthy. Credit: Reuters)
04/10/2023 • 49 minutes 20 seconds
US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy voted out
What's next for the Republican Party after the ouster of US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy? We hear from Congressman Matt Rosendale, one of the eight Republicans who voted for him to go.
Also in the programme: as a UN deadline passes to renew the mandate of the only international body monitoring atrocities in Ethiopia, is this evidence of double standards? And we talk to the scientist threatened with dismissal for refusing to compromise his green principles and fly back to Europe from Oceania after a field trip overran.
(IMAGE: Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy talks to the media as he walks to the House floor in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 02 October 2023 / CREDIT: EPA/Shawn Thew)
04/10/2023 • 48 minutes 31 seconds
Pakistan orders illegal immigrants to leave, including 1.73m Afghans
The government of Pakistan has said all illegal migrants must leave the country by the end of the month or face expulsion.
Also in the programme: the Nobel Physics Prize has been awarded to Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Krausz and Anne L'Hullier for their research into experimental methods of generating extremely short pulses of light - or attosecond science; and police in the Indian capital, Delhi, have raided the offices and homes of journalists working for the independent news website, Newsclick.
(Photo: Afghan refugee girl living in Peshawar, Pakistan. Credit: Getty Images)
03/10/2023 • 48 minutes 21 seconds
UN Security Council approves Haiti mission
The UN Security Council has approved a plan to send an international force to Haiti, made up mostly of Kenyan police officers. But can they quell the gang violence plaguing the country? We hear from Kenya's foreign minister:
Also in the programme: as the US government issues its first fine for space debris, we hear why defunct satellites in orbit are such a problem; and why people in the town where Hitler was born are sceptical about a plan to turn his home into a police station to deter neo-Nazi tourists:
03/10/2023 • 49 minutes 9 seconds
WHO recommends new malaria vaccine
The World Health Organization has recommended a new vaccine that is 75% effective against malaria, a disease which claims hundreds of thousands of children’s lives each year. We speak to one of the scientists who developed it.
Also in the programme: Former US President Donald Trump is in court facing allegations he fraudulently inflated the value of his properties and we speak this year's winners of the Nobel Prize for medicine, Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman, whose work was critical in developing effective mRNA vaccines, which were crucial in developing COVID19 vaccines.
(Picture: A child receives a malaria vaccine. Credit: Reuters/Ratner)
02/10/2023 • 48 minutes 24 seconds
EU foreign ministers meet in Kyiv
EU foreign ministers meet in Kyiv for the first time amid growing calls from a few politicians to stop helping Ukraine. Estonia’s Foreign Minister, Margus Tsahna, tells us the bloc remains united behind Kyiv.
Also in the programme: human rights groups tell the UN Egypt's systematic practice of torture amounts to a Crime Against Humanity; and is it possible to be an elite athlete while refusing to travel for environmental reasons? We hear from one young sportswoman who has taken a stand.
(IMAGE: EU-Ukraine foreign ministers meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine October 2, 2023/ CREDIT: Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS)
02/10/2023 • 49 minutes 13 seconds
Biden vows to stand by Ukraine, despite budget fiasco
President Biden says the US cannot allow support for Ukraine to be interrupted, a day after Congress dropped such funding provisions to agree a last minute budget deal to avoid a government shutdown.
Also in the programme: Tens of thousands of Poles have joined an opposition rally in Warsaw ahead of crucial elections; and former US President Jimmy Carter celebrates turning 99.
(Photo: Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky and US President Joe Biden. Credit: Getty)
01/10/2023 • 48 minutes 16 seconds
Slovakia elections: Populist party wins vote
The Smer-SSD party led by former PM Robert Fico had a clear lead with almost 24% of the vote despite exit polls suggesting victory by a liberal centrist party.
Also on the programme: The US Congress suspends aid to Ukraine, we hear from a concerned Ukrainian politician; Poland sees hundreds of thousands turn out for an opposition rally ahead of elections; and former US President Carter celebrates his 99th birthday.
(Photo: Slovak former Prime Minister Robert Fico talks to media after Slovakia's parliamentary elections at party's headquarters in Bratislava, Slovakia Credit: Martin Divisek/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
01/10/2023 • 47 minutes 36 seconds
US government shutdown temporarily avoided
The US House of Representatives has approved a temporary funding bill aimed at avoiding a government shutdown due to start at midnight. The deal includes disaster funds, but no US aid for Ukraine. A Republican congressman tells us why he would vote against the deal.
Also in the programme: In Greece, people are counting the cost of the devastating floods that hit the centre of the country after Storm Daniel in early September; and as a suspect is arrested after the 1996 murder of Tupac Shakur, we hear why it's taken so long.
(Picture: A view of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. Picture credit: Ken Cedeno/Reuters)
30/09/2023 • 49 minutes 20 seconds
100,000 Armenians flee Nagorno Karabakh
More than 100,000 refugees have arrived in Armenia from Nagorno Karabakh since Azerbaijan took control of the territory.
Also in the programme: Slovakia votes in election that may see it end its support for Ukraine; and people born using a sperm or egg donor in the UK, who turn 18 after tomorrow, will be able to find out the identity of the donor because of a change in the law which ends former donor's anonymity.
(Photo: Refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh region ride in a car transporting chickens upon their arrival in the border village of Kornidzor, Armenia on 27 September 2023. Credit: Reuters/Irakli Gedenidze)
30/09/2023 • 47 minutes 37 seconds
New York paralysed by floodwaters
Heavy overnight rains have left parts of New York City under water. The mayor of New York, Eric Adams, has declared an emergency in the city.
Also on the programme: President Putin’s plans to bring Wagner mercenaries under the control of the government; and police in Las Vegas arrest a man in connection with the murder of hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur.
(IMAGE: A flooded street near the Williamsburg Bridge, in New York City. CREDIT: REUTERS/Andrew Kelly TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
29/09/2023 • 48 minutes 24 seconds
UNICEF: 60% jump in unaccompanied child migrants
The United Nations says 60% more unaccompanied children made the dangerous sea crossing from North Africa to Europe last year.
Also in the programme: a suicide bomb attack in Pakistan has killed more than fifty people gathering at mosque on a religious holiday. And the family in Norway looking for an earring lost in their garden who found Viking treasure instead.
(IMAGE: On 26 September 2023 at the ‘hotspot’ reception centre for migrants on the island of Lampedusa, Italy, unaccompanied children and adolescents sit together while they wait to be transferred to other reception facilities. / CREDIT: UNICEF / Niccolò Corti)
29/09/2023 • 48 minutes 18 seconds
Nagorno-Karabakh leader officially ends independence movement
The self-declared leader of Nagorno-Karabakh formally declares an end to the struggle for independence from Azerbaijan. We hear from the border crossing point and a woman whose family is fleeing.
Also in the programme: the actor Michael Gambon has died; and Barbie in Russia.
(Image: Vehicles carrying refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh, a region inhabited by ethnic Armenians, queue on the road leading towards the Armenian border, in Nagorno-Karabakh, September 26, 2023. Credit: Reuters/David Ghahramanyan)
28/09/2023 • 49 minutes 20 seconds
Nagorno-Karabakh: Most ethnic Armenians have fled
More than half of the ethnic Armenian population of Nagorno-Karabakh have now fled the territory. Armenia's prime minister has accused Azerbaijan of ethnic cleansing; we hear from an advisor to Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev.
Also in the programme, Taiwan unveils its first military submarine, built in just seven years; and how a distress call to a BBC reporter helped save six migrant women trapped in a truck in France
(Photo: A long line of ethnic Armenians from Nagorno-Karabakh queue to cross the border from Azerbaijan into Armenia near the village of Kornidzor, Armenia, 28 September 2023, Credit: Anatoly Maltsev/EPA)
28/09/2023 • 48 minutes 18 seconds
US soldier expelled by North Korea
A US soldier who crossed the border into North Korea from South Korea two months ago is back in American custody and on his way home. Travis King was handed over to US officials in China.
Also in the programme: A group of young people from Portugal are taking legal action against more than 30 European countries to try to compel them to cut carbon emissions; and what do Haitians make of Kenya leading a multi-national force to the Caribbean country to combat gang violence.
(Photo: A man watches the news showing US soldier Travis King on screen, at a his home in Seoul, South Korea, 27 September 2023. Credit: EPA/Jeon Heon-Kyun)
27/09/2023 • 47 minutes 55 seconds
Young people sue over climate change
Six young people from Portugal have filed a lawsuit against 32 governments, including all EU member states, the UK, Norway, Russia, Switzerland and Turkey.
They accuse the countries of insufficient action over climate change and failing to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions enough to hit the Paris Agreement target of limiting global warming to 1.5C. It's the first of its kind to be filed at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. We'll hear from a legal advisor about the case.
Also in the programme: We hear from Iraq, where fireworks seem to have started a blaze at a wedding party, killing more than 100 people; the filmmaker Ken Loach talks about refugees' rights and his latest film; and the Amateur Gardener magazine, a 140-year-old British instutution, closes down.
(Photo shows, Martim, Mariana and Claudia Duarte Agostinho, some of the young people bring the case. Credit: Claudia Duarte Agostinho)
27/09/2023 • 49 minutes
Many killed in fuel blast as ethnic Armenians flee
The death toll from last night's explosion at a fuel depot in Nagorno-Karakakh is rising. The cause of the blast is still unclear, but it happened as Azerbaijan moved in to take control of the contested enclave. Hundreds were injured. Nearly 30,000 thousand ethnic Armenians have now fled Nagorno-Karakakh, the Armenian government says. We speak to a former Armenian foreign minister.
Also in the programme: The BBC has rare access to a special Ukranian military brigade; and we'll hear about an historic first as a US president joins a picket line.
(Photo: Rescue and medical personnel work following an explosion in the gas warehouse near the Stepanakert-Askera highway in Berkadzor on 26 September. Credit: Reuters)
26/09/2023 • 48 minutes 1 second
Global warming targets 'within reach'
The International Energy Agency says renewable technologies could help limit global warming to 1.5*C - but it added much bolder action was required.
The watchdog said international co-operation would be vital and called for massive investments of more than four trillion dollars every year. It also said industrialised countries need to do much more to wean themselves off fossil fuels.
Also in the programme: We'll hear why Saudi officials are making a rare visit to the occupied West Bank; and we'll talk to the head of the streaming service Spotify about artists' royalties and the use of AI in music.
(Photo shows wind turbines in Hendreforgan, South Wales in the UK. Credit: Matthew Childs/Reuters)
26/09/2023 • 49 minutes 20 seconds
Thousands of ethnic Armenians flee Nagorno Karabakh
As thousands of ethnic Armenians flee Nagorno Karabakh, Newshour hears from a volunteer who has been at the border.
Also on the programme: A possible end to Hollywood's longest strike in decades; and why Lego bricks are struggling to go greener.
(Photo: Armenian Red Cross Society volunteers prepare food and drinks for ethnic Armenians from Nagorno-Karabakh arriving at a registration centre of the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, near the border town of Kornidzor, Armenia. Credit: Narek Aleksanyan/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
25/09/2023 • 49 minutes 19 seconds
Ethnic cleansing fears as Armenians leave disputed region
A growing stream of ethnic Armenian refugees are fleeing Nagorno-Karabakh following Azerbaijan's seizure of the disputed region last week.
Amidst fears of ethnic cleansing, more than 3,000 people have so far crossed into Armenia from the enclave, which is home to a majority of some 120,000 ethnic Armenians.
Also in the programme: American screenwriters reach a tentative deal with the Hollywood studios to end their five month strike; and the former UK prime minister Gordon Brown calls for a windfall tax on the world's richest oil states -- to help developing countries cope with climate change.
(Photo shows a child refugee from the Nagorno-Karabakh region looks out of a car window upon arrival at a temporary accommodation centre in Goris, Armenia on 25 September 2023. Credit: Irakli Gedenidze/Reuters)
25/09/2023 • 48 minutes 21 seconds
24/09/2023 20:06 GMT
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24/09/2023 • 50 minutes 21 seconds
Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenia wants UN monitors
Armenia's prime minister blames Russia for failing to ensure security after as Azerbaijan took control of disputed Nagorno Karabakh. Nikol Pashinyan says the security arrangements in Nagorno Karabakh were ‘ineffective’. We hear from the Armenian ambassador in UK and the US Senator Gary Peters, who is in the region.
Also on the programme: We hear from the daughter of an acclaimed Uyghur scholar who has been sentenced to life in China; and actor Tom Hanks talks about his fascination with the moon.
(Photo: Members of the International Committee of the Red Cross drive past an Armenian checkpoint from the direction of the border with Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh region. Credit: REUTERS)
24/09/2023 • 50 minutes 2 seconds
Nagorno-Karabakh: aid arrives amidst worsening conditions
The Red Cross has managed to deliver seventy tonnes of aid to Nagorno-Karabakh for the first time since Azerbaijan captured the disputed territory this week. Some have sought refuge in the main city amidst dwindling food, medicine and fuel supplies.
Also on the programme: the head of Sudan's army tells the BBC he's open to talks to try and end five months of fighting; and a new study reveals the effects of long Covid on major organs.
(Vehicles of the International Committee of the Red Cross transporting humanitarian aid for residents of Nagorno-Karabakh drive towards the Armenia-Azerbaijan border along a road on 23 September 2023. Credit: Reuters/Gedenidze)
23/09/2023 • 49 minutes 19 seconds
Conditions in Nagorno-Karabakh worsening
Ethnic Armenian civilians say conditions in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh are becoming critical, as thousands seek shelter in the city. We hear from the ICRC.
Also in the programme: Ukraine may get long-range ATACMS missiles; and Italy's new surrogacy law.
(Picture: A still image taken from a handout video provided by the Russian Defence Ministry press-service shows civilians at the Russian peacekeepers' camp near Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh, 21 September 2023)
23/09/2023 • 47 minutes 36 seconds
Ukraine uses western-supplied missiles to hit Crimea
Ukraine has mounted a missile strike on the headquarters of Russia's Black Sea navy in Crimea. A source at the Ukrainian Air Force has told the BBC it used a type of cruise missile supplied by Britain and France.
Russia illegally annexed the southern Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea in 2014. So what will Russia's response be to the attack?
Also in the programme: As ethnic Armenian fighters in Nagorno Karabakh hand over their weapons, what assurances can Azerbaijan give them as well as civilians about how life will be under its rule? And Brazil's Supreme Court is posed to vote on whether to legalise abortion, but conservatives are vocal in their opposition.
(Photo shows smoke rising from Russia's Black Sea navy HQ in Crimea. Credit: MASH)
22/09/2023 • 48 minutes 21 seconds
9/11 defendant unfit to stand, US judge rules
A military judge at Guantanamo Bay has ruled that a Yemeni man charged over the 9/11 attacks is mentally unfit to stand trial. His lawyer has long claimed his client was "tortured by the CIA". Also on the programme, anti- government protests are again taking place in the Armenian capital Yerevan, amid anger over Azerbaijan's defeat earlier this week of ethnic- Armenian separatists in the disputed enclave of Nagorno- Karabakh; and Nasa's Osiris-Rex capsule will come screaming into Earth's atmosphere on Sunday at more than 15 times the speed of a rifle bullet.
(File Photo: In this image reviewed by the US military, members of a legal defence team walk at a US military war crimes court at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba June 5, 2008. REUTERS/Brennan Linsley/Pool/File Photo)
22/09/2023 • 48 minutes 17 seconds
Rupert Murdoch steps down from media empire
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch says he is stepping down as chairman of Fox and News Corp, with his son Lachlan to head both companies.
In a memo to employees, Murdoch said "the time is right" for him to take on "different roles". Murdoch said he will transition to the role of Chairman Emeritus of both firms in mid-November. Murdoch, 92, launched Fox News in 1996. It is now the most watched TV news channel in the US.
We'll discuss his legacy and the succession, and look back at his love affair with news - particularly newspapers.
Also in the programme: How Ukrainian soldiers who have lost limbs in the war are facing life as amputees; and we'll hear about life inside the notorious Venezuelan jail, run by its inmates complete with swimming pool and a zoo, and which has now been taken back by the military.
(Photo shows Rupert Murdoch in London on 22 June 2023. Credit: Victoria Jones/PA Wire)
21/09/2023 • 48 minutes 24 seconds
British PM defends changes and delays to key climate policies
For some years, British governments have proclaimed themselves leaders in the global fight against climate change. The UK's recent de-carbonisation progress has been faster than most. But critics of the current Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, now claim he risks losing the high ground. Mr Sunak today used a BBC interview to defend delays to a number of his climate pledges.
Also in the programme: The Polish decision to pause arms supplies to its ally, Ukraine; and we look at TikTok 'frenzies' and the behaviour they inspire.
(Photo: The UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak speaks at a news conference in Downing Street, London, 20 September 2023. Mr Sunak was told weeks before deciding to roll back his green policies, that he risked jeopardizing Britain's place as global leader on climate as well as his legally binding net zero goal. Credit: Chris J Ratcliffe/POOL/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
21/09/2023 • 48 minutes 18 seconds
Azerbaijan: full sovereignty restored in Nagorno Karabakh
Azerbaijan's president Ilham Aliyev says he has restored full sovereignty over Nagorno Karabakh, after ethnic Armenian separatists in the enclave said they'd give up their weapons and agree to peace talks. We speak to Azerbaijan's Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Armenia's Deputy Foreign Minister.
Also in the programme: women and girls in Iran face up to ten years in jail if they break new laws on covering their hair; and we hear from the mother who named their kid "Methamphetamine Rules".
(Picture: Azerbaijan's president Ilham Aliyev addressed his country this evening following a ceasefire in Nagorno Karabakh. Credit: Roman Ismayilov/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
20/09/2023 • 48 minutes 22 seconds
Azerbaijan halts offensive
Azerbaijan says it's halting it's military offensive in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh after Armenian separatists there agree to disarm. We hear from a resident inside the enclave, also from both sides in the conflict.
Also on the programme, the British prime minister Rishi Sunak appears ready to dilute key climate change commitments; and who'd name their kid "Methamphetamine Rules"? We hear from the mother.
(Photo: Russian peacekeepers evacuate civilians in Nagorno-Karabakh; Credit: Reuters)
20/09/2023 • 48 minutes 21 seconds
Azerbaijan begins military offensive in Nagorno-Karabakh
Gunfire could be heard in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh today, after the Azerbaijani government launched a military offensive in the majority-Armenian territory. The Azerbaijani government called it an ‘anti-terrorist operation’, after eleven Azerbaijani civilians were killed by landmines, but officials in Nagorno-Karabakh say the offensive is an attempt to drive Armenians out of the territory.
Also in the programme, journalists in Libya have been asked to leave the devastated city of Derna and we hear from survivors of the Westgate shopping centre shooting in Kenya ten years after the tragedy.
(Picture: An offensive by Azerbaijan military caused damage to residential buildings and vehicles in Stepnakert, the capital of the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. Credit: OC Media)
19/09/2023 • 48 minutes 23 seconds
India denies involvement in the murder of a Canadian Sikh activist, however Canada's prime minister says there are credible allegations to investigate. We hear from both countries and get an assessment of the Sikh separatist 'Khalistani movement.'
Also on the programme, heavy shelling has been heard in the disputed region of Nagorno Karabakh where Azerbaijan says it has begun an anti-terrorist operation. Plus, what is the new dress code at the US senate?
(Photo : Hardeep Singh Nijjar was shot dead outside a temple in British Columbia in June. Credit : Sikh PA)
19/09/2023 • 48 minutes 14 seconds
Iran prisoner swap: US citizens freed in $6bn deal
Five Americans jailed for years in Iran are flying back to the United States, after being freed in a controversial prisoner swap. The former captives stopped briefly in Qatar before getting on a plane home. The US is releasing five Iranian prisoners in return, and has allowed the transfer of six billion dollars of frozen Iranian funds.
Also in the programme: Canada has announced it's funding a British-led air defence partnership for Ukraine.; and the US military has appealed to the public for help to find an advanced fighter jet that went missing over South Carolina.
(Picture: Siamak Namazi, Morad Tahbaz and Emad Shargi, who were released during a prisoner swap deal between U.S. and Iran, arrive at Doha International Airport. Credit: Mohammed Dabbous/Reuters)
18/09/2023 • 48 minutes 19 seconds
Five American nationals are due to be freed by Iran
Access to six billion dollars of frozen Iranian oil revenues is part of the deal. Leading US Republicans and Iranian activists have warned the deal will only encourage more hostage taking. They will first land in Qatar before flying to the US.
Also on the programme, in South Africa, Operation Dudula, a notorious anti-migrant campaign group, has registered as a political party ahead of next year’s general election. We hear from the leader. And Ukraine's new minister of defence, who has only been in the job for two weeks, has sacked six deputy ministers.
(Picture: Journalists at Doha airport await the soon to be freed prisoners. Credit: BBC)
18/09/2023 • 48 minutes 19 seconds
International aid starts to arrive in Libya after the floods
International aid has started to arrive in Libya after the devastating floods hit the city of Derna last week.
But the UN has warned that politics is blocking international aid getting to those who survived the floods and need the aid.
Also in the programme: The European Commission president has visited a migrant reception centre on the Italian island of Lampedusa as it struggles to deal with small boat arrivals; and we'll hear from an architect involved in building a landmark skyscraper in Sudan which has become the latest casualty of the conflict in the country.
(Photo shows people queuing in line to receive food aid in Derna, Libya on 15 September 2023. Credit: Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters)
17/09/2023 • 48 minutes 23 seconds
EU chief visits Lampedusa after migrant numbers soar
Italy's prime minister Georgia Meloni has warned that uncontrolled migration is putting the future of Europe at risk. She was speaking alongside Ursula Von der Leyen on a visit to the island of Lampedusa, which has seen thousands of arrivals in recent days. The European Commission President offered help with the crisis.
The Libyan government says a quarter of the buildings in the city of Derna have been destroyed or damaged by last week's flooding.
And we hear the prison songs compiled by a Grammy award winning producer.
(Photo credit: Reuters)
17/09/2023 • 47 minutes 33 seconds
Devastation in Derna a week after the Libyan floods
Nearly a week after a torrent of water ploughed through the centre of the the Libyan city of Derna, officials from the Eastern Libyan government felt for themselves the wave of public anger... when they visited Derna today.
More than 11,000 people are known to have died in the catastrophic flooding that followed the collapse of two dams last weekend. Thousands more are still missing in the port city where bodies are still being washed back from the sea.
In a country divided between rival governments - we hear a call for unity in Tripoli.
Also in the programme: On an Italian island, residents say they can't cope with the surging number of migrants; and we'll savour a last curry at London's first refuge for Indian food fans.
(Photo shows a car submerged in water following floods in Derna, Libya, September 16, 2023. Credit: Amr Alfiky/Reuters)
16/09/2023 • 48 minutes 15 seconds
Libya flooding: Government asking for national unity
The authorities in eastern Libya are sealing off the flood-hit city of Derna to allow search teams better access, as rescue efforts are scaled up. The government in the west says the disaster demonstrates the need for national unity.
The Oslo Accords: 30 years of lost Palestinian hopes.
And the mother of the Kurdish Iranian woman, Mahsa Amini, has on the first anniversary of her death in custody, thanked those who've kept her memory alive.
(Photo: Rescuers search for dead bodies at a beach, in the aftermath of the floods in Derna, Libya September 16, 2023. REUTERS)
16/09/2023 • 48 minutes 21 seconds
BBC team finds Derna survivors waiting for aid
A BBC team in Derna, in eastern Libya, says international aid agencies still have to arrive in force to help the victims of last weekend's deadly floods. Our correspondent there, Anna Foster, says Libyan rescue workers are bringing clean water from other parts of the country to the destroyed city. Earlier, local authorities denied reports that many of those killed by the floods had been ordered not to evacuate but to shelter in their homes.
Also in the programme: we discuss what might have happened to China's Defence Minister, Li Shangfu, who has not been seen in public for more than two weeks, which is unusual for such a high profile figure; and protests in the remote Arctic islands of Svalbard, as residents express their concern over the settlement warming at nearly twice the rate of other places in the Arctic.
(Photo: A view shows the aftermath of floods in Derna, Libya. Credit: Reuters)
15/09/2023 • 48 minutes 23 seconds
Around 900,000 people in Libya need assistance says UN
More than 11,000 people are known to have been killed. A further 10,000 are reported missing. We hear voices from the affected areas and are also from the minister for health from the government in the east of Libya.
Also on the programme; the women of Iran who still defy the authorities over the hijab, a year after Mahsa Amini's death in custody. And we meet the designer of a jumper for the late Princess Diana which has been sold at auction for more than a million dollars.
(Photo: Buildings reduced to rubble in Derna after the floods. Credit: Reuters)
15/09/2023 • 49 minutes 18 seconds
Anger grows among Libya flood victims
Bodies are still being retrieved from the mud in Derna, the port city in eastern Libya, after two dams collapsed during a storm at the weekend. Up to 20,000 people are feared to have died after raging floods swept through eastern Libya and officials estimate about 30,000 people have been left homeless.
Also in the programme: An investigation found that the rapid improvement of AI tools has led to a flood of false science on YouTube; and a Nasa probe into hundreds of UFO sightings found there was no evidence aliens were behind the unexplained phenomena, but the space agency also could not rule out that possibility.
(Picture: An overhead view of destruction in the city of Derna. Credit: Reuters)
14/09/2023 • 48 minutes 24 seconds
Libya: emergency teams search ruins of Derna
Several countries have sent rescue workers to Libya to support the search for survivors of the floods that devastated the city of Derna. Newshour hears from the Turkish Red Crescent in Derna.
Also in the programme: the UK spy jet attacked by a Russian jet; and China responds angrily to Europe's EV trade probe.
(Picture: A view shows people looking at the damaged areas, in the aftermath of the floods in Derna, Libya September 14, 2023. Credit: REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori)
14/09/2023 • 48 minutes 20 seconds
Calls for support as 5,300 dead in Libya
Nearly three days after catastrophic floods swept away a large part of the Libyan port city of Derna, the security forces are still recovering bodies from the sea. On land, rescue teams are digging through the rubble of collapsed buildings in the hope of finding survivors. We speak to a journalist in Derna and a doctor who is preparing to visit the affected areas.
Also in the programme: the UN envoy to Sudan, Volker Perthes, has announced he is stepping down and warns the conflict risks becoming a full-blown civil war; and the largest newspaper chain in the United States has announced it will hire a full time Taylor Swift reporter.
(Picture: Cars were damaged after a powerful storm and heavy rainfall in Derna. Credit: Esam Omran Al-Fetor/Reuters)
13/09/2023 • 47 minutes 50 seconds
Putin praises North Korea co-operation
The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has praised the strengthening of future co-operation with North Korea, after a rare visit by the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, to a space centre in the Russian far east. Mr Putin promised to help North Korea with its space programme. US officials suspect Moscow wants to buy North Korean munitions for its war in Ukraine.
Also in the programme: we hear from a resident in Timbuktu following a spate of attacks in Mali; and a former Secret Service agent says he has a new nugget of information about the assassination of President John F Kennedy.
(North Korea's Supreme Leader, Kim Jong Un and Russia's President, Vladimir Putin. Credit: Reuters)
13/09/2023 • 49 minutes 20 seconds
10,000 missing as dams burst in Libya floods
More than 2,200 people are reported dead in Libya after a storm triggered devastating floods. At least 10,000 people are missing, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies says.
Much of Derna, a city home to 100,000 people, is under water after two dams and four bridges collapse. The death toll from the city alone stands at more than 1,500, according to a minister.
Also in the programme: Two big battles are happening in Washington DC as the Justice Department takes on Google over just how it's dominated the market And Republicans in Congress say they want an impeachment inquiry into President Biden; and we'll hear about the stolen Van Gogh painting recovered in a shopping bag.
(Photo shows a man standing next to a damaged car in Derna, Libya on 12 September 2023. Credit: Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters)
12/09/2023 • 48 minutes 18 seconds
Thousands of people missing in Libya after heavy flooding
A minister in the eastern government of Libya tells us what he saw in the worst hit city, Derna, where two dams collapsed.
Also in the programme: for the first time in the history of the Israeli state, all 15 Supreme Court justices have convened to hear appeals against the government's attempt to restrict their power; and the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has entered Russia for a meeting with President Putin, so will an arms deal be on the table?
(Photo: People stand in a damaged road after a powerful storm and heavy rainfall hit Shahhat city, Libya, September 11, 2023. Credit: Reuters/Omar Jarhman)
12/09/2023 • 48 minutes 23 seconds
Hopes wane in search for Morocco earthquake survivors
Alongside the trauma - now the frustration: survivors of Morocco's earthquake say rescue and aid have come too slowly.
Rescuers in Morocco have been using their bare hands as desperate search efforts continue for survivors of Friday's powerful earthquake. The tremor was the country's deadliest in 60 years.
Also in the programme: Flooding in eastern Libya kills at least 150 people, though reports say there could be many more dead; Chile marks the anniversary of the coup that ended democracy for almost two decades - but 50 years on, the memory is increasingly contested; and why the US wants to cosy up to communist Vietnam.
(Photo shows rescue workers carrying the body of a victim killed in the village of Talat Talat N'Yaaqoub. Credit: EPA)
11/09/2023 • 48 minutes 23 seconds
Many still missing in Morocco earthquake
Rescue teams are still battling to find survivors trapped in the rubble following Friday's earthquake in Morocco. Heavy lifting equipment can't get through roads blocked by boulders, so villagers have been forced to dig with their hands through the debris from collapsed buildings.
Also in the programme: it is 50 years since the Chilean president Salvador Allende was overthrown by General Pinochet - we hear from someone who saw the coup unfold, and a man has been arrested in the UK for allegedly spying on behalf of China.
(Photo: Some are trying to salvage what they can, including here in a hamlet on the outskirts of Talaat N'Yaaqoub. Credit: Reuters)
11/09/2023 • 49 minutes 21 seconds
Morocco earthquake: Race against time to save survivors
Morocco is facing a race against time to save those trapped under the rubble by Friday's earthquake, as emergency services battle to supply remote mountainous areas.
The earthquake, the country's deadliest in 60 years, struck below a cluster of villages south of Marrakesh. We'll hear about trauma and heartbreak in Morocco as reports begin to emerge from the remote mountainous areas totally devastated by the earthquake.
Also in the programme: After an airstrike on a market in Khartoum kills dozens of Sudanese civilians - we speak to a medic treating the wounded; and Luis Rubiales has resigned as president of the Spanish Football Federation following criticism for kissing Spain forward Jenni Hermoso at the Women's World Cup final.
(Photo shows three mourners crying during a funeral in Moulay Brahim, Morocco. Credit: Reuters)
10/09/2023 • 48 minutes 22 seconds
Villages reduced to rubble after Morocco earthquake
The Moroccan army has cleared one of the main roads to the areas worst affected by Friday's earthquake, allowing vital assistance to reach people. A landslide had blocked the road to the small town of Asni in the Atlas mountains. Video footage shows ancient hilltop villages reduced to rubble and dust by the quake. More than 2,000 people have died in the earthquake.
Also in the programme: US President Joe Biden has arrived in Vietnam's capital Hanoi to sign a partnership agreement; and we hear from the actor Louis Garrel who has been a star of French cinema for 20 years.
(Picture: People inspect a destroyed building, in the aftermath of a deadly earthquake, in the town of Amizmiz. Credit: Nacho Doce/Reuters)
10/09/2023 • 47 minutes 32 seconds
Over 1000 known to have been killed in Morocco quake
Morocco has declared three days of national mourning for the victims of last night's earthquake. So far more than 1000 people are known to have died, with reports of entire villages being razed to the ground. We hear from eye witnesses, a relief worker and a doctor.
Also in the programme: the star conductor who opened and closed London's Prom concerts says sexism is still rife in the classical music world; and a human rights campaigner from Bahrain tells us why she's risking her freedom to try to save her father.
Photo: A room damaged by a powerful earthquake in the village of Tansghart in the Asni area, Morocco Credit: Reuters/Abdelhak Balhaki
09/09/2023 • 48 minutes 25 seconds
Earthquake hits Morocco
The 6.8 magnitude quake has killed more than 800 people in Morocco.
Also on the programme, India is hosting the latest G20 summit which has just admitted the African Union as a permanent member. And we also hear from one of the organisers of Belgrade Pride, which takes place today.
(Picture: A man and a boy walk beside a ruined building in Marrakesh. Credit: Morchidi / EPA)
09/09/2023 • 47 minutes 5 seconds
Does Bongo family still have influence in Gabon?
Gabon's ruling junta, which seized power in a coup last week, has appointed a former opposition leader as prime minister of its transitional government. Raymond Ndong Sima tells us that the decades-long influence of the Bongo family, which ruled for decades, is not over.
Also in the programme: Elon Musk says he didn't act on a request from Kyiv to activate his Starlink satellite network to help Ukraine carry out an attack; and the challenges that faced the first American women in space.
(Picture: Gabonese Prime Minister, Raymond Ndong Sima. Credit: Getty Images)
08/09/2023 • 50 minutes 23 seconds
Hong Kong battles flooding from record rains
Hong Kong and southern Chinese cities are battling widespread flooding as the region endures some of its heaviest rainfall on record. On Friday, streets and subway stations were under water in Hong Kong as officials shut schools and workplaces.
The region's weather bureau said the downpour, which began on Thursday, is the biggest to hit the city in nearly 140 years.
Also in the programme: As Delhi welcomes world leaders to the G20 summit hosted in India - what does Prime Minister Narendra Modi hope to achieve? And, the new boss of a Japanese pop talent agency faces sexual abuse allegations just a day after the previous boss stepped down.
(Photo shows drainage workers assisting a driver stranded due to flooding in Hong Kong. Credit: Reuters)
08/09/2023 • 49 minutes 26 seconds
Fleeing gang violence in Haiti
Thousands of Haitians had been displaced from their homes in the capital Port-au-Prince in recent weeks. With gang violence out of control in the city, one woman tells Newshour how gangs raided her neighbourhood. Seven members of her family including her mother, siblings, and eldest son have not been heard from since.
Also in the programme: Mexico's Supreme Court legalises abortion across the country; and a sexual abuse scandal rocks Japan.
(Picture: Residents gather outside a military base demanding help after fleeing Carrefour-Feuilles, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Credit: Reuters)
07/09/2023 • 48 minutes 20 seconds
Japan boyband agency boss resigns over predator's abuse
The head of Japan's most powerful talent agency resigns over allegations that her late uncle - who founded the firm - sexually abused young men.
Julie Fujishima's departure comes a week after investigators found Johnny and Associates' founder Kitagawa abused hundreds of boys and young men over six decades.
Also in the programme: America agrees to send Ukraine tank shells made of depleted uranium; and how Italian experts are helping to repair Odesa's cathedral, which was badly damaged by a Russian missile in July.
(Photo shows the former president of Johnny and Associates, Julie Fujishima, during a press conference in Tokyo, Japan on 7 September 2023. Credit: Franck Robichon/EPA)
07/09/2023 • 48 minutes 19 seconds
Russia attacks city of Kostyantynivka
President Zelensky has condemned a "deliberate" attack on Ukraine's "peaceful city" of Kostyantynivka. According to the Ukrainian authorities, 17 people were killed and more than 30 others were injured in the missile strike on a market area in the town.
Also in the programme: scientists grow cells that closely resemble a two-week-old fertilised human embryo; and a new Rolling Stones album.
(Photo: Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba (L) speaking with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (R) during his visit to Kyiv, Ukraine, 06 September 2023. CREDIT: EPA/FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTRY HANDOUT)
06/09/2023 • 49 minutes 32 seconds
Blinken in Kyiv
The US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, has attended a wreath- laying ceremony at a military cemetery in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. His unannounced visit aims to underline US support, three months into Ukraine's counter- offensive.
Also on the programme: African leaders call for new global taxes to fund action on global warming; and the Rolling Stones launch their first album of new material for 18 years.
(Image: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Ukraine's Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal shake hands prior to their meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Kyiv, Ukraine, on 6 September 2023. Credit: REUTERS/SMIALOWSKI)
06/09/2023 • 48 minutes 29 seconds
Spain’s World Cup-winning coach sacked amid kiss row
Spain's football federation has sacked Jorge Vilda, the head coach of its World-Cup-winning women's team. He was a close ally of Luis Rubiales -- the suspended president, who has been under fire for kissing the player Jenni Hermoso on the lips, she says without her consent, as the team celebrated winning the tournament.
Also on the programme: why the North Korean leader seems likely to visit Russia's far east to meet President Putin; and why the hosts of the African climate change summit are being sued for inaction.
(Picture: President Putin and Kim Jong Un in Vladivostok in 2019. Credit: REUTERS)
05/09/2023 • 50 minutes 24 seconds
US reports say that Kim Jong Un will visit Putin
Kim Jong Un has not left North Korea for four years. US officials believe this is part of efforts by Moscow to boost supplies of weapons for its troops in Ukraine. It's expected to happen at the end of September.
Also on the programme: the children of Lebanon who cannot afford an education and who are forced into work. And how is it even possible for two people to tunnel through the Great Wall Of China?
(Picture: President Putin and Kim Jong Un in Vladivostok in 2019. Credit: Getty Images)
05/09/2023 • 48 minutes 21 seconds
Invasive species blamed for extinctions
Scientists say invasive species are responsible for the majority of plant and animal extinctions and cost the world hundreds of billions dollars a year. The UN Convention on Biodiversity said they destroy forests and crops, and cause pollution. The UN study says human activity is making the effects worse, and recommends tougher border controls.
Also on the programme: teachers strike in South Korea; and classical music performed by dogs.
(Photo: A grey squirrel sitting on a branch. CREDIT: BBC)
04/09/2023 • 49 minutes 30 seconds
Ukraine: Rustem Umerov set to be new defence minister
Ukraine is to get a new defence minister - but why now in the middle of the counteroffensive against Russia? And what difference will it make?
Also in the programme: the first ever Africa Climate Conference opens in Nairobi, with a focus on finance; we hear from the new head of the UN's Green Climate Fund, set up to help developing countries. And school teachers in South Korea go on strike over bullying by parents.
(IMAGE: Rustem Umerov, chairman of Ukraine's State Property Fund and President Zelensky's choice for defence minister to replace Oleksii Reznikov / CREDIT: Getty Images)
04/09/2023 • 48 minutes 29 seconds
Ukraine: Zelensky to replace defence minister
President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine has said he will ask parliament to dismiss the defence minister Oleksii Reznikov this week.
In his nightly television address, Mr Zelensky said Mr Reznikov had served for 550 days during a full-scale war and now was the time for what he called "new approaches". It will be the biggest shake up at the Ukrainian defence ministry since the Russian invasion.
Also in the programme: Israel says it's considering deporting asylum seekers who were involved in clashes on the streets of Tel Aviv on Saturday; and thousands have been stranded at America's Burning Man festival as heavy rain turns the site into a mudbath.
(Photo shows Ukraine's former defence minister Oleksii Reznikov at a NATO leaders summit in Vilnius, Lithuania on 11 July 2023. Credit: Ints Kalnins/Reuters)
03/09/2023 • 48 minutes 58 seconds
Niger: Protests against French troops continue
Thousands of protesters are expected to take to the streets to demand the withdrawal of French troops from the country. On Saturday's there was mass demonstration. The demand to expel Niger’s former colonial ruler is backed by Niger’s military regime, which seized power in a coup in July.
Also on the programme: Pope Francis’s visit to Mongolia’s tiny flock of 1,500 ends with a Mass in an ice hockey arena. Flanked by two bishops from Hong Kong, the Pope urged Chinese Catholics to not only be good Christians, but ‘good citizens’.
And the ousted president of Gabon’s surprising relationship with the Godfather of Soul, James Brown.
(IMAGE: Supporters of the military junta protest against the French military presence in Niger, Niamey, 2 September 2023 CREDIT: ISSIFOU DJIBO/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
03/09/2023 • 47 minutes 32 seconds
Israel: Police clash with Eritrean asylum seekers
Police in Israel have opened an investigation into the use of live fire by officers, during clashes in Tel Aviv between rival groups of Eritrean asylum seekers. Nearly a hundred and fifty people were injured. We hear what life is like for the community living in Tel Aviv.
The Nobel Foundation has reversed a much-criticised decision to invite Russia, Belarus and Iran to this year's awards ceremony in Stockholm. Will Oslo, which hosts the Nobel Peace Prize do the same?
And a new film about Bobi Wine, Uganda's pop star turned opposition politician - speak to his wife and one of the directors of the film.
(Photo: Police said demonstrators for and against the Eritrean regime planned to rally in different areas, but did not stick to the arrangement. Credit: Reuters)
02/09/2023 • 50 minutes 23 seconds
India launches its first mission to the Sun
India has launched its first observation mission to study the Sun in the latest success for the burgeoning space power. Large crowds gathered to watch the Aditya-L1 satellite blast off from Andhra Pradesh state, with India's Space Agency later confirming the craft had successfully separated from the rocket.
Also in the programme: Nobel Foundation cancels its invitation to the Russian and Belarus ambassadors to this year's ceremony after widespread criticism; and two members of the Proud Boys militia are sentenced.
(Photo: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s Aditya-L1 mission payloads blasting off from a launch pad aboard the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) XL rocket, in Kolkata, India, 02 September 2023. Credit: Piyal Adhikary/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
02/09/2023 • 47 minutes 33 seconds
Johannesburg fire: families try to identify victims
Families have been searching mortuaries in Johannesburg a day after the fire that killed over 70 people. The cause of the fire is still unknown. Forensic investigators have been at the site, picking through the charred remains of the burnt-out structure.
Also on the programme: Anger in Sweden over the decision to invite the Russian ambassador to the Nobel award ceremony; and a relative remembers one of the Moroccan jet skiers killed by the Algerian coastguard.
(Image: A view of damaged buildings in the aftermath of a deadly fire in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 1 September 2023. Credit: Reuters/Tassiem)
01/09/2023 • 49 minutes 20 seconds
Super typhoon Saola threatens southern China
Super-typhoon Saola prompts flight cancellations, railway closures and severe weather warnings across Hong Kong and southern mainland China; we get an update from Hong Kong and hear about the global economic importance of Guangdong, in the typhoon's path.
Also in the programme: Algerian coastguards shoot dead two tourists who strayed into Algerian waters on their jet skis from a Moroccan resort; and we report from Kashmir, where journalists say the administration is carrying out a systematic campaign of arrests and intimidation.
(IMAGE: People brave strong winds in Hong Kong, China, as Super Typhoon Saola approaches, September 1, 2023. CREDIT: Reuters / Tyrone Siu)
01/09/2023 • 49 minutes 16 seconds
South Africa fire: president demands action
The South African president says he expects actions to be taken to prevent any recurrence of the fire in a derelict building that killed more than 70 people in the South African city of Johannesburg. It's thought 200 families were living in an abandoned five storey building when it caught light. We hear from government minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni.
Also in the programme: Filipino fishermen face off against China; and ABBA's Agnetha Fältskog's new single.
(Picture: Firefighters work at the scene of a deadly blaze, in Johannesburg, South Africa August 31, 2023. Credit: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko)
31/08/2023 • 49 minutes 23 seconds
More than 70 people killed in Johannesburg fire
More than 70 people have been killed and 50 injured in a fire in Johannesburg, South Africa. We get the latest on the search and recovery operation, and hear about so called "hi-jacked" buildings.
Also in the programme: former French president Francois Hollande on the coup in Gabon and how the situation compares to that in Niger; and why the wild boar in Bavaria's forests are still radioactive, long after Chernobyl.
[MAGE: An emergency services member climbs a ladder at the site of a fire that broke out at a five-storey building in the city centre, in Johannesburg, South Africa, 31 August 2023 / CREDIT: EPA / KIM LUDBROOK]
31/08/2023 • 48 minutes 20 seconds
Gabon's president under house arrest
Gabon's President Ali Bongo appeals for help after the army deposed him in a coup and put him under house arrest. Army officers appeared on TV to say they had taken power. They say they have annulled the results of Saturday's election in which Mr Bongo was declared the winner, but the opposition claims it was fraudulent.
Also on the programme: a report from the front line in north-east Ukraine where modest Russian advances are costing Ukrainian lives; and hurricane Idalia batters the Gulf Coast of Florida.
(Picture: People celebrate in support of the military coup in a street in the capital of Gabon, Libreville Credit: REUTERS/Scott Ngokila)
30/08/2023 • 48 minutes 15 seconds
Army officers say they've taken over in Gabon
Military officers in Gabon have appeared on on television to say they have seized power. They said they had placed President Ali Bongo under house arrest and were annulling the results of an election on Saturday, in which Mr Bongo was declared the winner.
His overthrow would end his family's 56-year hold on power in the resource-rich West African country and would be the eighth coup in a former French colony in Africa in the past three years. France has condemned the latest events.
Also in the programme: our correspondent sees at first hand how Russian kamikaze drones are slowing Ukraine's counteroffensive; Australia announces a date for a referendum on indigenous rights; and the international operation to bring down a hugely lucrative malware network.
(Photo shows a military vehicle passing by people celebrating in the city Port Gentil in Gabon. Credit: Gaetan M-Antchouwet via Reuters)
30/08/2023 • 50 minutes 20 seconds
Prigozhin buried in St Petersburg
He was buried this Tuesday in a small private funeral in St Petersburg. He led a failed mutiny against the Russian authorities two months ago and the role of the mercenary group he commanded has played a decisive role in Ukraine's war. We hear from a former Wagner fighter about Prigozhin's legacy and the future of the mercenary group.
Also on the programme: Prosecutors in Uganda have for the first time charged someone with "aggravated homosexuality", punishable by death; and the rapper Eminem has told Republican nominee Vivek Ramaswamy to stop using one of his songs during his political campaign.
(Picture: PMC Wagner group founder and chief Yevgeny Prigozhin funeral in St. Petersburg, St Petersburg, Russian Federation. Credit: Anatoly Maltsev via EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
29/08/2023 • 48 minutes 11 seconds
Air pollution now the greatest external threat to human health
A major new report warns that air pollution is one of the world’s greatest threats to public health, with India, Pakistan, China and Nigeria some of the worst hit countries. Researchers say that poor air quality can take more than two years off average life expectancy.
Also on the programme: The Spanish World Cup sexism scandal continues as Spain’s regional football federations call on Luis Rubiales to stand down; and the smart socks with AI being used to help people with dementia.
(IMAGE: An Indian man with his face covered with a cloth walks amid heavy smog in New Delhi, India CREDIT: EPA-EFE/RAJAT GUPTA)
29/08/2023 • 49 minutes 16 seconds
Spanish football bosses in urgent meeting
We report on the latest developments in the Spanish World Cup football sexism scandal: a criminal investigation, an urgent meeting and a reported hunger strike. But how far does the sport Europe-wide need to change?
Also in the programme: Donald Trump is told he'll face a major criminal trial in March -- the day before the major presidential primaries; and a totem pole taken by a British museum heads back to Canada.
(Photo: The church in Motril, Spain, where the mother of Spanish Football Federation President, Luis Rubiales is reported to be on hunger strike. Credit: Reuters)
28/08/2023 • 50 minutes 19 seconds
Protests erupt in Libya over foreign minster's contact with Israel
The Libyan foreign minister is reported to have been sacked for meeting her Israeli counterpart when the two countries don't have formal relations.
Libya - a strong backer of the Palestinian cause - does not recognise Israel, and the meeting has sparked protests in the majority Arab state. Israeli FM Eli Cohen said the "historic" meeting was "the first step" in establishing relations with Libya. So who sanctioned the encounter?
Also in the programme: Shares in the troubled Chinese property firm Evergrande have plummeted on their first day of trading for 18 months - is it simply too big to fail?; and the French government is banning the wearing of abayas -- the loose-fitting robes worn by some Muslim women -- in state-run schools.
(Photo shows demonstrators in Libya burning tyres to protest against the meeting of the foreign minister with her Israeli counterpart in Italy. Credit: STR/EPA)
28/08/2023 • 48 minutes 14 seconds
Emmerson Mnangagwa wins second term as Zimbabwe president
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been elected to a second term with 52.6% of the vote, the electoral commission says. But the opposition also claims to have won, saying there was widespread vote-rigging, and observers said the vote fell short of democratic standards.
Also in the programme: Russia says Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin has been confirmed dead after Wednesday's plane crash; and the tiny town of Hallstatt in Austria protests against receiving over a million tourists per year.
(Picture: Emmerson Mnangagwa speaks to the media at State House in Harare< Zimbabwe. Picture credit: REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo)
27/08/2023 • 50 minutes 26 seconds
Emmerson Mnangagwa re-elected President of Zimbabwe
The incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa has been declared the winner of Zimbabwe's presidential election - despite criticism of an unfair process from international observers and the opposition. The Justice Minister tells Newshour the criticisms are rubbish.
Also in the programme: Russian officials confirm the Wagner mercenary boss Yevgeny Prigozhin died in Wednesday's plane crash; and in Budapest fans have been cheering the athletes at the world athletics championships - but at what cost to Hungary?
27/08/2023 • 48 minutes 30 seconds
Coaches from Spain women's team quit over Rubiales kiss
Spain's entire coaching staff from their World Cup win, except for manager Jorge Vilda, has resigned over the Luis Rubiales scandal. Spanish FA president Rubiales was suspended on Saturday by Fifa after kissing forward Jenni Hermoso on the lips following the Women's World Cup final victory over England in Sydney – a kiss she says was non-consensual.
Also in the programme: spate of looting of stores and supermarkets around Argentina has led to dozens of arrests; and we hear from San Francisco, where driverless taxis are now in operation.
(Picture: People protest outside the Spanish Soccer Federation. Picture credit: REUTERS/Isabel Infantes)
26/08/2023 • 49 minutes 22 seconds
Spanish football federation threatens legal action against player
The Spanish football federation says it will take legal action over player Jenni Hermoso's comments about its president Luis Rubiales. Rubiales has refused to resign after kissing the player on the lips following Spain's Women's World Cup final win. Hermoso said on Friday she did not consent, but the federation has questioned her version of events.
Also in the programme: a new report finds that rape continues to be used as a weapon of war in Ethiopia's Tigray region; and we meet Kurdish Iranian musician Kayhan Kalhor - one of the world's great masters of the Persian violin.
(Picture: A group of protesters demonstrated outside the Spanish football federation headquarters. Caption: REUTERS/Isabel Infantes)
26/08/2023 • 48 minutes 28 seconds
Is World Cup final kiss row Spanish football's ‘MeToo moment’?
Spain's football chief is refusing to bow to growing pressure to resign after his controversial kiss at the Women's Football World Cup final.
Luis Rubiales had been expected to quit at a press conference, but instead gave a defiant speech, claiming the kiss was consensual and he was the victim of fake feminism. His attitude has angered players and government ministers, with many seeing it as symptom of sexism in Spanish sport and wider society.
Also in the programme: Denmark is planning to ban the burning of holy books after a number of recent incidents involving the Koran caused anger in the Muslim world - we speak to an MP who's opposed; and why non-plastic drinking straws may not be so eco-friendly after all.
(Photo shows Luis Rubiales announcing he will be staying as president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation. Credit: Royal Spanish Football Federation via Reuters)
25/08/2023 • 50 minutes 29 seconds
Kremlin: we didn't order Prigozhin death
The Kremlin says western allegations that it gave an order to kill the Wagner paramilitary boss Yevgeny Prigozhin are a complete lie. We hear from a Russian journalist who has spoken to some of Wagner’s mercenary fighters.
Also in the programme: we pick apart the historic significance of the Donald Trump mugshot; and the head of Spain's football federation has insisted he won't resign over his controversial kiss at the Women's World Cup final.
(Photo: A woman lays flowers in Moscow. Credit: Reuters)
25/08/2023 • 50 minutes 30 seconds
Donald Trump due back in court in Georgia
Former US president Donald Trump is surrender in the US state of Georgia to face charges of trying to overturn his 2020 election loss in the state.
The current frontrunner for the Republican nomination for next year's presidential election will likely be fingerprinted and have his mugshot taken at Fulton County jail in Atlanta. Mr Trump will return at a later date to enter a plea in court and his bail has been set at $200,000.
Also in the programme: Russia's President Putin says he sends his "most sincere condolences" to the families of the Wagner leaders apparently killed in a plane crash yesterday; and we'll head to Zimbabwe where police have arrested 41 election monitors and confiscated all their computers and phones.
(File photo of Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. President Donald Trump at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa on 12 August 2023. Credit: Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters)
24/08/2023 • 49 minutes 20 seconds
Zelensky welcomes presumed death of Prigozhin
The Ukrainian president Zelensky says Kyiv had nothing to do with a plane crash in which the Wagner mercenary boss Yevgeny Prigozhin is presumed to have died. So what are the implications for Mr Putin's grip on power and the war in Ukraine?
Also in the programme: the clash between Republican presidential candidates in a debate without Donald Trump; and Japan finally releases the water from the Fukushima's nuclear plant causing concern for some.
(Photo: Wreckage of the private jet linked to Wagner mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin is seen near the crash site in the Tver region, Russia, August 24, 2023. Credit: Reuters/Marina Lystseva)
24/08/2023 • 49 minutes 1 second
Wagner boss may be dead
Yevgeny Prigozhin was on the list of passengers on an aircraft that crashed in the Tver Region, Russian authorities say. We have the latest from our reporter in Moscow, the view of a former Russian politician, plus an analysis of Wagner’s role in the war in Ukraine.
Also on the programme: India becomes the first country to land on the southern polar region of the moon.
(Picture: Yevgeny Prigozhin, gives an address at an unknown location. Credit: PMC Wagner via Telegram via REUTERS)
23/08/2023 • 49 minutes 21 seconds
India makes history with south pole Moon landing
India's Chandrayaan-3 has become the first spacecraft to land near the south pole of the Moon.
Also on the programme: Pakistani police have arrested the owner and operator of the cable car which was stranded high above a riverbed on Tuesday; and we hear from the Egyptian activist Ahmed Douma in his first international interview after ten years in jail.
(Image: Scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) celebrate after the successful landing of the Chandrayaan-3 mission on the Moon. Credit: Getty)
23/08/2023 • 48 minutes 24 seconds
Pakistan cable car: all rescued
Seven children and a teacher who were stuck in a cable car for many hours dangling over a ravine in Pakistan's north-west have been rescued. They were helped to safety along a zip wire, as a huge crowd on top of the hillside celebrated their rescue.
Also in the programme: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, otherwise known as the BRICS group of countries began a three-day summit in Johannesburg; and raging fires in Greece have killed 20 people, 19 of whom are assumed to be migrants attempting to cross the country.
(IMAGE: Pakistani army soldiers carry out rescue operation for stranded in a chairlift students in Battagram district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan, 22 August 2023 / Credit: EPA/SULTAN DOGAR)
22/08/2023 • 49 minutes 24 seconds
Zimbabwean president hopes to retain power
The Zimbabwean government spokesman, Nick Mangwana, tells us he hopes President Emmerson Mnangagwa will win Wednesday's elections so that he can fulfil his electoral programme. The elections pit the incumbent and Zanu-PF party leader against the opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa.
Also on the programme: the former prime minister of Thailand, Thaksin Shinawatra, has returned from self-imposed exile, been arrested and sent to prison; and we hear the latest on the attempts to rescue people stuck in a cable car in Pakistan.
(Picture: Zanu-PF party rally. Credit: Getty Images)
22/08/2023 • 49 minutes 17 seconds
UK serial killer nurse gets whole life sentence
A nurse who is Britain’s worst child serial killer has been given a rare Whole Life Order which means she’ll spend the rest of her life in jail. Lucy Letby was convicted on Friday of murdering seven babies and attempting to kill six other infants at the Countess of Chester Hospital.
Letby deliberately injected babies with air, force fed others milk and poisoned two of the infants with insulin.
Also in the programme: scientists have trained Artificial Intelligence on MRI scans and ECGs to calculate the effective age of a human heart - often different to the age of the patient. We hear from the lead researcher. And after Tropical Storm Hilary ravages Southern California, how are residents coping?
(Photo: Court artist drawing by Elizabeth Cook of Judge Mr Justice Goss addressing the dock containing two dock offices beside empty seats during the sentencing of nurse Lucy Letby at Manchester Crown Court. Credit: Elizabeth Cook/PA Wire)
21/08/2023 • 50 minutes 57 seconds
Saudi Arabia accused of killing and injuring Ethiopian migrants
Saudi border guards are accused of the mass killing of migrants along the Yemeni border in a new report by Human Rights Watch. The report says hundreds of people, many of them Ethiopians who cross war-torn Yemen to reach Saudi Arabia, have been shot dead. Some migrants have told the BBC they had limbs severed by gunfire and saw bodies left on the trails. Saudi Arabia has rejected the report as unfounded.
Also in the programme: Zimbabwe's opposition leader tells us why he's convinced he'll win Wednesday's election; and why a burnt-out car chassis has just been bought for $2m.
(Photo: an Ethiopian migrant who said he was shot at the border by men wearing Saudi military uniforms. Credit: BBC)
21/08/2023 • 50 minutes 28 seconds
Spain celebrates win at Women’s World Cup
The Spanish football team beat England 1-0 in a closely-fought final in Sydney to win the trophy for the first time. Queen Letizia and her daughter, Princess Sofia, joined the players on the pitch to mark their triumph.
Also in the programme: voters in Ecuador are choosing a president today after a campaign marred by violence; and Russia’s first lunar mission in 47 years crashes into the moon, so what could have gone wrong?
(Photo: Spain's Alexia Putellas (left), Jennifer Hermoso and Irene Paredes celebrate with the trophy after winning the FIFA Women's World Cup final match in Australia. Credit: PA).
20/08/2023 • 47 minutes 18 seconds
Spain win Women's World Cup
Spain took the football title after a fiercely contested final at Stadium Australia in Sydney, despite late English pressure. Also on the programme, Russia's first mission to the surface of the moon in nearly 50 years has ended in failure after crashing; and the Vienna cemetery that’s home to famous composers and fresh vegetables.
(Photo: Spain players celebrate with the trophy after winning the World Cup REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli)
20/08/2023 • 48 minutes 30 seconds
A Russian missile attack on a theatre in the Ukrainian city of Chernihiv
A Russian missile attack on a theatre in the Ukrainian city of Chernihiv. We speak to the mayor who arrived at the scene minutes after it happened.
Also in the programme: A fast-moving wildfire in Canada, which multiplied a hundredfold in just one day, is threatening tens of thousands of people in British Columbia. Local fire chief Jason Brolund tells us "the stories coming from my firefighters are mind boggling"; and the man swimming America's Hudson River in a solo protest to protect waterways.
(The scene of a missile hit at the Drama Theatre in central Chernihiv, Ukraine, 19 August 2023. Credit: Photo by Oleg Petrasyuk/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
19/08/2023 • 50 minutes 27 seconds
Canada wildfires: British Columbia declares emergency
Canada is having its worst wildfire season on record, with at least 1,000 fires burning across the country. British Columbia has declared a state of emergency;
15,000 households have been ordered to evacuate, as firefighters battle raging wildfires that have set homes ablaze.
Also on the programme: Saudi Arabia's crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, has hosted talks with Iran's foreign minister. Is the meeting a sign relations are improving? And we hear why Italy's government settled the bill of four Italian tourists in Albania, who left a restaurant without paying for their meal. Plus, how will history look back on the indictment of former President Donald Trump?
(Photo: The McDougall Creek wildfire burns next to houses in the Okanagan community of West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, August 19, 2023. Credit: Reuters/Chris Helgren)
19/08/2023 • 47 minutes 45 seconds
British nurse found guilty of baby murders
A British nurse Lucy Letby was found guilty of murdering seven newborn babies and trying to kill another six in the neonatal unit of a hospital in northwest England where she worked. The murders happened at the Countess of Chester Hospital between 2015 and 2016. Letby is the UK's most prolific killer of babies in modern times. The thirty three year-old, denied all the charges against her, blaming the deaths on hospital hygiene and staffing levels.
Also in the programme: WHO says it's monitoring a new Covid variant; and Joe Biden hailed a "new era" of unity with the leaders of South Korea and Japan at summit near Washington.
(Picture: Letby was charged in November 2020 with murder and attempted murder. Credit: CHESHIRE POLICE)
18/08/2023 • 49 minutes 30 seconds
Canada Fires: Yellowknife residents ordered out
It's deadline day for the evacuation of an entire Canadian city as crews battle to control wildfires. Steven Guilbeault, Canada's minister for environment and climate change tell us "It is by far the worst forest fire season in our history" and that an area larger than Greece has been burnt.
Also on the programme: at least 1,400 people have starved to death in Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray in recent months; and a nurse in Britain has been found guilty of murdering seven babies.
(Picture: Yellowknife residents leave the city on Highway 3, the only highway in or out of the community. Credit: Kane / Reuters)
Traffic is clogging up along a single highway that leads out of Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories, as authorities rush to get everyone out of the city. More than twenty thousand people have been told they have less than 24 hours before the fires reach them.
Also on the programme: The International Chess Federation bans transgender women from competing at women’s events. We hear reaction from transgender player, Yosha Iglesias. And we speak to Africa’s fastest man on his chase to make history.
(Picture: Yellowknife residents leave the city on Highway 3, the only highway in or out of the community, after an evacuation order was given due to the proximity of a wildfire in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. Credit: Reuters)
17/08/2023 • 49 minutes 26 seconds
Canada wildfires: Yellowknife evacuates
As wildfire roars towards the small city of Yellowknife, the capital of Canada's North-West territories, all the residents have been ordered to evacuate.
Also in the programme: Pakistani authorities ban public gatherings in the city of Jaranwala after at least four churches are torched by a Muslim mob. A senior bishop tells Newshour the inciters need to be punished; and we hear from one of the researchers behind a major Hong Kong study showing that an anti-inflammatory drug can boost the effectiveness of emergency contraception.
(IMAGE: Flames and smoke rise from a wildfire in Northwest Territories, Canada, August 13, 2023, in this picture obtained from a social media video. Mary Jane Martin/via REUTERS)
17/08/2023 • 48 minutes 26 seconds
Is Ecuador on the brink?
Until now, Ecuador has avoided the worst effects of the narco gangs, political violence and instability that have plagued its larger neighbours. But in the past week, presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio is one of two politicians to have been shot dead, just days ahead of a snap election. We hear from his running mate, Andrea Gonzalez, and analyst, Glaeldys Gonzalez.
Also in the programme: How the world of espionage is changing; and the scientists who have reconstructed a Pink Floyd song by analysing human brainwaves.
(Picture: Soldiers have been deployed in the run-up to Ecuador's snap presidential elections on Sunday. Credit: Reuters)
16/08/2023 • 50 minutes 30 seconds
Ecuador on 'brink of becoming a narco-state'
The Ecuadorian presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio was shot dead as he left a campaign rally last week, 11 days before the election. His running-mate, Andrea González, tells us that she is wearing a bulletproof vest 24 hours a day.
Also on the programme: England advance to the Women’s World Cup Final; and how AI created music from human brain waves.
(Photo: Andrea Gonzalez, vice presidential candidate. CREDIT: REUTERS/Henry Romero)
16/08/2023 • 48 minutes 57 seconds
Afghanistan: Two years on from the Taliban takeover
Two years after the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, we hear from Adela Raz, former Afghan Ambassador, about how the international community can impact the lives of women and girls in Afghanistan.
Later, we speak to Richard Fausset, National Correspondent for the New York Times about the significance of the charges brought against former US President Donald Trump in the state of Georgia.
Also in the programme: the surge of disinformation and fake news on social media surrounding the coup in Niger and Gabon’s new and controversial new deal with Bank of America to ease its debt burden.
(Picture: The Taliban takeover in Afghanistan has seen the deterioration of women's rights. Credit: NAVA JAMSHIDI/BBC)
15/08/2023 • 48 minutes 24 seconds
Donald Trump indicted in Georgia
Donald Trump and his allies have condemned criminal charges brought against them by the US state of Georgia and accused the District Attorney of political interference. The indictment lists thirteen counts against the former president, who's accused of engaging in a criminal enterprise to overturn the result of the 2020 US presidential election in the state. Mr Trump described the indictment as a 'witch-hunt' by what he called an 'out-of-control' and 'very corrupt' district attorney.
Also in the programme: two years on from the Taliban taking control of Afghanistan; and the Rubik’s cube World Championship.
(Photo: Former US President Donald J. Trump (R) and Alina Habba (L), one of Mr. Trump's attorneys. CREDIT: EPA/JUSTIN LANE)
15/08/2023 • 49 minutes 26 seconds
Right-wing populist becomes Argentina presidency frontrunner
A right-wing populist candidate has shaken Argentina's political establishment by coming first in the presidential primary election. Javier Mllei won more than 30% of the vote after calling for austerity and the dollarisation of the economy.
The former television personality has promised to put an end to what he calls a parasitic political class that has sunk Argentina. We'll explore what this means for the country’s forthcoming elections.
Also in the programme: Russia's central bank prepares to hold an emergency meeting as the rouble falls considerably against the American dollar; and two years after the retreat from Kabul, should the world accept Taliban rule? We'll be asking the US's last acting ambassador.
(Photo shows Javier Milei during Argentina's primary elections, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Credit: Juan Ignacio Roncoroni/EPA)
14/08/2023 • 49 minutes 29 seconds
Hawaii wildfire: Maui braces 'significant' death toll rise
Hawaii’s governor, Josh Green, has described the blaze as a fire hurricane, with high winds and temperatures reaching 1000 degrees Celsius. The authorities have warned that efforts to find and identify the dead on the island of Maui are still in in their early stages. Emergency plans will initially see hundreds of hotels rooms provided for those who have lost their homes.
Also in the programme: after two years of Taleban rule in Afghanistan, we ask whether the West should be doing more to engage with them diplomatically; and we hear why George Harrison's mother was disgusted by The Beatles' screaming fans.
(Image: Volunteers load water onto a boat to be transported to West Maui Credit: Getty)
14/08/2023 • 49 minutes 55 seconds
Hawaii appeals for federal aid to help recover from wildfires
The wildfires on the Hawaiian island of Maui are now being described as the worst in the United States for more than a century, with 93 people confirmed dead. Representative Jill Tokuda gives us an update.
Also on the programme, can ECOWAS drum up enough support in the region for a military intervention in Niger? And as Florida's Parental Rights in Education Act sees schools censoring the work of Shakespeare, we ask a leading scholar if this is a serious situation or just a tempest in a tea cup?
(Picture: Residents push a shopping cart through the ruins of Lahaina Credit: Laurent / EPA)
13/08/2023 • 49 minutes 34 seconds
The number of dead on Maui continues to rise
The number of dead from the wildfires on the Hawaiian island of Maui continues to rise, as the state governor, Josh Green, warned it would.
Also in the programme: The Australian journalist Cheng Lei has been held in China for the past three years, we hear from her partner; and the Iranian parliament has voted to review a major new bill on the enforcement of the hijab without public debate.
(Photo: A firefighter puts out hot spots at the Ho'Onanea condominium complex in the aftermath of a wildfire, in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii on 10 August 2023. Credit: Reuters/Jorge Garcia)
13/08/2023 • 48 minutes 29 seconds
Hawaii fires: 80 people confirmed dead
A senior official from FEMA tells Newshour that additional expert help has been deployed to Hawaii and that forensic work continues in the wake of devastating wildfires.
Also on the programme, Armenia has written to the United Nations Security Council asking for an emergency session on the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. We hear from Armenia's Ambassador to the UN. And we meet the scientist who kept the final remaining piece of his favourite glacier, which had melted due to climate change, in his own freezer.
(Picture: Workers clean the streets of Lahaina in Hawaii Credit: Laurent / EPA)
12/08/2023 • 49 minutes 34 seconds
Hawaii wildfire: state orders investigation
Hawaii's attorney general has ordered an investigation into the handling of devastating wildfires which are now known to have killed at least eighty people. The authorities are facing growing questions about whether they could have done more to warn residents on the island of Maui.
Also in the programme: England captain Harry Kane is on the move; and reggae music from Japan.
(Picture: A tree trunk is still smouldering by the ocean after a wildfire burned through the city up to the port in Lahaina, Hawaii. CREDIT: EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT)
12/08/2023 • 47 minutes 31 seconds
Hawaii residents return to 'ash and dust' after deadly fires
State governor Josh Green has called the fires "catastrophic", and probably the largest natural disaster in Hawaii's history.
Also in the programme: Former US National Security Adviser, John Bolton, criticises the deal that will lead to the release of 5 American citizens detained in Iran, calling it "effectively human trafficking by the US government"; and Norwegian climber Kristin Harila defends herself against criticism that she walked over a dying sherpa while negotiating a narrow ledge on K2.
(Photo: Flames are seen near Lahaina as wildfires driven by high winds destroy a large part of the historic town of Lahaina, Hawaii on 9 August 2023. Dustin Johnson/Handout via Reuters)
11/08/2023 • 49 minutes 34 seconds
Hawaii fires leave 55 dead
The authorities on Hawaii's island of Maui say it will take many years and billions of dollars to repair the damage caused by devastating wildfires. Fifty- five people are now known to have died and thousands have been displaced. We hear from survivors in Maui. Also on the programme, West African nations have decided to activate a standby force for possible military intervention in Niger and call for the release of president Mohamed Bazoum; and, we travel back to the origins of hip-hop.
(Photo: Views from the air of the community of Lahaina after wildfires driven by high winds burned across most of the town several days ago, in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, U.S. August 10, 2023. REUTERS/Marco Garcia)
11/08/2023 • 50 minutes 33 seconds
US and Iran agree prisoner swap
Siamak Namazi, Emad Shargi and Morad Tahbaz and two un-named US Iranian dual nationals were released to house arrest in Iran, which could lead to their eventual repatriation to the US.
Also on the programme: President Biden has declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Hawaii; and we hear how research on lizards could offer insights into the treatment of osteoarthritis.
(Image: US-Iranian Siamak Namazi is among those freed from Evin prison under the deal, Credit: Free the Namazis)
10/08/2023 • 48 minutes 29 seconds
Ecuador presidential candidate assassinated
A countrywide state of emergency has been declared in Ecuador after the assassination of a candidate in this month's presidential election. Fernando Villavicencio was shot dead while leaving a campaign event in the capital, Quito. Also on the programme, the leaders of the recent coup in Niger have announced a new government, as the regional West African bloc considers whether to agree a military intervention; and, scientists say they've found evidence that Mars had wet and dry seasons similar to Earth.
10/08/2023 • 48 minutes 25 seconds
At least 41 migrants killed in shipwreck off Italian coast
Only four people survived the incident in the Mediterranean Sea. They were taken to the Italian island of Lampedusa on Wednesday. We speak to Paul Wagner, from Sea Watch, about how the rescue mission unfolded.
Also on the programme: A summit aimed at protecting the Amazon wraps in in Brazil; and musician Sixto Rodriguez dies age 81. We speak to Stephen Segerman, the owner of a record shop in Cape Town whose search for the musician became a hit documentary which helped revive Rodriguez’s fortunes.
(Image: A file photo shows the Italian Coast Guard ship transporting migrants in Lampedusa. Credit: EPA)
09/08/2023 • 48 minutes 30 seconds
Amazon summit enters final day
Delegates from the countries have been meeting in the Brazilian city of Belém for a two-day summit on the issue. A joint declaration created an alliance to combat deforestation, but left each country to pursue its own conservation goals.
Also on the programme: research suggests no direct link between time on Facebook and online harm; and the NME, described as a bible for British music and pop culture, is back in print from this summer.
(Image: Indigenous people take part in a march at the Amazon Summit in Belem, Para state, Brazil on 8 August 2023. Credit: Reuters/Marcelino)
09/08/2023 • 49 minutes 7 seconds
July is hottest month ever recorded on Earth, EU warns
The new report comes as a key summit opens in Brazil, aimed at ending deforestation and preserving the rainforest, which acts as a huge carbon sink for the planet. We speak to Carlos Nobre, an earth scientist, on whether the summit will produce concrete measures to save the Amazon ecosystem.
Also on the programme: Diplomatic efforts to reverse the coup in Niger intensify; and we speak to Anatoly Levchenko, former artistic director of the Mariupol Theatre in Ukraine, who was held as a prisoner for ten months.
(Image: A view of cracked ground in Tunisia. Credit: Reuters)
08/08/2023 • 48 minutes 28 seconds
Amazon summit starts in Brazil
The leaders of eight Amazon rainforest nations are meeting this week in Brazil to tackle pressing challenges facing the critical ecosystem. Newshour hears from farmers in Pará state and from agricultural expert Christian Lohbauer.
Also in the programme: a senior US official visits Niger coup leaders; and an extinction warning is issued for the Vaquita porpoise.
(Image: Indigenous people participate in a march for land demarcation, and against violence on indigenous lands and agribusiness, one day before the summit of the Amazon countries. Credit: Photo by Andre Borges/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
08/08/2023 • 48 minutes 30 seconds
West African leaders to meet amid Niger coup
A deadline for civilian rule to be restored in Niger has passed. The ultimatum was imposed by the West African grouping of countries, ECOWAS, threatening military intervention if the leaders of the coup in Niger did not comply. ECOWAS says it will hold a summit in the Nigerian Capital, Abuja, on Thursday to discuss the situation.
Also in the programme: An Israeli military spokesperson describes West Bank settler violence as 'terrorism'; and Italy is to trial free taxis to curb drunk driving.
(Picture: Niger's junta leaders were cheered by thousands of supporters at a defiant rally in Niamey on Sunday. Credit: Reuters)
07/08/2023 • 49 minutes 28 seconds
ECOWAS Niger deadline passes
The West African bloc ECOWAS deadline for Niger's coup leaders to reinstate the democratically elected President has passed with no change. So what's ECOWAS going to do about it? And what do people in Niger want?
Also in the programme: Brazil's Environment Minister tells us it's now or never to save the Amazon rainforest ahead of President Lula's summit. And as scientists in California repeat their nuclear fusion success, is it really "the holy grail" of green power?
07/08/2023 • 48 minutes 33 seconds
ECOWAS deadline for Niger
Amid silence from ECOWAS, their deadline for the military junta in Niger to step down seems to have expired. ECOWAS had given the coup leaders a week to reinstate the ousted president, Mohamed Bazoum, threatening military intervention if its demands were not met. Also on the programme, today marks six months since two huge earthquakes hit Turkey and Syria, killing more than fifty thousand people and leaving many more homeless; and, defending champions the United States have been knocked out of the women's football world cup by Sweden.
(Photo: Thousands of anti-sanctions protestors gather in support of the putschist soldiers in the capital Niamey, Niger August 3, 2023. The sign reads "Down with France long live CNSP". REUTERS/Mahamadou Hamidou)
06/08/2023 • 49 minutes 17 seconds
The remarkable recovery of Syria's earthquake baby
When Afraa was found in the rubble of a collapsed building in Syria, her umbilical cord was still attached to her mother, who had died just after giving birth. The video of the baby's rescue from the earthquake six months ago captivated the world. Since then she has made a remarkable recovery.
Also today: The Russians hunting for cheap flats in the occupied Ukrainian city of Mariupol; and gymnastics champion Simone Biles has made a return - we'll hear about the mental block she experienced known as "the twisties".
(Photo: Afraa with her uncle, Khalil)
06/08/2023 • 47 minutes 32 seconds
Calls for protests in Pakistan after Imran Khan's jailing
Pakistan's former prime minister Imran Khan has been jailed after being convicted on corruption charges.
Mr Khan has called for nationwide protests after he was handed a three-year jail sentence. His supporters say the prosecution is politically motivated.
Also in the programme: Bangladesh is facing its worst outbreak of dengue fever for at least two decades; and a pill aiming to treat depression in women following childbirth has just been approved in the United States promising to be a game changer for millions of women.
(Photo shows supporters of former Pakistani prime minister shout slogans at a protest on 5 August 2023. Credit: Amiruddin Mughal/EPA)
05/08/2023 • 48 minutes 18 seconds
Pakistan's former prime minister Imran Khan arrested
Pakistan's former Prime Minister, Imran Khan, has been arrested following the decision by a court to sentence him to three years in prison. Mr Khan was found guilty of not declaring money he'd earned from selling state gifts such as luxury watches he'd received while he was prime minister. Imran Khan denies all the charges against him. He released a video message on social media after he'd been taken into custody.
Also on the programme: Saudi Arabia is hosting talks on a future settlement for the conflict in Ukraine; and some of the contents of Queen singer Freddy Mercury's home go under the hammer.
(Picture: Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Lahore, Pakistan March 17, 2023. Credit: Akhtar Soomro/ REUTERS)
05/08/2023 • 49 minutes 9 seconds
Putin critic Navalny handed further jail term
Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has told supporters not to lose the will to resist, after his jail term was extended to 19 years.
Also on the programme: Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency in the Amhara region where fighting between the army and local militias has worsened; and we hear from oceanographers worried about the surging temperature of the world's seas.
(Image: Mr Navalny appears on a screen via a video link from his penal colony during court hearings in Moscow, 22 June 2023, Credit: EPA)
04/08/2023 • 48 minutes 28 seconds
World's oceans hit record high temperatures
Scientists say the average surface temperature of the world's oceans is at a record high - it's now 20.96 degrees Celsius compared to the previous record of 20.95 in 2016 - the numbers come from the EU's climate change service, Copernicus. So why is it happening and why does it matter? We speak to Dr Samantha Burgess, the Deputy Director of the Copernicus Climate Change Service
Also on the programme: a husband and wife cyber crime team plead guilty to attempting to launder $4.5bn of Bitcoin; and the Edinburgh play about the prolific serial killer Harold Shipman.
(Picture: Dead fish lie on the beach in Chumphon, Thailand June 22, 2023. Credit: Kantaphong Thakoonjiranon /via REUTERS)
04/08/2023 • 48 minutes 49 seconds
Donald Trump appears in court
Security has been ramped up in Washington DC as Donald Trump arrives to face charges of trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The former president pleaded not guilty on four counts, including conspiracy to defraud the United States and to deny voters the right to have their ballots counted. We hear more about the judge ruling the case, Tanya Chutkan.
Also on the programme: Scientists discover a natural strain of bacteria which they say could help stop malaria passing from mosquitoes to humans, and what persuaded NFL star Tom Brady to invest in Birmingham City Football Club?
(Picture: A demonstrator carries a placard, as people gather on the day former U.S. President Donald Trump, who is facing federal charges related to attempts to overturn his 2020 election defeat, appears at the U.S. District Court in Washington D.C. Credit: Reuters)
03/08/2023 • 47 minutes 27 seconds
Colombia ceasefire with rebel group begins
A ceasefire comes into effect today between Colombia's government and the left-wing ELN guerrilla group. The truce will be in force for 180 days, and will be monitored by the United Nations. If the ceasefire holds it will be the longest time the ELN has agreed to halt the conflict since 1964.
Also in the programme: former US president Donald Trump appears in court today over alleged attempts to overturn the last presidential election; and we speak to the singer Emel Mathlouthi who was cancelled by a music festival in Tunisia following concerts in Bethlehem, Ramallah and East Jerusalem.
(Picture: The president of Colombia Gustavo Petro, accompanied by commander of the ELN guerrilla, Antonio Garcia, and the president of Cuba Miguel Diaz Canel, shake hands during peace talks in Cuba in June. Credit: Mastrascusa/EPA)
03/08/2023 • 50 minutes 18 seconds
What are the consequences of the Trump indictment for US democracy?
Donald Trump's campaign team has said the latest criminal charges against him amount to election interference. Mr Trump is due to appear in court on Thursday to face accusations of plotting to overturn the last presidential poll. His campaign described the allegations as an "un-American witch hunt", and likened them to the persecution inflicted in Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. The indictment says Mr Trump knew he was lying when he complained of voter fraud.
Also in the programme: as Colombia prepares for an historic ceasefire with rebels, we speak to a government negotiator; and why are killer whales ramming boats in Spain?
(Photo: A woman holds a banner in front of the federal courthouse where former US President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is expected later this week. US August 1, 2023. Credit: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)
02/08/2023 • 48 minutes 32 seconds
Donald Trump faces new charges
Donald Trump faces four new criminal charges, including conspiracy to 'defraud the United States'. The former US President says it's a persecution - an 'un-American witch hunt'. Newshour looks at the legal implications.
Also on the programme: In the UK there is a warning that cuts to the overseas aid budget could directly lead to the deaths of thousands of women in the poorest countries of the world; and the plight of an Iranian woman - injured in anti-government protests who was heading over the border to get medical treatment.
(Photo: President Donald Trump visits American Red Cross National Headquarters in Washington, on July 30th 2020 Credit: Reuters)
02/08/2023 • 49 minutes 17 seconds
France starts evacuating its citizens from Niger
France is evacuating its nationals from Niger amid growing hostility to the former colonial power after a military take-over.
Also today: we speak to an Israeli doctor who wants to quit the country because of the right wing nationalist government; and it's a double blue super moon. Why do super moons seem bigger and brighter?
(Photo: A protester carries a sign that reads 'France must go' during a protest in Niamey, Niger, 30 July 2023. Thousands of supporters of General Abdourahamane Tchiani, head of the Presidential Guard, who declared himself the new leader of Niger after a coup against democratically elected President Mohamed Bazoum on 26 July, took to the streets of Niamey to demonstrate support for the coup .Credit: Issifou Djibo EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
01/08/2023 • 48 minutes 33 seconds
Niger coup: France to evacuate citizens after embassy attack
France says it will evacuate its citizens from Niger following last week's coup. The foreign ministry said it was responding to an attack on the French embassy on Sunday, as well as the lack of commercial flights. So could France still play a military role in Niger?
Also: thousands of young Pakistanis have tried to reach Europe via Libya - it's a dangerous route and many die - we will hear from one of the people smugglers; and why you need to keep your eyes on the sky this month for blue moons and supermoons.
(Photo: Protesters outside the French embassy on Sunday chanted "Long live Russia" and "Down with France". Credit: AFP)
01/08/2023 • 49 minutes 13 seconds
Quran burnt outside Swedish parliament
The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation has condemned Sweden and Denmark for failing to prevent the repeated burning of the Quran by activists. At an extraordinary meeting, the Saudi-based organisation urged member states to take any action they deemed appropriate in response. Both Scandinavian countries have said they reject Islamophobic acts and are working on how to solve the problem.
Also in the programme: fighting at Lebanese refugee camp; and should Venice be added to UNESCO’s list of endangered World Heritage Sites?
(Picture: Police stand guard as a man (not in picture) prepares to burn a copy of the Koran in protest. CREDIT: EPA/OSCAR OLSSON SWEDEN OUT)
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif condemned those responsible as being terrorists who have 'targeted those who speak for Islam, the Quran and Pakistan'; also our reporter in Ukraine has been on the front line with a team of elite snipers known as 'the Ghosts of Bakhmut'; and has Emperor Nero's lost theatre finally been found next door to the Vatican?
(Photo: Security officials inspect the scene of a bomb explosion in Khar, Bajaur district, Pakistan. Credit: Hanifullah Khan/EPA)
31/07/2023 • 49 minutes 28 seconds
Niger coup: West African leaders threaten military action
The leaders of the block of West African nations, ECOWAS, threatens to take military action if Niger’s military junta does not end their coup in seven days’ time. In the meantime, economic sanctions have been immediately put in place.
Also on the programme: Kenya’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alfred Mutua, discusses Kenya’s offer to help Haitian police combat criminal gangs. And we hear from the all-female Ukrainian group, Dakh Daughters, who produce what they call a freak cabaret.
(Image: Nigerien security forces prepare to disperse pro-junta demonstrators gathered in the capital city of Niger, Niamey. Credit: Reuters)
30/07/2023 • 49 minutes 8 seconds
Protests in Niger in support of the coup
Thousands of protesters have gathered outside the French embassy in Niamey, the capital of Niger, in support of the recent military coup. The leaders of the coup have warned the West African regional bloc ECOWAS against any possible military intervention. We have an interview with Niger's ambassador to the United States, Kiari Liman-Tinguiri.
Also on the programme: Russia has accused Ukraine of responsibility for the latest night time drone attack on Moscow. And the story behind the late Sinead O'Connor's song and what inspired Prince to write Nothing Compares to You.
(Photo: The junta says it took power because of the worsening security and economic situation. Credit: Getty Images).
30/07/2023 • 48 minutes 27 seconds
France suspends aid to Niger following coup
Niger to lose all French development aid and budgetary support, following earlier moves by the EU to suspend financial and security cooperation. We hear about the likely impact on the local population from a security analyst in the Niger capital.
Also in the programme: the deepening political crisis in Peru; and promising news about tiger conservation across southern Asia.
(Photo: Shoppers in a street market in Niamey, Niger. Credit: ISSIFOU DJIBO/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
29/07/2023 • 48 minutes 19 seconds
Niger coup: EU suspends financial and security co-operation
European Union diplomats said financial and security co-operation with Niger was suspended with immediate effect after its army took power in a coup. The decision comes as the African Union called for constitutional order to be restored in the country within 15 days.
Also in the programme: At least four people are feared dead after an Australian army helicopter crashed into the sea during multi-national military exercises; and we speak to Canada's environment minister after a meeting of G20 countries on climate change.
(Picture: Torched cars sit in front of the headquarters of the Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism, which was damaged during anti-government protests in Niamey. Credit: Issifou Djibo/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
29/07/2023 • 48 minutes 28 seconds
Niger general declares himself leader after coup
The army in Niger, which seized power in a coup on Wednesday, has warned other countries against intervening. We hear about American and French concerns for the country.
Also on the programme: the Norwegian climber Kristin Harila who along with her Nepali guide reached the fourteen major mountain peaks in three months and one day; and a tv writer gives his view on the Emmy's being postponed.
(Picture: Gen Abdourahmane Tchiani (Omar Tchiani) makes a televised address to the nation of Niger explaining the reasons for the coup, 28 July 2023. Credit: ORTN (Office of Radio and Television of Niger)
28/07/2023 • 49 minutes 31 seconds
Ukraine advisor says “steady” progress made
A senior adviser to Ukraine's defence minister Yuri Sak says his country's forces are making steady progress in a counterattack against Russian forces on the southeastern frontline. But is that progress quick enough ? We ask a military expert for some answers on Ukraine's counteroffensive.
Also on the programme: new charges against Donald Trump; and does our imagination improve as we get older?
(Picture: Ukrainian servicemen sign a national flag as they visit an exhibition of destroyed Russian military machinery. CREDIT: EPA/SERGEY DOLZHENKO)
28/07/2023 • 48 minutes 19 seconds
July on course to be the hottest month on record worldwide
The era of global warming has ended and global boiling has arrived, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said. We hear from Belize, a country that suffers the consequences of climate change despite having a virtually insignificant contribution to it.
Also on the programme: the recent coup in Niger threatens to make the country even more unstable; and in Mexico an independent panel of international experts has concluded that the Mexican security forces were complicit in the abduction of 43 students back in 2014.
(Photo: Fans keeping residents and tourists cool during a very hot day in Rome. Credit: EPA/MASSIMO PERCOSSI/epa09410918)
27/07/2023 • 48 minutes 19 seconds
Captive Niger president defiant after coup
The army in Niger, in west Africa, has given its backing to the troops who announced in a television address that they had toppled the country's elected president, Mohamed Bazoum. Mr Bazoum, who is a close ally of western countries fighting Islamist militancy, has been detained since early Wednesday by troops from the presidential guard. What could it mean for the country and the region?
Also today: the man who spent 17 years in jail for a crime he didn't commit; and scientists resolve the mystery of a 2,000-year-old grave.
(Photo: Niger Army spokesman Colonel Major Amadou Adramane speaks during an appearance on national television, after President Mohamed Bazoum was held in the presidential palace, in Niamey, Niger, July 26, 2023. Credit: ORTN/via Reuters TV/Handout via Reuters)
27/07/2023 • 48 minutes 18 seconds
Kevin Spacey found not guilty
A jury in London has found Kevin Spacey not guilty of all nine sexual offences he was charged with. We look at the verdict’s implications for the Hollywood actor’s career and the future of the MeToo movement. Also on the programme: The Indian parliament is to hold a vote of no confidence in the government of Narendra Modi over ethnic violence in Manipur; and tributes to Sinéad O’Connor, who has died at the age of 56.
(IMAGE: Spacey speaks with the media outside Southwark Crown Court on 26 July CREDIT: REUTERS/Susannah Ireland
26/07/2023 • 48 minutes 8 seconds
Wildfires in Sicily "melting power cables"
Wildfires continue to blaze across several Mediterranean countries. In Sicily power cables have melted, knocking out the electricity supply and affecting water pumps and cooling systems - we hear from the Mayor of Catania.
Green issues are at the forefront of plans for next year's Olympics in Paris.
And a London jury has found the Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey not guilty of multiple charges of sexual assault.
(IMAGE: A man tries to extinguish a wildfire in the Sicilian village of Altofonte, near Palermo, Italy July 26, 2023. REUTERS/Alberto Lo Bianco)
26/07/2023 • 48 minutes 28 seconds
At least 34 people have been killed and thousands evacuated after wildfires broke out across Algeria, the country's interior ministry says. The most extensive fires, in the mountainous Kabylie region to the east of Algiers, spread to residential areas in the coastal towns of Bejaia and Jijel, fanned by high winds.
Also on the programme: Belgium’s biggest ever terror trial finds six men guilty of terrorist murder; and the IMF says it is optimistic about economic recovery, but only for the richer countries.
(Image: Men stand near burnt vehicles in the aftermath of a wildfire in Bejaia, Algeria on 25 July 2023. Credit: REUTERS/Boudina)
25/07/2023 • 48 minutes 22 seconds
The children suffering in Yemen's forgotten war
For nine years, a Sunni-led coalition and Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi rebels have been at war. The BBC's Orla Guerin reports from Taiz in southwest Yemen on how the war has impacted children and the UN humanitarian co-ordinator in Yemen, David Cressly, gives us the latest details on the conflict.
Also in the programme: China removes Foreign Minister Qin Gang from office; and we get the latest on the wildfires in Italy, Greece and Algeria.
(Image: A child who lost his leg after being hit by a shell. Credit: Goktay Koraltan/BBC)
25/07/2023 • 49 minutes 18 seconds
Protests continue in Israel after judicial reform is approved
The new reforms limit the powers of the Supreme Court to challenge government decisions. Water cannon and mounted police were used against thousands of protestors. We hear from a Reservist from an elite squadron who is now on strike.
Also on the programme; as Twitter rebrands itself as X we hear from one of the designers of the original logo. And is the footballing superstar Kylian Mbappe really headed for Saudi Arabia?
(Picture: Protesters in Jerusalem are sprayed with "skunk water," a foul smelling substance. Credit: Reuters / Zvulun)
24/07/2023 • 48 minutes 27 seconds
Israel's parliament ratifies part of judicial reform plan
The government proposals have triggered some of the largest protests in Israeli history. A major strike has been declared today. Newshour speaks to Dan Catarivas, head of international relations at the Manufacturer's Association of Israel, which is taking part in the strike.
Also on the programme: two main parties claim victory in Spain's snap general election; and new releases Barbie and Oppenheimer break records at the box office. Could this mark a comeback for cinemas?
(Picture: Israeli lawmakers take a selfie after passing the reform plan. Credit: Reuters)
24/07/2023 • 48 minutes 30 seconds
Counting begins in Spanish election
Counting is under way across Spain after its snap general election and the first results suggest a very tight race. We will bring you the latest in what's being considered the country's most momentous election in almost 50 years.
Also in the programme: Israel's parliament will tomorrow vote on a central plank of the government's plans to limit the ability of Supreme Court judges to overrule Government decisions it deems "unreasonable"; and we speak to Greece's tourism minister as a state of emergency has been declared on the island of Rhodes.
(Picture: Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez talks to media in Madrid after he cast his ballot for the general elections. Credit: Ballesteros/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
23/07/2023 • 48 minutes 43 seconds
Largest evacuation operation ever in Greece
Greek police say 19,000 people have had to be evacuated to escape wildfires on the island of Rhodes. It's said to be the biggest such operation Greece has ever carried out.
Also on the programme: a closely fought snap summer poll in Spain, while Cambodia's election is a foregone conclusion; and Israel's parliament begins debating a key element of the government's contentious judicial overhaul.
(Photo: Smoke rises from a wildfire on the island of Rhodes, Greece on 22 July 2023. Credit: Argiris Mantikos/Eurokinissi via Reuters)
23/07/2023 • 48 minutes 31 seconds
Tens of thousands of Israelis march against judicial changes
Tens of thousands of Israelis opposed to a judicial overhaul sought by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu marched to Jerusalem on Saturday, as pressure mounts to scrap a bill that would curtail the Supreme Court's powers.
Also in the programme; ethnic violence has plunged the small Indian state of Manipur into what many have dubbed a state of civil war as the two largest groups battle over land and influence, and thousands of people have been evacuated from homes and hotels on the Greek island of Rhodes due to wildfires.
(Picture: People take part in a demonstration against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his nationalist coalition government's judicial overhaul, in Tel Aviv, Israel, July 22, 2023. Picture credit: Reuters/Corinna Kern)
22/07/2023 • 49 minutes 20 seconds
How does extreme heat affect workers?
Scientists say they're alarmed at the unprecedented rate at which climate records are being broken; we'll look at the economic impact of sustained high temperatures. Also, we'll hear from inside Cambodia, where the self-styled 'strongman' prime minister Hun Sen is guaranteed to win Sunday's election. And Malaysia has cancelled a music festival after the singer of the British group, The 1975, kissed a male bandmate on stage.
(Photo: Firefighters try to extinguish a wildfire burning in Saronida, near Athens, Greece, July 17, 2023. Credit: REUTERS/Stelios Misinas )
22/07/2023 • 47 minutes 51 seconds
Date set for Trump Mar-a-Lago files case
Former President Donald Trump will go on trial for alleged mishandling of classified documents in spring next year, a court has ruled. The high-profile case will begin with the election campaign in full swing. The former president has maintained his innocence, criticising the case as an attempt to destroy his election campaign.
Also on the programme: the rise of the narcas - the female drug bosses in Latin America; and we pay tribute to Tony Bennett - torchbearer of the Great American songbook who's died at the age of ninety six.
(Image: Former U.S. President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures as he takes the stage during the Turning Point Action Conference in West Palm Beach, Florida, on 15 July 2023. Credit: Reuters/Bello)
21/07/2023 • 48 minutes 41 seconds
India: Manipur violence continues
Indian police say a crowd has attacked the home of the main suspect in an assault on two women who were paraded naked in Manipur during recent unrest. We hear from a Kuki social activist about her personal experience of violence.
Also on the programme the number of migrants arriving in Italy has more than doubled since far right leader Giorgia Meloni took over the presidency. We hear from one of the affected areas. And how post menopausal female killer whales protect their male offspring.
(Picture: Women hold protest against spiralling violence in Manipur Credit: EPA)
21/07/2023 • 47 minutes 38 seconds
India shocked by Manipur violence video
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called the alleged incident shameful. We speak to governing BJP spokesperson Anila Singh about the footage.
Also on the programme: a deal between Russia and Ukraine, allowing cargo ships to take grain onto world markets, comes to an end; and Newshour speaks to the current Miss America and student of nuclear engineering, Grace Stanke, about watching both Barbie and Oppenheimer on release day.
(Picture: People in Bangalore hold a vigil for the victims in Manipur. Credit: EPA)
20/07/2023 • 48 minutes 21 seconds
Ukraine war: Port city of Odesa attacked
For the past three nights Russia has bombarded Ukraine's grain facilities in Odesa and other cities. Moscow pulled out of a UN deal this week that ensured safe passage for grain shipments crossing the Black Sea. Global food prices could be impacted.
Also on the programme: we discuss sexual violence in India as footage emerges of an attack on two women; and as Barbie makes a come-back as a modern woman - why some feminists are still unconvinced she's a good thing.
(Photo: Rescue workers at the scene of an administrative building which was damaged after a rocket strike in the southern Ukrainian city of Odesa, on 20 July 2023. Credit: Tkachenko/EPA)
20/07/2023 • 48 minutes 22 seconds
US soldier in North Korea - many questions remain
What prompted the 23-year-old US serviceman, Private Travis King, to give his escort the slip at Seoul airport in South Korea and to cross into the north? More than 24 four hours since the story broke, many questions remain unanswered about him, his motives, and the consequences of the fact that he's now in detention in a country which is a sworn enemy of the United States. We hear from a former senior Swedish military officer who worked at the so called Demilitarized Zone at the border between the two Koreas.
Also on the programme: our political reporter goes walkabout in the former constituency of Boris Johnson a day ahead of a by-election there; and we speak to the only woman candidate in Zimbabwe’s coming presidential elections.
Photo: US soldier Travis King appears in this unknown location, undated photo Credit: REUTERS
19/07/2023 • 48 minutes 19 seconds
What will be North Korea's price to return US soldier?
More details have emerged about how a serving US soldier, Travis King, managed to cross into North Korea when he was meant to be leaving South Korea for the US after serving time in a detention facility in Seoul. What will Pyongyang try and leverage to allow him to return home?
Also in the programme: the winner of Thailand's general election appears to have been prevented from becoming prime minister by the military; and the head of Britain's spying agency says MI6 have recruited Russians, and encourages more to defect.
(Photo: US Private Travis King (wearing a black shirt and black cap) is seen in this picture taken during a tour of the tightly controlled Joint Security Area (JSA) on the border between the two Koreas, at the truce village of Panmunjom, South Korea, 18 July 2023. Credit: Sarah Leslie/Handout via Reuters)
19/07/2023 • 48 minutes 21 seconds
North Korea detains US soldier who 'defected' across border
North Korea is reported to have detained a serving US army soldier who crossed the heavily-fortified border from South Korea without permission.
The US State Department says the captured solider crossed "willfully and without authorisation" into North Korea. It's unclear if the man has defected to North Korea or hopes to return. There has been no word yet from the north.
We'll hear from experts about the historical precedents that have faced US defectors to North Korea and what treatment the soldier could face.
Also in the programme: The fast food giant McDonald's reacts to claims, by more than a hundred of its UK staff, that they'd been abused; and as Melbourne in Australia pulls out of hosting the next Commonwealth Games, is the future of the event at risk?
(Photo shows South Korean soldiers standing guard in the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea.)
18/07/2023 • 48 minutes 18 seconds
Ukraine war: offensive not going as 'fast as hoped'
One of Ukraine’s most senior military commanders, General Oleksandr Syrski, has told the BBC that its counter-offensive is not going as fast as he'd like. Also on the programme: Australia pulls out of hosting the Commonwealth Games; and the extreme and dangerous allure of free-diving.
(Pic: General Oleksandr Syrski and President Zelensky. Credit : Reuters)
18/07/2023 • 50 minutes 9 seconds
UN condemns Russia exit from Ukraine grain export scheme
Russia has said it will not renew a crucial deal that allowed Ukraine to export grain over the Black Sea.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said a "rise in human suffering" would "inevitably" follow Russia's decision. So will the world go hungry?
Also in the programme: Iranian state media say morality police are relaunching street patrols; and the amazing story of the sailor and his dog, lost and then found, after two months at sea.
17/07/2023 • 50 minutes 57 seconds
Ukraine war: Attack on Crimea bridge leaves at least two dead
The Ukrainian military says it carried out the overnight attack on the strategically important Kerch bridge linking Russia with occupied Crimea. Moscow has also blamed Ukraine saying the attack killed a civilian couple in a car and injured their daughter.
Also in the programme: US Climate envoy John Kerry is in China for climate talks, amid sweeping heatwaves in the US and Europe and damaging floods in Asia; and reports of a new breakthrough drug in the treatments of Alzheimer's disease.
(Picture: A view shows the Crimean Bridge, a section of which was damaged by an alleged overnight attack, as seen from the city of Kerch. Credit: Alexey Pavlishak/Reuters).
17/07/2023 • 50 minutes 21 seconds
Extreme weather warnings across America
Forecasters in the United States say temperature records could be broken today, as a heatwave starts to take hold. We speak to climate author Jeff Goodell on the dangers of heat.
Also on Newshour: Carlos Alcaraz wins Wimbledon; and Jane Birkin the English born actress and iconic singer of the 1960's - has died.
(Photo: A view of a digital sign displaying the high temperature in Death Valley, California, U.S. July 15, 2023. REUTERS/Jorge Garcia)
16/07/2023 • 49 minutes 13 seconds
John Kerry in Beijing for climate action talks
China and the United States will try and restart their co-operation on combating climate change. Washington's envoy John Kerry is in Beijing ahead of UN- sponsored talks later in the year.
Also on Newshour: A top-level European delegation tries to persuade the Tunisian president to do more to stop migrants crossing the Mediterranean; Finland's plan to bury nuclear waste; and Jane Birkin - the Anglo-French actress, singer and icon of the 1960's - has died.
(Photo: Mr Kerry is the latest top official to be dispatched to China from Washington. Credit: Getty Images)
16/07/2023 • 47 minutes 34 seconds
Heatwaves set in around much of the northern hemisphere
Nearly a third of Americans are under extreme advisories, with warnings that scorching temperatures in the west could be deadly to anyone without effective cooling or hydration. There are warnings that next week will see temperatures in their forties across southern Europe.
Also in the programme: Tennis player Marketa Vondrousova beats Ons Jabeur in Wimbledon women's final; and South Korea says it will expand its country's military and humanitarian aid support to Ukraine.
(Photo: A woman cools off in a fountain during a heat wave in Turin, Italy, 15 July 2023. Credit: EPA).
15/07/2023 • 49 minutes 7 seconds
Brutal heatwave sweeps across Europe
Heatwaves are also troubling North Africa and the US. More than 113 million Americans are suffering intense heat. We speak to German MEP Michael Bloss about how Europe has been affected and links with climate change.
Also on the programme: South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol visits Ukraine for the first time; and Newshour speaks to one student who has found a way of using AI to predict earthquakes and assess how much damage might be done by one.
(Image: Cracked and dry earth is seen in the wide riverbed in the Loire River in France. Credit: Reuters)
15/07/2023 • 49 minutes 36 seconds
ICC opens a new war crimes investigation in Darfur
The International Criminal Court has opened a new investigation into alleged war crimes in the Darfur region of Sudan. Ethnic violence has surged there as part of the conflict between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary RSF. The court's chief prosecutor -- Karim Khan -- said the reports included attacks on civilians, mass rapes, and the burning of homes and markets.
Also in the programme: Nigeria’s President announces a state of emergency as the country battles severe food crisis; and Hollywood actors start the first industry-wide walk-out in more than six decades.
(Photo: FILE PHOTO: A Sudanese man who fled the conflict in Sudan's Darfur region. CREDIT: REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra/File Photo).
14/07/2023 • 49 minutes 28 seconds
War crimes investigation launched into Sudan’s Darfur
The International Criminal Court has opened a new investigation into alleged war crimes in the Darfur region of Sudan. Ethnic violence has surged there as part of the conflict between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary RSF. Our correspondent has been speaking to refugees who have fled to neighbouring Chad.
Also in the programme: the Indian space agency which has successfully launched a rocket that will attempt to land a rover on the moon; and France has posthumously awarded the Legion d'Honneur to a journalist killed working in Ukraine.
(Picture: Sudanese refugees gather as Doctors Without Borders teams assist the war-wounded from West Darfur in a hospital in Chad in June. Credit: Mohammad Ghannam/MSF/Handout via REUTERS)
14/07/2023 • 48 minutes 25 seconds
Hollywood begins its largest shutdown in 40 years
Hollywood actors have been ordered by their union to strike after weeks of talks with major studios and streaming giants collapsed. The Screen Actors Guild board voted unanimously for a walkout. The dispute has centred on pay, working conditions and what they've called the 'existential threat' posed by artificial intelligence to the industry. The union represents a hundred and sixty thousand actors. Hollywood writers have been on strike for weeks. It would be the first combined industrial action since 1960. We hear from an actor supporting the strike and a film industry observer.
Also in the programme: The bodies of at least 87 people allegedly killed by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Sudan have been found in a mass grave; and we hear from Emma Tsurkov, the sister of kidnapped academic and human rights activist Elizabeth Tsurkov, who is being held by a Shiite militia group in Iraq.
(Photo: SAG-AFTRA President US actress Fran Drescher, SAG-AFTRA secretary-treasurer US actress Joel
13/07/2023 • 48 minutes 16 seconds
Thailand's reformist leader fails to become PM
The reformer who won Thailand's election has failed to win enough votes in parliament to become prime minister.
Pita Limjaroenrat swept to victory in May as voters rejected nearly a decade of conservative military rule. He and his allies have a lower house majority but could not win over the senate, which was all appointed by a previous military government. Can democracy survive in Thailand?
Also in the programme: For the first time in decades, Hollywood faces a shutdown on two fronts: first it was a writers' strike. now it could be actors; and a BBC investigation casts doubt on the official greek response to the migrant drowning disaster.
(Photo shows Move Forward party leader Pita Limjaroenrat posing for a picture on 13 July 2023. Credit: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)
13/07/2023 • 48 minutes 7 seconds
Nato fudges membership for Ukraine
President Zelensky wants assurances Ukraine will join Nato after the war, but members chose strategic caution. Also on the programme, one of the BBC's main news presenters - who faced a series of misconduct allegations - has been named as Huw Edwards; and democracy activists in Thailand call for protests after the Constitutional Court accepted two complaints against the leader of the reformist party which won the general election in May.
(NATO Holds 2023 Summit In Vilnius CREDIT: Getty Images)
12/07/2023 • 48 minutes 16 seconds
Sir Salman Rushdie on life after the attack and the power of books
Sir Salman Rushdie says he is physically "more or less OK" nearly a year after he was stabbed as he prepared to give a lecture in New York. However the 76-year-old told Newshour's Razia Iqbal in an exclusive interview that he was still processing the incident, which left him blind in one eye. "I have a very good therapist who has a lot of work to do," said the novelist. "I have crazy dreams." Last August, the Indian-born British-American author was put on a ventilator and spent six weeks in hospital after being stabbed up to 10 times on stage at an event in New York state.
Image: British-American novelist Salman Rushdie poses on the PEN America 2023 Spring Literary Gala red carpet at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, New York, USA, 18 May 2023. Photo by SARAH YENESEL/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock
12/07/2023 • 22 minutes 14 seconds
Nato summit: Zelensky welcomes security guarantees
Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says Ukraine accession process is being shortened, during a news conference with Ukrainian President Zelensky. The summit, taking place in Lithuania, ends today. We hear from the former Defence Minister of the country.
Also on the programme: we speak to internationally renowned author Sir Salman Rushdie about freedom of expression; and we look back at a major story in presenter Razia Iqbal's career on Newshour - the Arab Spring.
(Photo: President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine receives applause from NATO members at the NATO Summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, on 12 July 2023. Credit: Reuters/Mills)
12/07/2023 • 49 minutes 18 seconds
Nato summit: no timeframe for Ukraine membership
Nato states have said Ukraine can join the military alliance "when allies agree and conditions are met" after President Volodymyr Zelensky criticised the "absurd" delay to accession. In a communique, Nato said it recognised the need to move faster but would not be drawn on a timeframe. We speak to a former deputy defence minister of Ukraine. Also on the programme: the European Court of Human Rights rules in favour of double 800m Olympic champion Caster Semenya in a case related to testosterone levels in female athletes. And we hear why Crawford Lake, a small body of water in Ontario, Canada, is being put forward as the location that best records humanity's recent impacts on Earth. (Image: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky with his wife Olena Zelenska arrive for the dinner hosted by the Lithuanian president at the NATO summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, 11 July 2023. TIM IRELAND/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
11/07/2023 • 48 minutes 19 seconds
Sweden closer to joining NATO
Sweden is closer to becoming a NATO member after Turkey dropped its long-standing objection. We ask Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson how his country managed to win Turkey's support for its membership. 31 members gather for a summit in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, while there are discussions about another potencial member, Ukraine. President Zelensky has criticised the lack of a clear timeframe for the country to join.
Also on the programme: we hear from an eminent Indian journalist who thinks democracy is under threat; and the death of a Russian commander in Krasnodar has left lots of questions in Russia.
(Photo: NATO Secretary General meets Sweden's Kristersson and Turkey's Erdogan in Vilnius, Lithuania; Credit: FILIP SINGER/POOL/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
11/07/2023 • 50 minutes 35 seconds
NATO chief says Turkey's agreed to back Sweden's accession to the alliance
The Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, says Turkey's president has agreed to back Sweden's membership of the alliance, after resisting it for many months. The announcement follows talks between the Swedish and Turkish leaders - along with Mr Stoltenberg - on the eve of a NATO summit in Vilnius, Lithuania. We get reaction from Vilnius and from Sweden.
Also in the programme: can rare earth metals be mined from the bottom of the ocean without destroying the seabed? And Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the great survivor of Dutch politics, finally calls it a day.
(Picture: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves as he leaves after his meeting with Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, on the eve of the NATO summit. Credit: REUTERS/Yves Herman)
10/07/2023 • 49 minutes 28 seconds
Kremlin: Putin met Prigozhin days after mutiny
The Kremlin admits that President Putin met the Wagner mercenary boss, Yevgeny Prigozhin, just five days after he led a failed mutiny.
Also in the programme: NATO lifts key hurdle to Ukraine membership; and Lesia Tsurenko on playing tennis in a time of war.
(Picture: NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg attends a press conference on the eve of a summit of NATO leaders, in Vilnius, Lithuania July 10, 2023. Credit: REUTERS/Ints Kalnins)
10/07/2023 • 47 minutes 37 seconds
US Climate Envoy urges China to boost its co-operation on fighting climate change
The US Climate Envoy John Kerry has urged China to boost its international co-operation on tackling global warming. Beijing is the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases, with the US second. Mr Kerry said it was vital to find common ground with Beijing on the climate crisis and to "change the dynamic".
Also in the programme: A BBC male presenter is suspended while the corporation investigates allegations that he paid a teenager for sexually explicit photos; and is El Salvador's President defying the constitution to run for a second term?
(Photo: John Kerry speaking on BBC news and current affairs analysis programme Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg. Credit: BBC).
09/07/2023 • 49 minutes 27 seconds
Yellen: Beijing talks have improved US-China relationship
The US Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen, says four days of talks in China have helped create a healthier relationship between Washington and Beijing. Also on the programme, the three-month conflict in Sudan continues as an air-strike kills 22 in the residential are of Omdurman; and, the National Trust of Georgia has organised an unusual event making threatened buildings sing.
(Photo: U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen speaks during a press conference at the U.S. embassy in Beijing 09/07/2023 Reuters)
09/07/2023 • 47 minutes 23 seconds
Ukraine’s commanders captured by Russia return home after Zelensky's visit to Turkey
President Zelensky says he's returned home from a visit to Turkey with five Ukrainian commanders captured by Russia. The commanders had been transferred to Turkey under a prisoner swap brokered by Ankara in September. Moscow said Turkey had violated the prisoner exchange terms and had failed to inform Moscow.
Also in the programme: A Sudanese army airstrike has killed more than twenty people in Omdurman; and a group of Angolan giraffes have returned to live in their historical homeland.
(Photo: Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) and Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky shake hands during a joint press conference. Credit: Reuters).
08/07/2023 • 49 minutes 16 seconds
Ukraine marks 500 days since war began
On the 500th day of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky has posted a video of himself visiting Snake Island. The sliver of land in the Black Sea has become a symbol of Ukrainian resistance.
Also in the programme: Protests in South Korea over Japan's decision to release water from a nuclear plant in the sea; and how the US wants to work with China to combat America's opioid crisis.
(Picture: President Zelensky called Snake Island a "place of victory" that would never be reconquered. Credit: Telegram)
08/07/2023 • 48 minutes 31 seconds
The US confirms that it will be sending cluster bombs to Ukraine
White House advisor, Jake Sullivan, said the US wouldn't leave Ukraine defenceless as he pledged to send cluster bombs to assist them against Russia.
Also on the programme; climate campaigners say a new pledge by the global shipping industry to reduce planet warming gases to net zero by or around 2050 is too weak. And the capital of Uruguay, Montevideo, only has a week's supply of water left says the government.
(Picture: Cluster Bomb in Ukraine. Credit: Getty)
07/07/2023 • 49 minutes 28 seconds
Ukraine to receive cluster munitions from US
The US is planning to send Ukraine a cluster munitions package to help in its counteroffensive against Russia, US media reports. Ukraine has been asking for the weapons for months amid an ammunition shortage. Cluster munitions - which are banned by more than 100 countries - are a class of weapon which contains multiple explosive bomblets called submunitions.
Also on the programme: a major shipping deal on reaching net-zero emissions; and the rate of de-forestation in the Amazon region falls by a third.
(Photo: U.S. President Joe Biden arrives aboard Air Force One. CREDIT: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)
07/07/2023 • 50 minutes 28 seconds
The ongoing plight of Iraq's Yazidis
A special report on the plight of the Yazidis, the ancient Iraqi community persecuted by Islamic State which is still facing problems in Iraq.
Also in the programme: UN issues stark wanring over Myanmar; and Prigozhin is in Russia, according to Belarus' president.
(Picture: Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, August 11th 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Rodi Said)
06/07/2023 • 48 minutes 31 seconds
Lviv: largest attack yet on civil infrastructure
Deputy mayor of Lviv, the largest town in western Ukraine, says a Russian attack is the heaviest of the war so far, with four people killed.
Also in the programme: where is Yevgeny Prigozhin? The President of Belarus says the head of Wagner is not in his country; and why is the Nutbush City Limits line dance an Australian phenomenon?
(Photo: Rescuers work at a site of a residential building hit by a Russian missile strike, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Lviv, Ukraine on 6 July 2023. Press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine/Handout via Reuters)
06/07/2023 • 47 minutes 42 seconds
Jenin mourns those killed in Israeli attack
Thousands gather in the streets of Jenin to mourn the twelve people killed by an Israeli attack. Widespread destruction of the city left burnt out cars, smashed windows and houses turned upside down. One doctor in Jenin tells us about the patients he's been treating. And we hear why the operation took place from the spokesperson of the Israeli Defence Forces, Richard Hecht.
Also in the programme: Colombia reaches a ceasefire deal after decades of conflict with a the country's biggest guerrilla; and is it safe to dump the wastewater of Fukushima into the Pacific Ocean?
(Picture: A view of a mass grave at the funeral of Palestinians killed during an Israeli military operation, in Jenin. Credit: Yosri Aljamal, Reuters).
05/07/2023 • 49 minutes 8 seconds
Israeli forces pull out of Jenin after a two-day assault
The Israeli Defense Forces pull out of Jenin after their largest operation in the West Bank in almost a decade left 12 Palestinians dead. Also on the programme: Rolando Alvarez, one of the most prominent political prisoners in Nicaragua has been released from prison; and the world's average temperature reached a new high this week, but what does this mean? (Picture: A Palestinian woman near a damaged building after the Israeli army's withdrawal from the Jenin camp, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Credit: REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman)
05/07/2023 • 49 minutes 25 seconds
Israel begins withdrawal from Jenin
An Israel defence source confirms to the BBC the army has begun to withdraw from Jenin after the two-day military operation in the city's refugee camp. Palestinian officials say eleven people have been killed. A Palestinian was shot dead in Tel Aviv by a passer-by, after he rammed his car into a crowd injuring eight people.
Also in the programme: Fighting has intensified in parts of Sudan; and the latest on a cricket row involving England and Australia.
(Picture: Israeli forces clash with Palestinians in Jenin. Credit: Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
04/07/2023 • 48 minutes 15 seconds
Thousands flee Jenin camp after Israeli military operation
Among the several thousand who have managed to leave the camp and seek safety is a 34 year old man, who has two small children. We spoke to him and asked him why did he decide to leave. Also on the programme: President Macksy Sall of Senegal won't run for the election in 2024; and Meta will launch an app called Threads later this week and it is set to be a Twitter rival. (Image: People rest as residents of Jenin camp flee their homes amid an Israeli military operation in Jenin. Credit: REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta)
04/07/2023 • 49 minutes 14 seconds
Israeli military launches major operation in West Bank
The Israeli military has begun what appears to be one of its most extensive operations in the occupied West Bank in years with drone strikes early on Monday. At least seven Palestinians have died. We speak to aid agencies on the ground and representatives of the Israeli and Palestinian authorities.
Also in the programme: Hong Kong announces rewards for the capture of eight pro-democracy activists who’ve fled abroad; and the new Barbie film is banned in Vietnam after stumbling into geopolitical controversy.
(Photo: Israeli military vehicles cross the security fence from the West Bank city of Jenin area. Credit: EPA).
03/07/2023 • 49 minutes 26 seconds
Seven Palestinians dead after drone on Jenin refugee camp
At least seven Palestinians have been killed in the biggest Israeli army operation in the occupied West Bank for years. Also on the programme, minefields have slowed the Ukrainian counter offensive against Russia; and, an ongoing drought in Mexico is causing a severe shortage of the chilli peppers made to use the hot sauce, Sriracha.
(Photo: Israeli military launches large-scale operation in Jenin, West Bank 03/07/2023 European Pressphoto Agency)
03/07/2023 • 49 minutes 24 seconds
Nahel's family calls for end to violence in France
After five nights of unrest across France, there's been an appeal for calm from the grandmother of the boy whose killing by police ignited a series of riots across the country. Identified only as Nadia, she said she was angry at the policeman who killed her grandson but said his death should not be used as an excuse for violence.
Also in the programme: the Orkney islands, north of the British mainland, is set to explore alternative forms of governance, including closer links with Norway, Denmark or Iceland; and we meet the man dubbed the "Sultan of Sequins" who has spent a lifetime dressing some of the most iconic superstars of recent decades.
(Picture: A firefighter extinguishes a burning car during protests sparked by the death of a teenager in France. Credit: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters)
02/07/2023 • 49 minutes 43 seconds
Riots in France: Mayor's home attacked
Rioters tried to burn down the house of the mayor of Hay-les-Roses in Paris. The unrest has taken place over five nights. We hear from Paris, Toulouse and Marseille.
Also on the programme: we hear about the loophole which allows energy companies to buy natural gas from Russia, but not oil. And we also meet the journalist who exposed allegations of war crimes committed by Australian special forces in Afghanistan.
(Picture: A vandalised window in the French town of Marseille. Credit: EPA / Ciantar)
02/07/2023 • 47 minutes 36 seconds
French police braced for further violence
Tensions remain high across France after the funeral of a young man whose killing by a police officer sparked four nights of rioting. We hear the latest from Paris and Marseille.
Also in the programme: the UN Secretary-General calls for international support during a visit to Haiti; and remembering Lord Creator, the Caribbean artist who helped forge Jamaica's musical identity.
(Photo: Person standing outside damaged shop after a night of rioting in Marseille. Credit: SEBASTIEN NOGIER/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
01/07/2023 • 48 minutes 9 seconds
Funeral held of teenager killed by French police
In France, a funeral service is being held for the teenage boy whose shooting by police led to four consecutive nights of rioting. We hear from the mayor of Grenoble, Eric Piolle.
Also in the broadcast: Australia permits prescription of psychedelic drugs; and the European Space Agency launches "Euclid" telescope.
(Picture: Nahel's mother, wearing a 'Justice for Nahel' T-shirt, raises her fist as she attends a march in the memory of her 17-year-old son who was killed by French Police in Nanterre. Credit: Photo by YOAN VALAT/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
01/07/2023 • 48 minutes 37 seconds
France braces for more violent protests over the weekend
France is deploying forty-five thousand police officers to tackle the riots after the death of a teenager in a police shooting. A young man died after falling from a roof during the protests and bus and tram services are being suspended countrywide. Also on the programme: Brazil's former president, Jair Bolsonaro, has been banned from running for public office until 2030; and there's another Indiana Jones film out and we have been speaking to one of the stars of the saga. (Photo credit: MOHAMMED BADRA/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
30/06/2023 • 48 minutes 32 seconds
Macron urges parents to keep children out of riots
President Macron of France has blamed what he called "professionals of violence" for disrupting what should have been a period of respect after the police killing of a teenage boy on Tuesday. He said additional resources would be made available to deal with unrest. A third night of rioting on Thursday, left buildings including libraries and schools burnt and scores of police personnel injured.
Also, why isn't Tiktok taking down videos denying the existence of man-made climate change?
And the UN votes to set up a body to investigate the tens of thousands of Syrians who've disappeared -- we hear from an activist whose father is still missing.
(Photo credit: BBC)
30/06/2023 • 48 minutes 36 seconds
Thousands of police deployed in France with more violent protests expected
The French authorities are bracing themselves for the possibility of more violence linked to protests against the shooting dead on Tuesday of a teenage boy by a policeman. Forty thousand officers were deployed across the country in response.
Also in the programme: The US Supreme Court has ruled that it is not permissible to consider a person's race in deciding on university admissions, reversing decades-old policies of affirmative action on campuses; and questions are being raised about the whereabouts of a senior general, Sergei Surovikin, amid unconfirmed reports that he's being investigated for possible links to the Wagner mutiny.
(Picture: French riot police clash with protesters following a march in the memory of teenager who was killed by French Police in Nanterre. Credit: Yoan Valat/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
29/06/2023 • 49 minutes 16 seconds
France to deploy 40,000 police officers after protests
France's interior minister has promised to restore order to the streets following a second night of rioting over the police killing of a 17-year-old boy. Gerald Darmanin said 40,000 officers would be deployed. We’ll hear from the family’s lawyer, Yassine Bouzrou.
Also on the programme: new evidence that gravitational waves reverberating in the universe might have the potential to change our understanding of the cosmos; and we’ll hear from a survivor of a boat that capsized off the coast of Greece two weeks ago with hundreds of migrants on board.
(Image: Riot police pass by a burning car during clashes with protesters in Nanterre, near Paris, France, 29 June 2023. Credit: EPA/Yoan Valat)
29/06/2023 • 47 minutes 55 seconds
Paris deploys riot police after officer fatally shoots teenager
The government is on high alert with 2,000 extra officers deployed across the Paris region tonight. We speak to Sebastian Roche, an expert on policing from Sciences Po University in Grenoble about the incident.
Also on the programme: The death toll of the missile strikes on the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk rises; and Peru declares a state of emergency amid an outbreak of dengue fever, which is thought to have been exacerbated by climate change.
(Image: A burnt out car following a night of civil unrest in Paris, CREDIT: EPA)
28/06/2023 • 48 minutes 39 seconds
Ten people killed in Kramatorsk attack
Ten people are now known to have been killed by a Russian missile attack on a restaurant in Kramatorsk in eastern Ukraine. Putin admits that Russia "fully funded" Wagner.
Also in the programme: protests in France over another fatal police shooting; and rewriting the classic French film La Haine . . . as a musical.
(Photo: An injured man reacts at the site of a hotel building heavily damaged by a Russian missile strike, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in central Kramatorsk, Donetsk region. credit: REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak)
28/06/2023 • 49 minutes 39 seconds
Kramatorsk: Russian missile strike hits restaurant in Ukrainian city
A Russian missile strike has hit a crowded restaurant area in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk, Ukrainian officials say. Emergency services are at the scene helping the injured. We hear from a journalist who was in the restaurant just before the strike took place.
Also on the programme: the president of Estonia discusses the attempted Wagner coup in Russia; and we meet Ashley Elzinga, the DJ who has just presented a programme alongside an AI version of herself.
(Picture: The aftermath of the attack on Kramatorsk. Credit: Government of Ukraine.)
27/06/2023 • 48 minutes 18 seconds
Wagner: Putin claims Russia avoided civil war
President Putin thanks his security forces for response to Wagner mercenary mutiny, and claims they helped prevent a civil war in Russia. The criminal case against those involved in the rebellion has been dropped.
Also in the programme: the future of Wagner in Africa; and the palm that fruits underground.
(Picture: President Putin addressing members of Russia's security services, Moscow, Russian Federation. Credit: SPUTNIK/KREMLIN/POOL/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
27/06/2023 • 49 minutes 16 seconds
Russia’s President Putin makes TV address
It is his first speech since Wagner leader Yevgeny Prigozhin’s attempted mutiny last weekend. We get reaction from Moscow-based historian Nina Khrushcheva.
Also on the programme: A BBC investigation uncovers evidence of another suspected Chinese surveillance balloon travelling over Japan in 2021; and we learn about a bid for stunt teams in films to get recognition at the academy awards.
(Vladimir Putin delivers his address to the nation CREDIT: Kremlin.ru)
26/06/2023 • 48 minutes 40 seconds
Putin issues first address since Wagner rebellion
The Kremlin has published footage of President Vladimir Putin congratulating participants of an industrial forum. Meanwhile, Russian state television has shown the defence minister, Sergei Shoigu, visiting what they said was a forward military command post. It's the first time they've been seen since Wagner leader Yevgeny Prigozhin called-off his mutiny. We'll get the latest from Russia and hear from human rights activist Svetlana Gannushkina. We will also speak to Belarus' opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya.
Also in the programme: The main opposition candidate in Sierra Leone's presidential election has accused soldiers of firing live ammunition at his headquarters; and NASA has been in the West Australian outback as part its search for life on Mars.
(Picture: Russia President Vladimir Putin addresses participants of an industrial forum. Credit: Kremlin)
26/06/2023 • 49 minutes 42 seconds
Blinken: Wagner mutiny shows real cracks in Putin's authority
America's top diplomat Antony Blinken has said an attempted armed mutiny in Russia shows "real cracks" in President Vladimir Putin's authority. He said Saturday's rebellion by Yevgeny Prigozhin's Wagner fighters was a "direct challenge" to Mr Putin, forcing him into an amnesty agreement.
Also in the programme: Guatemalans go to the polls today to choose a new president, amid concerns about corruption and mass migration; and Elton John performs his last UK concert of his career.
(Picture: A man holds a placard in support of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Credit: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)
25/06/2023 • 48 minutes 31 seconds
What next for Russia's Putin after Wagner mutiny?
Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of the Wagner mercenary group, is to leave Russia for Belarus after calling off his troops' rebellion. The mutiny was a huge challenge to Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose image of authority is now weakened, experts say.
Mr Putin had decried Mr Prigozhin's actions as "treason" in a national TV address on Saturday, but the mercenary chief and his troops will not be prosecuted, the Kremlin says.
We'll be looking at where this situation leave Russia's president and what could potentially happen to the man who led - and then abandoned the rebellion.
Also in the programme: .Greeks look for stability as they vote in a general election, the second in little more than a month; and with record numbers and stifling heat as this year's Hajj pilgrimage gets underway.
(Photo shows Russian president Putin delivering an address to the nation in Moscow on 24 June 2023. Credit: Gavriil Grigorov/Sputnik/EPA)
25/06/2023 • 47 minutes 35 seconds
Wagner boss to leave Russia following mutiny
The head of the Wagner group Yevgeny Prigozhin will go to Belarus and charges against him will be dropped following their advance on Moscow.
He told his forces to return to their bases to "avoid bloodshed" after negotiations with Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko.
In this special edition of Newshour; we explore the consequences of this unprecedented challenge to the rule of Russia President Vladimir Putin. We also discuss reports of new Ukrainian military moves in the midst of this disarray.
(Picture Founder of Wagner private mercenary group Yevgeny Prigozhin Credit: Yulia Morozova/Reuters)
24/06/2023 • 51 minutes 15 seconds
President Putin: Russia is facing an armed mutiny
Special edition of Newshour - presented by Lyse Doucet:
President Putin says Russia is facing a battle for its future, in the face of an armed mutiny. He was speaking in an emergency address, after the head of the Wagner mercenary group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, said he'd taken over the southern city of Rostov-on-Don. In his latest comments, Mr Prigozhin has hit back directly at the Russian leader. He said he did not want the country to continue living mired in "corruption, deceit and bureaucracy."
(Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin gives an emergency televised address in Moscow, Russia, June 24, 2023. Credit: Reuters)
24/06/2023 • 47 minutes 59 seconds
Pakistani survivor of migrant shipwreck speaks to the BBC
BBC Urdu Service's Halid Karamat has been to Athens and managed to speak to Muhammed Hamza, one of only 12 Pakistani survivors of the migrant boat that sank in Greek waters last week. He said he had to drink seawater for several days and was forced to sit onboard.
Also in the programme: the authorities in Russia have accused the head of the Wagner mercenary group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, of calling for an armed mutiny. He says Moscow's forces have attacked his troops and he intends to punish those responsible; and a right wing Israeli cabinet minister has urged his government to launch a large-scale military operation in the West Bank. Itamar Ben-Gvir said the aim was - in his words - to eliminate thousands of terrorists.
(Photo: Migrants rest in a shelter, following a rescue operation, after their boat capsized at open sea, in Kalamata, Greece, on 14 June 2023. Credit: Reuters/Stelios Misinas)
23/06/2023 • 49 minutes 30 seconds
Titan: Questions raised over sub safety
The co-founder of the firm that developed the Titan submersible has rejected claims that it cut corners, after five people died descending to the wreck of the Titanic. We hear from US sub safety expert William Kohnen.
Also in the programme: James Cameron pays tribute to Titan dead; and the British Nigerian chefs backed by Beyoncé.
(Photo: Undated handout photo issued by OceanGate Expeditions of their submersible vessel named Titan. Credit: OceanGate Expeditions/PA Wire)
23/06/2023 • 48 minutes 28 seconds
US coast guard: Submersible passengers dead
The US Coast Guard has confirmed that debris discovered in the North Atlantic, near the wreck of The Titanic belongs to the tourist submersible that went missing on Sunday with five people on board. A spokesman said the debris was consistent with the catastrophic loss of the submersible's pressure chamber.
Also in the programme: former Brazil President, Jair Bolsonaro is on trial accused of abusing his powers and undermining the country's democracy; and find out why Turkey and the UK have decided to raise interest rates.
(Photo: The US Coast Guard previously said noises were heard on Tuesday and Wednesday but it did not yet know what the noises were. Credit: Reuters)
23/06/2023 • 48 minutes 52 seconds
The fight to shake up global climate finance
The calls for change are being led by the prime minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley. Her country wants the IMF and the World Bank to be able to help developing nations invest in clean energy and improve their resilience to the impacts of climate change.
Also on the programme; with the clock ticking, rescuers are desperately trying to find the missing Titanic submersible, itself, a hugely difficult task. And events are taking place today in the UK to mark the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the "Windrush," the ship that started organised Caribbean migration to Britain.
(Picture: French President Emmanuel Macron (L), US philanthropist Melinda French Gates (R) and World Bank President Ajay Banga take part in a round table to discuss global economy during the New Global Financial Pact Summit in Paris. Credit: Marin / EPA)
22/06/2023 • 50 minutes 1 second
Rescuers still hope for rescue near Titanic wreck
The window of opportunity to rescue those trapped inside the Titan submersible is closing rapidly.
A hunt for the missing vessel, assumed to be nearly two miles beneath the surface, near the wreck of the Titanic in the North Atlantic, continues.
But the response coordinator with the local coastguard has told a news conference in Boston there was still hope the vessel would be found and the five men on board saved:
Also in the programme: Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelensky talks to the BBC about the latest developments in the war in Ukraine; and 50 years of the Women's Tennis Association, remembered by founding member, Billie Jean King.
(Photo shows an undated handout photo issued by OceanGate Expeditions of their submersible vessel named Titan. Credit: OceanGate Expeditions/PA Wire)
21/06/2023 • 48 minutes 30 seconds
‘Russia will eventually bear cost of Ukraine reconstruction’: Blinken
President Zelensky has urged those attending an international conference on rebuilding Ukraine to aim for the country's transformation, not just its reconstruction.
Also in the programme: more than 40 people are killed at a women’s prison in Honduras; and the US Coast Guard says underwater noises were detected in the area of the North Atlantic where a tourist submersible went missing.
(Photo: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken addresses the opening session on the first day of the Ukraine Recovery Conference in London. Credit: Reuters).
21/06/2023 • 49 minutes 20 seconds
Authorities race against time to save Titanic sub
The rescue mission to find a missing tourist submersible, which lost contact on its descent to the Titanic, has expanded deep underwater. There are five people aboard and the US Coast Guard estimates they have about forty hours of oxygen left.
Also on the programme: we hear from the 13-year-old Ukrainian author who kept a diary of her journey escaping Russia’s invasion, and the full-time accountant who recorded this season's fastest 100m time in Europe.
(Picture: The Titan submersible, operated by OceanGate Expeditions to explore the wreckage of the sunken SS Titanic off the coast of Newfoundland. Credit: Reuters)
20/06/2023 • 49 minutes 41 seconds
Missing Titanic submersible search continues
US and Canadian coastguards continue the search for the Titan vessel that went missing on Sunday. We hear from Colonel Terry Virts, a friend of British billionaire Hamish Harding, one of the five people on board the missing vessel. We also hear from Professor Alistair Greig about the challenges of the rescue operation. Also on the programme: police in British Columbia say the killing of the President of the Sikh temple was a targeted killing; and glaciers are melting at an unprecedented rate across the Hindu Kush Himalayan mountain ranges.
(Pic credit : Oceangate)
20/06/2023 • 48 minutes 45 seconds
United Nations highlights risk of 'gender apartheid' in Afghanistan
We hear from the United Nations' special rapporteur on human rights in Afghanistan, Richard Bennett, who has raised concerns with the Taliban government. Also in the programme, the US Coastguard is searching for a missing submersible that's designed to take tourists to view the Titanic. Plus, Russia's leading opposition figure, Alexei Navalny, goes on trial again, to face his most serious charges yet. And Germany bets big on semiconductor chips, promising Intel billions in subsidies to build a major microchip plant.
(Picture: Afghan women learn tailoring skills at a centre in Kandahar, Afghanistan, 21 February 2023. This centre serves 60 women, including those who were forced to leave school under the Taliban. Photo by STRINGER/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
19/06/2023 • 49 minutes 33 seconds
Greece migrant boat accused plead not guilty
Nine Egyptian nationals suspected of involvement in the sinking of a trawler carrying hundreds of migrants off the Greek coast have pleaded not guilty after appearing in court in Southern Greece on Monday.
Also in the programme: US and China pledge to stabilise relations; and Australia approves a referendum on aboriginal rights.
(Picture: A picture of the trawler in the hours before it sank. Credit: GREEK COAST GUARD)
19/06/2023 • 49 minutes 23 seconds
Migrant shipwreck: Tracking data contradicts Greek account
A BBC investigation has cast serious doubt on the Greek coastguard’s account of the sinking of a ship carrying hundreds of migrants on Wednesday. Greek authorities have not yet responded to the BBC's findings.
Also on the programme; the United States has given a positive assessment of talks between its top diplomat and China's foreign minister, but Beijing says relations are at a historic low. And, we hear how Swiss voters backed ambitious plans to save melting glaciers.
(Picture: A bus transporting survivors of the tragic shipwreck that occurred off the coast of Pylos on June 14th (Credit: Getty)
18/06/2023 • 48 minutes 50 seconds
US secretary of state begins talks in China
America's secretary of state, Antony Blinken, is making his first visit to China since taking office, as the two countries seek to prevent their rivalry from spiralling into conflict. We speak to our correspondent who is following Mr Blinken on the visit and to Huiyao Wang, of the Center for China and Globalization, a think tank with close ties to the Chinese Communist Party.
Also in the programme: we discuss whether Artificial Intelligence poses a threat to humanity; and why Zimbabweans have an appetite for George Orwell's classic novel Animal Farm.
(Photo: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets China's Foreign Minister Qin Gang. Credit: Reuters/Leah Millis/Pool)
18/06/2023 • 49 minutes 7 seconds
Forty dead in Uganda school attack
Survivors said pupils were killed with machetes and buildings were set ablaze during an overnight attack on a boarding school in western Uganda. At least six more are reported abducted. The military has vowed to track down the attackers, who they believe to be the radical Muslim organisation Allied Democratic Forces. We hear the government’s reaction Information Minister, Dr Chris Baryomunsi.
Also on the programme: African leaders arrive in St Petersburg to meet Vladimir Putin for talks on ending the conflict in Ukraine, and the stand-up comic from Kyiv who is making New Yorkers laugh about the war.
Ugandan security forces stand guard as locals gather at the cordoned scene outside the Mpondwe Lhubirira Secondary School, after militants linked to rebel group Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) killed and abducted multiple people, in Mpondwe, western Uganda (Credit: Reuters)
17/06/2023 • 48 minutes 39 seconds
Uganda school attack: Pupils among 40 killed by militants
A rebel group has attacked a school in western Uganda, killing at least forty people - most of them pupils. Dozens more have been abducted. Police say the attack was carried out by the ADF which is based in neighbouring Congo.
Also in the programme: We hear from the fishermen in North Africa offered fortunes for their boats; and Russia's only solo woman cosmonaut gets an award from the Kremlin, 60 years after going into space.
(Photo: A boy is comforted on Saturday at the scene of an attack at the Mpondwe Lhubiriha Secondary School in Uganda. Credit: AFP)
17/06/2023 • 49 minutes 37 seconds
Greece grapple with migrant boat disaster
Could Greece have done more to prevent a migrant boat from sinking? We ask a Greece's government official who says they offered help, but they didn't have the authority. He also says the European Union should do more.
Also in the programme: The US Deportment of Justice report into George Floyd's death says officers routinely used racial discrimination and excessive force; African leaders head from Ukraine to Russia; 15,000 flee Sudan to Chad; and the ocean racers testing microplastics.
Photo: Survivors of the migrant boat in the Greek city of Kalamata. Credit: Shutterstock.
16/06/2023 • 49 minutes 51 seconds
Ukraine: Russian casualties 'far in excess of official tallies'
An investigation by the BBC and international partners into Russian casualties in Ukraine has found that the numbers of dead soldiers are far in excess of official tallies.
It estimates that many more Russian soldiers have been killed during their country's war in Ukraine than the number acknowledged by Moscow. How much more can the country endure?
Also - as hundreds are feared lost at sea in Mediterranean migrant boat sinking, we'll hear from the Red Cross official leading efforts to re-unite families, and ask whether the Greek authorities failed in their duties; and a new type of dinosaur bares its bones.
(Photo shows a composite image showing pictures of Russian troops who have died in Ukraine. Credit: BBC)
16/06/2023 • 48 minutes 50 seconds
Repression getting worse in North Korea
In the second part of our exclusive reporting into life in North Korea, we look at repression in the secretive authoritarian state which seems to be getting more repressive and totalitarian than ever.
Also in the programme: former UK Prime Minister - Boris Johnson - deliberately misled MPs over Covid-19 lockdown parties; and we speak to a Khartoum resident who fled the war as the conflict in Sudan enters its third month.
Photo: Barbed wire fence between North Korea and China. Credit: Reuters
15/06/2023 • 48 minutes 15 seconds
A rare and shocking glimpse into life in North Korea
People living in North Korea have told the BBC that the government has become increasingly repressive. In secret interviews, they spoke of new laws and punishments being introduced, as well as increased surveillance.
Also, a report by British MPs has found that the former prime minister, Boris Johnson, repeatedly lied to parliament about illegal parties held during coronavirus lockdowns.
And how a bus bearing the number of the beast will no longer take you to Hel.
(Photo: Kim Jong-un is the current leader of North Korea. Credit: Getty Images)
15/06/2023 • 50 minutes 42 seconds
North Korea: Residents tell BBC of neighbours starving to death
Exclusive interviews gathered inside the world’s most isolated state suggest the situation is the worst it’s been since the 1990s, according to experts. The BBC has secretly interviewed three ordinary people in North Korea. They told us that since the country’s border closure in 2020 in response to the pandemic, they are afraid they will either starve to death or be executed for flouting the rules.
Also on the programme: at least 79 people have died and more than 100 have been rescued after their fishing vessel capsized off the coast of southern Greece; and the frenzy stoked by the start of Beyoncé’s world tour is seen driving up prices in Sweden.
(Image: A rare photo taken inside North Korea during the pandemic, showing people at a crossing in Phyongysong. Credit: NK News)
14/06/2023 • 49 minutes 54 seconds
UN: Global displaced population record high
The United Nations refugee agency says the figures were made up of people fleeing due to war, persecution, poverty and climate change. We speak to Filippo Grandi, head of the UNHCR.
Also on the programme: EU approves a draft legislation designed to limit harm from AI systems; and a Chinese-Australian artist claims Chinese diplomats have tried to shut down his latest art exhibition.
(File photo shows migrants on a fishing boat in Greece CREDIT: Reuters)
14/06/2023 • 49 minutes 36 seconds
Trump pleads not guilty to federal criminal charges
Former US president Donald Trump is formally under arrest at a US federal court in Miami where he will shortly face charges that he illegally stored top-secret documents at his Florida estate. The 37 criminal indictments include conspiracy to obstruct justice, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
Also on the programme: the BBC gains access to some of the first villages liberated in Ukraine’s counteroffensive; and Japan’s prime minister announced a range of new incentives to arrest his country’s dramatically declining birth rate.
(Image: A person holds a banner outside The Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. United States Courthouse, on the morning former U.S. President Trump is to appear there on classified document charges, in Miami, Florida, U.S., June 13, 2023. Credit: REUTERS/Marco Bello)
13/06/2023 • 49 minutes 40 seconds
Trump faces hearing on espionage charges
Former US president Donald Trump is set to make his initial federal court appearance in Miami today, to face multiple charges of hoarding classified documents. It is the first criminal prosecution of a former US president.
Also in the programme: the United Nations and Ukraine have warned of a huge impact on global food security following the destruction of the Kakhovka dam; and Pakistan's first female architect has been recognised with a major award.
(Picture: Supporters of former President Donald Trump gather near the entrance to the Trump National Doral Miami golf course ahead of his first appearance in a Federal Court. Credit: Justin Lane/EPA-EFE/REX/Shuttershock)
13/06/2023 • 48 minutes 41 seconds
Silvio Berlusconi's political life and legacy
The former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has died at the age eighty-six. The billionaire media magnate led the government three times-- but was dogged by allegations of corruption, as well as scandal in his personal life. We speak to MP Deborah Bergamini, of Forza Italia party, which was founded by Mr Berlusconi, and professor Alexander Stille, who has published numerous works on Italian politics and Mr Berlusconi.
Also, the latest on the counter-offensive in Ukraine - from our reporter near the front line.
And how solid is the classified documents case facing Donald Trump.
(Photo: The four-time Italian PM leaves behind a controversial legacy. Credit: EPA)
12/06/2023 • 49 minutes 54 seconds
Silvio Berlusconi dies at 86
Italy’s billionaire former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has died at the age of 86. We will hear from one of his supporters and the man who replaced him.
Also on the programme: life in the Sudanese capital Khartoum; and Japan rethinks how to address sexual violence against women.
(Picture: Silvio Berlusconi giving a speech in Rome in 2009. Credit: Reuters / Remo Casilli.)
12/06/2023 • 49 minutes 39 seconds
Ukraine says it's recaptured villages from Russia
Ukraine says its troops have recaptured at least two neighbouring villages from the Russians in the southeast, the first settlements Kyiv claims to have liberated since launching a counter-offensive.
Also in the programme: a delegation of European leaders has promised over a billion dollars of financial assistance to Tunisia, as part of a proposed wider agreement encompassing action to tackle migration; and Novak Djokovic has become the most successful men's singles tennis player of all-time after winning this year's French Open.
(Picture: A Ukrainian serviceman stands next to a military vehicle in Donetsk region of Ukraine. Credit:Reuters/Oleksandr Ratushniak)
11/06/2023 • 49 minutes 39 seconds
Haitian doctor warns of descent into chaos
A doctor in Haiti tells Newshour the country could descend into civil war if there isn't outside intervention to control "horrible" gang violence. Also on the programme: Floodwaters are receding in southern Ukraine after the destruction of the Kakhovka dam; and Pat Metheny, one of the world's great jazz guitarists, is back with a new album.
(Photo: More that 50 confirmed deaths in Haiti as a result of flooding 06/06/2023 European Pressphoto Agency)
11/06/2023 • 47 minutes 30 seconds
Four children rescued after 40 days in Amazon
Four Colombian children who were on a plane that crashed in the Amazon jungle more than a month ago have been found alive. The children - aged 13, nine, four and one - were the only survivors when the Cessna plane they were travelling in with their mother went down in Caquetá.
Also in the programme: former US president Donald Trump has made his first speech since federal charges over his handling of classified documents was announced; and Sri Lanka has lifted import restrictions on nearly three-hundred items as the country is showing signs of emerging from its worst economic crisis in decades.
(Picture: Colombian military sources with child survivors of a plane crash in the Amazon jungle. Credit: Handout via Reuters)
10/06/2023 • 48 minutes 35 seconds
Former British leader Boris Johnson resigns
Britain's former Prime Minister Boris Johnson has resigned as an MP, saying he's been 'driven out' by a report into whether he deliberately misled parliament over breaches of Covid rules. What could his next move be? Also on the programme; four children who've been missing in the Colombian jungle for more than a month after a plane crash have been found alive; and the Kenyan athlete Faith Kipyegon has been hailed as "superhuman" after beating the world record in the women's 5,000 metres.
(Photo: Boris Johnson resigns as an MP 09/06/2023 Press Association File photo dated 02/03/23
10/06/2023 • 50 minutes 12 seconds
US prosecutors unseal charges against Trump
Federal prosecutors unseal a wide-ranging indictment of Donald Trump, accusing the former US president of endangering national security by holding on to top defence documents.
Also in the programme: Boris Johnson to resign as an MP; and what space does to an astronaut's brain.
(Picture: An itemized list of property seized in the execution of a search warrant by the FBI at former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate. Credit: REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File Photo)
09/06/2023 • 49 minutes 35 seconds
Trump to face federal criminal charges
Experts say the indictment does not prevent Mr Trump from running for president again. We speak to legal expert Corey Brettschneider for his take on the case.
Also on the programme: the EU agrees on an overhaul of the bloc’s migration and asylum policies; and we learn the latest on the evidence indicating who might be behind the explosion at a Ukrainian dam.
(Photo: former President Donald Trump at a campaign event. CREDIT: Reuters)
09/06/2023 • 48 minutes 41 seconds
Canada wildfire smoke spreads
More international firefighters are being sent to Canada to help tackle the source of huge wildfires which have created a toxic blanket of smoke. The haze that's drifted across the border to the east coast of the United States has temporarily made some American cities the most polluted on earth. Poor visibility has led to the delay and cancellation of flights into New York and Philadelphia.
Also in the programme: A man armed with a knife has stabbed children in a playground in France; and Pat Robertson, a pioneer of the use of Christianity in US right wing politics has died.
(Picture: Millions of people in North America have been advised to wear N95 masks outdoors due to poor air quality levels. Credit: Getty Images)
08/06/2023 • 49 minutes 20 seconds
Zelensky visits Kherson after dam destruction
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky has gone to the Kherson region to see the scale of the chaos unleashed by the destruction of a dam. Ukraine says more than two-thirds of the flooded land is in Russian-occupied territory on the left bank of the Dnipro river. We get the latest from Kherson and an assessment of the cost of the damage.
Also in the programme: a man with a knife has attacked nursery-school children in the French town of Annecy; and Singapore apologises to Malaysia over a joke about flight MH37 that went missing in 2014 and has never been found.
(Picture: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks to Ihor Klymenko, head of the National Police of Ukraine, during a visit to Kherson. Credit: Mykola Tymchenko/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
08/06/2023 • 48 minutes 21 seconds
Ukraine: Thousands displaced by Kakhovka dam destruction
Rising floodwaters prompt an emergency evacuation in southern Ukraine as homes are destroyed and landmines are swept away from the front line. President Volodymyr Zelensky said he was shocked by the lack of outside help from aid agencies, including those from the United Nations, as well as the Red Cross.
Also on the programme: Is Canada about to experience its worst wildfire ever? We hear from the country’s Minister of Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair. And the first known crocodile to make itself pregnant without a partner.
(A flooded area after the Nova Kakhovka dam breached, in Kherson, Ukraine June 7, 2023. Credit: REUTERS: Vladyslav Smilianets)
07/06/2023 • 48 minutes 58 seconds
Ukraine calls Khakova Dam destruction an environmental catastrophe
The Ukrainian government says the destruction of a Khakova dam is an "environmental catastrophe" with tens of thousands of people without clean drinking water and vast swathes of farmland at risk; also in the programme: what is Saudi money doing to the world of sport? And we hear from the man who had COVID for ten months, and now he's singing his heart out.
(Photo: Volunteers evacuating local residents from flooded areas near Kherson, Ukraine. Credit: Reuters)
07/06/2023 • 49 minutes 37 seconds
Floods sweep region after huge Ukraine dam destroyed
Thousands of people are being evacuated from southern Ukraine, where the destruction of the Russian-controlled Nova Kakhovka dam has caused extensive flooding. Water has reached 80 towns and villages on both sides of the Dnipro river. A pro-Putin member of the Russian parliament, Evgeny Popov, tells Newshour that Ukraine was behind it.
Also today: the Taliban goes into battle against opium production; and the Brazilian singer Astrud Gilberto, who brought Bossa Nova to the world with her version of The Girl From Ipanema, has died at the age of 83.
(Photo: Ukraine's President Zelensky holds an emergency meeting with top state and regional officials concerning the Kakhovka dam destruction. June 6, 2023. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via Reuters)
06/06/2023 • 48 minutes 1 second
Ukraine and Russia both accuse the other of destruction of Nova Kakhovka dam
President Volodymr Zelensky has said Russia must be held accountable for the destruction of Nova Kakhovka dam, which has caused extensive flooding in southern Ukraine. Mr Zelensky said the Russian-controlled dam on the Dnipro river was destroyed by an internal explosion, in what he called a war crime and an act of terrorism. Russia has denied responsibility, blaming Ukrainian shelling instead.
Also in the programme: Prince Harry has been giving evidence in court in London against a newspaper group he accuses of hacking his phone, and a Ghanian doctor describes the potentially disastrous consequences for local health services of richer nations recruiting large numbers of nurses from countries such as hers.
(Photo: A general view of the Nova Kakhovka dam that was breached in Kherson region, Ukraine, 6 June 2023. Credit: Reuters)
06/06/2023 • 48 minutes 24 seconds
Ukraine war: 'Offensive actions' under way in east, Kyiv says
A statement a few hours ago from the Ukrainian defence ministry said its forces are "shifting to offensive actions" in some areas. But for such an under-stated statement, there's been a frenzy of speculation today. Is this the start of the long-expected, big counter-offensive by Ukraine against Russia?
Also - an astonishing miscarriage of justice in Australia- we'll hear from the law professor who first took up the case more than ten years ago; and the promise of solar energy captured in space.
(Photo: A Ukrainian serviceman stands near an anti-aircraft missile launcher Ukraine, 07 April 2023. Credit: Oleg Petrasyuk /EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
05/06/2023 • 49 minutes 23 seconds
Signs of Ukraine offensive begin
Russia says it has repelled a major attack by Ukrainian forces in the south-east, in the latest sign that the long-awaited counter-offensive may be underway. Also on the programme, in the run-up to the COP28 climate summit, climate negotiators are in Bonn today assessing where the world has got to in terms of cutting greenhouse gas emission targets; and, a woman once branded Australia's worst female serial killer has been pardoned and freed from prison after 20 years behind bars.
(Photo: Ukrainian serviceman prepares a shell for a D-30 howitzer at a position in a front line near the town of Soledar 06/05/2023 Reuters)
05/06/2023 • 49 minutes 36 seconds
Anti-Kremlin fighters 'capture' Russian soldiers
Fighters opposed to the government in Moscow say they have captured some Russian soldiers in Belgorod, near the border with Ukraine.
Belgorod's top official replied to say he had agreed to meet the men's captors if the soldiers were still alive.
Russia has blamed Ukraine for recent attacks in its border territories. Kyiv denies being directly involved.
Also in the programme: As hundreds of thousands of Poles protest against a law looking into alleged Russian influence in Polish politics, we speak to the opposition mayor of the capital, Warsaw; and we hear from Uganda’s ‘Ghetto Kids’ competing to win a big cash prize in a British talent show.
(Photo shows members of Russian Volunteer Corps pose for a picture atop an armoured vehicle at Graivoron border crossing in Kozinka, Belgorod region, Russia. Credit: Russian Volunteer Corps via Reuters)
04/06/2023 • 49 minutes 48 seconds
India train accident cause ‘identified’
India's top rail official says the cause and those responsible for the country's worst train crash in decades have been identified. Meanwhile, officials in Odisha state have now revised downwards the number of dead to 275.
Also on the programme: China shuts down commemorations in Hong Kong of the anniversary of the 1989 brutal suppression of pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square; and we hear why mountaineers are calling for higher standards for those attempting to climb Mount Everest.
(Photo: People check a list at a hospital in Cuttack to see if their relatives have been taken there. Credit: Reuters)
04/06/2023 • 49 minutes 52 seconds
India: Rescue efforts continue after Odisha accident
At least 288 people have been killed and 1,000 injured in a crash involving three trains in India's eastern Odisha state. One passenger train derailed on to the adjacent track and was struck by an incoming train on Friday, also hitting a nearby stationary freight train. We'll hear from a survivor of the crash.
Also in the programme: President Joe Biden has signed a bill raising the US borrowing limit, averting "economic collapse" after weeks of negotiations with Republicans; and Manchester City defeat Manchester United to clinch the FA Cup final.
(Picture: Rescue workers sit at the site of a train collision in Odisha State, India; Credit: REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)
03/06/2023 • 49 minutes 41 seconds
More than 260 dead in India three-train crash
More than 260 people are now known to have been killed in a collision involving three trains in Odisha state. Around 1,000 people have been injured in the crash, described as one of the deadliest in decades. It happened when an express train derailed. Another passenger train collided with it, hitting a parked freight train.
Also today: Turkey's President Erdogan is being inaugurated for five more years in power.
And a former NATO Supreme Allied Commander on the worsening security situation in Kosovo.
(Photo: A photo made available by India's National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and taken with a drone shows the site of the train accident at Odisha Balasore, India, 03 June 2023. Credit: EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
03/06/2023 • 49 minutes 52 seconds
Japan's birthrate hits record low
Latest figures released by the Japanese health ministry reveal the country's birth rate has declined in 2022 for the seventh consecutive year, underscoring the sense of crisis. This is part of a trend seen across the world. Also on the programme, two Austrian- Iranian dual nationals serving long prison sentences in Iran for spying have been released and are on their way home; and, an auction begins this weekend to sell off items from the set of the American sitcom, "Cheers". We take a look back at a much-loved classic of television.
02/06/2023 • 47 minutes 51 seconds
Crystal meth production booms in Myanmar
The United Nations says organised crime networks are expanding smuggling routes in Southeast and East Asia to ship synthetic drugs through the region. Also in the programme: a BBC investigation uncovers how one member of one of Iran's most persecuted families spent 1,000 days in solitary confinement; and the teenaged Ukrainian refugee turned playwright.
(Photo: A handful of the synthetic drug crystal meth Credit: REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski)
02/06/2023 • 48 minutes 54 seconds
Andrew Tate challenged on misogyny and rape allegations
Social media personality Andrew Tate has denied fuelling a culture of misogyny and defended his reputation in a combative interview with the BBC.
Mr Tate, in his first television interview with a major broadcaster since being released into house arrest from police custody in Romania in April, dismissed the testimonies of individual women involved in the current investigation who have accused the former kickboxer of rape and exploitation when they were put to him.
Also in the programme: reports that peace talks between the warring factions in Sudan have collapsed -- but one resident of Khartoum tells us people barely noticed the last truce; and an operation begins to avert an environmental catastrophe off the coast of Yemen.
(Picture shows Andrew Tate during his interview with the BBC. Credit: BBC)
01/06/2023 • 48 minutes 29 seconds
Australian soldier loses war crimes defamation case
One of Australia's most decorated soldiers has lost his civil court case against three newspapers which had accused him of carrying out war crimes in Afghanistan. A judge in Sydney decided that some of the allegations against Ben Roberts-Smith were substantially true. These include his involvement in the deaths of unarmed Afghans. He has denied all the allegations.
Also in the programme: European leaders are meeting in Moldova today for a summit focusing on the continent's security; and an endangered orchid which was flown from the United States has flowered in the UK for the first time today.
(FILE PHOTO: Ben Roberts-Smith. CREDIT: Getty Images)
01/06/2023 • 47 minutes 31 seconds
US House of Representatives voting to avoid a default
President Biden has warned of recession and millions of jobs lost if the deal doesn’t pass. We speak to one Republican congressman who says his own leaders have given away too much in negotiations.
Also on the programme: Russia begins evacuating children from the border region of Belgorod. We remember the life and work of the Ghanian writer Ama Ata Aidoo. And astronomers discover a 6,000 mile-long plume of water spurting out of Saturn’s moon.
(Republican speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy speaks to media ahead of the vote CREDIT: EPA)
31/05/2023 • 50 minutes 51 seconds
Ukraine war: BBC explores allegations of child deportations
The BBC’s Eastern Europe correspondent Sarah Rainsford has found new evidence of what is happening to Ukraine’s missing children, and meets some of the families who are fighting to get them back.
Also on the programme: NATO says it’s going to send hundreds more troops to Kosovo after a number of its peacekeepers were injured in clashes with Serb protesters on Monday; and the “mad and offensive” medieval manuscript offering a rare glimpse into 15th-century live comedy performances.
(Image: Children who went to a Russian-organised summer camp from non-government controlled territories and were then taken to Russia, wait for departure to Kyiv after returning via the Ukraine-Belarus border, in Volyn region, Ukraine. April 7, 2023. Credit: REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)
31/05/2023 • 48 minutes 55 seconds
AI could usher ‘human extinction’
A group of leading artificial intelligence experts have issued a warning that the technology could be capable of making humanity extinct. In a short statement posted online top tech experts warned that the threat from AI is as great as pandemics and nuclear war.
Also in the programme: The search is continuing for four children believed to have survived a small-plane crash in the Colombian Jungle; and a new national security law has come into effect in the Chinese territory of Macau which punishes any opposition to Beijing.
(FILE PHOTO: A robot equipped with artificial intelligence is seen at the AI Xperience Centre in Brussels, Credit: Reuters/Yves Herman)
30/05/2023 • 49 minutes 36 seconds
Russia accuses Ukraine of drone attack
Moscow has been targeted by multiple drones, in the biggest such attack on the Russian capital since the invasion of Ukraine. The Russian defence ministry said eight drones had been brought down. Ukraine has denied carrying out the attack.
Also in the programme: Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro has visited Brazil for the first time in eight years; and after a rock band complained about the reception from the crowd at a music concert in Scotland, we ask what's the etiquette for both artists and their audience?
(Photo: A man is seen through a window of a damaged multi-storey apartment block following a reported drone attack in Moscow. Credit: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)
30/05/2023 • 47 minutes 35 seconds
Ugandan president signs anti-gay law
Activists in the country have called it a “dark day”. We speak to one LGBT activist about how the community will be affected.
Also on the programme: Russia launches a daytime attack on Ukraine’s capital Kyiv; and Turkey wakes up to five more years of Erdogan.
(File photo shows protest in South Africa in support of Uganda’s LGBT community. CREDIT: Reuters)
29/05/2023 • 48 minutes 56 seconds
Erdogan wins third decade in power
Recep Tayyip Erdogan's supporters are celebrating after Turkey's long-time president won Sunday's vote, securing another five years in power. But the country is divided. Almost half the electorate in the polarised country did not back his authoritarian vision of Turkey. We speak to Ibrahim Kalin, one of Erdogan's senior advisers.
Also on the programme: the devastation wrought in western Sudan; and we hear from the grandson of the last surviving member of the first ascent of Mount Everest.
(Image: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan acknowledges supporters after winning re-election in Turkey's run-off vote, at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, on 28 May 2023. Credit: EPA-EFE/Savas)
29/05/2023 • 48 minutes 49 seconds
Erdogan wins presidential election
Turkey's long-time president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has won today's presidential election run-off. He told his supporters that Turkey itself was the only winner. We'll bring you the latest from our correspondent in the capital.
Also in the programme: One-person-one-vote could be returning to Somalia under plans agreed at a four-day conference in the capital Mogadishu; and authorities are urging the World Health Organisation to declare a public health emergency over a fungal outbreak linked to cosmetic surgery in Mexico.
(Picture: Supporters of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan react following early exit poll results for the second round of the presidential election outside the provincial headquarters of AK Party in Istanbul. Credit: Reuters/Hannah McKay)
28/05/2023 • 48 minutes 39 seconds
Turkey votes in election runoff
The opposition challenger in the presidential run-off in Turkey has urged voters to get rid of the authoritiarian regime of Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The incumbent, however, is expected to extend his hold on power.
How a combination of booming tourism, government measures to attract foreign investment and the possibilities of remote working have sent house prices soaring leading to a housing crisis in Portugal.
Also, a deadly border clash between Iran and Afghanistan over access to water.
(Photo shows a woman voting during the second round of the presidential election, in Istanbul, Turkey. Credit: Reuters)
28/05/2023 • 47 minutes 32 seconds
Sudan: The BBC examines possible war crimes
The BBC has been investigating reports of possible war crimes on medical facilities and staff in Sudan, perpetrated by both sides in the conflict. Reports show bombing of hospitals, military occupation of healthcare facilities and the deliberate targeting of doctors. We have a special report.
Also in the programme: NATO has urged the government in Kosovo not to further escalate tensions with the Serb minority; and a race to save unique relics and remains in Cairo's City of the Dead as the government clears the way for roads and bridges.
(File photo: A Sudanese national flag is attached to a machine gun of Paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) soldiers as they wait for the arrival of Lieutenant General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, head of RSF. June 22, 2019. Credit: Reuters/Umit Bektas)
27/05/2023 • 47 minutes 28 seconds
Top Ukrainian official: We are ready to start a counter-offensive against Russian forces
Ukraine is ready to launch its long-expected counter-offensive against Russian forces, one of the country's most senior security officials has told the BBC. Oleksiy Danilov would not name a date but said an assault to retake territory from President Vladimir Putin's occupying forces could begin "tomorrow, the day after tomorrow or in a week".
Also in the programme: A BBC investigation has seen evidence that both sides in Sudan's conflict could be carrying out war crimes on medical facilities and staff; and Henry Kissinger - one of the dominant figures in twentieth century US diplomacy - turns one- hundred today.
(Photo: Ukrainian troops have spent months training on Western equipment ahead of the expected attack. Credit: Getty Images)
27/05/2023 • 49 minutes 34 seconds
Russia reports attack on its Ukraine border
The governor of Russia’s southwestern Belgorod region, Vyacheslav Gladkov, said areas had come under heavy bombardment, suffering intense artillery and mortar shelling. He spoke of Ukraine hitting a whole string of villages following the arc of Russia’s border.
Also on the programme: We hear from Ayse Bugra, the wife of Turkish political prisoner Osman Kavala, ahead of the country’s election on Sunday. And the love of sleeper trains and why they are making a comeback.
(Image: Belgorod regional governor, Vyacheslav Gladkov. Credit: Sputnik/Reuters)
26/05/2023 • 48 minutes 44 seconds
Surgery in a warzone
A Russian missile's struck a clinic in Ukraine; we'll hear how Ukrainian surgeons are learning to deal with warzone injuries. Also in the programme: the Venezuelan government's army of twitter trolls; and the Afghan film-maker hoping to bring the suffering of Afghan women under the Taliban to a wider audience thanks to some Hollywood stardust.
(Photo: Rescuers work at the site of a clinic heavily destroyed by a Russian missile strike, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Dnipro, Ukraine May 26, 2023. Credit: REUTERS/Mykola Synelnykov)
26/05/2023 • 49 minutes 18 seconds
Russian mercenaries declare exit from Bakhmut
Long: The head of Russia’s Wagner group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, said they'd begun handing over control of the captured Ukrainian city to Moscow's army. Ukraine has dismissed claims that Bakhmut has fallen to Russia. We hear from military analyst Justin Crump on what we know so far.
Also on the programme: Net migration into Britain reaches a record high, and we hear from a scientist who used AI to discover a new antibiotic.
(Photo: An aerial view shows destructions in the frontline town of Bakhmut, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine. Credit: Reuters)
25/05/2023 • 48 minutes 18 seconds
DeSantis campaign launch hit by Twitter glitch
A conversation with Twitter's owner Elon Musk was delayed when the platform malfunctioned. Ron DeSantis is seeking the Republican nomination for 2024's US presidential election.
Also on the programme, Russia's Wagner mercenary group says its forces have begun withdrawing from the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut. And we hear the story of a paralysed man who can walk again, thanks to AI.
(Picture: Ron DeSantis launches his campaign to be the Republican presidential candidate. Credit: Reuters)
25/05/2023 • 48 minutes 32 seconds
Tina Turner dies
The American Grammy award-winning singer, whose soul classics and pop hits like The Best and What's Love Got to Do With It made her a superstar, has died at the age of 83. The White House described her death as a massive loss. We hear from her friend and co-writer Martyn Ware.
Also on the programme: We hear the latest the ground in Sudan where a week-long ceasefire between rival military forces appears to be breaking down. And is owning three Labradors worse for the environment than travelling by private jet?
(Image: Tina Turner performs in New York's Central Park in 1969 wearing a red leather outfit. Credit: Getty Images)
24/05/2023 • 47 minutes 23 seconds
The woman who feels no pain
Scientists at University College London have discovered why a genetic mutation means that Jo Cameron, a 75-year-old woman, feels no pain. She also experiences low amounts of anxiety and fear, and has the ability to heal wounds more effectively.
Also on the programme: this year's hosts of the UN climate change talks defend their appointment of an oil boss as the chairman; and we hear from this year's International Booker Prize winner.
(Image: Scottish woman Jo Cameron, 75, who feels no pain. Credit: Jo Cameron)
24/05/2023 • 49 minutes 40 seconds
Russia says it has killed dozens of anti-Putin insurgents
The Russian government has said that armed insurgents who crossed the border from Ukraine to launch attacks in Russia's Belgorod region have been defeated.
Russia says 70 attackers were killed and insists the fighters are Ukrainian. But Kyiv has denied involvement and two Russian paramilitary groups have said they were behind the incursion.
Also in the programme: we look at how rolling blackouts in South Africa are disrupting the economy, and Brazil's Minister of Racial Equality joins us with her take on the racism row in Spanish football.
(Photo: The logo of a Russian freedom fighters group. Credit: legionliberty.army)
23/05/2023 • 47 minutes 34 seconds
Sudan ceasefire: Will aid now be delivered?
The United Nations says five weeks of fighting have created a catastrophe for people in Sudan. A new ceasefire has just started, so will aid now reach those in need?
Also on the programme: who are the fighters who crossed into Russia from Ukraine, attacking border villages? We'll also hear about the relatives of a nineteenth-century Ethiopian prince buried at Windsor Castle. Is it time for his remains to go home?
(Photo: Sudanese people disembark in Egypt after crossing the Nile River on a ferry from Sudan. Credit: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA)
23/05/2023 • 48 minutes 36 seconds
What's going on in Belgorod?
A group of saboteurs has crossed from Ukraine into Russia's Belgorod region and clashes there have injured a number of people, Russian authorities say.
Ukraine denies responsibility and said Russian citizens from two paramilitary groups were behind the attack. We'll attempt to find out what exactly is going on around the border city of Belgorod.
Also in the programme: Real Madrid logs a hate crime with Spanish prosecutors after their star player Vinicius Junior suffered racist abuse at the weekend; and there's another big fine for Facebook's parent companty Meta from the EU for breaches of data protection, but what difference will it make?
[Photo shows a helicopter flying over Belgorod on 22 May. Credit: Telegram]
22/05/2023 • 47 minutes 49 seconds
Imran Khan: 'There is danger to my life'
Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan, says he fears that general elections due by October won't be held. He told the BBC he believed there was a danger to his life, but said much more worrying was the danger to Pakistani democracy. We hear the response of a government minister.
Also in the programme: Ukraine and Russia disagree about who holds the Ukrainian town of Bakhmut - we hear from a former resident about the destruction of her home; and one of the best footballers in Spain says the country's top league "belongs to racists", after he's abused during a match.
(File photo: Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan gestures as he speaks to the members of the media at his residence in Lahore, Pakistan May 18, 2023. Reuters/Mohsin Raza/File Photo)
22/05/2023 • 48 minutes 47 seconds
G7 summit ends with support for Ukraine
Over three days leaders of the G7 group of nations met in Hiroshima where they accused China of "economic coercision" and "malign practicies" and singled out Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.
Also in the programme: Votes are in for Greece's parlimentary elections; and the first Saudi woman to voyage into space prepares for lift-off.
(Picture: leaders of the G7 nations in Hiroshima. Credit: EPA)
21/05/2023 • 50 minutes 1 second
Zelensky denies Bakhmut has fallen at G7 summit
On the final day of the G7 summit, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky claimed Russia still does not occupy the embattled city of Bakhmut. He also added that Russia will feel Ukraine’s long-awaited counter offensive when it comes. Russia’s Wagner mercenaries claimed to have captured the city on Saturday.
Also on the programme: Sudan’s warring factions agree to a seven-day ceasefire; and the first Saudi woman to voyage into space prepares for lift-off.
(Photo: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks during a news conference at the G7 nations meetings in Hiroshima, western Japan, 21 May 2023. Credit: EPA/Louise Delmotte)
21/05/2023 • 50 minutes 2 seconds
F-16s: Russia warns of escalation
Russia says the F-16 deal means the West is continuing the path of escalation in the Ukraine conflict, something, it says, is fraught with "massive risks" for the West itself. We hear from a retired US Air Force Colonel about what difference the planes will make.
Also in the programme: British novelist Martin Amis dies; and BBC statue attacked.
(Picture: A Romanian Air Force pilot salutes from the cockpit of his F-16 Fighting Falcon after landing during a decommissioning ceremony in Romania. Credit: ROBERT GHEMENT/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
20/05/2023 • 48 minutes 30 seconds
US Approves Fighter Jets For Ukraine
Zelenskiy arrives at the G7 summit in Japan as the US allows allies to supply Ukraine with American-made F-16 fighter jets. Russia says the F-16 deal means the West is continuing the path of escalation in the Ukraine conflict, something, it says, is fraught with "massive risks" for the West itself.
Also on the programme: We hear from a member of the main opposition party in Cambodia after they were banned from contesting the upcoming election, and music and literature join together in Bosnia. .
(Photo: Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky meet during the G7 Summit in Hiroshima, Japan. President Zelensky arrived in Japan to attend the final day of the summit. Saturday May 20, 2023. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)
20/05/2023 • 49 minutes 40 seconds
Syria re-admitted to Arab League: Syrian opposition outraged
Arab leaders have welcomed the Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad back into the Arab League at a summit in Saudi Arabia. Mr Assad called for a new phase in regional cooperation in his first speech at the League since Syria was suspended more than twelve years ago. That was in response to the Syrian president's brutal repression of pro-democracy protests. There's anger among many Syrians about Mr Assad's return to the Arab fold. One opposition activist told the BBC it was unforgiveable in light of his regime's record of torture, imprisonment and killings.
Also in the programme: At the G7 summit, Russia faces further sanctions, including on its multi-billion dollar trade in diamonds; and we'll hear why New York City is sinking.
(Photo: Syria's President Bashar al-Assad attends the Arab League summit, in Jeddah Saudi Arabia, May 19 2023. Credit: Saudi Press Agency/Handout via Reuters)
19/05/2023 • 48 minutes 46 seconds
Syria's Assad at Arab League summit
Once an outcast from the international community, Syria's President Bashar al-Assad is attending an Arab League summit in Saudi Arabia today.
It's the first one he's attended since Syria was suspended from the regional body 12 years ago at the outset of the country's brutal civil war.
We'll hear from an opposition activist who's deeply upset by the invitation extended to the al-Assad regime.
Also in the programme: why the people of central Somalia are gasping from drought, but now fleeing flash floods; and how one researcher uncovered a new date for the first recorded kiss.
(Photo shows Bashar al-Assad arriving in Jeddah to attend the Arab League summit. Credit: SANA/Handout via Reuters)
19/05/2023 • 50 minutes 59 seconds
Italy floods: Questions grow about the official response
More than 20 rivers have burst their banks in Italy, leaving 13 people dead and forcing thousands from their homes after six months' rainfall fell in a day and a half. We speak to one man trying to clean up the damage.
Also in the programme: A special report from the Kenyan forest where more than two hundred members of a starvation cult died; and the hidden cost of El Salvador's crackdown on gangs.
(Firefighters work next to a flooded car after heavy rains hit Italy's Emilia Romagna region, Faenza Italy, May 18 2023. Credit: Reuters/Claudia Greco)
18/05/2023 • 47 minutes 23 seconds
Rescue efforts continue after Italy floods
More than 20 rivers have burst their banks in northern Italy, leaving nine people dead and forcing 13,000 from their homes.
Six months' rainfall fell in a day and a half. Rescue efforts are continuing in following the devastating floods and thousands of families have been evacuated and are staying in emergency shelters.
Also in the programme: We'll hear about claims that El Salvador's crackdown on gangs has led to the detention of huge numbers of innocent people; and the musician Sting reflects on 40 years of songwriting success.
(Photo shows the platforms of a train station flooded due to the flooding of a river, in Lugo, near Ravenna, Italy. Credit: Emanuele Valeri/EPA)
18/05/2023 • 47 minutes 33 seconds
Global warming report sparks calls for urgent action
Politicians and activists are calling for urgent action on fossil fuels after a report by the UN’s World Meteorological Organisation found that it’s now more likely than not that a key target – to limit global warming to no more than 1.5C – will be breached by 2027. We discuss the forecast with an activist from Namibia and an environmental analyst in the UK.
Also on the programme: Ecuadorean President Guillermo Lasso dissolves the opposition-controlled parliament amid an impeachment trial; and topless dancers in Los Angeles win the right to unionise.
(Photo: A general view of the Santerno river, as its levels rise due to heavy rain, by the Imola racetrack, ahead of the weekend's cancelled Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, in Imola, Italy, May 17, 2023. Credit: REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini).
17/05/2023 • 48 minutes 52 seconds
Global warming set to break key limit – report
Breaking the 1.5C threshold is a worrying sign that warming is accelerating and not slowing down. We speak to Dr Christopher Hewitt, climate director at the World Meteorological Agency about the report’s findings.
Also on the programme: A Chinese comedy company is fined more than $2m over a joke; and the world’s biggest car maker warning it may have to close its UK plant over Brexit.
(Photo shows cracked ground near a dam with depleted levels of water in Tunisia. IMAGE: Reuters)
17/05/2023 • 49 minutes 59 seconds
CEO of OpenAI testifies in US Senate
The head of the company behind the artificial intelligence tool, ChatGPT, has told the US Congress that the regulation of artificial intelligence (AI) is essential. Mr Altman said a new agency should be formed to licence AI companies.
Also on the programme: the head of Ukraine’s Supreme Court has been arrested in connection with allegations of multi-million-dollar bribery; and ‘Godfather of Poker’ Doyle Brunson dies aged 89. We reflect on the Texas native’s life with two poker heavyweights.
(Image: OpenAI CEO Sam Altman testifies before a panel of Senators in Washington, U.S., May 16, 2023. Credit: REUTERS/Frantz)
16/05/2023 • 47 minutes 28 seconds
Kyiv hit by intense shelling
After a night of heavy shelling, Kyiv faces a day of diplomacy as a senior Chinese official is set to arrive in Kyiv.
Also in the programme: Today five people were found guilty for carrying out a jewellery heist in Dresden in 2019 and Faisal Abbas, editor-in-chief of the Saudi-based Arab News, on Saudi Arabia and the future of the Middle East.
(Picture: The explosion of a missile seen in the sky over Kyiv during a Russian missile strike. Credit: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)
16/05/2023 • 47 minutes 38 seconds
Turkey’s Erdogan will face second round
Turkey’s battle for the presidency will go to a run-off, the supreme election council has now confirmed. A second round will go ahead on 28 May, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan once again taking on opposition rival Kemal Kilicdaroglu.
Also in the programme: the UK agrees to provide extra missiles and military drones to Ukraine as British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak meets Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky; and the young Americans being called out for their fake British accents.
(Photo: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks at the AK Party headquarters in Ankara, Turkey, 15 May 2023. Credit: REUTERS/Umit Bektas)
15/05/2023 • 49 minutes
Turkey vote set for run-off
Turkey's battle for the presidency looks almost certain to go to a second-round, with both contenders adamant they have victory in their grasp.
Also in the programme: opposition claim victory in Thailand's election and a new Fukushima radio drama.
(Photo: Supporters wave flags and banners as Turkish President and presidential candidate Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes an address. Credit: Necati Savas/EPA-EFE/Rex/Shutterstock)
15/05/2023 • 49 minutes 55 seconds
Both sides claim lead after Turkey election
Counting is under way in Turkey with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan facing a tough challenge after 20 years in power.
Early numbers have been released, with claim and counter-claim about who is ahead in Turkey's most closely-fought election in decades. Six opposition parties have combined forces, picking opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu as their unity candidate. We'll hear from a governing party representative and from the opposition headquarters.
Also in the programme: questions about the health of the Belarusian leader, Alexander Lukashenko, after he fails to appear at an important national day event; and there's been an electoral defeat for Thailand's military backed government, but will the army allow the opposition to take power?
(Photo shows people reacting to early exit polls at the AK Party headquarters in Ankara, Turkey. Credit: Umit Bektas/Reuters)
14/05/2023 • 49 minutes 59 seconds
Turkey decides on a future with or without President Erdogan
Millions of Turks are voting in one of the most pivotal elections in the country's modern history to decide if Recep Tayyip Erdogan remains president after twenty years in power. Long queues formed early at polling stations. Turnout is expected to be high. President Erdogan faces a tough challenge from his main opponent Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, who leads a six party coalition. We hear the views of students and we're live in Istanbul.
Also in the programme- a new book about East Germany tells the stories of lives in a state that disappeared more than three decades ago, but whose impact has certainly not disappeared.
(Photo: Election officials sit near ballots of political parties and presidential candidates at a polling station in Istanbul, Turkey, 14 May 2023, as the country holds simultaneous parliamentary and presidential elections. Credit: Tolga Bozoglu /EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
14/05/2023 • 47 minutes 21 seconds
Germany announces its biggest Ukraine military aid package yet
Germany has announced its biggest military aid package yet for Ukraine. Tanks, ammunition, and air defence systems are all part of the deal worth almost $3 billion.
It comes after Berlin's initial reluctance to send arms - is it better late than never?
Also in the programme: is Turkey about to take a seismic political shift in elections tomorrow? And we'll hear from Liverpool which is hosting the Eurovision song contest.
(Photo shows Ukrainian soldiers standing on a Leopard 1A5 tank at a training site in Germany. Credit: Nadja Wohlleben/Reuters)
13/05/2023 • 49 minutes 31 seconds
Campaigning for Sunday's election continues in Turkey
Campaigning is still underway in Turkey ahead of Sunday's election, with President Erdogan facing what's been called the toughest challenge in his career.
Also, Thais go to the polls and many are looking for a complete change.
Plus the cyclone threatening coastal Bangladesh.
And we hear from the Swiss village evacuated because of the climate crisis.
(Image: Turkish President and Leader of the Justice and Development (AK) Party, Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) attends the election rally organized by AK Party in Umraniye district of Istanbul, Turkiye on May 13, 2023. Credit: TUR Presidency/Murat Cetinmuhurdar / Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
13/05/2023 • 45 minutes 34 seconds
Thousands at US border as Title 42 ends
Newshour’s James Coomarasamy takes the political temperature in Washington as Republicans and Democrats debate how to control the flow of migrants from Mexico.
Also on the programme: Twitter has a new CEO, and South African member of parliament Obed Balega responds to US accusations that South Africa is sending arms to Russia.
(Image: Volunteers help to feed migrants, who have gathered between primary and secondary border fences, between the United States and Mexico, after the lifting of COVID-19 era Title 42 restrictions. Credit: REUTERS/Mike Blake.)
12/05/2023 • 50 minutes 1 second
US pandemic-era border policy expires
A new migration policy is in operation along the southern border of the United States following the expiry of Covid-era restrictions, known as Title 42. The new rules will penalise those crossing illegally with deportation and a ban on re-entering the US for at least five years. But they also provide for regional processing centres in Latin America. Newshour’s James Coomarasamy is in Washington to report on the changes.
Also in the programme: former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan appears in court; and the biggest cosmic explosion ever witnessed.
(Photo: Asylum seekers climb the banks of the Rio Bravo river after crossing the border to turn themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol agents while Title 42 is lifted. CREDIT: REUTERS/Daniel Becerril)
12/05/2023 • 48 minutes 57 seconds
US braces for surge in migrants
Hours before a Covid-era immigration policy known as Title 42 is due to expire, the US prepares for a surge of arrivals at its southern border.
Also in the programme: UK gives Ukraine Shadow Storm missiles; and EU mulls AI rules.
(Picture: Migrants stand near the border wall during a sandstorm after having crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, U.S. Credit: REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez)
11/05/2023 • 48 minutes 33 seconds
Zelensky says Ukraine not yet ready for counter offensive
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky tells the BBC’s Hugo Bachega his country needs more time before it launches a much-anticipated counter-offensive against occupying Russian forces, but that Ukrainian combat brigades are otherwise “ready”.
Also in the programme: the Pakistani Supreme Court has ruled that the arrest of the former prime minister, Imran Khan, is illegal; and the dystopian drama imagining state-run euthanasia in Japan.
(Photo: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Credit: MARCIN OBARA/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
11/05/2023 • 48 minutes 28 seconds
Israel and Gaza militants in heaviest fighting for months
Israel says Palestinian militants in Gaza have fired more than 400 rockets at it and that its military has hit about 110 militant targets in Gaza, in the heaviest fighting in nine months. We are live in Gaza and Jerusalem.
Also in the programme: We speak to a Canadian MP who's accused a Chinese diplomat of intimidating his family; and with the number of bodies found in a Kenyan forest rising to more than 130, we look at the country's problem with cults.
(Photo: Rockets are fired from Gaza into Israel, May 10 2023. Reuters/Mohammed Salem)
10/05/2023 • 48 minutes 56 seconds
Unrest in Pakistan as Imran Khan appears in court
Pakistan's former prime minister Imran Khan has appeared before a judge, a day after his arrest on corruption charges sparked nationwide protests.
Nearly 1,000 people have been arrested during protests, police say, since Mr Khan was held in Islamabad on charges which he denies. Our correspondent has the latest from the streets of Islamabad.
Also in the programme: with the longest and bloodiest battle of the war in Ukraine continuing in Bakhmut, how might Ukraine's planned spring offensive change the direction of the war? And we'll hear from one of the scientists behind a breakthrough on plastic eating microbes - which might change the way we recycle.
(Photo shows supporters of former Prime Minister Imran Khan out on the streets after violent protests broke out across the country following the former PM's arrest. Credit: Rahat Dar/EPA)
10/05/2023 • 48 minutes 25 seconds
Jury finds Trump sexually abused writer
A jury in a New York court has determined that the former US president Donald Trump sexually abused the magazine writer E. Jean Carroll in the 1990s and then defamed her by branding her a liar. The court awarded about five million dollars in compensatory and punitive damages. But Mr Trump was found not liable for raping Ms Carroll in the dressing room of a department store. Mr Trump did not attend the two-week trial in the Manhattan federal court and has denied the accusations.
Also in the programme: former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is arrested; and Tom Hanks on his new novel
(Photo: E. Jean Carroll (C) leaves a federal court house after the jury found that former president Donald J. Trump was liable for sexually abusing and defaming her but not liable for raping her in the sexual assault and defamation civil lawsuit Carroll had brought against him in New York. CREDIT: EPA/JUSTIN LANE)
09/05/2023 • 48 minutes 33 seconds
Israel kills militants and civilians in airstrikes on Gaza
At least 13 Palestinians, including three commanders of the militant group Islamic Jihad, have been killed in Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip.
Israel said it had launched an operation targeting militants who posed an imminent threat to its citizens. Islamic Jihad has vowed revenge and Gaza-based militants are expected to respond with rocket fire into Israel. What does this escalation mean for the Islamic Jihad group and for Israel?
Also in the programme: Pakistan's former prime minister Imran Khan is arrested amid chaotic scenes; a Saudi diplomat tells us about the Sudan ceasefire talks being hosted in Jeddah, and London's police force expresses "regret" over the arrest of anti-monarchy protestors ahead of the coronation. Plus, is the Turkish president's iron grip on power rusting with elections next Sunday?
(Photo shows a view of Gaza as an Israel airstrike hits. Credit: Getty Images)
09/05/2023 • 48 minutes 21 seconds
Epidemic of looting amid Sudan conflict
As violence continues in Sudan, looting is causing shortages of basic supplies. We'll hear from an activist just outside the capital Khartoum, about what she's seen and why she has stayed where she is.
Also in the programme: Serbia's amnesty on illegal arms has seen around 1,500 weapons returned anonymously, as protests against the government's handling of two mass shootings take place in the capital Belgrade; and the American opera singer Grace Bumbry has died, aged 86.
(Picture: Smoke billows in Sudan's capital Khartoum. Picture credit: AFP)
08/05/2023 • 49 minutes 43 seconds
Another overnight airstrike on Ukraine
Russia has launched its biggest wave of drone attacks on Ukraine in months, with ten regions targeted overnight and at least three civilians killed. We hear from the capital Kyiv and an analysis of the weapons and Russia’s latest strategy.
Also on the programme; Saudi Arabia hosts talks for a ceasefire in Sudan but will there be peace anytime soon? We hear what the coronation of a new king means for one Caribbean nation. Plus scientists are developing a test to determine whether people are too tired to drive.
(Photo: Night shelling on the outskirts of Odessa during the fourth air attack by Russians in a month, Credit: EPA/Operational Command South Handout)
08/05/2023 • 49 minutes 58 seconds
Syria back in the Arab League
The Arab League has readmitted Syria after more than a decade of suspension, as countries in the region push to normalise ties with President Bashar al-Assad. We hear from a former member of the Syrian opposition who is disappointed that Syria has been let back in.
Also in the programme: at least seven people have been killed and several others injured when an SUV mowed people down near a shelter for migrants in Brownsville, Texas; and Ukrainian officials have said Russia has sparked a "mad panic" by evacuating a town near the contested Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.
(Picture: Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in August 12, 2020. Picture credit: The Syrian Arab News Agency)
07/05/2023 • 49 minutes 24 seconds
IAEA boss warns of 'catastrophe' in Ukraine
The director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi, warns of 'catastrophe' at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in Ukraine. He urges warring parties to get 'back to their senses' and agree over a 'set of principles' to protect reactors.
Also in the programme: YouTubers in Turkey's election; and the EU's plan to regulate AI.
(Picture: A motorcade transporting the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) expert mission, escorted by the Russian military, arrives at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, March 29, 2023. credit: REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)
07/05/2023 • 49 minutes 25 seconds
King Charles III is crowned
King Charles III and Queen Camilla have waved at crowds and watched a flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace in London after their Coronation at Westminster Abbey. They were joined by other members of the Royal Family, including the Prince and Princess of Wales and their children. We hear reflections from people in Commonwealth countries and from a friend of the new King.
Also in the programme: representatives from Sudan's warring armies have arrived in Saudi Arabia for their first face-to-face negotiation.
(Photo: King Charles III and Queen Camilla on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after their Coronation ceremony. Credit: Jeff Overs/BBC)
06/05/2023 • 48 minutes 7 seconds
King Charles III crowned
Britain and the Commonwealth Realm, are welcoming a new monarch, King Charles III. King Charles and Queen Camilla left Westminster Abbey in the Gold State Coach after their formal coronation ceremony on Saturday.
Also in the programme: Peace talks are due to begin in Saudi Arabia between Sudan's warring factions; and Sweden has condemned Iran following the execution of a Swedish-Iranian dissident.
(Picture: King Charles III was formally crowned as monarch. Credit: PA Media)
06/05/2023 • 49 minutes 45 seconds
No new gun permits in Serbia after mass shootings
Serbia is embarking on a push to disarm the country after two mass shootings within forty-eight hours.
President Aleksandar Vucic said no new gun permits would be issued and existing owners would face increased background checks. We'll hear from our correspondent in Belgrade.
Also in the programme: The WHO declares that Covid 19 is no longer a global health emergency; and the Irish language as well as Welsh and Scots Gaelic, are to be used for the first time in a British royal coronation.
(A police officer guards as a Crime Scene Investigator looks for evidence at a crime scene site in the village of Dubona, near Mladenovac, Serbia. Credit: Andrej Cukic/EPA)
05/05/2023 • 49 minutes 56 seconds
Sudan: Looting disrupts aid deliveries
As Sudan's generals carry on their vicious fight, terrified civilians flee in all directions. Our reporter has made it to the southern border. We also hear from the World Food Programme about looting.
Also in the programme: The tech journalist secretly tracked by TikTok; and how to get a knitting machine to make your satellite antenna.
(Photo: People who fled Sudan wait outside the railway station in Aswan, Egypt, Credit: Photo by Khaled Elfiq//EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
05/05/2023 • 48 minutes 18 seconds
Law and order breakdown in Sudan: Biden issues sanctions
US President Joe Biden called the fighting in Sudan a betrayal of its people and issued an executive order authorising sanctions against the warring factions. We hear from a resident of Khartoum on the rise of robberies and violence in the capital. Also on the programme: A court in the United States has found that Ed Sheeran did not copy Marvin Gaye's hit, Let's Get It On, when composing Thinking Out Loud. And the southern Italian city of Naples hopes its football team will clinch its first league title since the days of Diego Maradona.
04/05/2023 • 48 minutes 56 seconds
Sudan ceasefire collapses
A seven-day ceasefire, due to come into force in Sudan, appears to be in tatters as clashes continue between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces. The BBC’s Lyse Doucet speaks to Martin Griffiths, the UN’s aid chief, who has spoken with the two rival generals.
Also on the programme: Indigenous leaders from 12 Commonwealth countries have called on King Charles III to make a formal apology for centuries of colonialism; and the 83-year-old flautist from Northern Ireland who shared the stage with Lizzo at the Met Gala.
(IMAGE: Damaged cars and buildings in Khartoum North, 27 April CREDIT: REUTERS/ Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File Photo)
04/05/2023 • 48 minutes 58 seconds
Kremlin drone: Ukraine denies it attacked Putin or Moscow
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky has denied his country carried out an alleged drone attack on the Kremlin, which Russia says was an attempt on President Vladimir Putin's life. We speak to the BBC's Russia Editor Steve Rosenberg and an advisor to Ukraine's Defence Minister. Also on the programme: thousands of refugees flee from Sudan to South Sudan, a country ill-equipped to deal with such an influx. And the growing threat of fungal diseases to food security worldwide. (Image: a still image taken from a video appearing to show a flying object exploding near the Kremlin during the alleged drone attack in Moscow. Ostorozhno Novosti/Handout via REUTERS)
03/05/2023 • 49 minutes 58 seconds
Russia accuses Ukraine of attempting to kill Putin
Russia claims it has foiled an attempt by Ukraine to assassinate President Putin with a drone strike on the Kremlin.
Also in the programme: South Sudan's foreign minister on bringing peace to Sudan; and US Surgeon General warns of the dangers of loneliness.
(Picture: Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on the development of unmanned aircraft, at the Rudnyovo industrial park in Moscow, Russia April 27, 2023. Credit: Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin)
03/05/2023 • 48 minutes 25 seconds
New seven-day ceasefire agreed in Sudan
Violence has forced roughly 100,000 people to flee Sudan's borders. We speak to one Khartoum resident about what life is like there at the moment.
Also on the programme: The United Nations announces it will stay in Afghanistan to deliver aid despite the Taliban's decision to restrict women working with NGOs and UN agencies; and Newshour speaks to a professor at the University of Texas who has invented a way of translating someone's thoughts into written text. (Image: Smoke rises after aerial bombardment in Khartoum. Credit: Reuters)
02/05/2023 • 48 minutes 57 seconds
AI ‘godfather’ warns of danger ahead
A man widely regarded as the godfather of artificial intelligence (AI) has quit his job at Google, warning about the risks posed by the technology he helped to develop. Dr Geoffrey Hinton joins a growing number of experts sharing their concerns about the speed at which AI is developing.
Also in the programme: a Kenyan preacher accused of encouraging his followers to starve themselves to death appears in court; and 83-year-old Motown legend Smokey Robinson returns with his first album of new material in over a decade.
(Photo: Artificial intelligence pioneer Geoffrey Hinton. Credit: REUTERS/Mark Blinch)
02/05/2023 • 48 minutes 50 seconds
UN: Hundreds of thousands could flee Sudan
Hundreds have been killed and thousands wounded, since fighting erupted in Sudan. We speak to the BBC's Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet who has been on board a Saudi ship that is picking up people fleeing the country.
Also on the programme: Police in Paris fire tear gas at demonstrators after violence broke out at a May Day rally; and the Hollywood writers threatening to go on strike.
(Photo shows black smoke rising above buildings in Khartoum. CREDIT: Reuters)
01/05/2023 • 49 minutes 3 seconds
Sudan crisis: humanitarian effort underway
Air strikes have pounded Khartoum, despite a truce aimed at allowing civilians to flee. More than 500 deaths have been reported with the true number of casualties believed to be much higher. Millions remain trapped in the Sudanese capital.
Also on the programme: we hear from the wife of a Wagner mercenary recruited to fight in Ukraine; and the monthly public transport pass that's getting people moving in Germany.
(Image: A man walks while smoke rises above buildings after aerial bombardment, during clashes between the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces and the army in Khartoum, Sudan, on 1 May 2023. Credit: Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters)
01/05/2023 • 48 minutes 28 seconds
Truce extended in Sudan
Air strikes have pounded Sudan's capital, Khartoum, despite a truce aimed at allowing civilians to flee.
The army said it was attacking the city to flush out its paramilitary rivals, the Rapid Response Forces (RSF). The fighting intensified even as the warring sides said they would extend the truce by another three days.
We'll hear about the challenges of moving around a city at war and also hear from Darfur in the west.
Also in the programme: China has its first world chess champion; and how legalisation in Thailand led to a marijuana boom.
(Photo shows a burnt out car in Khartoum, Sudan. Credit: Getty Images)
30/04/2023 • 47 minutes 56 seconds
Intense fighting in Khartoum
Tens of thousands of Sudanese have abandoned their homes and are fleeing the country. Satellite images show long bus convoys at the Egyptian border and in Port Sudan there has been a rush for the limited spaces on ships heading to Saudi Arabia. Our correspondent in the east of Chad says thousands of women, children and the elderly are fleeing the violence in the Darfur region.
Also in the programme: a key referendum in Uzbekistan; and history beckons in Naples.
(Photo: British nationals board an RAF plane during the evacuation from Wadi Seidna Air Base, Sudan. CREDIT: Arron Hoare/UK Ministry of Defence/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.)
30/04/2023 • 50 minutes
Escaping the fighting in Sudan: one woman's story
Sudan's army says it's launching a major assault on Khartoum with heavy weapons, to try to dislodge a rival militia force which is in control of large parts of the capital. As residents of Khartoum are told to brace for an escalation in the fighting, we hear how the rush to leave Sudan could tear some families apart. One woman says she is being told to leave her husband behind.
Also in the programme: there's frustration in Kyiv at the EU's deal that limits agricultural imports from Ukraine; and we speak to a woman whose visit to see Michelangelo's famous statue David has made international headlines.
(Photo: British nationals have been evacuated to Cyprus, before flying to the UK. Credit: Reuters)
29/04/2023 • 47 minutes 1 second
Sudan exodus continues
Fighting is continuing in parts of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. Both the army and the RSF agreed to a ceasefire but it has not held. Tens of thousands of people are fleeing the country. Our correspondent Lyse Doucet is in Jeddah where many people fleeing the fighting have arrived.
Also on the programme: A court in the Netherlands has ordered a man suspected of fathering more than five hundred children to stop donating his sperm. And are laws designed to protect cows in India being used to target Muslims?
(Photo: Sudanese refugees who have fled the violence in their country gather to receive food supplements from World Food Programme (WFP). CREDIT: REUTERS/Mahamat Ramadane)
29/04/2023 • 47 minutes 36 seconds
Sudan crisis: General Hemedti speaks to BBC
The leader of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, also known as Hemedti, tells the BBC he’s ready for peace talks if there is a cessation of hostilities. The current ceasefire has not held, and nearly two weeks of fighting between rival factions of Sudan’s military have left hundreds dead.
Also in the programme: a wave of Russian air strikes on cities across Ukraine has left at least 25 people dead; and rehearsals start for what is being billed as the world’s first heavy metal dance experience – Black Sabbath The Ballet.
(Photo: General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo speaking in Khartoum. Credit: REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah)
28/04/2023 • 49 minutes
BBC chairman resigns
The government-appointed chairman of the BBC, Richard Sharp, has resigned after admitting that he breached the British government's code for public appointments. We hear from a former Conservative culture minister.
Also in the programme: WHO on the crisis in Sudan; and Eva Green's victory in a London court.
(Picture: Richard Sharp resignation statement 28/04/2023. Credit: BBC)
The Sudanese Armed Forces and rival Rapid Support Forces have agreed to extend the ongoing truce for a further 72 hours taking effect from the date of the end of the current ceasefire. Despite the preliminary extension, heavy fighting in parts of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, has continued.
Also on the programme: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suspended election campaigning after he fell ill during a live television interview; and we remember the life of the revolutionary talk show host Jerry Springer, who’s died aged 79.
(Photo: Damaged car and buildings are seen at the central market during clashes between the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces and the army in Khartoum North, Sudan, April 27, 2023. Credit: REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah)
27/04/2023 • 46 minutes 58 seconds
The struggles of people leaving Sudan amid a ceasefire
A fragile three-day ceasefire in Sudan has been threatened by an outbreak of renewed fighting between rival factions of the military. The violence broke out on the western outskirts of Omdurman, a city across the Nile from the capital, Khartoum. But much of central Khartoum remains calm, and thousands of Sudanese and foreign nationals are trying to get out.
Also on the programme: China plays peacemaker in Ukraine; and a major decision by the Vatican will see lay people getting a greater say in running the Catholic Church.
(Photo: British nationals get evacuated by military personnel in Khartoum. CREDIT: Phot Arron Hoare/UK MOD/Pool via REUTERS)
26/04/2023 • 48 minutes 59 seconds
Sudan: Suspected war criminal freed from prison
Ahmed Haroun, the former Sudanese minister of the interior who is wanted for crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court, has been released from prison in Sudan. Haroun has been accused of committing genocide in Darfur. He claimed that prison guards and the armed forces aided his escape.
Also on the programme: The drone pilots on the front line in Ukraine; and scientists solve a mystery about the brightest objects in the universe.
(IMAGE: Ahmed Haroun displays his finger covered with ink after casting his vote in Kadugli, central Sudan, 02 May 2011 CREDIT: EPA/PHILIP DHIL)
26/04/2023 • 47 minutes 28 seconds
Sudan: Gunfire heard in Khartoum, but uneasy ceasefire holds
A ceasefire in Sudan appears to be holding, although there have been reports of fresh gunfire and shelling. People on the ground confirm to us the situation is calmer, but they fear more violence will return to the streets.
Also in the programme: As Joe Biden launches his bid for re-election as US President, we get reaction from the Democrats and Republicans. And, we remember the musician, actor and political activist, Harry Belafonte, who has died at the age of 96.
(Photo: People fleeing clashes between the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces and the army rest in Khartoum. Credit: Reuters).
25/04/2023 • 48 minutes 35 seconds
Sudan cease-fire on shaky ground
Residents of the war-torn Sudanese capital, Khartoum, are on the streets for the first time in days despite violations of a shaky ceasefire between two military factions. Both the army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces have accused each other of today's attacks, hours after a US- brokered three-day pause came into effect.
Also in the programme: President Biden confirms he will run for a second term in November next year; and scientists sound the alarm about a recent and rapid rise in the temperature of the oceans, further adding to the rise in atmospheric warming.
(Photo: A woman carries a gallon of water during clashes between the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces and the army in Khartoum North, Sudan on 22 April 2023. Credit: Reuters/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah)
25/04/2023 • 48 minutes 36 seconds
Civilians and diplomats flee Khartoum
A lull in the fighting in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, has allowed some people to leave their homes for the first time in days to search for food. A BBC reporter in the city says the clashes between rival branches of the military are notably less intense, particularly outside army headquarters. Thousands of foreigners and Sudanese have now fled Khartoum, either by air or on a lengthy journey by road.
Also in the programme: Fox News parts ways with host Tucker Carlson; and the potential impact of a record number of climbing permits being issued for Mount Everest this year.
(Photo: People gather as they flee clashes between the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces and the army in Khartoum. CREDIT: REUTERS/El-Tayeb Siddig)
24/04/2023 • 50 minutes 2 seconds
Humanitarian situation worsening in Sudan
Millions remain trapped without food, water or healthcare amid intense fighting between rival generals in Sudan. Hospitals across the country have ceased to function, with reports of bodies left to decompose in the absence of staff. Meanwhile, the exodus of diplomats continues. We speak to the Norwegian Ambassador to Sudan, who managed to escape the fighting.
Also on the programme: The body of the Spanish fascist leader Primo de Rivera is exhumed from its colossal, Franco-era mausoleum complex; and India’s faltering attempts to reintroduce cheetahs.
(IMAGE:A person pushes a wheelbarrow with water containers during clashes between the RSFand the army in Khartoum North, April 22, 2023 CREDIT: REUTERS/ Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File Photo)
A growing number of countries have evacuated diplomats from the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. There's been intense fighting in the city for more than a week, as a vicious power struggle between the army and a paramilitary group continues. Britain and the United States say they've already flown embassy staff out of Sudan. France, Germany and Italy have also been carrying out their own evacuation missions. But many foreign nationals remain trapped in Khartoum.
Also in the programme: the Russian culture wars; and the arrested Sikh separatist leader.
(Photo: A drone view shows smoke rising over the Khartoum North Light Industrial Area, in Bahri, Sudan. CREDIT: Video obtained by Reuters/ via REUTERS)
23/04/2023 • 48 minutes 21 seconds
France organising evacuation from Sudan
France is organising an evacuation of its citizens and embassy staff from the Sudanese capital after President Biden confirmed a US operation to extract its diplomats was over. Conflict has seen heavy bombardment in Khartoum, with hundreds killed and thousands more injured.
Also in the programme: Russia's arts community split over the war in Ukraine; and a radical preacher calling for Sikh independence from India has been arrested in Punjab state.
Picture: Smoke billows over residential buildings in eastern Khartoum on April 22, 2023. Picture credit: AFP via Getty Images
23/04/2023 • 48 minutes 34 seconds
Intense fighting hinders Sudan evacuations
The Sudanese capital, Khartoum, has suffered some of the most intense fighting since clashes began a week ago between rival military factions. Sustained gunfire around the international airport dashed any immediate hope of evacuating more foreign nationals. The first to leave have been welcomed in the Saudi port of Jeddah.
Also on the programme: Australian writer and entertainer Barry Humphries passes away; and Wrexham’s Hollywood story continues.
(Photo: Smoke rises over the city during the ongoing fighting between Sudanese army and paramilitaries of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Khartoum. CREDIT: EPA/STRINGER)
22/04/2023 • 49 minutes 9 seconds
Foreign nationals being evacuated from Sudan
One week on from the sudden eruption of violence in Sudan, the leader of the Sudanese Armed Forces, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, has agreed to facilitate the evacuation of British, US, French and Chinese foreign nationals “in the coming hours”. Previous plans to evacuate foreign nationals have not been implemented because of safety fears.
Also in the programme: more than 40 years after the deadly bombing of a synagogue in Paris, a French court has convicted a Lebanese-Canadian university professor of carrying out the attack; and can there be a Hollywood ending this football season for Welsh side Wrexham AFC?
(Photo: Smoke is seen to rise from buildings during clashes between the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces and the army in Khartoum North, Sudan. April 22, 2023. Credit: REUTERS/ Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah)
22/04/2023 • 49 minutes 4 seconds
Khartoum residents mark Eid amid heavy clashes
Khartoum residents mark Eid amid heavy clashes between the army and the paramilitary RSF on Friday; also in the programme The UN's annual climate report warns glaciers are doomed to disappear;
the company continuing its legal fight against Fox News over their coverage of the last US presidential election; and 50 years after the Munich hostage crisis, Germany re-opens its investigation.
(Photo: Plumes of smoke across Khartoum. Credit: Reuters)
21/04/2023 • 48 minutes 23 seconds
Fighting dashes hopes of Sudan Eid ceasefire
A three-day truce during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr called by the UN, US and others has not materialised. Witnesses say bombing, shelling and gunfire continue in Khartoum.
After a week of fighting between two factions of the country's military leadership at least 400 people have been killed. So where can pressure to end the conflict come from?
Also in the programme: the UK's deputy prime minister has resigned over allegations of workplace bullying; and anti-LGBTQ legislation is deepening fears in Uganda.
(Photo shows smoke rising over the city of in Khartoum, Sudan during ongoing fighting between the Sudanese army and paramilitaries of the Rapid Support Forces. Credit: EPA)
21/04/2023 • 47 minutes 33 seconds
Sudan army chief: 'Only military solution to conflict'
The head of the Sudanese army says he can see only a military solution to nearly a week of fighting which has left more than three hundred people dead. General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan says he sees no room for talks with his paramilitary opponents of the Rapid Support Forces.
Also in the programme: One of the main critics of Tunisia's president - the opposition leader Rached Ghannouchi - has been jailed after being accused of plotting against state security. We hear from his daughter, and the country's Foreign Minister; and the SpaceX founder, Elon Musk, has insisted the test launch of the most powerful rocket ever built was a success - despite it exploding minutes after take off from Texas.
(Photo: Sudan's military leader General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan stands at the podium during a ceremony to sign the framework agreement between military rulers and civilian powers in Khartoum, Sudan on 5 December 2022. Credit: Reuters/El Tayeb Siddig/File Photo)
20/04/2023 • 47 minutes 12 seconds
Tunisian opposition leader jailed
Rached Ghannouchi, the leader of the Ennahda political party and one of the main opponents of the Tunisian president, Kais Saied, has been sent to jail, accused of threatening national security.
Ghannouchi, 81, whose Islamist--inspired party was the largest in parliament before Saied dissolved the chamber in July 2021 was arrested on Monday, his party said. We'll speak to his daughter.
Also in the programme: Growing anguish in Sudan's capital Khartoum as another planned ceasefire fails to take effect and how millions of children are missing out on routine vaccinations because of disruption caused by the pandemic.
(Photo shows supporters of Rached Ghannouchi holding his picture at a protest. Credit: Jihed Abidellaoui/Reuters)
20/04/2023 • 48 minutes 2 seconds
Continuing gunfire in Sudanese capital
Violence goes on in Khartoum despite hopes of a ceasefire. We hear about the difficulties faced by humanitarian workers in Sudan. We also look at the background to the conflict in an interview with Jerome Tubiana, who once met one of the warring generals and now works for Doctors without Borders.
Also in the programme: the latest on the two American teenagers who have been charged with murder after a shooting at a birthday party; and the US Supreme Court temporarily extends access to an abortion pill.
(Photo: Smoke rises over Khartoum as fighting continues. Credit: STRINGER/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock )
19/04/2023 • 47 minutes 5 seconds
Fox settles ‘defamation trial of the century’
Fox News has settled a landmark defamation case brought against it over its reporting of the last US presidential election. It'll pay $787.5 million dollars to Dominion voting systems, which said the broadcaster had admitted to telling lies. Newshour hears from a former close colleague of Rupert Murdoch, Andrew Neil.
Also in the programme: Another promised humanitarian ceasefire in Sudan fails to materialise; and Ukraine's Eurovision contenders.
(Picture: John Poulos, CEO of Dominion Voting Systems, and lawyers Davida Brook, Justin Nelson and Stephen Shackleford leave the courthouse after Dominion Voting Systems and Fox settled a defamation lawsuit for $787.5 million, avoiding trial, over Fox's coverage of debunked election-rigging claims. Credit: REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)
19/04/2023 • 49 minutes 17 seconds
Sudan fighting continues despite ceasefire
Despite Sudan’s two rival generals agreeing to a humanitarian pause to allow civilians to get medical help and supplies, fighting has continued in the Sudanese capital. We speak to a humanitarian worker in Khartoum.
Also on the programme: Newshour speaks to the wife of Russian opposition figure Vladimir Kara-Murza a day after he was sentenced to 25 years in jail for treason by a Russian court; and more than half a century after the contraceptive pill was first approved in the US, scientists are finally making headway with a male equivalent.
(Picture: Sudanese people carry buckets as they look for drinking water after supplies were affected due to the ongoing fighting between Sudanese army and paramilitaries of the Rapid Support Forces in Khartoum, Sudan, 18 April 2023. Credit: STRINGER/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
18/04/2023 • 48 minutes 12 seconds
Sudan generals 'agree' to ceasefire
Sudan's rival generals have agreed a twenty-four-hour ceasefire following four days of intense fighting in Khartoum and other towns. We will hear from a resident of the capital Khartoum.
Also on the programme: Russian court rejects appeal to release American reporter Evan Gershkovich; and controversy over an award-winning photograph created by artificial intelligence.
(Picture: Smoke rises from burning aircraft inside Khartoum Airport during clashes between the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces and the army in Khartoum. Credit: Reuters)
18/04/2023 • 49 minutes 18 seconds
UN Sudan envoy condemns violence
The UN special envoy to Sudan, Volker Perthes, has condemned the violence of the past three days and said he'd asked both the army and paramilitary forces to hold a brief ceasefire to allow humanitarian access to civilians.
Also in the programme: There's been widespread condemnation of the record jail term for one of President Putin's most fearless critics, Vladimir Kara-Murza; and our South-East Asia Correspondent Jonathan Head reports from inside Myanmar for the first time since the coup.
(Photo: Smoke rises from the tarmac of Khartoum International Airport as a fire burns, in Khartoum, Sudan on 17 April 2023 in this screen grab obtained from a social media video. Abdullah Abdel Moneim/via Reuters)
Fierce clashes have been reported across Sudan as fighting between rival armed factions continues to spread.
The escalation came on the second day of clashes between the army and Rapid Support Forces paramilitaries, which have now left at least 59 dead.
We'll hear from residents of the capital Khartoum trapped by the conflict. And ask if the mediators now on their way to the country can stop the fighting?
Also in the programme: the Syrians risking their lives for a desert delicacy; and we report on the Team Ninja Trollhunters trying to combat climate change deniers online.
(Photo shows smoke rising over Khartoum as army and paramilitaries clash in power struggle. Credit: @lostshmi on Instagram/Reuters)
16/04/2023 • 48 minutes 53 seconds
Sudan: fierce battles in Khartoum
Fierce fighting is raging for a second day in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, as rival wings of the armed forces fight for power. Health workers say over 50 civilians and dozens of fighters have been killed as fighting spreads beyond the country's main city. We'll bring you the latest news and analysis from inside Sudan.
Also in the programme: two very different films are making the headlines right now. One is a Hollywood comedy-horror based on Bram Stoker's fictional vampire character, Dracula; the other is a thriller based in Egypt and centred on one of the country's most prestigious institutions. We'll hear from a film critic about one of the movies and the director of the other.
And a deeply personal book reflecting on what it's like caring for a family member with dementia. We speak to the US doctor who wrote it.
(Picture: Smoke rises over the city of Khartoum as army and paramilitaries clash in power struggle, Sudan, April 15, 2023 in this picture obtained from social med
16/04/2023 • 49 minutes 56 seconds
Power struggle rocks Sudan
The Sudanese capital, Khartoum, has been rocked by gunfire and explosions as heavy fighting takes place between two rival factions of the military.
Casualty numbers are unclear, but doctors have called on humanitarian organisations to provide medical assistance to the injured.
We will have eye witness accounts and analysis on what is happening and why -- and those trapped in the middle of the fighting.
Also in the programme: The former Chief of Staff to the director of the CIA gives us his response to the Pentagon leaks and how damaging they could be to the war effort in Ukraine; and as families in Yemen are reunited with a large-scale prisoner swap underway, we hear from ICRC who have been involved in the operation transferring the detainees.
(Photo shows smoke rising near the Halfaya bridge in Khartoum during clashes between the Paramilitary Rapid Support Forces and the Sudanese army. Credit: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters)
15/04/2023 • 47 minutes 30 seconds
Sudanese army clashes with a paramilitary group in Khartoum
There has been fighting in Sudan between the army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF). There are conflicting reports coming out of the country and the RSF says it has taken control of the airport and presidential palace but this has not been confirmed. We will hear from eyewitnesses in Khartoum.
Also on the programme: Germany is switching off its last three nuclear reactors after years of debate on the topic; and scientists think ancient viruses lingering in our DNA might help the body fight off cancer.
(Photo: smoke rises from the buildings in Khartoum. Credit: AFP)
15/04/2023 • 47 minutes 18 seconds
US intelligence leaks suspect appears in court
The US airman accused of leaking confidential intelligence and defence documents has been officially charged in a court appearance in Boston. Mr Teixeira was arrested by armed FBI agents at his family home in Massachusetts on Thursday.
Also on the programme: we speak to former Israeli prime minister, Naftali Bennett; and the agreement to try to stop Mexican drugs cartels smuggling fentanyl into the United States.
(Image: The federal courthouse where Jack Teixeira, a member of the U.S. Air Force National Guard suspected of leaking highly classified U.S. documents, made his initial appearance in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S, on 14 April 2023. Credit: Reuters/Owen Lambert)
14/04/2023 • 49 minutes 53 seconds
Jack Teixeira is due to appear in court over Pentagon leaks
He's charged with the unauthorised removal and transmission of classified information. The files included confidential information about the war in Ukraine.
Also on the programme: Brazil's president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, has met the Chinese leader Xi Jinping as he continues his official visit to China. President Xi called for deeper cooperation with Brazil. And the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer has been launched by the European Space Agency.
(Picture: The arrest of Jack Teixeira. Credit: Reuters)
14/04/2023 • 48 minutes 49 seconds
FBI arrests suspect in Pentagon documents leak
At least 50 classified documents containing sensitive intelligence about countries around the world and the war in Ukraine, were leaked online. We speak to James Clapper former Director of National Intelligence until 2017 about how th