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The Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge, which is the world's longest, has officially opened. Andrew Peaple is an editor for the Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong, and tells us what economic impact the 35km bridge might have. Also in the programme, we have a report from Saudi Arabia's Future Investment Initiative conference, which many business leaders have ...…
 
Turkish President says that the suspects in Khashoggi murder should be tried in Istanbul. And he's demanded Saudi Arabia provide answers about where the victim's body is, and who ordered the operation.Also, Palestinian security forces accused of widespread human rights abuses, we assess your chances of winning mega-prize in US lottery, and worl ...…
 
Turkey's President Erdogan says the men suspected of murdering Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul must be handed over to stand trial in Turkey. Also in the programme: the world's oldest shipwreck and inside Yemen's war-torn port of Hodeida.(Picture: Sahar Zeki a friend of Jamal Khashoggi holds picture of Jamal in front of Saudi Arabian consulate in Is ...…
 
Over many years Shaun Greenhalgh created art forgeries in his garden shed in the English town of Bolton. He fooled the art world into thinking his paintings and sculptures were lost masterpieces by the likes of Leonardo da Vinci, Gauguin and Degas. The scale and breadth of his work is unprecedented. (Photo credit: Fabio De Paola.)…
 
With the rise of a wealthy class of high net worth individuals in Africa, home-grown philanthropy is on the rise. We meet some of these rich givers to find out what motivates them. The concept of philanthropy among communities is not new here, but as the economic landscape changes Alan Kasujja looks at what impact Africa’s new wealth might have ...…
 
菲菲好不容易烤了饼干,带给喜欢甜食的 Neil 吃,但 Neil 却说她做的饼干是 “something to chew on”。他是在描述饼干的口感,还是另有它意?听他们的对话,学习一个包含动词 “chew 咀嚼” 的英语表达。
 
It's time to learn all about this verb form with Neil and Catherine.
 
Since the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, which led to the deaths of 17 schoolchildren and staff, the survivors have directed their political fire at the NRA. They intensified the political argument over the question – when and by how much should America tighten its gun laws? The NRA, or National Rifle Association, is as ever a key playe ...…
 
The former Chilean dictator, Augusto Pinochet, was arrested in London in October 1998. Spanish lawyers wanted him extradited to Spain to face charges of torturing and murdering political opponents in Chile. He claimed immunity as a former head of state. He was held under house arrest in the UK for over a year. Lucy Williamson spoke to public re ...…
 
Thousands of migrants from countries in Central America, who are determined to reach the United States have arrived in southern Mexico on their walk north.President Donald Trump has reacted to what he sees as the failure of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador to stop the caravan of marchers, by starting the process of cutting aid to the three c ...…
 
We get the latest from the financial markets with Peter Jankovskis from Oakbrook Investments.
 
The US president says Russia has violated a key nuclear treaty, which he has threatened to abandon. Also: there has been heavy fighting in a disputed Somali region which has left scores of people dead, and Titanic treasure can be sold to hedge fund.
 
Italy's populist government, already indebted, plans to spend more to fulfil its campaign promises. But this has incurred the displeasure of Brussels.Also in the programme: President Trump threatens to cut aid to countries that fail to stop Central American migrants reaching the US southern border. And a Turkish paper claims phone calls were ma ...…
 
Mr Biya, at 85 Africa's oldest head of state, is re-elected in polls marred by low turnout and separatist violence. Nigeria imposes curfew in Kaduna after violence. Ethiopia signs peace deal with Ogaden separatist rebel group. Plus, we meet Malagasy musician and activist Razia Said.
 
The summer of 2003 saw the largest number of deaths ever recorded in a UK heatwave - but by 2040 climate models predict the extreme summer temperatures experienced then will be normal. We will also be experiencing colder winters, and droughts and floods will become more common. Our infrastructure, housing, water, sewerage, transport and public ...…
 
Italy is staying on track for a collision course with Brussels over its budget. Giarda Zampano is an Italian freelance journalist and tells us why Rome is not backing down on what the European Union regards as excessive government spending. Also in the programme, the tobacco giant Philip Morris has begun an advertising campaign to try and persu ...…
 
Kremlin pledges 'reciprocal action' if US withdraws from key nuclear missile treaty - so what are the dangers for the rest of the world ?Also, Saudi Arabia has blamed the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on a 'rogue operation', why the world's biggest tobacco company is urging smokers to switch from cigarettes to vaping, and how Palestinia ...…
 
Amanda Playle's ordeal at the hands of a stalker began in 2014. She was living a quiet life with her husband and three daughters when she got a friend request on social media. Her stalker would turn out to be the last person she suspected. (Photo credit: Ijubaphoto.)
 
How the US and Saudi Arabia have made a big effort to improve the Saudi image; Italy clashes with the EU over its budget proposals; and the Palestinian music group Le Trio Joubran discuss their new album.(Photo: US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the White House in March 2018. Credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP ...…
 
Women are increasingly seeking out ways to look after their minds, bodies and emotions. Nutrition and lifestyle changes - from meditating to drinking green smoothies full of so-called super foods - all come under the term wellness.There are wellness celebrities and online communities, observers even refer to a wellness industry.Nastaran Tavakol ...…
 
In October 1984, one of South Africa's most well-known human rights activists, Desmond Tutu, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his opposition to apartheid. Two years later he became the first black head of the Anglican church in Southern Africa. Archbishop Tutu's friend and former deputy, Bishop Michael Nuttall, has been telling Louise Hida ...…
 
Many of the professionals in the world are ‘insecure overachievers’: exceptionally capable and fiercely ambitious, but driven by a deep belief in their own inadequacy. Their ability and relentless drive to excel make them likely to succeed in the competitive environment of elite professional and financial firms, but the work culture is also tak ...…
 
Catherine and Finn talk about spelling words with double letters.
 
Traditionally made by men and often criticised for sexism and colourism, Kim Chakanetsa asks two top female directors if the portrayal - and the power - of women in music videos is now changing.Kemi Adetiba is the only high-profile female video director on Nigeria's thriving music scene, working with artists such as Tiwa Savage, Wizkid and Falz ...…
 
What gives each of us our sense of who we are? At the most personal level we all have our own family background. In the most general sense we are, all of us, part of the human species. But it’s the stuff in between that puts us in groups or tribes and often motivates our behaviour. Gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality- these are the persist ...…
 
The Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was close to the Saudi royal family for decades, but after falling out of favour, he went into self-imposed exile in the United States and became a thorn in the side of the Kingdom. His column in the Washington Post newspaper was critical of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and his tactics to consolidate his ...…
 
Saudi Foreign Minister says Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman didn't know of Khashoggi's murder. Also: racism on Ryanair flight and the tribute to a dead opioid addict
 
Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Fox News that the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a 'tremendous mistake' and part of a rogue operation. Meanwhile, Britain, France and Germany are still demanding further clarification about the exact circumstances of Mr Khashoggi's death. Newshour speaks to an ally of Angela Merkel. A ...…
 
President Trump announced that the United States will withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, after claims Russia is in violation of the agreement. The announcement has sparked concern that the US, Russia and China may be preparing for a new nuclear arms race.Also in the programme: we report from Venezuela where t ...…
 
The opioid epidemic in America is impacting the criminal justice system. We meet the drug court judge who tells us about her hopes for those going through the court. We attend the drug court graduation ceremony and follow the police as they search for drugs. And, we assess the impact on Louisville's city jail, which runs the state Kentucky's bi ...…
 
President Trump accuses Moscow of violating its terms. Also: despite deadly attacks Afghan voters cast ballots in large numbers in the nation's long-awaited parliamentary elections, and a chunk of the moon is sold at auction.
 
Turkey has said it won't accept a cover-up in the case of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who died inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Newshour speaks to Chair of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Bob Corker, and a chief adviser to Turkish President Erdogan. Also in the programme: Afghan voters go to the polls in an election m ...…
 
The myths that have grown up around Cleopatra since her eventful reign in the first century BCE are so vivid and alluring that they seem to have taken on a life of their own. The Egyptian queen has been portrayed in art and literature as a wily temptress whose devastating beauty seduced two of Rome’s most powerful men; or as a ruthless killer w ...…
 
Daniel Lofredo Rota is an Ecuadorian DJ and musician on a quest to unravel a decades-old family mystery. His eccentric grandfather has left a clue: a grimy, battered suitcase filled with old tapes. Inside are songs, secret loves, and the resurrection of a long-lost record label. All the songs featured in this programme are available to listen i ...…
 
Turkey has vowed to reveal all details about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after Saudi Arabia admitted for the first time he had been killed in its consulate in Istanbul.Also in the programme: Afghan voters go to the polls in an election marred by violence; tens of thousands take to the streets of London to protest against Brexit; ...…
 
A strange illness strikes Belgian teenagers, Brazil's forgotten Amazon war, diverting Mount Etna's lava, arguments over aid and trade in the UK, and the 1973 oil crisis.(Photo: A poster saying 'out of order' is stuck on a Coca Cola vending machine in Mouscron, Belgium in 1999. Credit: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images).…
 
A few days ago saw the death of Emma Mhic Mhathúna, one of the most prominent campaigners affected by the CervicalCheck cancer smear test scandal in Ireland. She was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2016 after receiving two incorrect smear test results. This crisis in the national screening programme has delayed treatment for at least 221 pati ...…
 
How the hard-hitting topic of opioids in the new three-part series Everyday Americans has caught your attention. Plus your thoughts on Iceland, comedy, World Mental Health Day and two of the BBC’s flagship news programmes.Presenter: Rajan DatarProducer: Howard Shannon
 
Floyd Landis on his cannabis company and cycling team, football history is made in Jamaica and Madagascar and the rise of teqball.
 
Donald Trump is facing a foreign policy headache after the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared in Istanbul. Turkish officials say he was murdered after entering the Saudi consulate -- but the Saudis have denied it. (Photo: library picture of Jamal Khashoggi. Credit: Getty Images)
 
At the Mexico City Olympics in 1968, the great Czechoslovak gymnast Vera Caslavska staged a protest that made almost as many headlines at the time as the now much better-known "Black Power Salute". To make a stand against Moscow's crushing of the Prague Spring, Caslavska turned her head away on the podium as the Soviet anthem was played. The gy ...…
 
Across Serbia, age-old traditions passed down through the generations are dying out. Those hit the hardest are people living in the rural areas who rely on skills like weaving, wood-cutting and pottery to make an income. Realising the potential, the Serbian state is now turning its attention to these micro-enterprises to bolster its economy, of ...…
 
Should someone who has committed a serious crime, like murder or rape, be automatically banned from voting? What about lesser crimes? In the US, even non-violent offences, such as drunk driving or possession of a small amount of marijuana can follow someone long after they've completed their sentence. Should these past offenders be allowed to v ...…
 
Former economy minister Anwarulaq Ahadi reacts to the assassination of General Abdul Raziq and considers the role the economy will play in elections which are going ahead in the rest of Afghanistan. Also in the programme, we have a report from the Indian state of Sikkim, which has become India's first fully organic state. There's an internation ...…
 
Saudi State media says Jamal Khashoggi died after fight in Saudi consulate in Turkey; Also, scores dead in India as train hits crowd on track, 20 members of UK grooming gang convicted.
 
We get the latest from the financial markets with Peter Jankovskis from Oakbrook Investments.
 
A protest against “manspreading” went viral in Russia – but is it Russian propaganda? Activist Anna Dovgalyuk denies that she staged a stunt where a woman was filmed throwing diluted bleach at the crotches of men whose legs were sprawled out over multiple seats on the St Petersburg Metro. But media reports suggested one of the men was an actor, ...…
 
Sir John Sawers believes evidence suggests the killing of Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi was ordered and carried out by people close to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Meanwhile police in Turkey have extended their search for the journalist's body to the Belgrad Forest. Also: Mexico has asked the United Nations for help in processing ...…
 
In South Africa a new Private Member's bill, proposed by the Congress of the People (COPE), is seeking to have living wills recognized which could alleviate suffering and allow patients to determine their own fate. A living will is a written expression of how a sick person would like to be treated when they can't speak for themselves + The Demo ...…
 
Voting in Kandahar is delayed after the Taliban shot dead a powerful Afghan police chief.
 
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