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A police officer who swapped himself for a hostage being held by a suspected Islamist gunman in France has died of his injuries. His cousin pays tribute to him.Also in the programme: protesters gather in the United States to call for stricter gun laws; the first non-stop flight between Europe and Australia takes to the air; and can autonomous autom…
 
A French policeman who swapped places with a hostage during an Islamist attack is fighting for his life in hospital. The gunman is dead. Also in the programme: We profile President Trump's new national security advisor, John Bolton. And we hear about the challenging composer, whose work has been chosen to mark Iceland's century of independence. (Ph…
 
A man has taken a hostage in the town of Trèbes, southern France. Three people are believed to be dead.Also in the programme: John Bolton is to become the new US national security advisor and the changing face of the spy business.Picture: French gendarmes block access to Trèbes, where a man took hostages at a supermarket on March 23, 2018 in Trèbes…
 
The US plans to impose tariffs on about $50bn in Chinese goods and limit the country's investment in the US in retaliation for years of alleged intellectual property theft.Also in the programme: Syrian rebels and their families have begun leaving Syria's Eastern Ghouta, and meet the 106-year-old driver who has no plans to hand over her licence.Pict…
 
Russia has hit out at Boris Johnson for likening Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler, calling it "utterly disgusting" and "unacceptable". The Foreign Secretary suggested the Russian President will "glory" in this summer's World Cup in a similar way to the German dictator during the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.Also in the programme: One year after a terror a…
 
Facebook's founder, Mark Zuckerberg, admits the giant social network's made mistakes over the Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal and promises changes. How far is the European Union about to change the game? Also in the programme: What deal did the Nigerian authorities strike with Boko Haram to secure the release of abducted schoolgirls? And po…
 
An academic who created an app which harvested data from 50 million users says he has been made "a scapegoat" for Facebook and Cambridge Analytica.Also in the programme: People in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Dapchi are celebrating the return of most of the school girls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants last month; and we hear from a Palestin…
 
Chinese President Xi Jinping has delivered a nationalistic closing speech to parliament, painting China as the rising global power. Mr Xi said "achieving total unity" was the "collective hope of all Chinese people" and any attempts to divide it were "doomed to fail". Also in the programme: A women who accused President Trump of sexual misconduct is…
 
International observers have made a string of criticisms of the Russian elections that have given President Putin another six years in power. We discuss what his victory means for Russia and the rest of the world.Also in the programme: Britain and the EU have announced a "decisive step" towards an orderly Brexit deal; and a "game changer" in the tr…
 
With over three-quarters of the vote, Putin wins a clear fourth term as Russia's president. We hear from a supporter and from a chemical weapons consultant ahead of the visit to the UK by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.Image: Russia's President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a rally at Manezhnaya Square near the K…
 
Turkish troops and their Syrian allies have taken the city of Afrin in northern Syria after a two-month battle. More than 150,000 people have reportedly fled Afrin in recent days, most moving south towards territory controlled by the Syrian government.Also in the programme: Russia insists it never produced nerve agent used in former double agent's …
 
UK diplomats are preparing to leave after they were expelled in the row following the attack on the former Russian double agent. We'll hear from someone who was expelled from Moscow back in 1985. Also in the programme: US officials launch an investigation into a firm accused of mishandling Facebook users' data in support of the Trump election campa…
 
The British foreign secretary says President Putin himself must have ordered the use of a nerve agent on British streets. We hear from our correspondent in Moscow and the Secretary General of NATO.Also in the programme: We hear from a resident in Eastern Ghouta as the Syrian government launches new strikes. And Uganda born Jennifer Makumbi wins a b…
 
The first five-hour ceasefire in the Syrian rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus has ended in failure. There've been airstrikes and mortar rounds, and no deliveries of aid.Also in the programme: A landmark court ruling in Germany aims to cut pollution, and Lewis Gilbert, one of Britain's most distinguished film directors, has died.Pic…
 
In rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, which has faced intense bombardment by pro-government forces for more than a week, President Putin has called for the shelling to stop for five hours every day, so civilians can leave the enclave.Also in the programme: China's Xi Jinping and women in the Saudi armyImage: Syrians walk past destroyed buildings in Arbin i…
 
President Jacob Zuma continues to defy appeals to step down over corruption allegations, as the governing party holds emergency meeting on his future. Also in the programme: Alleged computer hacker with Asperger's syndrome wins appeal against extradition to US; and chlorine-filled bomb reportedly dropped in Syria's Idlib province.Picture: Members o…
 
A secret Republican memorandum has been published that accuses the FBI of abusing its own powers to spy on President Trump's election campaign. Mr Trump, who approved the declassification of the memo, said it told a disgraceful story. Also in the programme: more migrants perish in the Mediterranean Sea and thousands of previously unknown Maya ruins…
 
Russian athletes could compete at the Winter Olympics in South Korea after lifetime bans handed to them by the IOC were overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Also in the programme: UN special rapporteur to Myanmar says reports of mass graves in Rakhine state "bear the hallmarks of genocide"; and efforts to reform mental health care in C…
 
A prominent Kosovo Serb politician, Oliver Ivanovic, has been shot dead outside his party offices in the Serb-run north of Mitrovica in Kosovo. Also in the programme: Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed a two-year plan for the return of Rohingya Muslim refugees; and an Australian father's instinct which helped to find his trapped son.Picture: Oliver…
 
Bankers, businessmen and world leaders meet to discuss the financing of the climate change deal commitments made two years ago. French President, Emmanuel Macron has hinted that the US could return to the Paris Agreement.Also on the programme: the US soldier who defected to North Korea dies; and the secret behind the extinction of the Tasmanian tig…
 
US President Trump's former national security advisor Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia.Also in the programme: Zimbabwe's new information minister and the latest on the football World Cup draw.(Photo: Former US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)…
 
Another intercontinental ballistic missile test from North Korea: What options are there now to stop the country from becoming a full nuclear power?Also on the programme: President Trump has used his Twitter account to share several anti-Muslim videos posted by a far-right British group; and a new study says people who remain single into old age ar…
 
Zimbabwe's new president has used his inaugural speech to lay out his plans to rebuild the economy. He promised to create jobs, cut down on corruption, and welcome foreign investment. We hear from the jubilant crowds inside Harare's main stadium and the opposition stronghold criticising the new president for a brutal crackdown in the 1990s. And we …
 
Iraqi forces take over key buildings in Kirkuk three weeks after an independence referendum. Also on the programme: the fate of the American soldier who wandered away from his unit, was captured by the Taleban, and later swapped for foreign fighters by President Obama, pleads guilty to desertion; and the investigative journalist on the island of Ma…
 
The US President says he is no longer prepared to sign a document saying Iran is complying with the nuclear deal it struck with the world's big powers. Donald Trump says Iran is not abiding with the spirit of the agreement.Also in the programme: Kenyan opposition candidate Raila Odinga explains why he is boycotting a re-run of the country's preside…
 
The rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have reached a deal over governing the Gaza strip after a decade-long rift. Also in the programme, the former EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton warns the US against imposing new conditions on the Iran nuclear deal. And new legislation in the Australian state of New South Wales aims to preserve a…
 
We have an exclusive interview with president Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan about future of Nato troops and peace talks with the Taliban. Also on the programme: the British author Kazuo Ishiguro has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature and a report from northern Iraq where there has been further progress in the fight against the so called ISIS…
 
DACA, a scheme introduced by President Obama to assist undocumented people who came to the US as children to become fully fledged US citizens, is to be scrapped by the Trump administration. We hear from a recipient of the scheme. Also on the programme, following the victory of President Assad's forces in the siege of Deir al-Zour how long can the f…
 
Kim Jong-un is "begging for war," the American ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has told the UN Security Council. The United States is pushing for further sanctions in response to North Korea's most powerful nuclear test. So what role should China play in the search for a diplomatic solution?Also in the programme: Colombia's second la…
 
Muslim leaders have lifted a boycott of Islam's third holiest site in East Jerusalem after the last remnants of Israel's recently installed security apparatus were taken away.Also in the programme: the leader of Japan's main opposition party announces her resignation after only a year in the job, and is it really necessary to complete a course of a…
 
In a deepening rift, Turkey has told Germany that their relations cannot be based on blackmail and threats. The Turkish foreign ministry accused the German foreign minister, Sigmar Gabriel, of having a one-sided and distorted approach to their relations. Mr Gabriel earlier announced measures against Turkey in an escalating row over recent arrests o…
 
A report into a world-famous Catholic choir school in Southern Germany has found that more than 500 pupils were subject to physical or sexual abuse over a period of nearly 50 years. We hear from Alexander Probst who was a pupil at the choir school and was one of the first people to speak publicly about the abuse there.Also on the programme: Is Obam…
 
Huge crowds have joined a 450 kilometre anti-government march from Ankara to Istanbul. It has been organised by the opposition CHP party and was prompted by the imprisonment of one of their MPs.Also in the programme: A ceasefire in south-western Syria, and Russia's Bolshoi theatre cancels a ballet about Rudolf Nureyev.(Photo: Turkish protest march,…
 
US President Donald Trump has called a Supreme Court ruling allowing his travel ban to be partly reinstated a "victory for our national security". The Justices said they would consider in October whether the president's policy should be upheld or struck down.Also in the programme: leading members of the Jewish community are angry over the stalled p…
 
Thousands of residents of north London tower blocks are evacuated over a fire risk after the Grenfell blaze last week.Also on the programme: The British opposition Labour party leader speaks to large crowds at the Glastonbury music festival, but not everyone is happy; An audit uncovers $1 billion unaccounted for in Mozambique.(Photo: Residents leav…
 
As leading US Democrats issue a formal demand for an independent commission to investigate links between Russia and the Trump administration, President Trump has said he's been treated worse than any politician in history, especially by the media.Also on the programme: Chelsea Manning, who was behind one of the biggest intelligence leaks in US hist…
 
Donald Trump's National Security Adviser says the president in no way compromised any sources or methods in a meeting with Russia's foreign minister last week. H R McMaster defended Mr Trump's conversation with Sergei Lavrov as "wholly appropriate". So what is a US president allowed to share?Also on the programme: A Mexican activist searching for h…
 
Speaking at the Elysee Palace, France's new President, Emmanuel Macron, said his country had to find answers to the great crises of the time, including migration, terrorism, the excesses of capitalism and climate change. Also in the programme: North Korean missile test, and Bob Marley's Exodus at 40.(Photo: President Macron waves as he parades in a…
 
French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has been accused of plagiarising a speech made by defeated rival François Fillon, but was it plagiarism or homage? Also in the programme: could Britain make trouble for EU if Brexit negotiations don't go its way? And, scientists decode the genome of the tea plant. (Photograph shows French presidential can…
 
Just what is Russia's view on the US presidential race and why does Putin favour Trump? Just how strong is so-called Islamic State? New research says there are four separate species of Giraffe.Picture: a woman wears a shirt reading "Trump Putin "16" while waiting for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to speak at a campaign event at Ply…
 
A Russian military helicopter has been shot down over Syria, killing all five people on board; Turkey's security forces have captured a group of fugitive soldiers suspected of involvement in last month's failed coup attempt; the president of Taiwan has formally apologised to the indigenous population for centuries of abuse.(Photo: Men inspect the w…
 
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