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#15

Rafah: Where will Palestinians go?

The Israeli government says the military has presented the country's war cabinet with a plan for the evacuation of Palestinian civilians from combat zones in Gaza. With 1.4 million people crammed into the southern city of Rafah, where will they go? We speak to a member of the Israeli Prime Minister's party. Also today: Protests expected in Nigeria as tough economic reforms set in; and the case of a runaway train in India. (Photo: Displaced Palestinians, who fled their houses due to Israeli strikes, shelter at a tent camp amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, February 26, 2024. Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa) ... Read more

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#14

Ukraine says tens of thousands have died in war

President Zelensky says 31,000 troops and tens of thousands of civilians have been killed since Russia invaded. His defence minister, Rustem Umerov, added that the slow delivery of arms and ammunition was causing a loss of life and land. We hear from Brazil after tens of thousands of supporters of the former Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, gathered in São Paulo's main avenue. It was the first major demonstration of its kind since Mr Bolsonaro left office just over a year ago. Also in the programme: a leading political editor gives us his take on accusations of islamophobia in the UK's Conservative Party; and we hear from a modern-day jazz-band leader who’s composed a tribute piece to wartime women musicians. ... Read more

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#13

Haley vows to stay in race after South Carolina defeat

Nikki Haley, freshly defeated by Donald Trump in the South Carolina Republican primary, says she’ll fight on regardless. With his fourth consecutive primary victory, Mr Trump sounded confident of securing the Republican nomination. Also in the programme: The food crisis in Gaza - we speak to the UN's coordinator for Palestine; one of Iran's major film-makers on a campaign to save Afghanistan's artistic community; and we go to Japan's most popular nearly-naked festival! (Photo: Nikki Haley's said she would not bow out of the race in her speech after the South Carolina primary on Saturday. Credit: Getty Images) ... Read more

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#12

Ukraine enters its third year of war

As it enters its third year of war, Ukraine is calling for increased international support. US aid is help up in Congress, while Ukraine's long-awaited counter offensive has not made the progress Kyiv and its allies had hope for. Russian forces have taken the eastern town of Avdiivka and made some progress in the south. Our chief international correspondent, Lyse Doucet, is in Kyiv gauging the current mood among top Ukrainian officials and frontline soldiers. Also in the programme: Russian opposition figure Boris Nadezdhin calls for Alexei Navalny to be given a Moscow funeral; and the Israeli war cabinet is briefed on ceasefire negotiations held in Paris; and we ask why Nikki Hayley has vowed to fight on as Donald Trump leads the race in South Carolina's primary. Photo: Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends a joint press conference with EU and Canadian leaders, on the second anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine February 24, 2024. REUTERS/Alina Smutko) ... Read more

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#11

More sanctions on Russia on Ukraine war anniversary

US and EU slam new sanctions on Russia on the eve of the second Ukraine invasion anniversary. Also in the programme: A new report on the civilian cost of the Sudan war; a new generation of AI prosthetics; and the sounds of migration. (Image: The word sanctions in front of a graphic of Russian and Ukrainian flag. Credit: Reuters) ... Read more

23 Feb 2024

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#10

Shamima Begum loses bid to regain UK citizenship

A British-born woman who joined the Islamic State group in Syria has lost her latest attempt to overturn a decision by London to strip her of her British citizenship. The ruling means Shamima Begum can't return to Britain from Syria, though she can appeal to the Supreme Court. Also in the programme: How Artificial Intelligence is speeding up the development of prosthetic limbs; and Germany's debate over whether cannabis should be partially legalised. And desperately needed aid is airdropped into northern Gaza - our correspondent reports from the plane. (Photo: Ms Begum was 15 when she joined Islamic State group in 2015. Credit: BBC) ... Read more

23 Feb 2024

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Uncrewed US spacecraft orbits the Moon for touchdown

A privately-built uncrewed American spacecraft is orbiting the Moon in preparation for touchdown on the lunar surface. If successful, it will be the first time an American mission has returned to the Moon for more than fifty years. The six-legged Odysseus lander is aiming to set down in a crater near the south pole. It’s carrying scientific instruments to observe space weather and other phenomena, to inform NASA’s plans to send humans back to the Moon before China makes its own first attempt. We speak to NASA. Also in the programme: Could a ruling from the Alabama Supreme Court that frozen embryos are to be considered children cause problems for the Republican Party? And we go deep beneath the sea and find out how the world's largest whales produce their haunting sounds. (Photo: Computer Generated Image issued by Intuitive Machines/NASA of an artist's impression of Intuitive Machine's Nova-C Odysseus lander. The private lunar space probe is looking to make history. Issue date: Monday February 12, 2024. Credit: Intuitive Machines/Nasa/PA Wire) ... Read more

22 Feb 2024

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#8

Has the war in Ukraine changed Russia?

Two years on from the start of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, the BBC's Russia editor, Steve Rosenberg, has been asking Russians what they think of the war. Also in the programme: Albania gives the green light to a controversial migrant processing centre - on behalf of Italy; and a court ruling in the US state of Alabama is enough to shut down some IVF treatment - as physicians run scared of being sued. (Photo: A mural of fallen Russian soldiers in Solnechnogorsk. Credit: BBC) ... Read more

22 Feb 2024

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#7

The Gazans killed as Israel freed hostages

More than 70 people were reported killed on the night when the Israeli ministry rescued two hostages on 12 February. We hear from the bereaved Palestinian families who lost their loved ones as shrapnel ripped through their tents. Also in the programme: A large number of Russian troops are believed to have been killed in an apparent Ukrainian strike in Donetsk; and a stinking shipload of thousands of sick cattle stuns Cape Town and kicks off an animal rights row. (Picture: Malak al-Najjar, aged 13, lost an eye on the same night of the Israeli military raid. Credit: BBC) ... Read more

21 Feb 2024

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How effective is the UK’s nuclear deterrent?

Questions are raised about the effectiveness of Trident, the UK’s submarine-based nuclear deterrent, as it fails its second test in a row. A dummy missile intended to fly almost 4,000km instead fell into the sea near its launch site on the east coast of the United States. The UK Ministry of Defence has said it has absolute confidence in the effectiveness of their nuclear deterrent. Also on the programme: the medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières says at least two people have been killed by a shell in the Al-Mawasi safe-zone in Gaza; and what does the Alabama Supreme Court ruling - that frozen embryos are "children" - mean for IVF treatment? (Picture: Still image taken from an undated video of the missile firing from HMS Vigilant Credit:MoD/PA Photo) ... Read more

21 Feb 2024

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US vetoes call for immediate Gaza ceasefire at UN

The US has vetoed a resolution at the UN demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza after proposing its own draft urging a temporary ceasefire. In its own resolution the US warned Israel not to invade the city of Rafah. We'll hear from one of Israel's top former diplomats on reaction within the country. Also in the programme: the World Health Organization has warned of a dramatic rise in measles cases around the world since 2022; and an international multi-agency taskforce takes down one of the world's largest cybercrime groups. (Picture: United States Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at the United Nations Security Council Meeting on Israel Gaza Conflict, New York. Picture credit: Eduardo Muñoz/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) ... Read more

20 Feb 2024

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US proposes temporary ceasefire in Gaza

The US has put forward a draft UN Security Council resolution which calls for a temporary ceasefire in Gaza and also opposes plans by Israel to launch a ground offensive in the southern city of Rafah. We hear from the former US special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations, Frank Lowenstein. Also in the programme: a major cybercrime group is disrupted in a global operation; and how the Wagner group is rebranding itself. (Picture: Pro-Palestinian demonstrators attend a rally demanding a ceasefire and the end of Israel attacks on Gaza in New York. Credit: Reuters) ... Read more

20 Feb 2024

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20 Feb 2024


#3

Alexei Navalny family says body not returned

Three days after his death, the body of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny still hasn't been given to his family. We've been hearing the views of Mikhail Kasyanov, who was Prime Minister of Russia in the early Putin years- back in the early 2000s. Also in the programme: A diplomatic row after Brazil's President Lula likens Israel's war in Gaza, to Hilter's genocide; and the statues of Easter Island causing controversy. (Photo: People attend a vigil, after the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, in Paris. Credit: Reuters/Benoit Tessier) ... Read more

19 Feb 2024

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19 Feb 2024


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BONUS EPISODE - Under the skin of Argentina's economic crisis

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of the Argentine capital Buenos Aires last week in protest at the new president Javier Milei’s plans to shake up an economy paralysed by inflation, the highest in Latin America. The self-styled “anarcho-capitalist” wants to introduce new laws to slash public spending, privatise state enterprises and scrap hundreds of what he says are wasteful regulations. The unions - representing more than six million workers - responded by calling a general strike. It’s a sign of the fear that his plans are sowing. Equally though, many people - most people - are desperate for change as the economic crisis bites deeper and deeper. From Buenos Aires, Newshour presenter James Menendez digs deeper into Milei the man, his policies and the people who voted for him with Natalie Alcoba, an Argentine journalist who writes for the New York Times; and James Grainger, Editor in Chief of the Buenos Aires Times, an English newspaper in Buenos Aires. ... Read more

29 Jan 2024

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29 Jan 2024


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US abortion clinics start to close after landmark ruling

Activists say they will stage more protests against the US Supreme Court ruling that's removed the constitutional right to abortion. Also in the programme: Russia has launched a barrage of missiles at targets in the north and west of Ukraine; and police in Norway say they are treating shootings in and outside a gay bar in Oslo as a terrorist attack. (Photo: Some protesters gathered outside the home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Credit: Reuters) ... Read more

25 Jun 2022

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25 Jun 2022