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24/09/2023 20:06 GMT

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#15

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) ... Read more

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#14

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) ... Read more

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#13

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) ... Read more

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#12

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) ... Read more

22 Sep 2023

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22 Sep 2023


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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) ... Read more

22 Sep 2023

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#10

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) ... Read more

21 Sep 2023

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21 Sep 2023


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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) ... Read more

21 Sep 2023

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21 Sep 2023


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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) ... Read more

20 Sep 2023

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20 Sep 2023


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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) ... Read more

20 Sep 2023

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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) ... Read more

19 Sep 2023

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Canada-India row

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) ... Read more

19 Sep 2023

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19 Sep 2023


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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) ... Read more

18 Sep 2023

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18 Sep 2023


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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) ... Read more

18 Sep 2023

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18 Sep 2023


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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) ... Read more

11 Sep 2023

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11 Sep 2023


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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