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Interviews, news and analysis of the day's global events.

Interviews, news and analysis of the day's global events.

 

#14

How vulnerable are we to global tech failures?

The head of cybersecurity firm, CrowdStrike, has apologised after a faulty software update caused disruption to transport, healthcare and businesses around the world. We ask how global tech infrastructure can make us vulnerable to massive failures. Also in our programme: the International Court of Justice has said Israel's continued presence in the occupied Palestinian territories is illegal and should come to an end as rapidly as possible; and we hear from a pastor who spoke at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee. (Photo: mass IT outage hits companies and infrastructure around the world. Credit: Leung Man Hei / Shutterstock) ... Read more

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#13

Massive IT outage hits businesses and organisations worldwide

A major IT outage has affected businesses and organisations in much of the world, from airports and banks to hospitals and media outlets, including Australia's public broadcaster. Also in the programme: a Russian court sentences the American journalist Evan Gershkovich to 16 years in prison on charges of spying; and less than a week after the attempt on his life, Donald Trump addresses the Republican Convention. (IMAGE: Passengers look at flight information screens at Zurich Airport in Kloten, Switzerland, 19 July 2024. Due to a major worldwide IT outage, check-in for air travelers and flight operations are severely restricted and most flights are delayed or canceled / CREDIT: Gaetan Bally/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) ... Read more

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#12

Republicans await Trump RNC speech

Trump is set to take centre stage at the Republican National Convention on Thursday evening to deliver a speech and formally accept the party's presidential nomination - we hear from his former national security advisor. Also on the programme: In Bangladesh the internet is cut off as protesters set fire to the headquarters of the national broadcaster; the stegosaurus bones that have sold for $44.6M. And can Britain learn lessons from an unusually high death toll during the Covid pandemic? (Photo: Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump stands with members of his extended family on Day 3 of the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Credit: Reuters / O'hare) ... Read more

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#11

Republicans welcome JD Vance's speech

Delegates at the 2024 Republican National Convention in Milwaukee have responded positively to the first speech by their vice presidential nominee, JD Vance. Also in the programme: the Iranian badminton player competing at the Paris Olympics as part of the team of refugees; and after astronomers find tantalising evidence of so-called 'biosignature gases', could there really be life in the clouds of Venus? (IMAGE: Republican vice presidential nominee and Ohio Senator JD Vance speaks on the third day of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 17 July 2024 / CREDIT: Justin Lane/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) ... Read more

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#10

China pulls out of nuclear non-proliferation talks with US

China says it is suspending nuclear non-proliferation and arms control talks with the United States in response to recent US military sales to Taiwan. Also on the programme: We speak to a former reporter for the Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong, who says she was fired because she was determined to chair a press union there; and the mayor of Paris has taken a plunge into the river Seine to prove it is clean enough for competitive swimming ahead of the Olympic Games. (Photo: Chinese President Xi Jinping applauds at the closing session of the National People's Congress. Credit: Reuters) ... Read more

17 Jul 2024

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#9

Bangladesh shuts schools amid deadly student protests

Long: Bangladesh shuts down schools as student protests turn deadly amid calls for a reform of the quota system for public sector jobs. We hear from the Bangladesh law minister Anisul Huq. Also in the programme: Paris Olympics organising committee chair says the Seine River is safe for sport; and the Gazan man with Down’s syndrome attacked by Israeli army dog. (Photo: Funeral prayers of six Bengali students killed in Dhaka. Credit: Reuters) ... Read more

17 Jul 2024

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Ukraine remains defiant in face of potential lack of support from Trump

Ukraine is facing up to a crisis of military recruitment, as a deadline passes for all men there, between the ages of 18 and 60 to register their details. A reluctance, among some, to fight the ongoing Russian invasion, is fuelled by a controversial mobilisation law, which means there is no cap on people's length of service. Also on the programme: A Republican party spokeswoman tells us about Mr Trump's triumphant return to the US election campaign; and how a senior North Korean diplomat managed to defect to the South. (Picture: U.S President Donald Trump listens during a bilateral meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Credit: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst) ... Read more

16 Jul 2024

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#7

A profile of JD Vance

JD Vance is Donald Trump's running mate, we speak to his university roommate and explore how Vance went from a never-Trumper to his running mate. Also on the programme: Kenyan police arrest a man who says he killed 42 women; and the remote mountain-top rainforest in Mozambique, now a conservation area. (Photo: JD Vance walking with his wife in the Republican national Convention. Credit: Shutterstock) ... Read more

16 Jul 2024

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Donald Trump picks Ohio Senator JD Vance as his running mate

Donald Trump is in Milwaukee for the Republican National Convention, two days after he survived an assassination attempt. We hear from our correspondent on the ground in Milwaukee and from Donald Trump's former chief of staff Also on the programme: Counting is under way in Rwanda's presidential and parliamentary elections.; and scientists say they've found the first cave on the moon that could be a natural spot for a future research base. (Picture: Ohio Senator J.D. Vance is endorsed by former U.S. President Donald Trump Credit: REUTERS/Gaelen Morse) ... Read more

15 Jul 2024

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#5

Calls for unity ahead of Republican convention

Two days after surviving an assassination attempt, Donald Trump is in Milwaukee, joining thousands of supporters and political heavyweights at the start of the Republican National Convention. The four day event will culminate with his acceptance speech as the Republican candidate to contest November’s presidential election. Mr Trump has signalled that he has rewritten his speech to switch from denouncing President Biden to call for national unity, after the attempt on his life. Both men have said America must now come together. We'll be in Milwaukee where the Republican National Convention is being held. We'll also hear from a friend of Donald Trump. (Photo: Supporters of former US President Donald Trump wait for his arrival in Milwaukee, after he survived an assassination attempt. Credit: Reuters/Carlos Barria) ... Read more

15 Jul 2024

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Donald Trump calls on Americans to 'stand united' after assassination attempt

Former US President Donald Trump survived an assassination attempt after being shot at a Republican rally in Pennsylvania. We get political reactions from congressmen from both the Republican and Democratic party and speak to the New York Times photographer who captured the image of a bullet streaking past Mr Trump. Also in the programme: the role has political violence in US political history; and we get the latest sports update from Wimbledon and the Euro football finals. (Photo: Donald Trump gets escorted off stage after being shot at the Republican rally in Pennsylvania. Credit: REUTERS) ... Read more

14 Jul 2024

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#3

Donald Trump narrowly survives an assassination attempt

A bullet hit his ear while he was speaking at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania. President Biden has urged everyone to condemn the attack. We will hear from eye witnesses to the attack and we'll examine the security failures which led to it. And we'll also be asking what effect this is likely to have on the presidential campaign? (Picture: Donald Trump being taken to safety by his security detail. Credit: Maxell / EPA) ... Read more

14 Jul 2024

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Israeli strike kills dozens in designated humanitarian area

An Israeli strike has killed dozens in al-Mawasi, a designated humanitarian area in Gaza, where large numbers of displaced Palestinians have been sheltering in tents. The Israeli Defence Force said the strike's objective were two top Hamas leaders. We hear from UNRWA about the scenes at Nasser hospital, which is close to the strike's location. Also in our programme: France struggles to appoint a new Prime Minister, and criminal charges of involuntary homicide are dropped against actor Alec Baldwin. (Photo: a Palestinian woman and her children mourning the death of her husband killed following an Israeli air strike in the Al-Mawasi area. Credit: Saber / Shutterstock). ... Read more

13 Jul 2024

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13 Jul 2024


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Israeli airstrike in Gaza kills many

Gaza's Hamas-run health ministry says at least 71 people have been killed in an Israeli airstrike near the southern city of Khan Younis. Israeli defence sources are reported to have described the incident as a "very significant" strike with reports a senior Hamas commander, Mohammed Deif, was the target. Also in the programme: Russia spies arrested in Australia; and Captain Flinders is buried again. (Picture: People mourn at Nasser hospital, following the killing of Palestinians in an Israeli strike at a tent camp, amid Israel-Hamas conflict, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip July 13, 2024. Credit: Reuters) ... Read more

13 Jul 2024

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