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North Korea Tests Another Missile  

US aircraft carrier has arrived in waters off the Korean peninsula just hours after North Korea conducts another missile test. Also on the programme: EU leaders meet to decide Brexit stance; President Trump's 100 Days; and a forgotten co-founder of South Africa's ANC honoured 100 years after her death. (Picture: Korean missile test. Credit: EPA)

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US Urges UN to Act on North Korea  

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson presses for more sanctions on North Korea in special UN meeting and says US open to talks but military action is on the table too. Also in the programme: Pope decries violence carried out in God's name during Egypt visit; and a Quebec mom who's 'done' with her daughter's homework. (Photograph shows US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

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The Pope in Egypt  

Pope Francis has arrived in Cairo for a visit to foster dialogue and reconciliation between the Christian and Muslim faiths. He'll show his support for Egypt's Christian community in the aftermath of recent bomb attacks on churches that have killed dozens. Also in the programme: Iranian TV presidential debate and Montenegro moves to join NATO. (Photo: Pope Francis boarding a plane to Egypt. Credit: EPA)

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What's behind the 'Israeli strike' in Syria  

An Israeli missile strike has caused a large explosion and fire at a military site near Damascus international airport, Syrian state media report. Israel said the explosion was "consistent" with its policy to prevent Iran smuggling weapons to the Lebanese militia Hezbollah. We speak to a former head of Israel's national security council. Also in the programme; a report from Egypt's Christian communities on the eve of a visit from the Pope and; the intriguing story of a German soldier who built a second identity as a Syrian refugee and is believed to have been intent on carrying out a gun attack. (Picture: A photo taken from a rebel-held town showing what appears to be a blaze following the strike near Damascus airport. Credit: AFP)

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China 'Key' to North Korea Nuclear Plan  

The Chinese Foreign Ministry says it welcomes a United States plan for tougher sanctions and diplomatic pressure to persuade North Korea to abide by international agreements on nuclear weapons. The statement came after the US and South Korea agreed "swift punitive measures" against North Korea in the event of further missile tests. Also in the programme: Pope Francis arrives in Egypt and the Cassini probe survives a journey between Saturn's rings and the planet. (Photo: North Korea's flag at the embassy in Beijing. Credit: EPA)

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Special North Korea Briefing for US Senators  

US senators have been called to the White House for a rare, classified briefing on the Trump administration's strategy on North Korea. Also in the programme: a cheap and widely available drug which could save tens of thousands of women from death in childbirth and the opening of a museum of migration. (Photo: The North Korean army in celebration of its 85th founding anniversary Credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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Tensions Rise Between North Korea and the USA  

The US military has started installing a controversial missile defence system at a site in South Korea, amid high tensions over neighbouring North Korea's nuclear and missile ambitions. Also in the programme; thousands more are rounded up in Turkey for suspected links to the Muslim preacher, Fethullah Gulen and; NASA's Cassini probe is making the first of twenty two dives through the narrow gap between the planet Saturn and its spectacular rings. (Picture: A U.S. military vehicle, which is a part of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, arrives in Seongju, South Korea, April 26, 2017. Credit: Kim Jun-beom/Yonhap via Reuters)

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More Than $1bn Pledged to Yemen  

The UN Secretary General says a donor conference to tackle Yemen's humanitarian crisis has been a remarkable success, securing more than a billion dollars worth of pledges. Also in the programme; Turkey bombs US-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria and; the "robbery of the century" in Paraguay. (Photo: Yemenis collect water from a donated source amid an ongoing wide spread disruption of water supplies in an impoverished coastal village on the outskirts of the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

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Turkey Bombs Kurdish Fighters in Syria  

Turkish warplanes have struck YPG fighters who are part of a US backed coalition which has been closing in on the so called Islamic State bastion of Raqqa. Also in the programme, France's outgoing president calls for unity and strength at a memorial for a policeman shot dead in Paris last week, and we'll hear from the translator of a novel which won the Welcome Prize for Science Writing. (Picture: Fighters in northern Syria take part in training run by the Kurdish YPG forces. Credit: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images)

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Le Pen ‘Steps Aside’ as Front National Leader  

Marine Le Pen, French presidential candidate for the far-right Front National party has announced she will step down as party leader. Le Pen is due to face centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron in the run-off election for the presidency of the republic next month. Also in the programme: Afghanistan’s defence minister and army chief of staff resign following an attack by Taliban fighters which killed at least 100 Afghan soldiers; Dr Peggy Whitson , the American astronaut spending a record-breaking 534th day in space. (Image: National Front leader Marine Le Pen addresses activists on 23rd April 2017 in Henin Beaumont, France. Credit: Chesnot/Getty Images)

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Macron and Le Pen Prepare for Presidential Run-Off  

The French centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron, and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen through to second round of France's presidential elections on May 7th. Also in the programme: Afghanistan's defence minister and army chief resign following last week's attack on Afghan army base; British woman has triplets who were conceived at different times. (Photo: People walk past election campaign posters for French presidential election candidate for the far-right Front National (FN - National Front) party Marine Le Pen (L) and candidate for the En Marche ! movement Emmanuel Macron (R) outside a polling station during the first round of the French presidential election first round vote on April 23, 2017. Credit: PASCAL PAVANI/AFP/Getty Images)

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Exit Polls See Macron and Le Pen in Presidential Run-Off  

Exit polls in France suggest the centrist Emmanuel Macron has won the first round of the presidential election. Projected results also indicate Marine le Pen of the anti-immigration National Front has come second. They now go through to a run-off to be held in early May. (Image: Emmanuel Macron (left) and Marine Le Pen (right). Credit: AFP Eric Feferberg / Joel Sageteric)

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Fighting continues at site of Afghanistan MOAB strike  

Ten days after the US MOAB strike in Afghanistan, a BBC journalist gains access to the bomb site to find fighting continues between so-called Islamic State and Afghan forces. Also in the programme, voters cast their ballots in the French presidential election, and the London Marathon runner raising money to pay for 100 weddings for poor people around the world. (PHOTO: A US MOAB weapon. CREDIT: US Air Force)

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The Battle for the Future of Germany's Populist Right-Wing  

Members of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party reject their leader's plans aimed at broadening its appeal. Hear whether the party is likely to stay united ahead of elections later this year. Also in the programme, the UN blames South Sudan's president Salva Kiir for much of the fighting in the country. And with coal on the decline in the UK, we hear archive accounts of how the fuel powered Britain's development. (Photo: Chairman of the AfD Joerg Meuthen speaks to party Chairwoman Frauke Petry at their federal conference. Credit: Getty Images)

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US confirms it will take refugees from Australian camps  

US Vice President Mike Pence says the US government does not "admire the agreement" with Australia to re-settle refugees held on Nauru and Manus Island, but will honour the deal. Also in the programme, France prepares to go to the polls in a Presidential election remarkable for its tight four-person race. And 20 years after NASA launched its Cassini spacecraft begins its final descent into Saturn's atmosphere. (Photo: Protesters occupy the office of the Australian PM. CREDIT: Reuters)

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Safety Dominates Last Day of French Presidential Campaign  

France's presidential front-runners have turned their attention to the topic of terrorism following Thursday night's shooting in Paris by a man who claimed to have links to the so-called Islamic State. Also in the programme: Qatari royal family members among those released after sixteen months' captivity in Iraq; The 4-day 'celebration' in Prince's Paisley Park, one year after the singer's death. (Photo: (LtoR) French presidential election candidates: right-wing Les Republicains (LR) party Francois Fillon, En Marche ! movement Emmanuel Macron, far-left coalition La France insoumise Jean-Luc Melenchon, and far-right Front National (FN) party Marine Le Pen. Credit: PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images)

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Paris Shooting Ahead of Elections  

A policeman has been shot dead ahead of the first round of the presidential elections this weekend. The outcome is highly anticipated as it could have major implications for France and Europe as a whole. Also in the programme; returning to meet a young Syrian boy who has known nothing but war; and why has a Vietnamese village taken 19 police officers hostage? (Picture: People walking past campaign posters of French presidential election candidates in Bailleul, northern France, two days before the first round of the election. Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images)

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Policeman Killed in Central Paris  

Days before the French presidential election, one policeman has been killed in a shooting in central Paris. The gunman is reported to have been shot dead. Also: mass protests in Venezuela, and the secret survival tactics of the naked mole-rat. (Photo: Police officers block the access to the Champs Elysees in Paris after a shooting on April 20, 2017. Credit: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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Is Pakistan's Prime Minister off the Hook?  

The Pakistan Supreme Court finds insufficient evidence to remove prime minister Nawaz Sharif from office but orders further investigations. Also in the programme: a possible major breakthrough for dementia treatment revealed and Saudi Arabia is accused of violating children's rights. (Photo: Supporters of the ruling party Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) carry posters of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as they hold a rally after a Supreme Court verdict on the Panama Papers in Lahore. Credit: AFP)

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What Happened To US Aircraft Carrier?  

Amid tensions between the US and North Korea, President Trump said he was sending an aircraft carrier to the Korean peninsula, but it has emerged that the ship was heading elsewhere. Also in the programme: teargas is fired at demonstrators in Venezuela protesting against the state of the economy; and former NFL star and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez has hanged himself in his prison cell. (Photo: The USS Carl Vinson with other warships in the Indian Ocean. Credit: Reuters)

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