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NATO Chief: Afghan Surge Won't Lead To 'Mission Creep'  

NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has praised the regional approach in Trump's new Afghanistan policy. Also in the programme: Despair in Yemen as war, famine and cholera drive the country's population to the edge; and a court case in Russia involving a celebrated director that has the arts world aflutter. (Photo: A US black hawk helicopter flies over the site of a Taliban suicide attack in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Credit: Getty)

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Afghanistan Welcomes Trump Troops Pledge  

President Ashraf Ghani has thanked the US, after Donald Trump stressed Washington's continuing military commitment to Afghanistan, reversing his campaign calls for a quick withdrawal. Also in the programme: India's Supreme Court bans the practice of instant Islamic divorce; and what checks can be made by mosques to prevent the appointment of radical imams? (Picture: US troops training the Afghan Army in Helmand. Credit: BBC)

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Barcelona Suspect Shot Dead  

The man suspected of killing 13 people in the Barcelona van attack, Younes Abouyaaqoub, has been shot dead by police in Spain. Also in the programme: millions of Americans witness a total eclipse of the sun; and how Africa's booming population could change the continent. Picture: The scene of the fatal shooting of Barcelona van attack suspect Younes Abouyaaqoub. Credit: AFP

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US Warship Collision  

Ten US sailors are missing after a US Navy destroyer collided with an oil tanker near the Strait of Malacca. It's the second such incident in recent months. Also in the programme: eclipse fever; and Big Ben falls silent. (Photo: The US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain is seen after a collision. Credit: Reuters)

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Grace Mugabe granted diplomatic immunity after assault allegation  

The South African government has confirmed that it granted diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's First Lady, Grace Mugabe, enabling her to return home in the early hours of Sunday. Also: a former US Neo Nazi on race in America; and the 'golden record' flying through space (Photo: file photo from June 2017 of Grace Mugabe addressing a crowd in Zimbabwe. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

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The Battle for Tal Afar  

Iraqi forces launch a ground offensive to retake Tal Afar, which fell to so-called Islamic State in 2014. Also in the programme: deadly floods in Bangladesh; and remembering American comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory. (Photo: Iraqi armoured units head for the town of Tal Afar. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

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Finland terror victim: "I'm not a hero"  

After the first terror attack in Finnish history, we speak to a paramedic who intervened to try to defend one of the victims. Also: protecting the Irish language; and should Confederate statues stand or fall in the US? (Photo: A police car patrolling the Market Square in Turku, Finland, 19 August 2017. Credit: EPA/MARKKU OJALA)

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Steve Bannon Out  

The White House chief strategist is the latest top aide of President Donald Trump to leave his post. Will he be more influential outside the White House than inside? Also in the programme: Barcelona attack update; and South Africa's diplomatic dilemma on Zimbabwe's first lady. (Photo: Steve Bannon; Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

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Suspects Shot Dead After Second Spain Attack  

Five suspected terrorists have been shot dead in the Spanish town of Cambrils, following a second vehicle attack on pedestrians. It follows the killing of over a dozen people on Las Ramblas in Barcelona on Thursday. We hear how the manhunt is developing. Also in the programme: Chile considers making abortion legal; and the astronomer who's spent decades hunting the perfect solar eclipse. Picture: The vehicle suspected of being used in the Cambrils attack. Credit: AFP.

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Barcelona Attack  

A van ploughed into crowds on Barcelona's famous Las Ramblas tourist area, causing deaths and injuries. Also in the programme: Lexington mayor on Confederate statue removals in the wake of the Charlottesville events; and on board NASA's Voyager 2, 40 yeas after it set off into the solar system. (Photo: Injured people react after a van crashed into pedestrians in Las Ramblas, downtown Barcelona, Spain. Credit: European Photopress Agency)

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Former IS Child Soldiers Slipping Back Into Europe  

New threat from former Islamic State child soldiers unknown to European authorities. Also in the programme: South Sudanese refugees in Uganda; and web-camming, the new face of the global sex industry. (Picture: still from Islamic State propaganda video)

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Sierra Leone Mudslides: Hundreds Still Missing  

Pathologists tells BBC mass burials of those killed in a mudslide in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, have already began. Also on the programme: Lebanon scraps a controversial rape law; and fans pay tribute to rock and roll king, Elvis Presley. (Picture: A woman mourns for her son at the entrance of Connaught Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Copyright: Reuters)

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Republicans Clash with Trump on Charlottesville  

President Trump has been widely criticised for restating that anti-racism campaigners and white supremacists were equally to blame for violence at a rally in Charlottesville. But will it have a lasting impact on his support on Capitol Hill? Also in the programme: a rare report from the Saudi town of Awamiya where the government has been leading military operations in the Shia majority area; and the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis. (Photo: Statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia. Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Sierra Leone Mudslides: Urgent Plea for Help as Death Toll Rises  

Sierra Leone needs "urgent support" for thousands of people hit by mudslides and massive flooding in the capital, President Ernest Bai Koroma says. Also in the programme: Iran warns that it could abandon the nuclear agreement and we speak to a judge who was forced to flee Venezuela. (Photo: Residents walk through floodwaters past a damaged building in Sierra Leone after landslides struck Freetown. Credit: Getty Images.)

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Rescue Search Continues in Sierra Leone  

After mudslides and floods left more than 300 people dead in Sierra Leone's capital of Freetown, a search and rescue mission for survivors is underway. But hope of any positive news is quickly fading, given how quickly hundreds were killed. We hear from an urban planner who's done extensive research in Freetown. Also in the programme; Iranian authorities freeze BBC staff assets in the country; and what happened to Saudi princes who spoke out against their government? (Picture: People inspect the damage after mudslides in the mountain town of Regent near Freetown. Credit: Reuters)

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Sierra Leone Mudslide Kills Hundreds  

Hundreds of people are feared dead in mudslides and flooding in the outskirts of the capital of Sierra Leone, Freetown. Also on the programme: President Trump condemns 'evil racism' in Charlottesville; and Pakistan celebrates 70th anniversary of independence from Britain. (Picture: People in Regent - 15 miles east of Freetown - wading through streets waist-deep in muddy water. Credit: Getty Images)

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White Supremacy in the USA  

There was deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Virginia over the weekend. A woman was killed by a car that was rammed into a crowd protesting the march. The White House has defended President Donald Trump's reaction after he failed to explicitly condemn far-right groups. So who are groups at the fore of the white supremacist movement? Also in the programme; a Pakistani historian discusses the time he met the son of the man who murdered his grandfather at the time of partition and; should Catholic clerics face criminal charges if they do not report sexual abuse disclosed to them during confession? Photo: Hundreds of people gather at an informal memorial on the spot where 32-year-old Heather Heyer was killed when a car plowed into a crowd of people protesting against the white supremacist Unite the Right rally August 13, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images

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Trump Criticised After Anti-Racism Protester Death  

A spokesman for the White House has insisted President Trump condemns all extremists, including white supremacists, KKK and neo-Nazi groups. After criticism from some members of his own party, we ask pollster Frank Luntz how the Republican base is reacting. Also in the programme: with tension continuing over Kenya's presidential election result, is the real problem a "winner takes all" political system? And the World Athletics Championships draw to a close. Picture: Flowers surround a photo of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, who was killed when a car plowed into a crowd of people protesting against the white supremacist Unite the Right rally, August 13, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Credit: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images.

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Trump Under Fire Over Charlottesville Response  

President Trump has been criticised for failing to explicitly condemn white supremacism following violent clashes in the US city of Charlottesville. A twenty-year-old man has been charged with murder after a car was driven into anti-racist protesters, killing one person. Also in the programme: Kenya's opposition calls for supporters not to go to work; and the secrets of Silicon Valley. (Image: The car that ploughed into protesters at Charlottesville protest. Credit: Ryan M Kelly/The Daily Progress)

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Kenyan Opposition Defiant  

An opposition leader tells us they are relying on the court of public opinion to overturn the presidential election result. Also police officers are trying to impose order in the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, where white supremacists have been fighting anti-racism activists. And how airports are helping people with Autism. (Photo: A supporter of the opposition leader Raila Odinga holds a campaign poster of Odinga . Credit: EPA)

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