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Newshour

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

Episodes

Yemen on the Brink of Famine  

The UN's humanitarian chief, Stephen O'Brien, tells us that the warring factions in Yemen are preventing him from accessing those most in need of help. He says seven million Yemenis do not know where their next meal is coming from. Also in the programme: 150 years of the Blue Danube waltz; Metal detecting enthusiasts unearth hoard of Iron Age gold. (Image: A Yemeni girl on the outskirts of the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah looking through scraps of bread on 9th October 2016. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

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Tunisian Police Response to Sousse Attack 'Shambolic'  

UK Coroner's inquest into tourist killings criticises Tunisian police. Also in the programme: Taiwan commemorates 70 years since '228 Incident'; What would you see on a trip around the moon? (Picture: Man prays after laying flowers on Marhaba beach where 38 people were killed on June 28, 2015 in Sousse, Tunisia. Credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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White House to seek a $54 billion increase in military spending  

President Trump plans what he's calling an "historic" increase in military spending. Also in the programme, Israel's holocaust museum asks Amazon to ban holocaust denying literature and how peace in Colombia has led to a baby boom among the FARC guerrillas. (Photo: Two US Navy officers walk past the US Navy's new guided missile destroyer DDG 1000 USS Zumwalt. Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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Forces Clash in Syria During Anti-Islamic State Group Operation  

Turkish backed rebels and the Syrian Army have turned their guns on one another near the northern town of al-Bab. The opposing forces had been fighting against the Islamic State group. Also in the programme, farce and celebration at the Oscars and recruiting Hungary's 'border hunters'. (Photo: A Syrian man looks at a damaged building in the north-western border town of al-Bab. Credit: Nazeer al-Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)

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Nokia Resurrects The 3310, A Pre-Smartphone Classic  

Are we about to see a comeback in the highly competitive mobile phone world? Ahead of the phone industry's big annual meeting, Nokia has unveiled three new smartphones. But it was the reissue of an old model that got the most attention. Also on the programme: A ceremony in the Polish city of Krakow, as the son of a top Nazi official returns three works of looted art - we hear his story. And a special report from South Sudan, where the UN says five million people are in urgent need of food. (Photo: The revamped version of the Nokia 3310. Credit: Reuters)

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Marchers Remember Kremlin Critic Nemtsov  

Hundreds of supporters of the murdered Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov have gathered to commemorate his killing two years ago. If he had become president after the death of his mentor Boris Yeltsin, what sort of president would he have been? Also in the programme: one-hundred years on since the first recording of the first commercial jazz recording; and how skiing is going green in Chamonix. Photo: People march in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in Moscow. Credit: AP/Ivan Sekretarev)

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White House Briefing Bar 'Doomed to Failure'  

Media groups have reacted angrily after several outlets were excluded from an informal briefing with White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. We discuss the significance of the bar with the deputy executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists. Also in the programme: The Benedictine monk saving manuscripts from war and theft; and is the famous Brazilian carnival becoming less bawdy? (Photo: White House spokesman Sean Spicer holds a press briefing. Credit: Reuters/Carlos Barria)

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The Fight for West Mosul  

IS fighters using drones to hinder Iraqi troops' advance. Also in the programme: Brazil's Carnival goes PC; Trump's past BBC interviews. (Photo: Iraqi Forces Emergency Response Unit, Western Mosul. Credit: Martyn Aim/Getty Images)

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What Now for Trump and the Republican Party?  

President Trump vows to continue his 'America First' trade policy in a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Also in the programme: Formal probe launched into French Republican candidate, Fran├žois Fillon; UN report into sexual violence in the Central African Republic. (Photo: President Trump at CPAC, 2017. Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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Kim Jong-nam killed by VX nerve agent  

Malaysian police say weapon of mass destruction killed the North Korean leader's brother. We hear about the background of VX, and why it's the 'most deadly chemical weapon ever produced'. Also in the programme: Ida Odinga, the wife of the former Kenyan prime minister, tells us about her campaign to stop men paying for the education of young girls in return for sex; and the British Labour Party suffers a historical defeat (Photo shows: CCTV footage showing Kim Jong-nam speaking to airport authorities following his attack in Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Photo Credit: AFP Photo/FujiTV)

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US-Mexico Talks  

Mexican government voices concern over US immigration policy during talks with senior members of the Trump administration. Also in the programme, Syria's warring sides meet at Geneva peace talks; and Leicester City sack Premier League-winning manager. (Photograph shows US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson listening to Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

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Iraqi Forces Retake Mosul Airport  

Iraqi special forces have captured Mosul airport in their latest offensive against the so-called Islamic State. We speak to Kamal Alam, a fellow at the Royal United Services Institute and a frequent visitor to government-controlled parts of Syria. Also on the programme: Transgender toilets; and why are people getting freckles tattooed on their face? (Picture: A member of the Iraqi forces standing beside a destroyed Mosul's airport building. Credit: Reuters.)

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From Guantanamo Bay to IS  

British ex-Guantanamo detainee became IS suicide bomber near Mosul. How many former Guantanamo detainees are no longer being tracked? Also in the programme, NASA announces new exoplanet discovery; and is late night TV depriving Spanish children of sleep? (Photograph shows Ronald Fiddler, who also went by name Abu Zakariya al-Britani. Credit:Associated Press)

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North Korean Diplomat Wanted Over Kim Jong-Nam Killing  

Malaysian police have named a senior embassy official they want to question in connection with the killing of the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Also in the programme, how the US government plans to greatly expand the categories of immigrants targeted for deportation, and the psychology of not wanting to know. (Photo: Journalists camp outside the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Credit: Rahman Roslan/Getty Images)

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Israeli soldier sentenced for Palestinian death  

An Israeli soldier who killed a wounded Palestinian attacker in a high-profile case that split opinion across the country has been jailed for 18 months, but the father of the man says the sentence is not long enough. Also on the programme: why one in five people smuggled in Europe are from Albania; and the perfect antidote for self-help books. (Picture: Israeli soldier Elor Azaria (R) is embraced by his mother in an Israel military court in Tel Aviv. Credit: EPA/JIM HOLLANDER)

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Tracking Chinese Cars in Terrorism Crackdown  

Drivers in the Chinese region of Xinjiang will be compelled to install GPS tracking devices in their cars and refused petrol if they do not. Xinjiang is home to China's Uighur ethnic minority, which is predominantly Muslim. Also, anti-terrorism arrests in France. And art previously looted from Iraq to go on display in Venice. (Photo: Security cameras on a street in Urumqi, capital of China's Xinjiang region. Credit: Getty Images)

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General McMaster is New US National Security Advisor  

President Trump has named Lt Gen HR McMaster as his new National Security Advisor, replacing Lt Gen Michael Flynn who resigned recently. President Trump described Gen McMaster as "a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience". Also on the programme: we hear from a man with two wives as Nigeria looks to restrict polygamy laws. And scientists in the US have found a way of getting every last drop of ketchup out of the bottle. (Photo: US President Donald Trump (C) announces US Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster (L) as his national security adviser and Keith Kellogg (R) as McMaster's chief of staff. Credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

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Pence Seeks to Allay EU Fears Over Trump  

On a visit to Brussels, US Vice-President Mike Pence insisted the Trump administration "will remain committed" to cooperation and partnership with the European Union. It follows comments from President Trump questioning the future of the European project. Also in the programme, could placing patients in 'hibernation' help them survive cancer treatment? Plus search engines Google and Microsoft Bing agree to demote piracy websites. (Photo: US Vice-President Mike Pence at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

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Iraqi Troops Make Headway Against IS  

BBC's Quentin Sommerville is with Iraqi troops as they begin the battle to free western Mosul from the so-called Islamic State. Also on the programme: Ecuador elections; and Adolf Hitler's telephone is up for auction. (Photo: Iraqi forces near the south of Mosul. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

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West Mosul Offensive Begins  

The Iraqi prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, announces the beginning of the offensive to retake western Mosul from the group calling itself Islamic State. Also on the programme: Why doctors are striking in Zimbabwe and what happened in Sweden on Friday night? (Photo: Iraqi security forces advance towards the south of Mosul. Credit: Reuters/Khalid al Mousily)

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