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access_time2 hours ago
Cyclone Idai has left a trail of devastation and death in its wake. Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi have all been badly affected with huge swathes of land under water and buildings and roads destroyed. Mozambique's President Nyusi has warned that more than a thousand people might have died.

Also in the programme: Prime suspect arrested after fatal shootings on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht; and the Speaker of the British House of Commons says the UK government can't keep bringing the same Brexit legislation back before legislators, causing further headache for Theresa May's government who were expected to do precisely that later this week.

(Photo: This handout picture taken and released on 18 March 2019, by the Mission Aviation Fellowship shows people on a roof surrounded by flooding in an area affected by Cyclone Idai in Beira. Credit: Rick Emenaket / Mission Aviation Fellowship / AFP)
access_time9 hours ago
The mayor of Utrecht has said that three people have been killed during a gun attack on a tram in the city.

Also on the programme: we will profile the Iranian major general, Qassem Soleimani, feted in Iran and vilified in the west; and New Zealand continues to come to terms with the shock and sadness of the killing of 50 Muslims inside a mosque last Friday.

(Photo: Anti-terrorism police are at the scene. Credit: EPA)
access_time1 day ago
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has promised gun laws will change following Friday’s mass shooting in Christchurch which left at least 50 people dead. But will the country’s powerful gun lobby halt any drastic changes?

Also in the programme: Policing videos of violent acts of terror on Facebook; and inside a high-security detention centre housing IS fighters.

(Picture: A man pauses next to a New Zealand flag hung amongst flowers and tributes to the victims of Friday’s gun attack, 17th March 2019 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Credit: Carl Court/Getty Images)
access_time1 day ago
Thousands of people have attended vigils in New Zealand in memory of the 50 people killed in a gun attack on two mosques in the city of Christchurch. On Monday the New Zealand cabinet is expected to meet to discuss changing the nation's gun laws.
Also on the programme:The Philippines officially withdraws from the International Criminal Court ; and as a university bribery scandal hits the headlines in America, should the land of opportunity be getting failing grades for its college admissions system?

(Photo: Women comfort each other at a vigil for victims of the mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand. Credit: Carl Court/Getty)
access_time2 days ago
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
access_time2 days ago
Following shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that killed 49 people, New Zealand's prime minister has called for a change in gun laws, but will the gun lobby accept that ?

Also on the programme: Five years after Russia annexed Crimea NATO tells us it was part of a grander plan of Russian expansionism; and the app that helps parents with a terminal diagnosis record messages for their children - but should all parents do it as a precaution?

(Photo: New Zealand Remembers Victims Of Christchurch Mosque Terror Attacks. Credit:Dianne Manson/Getty Images)
access_time3 days ago
New Zealand's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, says the country's gun laws will change in response to the shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. Forty nine people were killed when a man opened fire on worshippers on Friday.

On Newshour, we will ask how far has white supremacist hate speech developed into a global movement that threatens extreme violence. And can anything keep the messages of hatred off the web?

(Photo credit: EPA)
access_time3 days ago
A gunman shot dead 49 people and wounded more than 40 at two New Zealand mosques, some as they were kneeling at prayer, livestreaming online some of the killings that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned as terrorism.

Also in the programme: how North Korea evades sanctions and skipping school for the climate.

(Picture: Christchurch mosque shooting: Armed police officer patrol following a shooting at the Masjid Al Noor, Christchurch, New Zealand. Credit: European Photopress Agency)
access_time4 days ago
British MPs have voted, by a margin of two hundred and ten, in favour of asking the EU to allow the date of the UK's departure to be postponed beyond the Brexit date of March 29th.

Also on the programme: international donors pledge seven billion dollars at a UN conference for the victims of Syria's bloody conflict; and how mathematics most famous number has gained more than thirty one trillion extra digits.

(Photo: PM May. Credit: PA)
access_time4 days ago
As the UK parliament debates Brexit for the third consecutive day, we hear from a member of the European Parliament's Brexit steering group about how they think the whole process is going. Also on the programme we'll be hearing from Juan Guaido, the Venezuelan opposition leader who has declared himself president. The government of Nicolas Maduro blames him for the blackouts which have swept the country. And we'll also take a look at Frank Cali, the presumed head of the Gambino Mafia family who was shot dead outside his home in New York. He was the first US mafia boss to have been murdered since 1985.

(Picture: UK Prime Minister Theresa May in parliament. Credit: Getty Images)
access_time5 days ago
British Members of Parliament have voted against the possibility of a no-deal Brexit. The decision is not legally binding and it does not rule out the UK leaving the EU. But it means MPs could now get a vote on delaying Brexit.

Also in the programme: President Trump says all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are being grounded pending the investigation into the deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet; and a new study says that death metal music sparks joy rather than violence.

(Photo: Pro Brexit, Leave demonstrators protest with placards in Westminster. Credit: Mike Kemp/In Pictures via Getty Images)
access_time5 days ago
Theresa May is back in parliament as British politicians search for a coherent way forward on her plans to leave the European Union. The EU's chief negotiator says the risk of a no-deal Brexit has never been higher. We have a special broadcast from the Palace of Westminster.

Also on the programme: we’ll look at the decision by the governor of the US state of California, to place a moratorium on state executions; and look at sex abuse in the Catholic Church -- the third most powerful official in the Church, Cardinal George Pell, has been sentenced to 6 years in prison for sex offences against children.

(Photo credit: AFP)
access_time6 days ago
The British prime minister Theresa May has lost a parliamentary vote on the Brexit Withdrawal Bill for a second time. MPs defeated the deal, which had been agreed with the European Union, by 391 votes to 242.

Also in the programme: All operations of the Boeing 737 MAX have been suspended in EU airspace pending an investigation into Sunday's fatal crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet.

(Photo: MPs gathered in the House of Commons in London on 12 March 2019. Credit: PRU/AFP)
access_time6 days ago
The British prime minister has urged MPs to back the altered Brexit deal she's negotiated with the European Union. The Irish prime minister has urged them to do the same when they vote on Tuesday evening. What is different about the altered deal? And will Theresa May fare better tonight?

Also on the programme: we will hear from young Syrian refugees about their daily struggle in Lebanon's sprawling camps; Newshour team be reporting from North Carolina about a statue that symbolises the divided legacy of the Civil War; and a report on the risk posed by massive solar storms.

(Photo Credit: Getty Images)
access_time7 days ago
Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika has pulled out of his bid for a fifth term in office following two weeks of widespread protests, but elections which had been due to take place next month have been postponed.

Also in the programme: the latest on the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash, and what can our eyes tell us about our chances of contracting Alzheimer's disease?

Image: Algerian students shout slogans as they demonstrate with national flags outside the Main Post Office in the centre of the capital Algiers. Credit: Ryad Kramdi / AFP / Getty Images.
access_time7 days ago
The cockpit voice recorder and the digital flight data recorder from the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed on Sunday have both been recovered from the
crash site, the airline said in a statement.

Also in the programme: Iran's Rouhani visits Iraq; and Brexit fighters in the UK's north-east

(Picture:A photo shows debris of the crashed airplane of Ethiopian Airlines, near Bishoftu, a town some 60 kilometres southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
access_time8 days ago
An Ethiopian Airlines jet has crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, killing all on board. The airline said 149 passengers and eight crew members were on flight ET302 from the Ethiopian capital to Nairobi in Kenya.

Also on the programme: Western-backed Syrian forces have launched an attack on a Syrian village where members of the Islamic State group have been holding out -- we hear form a journalist on the ground; and president Abdelazia Bouteflika of Algeria has returned home after having tests in a hospital in Switzerland as protests continued over his plans to run for a fifth term in office.

(Photo: Relatives waiting at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, were devastated by the news. Credit: Reuters)
access_time8 days ago
All 157 passengers and crew aboard Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 were killed when the Boeing 737 jet crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa.

Also in the programme: Separatist militants kill nine police officers in Myanmar’s Rakhine State; and protesters rally against Russian government plans to isolate the country’s internet service form the rest of the world.

(Picture: Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gabremariam at the crash site of flight ET302. Credit: Ethiopian Airlines)
access_time9 days ago
A patient was told he was going to die by a doctor using a robot with a video-link screen, with the hospital later acknowledging it had fallen short of the family's expectations. Also; At least fifteen people have been killed after armed men opened fire inside a nightclub in the Mexican town of Salamanca. And; Rival demonstrations are taking place in Venezuela in response to calls by opposition leader Juan Guaidó and President Nicolás Maduro.
access_time9 days ago
Satellite images appear to show that activity at a North Korean rocket assembly site increased before the Hanoi summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, fuelling speculation that North Korea may be preparing a fresh missile test.

Also in the programme: A British pro-Brexit cabinet member assesses the chances of an exit deal being approved by the UK parliament; and the cult of personality in Venezuelan politics.

(Image: Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. Credit: EPA)
access_time10 days ago
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
access_time10 days ago
Large crowds have gathered in Algiers for more demonstrations against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. At the age of 82 and with serious health problems, protesters says it's time for him to step down.
Also: On International Women's Day, former Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard says stop telling women to "lean in" and instead change the way the world works; and we hear from Iran's first female surfer.
(Photo: A young woman holds a banner reading "Free Algeria" as Algerian protesters demonstrate in Algiers on March 8, 2019. Credit: Ryad Kramdi/Getty Images)
access_time11 days ago
Hundreds of lawyers took to the streets of Algiers to press their President to step down after a twenty-year rule. We hear from one of the protesters, who describes his re-election bid as "provocative".

Also in the programme; Russia's parliament passes a group of laws to police the internet - and why Greenland's melting ice could be a global climate emergency.

(Photo: Algerian lawyers stage a protest march against candidacy of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term. Credit: Getty Images)
access_time11 days ago
Huawei has filed a lawsuit against the US government over a ban that restricts federal agencies from using its products. It said the US failed to provide evidence to support the ban, and the firm also rejected claims it had links to the Chinese government.

Also in the programme: Venezuela orders German ambassador to leave; and Newshour's Tim Franks is in Detroit in Motown's studio A.

Picture: Huawei Rotating Chairman Guo Ping speaks during a press conference in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China, 07 March 2019. Credit: EPA/STR
access_time12 days ago
After two ministers quit Justin Trudeau's cabinet, his former aide has spoken to defend him. We look at the crisis engulfing the Canadian government and the impact it may have. We speak to Julie Dzerowicz, one of the MPs in Trudeau's Liberal party.

Also on the programme: We hear the assessment of a former CIA operative on the satellite images of rocket launch sites in North Korea; and the rap video launched as part of the annual Communist Party conference in China.
access_time12 days ago
Activity has been detected at a North Korean long-range rocket site, suggesting Pyongyang may be pursuing the "rapid rebuilding" of the facility after the collapse of the Hanoi summit, according to analysis of satellite imagery.

Also in the programme: Human Rights Watch alleges the Iraqi authorities of torturing children believed to have fought for IS; and we hear from the step-daughter of President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua who accuses him of historic sexual abuse.

Picture: This file photo taken on April 8, 2012 shows two North Korean soldiers standing guard in front of the Unha-3 rocket at at the Sohae Satellite Launch Station in Tongchang-Ri. Credit: AFP/Getty Images.
access_time13 days ago
Chinese premier Li Keqiang says the country is facing a "tough struggle
access_time13 days ago
AIDS charities have welcomed the announcement that a second patient infected with HIV has been cleared of the virus after receiving a stem cell transplant from a donor resistant to HIV infection.

Also in the programme: China's premier has unveiled tax cuts to boost the slowing economy; and we hear from people in Caracas who strongly support Venezuelan president Nicholas Maduro.

Picture: A man poses as he displays his hand and face painted with messages during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign on the eve of World AIDS Day in Kolkata, India, November 30, 2018 Credit: REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/File Photo.
access_time14 days ago
Venezuela's self-declared interim leader Juan Guaidó has arrived back in the capital, Caracas, to a rapturous welcome from thousands of supporters.

Also in the programme: we hear from Yemen - where our reporter has been travelling with Saudi troops through areas cleared of Houthi rebels; and Shawkan, Egyptian photojournalist released after five years in prison.

(Photo Juan Guaido. Credit: Reuters)
access_time14 days ago
Venezuela's opposition leader, Juan Guaido, says he's returning to his country after a week-long tour of South America to amass support for his attempt to remove President Nicolas Maduro from power.

Also in the programme: Twenty three die as tornados blast through Alabama; and Algeria's ailing president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has pledged to quit within a year if he wins next month's election.

Picture: Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido leaves his hotel in Salinas, Ecuador on March 3, 2019. Credit: RODRIGO BUENDIA / AFP)RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP/Getty Images.
access_time15 days ago
The Dutch husband of Shamima Begum has said he wants her to return to the Netherlands with him. The BBC's Middle East Correspondent Quentin Sommerville has been speaking to him.

Also on the programme; What may await Juan Guaidó on his return to Venezuela? The end of South Korean and US war games and what it may mean for the future of the Korean peninsula.
access_time16 days ago
US President Donald Trump has used a speech at a conservative conference to try to discredit Robert Mueller, who is investigating allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Mr Trump said the Special Counsel's forthcoming report was part of an attempt to 'take him out'.

Also on the programme: why has the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo said he wants to free all political prisoners? And; the giant statues on Easter Island are eroding much quicker than previously thought.

Image: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during CPAC 2019 in National Harbor, Maryland. Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images.
access_time16 days ago
One year on from the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, the British government has said the city of Salisbury has been decontaminated and is now free of Novichok. The nerve agent was used in an apparent attempt to kill the Skripals but it also led to the death of a British woman, Dawn Sturgess. So why did the clean up take so long?

Also in the programme: The US ambassador to London, Woody Johnson, says Britons are being fed myths about American food; and a new cuisine catches on in Albania.

Photo: Sergei Skripal's home on 2nd March 2019 in Salisbury, England. The nerve agent Novichok used to poison him a year ago was traced to the door handle of his home. Credit: Getty Images
access_time17 days ago
The United States is offering a reward of up to $1m for information about one of the sons of the late al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden. Hamza Bin Laden is emerging as a leader of the Islamist militant group according to US officials. Also in the programme: the family of Otto Warmbier has spoken out against President Trump's suggestion that Kim Jong Un knew nothing about the American who died shortly after being released from North Korea; Crowds have welcomed back a captured Indian fighter pilot; and the scientists who have developed a strain of yeast that will produce THC and CBD, the active ingredients in cannabis.
access_time17 days ago
Algerian demonstrators stage unprecedented protests against a possible fifth term for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has announced he would stand for office again despite his advanced age and ill health - he is 81 and suffered a serious stroke in 2013.

Also in the programme: Crowds have gathered on the Indian side of the border with Pakistan to welcome back a captured Indian fighter pilot; and Cardinal Pell is to appeal against his child sexual abuse conviction on the grounds that the jury relied too much on a single source of evidence.

(PHOTO: Algerians protesting against a possible fifth term for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. CREDIT: EPA)
access_time18 days ago
India has welcomed Pakistan's announcement that it will release a captured Indian fighter pilot, but says its armed forces remain vigilant. The developments follow days of tension between the two nuclear-armed countries over the disputed Kashmir region.
Also in the programme: US and North Korean leaders end their summit with no agreement; and the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces fraud and bribery charges.

(Photo: Indian Border Security Force soldier patrols along the India-Pakistan border; Credit: European Photopress Agency)
access_time18 days ago
The Hanoi summit between President Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has finished without an agreement. The pair had been expected to announce progress on denuclearisation. We assess whether the absence of a signed agreement is a minor set back or a disaster.

Also in the programme, we ask what next for India-Pakistan relations after an announcement that the pilot captured by Pakistan is to be released on Friday. We also speak to Professor Nicholas Fisk, who led the team that cared for the mother of the world's second known case of semi-identical twins.
access_time19 days ago
In a blistering statement to congress Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen calls the president a "racist", a "conman" and a "cheat".

Also in the programme: India/Pakistan tensions and Ukraine's Eurovision woes.

(Picture: Michael Cohen testifies before the House Oversight and Reform Committee. Credit: European Photopress Agency)
access_time19 days ago
In a major escalation of the Kashmir conflict, Pakistan says it has shot down two Indian air force jets and captured two pilots, insisting it had no choice after India carried out air strikes against alleged militants on its territory yesterday. Newshour gets analysis on what could happen next and what it could take to simmer tensions between the two countries.

Also on the programme: Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has won a second term in office, but not everyone accepts the results. Professor Anthony Kila of the Centre for International and Advanced Professional Studies in Lago discusses what he makes of the election result. We also get the latest from Hanoi, where America's President Trump is meeting North Korea's Kim Jong-Un.
access_time20 days ago
Pakistan has warned it will respond to an air strike by Indian warplanes inside its territory, close to the town of Balakot, at a "time and place of its choosing". India has said its missiles were targeting a militant training camp run by the group Jaish e Mohammad, which had claimed responsibility for an attack earlier this month, in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Pakistan denies the existence of such militant facilities on its soil. What does all this mean for the region?

Also coming up: Peru's vice minister of Foreign Affairs discusses the on going stalemate in Venezuela and we meet Bonyah Ahmed, whose husband, an atheist blogger, was murdered before her eyes by a group of men with machetes in Dhaka four years ago. She herself was seriously injured in the attack.

(Indian Muslims shout anti-Pakistani slogans as they celebrate the Indian Air Force strike. Credit: AFP/ Panthaky)
access_time20 days ago
Cardinal George Pell has been found guilty in Australia of sexual offences against children. As Vatican treasurer, he was widely seen as the Catholic Church's third most powerful official. Due to face sentencing hearings from Wednesday, he has lodged an appeal.

Also in the programme: Pakistan condemns an Indian airstrike targeting a militant camp on its territory, and is it right to allow 16 year olds into the British army?

Image: Cardinal George Pell arrives at County Court in Melbourne. Credit: Michael Dodge/Getty Images.
access_time21 days ago
Washington is imposing sanctions on the governors of four border states in Venezuela who prevented humanitarian aid from entering the country. We'll also hear from a Harvard economist who has a plan to dig the country out of its economic mess.

Also in the programme: we will meet some of the North Koreans who have made their homes in Japan; and the leader of the opposition Labour Party in Britain, Jeremy Corbyn, says he will now back a second referendum if his party's preferred Brexit deal fails in parliament.

(Photo: Demonstrators clashed with Venezuelan security forces at the borders of Colombia and Brazil. Credit: EPA)
access_time21 days ago
Representatives of several Latin American countries, known as the Lima group, are meeting to discuss further measures against the Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro. US vice president Mike Pence will be joining the regional leaders.

Also in the programme: Why poachers are threatening Botswana's thriving elephant population. And we hear about a night of surprises at the Oscars.

(Photo: An opposition supporter shares bread near the Simon Bolivar bridge on the borderline between Colombia and Venezuela. Credit: REUTERS/Edgard Garrido)
access_time22 days ago
A group of Latin American countries and the United State plan to announce further measures against the Maduro government in Venezuela. Meanwhile, Colombian officials say one hundred Venezuelan soldiers deserted their ranks during disturbances at the border on Saturday.

Also on the programme: A Sudanese opposition leader recounts being beaten by security forces, and why the price of dinosaur fossils is going up.

Picture: Supporters of the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido take part in a rally in Caracas; Credit: REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins.
access_time22 days ago
Pope Francis has promised new measures to end child sex abuse in the Catholic Church -- and branded the priests responsible as "tools of Satan".

Also in the programme: how Syrian refugees are working with lawyers in Germany to build a war crimes case against the Assad regime; and how thieves are ruining the very fabric of the Portuguese capital's artistic heritage!

(Photo credit: Getty Images)
access_time23 days ago
The Venezuelan opposition has so far failed to transport humanitarian aid into the country from Colombia and Brazil amid clashes with the security forces. We hear from people on the ground.

Also in the programme: Millions of Nigerians vote in delayed presidential and parliamentary elections. And remembering Stanley Donen, the last of the great directors of Hollywood's Golden Age.

(Picture: Humanitarian aid truck on fire after clashes between opposition supporters and Venezuela's security forces on the border line between Colombia and Venezuela. February 23, 2019. Credit: Reuters/Marco Bello)
access_time23 days ago
President Muhammadu Buhari and his main challenger Atiku Abubakar are among those who have cast their votes in an election that was postponed a week ago.

Also in the programme: Venezuela's self-declared interim president Juan Guaido says he will bring US aid into the country today; and the RnB singer R Kelly has been charged with ten counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

(PHOTO: Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari (L) and his opponent Atiku Abubakar cast their ballots. CREDIT: Reuters / AFP)
access_time24 days ago
A pop concert intended to raise millions of dollars for Venezuelan aid is taking place on the border with Colombia. President Maduro, who regards the aid as a precursor to a foreign invasion, is holding a rival musical event just metres away.

Also in the programme: gunmen in northern Mozambique have attacked a convoy of vehicles belonging to an American oil and gas company, and why FIFA has banned Chelsea from signing players in the next two transfer windows.

Image: People attend 'Venezuela Aid Live' concert. Credit: Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images.
access_time24 days ago
Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro has ordered the closure of the border with Brazil to stop foreign aid entering the country. The left-wing leader is also considering shutting the key border with Colombia, claiming the aid is part of a US-led coup supported by opposition leader Juan Guaidó .

Also in the programme: the Nigerian president has urged people to go out and vote in Saturday's delayed elections. And China is introducing regulations designed to stop gender discrimination in the workplace.
access_time25 days ago
At a four-day summit at the Vatican, Pope Francis has put forward a plan for combating the sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests. But is this enough to tackle the problem? Newshour speaks to a survivor of sexual abuse who isn't convinced.

Also in the programme: The world's biggest bee has been re-discovered after decades thought lost to science, and why Nestlé and other companies have pulled their advertising from Youtube.

Image: Pope Francis delivering a speech at the summit. Credit: Reuters.

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