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Trump impeachment inquiry: public hearings open in Washington

11/13/2019
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Mr Trump is accused of trying to press Ukraine into investigating his political rival, Joe Biden. Giving his testimony, the acting US ambassador to Ukraine, Bill Taylor said a staff member was told that Mr Trump cared more about the investigations into Mr Biden than about Ukraine. Also in the programme: President Trump's meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the plastic pollution problem in the Philippines. (Picture: Ambassador Bill Taylor testifies as House Intelligence...

Duration:00:48:23

Trump impeachment inquiry: First public hearings begin

11/13/2019
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President Donald Trump is accused of improperly seeking help from Ukraine to boost his chances of re-election next year -- something he denies. So far all of the evidence has been given in private -- but it will now be broadcast live. Also in the programme: Bolivian opposition senator Jeanine Áñez has declared herself interim president; and we speak to the Executive Editor of the New York Times, Dean Baquet, about the challenges, and responsibilities, of journalists in the era of President...

Duration:00:49:15

Israel-Gaza violence escalates

11/12/2019
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Rocket fire is exchanged after Israel's killing of a senior Islamic Jihad commander. Violence escalated after Israel killed militant commander Baha Abu al-Ata. Four more Palestinians were also killed. Also in the programme: Spain's Socialists agree to work with the hard-left Unidas Podemos party in an attempt to form a coalition government; former Bolivian President Evo Morales has arrived in Mexico City saying he has asked for asylum; and pneumonia is named the world's biggest killer of...

Duration:00:49:48

Israel Kills a Senior Palestinian Militant in Gaza

11/12/2019
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Israel's prime minister said Abu al-Ata was a "ticking bomb" who was planning to carry out attacks on the country. At least 150 rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza since the killing, which the Palestinian Islamic Jihad has vowed to avenge. Also on the programme: Former US Secretary of State and First Lady Hilary Clinton is in the UK and delivers a scathing message for Britain's Prime Minister; and Bolivia's former President Evo Morales flees to Mexico. (Picture: Baha Abu Al-Ata...

Duration:00:49:30

11/11/2019 GMT

11/11/2019
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Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.

Duration:00:49:11

Looting and rioting after Bolivian president resigns

11/11/2019
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Businesses and houses have been ransacked in several Bolivian cities after the resignation of president Evo Morales. Also in the programme; Hong Kong protesters accuse the police of brutality after a man was shot at point blank range; and two Australian states struggle with a 'catastrophic' bushfire threat. Picture: Ashes from a campfire in front of the remains of a barricade around the Murillo square after Bolivia"s President Evo Morales announced on Sunday that he was resigning to ease...

Duration:00:48:58

Bolivian president Evo Morales resigns

11/10/2019
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Evo Morales has resigned as president of Bolivia after the opposition rejected last month's election results as fraudulent. Also on the programme: Maria's memories as the US children's show Sesame Street turns 50; and the Socialists take an early lead the Spanish election Picture: People protest against Bolivia"s President Evo Morales in La Paz, Bolivia. Credit: Marco Bello / Reuters

Duration:00:50:33

Bolivia's Morales to call fresh vote after audit

11/10/2019
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The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, has agreed to a re-run of last month's election after the Organisation of American States cast doubt on the validity of the vote. Also in the programme: Firefighters in Australia have warned that greater Sydney is now threatened by the bushfires ravaging the east coast; and there's growing outrage in Sri Lanka at the outgoing president's decision to pardon a prisoner who bludgeoned a Swedish student to death. (Photo: Evo Morales has been leading Bolivia...

Duration:00:48:32

Germany celebrates 30th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

11/9/2019
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Thousands of people have gathered in the heart of Germany's capital, for a concert and speeches at the Brandenburg Gate, after a day of events marking the thirtieth anniversary of the breaching of the Berlin Wall. Also in the programme: India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has welcomed the Supreme Court's decision to award a bitterly disputed religious site in the northern town of Ayodyha to Hindus and we get the latest from Bolivia. (Photo: Berlin celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the...

Duration:00:50:29

The 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

11/9/2019
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Ceremonies are taking place in Germany to mark thirty years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. The wall epitomised the Cold War divide between the communist East and the democratic West. It's fall led to the reunification of Germany. Chancellor Angela Merkel attended a commemoration at a remaining section of the wall that's preserved as a memorial. We speak to our reporter in Berlin and hear from people who witnessed the fall of the wall. Also, India's Supreme Court rules in favour of a...

Duration:00:49:57

Kurdish leader outlines strategy in Syria

11/8/2019
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Ilham Ahmed, the Syrian Kurdish head of the political wing of the Syrian Democratic Forces, tells Newshour about her organisation’s priorities following the United States’ decision to withdraw its troops from the region. Also in the programme: The fall of the Berlin Wall remembered 30 years on; and the migrants in Italy taking part in a Mozart opera. (Photo: Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) gather in their military vehicles as they withdraw from the Sanjak Saadoun border area...

Duration:00:49:00

Hong Kong demonstrators mourn death of pro-democracy protester

11/8/2019
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Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong are mourning the death of protester Chow Tsz-lok, who died after suffering brain damage following a fall during protests on Sunday. We speak to Isaac Cheng, vice chair of Demosisto, about the future of the protests. Also in the programme: Dozens have already been killed in protests in Iraq; we'll hear how the location and dynamic of those demonstrations are changing; and the secretive Iranian opposition group that relocated to Albania, with American...

Duration:00:49:04

Bosco Ntaganda sentenced to 30 years for crimes in DR Congo

11/7/2019
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The International Criminal Court has handed down the Congolese warlord, Bosco Ntaganda, a thirty year sentence for crimes against humanity. He was convicted in July on multiple counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity including murder, rape, sexual slavery and using child soldiers. The forty-six year-old rebel leader was involved in armed conflicts in both the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. It was at the US embassy in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, that he surrendered...

Duration:00:50:14

Masked Hong Kong students chant at graduation amid fears for elections

11/7/2019
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Hong Kong students, many wearing banned black masks, chanted slogans at their graduation at the Chinese University on Thursday, with some holding up banners urging “Free Hong Kong, Revolution Now”. Also in the programme: A huge haul of fossils in Mexico - as scientists find the world's oldest mammoth trap; and as the UN arrives to investigate police violence in Chile, president Sebastian Pinera promises justice. Picture: University students wear Guy Fawkes masks during an anti-government...

Duration:00:49:40

Knifeman stabs eight, including tourists, in Jordan

11/6/2019
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A knifeman has injured four foreign tourists and four locals in an attack in the Jordanian city of Jerash. Also on the programme; more than a million people have been affected by flooding in East Africa, according to aid groups. And; China is imposing a curfew on online gaming for minors, the government has announced. (Photo: Jordanian security forces keep watch at the Jerash archaeological site. Credit: EPA)

Duration:00:48:48

Philippines president appoints rival as new drugs czar

11/6/2019
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An outspoken critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drug war has accepted his offer to help steer the campaign. Vice-President Leni Robredo will now co-chair the government committee tackling the problem. We get reaction from a Philippine senator. Also in the programme: the hope for nuclear fusion; US local elections. (Photo: Vice President of the Philippines Leni Robredo delivers a statement to the press in Quezon City, Philippines, 06 November 2019. Credit: EPA)

Duration:00:49:57

Climate emergency ‘clear and unequivocal’

11/5/2019
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Three quarters of commitments made by countries under the Paris agreement are ‘totally inadequate’ to prevent climate change, according to expert analysis. Also in the programme: At least nine US citizens, three women and six children, have been killed in northern Mexico, in an attack by suspected drug cartel gunmen; and in the UK, ministers are being accused of sitting on a report into Russian interference in British elections. (Photo: Climate activists march through downtown Los Angeles....

Duration:00:50:34

Chile's president refuses to stand down despite protests

11/5/2019
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Chile's President, Sebastián Piñera refuses to stand down and defends how his government has handled serious protests in the country, now entering week three. Also in the programme: Iran says it will begin enriching uranium at an underground site in a major breach of the nuclear agreement of 2015, and why tourists visiting the Japanese city of Kyoto are now banned from taking selfies. (Picture: President of Chile Sebastián Piñera. Credit: Sebastián Vivallo Oñate/Agencia Makro/Getty Images)

Duration:00:48:20

Severe pollution drives Delhi to car rationing

11/4/2019
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India's top court has announced a series of measures intended to address the toxic smog which is causing a public health emergency in the capital, Delhi. Also in the programme: Mikhail Gorbachev tells the BBC the world is in ‘colossal danger’; and an investigation into the attendance of Vietamese girls and boys at private schools here in the UK. Picture: A man crosses a street in smoggy conditions in New Delhi on November 4, 2019. Credit: AFP.

Duration:00:48:28

Hong Kong police fire tear gas to break up anti-government rally

11/2/2019
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Police in Hong Kong have fired tear gas and water cannon in running battles to try to disperse thousands of pro-democracy activists rioting in the central business district. Also in the programme: South Africa beat England to win the Rugby World Cup; and we'll talk about a new biography of the American rock singer Janis Joplin, who died at the age of 27 of an accidental heroin overdose. Picture: Police fire tear gas as they break up thousands of anti-government protesters during a march in...

Duration:00:49:32