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South Africa Goes to the Polls in Hard Fought Election

5/29/2024
South Africans go to the polls today in what is predicted to be the most competitive election since the end of apartheid. Also in the programme, Delhi hits record-level temperatures and South Korea's clean-up effort after North Korea sends hundreds of balloons of rubbish that land across the country (Picture: People wait in line to cast their votes in Johannesburg, South Africa. Credit: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Duration:00:47:20

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Gaza: many casualties at a camp for displaced Palestinians

5/28/2024
Officials from Gaza's Hamas-run health ministry say Israeli strikes on a tent camp for displaced Palestinians to the west of Rafah have reportedly killed at least twenty-one people. The tents that were reportedly hit were in Al-Mawasi. Israel has denied targeting the area. Newshour hears from James Smith, a British doctor working with the NGO Cadus, currently based in Al Mawasi. Also in the programme: closing arguments in the Trump trial; and why peanut butter can help counter peanut allergies. (Picture: A girl looks on, while Palestinians travel on foot along with their belongings, as they flee Rafah due to an Israeli military operation, in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip. Credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:48:26

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Kharkiv city under siege

5/28/2024
Increased Russian shelling in the north-east city of Kharkiv has left residents feeling exposed calling into question how far Western allies of Ukraine can support the country by lifting restrictions on armaments. Also in the programme: a BBC World Service investigation has revealed that children as young as five are working in the fields in Egypt - picking jasmine for a global perfume industry that’s worth billions; and we speak to an Irish Minister about why it's important for Spain, Ireland and Norway to recognise Palestinian statehood. Image: Sergii Polituchyi, Ukrainian publisher and businessman, stands between shelves with burned books in his printing house, which was badly damaged by a recent Russian missile strike. Credit: REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Duration:00:47:25

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Rafah: Netanyahu says something went 'tragically wrong'

5/27/2024
Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has spoken of the killing of dozens of Palestinians in a fire in Rafah after an Israeli air strike as a tragedy. We hear from a journalist in Rafah and get reaction from Amir Avivi, a retired IDF brigadier general. Also in the programme: Norwegian author Asne Seierstad; and China cracks down on influencers. (Picture: Palestinians search smouldering debris in the aftermath of a fatal Israeli air strike at a camp in Gaza. Credit: EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Duration:00:47:29

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Condemnation of civilian deaths in Rafah air strike

5/27/2024
There's been condemnation by European and Arab countries of Israel's continuing bombardment of Gaza. Last night, Israel launched an air strike in Rafah that killed at least 45 people, according to the Hamas-run health ministry. The Israeli military says it's reviewing the incident. But it said the air strike targeted a Hamas compound, killing two senior members of the group. Also in the programme: Emergency teams in Papua New Guinea say recovery efforts in the wake of a devastating landslide are being complicated by further ground movement; and the story of the rare painting by the Italian artist Caravaggio that nearly sold for a fraction of its value. (Picture: Palestinians try to put out a fire at the site of an Israeli strike near an area designated for displaced people, in Rafah on May 27, 2024. Credit: Mohammed Salem/REUTERS)

Duration:00:48:19

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UN fears 670 people buried in Papua landslide

5/26/2024
About 670 people are buried under a landslide and are feared dead in Papua New Guinea. The United Nations based its estimate on the number of houses believed to have been swamped by up to eight metres of rock, earth and trees. We speak to a reporter in the country. Also in the programme: Another mass kidnapping in Nigeria. Amnesty International's country director tells us the authorities should be doing more to protect people; and the King of Clay returns to the French open - but could it be game over for Rafael Nadal by year's end? (Photo: People carry bags in the aftermath of a landslide in Enga Province, Papua New Guinea, May 24, 2024, in this still image obtained from a video. Credit: Andrew Ruing/Handout via Reuters)

Duration:00:47:28

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Hundreds feared dead in PNG landslide

5/26/2024
Hundreds feared dead after landslide swept villages in Papua New Guinea. Also in the programme; Aid delivery resumes into Gaza; extreme heat in Pakistan; and we ask whether this could be Rafael Nadal’s last clay tournament. (Photo: Local men digging in Enga province in aftermath of the landslide in Papua New Guinea. Credit: Reuters/Emmanuel Eralia)

Duration:00:47:11

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Final election campaign rally in South Africa

5/25/2024
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised to focus on job creation if the governing African National Congress is voted back into power next week. He was speaking during the ANC's final campaign rally at a football stadium in Johannesburg. Also in the programme: An American journalist recalls her meeting with Cambodian dictator Pol Pot in the 1970s; and are dumbphones the answer to parents woes about smartphones? (Photo: ANC supporters attend the African National Congress Party final election rally held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Credit: Kim Ludbrook/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Duration:00:47:28

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Kenya President: police to arrive in Haiti in 'three weeks'

5/25/2024
Kenya's President says peacekeeping forces will help quell growing gang violence in Haiti and are expected to arrive in three weeks. In an exclusive interview with the BBC, William Ruto confirmed a planning team was already in Haiti and had met local police to secure arrangements before the Kenyan troops are deployed. We'll hear from a journalist on the ground in Haiti on what the peacekeepers can expect from local gangs. Also in the programme: Warnings rise over the possibility of genocide in Sudan's Darfur region. And a flowering plant last seen in the 1960s is re-introduced in Wales. (Picture: William Ruto speaking in Washington, D.C., May 24th 2024. Picture credit: REUTERS/Ken Cedeno)

Duration:00:47:29

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The ICJ rules Israel must halt military operation in Rafah

5/24/2024
The International Court of Justice has ruled that Israel must immediately halt its military operation in Rafah. The United Nations' highest court has also ordered Israel to re-open the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Rafah to let in aid. We speak to a legal expert about the importance of these rulings and we get the reaction from Israel and Gaza. Also in our programme: one of Britain's greatest miscarriages of justice is finally put right with the quashing of hundreds of convictions; and what does Artificial Intelligence hold for Hollywood's animal stars? (Photo: International Court of Justice President Nawaf Salam stands during an ICJ ruling on the situation in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. Credit: Shutterstock)

Duration:00:47:29

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UN warns Darfur at risk of genocide

5/24/2024
There's been a warning that Sudan's Darfur region is at growing risk of genocide. A United Nations expert, Alice Wairimu Nderitu, told the BBC that the Rapid Support Forces, who are at war with the army, were targeting communities based on their ethnicity. Also in the programme: International Court of Justice rules on Israel's Gaza operation; and The Boss honoured in London. (Picture: People fleeing the violence in West Darfur, cross the border into Adre, Chad, August 4, 2023. Credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:47:28

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Inside Myanmar's resistance field hospitals

5/23/2024
Medical workers with the resistance in Myanmar have spoken of the terrible injuries suffered by those fighting the ruling junta's troops. A BBC team met doctors in Karenni state. Thousands of people have been killed since Myanmar's army seized power in a coup three years ago. Also in the programme: A fifth senior army figure in Russia has been arrested; and inside Sudan's war-struck El Fasher. (Picture: A soldier from Karenni state who was injured during a fight against the Burmese army. Credit: Thierry Falise/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Duration:00:47:35

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Seven killed as Russia pounds Kharkiv

5/23/2024
Russia pounds Kharkiv with missiles killing seven people as President Volodymyr Zelensky chides Ukraine's western allies for not providing enough military support. Newshour hears from Kharkiv and from John Herbst a former US ambassador to Ukraine. Also in the programme: the dispute over the billion-dollar galleon; and campaigning starts in the UK's election. (Picture: A firefighter washes up his face as he works at a compound of a print works hit by Russian missile strikes, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kharkiv, Ukraine May 23, 2024. Credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:47:27

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UK to hold surprise general election in July

5/22/2024
In a surprise move, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has called a summer UK general election to take place on 4th July. Also on the programme: lawyers for the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo say they have new evidence from whistleblowers that the US technology giant, Apple, is illegally obtaining minerals from gangs; and South Africa’s former president, Jacob Zuma, has told the BBC he wants to change the country’s constitution after he was barred from running for parliament in next week’s elections. (Photo: Rishi Sunak issues a statement outside 10 Downing Street, London, after calling a general election. Credit: Lucy North/PA Wire)

Duration:00:47:28

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Norway, Spain and Ireland to formally recognise Palestine as a state

5/22/2024
In the wake of three countries moving to formally recognise Palestine as a state and Israel recalling ambassadors to those countries, we hear from the Office of the Israeli Prime Minister. Also in the programme: Winner of this year’s international Booker Prize German writer Jenny Erpenbeck joins us in the studio along with her translator Michael Hofmann; and we hear about a new feature that will allow computers to continuously take snapshots of our screens. (Photo: Protests to mark the 76th anniversary of the Nakba in Ramallah. Credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:48:11

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Ron Dermer: Israel has no starvation policy

5/21/2024
Israeli war cabinet member Ron Dermer rejects the ICC prosecutor’s arrest warrants against Israel's prime minister and defence minister as ‘outrageous’. He also denied that there were food shortages or famine conditions in Gaza and said the Israeli government does have a plan for post-war Gaza. Also in the programme: One passenger dies and seven people are seriously injured due to extreme turbulence on a London to Singapore flight forced to make an emergency landing in Bangkok; and the EU decides to give the windfall profits of frozen Russian central bank assets to Ukraine. (Photo: Ron Dermer, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, speaks during the Republican Jewish Coalition Annual Leadership Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, on 6 November 2021. Credit: Bridget Bennett/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Duration:00:47:30

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Greek court drops shipwreck charges

5/21/2024
A Greek court has dropped charges against nine Egyptian men accused of responsibility for a shipwreck in the Mediterranean last year in which hundreds of migrants drowned. Also in the programme: Israeli medics say Palestinian detainees are routinely shackled to hospital beds, treatment they say is dehumanising; and how the war in Ukraine is changing the habits of a rare eagle. (Photo: Suspects greeting each other after case was dropped by Greek court in Kalamata. Credit: Shutterstock)

Duration:00:47:12

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Netanyahu hits back at ICC arrest warrant bid

5/20/2024
Israel’s Prime Minister said the attempt by International Criminal Court prosecutor Karim Khan to seek an arrest warrant was part of ‘the new antisemitism’. Khan is also seeking warrants against Israel’s Defence Minister, Yoav Gallant, and three leaders of Hamas. Also on the programme: Iran says it will hold elections on the 28th of June after its president, Ebrahim Raisi, was killed in a helicopter crash; and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak apologises to victims of the infected blood scandal, calling it a ‘day of shame’ for the British state. (Picture: Netanyahu addresses the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in Jerusalem, February 18, 2024 Credit: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)

Duration:00:47:20

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ICC prosecutor seeks arrest warrants for Netanyahu and Hamas leaders

5/20/2024
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says his office is seeking arrest warrants for the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Defence Minister Yoav Gallant on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Gaza. He alleges there is evidence to suggest starvation has been used as a method of warfare against civilians. The prosecutor has also applied for arrest warrants for three leaders of Hamas for war crimes and crimes against humanity in connection with the October the 7th attacks in Israel. He said the decisions were the outcome of an independent and impartial investigation. ICC judges will now decide whether to grant the warrants. Also in the programme: As Iran confirms the death of president Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash, what's the mood in the capital Tehran? And will there be justice for victims of Britain's infected blood scandal? (File photo: International Criminal Court Prosecutor Karim Khan. October 12, 2023. Reuters/Piroschka van de Wouw)

Duration:00:48:22

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Helicopter carrying Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi crashes in mountains

5/19/2024
Rescue teams in Iran are searching a remote mountain region for a helicopter carrying the country's president and foreign minister, which is reported to have crashed. We have the latest on the search mission - and ask what the outcome might mean for Iran. Also in the programme: as a second member of Israel's three-man war cabinet berates Benjamin Netanyahu over his lack of a plan for the day after the Gaza war, we ask where next for the prime minister; and an extraordinary row between Spain and Argentina over a presidential speech in Madrid. (IMAGE: A helicopter carrying Iran"s President Ebrahim Raisi takes off, near the Iran-Azerbaijan border, May 19, 2024. The helicopter with Raisi on board later crashed. / CREDIT: Ali Hamed Haghdoust/IRNA/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS)

Duration:00:47:29