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

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Air strikes hit hospitals and camps in northwest Syria - U.N.

2/18/2020
Government air strikes have hit hospitals and camps for displaced people in northwest Syria and killed about 300 civilians as President Bashar al-Assad’s forces press an assault against the last rebel stronghold, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Also in the programme: We look at the likely impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on tech manufacturing; and what does a newly unearthered Neanderthal skeleton tell us about the cultural sophistication of ancient humans? Picture: Syrians search for...

Duration:00:40:38

Asian economies hit by coronavirus

2/18/2020
As the coronavirus continues to spread, we'll find out what impact it's having on economies around Asia and further afield. Also in the programme: the senior civil servant in Denmark who quietly stole $17 million from the welfare agency where she worked for decades; and a top UN official says she's horrified by the scale of the humanitarian crisis in Syria. Photo: Two women asking for information in a mobile phone store, Beijing, China Credit: Andrea Verdelli/Getty Images

Duration:00:50:38

China Uighurs: Detained for beards, veils and internet browsing

2/17/2020
A document that appears to give the most powerful insight yet into how China determined the fate of hundreds of thousands of Muslims held in a network of internment camps has been seen by the BBC. Listing the personal details of more than 3,000 individuals from the far western region of Xinjiang, it sets out in intricate detail the most intimate aspects of their daily lives. Also in the programme: FC Porto striker Moussa Marega left the football field in protest after being subjected to...

Duration:00:49:42

Is China in control of the coronavirus?

2/17/2020
The Chinese authorities have introduced further measures to deal with the spread of the outbreak. More than 70,500 people across China have been infected by the virus. A special report from inside an Indonesian prison de-radicalisation programme: a man whose wife was killed in a bomb attack reflects on his meeting with a member of the group that carried it out the attack. And why France is resisting President Macron's push on pensions. (Photo: Employees work on a production line for surgical...

Duration:00:49:26

Drastic measures in China to keep coronavirus under control

2/16/2020
Measures continue to be taken across China to keep the outbreak under control. At the same time, hundreds of American passengers, quarantined for two weeks on board a cruise liner off Japan because of the coronavirus, are being evacuated back to the United States. Also on the programme: a surge in power generated by wind turbines across Europe; and Elton John forced to abandon show midway through. (Photo: Workers in protective suits conduct tests inside a laboratory, as the country is hit by...

Duration:00:48:17

Coronavirus: China announces drop in new cases for third straight day

2/16/2020
China has announced a drop in new cases from the coronavirus outbreak for a third consecutive day. Also on the programme: Senior US and Afghan officials are saying that the first phase of a peace plan to end the eighteen year conflict in Afghanistan could begin as soon as tomorrow. And: a Swedish athlete has broken the world pole vaulting record, just a week after he set it. (Photo: A man wearing a mask is seen at a subway station in Shanghai, China, as the country is hit by an outbreak of...

Duration:00:49:36

World Health Organisation says too early to say coronavirus under control

2/15/2020
The head of the World Health Organisation has told a security conference in Munich that it's still too early to predict whether the coronavirus outbreak will become a global epidemic.Also in the programme: civilians trapped in northern Syria; and a marathon race across the ice of Lake Baikal in Siberia. (Photo: A man wears a protective mask as he rides a bike over the Yangzi river bridge as snow falls on February 15, 2020 in Wuhan, Hubei, China. Credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:49:14

China says coronavirus epidemic is "under control"

2/15/2020
France has recorded the first death outside Asia from the new coronavirus, just as China said it was bringing the outbreak under control. China's foreign minister, Wang Yi, said the number of new cases outside the illness's epicentre had fallen for eleven consecutive days. Also in the programme: The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, has told the Munich security conference that the United States is not retreating from global cooperation; And the ethics of using virtual reality to...

Duration:00:49:17

Coronavirus: are we over-reacting?

2/14/2020
The Chinese authorities say Covid-19 has killed nearly 1,400 people and infected almost 64,000 - 1,700 of them health workers. Since the start of the outbreak, the virus has spread to nearly 30 countries and territories around the world. People are worried, but is the anxiety in countries outside China based on a real risk of contracting the virus - or a perceived risk? Also in the programme: Female students at a college in India say they were forced to strip to check if they were...

Duration:00:50:14

Coronavirus figures highlight toll on medical staff

2/14/2020
China says the rising numbers of people with the coronavirus highlights the risks to medical staff. We hear from Japan where the country has just suffered the first death from the virus. Also in the programme: Huge swarms of locusts that have been devastating crops and grasslands in East Africa, with the UN is warning of the danger of famine in the region if the insects aren't brought under control; and in Britain a man has taken his local police force to court after they recorded a series...

Duration:00:50:49

Coronavirus: How confident can we be about the new figures?

2/13/2020
A sharp increase in the number of cases and the number of deaths from the coronavirus outbreak in China. Also in the programme: as the numbers of those fleeing the chaos and carnage in north-west Syria grow, we hear from the head of a major aid agency. And new data proving that our planet formed more with a gentle clump than a violent thump. (Photo: Man on a motorbike in Shanghai. Credit: AFP)

Duration:00:48:31

Surge in Chinese coronavirus cases

2/13/2020
The number of deaths believed to be caused by the coronavirus has surged in the Chinese province of Hubei. The World Health Organisation has asked the Chinese government for clarification about a new methodology for diagnosing the virus, Covid-19. Also on the programme: 75 years on, how the bombing of the German city of Dresden has benefitted the far-right movement; and we'll hear from the United Kingdom where the finance minister has resigned during a political reshuffle. (Picture: A doctor...

Duration:00:48:32

Pope rules against married priests in the Amazon

2/12/2020
The Catholic church will not allow married men in the Amazon region to become priests, after Pope Francis rejected the recommendations of a synod. We'll hear reaction from the rainforest region. Also: as the head of the WHO says the coronavirus outbreak in China may no longer be accelerating' we hear from a volunteer healthworker in Wuhan; and the case of the four federal prosecutors who quit as their bosses at the department of justice overruled their tough sentencing recommendation for a...

Duration:00:49:24

Turkey threatens to attack Syrian forces

2/12/2020
The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has issued a stark warning to the Syrian regime threatening a rapid military response if any further damage is done to Turkish soldiers. We hear from Idlib and from the UN on the ongoing humanitarian crisis. Also in the programme: a Wuhan volunteer on fighting Covid-19; and the Pope's decision on Amazon celibacy. (Picture: Internally displaced Syrians from western Aleppo countryside, ride on a vehicle with belongings in Hazano near Idlib. Credit:...

Duration:00:49:40

Omar al-Bashir: Sudan agrees ex-president must face ICC

2/11/2020
Sudan's rulers agree to hand over ex-President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court to face genocide and war crimes charges. We speak to a Sudan specialist and someone who fled violence in Darfur. Also in the programme: The World Health Organisation gives the coronavirus a new name, and issues a new warning. And a piano virtuoso is mourning the loss of her "best friend" after movers dropped her grand piano. (Picture: Sudan's ousted President Omar al-Bashir appears in court in...

Duration:00:49:22

Coronavirus 'grave threat' to world

2/11/2020
As the death toll from the novel coronavirus surges past 1,000 in China, UN officials have warned of a "grave threat" for the rest of the world. Also in the programme:Joseph Shabalala dies; and we hear an account from inside the city of Wuhan. (Picture: A child wearing a face mask rides his scooter past a police officer wearing protective gear at Cheung Hong Estate in Hong Kong on February 11, 2020. Credit: AFP/Getty Images),

Duration:00:49:12

Coronavirus: China's Xi visits hospital in rare appearance

2/10/2020
In a rare public appearance, China's President Xi Jinping has visited health staff in Beijing treating patients infected with the coronavirus. We also hear about how transmissible the virus may become outside of China. Also in the programme: The US charges four Chinese military officers over a huge hack on a credit ratings agency, and what should we read in to the military show of strength inside El Salvador's parliament? (Picture: President Xi Jinping visits a hospital in Beijing. Credit:...

Duration:00:49:42

China goes back to work amid Coronavirus fears

2/10/2020
Employees returning from an extended holiday are facing new measures to contain the virus. Meanwhile the Hong Kong Arts Festival is cancelled. Also in the programme:What makes a "super-spreader"? And Sinn Fein makes history in Ireland's elections. (Picture:Coronavirus particles. Credit:Science Photo Library)

Duration:00:50:49

Millions expected to return to work in China despite virus

2/9/2020
Millions of people in China are about to go back to work after the Lunar New Year break, which was extended to try to curb the spread of the coronavirus. We hear from the Chinese Ambassador to the UK, an expert on Asian economics and a US citizen who has chosen to stay in Wuhan which is at the centre of the outbreak. Also in the programme: Voters in Switzerland have backed a new law banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and we hear how one lucky man had a kick around with...

Duration:00:49:34

Coronavirus deaths exceed Sars fatalities

2/9/2020
The coronoavirus outbreak that began in China has now killed more than eight hundred people - surpassing the number killed by SARS nearly twenty years ago. Also in the programme: Counting begins in Irish general election; and what to watch out at the Oscars. (Photo: More than 34,000 people have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus. Credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:47:29