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Israel marks Jewish New Year with Second lockdown

9/18/2020
As the number of confirmed Covid cases around the world passes the thirty million mark, we will hear how some governments are once again tightening restrictions -- a second lockdown in Israel, and new measures under consideration in Spain, as hospital admissions start to rise. Also, today the Belarus opposition figure Svetlana Tikhanovskaya appears before the United Nations to call for a re-run of last month's disputed election. And, TikTok and WeChat will be banned in the US from Sunday,...

Duration:00:49:38

WHO warns about 'serious' rise in coronavirus cases in Europe

9/17/2020
The Europe director of the WHO has said the rise in coronavirus cases in Europe is "a very serious situation". Dr Hans Kluge said it should be a "wake-up call" for governments. Also, a senior Greek official says the new migrant camp on the island of Lesbos, which replaces one that burnt down, is a big improvement. And, the wildfires in Siberia that are releasing record amounts of greenhouse gases. (Picture: A man wearing a face mask in Marseille; Credit: Nicolas Tucat/AFP via Getty Images)

Duration:00:48:19

Greece moves migrants to a new camp after fire

9/17/2020
Migrants and refugees from the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos are being relocated by police to a new tent city nearby. The original camp was destroyed in a fire last week. Officials said several thousand people had voluntarily moved into Kara Tepe facily after being tested for coronavirus. But some are reluctant to go, hoping to gain asylum elsewhere in Europe. Also, Could Italy's new Covid-free flights and its airport testing be the way to avoid the mass quarantine of Britain and...

Duration:00:48:28

Venezuela: UN investigators accuse authorities of torture and killings

9/16/2020
United Nations investigators have accused the Venezuelan government of committing systematic violations - amounting to crimes against humanity - in order to suppress political opposition. A report published today details extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearance and torture. Also on the programme; we learn more about Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s new prime minister; and we get reaction to Colombia's former Farc rebels apologising for war crimes. (Picture: Venezuelan flag; Credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:49:30

Belarus opposition leader regrets Putin's decision to meet with Lukashenko

9/16/2020
In exile in Lithuania, the opposition presidential candidate - Svetlana Tikhanovskaya – tells us why she regrets President Putin's decision to meet with Alexander Lukashenko, and why it would be wiser for the Russian leader to listen to the Belarusian people. Also in the programme: Former Colombian Senator Ingrid Betancourt, kidnapped for six years by FARC rebels, reacts to the group’s apology for those it detained, and on whether she is ready to forgive; and the former head of world...

Duration:00:49:25

Trump hails 'dawn of new Middle East' with UAE-Bahrain-Israel deals

9/15/2020
Representatives of the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Israel have signed an historic diplomatic agreement at the White House. We'll hear from the major players: Israelis, Gulf Arabs, Americans are proclaiming major progress; the Palestinians are left shaking their heads. Also, how the Israeli prime minister's claims of victory at the white house may not drown out his critics at home. Other stories: The poisoned Russian activist Alexei Navalny promises he will return home when he recovers;...

Duration:00:48:34

Will climate change be a US election issue?

9/15/2020
As fires continue to rage across the west coast of the United States, the blazes have become a political issue with Joe Biden citing them as an example of the Trump administration failure to grapple with climate change, while President Trump has blamed poor forest management in states run by Democrats. Christine Todd Whitman, who headed the US Environmental Protection Agency in the administration of President George W. Bush, tells us why she as a Republican is voting for Joe Biden, not least...

Duration:00:48:33

Belarus protests: Putin pledges $1.5bn loan at Lukashenko meeting

9/14/2020
President Putin has offered his public backing to his Belarusian counterpart, the embattled Alexander Lukashenko. The UN's human rights chief has called for an urgent investigation into the violent suppression of protests in Belarus. We hear from a female protester - held over the weekend in prison - threatened with rape. Also, Donald Trump tours the western US states, ravaged by wildfires, his rival Joe Biden calls him a climate arsonist. We'll hear from those caught in the destruction. And...

Duration:00:50:59

Belarus protests: Lukashenko meets Putin as unrest continues

9/14/2020
Belarus's embattled leader, Alexander Lukashenko, has arrived in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Also on the programme: a report from Yemen on the fight against coronavirus in a very poor country with few doctors; and the lockdown has seen the return of frolicking pink dolphins in the waters around Hong Kong. Picture: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. Credit: Reuters.

Duration:00:50:24

Belarus protests keeps up pressure on Lukashenko

9/13/2020
Tens of thousands have marched through the Belarus capital Minsk for a fifth Sunday running, demanding the resignation of President Alexander Lukashenko. We hear from one of the protestors. Also on the programme: A controversial second nationwide lockdown in Israel ahead of the Jewish New Year; and the mask that's music to the ears of a world-famous conductor - who's customised a Covid accessory to improve concert hall acoustics. (Photo: Belarusian policemen detain a participant during a...

Duration:00:49:16

Belarus protests continue without opposition leaders

9/13/2020
The fifth week of Sunday demonstrations are being held in Minsk despite seven of the eight opposition leaders having been detained or forced into exile. Meanwhile Russia appears to be stepping up its support of the Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenka. Also in the programme: Opposition coalition in Mali rejects a transition charter drawn up by the military leadership; and Melbourne eases its strict lockdown. (Photo: Belarus policemen prepare to detain participants during a rally to protest...

Duration:00:51:35

Afghan government urges ceasefire with Taliban

9/12/2020
The Afghan government has called for a ceasefire at the start of the first direct talks with the Taliban in Qatar; the militant group is asking for patience. The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, said both sides had a historic opportunity to overcome their divisions. Also in the programme: Deadly wildfires continue to sweep through US West Coast states; and how Covid-19 is affecting remote indigenous tribes in Brazil. (Photo: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the opening session of the...

Duration:00:50:43

Afghan peace talks with Taliban begin

9/12/2020
The American Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, has said the Afghan peace talks taking place in Qatar could liberate the country from the shackles of dependence. Our Chief International Correspondent, Lyse Doucet, is in Doha with guests from the Afghan government negotiating team and the Taliban. And Rob Malley of the International Crisis Group and former Special Adviser to president Obama reflects on nearly the 20 years of conflict that has brought the Taliban and Afghan government to the...

Duration:00:01:12

A tenth of the population of Oregon told to flee US fires

9/11/2020
Hot, dry winds are fanning dozens of wildfires which are continuing to spread across 12 western US states, leaving entire towns destroyed. We hear from a climate change scientist. Also in the programme: Bahrain becomes the latest Arab state to normalise relations with Israel; and an interview with Leonard Mlodinow who co-wrote a best-selling book with the great scientist, Stephen Hawking. (Photo: People walk by the Pacific Ocean coast as smoke from wildfires covers an area near Yachats,...

Duration:00:49:38

Moria migrants: European countries agree to take minors after fire

9/11/2020
Greek security forces arrived en masse on the island of Lesbos on Friday to help build a new shelter for thousands of migrants left homeless by fires that destroyed their camp this week. We hear from a 16 year old Afghan refugee who has spent the last year living in the camp. Also in the programme: Afghan government negotiators have left Kabul for Doha where they'll start the first formal intra-Afghan peace talks with the Taliban on Saturday; and Rio Tinto chief Jean-Sébastien Jacques to...

Duration:00:49:49

Germany offers to take refugees from destroyed Moria migrant camp

9/10/2020
A German State Premier has offered to take a thousand migrants left without shelter after a fire devastated their camp in Greece, but an EU wide solution remains elusive. Also in the programme: Reports from Germany say the poisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is able to speak again; and Britain rejects demands by the European Commission to withdraw legislation that overrides a key Brexit agreement. (Picture:The debris of a tent after a fire in the Moria refugees camp on the island of...

Duration:00:48:47

Moria Migrants: 13,000 without shelter following fire

9/10/2020
Efforts are underway on the Greek island of Lesbos to provide shelter for thousands of migrants stranded after a second fire in two days destroyed what was left of their camp. The Moria camp was home to some13,000 people, many of whom have slept rough on roads and in car parks. Also on the programme: Belarus opposition activist Maria Kolesnikova says she feared for her life during an attempt to deport her; and a look at how women in Afghanistan are being attacked ahead of peace talks between...

Duration:00:50:29

New fire breaks out at Moria migrant camp

9/9/2020
A new fire has erupted on the Greek island of Lesbos, destroying what was left in the Moria migrant camp which was devastated in an earlier blaze on Wednesday. There are now 13,000 people without shelter. Also: President Trump is accused of deliberately misleading the public over the severity of the pandemic, and European diplomats have been showing solidarity with the last leader of the Belarusian opposition who has not been detained. (Photo: An aerial view of destroyed shelters following a...

Duration:00:51:52

Fire destroys Greece's largest migrant camp

9/9/2020
It is unclear how the fires began, with some blaming the migrants and others blaming Greek locals. Thousands are now without shelter, including some with confirmed coronavirus infections. Also in the programme: Local elections in Ethiopia proceed in defiance of federal authorities, threatening to break the country apart; and Oxford University's coronavirus vaccine trial is paused after a participant is hospitalised. (Photo: A fire burns at the Moria migrant camp on the island of Lesbos,...

Duration:00:49:25

Maria Kolesnikova ‘ripped up passport’ to avoid expulsion

9/8/2020
Two of Maria’s Kolesnikova’s colleagues, who say they were kidnapped with her, have said that when they arrived at the checkpoint between Belarus and Ukraine, she ripped up her passport and threw away the pieces to stop her deportation. Also: South Africa’s economy shrank by an annualised 51% in the second quarter; and new details have emerged about the online harassment of Mr Khashoggi in the run-up to his killing. (Photo: Maria Kolesnikova in Minsk, Belarus on the 17 August 2020 Credit:...

Duration:00:48:47