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

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Philippines to reimpose stricter coronavirus lockdown as cases spike

8/3/2020
The president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has promised to hire ten thousand more medical workers to cope with a spike in coronavirus cases. It follows warnings that the health system is at risk of collapse. Also in the programme: We'll get the latest on Covid-19 from Iran and hear about the story of two young men who were part of the mass migration in India to get home quickly for lock down. And the Nobel Peace Prize winner and prominent Northern Ireland politician John Hume has...

Duration:00:48:48

Covid deaths in Latin America pass 200,000

8/2/2020
Brazil and Mexico have reported more fatalities than any country apart from the United States. Also in the programme: India's interior minister is hospitalized with the coronavirus; NASA astronauts aboard a SpaceX vessel return from orbit; and Melbourne imposes a curfew as residents re-enter a lockdown. (Photo: A worker sprays to disinfect the Amazonas Theatre ahead of its reopening in Manaus, Brazil, on Sunday. Credit: Bruno Kelly/Reuters)

Duration:00:48:32

Melbourne placed under night- time curfew

8/2/2020
A state of disaster has been declared in Victoria in Australia after a spike in coronavirus infections; the city of Melbourne has been placed under night- time curfew. Also in the programme: How Colombia's health care is at breakpoint because of Covid-19 and the first commercial manned mission to the International Space Station is on its way back to Earth. (Photo: Melbourne's normally bustling city centre is now deserted. Credit: EPA)

Duration:00:47:51

Trump threatens to ban TikTok

8/1/2020
President Trump has announced he is banning the Chinese-owned video-sharing app in the US. TikTok's owner said in response that it would give up control of the company.

Duration:00:46:45

Hong Kong 'seeking arrest' of fleeing activists

8/1/2020
Police in Hong Kong are seeking the arrest of six pro-democracy activists living in exile in Western countries. We talk to one of them. Also in the programme: the younger son of the media mogul Rupert Murdoch has resigned from the board of News Corporation saying he disagrees with some of its editorial content. And the environmental cost of the disposable protective equipment. (Photo: Simon Cheng and Nathan Law are among those reportedly wanted under a new security law. Credit: EPA/Reuters)

Duration:00:49:35

Eurozone suffers deepest contraction on record

7/31/2020
New data shows the deep damage the coronavirus pandemic has done to the Eeurozone. Its economy shrank by a record 12.1% in the second quarter, with all member states registering falls. Spain was the worst affected. Its gross domestic product contracted by almost 20%. Also in the programme: Sir Alan Parker, the acclaimed British director of such films as Fame, Evita and Bugsy Malone, has died aged 76; and award-winning Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga, a nominee for this year's Booker...

Duration:00:46:28

Hong Kong elections postponed

7/31/2020
The Hong Kong government says September's legislative elections have been postponed due to concern over a spike in coronavirus cases. The vote would have been the first to be held since the Beijing government imposed a controversial new security law on the territory. Also in the programme: The impact of Covid-19 on the Eurozone; and how a Ugandan music video is raising money for rural communities. (Picture: Hong Kong Chief Executive, Carrie Lam announced the postponement of elections....

Duration:00:48:47

Coronavirus: US economy sees sharpest contraction in decades

7/30/2020
The US economy shrank at an annualised rate of 32.9% between April and June as the country grappled with lockdowns and spending cutbacks during the pandemic. Also in the programme: Albuquerque’s Democratic Mayor,Tim Keller, tells us why he wants to stop the deployment of federal forces in his city; and the rise of new Covid-19 cases in Europe makes some countries re-establish new restrictions. (Photo: Food banks have seen a surge in demand. Credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:48:43

Hong Kong bars 12 opposition candidates from election

7/30/2020
The authorities in Hong Kong have barred 12 prominent opposition candidates from standing in Legislative Council elections due to be held in September. Also in the programme: NASA has launched its latest mission to Mars from Cape Canaveral; and why lead poisoning is a threat to one-third of the world's children. Picture: Legislative election candidates disqualified in Hong Kong 30/07/2020. Credit: EPA/JEROME FAVRE.

Duration:00:49:31

Tech bosses grilled by US lawmakers

7/29/2020
The heads of some of the world's biggest tech companies have appeared before Washington lawmakers to defend their firms against claims they abuse their power to quash competitors. Also on the programme: Seven babies are stillborn in a single night at a Zimbabwe hospital amid a strike by nurses; and the top US infectious diseases expert, Anthony Fauci, tells us now is not the time for political infighting. (Photo: The logos of Amazon Apple Facebook and Google. Credit: REUTERS/File Photos)

Duration:00:48:40

Anthony Fauci calls for depoliticisation of coronavirus fight

7/29/2020
The top US infectious diseases expert says the height of a pandemic is not the time to be distracted by political infighting. Dr. Anthony Fauci told Newshour that the disease is ‘our common enemy’. Also in the programme: Hong Kong's leader introduces new coronavirus restrictions, warning the territory is on the verge of a large-scale outbreak; and how coronavirus sweeps through the Amazon river community. (Photo: Anthony Fauci speaks to a Senate committee in Washington, DC, in June. Credit:...

Duration:00:48:29

US Attorney General Defends Actions

7/28/2020
President Trump's Attorney-General has defended his deployment of federal officers to US cities in a congressional hearing.We hear from the Mayor of Kansas city. Also on the programme, world leaders hail a step towards a new source of energy with the creation of a nuclear fusion reactor in France. And love in the time of Coronavirus - How hard has it been for couples to stay apart? We hear from couple split between France and the United States. (Photo : General William Barr, US Attorney...

Duration:00:50:46

Malaysian ex-PM handed jail term

7/28/2020
Former Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak has been handed a 12-year jail term after being found guilty in the first of several multi-million dollar corruption trials. Also in the programme: Construction of the world's largest nuclear fusion reactor has started and what do we know about how our immune systems respond to the coronavirus? (Picture: Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak. Credit: MOHD RASFAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Duration:00:48:32

27/07/2020 20:06 GMT

7/27/2020
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.

Duration:00:48:45

China-US tension continues

7/27/2020
The US consulate in Chengdu closes in response to the US closing the Chinese consulate in Houston last week. Professor Zhang Weiwei from Fudan University told Newshour that China always seeks de-escalation in the bilateral relations. Also in the programme: How the coronavirus pandemic has seen the re-emergence of deep seated social inequalities in Colombia? And 30th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act. (Photo: US consulate in Chengdu closed. Credit: EPA/ Alex Plavevski)

Duration:00:48:37

The coronavirus impact on rural India

7/26/2020
India is fast approaching a million and a half coronavirus infections, with only the United States and Brazil with more cases. We hear from an ICU doctor in Bangalore on how the shame and uncertainty associated with the disease are making it even harder to treat patients. Also in the programme: Hollywood actress Olivia de Havilland, who starred in Gone With the Wind, has died in Paris at the age of 104; and we hear from the Mayor of Rio Grande City in Texas on the dual threat of hurricane...

Duration:00:49:46

Coronavirus: Major blow to Spain as UK order quarantine

7/26/2020
New coronavirus quarantine rules have come into force in the UK, requiring travellers arriving from Spain to self-isolate for 14 days. The new coronavirus travel rule was announced on Saturday following a rise in the number of new cases in Spain this week. Also in the programme: Calls for big corporations to take action to protect China's Uighur population; and the older gay experience - the UK's virtual silver pride festival. (Credit: A tourist sunbathes at Es Carregador Beach in Calvia on...

Duration:00:48:48

Poland withdraws from convention protecting women's rights

7/25/2020
Poland's ruling Law and Justice Party, which promotes a conservative political agenda, says it intends to begin withdrawing from a European treaty on violence against women. The treaty is the Council of Europe's Istanbul Convention and was ratified by a previous centrist government in Poland in 2015. Also in the programme: Donovan Price, a street pastor in Chicago on working with the families of victims of violent crime, and protests continue for the third Saturday in a row in the city of...

Duration:00:48:47

Spain seeing a surge in coronavirus infections

7/25/2020
All nightclubs across Catalonia in north eastern Spain have been ordered to close, with a spike in coronavirus cases prompting fears of a second wave of infections in the country. Also in the programme: A new warning here in the UK about the heightened risk of death from the virus from being obese or overweight; a crackdown on the opposition in Belarus ahead of Presidential elections; and the resignation of journalists en masse from a news website that is a rare independent voice in Hungary....

Duration:00:48:45

Tensions between the US and China increase as Beijing orders consulate closure

7/24/2020
In what’s being seen as a tit-for-tat move, Beijing has revoked its consent for the US consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu to operate. This comes days after a Chinese mission in Houston was shut down. Also: a doctor in Texas describes the situation in his hospital as ‘terrible’, and what is the legacy of the British Empire in Kenya? ( Photo:Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin speaks about the order to close the US consulate in Chengdu Credit: Greg Baker/ AFP via Getty...

Duration:00:49:14