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06
JUL
10am

Is this the end for Boris Johnson as UK prime minister?

The British PM is facing further ministerial resignations, after the loss of his finance and health ministers on Tuesday evening, and growing calls to step down himself. As his support within the Conservative Party melts away, can he remain in office? We review today's political events, and hear from one of his critics, Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen.

Also in the programme: controversy over the release of contaminated water from the defunct Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. And shocking testimony from a survivor of the Russian massacre of civilians in Bucha, Ukraine.

(Photo: The British prime minister. Boris Johnson, Credit: Getty Images)
05
JUL
5pm

Two ministers resign from Boris Johnson's cabinet

The British prime minister's job is hanging by a thread, after finance minister Rishi Sunak and health secretary Sajid Javid quit amid allegations the prime minister has repeatedly misled his colleagues in recent months over a number of issues.

Also in the programme, the Russian advances continue in Ukraine. We have a report from front line in the east.

(Photo: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the weekly Cabinet meeting at Downing Street on July 5, 2022. Credit: Getty Images.)
05
JUL
10am

On the Ukrainian frontline in the Donbas

As Russian forces continue their advance in eastern Ukraine, we look at the mood among Ukrainian troops and speak to a local volunteer who has helped to evacuate thousands of civilians.

Also in the programme: as France repatriates women and children who were involved with Islamic State group, what are the prospects for their rehabilitation? And Finland launches the world's first fully-working sand battery, which can store green power for months at a time.

(Photo: damage after Russian shelling in the city of Lysychansk, in the Luhansk region of Ukraine. Credit: Reuters)
04
JUL
5pm

Putin presses on after capture of Lysychansk

As Russia captures the Luhansk region and moves a step closer to controlling all of the Donbas, we look at the Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk, a likely future target of President Putin.

Also in the programme, we have the latest on the Independence Day parade shooting in Chicago. Plus, reaction from the brother of Shireen Abu Akleh, as the US State Department publishes its findings into the death of the Palestinian American journalist.

(Photo: plumes of smoke rising during heavy fighting between Ukrainian forces with Russian troops in Lysychansk, Ukraine. Credit: Getty Images.)
04
JUL
10am

After capturing Luhansk, where next for Russia?

As Russia claims control of the entire Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine, we speak to the deputy mayor of Sloviansk - the next city in Russia's sights.

How are Ukraine's forces coping with this undulating conflict?

Also in the programme: Will the Taliban allow Afghan girls the chance of an education? And we'll hear from the Australian city of Sydney, where thousands of people are told to leave their homes as heavy flooding hits.

(Photo shows a man flying the Russian flag on his balcony in Lysychansk, Luhansk region, Ukraine, 04 July 2022. Credit: Russian Defence Ministry press service)
03
JUL
5pm

Russia claims it controls Ukraine's eastern Luhansk region

Russia claims it controls Ukraine's eastern Luhansk region, a senior Ukrainian politician gives his reaction; thousands of Australians made homeless by heavy torrential rain and a giant of British modern theatre Peter Brook has died, his friend the actor Kathryn Hunter remembers him.(Photo shows a destroyed apartment bloc in the city of Sievierodonetsk in the Luhansk Region. Credit: Alexander Ermochenko via REUTERS)
03
JUL
9am

Russia claims control over Luhansk

Russia says it now controls the whole of the Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine. We assess that claim and look at the big picture of the war's progress and hear from America's top general.

Also on the programme, we hear from Australia's biggest city, Sydney, were thousands of people have been told to leave their homes because of the risk of flooding; and the legendary British theatre director, Peter Brook, has died in Paris at the age of ninety-seven. We speak to actor Kathryn Hunter, a long time collaborator.

(Photo: Devastation in Lysychansk, Luhansk region; Credit: REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak)
02
JUL
5pm

Afghanistan: major meeting of clerics concludes

A 3-day meeting of Islamic clerics and tribal leaders in Kabul has ended with a call to the world to recognise the Taliban's leadership of Afghanistan and to lift sanctions.

Also on the programme: protesters storm Libya's parliament in the eastern city of Tobruk; and unrest in Karakalpakstan.
(Image: Taliban spokesmen talk with journalists as they brief them about Loya Jirga (Grand Assembly), in Kabul, Afghanistan, 30 June 2022. Credit - STRINGER/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock.)
02
JUL
9am

Ukraine: explosions in the southern city of Mykolaiv

Authorities have urged residents to stay in air raid shelters. Also reports from Russian state media say that two Britons will stand trial for "mercenary activities," and the ship which Ukraine says is full of stolen grain.

Also on the programme; the UN special advisor on Libya condemns the violence after the Libyan parliament in the city of Tobruk is set ablaze by protesters. And Greece's minister of Climate Change tells us about their efforts to combat wildfires before they even take place.

(Picture: A man examines pictures over the debris in Mykolaiv Credit: EPA / Ivanchenko)
01
JUL
5pm

Russian missile strikes kill 21 in Ukraine’s Odesa region

Russian missile strikes kill at least 21 civilians at a resort near the port of Odesa. We speak to the mayor of the Ukrainian city: Hennadiy Trukhanov.

Also in the programme: the Supreme leader of the Taliban in Afghanistan makes a rare public appearance. And 50 years on, a gay rights veteran remembers the first pride march in London.

(Credit: A local man looks at the scene of a damaged residential building after shelling in the small city of Serhiivka near Odesa, southern Ukraine. Credit: BBC News).
01
JUL
10am

Xi Jinping defends China's rule of Hong Kong

China marks 25 years since the end of British rule in Hong Kong. What has changed in that time? We'll hear from a pro-Beijing official and from an activist in exile.

Also on the programme: in Sri Lanka, people are waiting in petrol station queues for days; and how a Bulgarian crypto-queen found herself on the FBI's most wanted list.

(Photo: Mr Xi (right) was greeted by Hong Kong's new chief executive John Lee. Credit: Reuters)
30
JUN
5pm

US Supreme Court curbs power to fight climate change

A US Supreme court ruling has weakened Washington's ability to cut carbon emissions and meet the US’s commitments on climate change. We ask how great the impact will be.

Also in the programme: Juliana Lumumba talks to us on the day a tooth belonging to her father - the assassinated Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba - was buried in Kinshasa; and how Japan is sweltering in its hottest weather in 150 years.

Photo: The Dixie Fire ranked as the second-largest California wildfire on record, July 28th 2021. Credit: REUTERS/Gene Blevins

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