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14 Episodes

Can the dream of "Digital India" become a reality?

President Modi has said that India is no longer seen as a nation of "snake charmers and black magic", thanks to the IT skills of its youth. But will this affect the election?Also on the programme: one of Denmark's most historic buildings, the old stock exchange, is engulfed by fire;…
16 Apr 10AM 50 min

Donald Trump’s hush-money trial begins in New York

Former US president Donald Trump begins what could be a six-week criminal trial in the US state of New York. The 77-year-old allegedly falsified business records to conceal hush-money payments to former adult film star Stormy Daniels. A pollster tells us what the trial’s political consequences might be for Mr…
15 Apr 4PM 51 min

Iran says it has shown "restraint" following strikes on Israel

An Iranian spokesman said the strikes, involving more than three hundred missiles and drones, were a limited act of self-defence. Israel's allies have been urging restraint. We hear from the Israeli government. We also hear from a view from Qatar, a country in the region which has retained diplomatic ties…
15 Apr 10AM 49 min

G7 leaders call for restraint after Iran's attack on Israel

A hastily arranged meeting of G7 leaders called by President Biden has urged restraint from all sides after Iran's missile and drone attack on Israel. Benjamin Netanyahu has been chairing a meeting of Israel's war cabinet. Iran says there will be a bigger response in the event of Israeli retaliation…
14 Apr 4PM 47 min

Haiti announces transition council as gang violence rages

The long-awaited political council has been put in charge in Haiti where armed gangs remain in control of the capital. We speak to a member of the new group nominally in charge. Also on the programme: The Israeli military says Iran has launched a wave of drones towards Israel; and…
13 Apr 4PM 49 min

Stabbing attack in a Sydney leaves 6 dead

A man has fatally stabbed six people at a Sydney shopping centre on Saturday. The police said the attacker "acted alone" that there is "no continuing threat" to the public. Also in the programme: as India’s general election starts next week with PM Narendra Modi expected to win a third…
13 Apr 8AM 48 min

Zelensky: We need US weapons aid or Russia wins war

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky has pleaded for more weaponry, such as air defences and artillery, from his western allies to fend off Russian attacks. He has warned that if the US Congress continues to hold up a 62 billion dollar military aid package then Ukraine will lose its war against…
12 Apr 4PM 48 min

Famine in Sudan "almost inevitable" warns aid agency

An aid agency working in Sudan has warned levels of hunger and malnutrition in Sudan after a year of civil war are much worse than previously thought. Médecins sans Frontières and other organisations say the breakdown of governance and infrastructure mean a famine is now almost inevitable. The United Nations…
12 Apr 10AM 50 min

OJ Simpson, who was cleared of murder, dies aged 76

Mr Simpson passed away at the age of 76. A sporting hero, film star and murder suspect, his fall from grace gripped and divided America. We speak to journalist Rolanda Watts, who covered his infamous trial. Also on the programme: The US's top official for Haiti on charting a way…
11 Apr 4PM 47 min

Myanmar military loses Thai border town

Ethnic Karen fighters in Myanmar say they've taken the town of Myawaddy, the latest rebel advance against the ruling military. Defeated troops are said to have fled across the border to Thailand.Also in the programme: a billionaire property developer in Vietnam has been sentenced to death for corruption; and the…
11 Apr 10AM 47 min

'Worst floods in decades' hit Kazakhstan and Russia

Unseasonably warm temperatures in southern Russia and Kazakhstan have triggered fast-melting snow, causing unprecedented high rivers and flooding close to major cities. We speak to residents in Kazakhstan's badly affected areas. Also in the programme: Arizona Supreme Court reinstates near-total abortion ban from 1864; and we hear about the contentious…
10 Apr 4PM 47 min

Palestinians mark Eid amid destruction

Palestinians in Gaza are marking Eid-al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan, amid destruction. We speak to a freelance Palestinian journalist how she is marking the holiday. Also on the programme: World Athletics has announced it will become the first international federation to award prize money at the Paris Olympic Games; and…
10 Apr 10AM 47 min

Total solar eclipse across the Americas

Excitement spreads from the Pacific Islands across Mexico and the United States as the sun disappears behind the moon: we hear from some of those who have been watching. Meanwhile, residents of Khan Yunis in Gaza return to find utter devastation after the Israeli withdrawal. And what's happening with the…
8 Apr 4PM 49 min