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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
30
JUN
10am

Russia withdraws from Snake Island

The Russian Defence Ministry says it has withdrawn its forces from Snake Island, off Ukraine's southern coast. Moscow has called it a "goodwill gesture" to facilitate grain exports, but Ukraine is celebrating a victory.

Also in the programme, China's President Xi Jinping is visiting Hong Kong, in his first trip out of mainland China since the start of the pandemic. Plus, more than 30 years after his father was forced from power by an uprising, Ferdinand Marcos Junior has been sworn in as president of the Philippines.

(Photo: a satellite image of Snake Island taken earlier in the war. Credit: Planet Labs PBC.)
29
JUN
5pm

2015 Paris attacker sentenced to life

A court in France has sentenced the only attacker to have survived the Islamist terror attacks in Paris in 2015 to a full life term in prison. Also on the programme, could an escalation of tension between Sudan and Ethiopia be a distraction tactic? And, a hundred years after an LA beach was taken from its African American owners, it's being returned to the descendants of that family.

Photo: BENOIT PEYRUCQ/AFP
29
JUN
10am

NATO unveils new strategy

NATO leaders meet for the second day to discuss the biggest overhaul of the alliance since the end of the Cold War. President Biden promises more soldiers and arms for Europe. We hear from Madrid about the talks.

Also on the programme, after a nine-month trial a verdict is expected in the case of the people accused of carrying out the 2015 Islamist attacks in Paris; and we hear from Australia where honey bees have been put in to lockdown after the emergence of a deadly bee-killing parasite.

(Photo: NATO leaders at summit in Madrid; Credit: Stefan Rousseau/Pool via REUTERS)
28
JUN
5pm

Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years

Ghislaine Maxwell has been sentenced to twenty years in prison for helping the financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein abuse teenage girls. Also on the programme, An aide to President Trump's chief of staff has said that Mr Trump knew some of his supporters were armed when he urged them to go to the Capitol building to try to overturn the election result. And, Turkey has dropped its opposition to Sweden and Finland joining the NATO military bloc.

(Photo: Reuters)
28
JUN
10am

Dozens of human smuggling victims found dead in truck in Texas

Forty-six people found dead, along with sixteen survivors, in a huge tractor-trailor that had been abandoned by its driver in the city of San Antonio, near the southern border of the United States. The survivors were rescued after cries were heard coming from inside the vehicle. We hear the latest from San Antonio.

Also in the programme: a group of former Australian military personnel warn of the knock-on effects of global conflict and climate change on the country's food security. And as NATO meets to address growing concerns about the threat to its members from Russia, how will Russia react to a stronger NATO military presence near its borders?

(Photo: Police and officials man a roadblock near the location where more at least 46 migrants were found dead in San Antonio, Texas. Credit: ADAM DAVIS/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

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