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10
DEC
10am

Myanmar Rohingya: Suu Kyi to defend genocide charge at UN court

It marks a remarkable fall from grace for the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi. In the Czech Republic, a gunman has killed six people in a hospital waiting room. And a paramedic rescuer describes a 'Chernobyl'- like scene on New Zealand's White Island after Monday's volcanic eruption.
09
DEC
10am

'No sign of life' after New Zealand volcano erruption

Conditions are too dangerous for a rescue mission to take place at the popular tourist destination. Russia has been handed a four-year ban from all major sporting events by the World Anti-Doping Agency. The Finnish minister Sanna Marin who's 34 is to become world's youngest PM.
07
DEC
7pm

US and Iranian men in prisoner swap

Iran freed US student Xiyue Wang; America released Iranian scientist Massoud Soleimani. Also: Oceans running out of oxygen, and the ID photo that sparked an antisemitism debate in Sweden.
06
DEC
7pm

Saudi student kills 3 in US

Donald Trump says the Saudi king has expressed condolences. Also: how to translate foreign languages in one-and-a-half seconds, and the child who invited school mates to his adoption.
06
DEC
11am

Auschwitz visit: Angela Merkel warns of resurgence of intolerance

German Chancellor makes her first trip while in office to Auschwitz death-camp in Poland. She says Germany has an unending responsibility to remember the Nazis' war crimes.

Also, Indian police have shot dead four men suspected of raping and killing a young woman, and how a British woman was revived after a six-hour cardiac arrest.
05
DEC
7pm

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Trump impeachment will go ahead

Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House of Representatives will file impeachment charges against US President Donald Trump for alleged abuse of power. Also: The World Health Organisation says the cases of measles are rising at dangerous levels, and six rowers are planning to make a trip from Cape Horn in South America to Antarctica.
01
DEC
7pm

Malta prime minister Joseph Muscat to resign in new year

Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has announced on national television that he will step down in the new year, amid a crisis over a murdered journalist. The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres declares efforts to tackle climate change “utterly inadequate”. And at least seventy people have been killed in Syria in two days of fighting between government forces and militias in the last major rebel-held region of Idlib.
30
NOV
7pm

Maltese businessman charged over journalist murder

Yorgen Fenech is charged in connection with the 2017 murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia. The investigation has rocked the island's government and Prime Minister Joseph Muscat is under pressure to resign. Also: Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro blames the Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio for the recent Amazon fires, and why the city of Bethlehem will have more reason to celebrate Christmas this year.
28
NOV
12pm

Iraq: More deaths in latest wave of protests

More than 20 anti-government protestors killed in clashes with security forces. For several weeks, demonstrators have been demanding more jobs, an end to corruption, and better public services.

Also, China rebukes US for its support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, and why Scotland's Gaelic-speakers are using modern technology to preserve an ancient language.
27
NOV
7pm

PM Muscat over murder scandal

The demonstrators in Valletta have criticised the Maltese prime minister Joseph Muscat over his handling of the murder of the journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Also: Zimbabwe doctors say hospitals are "death traps", and Russian cows get Virtual Reality headsets "to reduce anxiety".
27
NOV
11am

Amists sentenced to death for 2016 attack at Dhaka cafe

Seven Islamists sentenced for attack in which 22 people, mostly foreigners, were killed. Eight people were on trial, accused of planning assault on the Holey Artisan cafe and supplying the weapons used.

Also, senior doctors in Zimbabwe go on strike in support of their junior colleagues, and why robot police-dogs are being tested in the US.
26
NOV
10am

UN says drastic action needed over carbon emissions

Warnings that current targets fall far short of what's required to avert disastrous climate change. UN says if strategies don't change then global temperatures could rise to more than double the limit agreed under the Paris climate deal. Also: Albania is struck by a powerful earthquake, and why bad dreams could be good for you.

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