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

    Impeachment: Trump's lawyers open defence case

    Impeachment: Trump's lawyers open defence case

    Donald Trump's legal team has opened the President's defence case in his impeachment trial in the US Senate. He is charged with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The White House lawyer, Pat Cipollone, said the Democrats had failed to make their case and Mr Trump would be proved innocent.

    Also in the programme: Rescuers continue to search for survivors in the Turkish province of Elazig, where an earthquake has killed at least 29 people; and the Chinese authorities ratchet up their response to a deadly outbreak of coronavirus.

    Photo: US President, Donald Trump. Credit: AFP.

    • 49 min
    China coronavirus dampens New Year celebrations

    China coronavirus dampens New Year celebrations

    China is marking the Lunar New Year, one of the most important dates in its calendar amid growing concerns over the coronavirus outbreak. We hear from a Bangladeshi student quarantined in a university hostel in Wuhan.

    Also on the programme: We take a look at facial recognition technology that is coming to London; and to mark Holocaust Memorial Day we hear from Michael Bornstein, an Auschwitz survivor.

    (Photo: Concern In China As Mystery Virus Spreads, Credit: Getty Wires)

    • 47 min
    Chinese New Year subdued as virus outbreak spreads

    Chinese New Year subdued as virus outbreak spreads

    The Chinese New Year has arrived but the celebrations this year are likely to be tinged with some anxiety about the spread of the new respiratory virus from the city of Wuhan which the authorities are trying to contain.

    Also on the programme: From no one harmed to traumatic brain injuries: the changing condition of the US soldiers caught up in an Iranian missile strike; and a BBC investigation reveals that the American head of a violent US-neo Nazi group is leading the organization from Russia.

    (Picture: A mother and her daughter wear protective masks while waiting to board a train as they travel for the Lunar New Year holidays, at the Beijing West Railway Station on 24 January 2020. Credit: Nicolas Afouri/AFP)

    • 48 min
    China adds travel controls as virus spreads

    China adds travel controls as virus spreads

    China is extending travel controls - ahead of the Chinese New Year - as the number of people infected with a new respiratory virus continues to grow.
    Financial Times reporter Tom Hancock reports from Wuhan - where the virus was first diagnosed - on how medical officials are tackling the crisis.

    Also in the programme: Newshour's James Coomarasamy is in Pennsylvania asking people what they make of the impeachment trial; and how locusts are posing a real threat to lives in East Africa.

    (Photo: A police officer checks the temperature of a driver in Wuhan, in China"s central Hubei province. Credit: STR/AFP via Getty Images)

    • 48 min
    Coronavirus: WHO decides not to declare global health emergency

    Coronavirus: WHO decides not to declare global health emergency

    Despite travel restrictions imposed on Wuhan being extended to at least four further Chinese cities because of the Coronavirus, the World Heath Organisation has decided not to declare a Global Health Emergency for now. We hear from Wuhan, and a Wuhan native unable to return.

    Also in the programme: World leaders assemble at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem's Holocaust museum, ahead of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp; and the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, two thousand years ago in Italy, was so hot that at least one victim's brain was turned to glass....it was vitrified, a new report states.

    (Photo: Residents wear masks to buy vegetables in the market on 23 January in Wuhan, China. Flights, trains and public transport including buses, subway and ferry services have been temporarily closed and officials have asked residents told to stay in town in order to help stop the outbreak of a strain of coronavirus that has killed 17 people and infected over 500 in places as far away as the United States. Credit: Wang He/Getty Images)

    • 49 min
    Myanmar ordered to protect Rohingyas

    Myanmar ordered to protect Rohingyas

    The UN's International Court of Justice (ICJ) has told Myanmar to take "all measures within its power" to prevent alleged genocide against the Rohingya Muslim people.

    Also in the programme: Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial; and two more Chinese cities affected by deadly virus.

    (Picture: the ICJ ruling in the Gambia vs Myanmar genocide case. credit: EPA)

    • 49 min

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