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

    Rescuers race to find survivors of the Turkey and Syria earthquakes

    Rescuers race to find survivors of the Turkey and Syria earthquakes

    Rescuers continue the search for survivors amid fears that tens of thousands could still be trapped beneath rubble. The WHO warns that the chances of finding people are diminishing by the minute due to sub-zero temperatures. Also on the programme, the farmers hit by South Africa’s ongoing power crisis; and the exhibition of Vermeer’s paintings that's being described as “once-in-a-lifetime.”

    • 49 min
    Trapped quake victims send voice notes from the rubble

    Trapped quake victims send voice notes from the rubble

    We're in Turkey and Syria, after a huge earthquake kills more than 5,000 people. In southern Turkey, people are struggling to rescue their loved ones. In northern Syria, we hear about a region already suffering from years of war.

    (Photo: A collapsed building in Kirikhan, Hatay, Turkey, February 7, 2023. Credit: Reuters)

    • 49 min
    Thousands dead in Turkey and Syria after earthquakes

    Thousands dead in Turkey and Syria after earthquakes

    Rescue efforts are continuing into the night in southern Turkey and northern Syria after the region was devastated by two major earthquakes. Also on the programme, Human Rights Watch has warned that fighting in eastern Congo is causing a dangerous escalation of tension between ethnic Tutsis and Hutus; and, the English football champions, Manchester City have been referred to an independent commission by the Premier League over alleged breaches of financial rules.

    (Photo: Earthquake in Diyarbakir 06/02/2023 Reuters)

    • 47 min
    More than 2,000 dead in Turkey and Syria after major earthquakes

    More than 2,000 dead in Turkey and Syria after major earthquakes

    A rescue operation is under way across much of southern Turkey and northern Syria following two major earthquakes that have killed more than 2,300 people. The death toll is expected to rise as rescue operations are still ongoing. We’ll hear from eyewitnesses and a seismologist.

    Also in the programme: the trial for the largest national security case in Hong Kong begins; and we’ll look at the rise in the use of private jets as a global private aviation conference is held in London today. (Emergency personnel search for victims at the site of a collapsed building after an earthquake in Diyarbakir, southeast of Turkey, 06 February 2023. Photo by REFIK TEKIN/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

    • 48 min
    Iran protesters among prisoners pardoned by leader

    Iran protesters among prisoners pardoned by leader

    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei is pardoning a large number of prisoners, including some of those arrested during the past months of protests. We'll hear a view from Tehran.

    Also in the programme: The former Pakistani President, Pervez Musharraf has died - we'll assess his relationship with the US after 9/11; and the British writer Hanif Kureishi on finding his voice after a terrible accident on holiday.

    (Photo: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Credit: Handout via Reuters)

    • 49 min
    US works to recover the shot down Chinese balloon over Atlantic

    US works to recover the shot down Chinese balloon over Atlantic

    A Pentagon official said the recovery would enable US analysts to examine sensitive Chinese equipment. We asked a former US State Department official how much this will worsen the relations between Washington and Beijing.

    Also in the programme: Reports from Iranian state TV say Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has pardoned a large number of prisoners linked to the women-led protests that swept the country since September; and as Pakistan’s former president General Pervez Musharraf dies, we explore how he’s regarded inside the country.

    (Photo: Chinese high-altitude balloon spotted over North Carolina, Charlotte, US, on the 1st of February 2023. Credit: EPA).

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