Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
Hopes for ceasefire in Gaza after talks
There are hopes a ceasefire will hold between Israel and Palestinian militants, after three days of violence left at least 43 people dead. The latest violence is the most serious flare-up between Israel and Gaza since an 11-day conflict in May 2021.
Also in the programme:
A London museum has agreed to return to Nigeria artefacts that were looted in the nineteenth century from the Kingdom of Benin; and the race is on to rescue a malnourished beluga whale which has swum into France's River Seine.
(PICTURE: A Palestinian policeman inspects a destroyed house after an Israeli air strike in the Gaza Strip. CREDIT: Mohammed Saber.)
Reported talks underway for Israel-Palestine ceasefire
Talks are reported to be underway to achieve a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants on the latest conflict which has killed at least thirty-one Palestinians since Friday. Israeli media say Egypt is mediating the talks.
Also in the programme: Donald Trump speaks at conservative conference; and Colombia’s first ever left-wing President.
(Photo: An Iron Dome anti-missile system fires an interceptor missile as a rocket is launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel. CREDIT: REUTERS/Amir Cohen TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Death toll rises as Israel targets militants in Gaza
The Palestinian health ministry says 15 Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip where the Israeli military is targeting members of the Palestinian group Islamic Jihad.
We hear from representatives from Hamas and the Israeli Government.
Also on the programme: the UN's nuclear watchdog warns of catastrophic consequences after attacks on a nuclear power plant in Ukraine; and we learn more about the Brothers of Italy, the political party currently leading the polls in the country.
(PICTURE: Palestinians inspect a house hit in an Israeli air strike CREDIT: Reuters/Mohammed Salem)
Israel arrests 19 militant suspects after Gaza flare-up
Israel says it has arrested 19 members of the Palestinian group Islamic Jihad in raids across the occupied West Bank, after carrying out airstrikes against targets in the Gaza Strip.
Also in the programme, the last day of campaigning is underway in Kenya ahead of Tuesday's elections. And a Ukrainian chess grandmaster is challenging Russia’s control over the International Chess Federation.
(Picture: Palestinians inspect the ruins of a collapsed building destroyed by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City, on August 6, 2022. Picture credit: Getty Images).
China suspends climate talks with the US
The US has condemned China as irresponsible for stopping cooperation on a range of key issues including climate change, amid tensions over Taiwan.
Also on the programme, Ukraine's President Volodymr Zelensky has angrily rejected accusations from Amnesty International that Ukrainian forces put civilians at risk by operating on occasions from populated areas. And, a rare hummingbird thought to be extinct has been photographed for only the second time in history.
(Photo: A container ship off the coast of Taiwan. Credit: European Pressphoto Agency)
Chinese military drills continue around Taiwan
As China continues to flex its military muscles and halts cooperation with the US on climate change, Taiwan's foreign minister, Joseph Wu, speaks to the BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes.
Also in the programme: we hear from author Jon Ronson about a legal setback for American shock jock Alex Jones. And memories of the Edinburgh Fringe festival from British comedy star Omid Djalili, who first performed there nearly 30 years ago. (Image: a Chinese People's Liberation Army aircraft flies over Pingtan island, August 5, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song)
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