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

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

    How vulnerable are we to global tech failures?

    How vulnerable are we to global tech failures?

    The head of cybersecurity firm, CrowdStrike, has apologised after a faulty software update caused disruption to transport, healthcare and businesses around the world. We ask how global tech infrastructure can make us vulnerable to massive failures.
    Also in our programme: the International Court of Justice has said Israel's continued presence in the occupied Palestinian territories is illegal and should come to an end as rapidly as possible; and we hear from a pastor who spoke at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee.
    (Photo: mass IT outage hits companies and infrastructure around the world. Credit: Leung Man Hei / Shutterstock)

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    Massive IT outage hits businesses and organisations worldwide

    Massive IT outage hits businesses and organisations worldwide

    A major IT outage has affected businesses and organisations in much of the world, from airports and banks to hospitals and media outlets, including Australia's public broadcaster.
    Also in the programme: a Russian court sentences the American journalist Evan Gershkovich to 16 years in prison on charges of spying; and less than a week after the attempt on his life, Donald Trump addresses the Republican Convention.
    (IMAGE: Passengers look at flight information screens at Zurich Airport in Kloten, Switzerland, 19 July 2024. Due to a major worldwide IT outage, check-in for air travelers and flight operations are severely restricted and most flights are delayed or canceled / CREDIT: Gaetan Bally/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

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    Republicans await Trump RNC speech

    Republicans await Trump RNC speech

    Trump is set to take centre stage at the Republican National Convention on Thursday evening to deliver a speech and formally accept the party's presidential nomination - we hear from his former national security advisor.
    Also on the programme: In Bangladesh the internet is cut off as protesters set fire to the headquarters of the national broadcaster;
    the stegosaurus bones that have sold for $44.6M. And can Britain learn lessons from an unusually high death toll during the Covid pandemic?
    (Photo: Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump stands with members of his extended family on Day 3 of the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Credit: Reuters / O'hare)

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    Republicans welcome JD Vance's speech

    Republicans welcome JD Vance's speech

    Delegates at the 2024 Republican National Convention in Milwaukee have responded positively to the first speech by their vice presidential nominee, JD Vance.
    Also in the programme: the Iranian badminton player competing at the Paris Olympics as part of the team of refugees; and after astronomers find tantalising evidence of so-called 'biosignature gases', could there really be life in the clouds of Venus?
    (IMAGE: Republican vice presidential nominee and Ohio Senator JD Vance speaks on the third day of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 17 July 2024 / CREDIT: Justin Lane/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

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    China pulls out of nuclear non-proliferation talks with US

    China pulls out of nuclear non-proliferation talks with US

    China says it is suspending nuclear non-proliferation and arms control talks with the United States in response to recent US military sales to Taiwan.
    Also on the programme: We speak to a former reporter for the Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong, who says she was fired because she was determined to chair a press union there; and the mayor of Paris has taken a plunge into the river Seine to prove it is clean enough for competitive swimming ahead of the Olympic Games.
    (Photo: Chinese President Xi Jinping applauds at the closing session of the National People's Congress. Credit: Reuters)

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    Bangladesh shuts schools amid deadly student protests

    Bangladesh shuts schools amid deadly student protests

    Long: Bangladesh shuts down schools as student protests turn deadly amid calls for a reform of the quota system for public sector jobs. We hear from the Bangladesh law minister Anisul Huq. Also in the programme: Paris Olympics organising committee chair says the Seine River is safe for sport; and the Gazan man with Down’s syndrome attacked by Israeli army dog.
    (Photo: Funeral prayers of six Bengali students killed in Dhaka. Credit: Reuters)

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