Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
Haiti gangs 'control half the capital'
Human rights groups in Haiti have told the BBC that gangs now control more than half the capital, Port au Prince, and nearby areas. The turmoil has worsened since the assassination of President Jovenel Moise last year. Newshour has an on-the-ground report.
Also on the programme: Belgium's biggest ever trial begins, and what you need to know about Strep A bacterial infections.
Photo: A woman carries a baby as people are displaced by gang war violence, Haiti November 19, 2022 Credit: Ralph Tedy Erol/ Reuters
UN: Haiti on the verge of an abyss
In Haiti’s capital, brutal gangs have taken control of much of the city, our correspondent is there.
Also in the programme: Sudan's military and civilian leaders sign a deal aimed at ending a political crisis; and the remains of the last Tasmanian Tiger have been found in a cupboard.
(Photo: People displaced by gang violence in Cite Soleil walk on the streets, 19 November, 2022. Credit: Erol/Reuters)
Iran's 'Morality Police' said to be disbanded
Iran's Attorney General says the religious police tasked with enforcing the Islamic dress code have been disbanded. Mohammad Jafar Montazeri's comments follow months of protests triggered by the death of a young woman in their custody. Newshour gets reaction from women in Iran.
Also on the programme: China looks set to ease its zero Covid policy, and the tortoise celebrating its190th birthday.
Photo: A veiled Iranian woman walks past a wall painting in a street in Tehran, Iran. Credit: Taherkenareh /EPA
Iran to disband morality police, says attorney general
Iran's morality police, which is tasked with enforcing the country's Islamic dress code, is being disbanded, the country's attorney general says. Mohammad Jafar Montazeri's comments, yet to be confirmed by other agencies, were made at an event on Sunday. Iran has seen months of protests over the death of a young woman in custody. Mahsa Amini had been detained by the morality police for allegedly breaking strict rules on head coverings. We hear the latest from BBC Persian's Siavash Ardalan and Dr Sanam Vakil of Chatham House, a foreign-policy think tank. Also on the programme: thousands of troops surround the city of Soyapango in El Salvador as part of a massive crackdown on gangs; and Jonathan the tortoise, the world's oldest recorded land animal, celebrates his 190th birthday. (File image: A portrait of Mahsa Amini stands between Iranian national flags during a 'Solidarity with the civil uprising in Iran' rally at Bebel Platz square in Berlin, Germany, 01 October 2022. CLEMENS BILAN/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
Reports say a deal to return Elgin Marbles to Greece is at an "advanced stage"
The Greek daily newspaper, Ta Nea, says talks have been taking place between the British Museum and the Greek prime minister since November last year.
Also on the programme: an alternative to plastic; and the story of how a fossil, which lay unnoticed in a drawer for over half a century, has advanced our understanding of the origins of reptiles.
(Picture: One of the Parthenon Statues, also known as the Elgin Marbles. Credit: Reuters)
Talks begin on UN plastic treaty
Delegates from a 160 countries meeting in Uruguay have ended their first round of talks aimed at creating a new UN treaty on plastic pollution. EU members and Switzerland argue efforts to tackle pollution should include mandatory cuts to global plastic production. But the United States and Saudi Arabia, home to the top petrochemical and plastics companies, say the targets should be voluntary and country-led.
We will hear from Greenpeace and from one of the recipients of the Earthshot prize who won a million pounds for making a natural bio-degradable plastic made out of seaweed.
Also in the programme: There's been a limited easing of Covid restrictions in two of China's biggest cities; and the knockout stages of the World Cup in Qatar begin.
(PICTURE: A plastic bottle lies on the sand at Maccarese beach, west of Rome. CREDIT: Reuters/Max Rossi/File Photo)
Biased and Ignorant
Unbelievably ignorant especially about Asia. Reporters don't even understand the language of the countries they reports from. Shame on you.
A really arrogant host talks as if he is superior to other.