Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
Biden promises an "arsenal of vaccines"
The US is to donate 500 million more doses of the Pfizer vaccine to developing nations, bringing the total US commitment on vaccine sharing to more than one billion jabs. Experts say some 11 billion doses are required to vaccinate at least 70% of the global population.
Also in the programme: Ukraine's President has promised a strong response after one of his top aides survived an apparent assassination attempt and; Netflix buys up the entire works of British Children's author Roald Dahl.
(Image: U.S. President Joe Biden hosts a virtual coronavirus disease Summit as part of the United Nations General Assembly in Washington. Credit: Reuters/Hockstein)
President Biden to host Covid vaccine summit
President Biden is to host a virtual summit aimed at increasing the availability of vaccinations all over the world. The African Union say that if developed nations don't act quickly, Africa will quickly become the Covid epicentre. Also in the programme: China pledges to stop building coal-fired power plants abroad; and Arctic sea ice is declining at an alarming pace, contributing to a rise in sea levels.
( Picture: President Joe Biden addresses the UN General Assembly) Credit: China News Service
President Biden tells the UN that America is 'back at the table'
President Biden stresses multilateralism in his first address to the UN General Assembly. So what can the world expect from Biden's pledge to work with other countries to tackle humanity's most pressing problems? We discuss his speech with American political scientist Ian Bremmer and former French ambassador Syvie Bermann.
Also in the programme: we look at Pakistan's relationship with the Taliban and its role in Afghanistan, and ask whether the British government's public identification of a third Russian man involved in the notorious 2018 Salisbury poisonings will make any difference to Russian undercover operations. And a glimpse of ancient history, as the United States returns a looted stone tablet to Iraq.
(Photo: US President Joe Biden addresses the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York City. Credit: EPA/EDUARDO MUNOZ / POOL)
Imran Khan: Afghanistan's soil should not be used for terrorism
Pakistan's prime minister, Imran Khan, has told the BBC that his country will only recognise Afghanistan's Taliban government if it is inclusive, respects human rights and makes sure Afghanistan isn't used as a base for terrorism. Mr Khan said the idea that girls shouldn't be educated was not an Islamic one.
Also, Canada's Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, retains office in a snap election but fails in his bid to win an absolute majority.
And a third Russian faces charges over his alleged involvement in the 2018 Salisbury poisonings, which left three people critically ill and one dead.
(Photo: Imran Khan. Credit: Reuters)
Rich countries urged to help fund climate change action
The UN Secretary-General. Antonio Guterres, says there are encouraging signs from rich nations about creating an annual fund for developing countries to tackle climate change, but no firm commitments yet. The Costa Rican President tells Newshour of his frustration at the slow pace of change.
Also in the programme: lava from an erupting volcano in the Canary Islands has destroyed more than a hundred homes as it flows towards the sea. And we hear from the new WHO ambassador for Global Health Financing, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, on the need to share Covid vaccine doses across the world before they expire.
(Photo: Antonio Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations, speaks to reporters after a meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for climate change discussions. Credit: John Minchillo/Pool via REUTERS)
Hotel Rwanda’s Paul Rusesabagina convicted of terrorism
Fromer hotel manager, Paul Rusesabagina, who saved hundreds of people during the 1994 genocide was found guilty of backing a rebel group from exile by a court in Rwanda. His daughter, Carine Kanimba, told Newshour that president Paul Kagame had targeted her father.
Also in the programme: A gunman has killed at least six people at a university in the Russian city of Perm before being stopped by police a day after the Duma election; and COP26 garden at the Chelsea Flower Show.
(Photo: Paul Rusesabagina escorted in handcuffs from the courtroom in Kigali. Clement Uwiringiyimana/Credit: Reuters)