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

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    Figures show over 6 million people displaced in Sudan due to conflict

    Figures show over 6 million people displaced in Sudan due to conflict

    It is now more than a year since civil war erupted in Sudan following a power struggle between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces. 14 months on, the figures show that over 6 million people have been displaced within the country, with at least one and half million people fleeing across Sudan's borders. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has just got back from the country and explains what he has seen.
    Also on the programme, we reflect on the life of actor Donald Sutherland who has died at the age of 88; and we hear from Kenya where young people have taken to the streets to try to force the government to back down on its plan for tax rises.
    (Picture: A handout photograph, shows a woman and baby at the Zamzam displacement camp, close to El Fasher in North Darfur, Sudan, January 2024, MSF/Mohamed Zakaria/Handout via REUTERS)

    • 47 min
    Climate change made heatwaves 35 times more likely

    Climate change made heatwaves 35 times more likely

    A group of scientists from an organisation called the World Weather Attribution group have said that recent heatwaves in North America and Europe were made 35 times more likely because of global warming. There have been heatwaves in parts of southeast Asia, in Greece and Turkey. Also hundreds of people have died in Saudi Arabia, where 1.8 million are taking part in the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, because of temperatures exceeding 50 degrees Celsius (120 degrees Fahrenheit).
    Also in the programme: Vladimir Putin visits Vietnam ; and how shockwaves can help regenerate heart tissue after a bypass operation.
    (Photo: India issues heatwave red alert, New Delhi Credit: HARISH TYAGI/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

    • 47 min
    UN expert accuses both Israel and Hamas of war crimes

    UN expert accuses both Israel and Hamas of war crimes

    The lead author of a UN-backed investigation tells us both Hamas and Israel are responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity. But Navi Pillay says neither side cooperated with the report. So how valuable can it be?
    Also on the programme: Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un have signed a strategic partnership treaty - we ask what Russia and North Korea can gain from each other; and Naomi Campbell looks back at her career on and off the catwalk.
    (Photo: A girl sits as Palestinians gather to receive food cooked by a charity kitchen. Credit: Reuters)

    • 47 min
    Putin in North Korea for talks with Kim

    Putin in North Korea for talks with Kim

    Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un have hailed closer relations between Russia and North Korea on a day of choreographed events in Pyongyang. The two leaders stood beneath huge portraits of themselves as they watched a military parade. Mr Kim said he unconditionally supported Russia's military action in Ukraine.
    Also in the programme: The displaced Gazan families forced to live next to vast rubbish dumps; deadly heat at the Hajj; a presidential debate in Iran; and the world's smelliest plant!
    (Photo credit: KCNA)

    • 48 min
    Biden to give legal status to 500,000 undocumented spouses

    Biden to give legal status to 500,000 undocumented spouses

    President Joe Biden announces a new policy that would protect hundreds of thousands of undocumented spouses of US citizens from deportation, according to administration officials.
    Also in the programme: Kenyan’s government scraps a financial bill amid violent protests; and a citizens group has decided how the fortune of an Austro-German heiress will be given away.
    (Photo: President Joe Biden during a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. Credit: Reuters).

    • 47 min
    President Putin goes to North Korea

    President Putin goes to North Korea

    Mr Putin is expected to arrive in the capital to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un – but what do both countries want? Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised North Korea for "firmly supporting" Moscow's war in Ukraine. This is his first visit to Pyongyang in 24 years.
    In eight days, the US journalist Evan Gershkovich will stand trial on espionage charges in Russia. The Wall Street Journal reporter has been accused of collecting information for the CIA. We’ll hear from his editor, Emma Tucker.
    Also in the programme, a new report says next month's Paris Olympics could be the hottest games ever. We'll hear from India's top triathlete, Pragnya Mohan, who's already had to relocate her training away from her home country's heat.
    (Photo: Russian and North Korean leaders at a meeting in September in the Russian city of Vladivostok Credits: REUTERS)

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4.3 out of 5
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18 Ratings

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