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

    China: Scientists search for coronavirus vaccine

    China: Scientists search for coronavirus vaccine

    Scientists in China say they are trying to a create a vaccine for the new strain of coronavirus that has so far left 56 people dead. The authorities have stepped up travel restrictions in an effort to contain the spread of the virus, which can be transmitted by infected people before they show any symptoms.

    Also in the programme: Basketball star Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter crash; and the UK introduces a new coin commemorating Britain's exit from the European Union.

    Photo: A health worker checks the temperature of a man entering the subway in Beijing. Credit: Getty Images.

    • 44 min
    China coronavirus 'spreads before symptoms show'

    China coronavirus 'spreads before symptoms show'

    A new coronavirus that has spread to almost 2,000 people is infectious in its incubation period - before symptoms show - making it harder to contain, Chinese officials say.

    Also in the programme: Brexit day 50p coin unveiled by UK Chancellor; and is planting trees the solution to climate change?

    Picture: Security personnel wearing protective clothing to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in Wuhan, stand at a subway station in Beijing on January 26, 2020. Credit: Getty Images.

    • 49 min
    Impeachment: Trump's lawyers open defence case

    Impeachment: Trump's lawyers open defence case

    Donald Trump's legal team has opened the President's defence case in his impeachment trial in the US Senate. He is charged with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The White House lawyer, Pat Cipollone, said the Democrats had failed to make their case and Mr Trump would be proved innocent.

    Also in the programme: Rescuers continue to search for survivors in the Turkish province of Elazig, where an earthquake has killed at least 29 people; and the Chinese authorities ratchet up their response to a deadly outbreak of coronavirus.

    Photo: US President, Donald Trump. Credit: AFP.

    • 49 min
    China coronavirus dampens New Year celebrations

    China coronavirus dampens New Year celebrations

    China is marking the Lunar New Year, one of the most important dates in its calendar amid growing concerns over the coronavirus outbreak. We hear from a Bangladeshi student quarantined in a university hostel in Wuhan.

    Also on the programme: We take a look at facial recognition technology that is coming to London; and to mark Holocaust Memorial Day we hear from Michael Bornstein, an Auschwitz survivor.

    (Photo: Concern In China As Mystery Virus Spreads, Credit: Getty Wires)

    • 47 min
    Chinese New Year subdued as virus outbreak spreads

    Chinese New Year subdued as virus outbreak spreads

    The Chinese New Year has arrived but the celebrations this year are likely to be tinged with some anxiety about the spread of the new respiratory virus from the city of Wuhan which the authorities are trying to contain.

    Also on the programme: From no one harmed to traumatic brain injuries: the changing condition of the US soldiers caught up in an Iranian missile strike; and a BBC investigation reveals that the American head of a violent US-neo Nazi group is leading the organization from Russia.

    (Picture: A mother and her daughter wear protective masks while waiting to board a train as they travel for the Lunar New Year holidays, at the Beijing West Railway Station on 24 January 2020. Credit: Nicolas Afouri/AFP)

    • 48 min
    China adds travel controls as virus spreads

    China adds travel controls as virus spreads

    China is extending travel controls - ahead of the Chinese New Year - as the number of people infected with a new respiratory virus continues to grow.
    Financial Times reporter Tom Hancock reports from Wuhan - where the virus was first diagnosed - on how medical officials are tackling the crisis.

    Also in the programme: Newshour's James Coomarasamy is in Pennsylvania asking people what they make of the impeachment trial; and how locusts are posing a real threat to lives in East Africa.

    (Photo: A police officer checks the temperature of a driver in Wuhan, in China"s central Hubei province. Credit: STR/AFP via Getty Images)

    • 48 min

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