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

    Gunman kills 38 in attack on Thai nursery school

    Gunman kills 38 in attack on Thai nursery school

    A former policeman kills 38 after walking into a nursery in northern Thailand armed with a gun and a knife, when many of the children were having an afternoon nap. The assailant also killed his wife and son before turning the gun on himself.

    Also in the programme: a report by the United Nations says that - in just twelve months - the Afghan economy has shrunk by about a quarter, wiping out ten years of economic growth. It says that 19 out of every 20 Afghans now live below the poverty line -- with many families simply unable to feed their children properly; and the 82-year old French writer Annie Ernaux, wins the Nobel Prize for Literature. Her uncompromising - and highly personal - novels exploring time and memory, are considered contemporary classics in France.

    (Photo: Ruamkatanyu Foundation's rescue workers carrying a coffin containing a mass shooting victim at a childcare center in Nong Bua Lamphu province, northeastern Thailand, 6 October 2022. Credit: EPA/Ruamkatanyu Foundation handout photo)

    • 49 min
    Children killed in Thailand nursery attack

    Children killed in Thailand nursery attack

    An ex-policeman has killed at least 38 people, most of them children, in a gun and knife attack at a nursery daycare centre in north-east Thailand.

    Police say he then killed himself and his family after a manhunt following the attack in Nong Bua Lamphu province. What does this incident tell us about gun laws and the security situation in Thailand?

    Also in the programme: A new report from the UN assesses the economic damage done to Afghanistan since the Taliban took over; and the discovery of a flightless forerunner to the pterodactyl.

    (Photo shows a general view of the daycare centre in north-east Thailand where the shooting took place: Credit: Reuters)

    • 50 min
    Aid agencies warn hundreds of thousands in Somalia face starvation

    Aid agencies warn hundreds of thousands in Somalia face starvation

    Aid agencies have warned that hundreds of thousands of people in Somalia face starvation unless aid deliveries are urgently stepped up. The worst drought in decades has driven many people from their homes. Petroc Wilton of the UN's World Food Programme in Somalia tells Newshour there's no time to waste.

    Also in the programme: anti-government protests in Iran; and the chess cheat investigation.

    (Picture: Internally displaced Somali woman Habiba Bile and her children stand near the carcasses of their dead livestock following severe droughts near Dollow, Gedo Region, Somalia May 2022. Credit: Reuters/Feisal Omar//File Photo)

    • 47 min
    05/10/2022 13:06 GMT

    05/10/2022 13:06 GMT

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

    • 48 min
    Evidence of hasty Russian retreat from Lyman

    Evidence of hasty Russian retreat from Lyman

    The BBC has seen evidence of the speed at which Russian forces fled the Ukrainian city of Lyman, with soldiers bodies lying in the street and an entire convoy of burned out vehicles.

    Also in the programme: Elon Musk once again offers to buy Twitter; and Antarctica's new postmistress.

    (Photo: A paper box with the symbol Z, used as a symbol of Russian forces, lays on the ground in the recently recaptured city of Lyman, Ukraine, 04 October 2022. Credit: Yevgen Honcharenko/EPA-EFE/Rex/Shutterstock)

    • 48 min
    Ukraine makes breakthrough in annexed regions

    Ukraine makes breakthrough in annexed regions

    Ukrainian armed forces have made territorial gains in regions illegally annexed by Russia, in the south and the east of the country.

    Also in the programme: North Korea has fired a suspected missile over Japan and we hear from one of the winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Physics.

    (Picture: Ukrainian armoured units are advancing against the Russians in several areas. Credit: AFP)

    • 48 min

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