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    Israel's prime minister visits US under pressure over Gaza war

    Israel's prime minister visits US under pressure over Gaza war

    Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits Washington DC for the first time since the Hamas attacks of October the 7th plunged the Middle East into war and chaos.
    The visit comes as he is under pressure to end the war in Gaza from both Israelis and the US administration.
    Also in the programme: Kamala Harris starts the Presidentical race behind in the polls and with just over 100 days to go - can she turn things around? And Hollywood star Keanu Reeves talks to us about life, death, and his new book.
    (File photo shows Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US president Joe Biden in Tel Aviv, Israel on 18 October 2023. Credit: Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters)

    • 48 min
    What do we know about Kamala Harris?

    What do we know about Kamala Harris?

    What do we know about US Vice President Kamala Harris, who is thought most likely to win the Democratic Party nomination after the withdrawal of Joe Biden? What are her strengths - what are her weaknesses - and does she have a path to victory?

    Also in the programme: the battles between the Mexican state and the drug cartels claim yet another victim - Mexico City's police intelligence chief; and a BBC investigation tracks down one of South Africa's most notorious serial killers – Louis van Schoor – who shot dead dozens of black men and boys in the late eighties, but was controversially released from prison, and now says police colluded in his crimes.
    (IMAGE: U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris looks on during an event with the women and men's National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Champion teams in her first public appearance since President Joe Biden dropped out of the 2024 race, on the South Lawn of the White House, Washington, U.S., July 22, 2024 / CREDIT: Reuters/Nathan Howard)

    • 47 min
    Democrats back Harris as Biden steps down

    Democrats back Harris as Biden steps down

    Many leading Democrats in the United States have followed Joe Biden's lead by backing his vice president, Kamala Harris as the party's new presidential nominee for the November elections. It follows Mr Biden's decision to withdraw from the election process.
    Also in the programme: Hundreds killed and arrested following unrest in Bangladesh and anti-tourism demonstrations in Spain.
    (Picture: US Vice President Kamala Harris (L) and US President Joe Biden (R) react during a campaign event at the Chavis Community Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, US, 26 March 2024. Credit: Allison Joyce/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

    • 47 min
    Biden ends election campaign

    Biden ends election campaign

    US President Joe Biden withdraws from the presidential race after weeks of mounting pressure from Democrats. On this special edition of Newhour, we look at President Biden’s legacy, reactions from Democrats and Republicans, and our correspondents in Washington and in Biden’s beach house in Delaware.
    Picture: US Vice President Kamala Harris and US President Joe Biden on a stage in Raleigh, North Carolina. Credit: ALLISON JOYCE/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock.

    • 44 min
    Bangladesh's top court scraps most of the quotas on government jobs

    Bangladesh's top court scraps most of the quotas on government jobs

    The Supreme Court in Bangladesh has scrapped most of the quotas on government jobs, that have triggered widespread anti-government protests. Thousands of students have been agitating since the beginning of the month against the quota system saying it favoured those close to the governing Awami League. Around 150 people have died.
    Also in the programme: Israel says it has intercepted a missile launched from Yemen shortly after the Israeli air force carried out a series of strikes on Yemeni territory; and botanists decide to change hundreds of plant names which contain a word with racist connotations.
    (Photo: A member of the Bangladesh Army interrogates a man who came outside during a curfew imposed in response to student-led protests against government job quotas. Credit: Reuters).

    • 47 min
    Clashes continue in Bangladesh despite nationwide curfew

    Clashes continue in Bangladesh despite nationwide curfew

    Clashes continue in Dhaka despite a nationwide curfew imposed to curb the student protests. Also in the programme: Israel launches its first direct strikes against the Houthis in Yemen; and we remember the pioneering black American Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.
    (Photo: Smoke rising as clashes between security forces and protesters continue despite a nationwide curfew. Credit: Reuters)

    • 45 min

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Alaska Believers ,

Food aid to Gaza

While listening to your recent coverage of the smaller efforts attempting to get aid into Gaza (particularly the Catholic(?) charity working to join the maritime effort in the works), this occurred to me:

Your interviewer seemed to want to focus on the smaller size (“drop in a bucket”) of this offering. And how meaningless it seemed to the interviewer that “Only 300,000” would be fed, for one day.

Clearly those 300,000 !! Individuals would differ in their response.

Though I appreciate the insights of your coverage overall, you missed the boat, literally, in under-valuing the intention, commitment and devotion of the group to alleviate suffering, period.
Don’t you know that such efforts are inspiring to the world ?

I live in a small town of 8,000.
300,000 people is us 30+ times over.

You need to work on how you understand and express comments on the term human-itarian.

Respectfully submitted,
Amelia Gage
Sitka, Alaska

Yaditexas ,

Biased and incomplete reporting

Better known as mainstream propaganda. I can see how you report the genocide in Palestine and the war in Ukraine very differently.

smooch Denis ,

Garbage

Up clowns spew nothing but lies every last one of you cowards should be ashamed. Hope your family is killed by migrants

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