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19
OCT
10am

French police visit suspected militant Islamists after beheading

French police are visiting suspected militant Islamists after the beheading of a teacher last week. The interior minister, Gerald Darmanin, said the operation was intended to send a message that there will be no respite for the enemies of the French republic.

Also in the programme: The socialist candidate Luis Arce looks set to win Bolivia's presidential election without the need for a run-off; and thousands of indigenous Australians are expected to join a legal action, claiming compensation for years of unpaid work on farms, mines and as domestic servants.

(Photo: Tribute to Samuel Paty, the French teacher who was beheaded in a suburb of Paris. Credit: Reuters)
18
OCT
6pm

France pays tribute to beheaded teacher

Thousands of people have taken part in demonstrations across France to honour Samuel Paty, a history teacher beheaded by a suspected Islamist on Friday in the north western Paris suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine. We hear from Cecile Ribet-Retel, president of the parents' association at the school where he taught.

Also in the programme: The President of the west African state of Guinea, Alpha Conde, is running for a controversial third term -- he's Guinea's first democratically-elected leader but he won a referendum earlier in the year to allow him to change the constitution and permit that third mandate; and the writer PJ O'Rourke has been a wry and shrewd observer of political and cultural life in the United States for half a century -- as a Republican. He speaks to us about his latest book, "A Cry from the Far Middle: Dispatches from a Divided Land".

(Photo: People gather at the Place de la Republique in Paris, to pay tribute to Samuel Paty, the French teacher who was beheaded on the streets of the Paris suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, France, 18 October 2020. Placard reads "I am a teacher". Credit: Reuters/Charles Platiau)
18
OCT
9am

Armenia-Azerbaijan truce broken minutes after deal

The latest attempt at a ceasefire between Azerbaijan and Armenia has broken down within hours, with each side blaming the other. We hear from officials from both sides.

Also on the programme: Iran says it will not go on a weapons-buying spree despite the expiry of a UN arms embargo against the country; and we hear about the impact of the Trump administration's policies on the environment, and what might change if Joe Biden wins the election.

(Photo: A man removes debris in the Nagorno-Karabakh capital, Stepanakert. Credit: Reuters)
17
OCT
6pm

France honours murdered teacher

People pay tribute to Samuel Paty, the teacher murdered in a Paris suburb yesterday as France's anti-terrorism prosecutor identifies the killer as an 18-year-old Russian citizen of Chechen origin.

Also in the programme: the aftermath of a rocket attack in Ganja, Azerbaijan; and we preview Bolivia's presidential election.

(Picture:People gather in front of the Bois d'Aulne college after the attack in the Paris suburb of Conflans St Honorine, France)
17
OCT
9am

France: Teacher beheaded after showing cartoons of Prophet Muhammad

French police are questioning four people after a teacher in a suburb of Paris was beheaded by a suspected Islamist extremist. We hear from Jean-Remi Girard, president of the National Union of School Teachers.

Also in the programme: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has won a landslide victory in the country's general election; and a city in eastern China has started offering a coronavirus vaccine to the general public - although it has not yet completed clinical trials.

(Photo: Flowers have been left at the school where the murdered man taught. Credit: Getty Images)
16
OCT
5pm

British government says no point in post-Brexit trade talks continuing

The office of the British prime minister, Boris Johnson, has said there is no point in post-Brexit trade talks continuing next week unless the EU is prepared to discuss the detailed legal text of a partnership.

Also, a teacher has been beheaded in a suburb of Paris by a knife-wielding assailant who was shot dead by the police.

And prosecutors in the US have formally charged Mexico's former defence minister, General Salvador Cienfuegos, with drug trafficking following his arrest in Los Angeles.

(Photo: Boris Johnson giving a statement on post-Brexit trade talks. Credit: Downing Street /PA Wire.)
16
OCT
10am

Brexit: UK must 'get ready' for no EU trade deal, says British Prime Minister

The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the country must prepare for a "no deal" trade relationship with the European Union at the end of the year.
Also in the programme: The UN special envoy for Afghanistan has warned than rising violence is threatening to disrupt progress in peace talks with the Taliban. And the number of Coronavirus cases in Europe continue to rise, with more than thirty-thousand new cases reported in France.

(Photo: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Credit: EPA)
15
OCT
4pm

Trump campaigns in key states

Donald Trump visits North Carolina before flying off to a town hall meeting in Florida. The Democrats' vice-presidential candidate, Kamala Harris, suspended in-person campaigning in North Carolina after her communications director and a flight crew member tested positive for Covid-19.

Also, anti-government protesters, some also calling for curbs on the power of the king, have dispersed in the Thai capital, Bangkok.

And we hear from one of the Nigerians calling for the reform of the police service.

(Photo: Supporters wait for the arrival of President Donald Trump at rally in Greenville, North Carolina. Credit: Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images)
15
OCT
10am

Thai Protestors Detained

Thousands of people marching through the streets of the capital, Bangkok call for greater democracy: reforms to curb the power of the pro-military government and the king in Thailand.
Also on the programme, we report on voter suppression in the US state of Georgia. And African Jazz in the time of Covid - Despite strict measures, audiences in the south of France get some musical respite

(Photo: Protestors & Police Clash in Bangkok; Credit: Reuters/Jorge Silva)
14
OCT
5pm

Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict: Armenia suffers significant casualties

The prime minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, has admitted that his forces have suffered significant casualties in the battle with Azerbaijan for the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. In a televised address, Mr Pashinyan said the situation was difficult, but Armenian forces were still in general control. We hear from Armenia's deputy defence minister, Gabriel Balayan.

Also, We'll hear from the hospital in Helmand, caught in the middle of the surge in fighting between the Taliban and the Afghan army.

And France to impose night-time curfew to battle second wave of coronavirus.

(Photo: Ganja, Azerbaijan after a huge explosion: Civilians are suffering on both sides. Credit: Getty Images)
14
OCT
11am

New rules in European countries to fight a second surge of Covid-19

Bars and restaurants shut in the Netherlands and parts of Spain as virus cases surge. In the Netherlands there's a high rate of infection -- almost 44,000 confirmed cases in the past week.

Also in the programme: mass protests in Nigeria against a notorious police unit - the Special Anti-Robbery Squad or SARS; and a rare first edition of Shakespeare's plays goes under the hammer at Christie's auction house in New York.
13
OCT
5pm

Afghanistan: Families flee fresh fighting in Helmand

Thousands of families are fleeing their homes as heavy fighting between government forces and the Taliban rages in Afghanistan's Helmand province.

Also in the programme: Protests in Nigeria against police brutality; and does it matter who's been elected on to the UN Human Rights Council?

(Photo: Afghans flee their villages as fighting intensifies between Taliban militants and security forces. Credit: EPA)

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