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21
MAY
10am

Austrian Formula One star Niki Lauda dies at 70

The three-time world champion is famous for a remarkable recovery from a near-fatal crash. The legendary Austrian took the title for Ferrari in 1975 and 1977 and McLaren in 1984. We hear from his friend, British Formula One driver Sir Jackie Stewart.

Also on the programme: Possible new evidence emerges of the Syrian government's careful planning of war atrocities; and research into the Bonobo chimpanzee, suggesting pushy mothers organise the sex lives of their male offspring.

(Photo: Niki Lauda at Shanghai International Circuit in 2017. Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images)
20
MAY
10am

Google ends cooperation with Huawei

Google has barred the world's second biggest smartphone maker, the Chinese company Huawei, from some updates to the Android operating system. New designs of Huawei smartphones are set to lose access to some Google apps.

Also in the programme: Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky is sworn-in as Ukraine's new president, and Sweden aims to set up an international tribunal in the Middle East.

(Image: The Google logo is seen on a Huawei smartphone with China's flag on a laptop monitor. Credit: Omar Marques/SOPA/LightRocket/Getty Images)
19
MAY
9am

Voting in India's election draws to a close

Voting in India's election has closed in what analysts think will be a close fight for seats. We hear from West Bengal in the last minutes of voting. There as in other parts of the country, the vote is being seen as one thing; a test of Narendra Modi's leadership.

Also on the programme: Austria will hold a snap election in September. The governing coalition fell apart when the far right Freedom Party's leader was filmed apparently promising government contracts in return for help in his election campaign. And the photographer documenting a notorious housing estate and its inhabitants in Naples before it is demolished.
18
MAY
9am

Australian Election: Prime Minister Looks Set to Retain Power

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison appears certain to retain power in close election. Also; Austria's Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache has resigned a day after secret video footage mired him in a corruption scandal. And; A judge in the city of Karachi has dismissed a case against journalist Shahzeb Jillani, ruling that there was insufficient evidence.

(Photo: Labor supporters watch the tally count at the Federal Labor Reception, in Melbourne, Australia. Credit: EPA.)
17
MAY
5pm

UK cross-party Brexit talks collapse

Britain's tumultuous departure from the European Union is once again in disarray after the collapse of cross-party talks to try to forge an agreement that might command a parliamentary majority. We ask commentators on both sides of the political spectrum if the talks were simply a waste of time?

Also on the programme - why Namibia has welcomed the return of a centuries old Portuguese stone cross from former colonial power Germany; and the newly-hatched birds that some say will secure the future of the Tower of London and the British crown.

(Picture: UK prime minister Theresa May; opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Credit: Philippe Lopez and Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty)
16
MAY
5pm

International cyber-crime gang dismantled

An international police operation involving detectives from six countries has broken up a cyber crime gang which stole an estimated 100 million dollars from more than 40,000 victims.

Also in the programme: US President Donald Trump has unveiled changes aimed to tighten border security, and a sculpture by Jeff Koons breaks the record price for a work by a living artist.

(Image: A woman uses a smartphone in front of a laptop. Credit: Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images)
16
MAY
10am

Trump declares emergency over IT threats

US President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to protect the country's computer networks from "foreign adversaries". This is believed to be targeting the Chinese tech giant Huawei. Meanwhile, the US House Intelligence Committee is holding a hearing on what it calls "China’s Digital Authoritarianism" today. We speak to the committee's chairman, Congressman Adam Schiff, about the threats to US computer networks.

Also in the programme: The military in Sudan have announced they are suspending talks with the opposition. And we hear about a diplomatic spat between Canada and the Philippines over rubbish.

(Photo: Signs displayed at the Huawei stand at the Shanghai Auto Show in Shanghai. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
15
MAY
5pm

"We are not agents of Iran" says Yemen's Houthi leader

In a rare interview with western media, a leader of the Houthi rebels in Yemen, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, tells Newshour that the attack on a Saudi oil pipeline was not carried out on Iranian orders. Meanwhile a minister in the Saudi-backed Yemeni government said that the Houthis are not fulfilling their promises to secure peace in the country.

Also in the programme: In Sudan the military suspends peace talks with demonstrators; and the "wood wide web" is mapped.

(Photo: Houthi forces during the withdrawal from Saleef port in Hodeidah province; Credit: Reuters)
15
MAY
10am

Sudan: Military and opposition agree three-year transition

Sudan's military leaders have announced an agreement with the opposition alliance for a three-year transition period to a civilian administration.

Also in the programme: Alabama passes a bill banning abortion; and San Francisco has voted to outlaw the official use of facial recognition technology.

Picture: Sudanese protesters celebrate after an agreement was reached with the military council early on May 15, 2019. Credit: AFP/Getty Images.
12
MAY
5pm

Yemen rebel pull-out 'going to plan'

UN monitors say the pullout by Houthi rebels in Yemen from ports which are crucial for the delivery of aid is going according to plan.

Also on the programme: Iran's parliament has approved in principle a bill that would allow children born to an Iranian mother and foreign father to apply for citizenship; and in football, Manchester City have retained their title on a final day of drama in the English Premier League.

(Photo: Hudaydah's port is the lifeline for just under two-thirds of Yemen's population. Credit: AFP)
12
MAY
9am

Are politicians back-sliding on climate change?

The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has warned that the political will to tackle global warming is fading. He was speaking in New Zealand at the start of a tour of Pacific nations which are expected to be among the worst affected by rising temperatures.

Also in the programme: Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has warned of difficult times ahead as renewed US sanctions bite; and Mexican wrestler Silver King dies.

(Photo: New Zealand students protest for action on climate change in March; Credit: Reuters)

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