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UK election 2019: Resounding win for Conservatives

Britain's Conservative Party has won its biggest parliamentary majority in three decades. The prime minister, Boris Johnson, has promised to fulfil his campaign slogan "Get Brexit Done" by the end of January.

Also in the programme: We have reaction from the European Union; and we take a look at the language being used around environmental activism

(Picture: Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a statement outside no.10 Downing Street after receiving permission to form the next government. Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Violent unrest continues in Assam over new citizenship law

Violent unrest is continuing in the Indian state of Assam over new legislation that would grant citizenship to some immigrants.
Also in the programme: Thousands of people have taken to the streets of the Algerian capital to protest against today's presidential election and New Zealand police have said they plan to recover bodies from the volcano site.

(Photo: A person burns wood during anti-Citizenship Amendment Bill protests in Guwahati, Assam. Credit: EPA)

Aung San Suu Kyi rejects genocide claims at UN court

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi has defended her country against allegations of genocide at the UN International Court of Justice. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate responded to widespread claims that Myanmar (formerly Burma) committed atrocities against Muslim Rohingya in Rakhine State.

Also in the programme: the island group of Bougainville, part of Papua New Guinea, has voted overwhelmingly in favour of independence; and on the day that she spoke at the UN climate change summit in Madrid, Greta Thunberg has been named as Time magazine's 2019 person of the year.

(Photo: Myanmar"s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi Aung San Suu Kyi stands before UN"s International Court of Justice on 10 December 2019 in in the Peace Palace of The Hague, at the start of a three-day hearing on the Rohingya genocide case. - The case, brought by the west African state of Gambia, is the first attempt to bring Myanmar to justice over its bloody 2017 military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority. Credit: Koen Van Weel/ANP/AFP via Getty Images)

Dozens dead in Delhi bag factory fire

Police in India have arrested the owner of a Delhi factory where a fire killed more than forty people.

Also in the programme: The FBI says it believes a Saudi Air Force lieutenant acted alone when he killed three people and wounded eight others at a US navy base in Florida on Friday. And why choral evensong is attracting new people to church in the UK.

(Photo: A cause for the blaze is yet to be determined. Credit: AFP)

Mass rally in Hong Kong

Vast crowds of black-clad demonstrators throng Hong Kong in an officially-sanctioned rally. It's the largest anti-government protests since local elections last month.

Also in the programme: deadly fire in Delhi factory and the increasing popularity of Evensong.

(Picture: Protesters march for human rights and democracy in Hong Kong. Credit: Reuters)

National strike cripples France

Workers are angry at being forced to retire later or face reduced pensions. School and transport workers have been joined by police, lawyers and hospital staff for a general walkout that could include millions of people.

Also in the programme: Chinese telecoms firm Huawei launches a legal challenge to the US government's decision to label it a 'national security threat'; we report from the election campaign trail just a week before UK voters go to the polls; and hear one mother's harrowing account of the effects on her daughter of contracting measles.

Photo: A striking French SNCF railway worker holds a flare as he walks at Gare du Nord railway station in Paris, ahead of a demonstration against the French government's pension reform plans, December 5, 2019. Credit: Reuters.

Donald Trump impeachment inquiry moves into new phase

Legal experts in the United States have been testifying on whether Trump's actions are impeachable.
Also on the programme; We meet the skipper of the boat that brought climate activist Greta Thunberg across the Atlantic; and we go to New York City where we learn about transport officials' latest plan to reduce the number of delivery trucks on the already clogged city streets.

(Photo: US President Donald Trump stands among other world leaders at the NATO summit, near London. Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)

US impeachment inquiry: report says evidence is overwhelming

An eagerly awaited report by the panel leading the US impeachment inquiry into President Trump says it's uncovered overwhelming evidence that he'd abused his powers.

Also in the programme: The French president, Emmanuel Macron has defended his stance on NATO and said the alliance must make clearer its fundamental aims. And the International Rescue Committee has issued a report saying that without peace, there will be a further 24 years of child hunger in Yemen.

(Photo: Donald Trump dismisses the impeachment inquiry as a witch-hunt. Credit: Reuters)

Climate change: 'Point of no return' in sight as COP25 talks begin

Political leaders and climate diplomats are arriving in Madrid for two weeks of climate change talks. The UN Secretary General António Guterres says "the point of no return is no longer over the horizon".

Also in the programme: China is taking action against the United States over its support for Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement; and Samoa is shutting down government offices later this week to help with a mass vaccination campaign against measles. 53 people have died in the epidemic.

(Photo: Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez welcomes United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres at the UN Climate Change Conference COP25. Credit: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP via Getty Images)

Malta's prime minister resigns

Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has announced on national TV that he will step down in the new year, amid a crisis over a murdered journalist.

Also in the programme: China now requires anybody buying a mobile phone to have their face scanned; and Spain hosts the UN's annual climate conference in Madrid.

(Picture: Malta's Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat addressing the media at his office in Castille, Valletta. Credit: Matthew Mirabelli / AFP via Getty Images)

Malta businessman charged over journalist murder

Yorgen Fenech has been charged with complicity in the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in 2017. He pleaded not guilty. We hear from a journalist in the capital Valletta.

Also in the programme: A military court in Suriname has convicted the president Desi Bouterse over the 1982 killings of 15 political opponents; and one of the people stabbed to death in Friday's attack at London Bridge has been named as 25-year-old University of Cambridge graduate, Jack Merritt.

(Photo: Yorgen Fenech at the Courts of Justice in Valletta, 29/11/2019. Credit: Reuters)

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