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21
JAN
5pm

Is Zimbabwe worse now than under Mugabe?

President Mnangagwa cancels a trip to Davos and returns home to deal with unrest after a brutal crackdown by his security services, condemned by opposition politicians. Demonstrations started after a hike in the price of fuel.

Also in the programme: The Archbishop of Canterbury reveals he prays in tongues each morning, but what exactly does it involve? And the smartphone messaging service, WhatsApp, announces it will limit all its members to forwarding any single message five times, in an attempt to prevent the dissemination of fake news.

(Photo: Protestors cross a main road in Harare, Zimbabwe, after members of the public went onto the streets to protest over the recent fuel increase. Credit: EPA/Aaron Ufumeli)
21
JAN
10am

Zimbabwe Protests

The opposition politicians in Zimbabwe has accused the security forces of carrying out a brutal crackdown against its members in response to last week's protests against a sharp rise in the price of fuel. We hear from our correspondent in Harare.

Also in the programme: UK government publishes landmark domestic abuse bill; and the Philippines holds autonomy referendum in restive Mindanao.

(Photo: Protesters burning tyres in the Zimbabwean capital Harare. Credit: EPA)
20
JAN
5pm

DRC Opposition Urges Civil Disobedience

Martin Fayulu disputes the constitutional court ruling declaring Felix Tshisekedi the presidential election winner, and has called on his supporters to protest. Some African leaders have congratulated Mr Tshisekedi on his victory – but the continent-wide organisation the African Union has yet to back the result and has postponed a delegation’s visit to the country. We’ll hear from the AU, Mr Fayulu himself, and ask what the international community is likely to do now.

Also in the programme: we’ll hear from one of Yemen’s ‘forgotten villages’, which haven’t received any aid since the war began four years ago; and we’ll discuss - should a prominent profile on social media let you jump the queue when applying for asylum?

(Picture: Martin Fayulu, who says he is the DRC's "legitimate" president. Credit: Reuters)
19
JAN
5pm

Over Sixty People Killed in Mexico Fuel Disaster

At least 66 people killed after a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves explodes.

Also in the programme: President Trump makes a major announcement on immigration.

(Picture: Flames burn at the scene of a massive blaze triggered by a leaky pipeline in Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo state, on January 18, 2019. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
19
JAN
9am

Thousands Gather For Gdansk Mayor’s Funeral

Pawel Adamowicz was fatally stabbed at a charity event last weekend. He’d been the mayor of Gdansk for 20 years. A day of mourning is underway in Poland today as his funeral service takes place in St Mary’s Church. We’ll hear from someone who knew him.

Also in the programme: the DRC’s Constitutional Court is due to rule on a challenge to the official results of the contested presidential election; and can music affect the taste of cheese?

(Picture: Scouts stand guard at the urn with the ashes of the late Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz. Credit: EPA)
18
JAN
10am

Kim's Envoy Carrying 'Trump Note'

One of North Korea's top negotiators has arrived in Washington to meet US officials ahead of a possible second summit between Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump.

Also in the programme; the death toll rises as protests continue in Sudan and; should the remains of Jews killed and dumped in the Danube during the Second World War be exhumed and buried in Israel?

(Picture: Kim Yong-chol, a senior North Korean official who leads negotiations with the United States. Credit: EPA/YonHap South Korea)
17
JAN
10am

Scientists Say Plant-Based Diet Could Save The Planet

Scientists believe that following a mainly plant-based diet could save lives, feed 10 billion people and help protect the environment. In a new study published by the Lancet medical journal, academics say that reducing our meat and dairy consumption will help prevent further damage to the planet.

Also on the programme a Ghanaian investigative journalist who helped expose corruption in local football has been shot dead. And we find out why Serbs are so keen to welcome President Putin even though the country aspires to join the European Union.

(Image: Fresh produce in a super market. Credit: Getty Images)
16
JAN
6pm

British PM Wins Confidence Vote

The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has survived a vote of no confidence in her government. She's said she's now willing to meet with opposition parties to discuss a way forward on Brexit, but most have called on her to first rule out Britain leaving the EU without a deal. On Tuesday parliamentarians voted overwhelmingly against legislation which Mrs May had negotiated in order to leave the European Union.

Also in the programme: Aftermath of the attack on a hotel and office complex in Nairobi; and IS suicide bombing in Manbij in Syria.

(Photo: Theresa May in the House of Commons after surviving a no-confidence vote; Credit: Press Association)
15
JAN
6pm

Brexit Vote: EU Withdrawal Bill Rejected by Parliament

Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to leave the European Union has been defeated by 432 votes to 202. Doubt has now been cast on the whole Brexit process. The main opposition Labour party swiftly tabled a no-confidence motion in her government, which will be debated on Wednesday.

Also in the programme: The government in Kenya says security forces have retaken control of a hotel and office complex in the capital, Nairobi, that was stormed by gunmen. Witnesses and officials say several people were killed and many injured.

(Photo: Theresa May; Credit: EPA)
14
JAN
5pm

Canadian Sentenced to Death in China for Drug Smuggling

A Canadian man has been sentenced to death in China for drug smuggling apparently escalating tension between the two countries. Also, Britain’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, urges MPs to look again at her Brexit deal with the EU. And the mayor of Gdansk, Poland has died in hospital, a day after being stabbed at a charity event.

(PHOTO: Robert Lloyd Schellenberg during his retrial on drug trafficking charges in China. CREDIT Getty Images)
14
JAN
10am

Could the US 'Devastate' Turkey's Economy?

Turkey has reacted angrily after President Trump threatened to "devastate" its economy if it attacks Kurdish forces after the US withdrawal from Syria. We look at how capable the US is of doing so.

Also in the programme; why millions of fish have died in Australia - and what Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai does for fun.

(Photo: US President Donald Trump (L) and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) speak as they attend the NATO summit. Credit: Getty Images)
13
JAN
5pm

Pompeo Arrives in Saudi Arabia

US Secretary of State arrives in Saudi Arabia for talks as Prince Turki al-Faisal, a senior member of the ruling royal family, describes the President Trump’s plan to remove US troops from Syria as a “very negative development”.

Also in the programme: Zimbabwe doubles fuel prices overnight; and Trump’s one-on-one talks with Putin – what do we know?

(Photo: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (left) is greeted by Saudi's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir in Riyadh on 13th January 2019. Credit: Andrew Caballero/AFP/Getty Images)

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