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EU leaders meet to discuss Brexit delay

The UK could be offered a Brexit delay to 22nd May on the condition the UK Parliament approves Theresa May’s deal next week, according to a leaked draft European Council document. However, in recent hours, 7th May has been mentioned as the EU’s preferred date for Brexit.

Also in the programme: 15,000 people in Mozambique are still in need of rescue from disaster areas following Cyclone Idai; and President Trump suggests that he will recognise “Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights”.

(Picture: British Prime Minister Theresa May walks past flags of the European Union as she arrives for a two-day summit of European Union leaders on 21st March 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Cyclone Idai: Huge area of Mozambique submerged

UN officials say the storm that hit southern Africa late last week may be the southern hemisphere's worst weather-related disaster. We hear from aid agencies and our correspondent on the ground.

Also on the prog: Kazakh president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, resigns after three decades in office; and New Zealand is considering changing its gun laws following the killing of fifty worshippers at two mosques.

(Photo: People carry their personal effects through a flooded section of Praia Nova, Beira. Credit: EPA)

Utrecht shootings: three people killed and several injured

The mayor of Utrecht has said that three people have been killed during a gun attack on a tram in the city.

Also on the programme: we will profile the Iranian major general, Qassem Soleimani, feted in Iran and vilified in the west; and New Zealand continues to come to terms with the shock and sadness of the killing of 50 Muslims inside a mosque last Friday.

(Photo: Anti-terrorism police are at the scene. Credit: EPA)

Call for tighter gun laws following Christchurch tragedy

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has promised gun laws will change following Friday’s mass shooting in Christchurch which left at least 50 people dead. But will the country’s powerful gun lobby halt any drastic changes?

Also in the programme: Policing videos of violent acts of terror on Facebook; and inside a high-security detention centre housing IS fighters.

(Picture: A man pauses next to a New Zealand flag hung amongst flowers and tributes to the victims of Friday’s gun attack, 17th March 2019 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Credit: Carl Court/Getty Images)

New Zealanders remember victims of mosque attack

Thousands of people have attended vigils in New Zealand in memory of the 50 people killed in a gun attack on two mosques in the city of Christchurch. On Monday the New Zealand cabinet is expected to meet to discuss changing the nation's gun laws.
Also on the programme:The Philippines officially withdraws from the International Criminal Court ; and as a university bribery scandal hits the headlines in America, should the land of opportunity be getting failing grades for its college admissions system?

(Photo: Women comfort each other at a vigil for victims of the mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand. Credit: Carl Court/Getty)

Will New Zealand change its gun laws?

Following shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that killed 49 people, New Zealand's prime minister has called for a change in gun laws, but will the gun lobby accept that ?

Also on the programme: Five years after Russia annexed Crimea NATO tells us it was part of a grander plan of Russian expansionism; and the app that helps parents with a terminal diagnosis record messages for their children - but should all parents do it as a precaution?

(Photo: New Zealand Remembers Victims Of Christchurch Mosque Terror Attacks. Credit:Dianne Manson/Getty Images)

Mass shooting kills 49 in New Zealand

A gunman shot dead 49 people and wounded more than 40 at two New Zealand mosques, some as they were kneeling at prayer, livestreaming online some of the killings that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned as terrorism.

Also in the programme: how North Korea evades sanctions and skipping school for the climate.

(Picture: Christchurch mosque shooting: Armed police officer patrol following a shooting at the Masjid Al Noor, Christchurch, New Zealand. Credit: European Photopress Agency)

UK MPs vote to seek delay to Brexit

British MPs have voted, by a margin of two hundred and ten, in favour of asking the EU to allow the date of the UK's departure to be postponed beyond the Brexit date of March 29th.

Also on the programme: international donors pledge seven billion dollars at a UN conference for the victims of Syria's bloody conflict; and how mathematics most famous number has gained more than thirty one trillion extra digits.

(Photo: PM May. Credit: PA)

Brexit deal rejected

The British prime minister Theresa May has lost a parliamentary vote on the Brexit Withdrawal Bill for a second time. MPs defeated the deal, which had been agreed with the European Union, by 391 votes to 242.

Also in the programme: All operations of the Boeing 737 MAX have been suspended in EU airspace pending an investigation into Sunday's fatal crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet.

(Photo: MPs gathered in the House of Commons in London on 12 March 2019. Credit: PRU/AFP)

Ethiopian airlines flight recorders found

The cockpit voice recorder and the digital flight data recorder from the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed on Sunday have both been recovered from the
crash site, the airline said in a statement.

Also in the programme: Iran's Rouhani visits Iraq; and Brexit fighters in the UK's north-east

(Picture:A photo shows debris of the crashed airplane of Ethiopian Airlines, near Bishoftu, a town some 60 kilometres southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Ethiopian Airlines Plane Crashes, Killing All 157 Aboard

An Ethiopian Airlines jet has crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, killing all on board. The airline said 149 passengers and eight crew members were on flight ET302 from the Ethiopian capital to Nairobi in Kenya.

Also on the programme: Western-backed Syrian forces have launched an attack on a Syrian village where members of the Islamic State group have been holding out -- we hear form a journalist on the ground; and president Abdelazia Bouteflika of Algeria has returned home after having tests in a hospital in Switzerland as protests continued over his plans to run for a fifth term in office.

(Photo: Relatives waiting at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, were devastated by the news. Credit: Reuters)

Increased activity at North Korean rocket assembly site

Satellite images appear to show that activity at a North Korean rocket assembly site increased before the Hanoi summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, fuelling speculation that North Korea may be preparing a fresh missile test.

Also in the programme: A British pro-Brexit cabinet member assesses the chances of an exit deal being approved by the UK parliament; and the cult of personality in Venezuelan politics.

(Image: Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. Credit: EPA)

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