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16
JAN

Trump impeachment trial begins

Democrats in the US have formally read out the charges against President Trump in the US Senate, ahead of his impeachment trial.

Also in the programme: Sir David Attenborough warns of climate crisis moment; and Lesotho prime minister to resign over alleged link to wife's murder.

(Photo credit: Reuters)
16
JAN

Trump 'knew exactly what was going on', Giuliani aide claims

An aide to Donald Trump's lawyer claims the president "knew exactly what was going on" with efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating former Vice-President Joe Biden and his son.

Also in the programme: Germany's parliament has rejected a health ministry proposal for a new organ donation system; and the Chief Executive of Hong Kong Carrie Lam said the city's semi-autonomy could last beyond 2047.

Picture: Ukrainian-American businessman Lev Parnas, an associate of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, arrives for a bail hearing at the Manhattan Federal Court in New York, U.S., December 17, 2019. Credit: REUTERS.
11
JAN

Demands for justice as Iran admits it shot down jet

Angry protests have broken out in Tehran after the Iranian military admitted that it shot down a Ukrainian airliner by mistake, killing all 176 people on board. We'll hear from Iran, Ukraine and Canada where many of the victims lived.

Also in the programme: Germany announces it will host peace talks over the conflict in Libya; and Diego, the super tortoise, retires after fathering close to a thousand offspring.

(PICTURE: Iranians light candles for victims of Ukraine International Airlines flight as they protest in front of the Amir Kabir University in Iran's capital Tehran. CREDIT: EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH)
11
JAN

Demands for justice as Iran admits it shot down jet

Angry protests have broken out in Tehran after the Iranian military admitted that it shot down a Ukrainian airliner by mistake, killing all 176 people on board. We'll hear from Iran, Ukraine and Canada where many of the victims lived.

Also in the programme: Germany announces it will host peace talks over the conflict in Libya; and Diego, the super tortoise, retires after fathering close to a thousand offspring.

(PICTURE: Iranians light candles for victims of Ukraine International Airlines flight as they protest in front of the Amir Kabir University in Iran's capital Tehran. CREDIT: EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH)
11
JAN

Tehran admits shooting down Ukrainian jet

Iran has admitted "unintentionally" shooting down a Ukrainian passenger plane, killing all 176 people on board. We explore what it might mean for the political leadership in Tehran.

Also in the programme: the results emerge from parliamentary elections in Taiwan; the Arab world's longest-serving ruler, Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman, has died aged 79; and the Russians who fought against the Soviet Union at the end of WWII.

(Photo: A piece of the Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752. Credit: Getty Images.)
10
JAN

US imposes new sanctions on Iran

The US government has announced that it's imposing new sanctions on Iran for retaliatory missile strikes on American bases in Iraq. The strikes were launched after the US assassinated Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.

Also in the programme: An internal release of emails at Boeing raises more questions about safety and find out why Swedes are flying less frequently.

(Picture: US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo announces new sanctions on Iran. Credit: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)
10
JAN

Iran denies shooting down Ukrainian jet

Iran has rejected suggestions that one of its missiles brought down a Ukrainian passenger jet. And Newshour's Tim Franks is in Lebanon to gauge the mood after the killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani a week ago.

Also in the programme: Taiwan is about to head to the polls, and could losing fat from your tongue hold the key to stopping snoring?

(Picture: Head of Irans of Civil Aviation Organization Ali Abedzadeh holds a press conference on Iran plane crash in Tehran. Credit: Iran Press/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
07
JAN

The US justifies the killing of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani

Senior members of the Trump administration have insisted that any US military action against Iran will comply with international law, after the president stood by his assertion that cultural sites could be hit. Both the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, and the defence secretary, Mark Esper, said the United States would always remain within the rule of law. Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, accused Donald Trump of having no respect for international law and being prepared to commit war crimes.

Also in the programme: Firefighters in Australia make use of a break in the weather to contain bushfires in the south east of the country; and hackers hold British-based foreign exchange company, Travelex to ransom.

(Picture: Thousands of Iranians take to the streets to mourn the death of General Qasem Soleimani Credit: EPA/Abedin Taherkenareh)
06
JAN

Funeral procession for Soleimani in Tehran

General Qasem Soleimani was killed in a US drone strike in Iraq on Friday on the orders of President Donald Trump. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei led prayers and at one point was seen weeping. Iran has vowed "severe revenge" for the death of Soleimani and on Sunday pulled back from the 2015 nuclear accord.

Also on the programme: Rebel forces loyal to Libyan warlord, general Khalifa Haftar’s forces seize the key city of Sirte; and is Angola about to wake from decades of dysfunction and corruption?

(Photo: Iranian mourners take part in a funeral procession in the capital Tehran for slain military commander Qasem Soleimani Credit: Atta Kenare/AFP)
02
JAN

Australia fires: two states impose emergency measures

The states of Victoria and New South Wales have officially declared they are facing a disaster and will impose powers to remove people from their homes if necessary. The country's Prime Minister Scott Morrison cut short a visit to a town ravaged by fire after angry locals heckled him over the government's response.

Also on the programme: Interpol issues a wanted notice for the former Nissan boss, Carlos Ghosn; and we hear from Zambia, where millions are struggling to survive a severe drought..

(Picture: A burnt out car destroyed by bushfires is seen just outside Batemans Bay in New South Wales on 2 January 2020. Credit: Peter Parks / AFP)

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