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9am

Egyptians protest against President Sisi

Tear gas has been fired to disperse demonstrators in Egypt, at some of the first protests since President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi took power in 2014. Hundreds of Egyptians filled Tahrir Square in Cairo demanding his resignation. The protests were in response to corruption allegations against President Sisi's government.

Also in the programme: the United States sends troops and missile systems to Saudi Arabia; and new research reveals that many doctors don't understand dementia and its treatments.

(Picture: Protestors in Cairo, Egypt. Credit: EPA/STRINGER)
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6pm

Climate change: millions protest worldwide

Worldwide demonstrations are held to protest global warming. We hear from the teenager behind the strike, Swedish campaigner Greta Thunberg. Also on the programme: A US Congressman tells us about the controversy surrounding a whistleblower being prevented from speaking; and the American gun manufacturer who is no longer producing its civilian semi-automatic rifles.

(Photo: Youths walk down Pennsylvania Avenue while participating in the Climate Strike March in Washington DC on 20 September 2019. Credit: EPA/ Michael Reynolds)
20
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10am

Climate change: millions attend global strike

The movement was started by the young Swedish activist Greta Thunberg who promoted the idea that children should stay out of school and make their voices heard. It has spread to older students and workers, with millions taking places in marches around the world today. The demonstrations come just three days before the start of a UN summit on climate change in New York.

Also on the programme, a newspaper report states a whistle-blower has claimed President Trump made an inappropriate promise to a foreign leader during a phone call. Donald Trump denies it as fake news but the complaint is now in the hands of spy agencies.

And oil prices spiked after drone attacks on Saudi Arabia - how big has the impact been on global markets?

(Picture: Youths hold placards and shout slogans as they participate in a climate strike in New Delhi. Credit: Money Sharma/AFP/Getty Images)
19
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5pm

Israel election: two main parties vie for power

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main opponent in Israel's general elections, Benny Gantz, have made separate calls for a unity government after voting results showed that neither were able to form a separate governing coalition. We hear from Ofer Shelah, a member of Knesset for the rival Blue and White alliance.

Also in the programme: Twenty killed in Afghanistan; and China's pork reserves.

(Picture: Retired Israeli General Benny Gantz, leader and candidate of the Israel Resilience party that is part of the Blue and White alliance looks on during a press conference in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv. Credit: AFP/Getty Images.)
19
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10am

Afghanistan war: Dozens of civilians killed in two deadly attacks

Dozens of civilians have been killed in Afghanistan in the latest attacks in a surge of violence following the collapse of peace talks earlier this month.

Also in the programme: Nuclear bosses cleared over Fukushima disaster; and Netanyahu and Gantz compete over leadership in Israeli election.

Picture: Afghan security forces investigate the site where a Taliban car bomb detonated near an intelligence services building in Qalat in Zabul province. Credit: Getty Images.
18
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5pm

Saudis say oil attack was sponsored by Iran

A Saudi defence ministry spokesman has showed journalists the wreckage of what he says were Iranian-made drones and missiles used to attack a Saudi oil refinery. The US Secretary of State has described the attack as an act of war.

Also in the programme: President Trump has stripped the state of California of its power to set car emission standards; and India has banned electronic cigarettes, saying they pose a health risk.

Photo: Wreckage that Saudi Arabia says is from drones and missiles used to attack its oil facilities. Credit: Reuters
18
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10am

Israel election: Netanyahu and rival headed for deadlock

Preliminary results from Israel's second general election in five months indicate that the two main parties are deadlocked. With ninety percent of the vote counted, it appears that neither the Likud party of the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, nor the rival Blue and White alliance has a clear path to forming a coalition government.

Also in the programme: Saudi Arabia's amabassador to the UK warns against a hasty response to the attack on his country's oil industry; and the vice-president of Venezuela's National Assembly, Edgar Zambrano, has been released from a military base after being detained there for four months.

Picture: This combination picture created on September 18, 2019 shows, Benny Gantz (R), and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L). Credit: Getty Images.
17
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5pm

Polls close in Israeli election

Will Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu be able to hold on to power? Hear the result of exit polls and analysis from Jerusalem.

Also in the programme: US officials reportedly identify southern Iran as the launch site for drones and missiles that targeted oil facilities in Saudi Arabia; a BBC analysis reveals 74 people were killed every day in Afghanistan during August; and the UK's Supreme Court considers whether PM Boris Johnson lied to the Queen.

Photo: Election posters showing Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz. Credit: AFP.
17
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11am

Saudi oil attacks: US says intelligence shows Iran involved

The United States has issued satellite images and cited intelligence to back its claim that Iran was behind attacks on major Saudi oil facilities. (Iran denies involvement in Saturday's air attacks, which were claimed by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels in Yemen). Global oil supplies have been cut by 5% and prices have soared.

Also in the programme: The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been meeting the EU Commissioner Jean-Claude Junker to discuss Brexit; and financial regulators are questioning Facebook officials in Switzerland about the company's plans to launch its own cryptocurrency, the Libra, next year.

Picture: A satellite image shows an apparent drone strike on an Aramco oil facility in Harad, Saudi Arabia September 14, 2019. Credit: Planet Labs Inc.
16
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5pm

Iran denies American claims over Saudi oil attacks

The United States cites intelligence to back its claims that Iran was behind Saturday's attacks on Saudi oil facilities. Hear a rejection of those allegations from Tehran.

Also in the programme: Former CIA contractor turned whistle-blower Edward Snowden says he'd like to return to the United States; podcasters eye up Africa for growth in the industry; and are government agricultural subsidies around the world partly responsible for making climate change worse?

Photo: Satellite images of Saudi oil facilities. Credit: US Government and Digital Global.
15
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5pm

Hong Kong: Petrol bombs and water cannon used in clashes

Police in Hong Kong have used water cannon and tear gas against protesters throwing petrol bombs and bricks on the fifteenth straight weekend of anti-government action.

Also in the programme: The leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran are meeting in Ankara on Monday, in their latest round of talks on Syria; Tunisia has held its second free presidential poll since the 2011 uprising that became known as the Arab Spring.

(Photo: A protester throws a brick at police outside the Central Government Complex on September 15, 2019 in Hong Kong. Credit: Getty Images)

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