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21
JUL
9am

Iran tanker seizure: tense radio exchange with British navy vessel

A recording has emerged of radio exchanges between a Royal Navy frigate and Iranian armed forces vessels, moments before a UK-flagged oil tanker was seized in the Gulf on Friday. We hear from the maritime security company that obtained the recording.

Also in the programme: a French charity is resuming migrant rescue operations in the Mediterranean seven months after another of their vessels had its registration revoked and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky is hoping to consolidate his power in a snap election.

Photo: British-flagged tanker Stena Impero anchored in Bandar Abbas in southern Iran. Credit:TASNIM NEWS / AFP)
20
JUL
9am

Tanker seizure: UK Foreign Minister warns Iran against choosing 'dangerous path'

On Friday Iranian authorities seized a British-flagged tanker in the Gulf. Iran said the vessel was "violating international maritime rules". We’ll hear the latest on the tanker’s status, discuss why it wasn’t given Royal Navy protection, and find out what’s happened to the Iranian tanker that was detained off the coast of Gibraltar earlier in the month – a move Iran warned the UK would face retaliation for.

Also in the programme: it’s 50 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people to set foot on the Moon; and Germany pays tribute to Claus von Stauffenberg and others who tried, 75 years ago, to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

(Picture: British-flagged tanker Stena Impero anchored in Bandar Abbas in southern Iran. Credit: AFP/Tasnim News)
19
JUL
5pm

Iran seizes British oil tanker

Iranian state television says a British oil tanker Stena Impero has been seized in the Strait of Hormuz. A statement from Iran's Revolutionary Guards said that the tanker had been captured at the request of the maritime authorities for "not following international maritime regulations"

Also in the programme: Srebrenica massacre: Dutch Supreme Court upholds a ruling that the state is partly to blame for the deaths of 350 Muslim men killed in 1995; And Algeria and Senegal face each other in the Africa Cup of Nations final.

(Photo: British oil tanker Stena Impero; Credit: Stena Bulk/PA Wire)
18
JUL
5pm

British parliament vote makes no-deal Brexit more difficult

The British parliament has voted to make it more difficult for the next prime minister to try to force through a no-deal Brexit. The amendment makes it harder to suspend parliament -- a move that Boris Johnson, the favourite to succeed Theresa May, has not ruled out.

Also in the programme: A US warship shoots down an Iranian drone in the Persian Gulf; and the founder of the Republican Muslim Coalition on President Trump's controversial "they can leave" remarks.

(Photo: The four tellers announcing the result of the voting on the "Benn Amendment" in the British House of Commons on 18 July 2019. The Benn Amendment is aimed at preventing the next prime minister from suspending Parliament to pursue a no-deal Brexit. Credit: EPA/UK Parliamentary Recording Unit)
18
JUL
10am

Iran seizes ‘fuel-smuggling’ tanker in the Persian Gulf

Iranian television says the Revolutionary Guards seized a foreign tanker in the Gulf on Sunday. The report says the vessel was smuggling one million litres of fuel. There was no mention of which country it belonged to.

Also in the programme: Instagram begins hiding the number of 'likes' posts get - in an attempt to reduce social pressure on users; and how a German firm approved a dam in Brazil, before it burst.

(Photo: The Revolutionary Guards' naval force is tasked with patrolling the Strait of Hormuz. Credit: AFP)
17
JUL
10am

Power sharing agreement signed in Sudan

Sudan's ruling military council has signed a deal with the opposition to form a power-sharing government. It follows months of unrest in which hundreds have died.

Also on the programme: the Norwegian pensioner jailed in Russia for spying, and the menstrual cup revolution.

(Photo: Protestors celebrate and flash the victory sign on the streets of Khartoum, Sudan, Credit:Ali Marwan /EPA)
16
JUL
10am

50 years since Apollo 11 launch

Surviving astronauts from the first moon landing are taking part in events to mark the 50th anniversary of the mission launch.

Also in the programme: How London surgeons separated conjoined twins connected by their skulls, and can Germany's Defence Minister win over the European parliament to clinch the EU's top job?

(Picture: Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., Lunar Module Pilot, stands near a scientific experiment on the lunar surface. Credit: NASA/Newsmakers)
15
JUL
5pm

'They can leave' Trump defends tweets

President Trump defends tweets many see as racist, critical of 4 Democratic Congresswomen all of whom are non-white, saying "They can leave". On the same day the Trump administration announces that from tomorrow, Central American asylum seekers should seek refuge in the first country they travel through.

Also in the programme: the Iranian foreign minister tells the BBC that as tensions with the US and its allies in the Persian Gulf increase, "if there is a war then I do not think anyone will be safe in our region". And does the eating disorder anorexia nervosa have physiological as well as psychological roots?

(Photo: Democratic Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (L), Ayanna Pressley (C), and Rashida Tlaib (R) attend a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on 15 July 2019. Without identifying them by name, President Trump attacked the three minority lawmakers in a tweet, saying they should "go back" to their countries. The three freshman congresswomen are natural-born US citizens. Credit: EPA/Jim Lo Scalzo)
15
JUL
10am

EU foreign ministers meet to discuss Iran

"A bad response to a bad decision" is how the French Foreign Minister described Iran's breaches of the 2015 international nuclear agreement, the JCPOA, which the United States pulled out of last year. But what can he and his colleagues from Britain and Germany do to persuade Iran to continue to honour the deal? Plus a rare report from Iran itself.

Also on the programme the ebola virus has been confirmed to have appeared in the city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo, home to more than a million people. Can it be contained? And we also hear from composer, Philip Glass.

(Picture: Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok, Belgian Foreign Affairs Minister Didier Reynders, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz and Hungarian Foreign Affairs Minister Peter Szijjarto during a Foreign Affairs meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels Credit: EPA/Oikonomou)
14
JUL
5pm

United States immigration raids

A roundup of illegal immigrants by ICE agents sparks anxiety across the US.

Also in the programme: we report from Iran on growing tensions between Tehran and Washington DC; the Cricket World Cup and Wimbledon Men's Tennis finals both come to dramatic and historic conclusions; and one of the original 'software engineers' on the Apollo programme discusses an error made during Apollo 11's descent.

Picture: a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer. Credit: Getty Images.
14
JUL
9am

Tension in the Gulf: a view from Tehran

Our correspondent speaks to people on the streets of Qom and Tehran as tension rises on the Gulf and Iran moves away from the Nuclear Deal.

Also on the programme, remembering the Somali journalist Hodan Nalayeh; and President Macron's ambitions in space.

Picture: British Navy Destroyer HMS Duncan in the Gulf. Credit: LA (PHOT) Ben Sutton/MoD/PA Wire
13
JUL
9am

Rakhine State: Authorities say some displaced families are returning

Burmese authorities have said that some families displaced by violence are returning to Rakhine. Our Myanmar Correspondent Nick Beake has been allowed into Rakhine to witness hundreds of new homes being handed over, although none of the recipients are from the Muslim minority.

Also on the programme: At least twenty six people are known to have died in Friday's militant attack on a hotel in southern Somalia; and as a giant x ray telescope prepares to blast off into space - what images are scientists hoping to capture? (Photo: Rohingya refugees, Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

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