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5pm

Pope rules against married priests in the Amazon

The Catholic church will not allow married men in the Amazon region to become priests, after Pope Francis rejected the recommendations of a synod. We'll hear reaction from the rainforest region.

Also: as the head of the WHO says the coronavirus outbreak in China may no longer be accelerating' we hear from a volunteer healthworker in Wuhan; and the case of the four federal prosecutors who quit as their bosses at the department of justice overruled their tough sentencing recommendation for a former advisor of President Trump.

(Photo: Representatives of one of the Amazon rainforest's ethnic groups take part in Pope Francis' mass at the Vatican. Credit: TIZIANA FABI/AFP via Getty )
12
FEB
10am

Turkey threatens to attack Syrian forces

The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has issued a stark warning to the Syrian regime threatening a rapid military response if any further damage is done to Turkish soldiers. We hear from Idlib and from the UN on the ongoing humanitarian crisis.

Also in the programme: a Wuhan volunteer on fighting Covid-19; and the Pope's decision on Amazon celibacy.

(Picture: Internally displaced Syrians from western Aleppo countryside, ride on a vehicle with belongings in Hazano near Idlib. Credit: Reuters)
11
FEB
5pm

Omar al-Bashir: Sudan agrees ex-president must face ICC

Sudan's rulers agree to hand over ex-President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court to face genocide and war crimes charges. We speak to a Sudan specialist and someone who fled violence in Darfur.

Also in the programme: The World Health Organisation gives the coronavirus a new name, and issues a new warning. And a piano virtuoso is mourning the loss of her "best friend" after movers dropped her grand piano.

(Picture: Sudan's ousted President Omar al-Bashir appears in court in Khartoum, Sudan on December 14, 2019. Credit: Mahmoud Hajaj/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

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