Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.


  • Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger dies

    30/11/2023 Duração: 48min

    Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who played a pivotal and polarising role in US foreign policy during the Cold War, has died at the age of 100.He served as America's top diplomat and national security adviser during the Nixon and Ford administrations. Despite leaving office in the mid-1970s, he continued to be consulted by generations of leaders for decades. We'll hear about his impact on international relations.Also in the programme: The world's most important climate talks have just got underway in the United Arab Emirates; and how the genetic data of half a million people in the UK could help scientists around the world them understand diseases and find new treatments.(Photo shows Henry Kissinger on a visit to China in January 2012. Credit: David Gray/Reuters)

  • 29/11/2023 21:06 GMT

    29/11/2023 Duração: 49min

    Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.

  • Hopes of Gaza truce extension as more hostages and prisoners set to be freed in deal

    29/11/2023 Duração: 47min

    What it's like to hold your mother, freed after fifty days of being held hostage? We speak to Noam Sagi, reunited with his 75 year old mother Ada last night. We get the latest on the ceasefire and the negotiations from our correspondent in Jerusalem. Also in the programme: a mass trial of pro-democracy activists resumes in Hong Kong. And why Finland is about to close its last border crossing with Russia.(IMAGE: Israeli hostage Ada Sagi in an ambulance after getting out of an Israeli army helicopter at Sheba Medical Center in Tel HaShomer neighbourhood in Ramat Gan, Israel, 28 November 2023. Israel and Hamas agreed to a four-day ceasefire mediated by Qatar, the USA, and Egypt, which came into effect on 24 November and includes a deal for the release of people held by Hamas in the Gaza Strip in exchange for Palestinians detained in Israeli prisons / CREDIT: EPA/ABIR SULTAN)

  • 28/11/2023 21:06 GMT

    28/11/2023 Duração: 48min

    Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.

  • Workers trapped in Indian tunnel being rescued

    28/11/2023 Duração: 48min

    Forty- one construction workers trapped for seventeen days inside a collapsed road tunnel in northern India are now being rescued; our correspondent is at the site in Uttarakhand. We ask an an earth scientist what lessons should be learned.Also in the programme: the truce between Israel and Hamas enters a fifth day, with more Israeli hostages and Palestinian prisoners due to be released. We hear from the ICRC, at the heart of the handover. Plus the first transatlantic flight fuelled entirely by reprocessed waste, and a spat between the British and Greek prime ministers.(IMAGE: Local villagers watch the site of a tunnel on the Brahmakal Yamunotri National Highway in Uttarkashi, India, 28 November 2023. 41 workers became trapped after an under-construction tunnel collapsed on 12 November 2023 / CREDIT: EPA / Abhyudaya Kotnala)

  • Two-day truce extension agreed in Gaza

    27/11/2023 Duração: 48min

    Qatar says Israel and Hamas have agreed to a two-day extension to the current truce. We hear from senior Israeli and Palestinian figures. Also in the programme: UAE’s plans to use its role as the COP28 host to strike oil deals; and historian Serhii Plokhy on whether the West has forgotten about the war in Ukraine. (Picture: Palestinians walk among the rubble, amid the temporary truce between Hamas and Israel, at Khan Younis refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip. Credit: Reuters/Mohammed Salem)

  • Israel poised for fourth release of hostages

    27/11/2023 Duração: 49min

    A fourth exchange of Israeli hostages for Palestinian prisoners scheduled for today while efforts continue to secure an extension of the truce. We hear from Likud MK Boaz Bismuth.Also in the programme: New Zealand cancels smoking ban; and Booker prize winning author Paul Lynch.(Picture: Avihai Brodutch hugs his children Oria Brodutch, 4, and Ofri Brodutch, 10, and wife Hagar Brodutch after being reunited with them in Israel on November 26. Credit: REUTERS/3rd Party)

  • Hamas seeks to extend four-day truce

    26/11/2023 Duração: 48min

    Hamas has said it's seeking to extend the four day truce with Israel that has seen dozens of hostages released from Gaza in return for Palestinian prisoners. President Biden has also said that his goal is to keep the pause in the fighting in Gaza going beyond Monday, so that all captives can be brought home. We will get the latest from our correspondent in Jerusalem.Also in the programme: a nationwide curfew is still in place in Sierra Leone after armed men attacked the armoury of a military barracks in the capital Freetown; and the winner of this year's Booker Prize for fiction is set to be announced.(Picture; Israeli scout hold Israeli flags as they gather outside the Schneider Children's Medical Center waiting for released hostages. Credit: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

  • Sierra Leone under curfew as prisoners on the loose

    26/11/2023 Duração: 47min

    Sierra Leone has been placed under a nationwide curfew as armed men broke into a prison, setting inmates free. We are live in the capital Freetown with our correspondent Umaru Fofana and we speak to the Information Minister.Also in the programme: the latest on the hostages in the Israel Gaza conflict- including the elated mother of a Thai captive, just released; and the women who could be the last shepherdesses of the Pakistani mountains.(Photo: Hooded armed men in military fatigues stand on a street after unidentified gunmen attacked military barracks and attempted to break into an armoury in Freetown, Sierra Leone November 26, 2023. Reuters/Umaru Fofana)

  • Hamas transfers another group of hostages to Israel

    25/11/2023 Duração: 48min

    Another 13 Israeli hostages and several foreign nationals held in Gaza have been handed over by Hamas to the Red Cross. An earlier delay to the release of the hostages was resolved following mediation with Egypt and Qatar. We hear from our correspondent in Jerusalem, and voices on the ground. Also on the programme, we hear how the civil war in Sudan has been over shadowed by events in the Middle East, and the war in Ukraine; how the El Nino weather pattern is causing this year to be the hottest on record, and a rare book owned by Jane Austen goes to auction.(Photo: A boy looks at placards as people wait for news of hostages to be released by Hamas. Credit: Reuters/Alexander Ermochenko)

  • Gaza: Day Two of hostage releases amid temporary ceasefire

    25/11/2023 Duração: 48min

    Israeli authorities say 14 hostages held by Hamas will be released on Saturday, the second day of a temporary ceasefire between Hamas and Israel. Meanwhile, aid is being allowed into Gaza.137 lorries carrying medical supplies, fuel and food entered from Egypt. We'll hear from the UN's Palestinian agency on what Gazans need most during this temporary reprieve.Also in the programme: Russian authorities are limiting access to abortions in an attempt to confront the country's longstanding demographic crisis; and the killing of a young woman in Italy has prompted a reckoning about violence against women.(Picture: Palestinians gather to fill liquid gas cylinders during a temporary truce between Hamas and Israel in the southern Gaza Strip. Picture credit: REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

  • Twenty four hostages are released by Hamas

    24/11/2023 Duração: 48min

    Israel says 24 hostages released by Hamas in Gaza are all in good health and are having medical tests in Israel, before they're reunited with their families. We hear from the brother of a female hostage still to be released.Also in the programme: the mystery cosmic ray; and Joan Armatrading's new symphony.(Picture: Hostages who were abducted by Hamas gunmen during the October 7 attack on Israel are handed over by Hamas militants to the International Red Cross. Credit: REUTERS)

  • First hostages set to be freed by Hamas under Israel truce deal

    24/11/2023 Duração: 49min

    As part of a temporary ceasefire deal with Israel, 39 Palestinian detainees held in Israeli jails are due to then be released to the West Bank.Also on the programme: there is shock in Ireland as far-right rioters trash parts of central Dublin; and the former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is granted parole by a South African court. (Image: People look at an installation which shows the pictures of hostages in Tel Aviv, Israel, on 24 November 2023. Credit: Reuters/Zvulun )

  • 23/11/2023 20:06 GMT

    23/11/2023 Duração: 48min

    Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.

  • US abortion clinics start to close after landmark ruling

    25/06/2022 Duração: 48min

    Activists say they will stage more protests against the US Supreme Court ruling that's removed the constitutional right to abortion. Also in the programme: Russia has launched a barrage of missiles at targets in the north and west of Ukraine; and police in Norway say they are treating shootings in and outside a gay bar in Oslo as a terrorist attack. (Photo: Some protesters gathered outside the home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Credit: Reuters)