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14 Episodes

Climate cash win for poor countries at COP28

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said the "loss and damage" fund was essential to delivering climate justice to the most vulnerable. The first pledges -- after a three-decade campaign -- amount to a few hundred million dollars. Also in the programme: the legacy of the late US Secretary of…
30 Nov 2023 5PM 51 min

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger dies

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,…
30 Nov 2023 10AM 50 min

Workers trapped in Indian tunnel being rescued

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…
28 Nov 2023 10AM 48 min

Two-day truce extension agreed in Gaza

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…
27 Nov 2023 5PM 48 min

Israel poised for fourth release of hostages

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…
27 Nov 2023 10AM 52 min

Hamas seeks to extend four-day truce

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…
26 Nov 2023 6PM 50 min

Sierra Leone under curfew as prisoners on the loose

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…
26 Nov 2023 9AM 47 min

Hamas transfers another group of hostages to Israel

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…
25 Nov 2023 4PM 48 min

Gaza: Day Two of hostage releases amid temporary ceasefire

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…
25 Nov 2023 9AM 49 min

Twenty four hostages are released by Hamas

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…
24 Nov 2023 5PM 48 min

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

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…
24 Nov 2023 11AM 49 min