BBC Newshour

With the world's 24-hour news cycle now more intense and unrelenting than ever, there's never been a greater need for a programme that cuts through the background noise and provides you with the definitive take on the big stories of the day, brought to you by the BBC's global network of correspondents, with all the information you need to keep up with world events.

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  • Tillerson and Erdogan Talk US / Turkey Tensions
    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been meeting with the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as relations deteriorate. But can the two Nato allies reconcile their difference over US-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria and the anti-government Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen? Also in today's programme, Owen Bennett Jones reports on life in Minnesota for tens of thousands of Somali-Americans. And is the Tasmanian Tiger really extinct? (Photo: Rex Tillerson and Recep Tayyip Erdogan meeting in Ankara. Credit: Reuters)
  • Britain Embarks on EU Withdrawal
    As Britain filed for divorce from the EU, European leaders have rejected British Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for parallel talks on withdrawing and forming a new relationship. The German chancellor Angela Merkel said the EU must first work out how to extricate Britain from commitments built up during forty-four years of membership. (Photo: British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street before heading to the Houses of Parliament before launching the process for leaving the European Union. Credit: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Britain Triggers Brexit Process
    Britain has formally notified the European Union of its intention to leave, initiating a period of negotiations. UK Prime Minister Theresa May said it marked a "historic moment" and a "unique opportunity". The triggering of Article 50 gives both sides two years to reach agreement unless both sides agree to extend the deadline for talks. (Photo: Britain's ambassador to the EU Tim Barrow delivers British Prime Minister Theresa May's formal notice of the UK's intention to leave the bloc under Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty to European Council President Donald Tusk in Brussels. Credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Is Syria's Largest Dam Water-tight?
    US-backed forces have paused their offensive against the so-called IS-stronghold of Raqqa to allow engineers to inspect the strategic Tabqa Dam. IS fighters claimed coalition air strikes had jammed the dam's gates, causing water levels to rise dangerously, potentially risking the lives of thousands of people. Also in the programme: The civilian cost of the battle for Mosul; Thieves steal gold coin weighing 100 kilogrammes. (Photo: Tabqa Dam near Raqqa. Credit: Reuters)
  • Evacuation Continues from 'Capital' of Syria Uprising
    The elderly and injured, young children and rebel fighters with light weapons are being evacuated from the Syrian city of Homs. Most people will be taken to the city of Jarablus in northern Syria. Also in the programme: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny sentenced to 15 days in prison; US-led anti-IS coalition continues investigation into civilian casualties in Iraqi city of Mosul. (Photo: Evacuation continues in al-Waer, the last opposition-held district of Homs. Credit: BBC)
  • Several Hundred Arrested in Moscow Protests
    Thousands of Russians have taken part in anti-corruption rallies across the country, in defiance of the authorities. The biggest protests were in Moscow, where activists say at least seven hundred people (including opposition leader Alexei Navalny) were detained. We hear from an opposition activist and our correspondent in Moscow. Also on the programme: Who the House Freedom Caucus are and why they are crucial for President Donald Trump to pass legislation; and the first ever woman to manage an Italian men's football team. (Image: Police officers detain Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. Credit: AFP / Evgeny Feldman for Alexei Navalny's campaign)
  • New Hong Kong Leader Promises To Heal Divide
    Carrie Lam, a long-time civil servant, vowed to heal divisions in Hong Kong but pro-democracy activists dismissed the election as a sham. Mrs Lam won more than half the votes of a specially-appointed committee of nearly 1,200 people, most of them loyal to the Chinese government. Also in the programme: UN aid reaches western Yemen; and what's up with WhatsApp - should technology companies allow access to encrypted material in terrorism cases? (Photo: Hong Kong's new Chief Executive Carrie Lam. Credit: AP)
  • US Investigates Deadly Mosul Air Strike
    The US military has acknowledged that aircraft of the coalition fighting IS in Iraq hit a location in western Mosul where dozens of civilians were reportedly killed. BBC Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen reports from the city. Also in today's programme, the failure of US Republican Party attempts to repeal and replace Obamacare cast fresh doubt over the deliverability of the rest of President Trump's agenda. Plus, how an ordinary cat burglar ended up stealing priceless works by Van Gogh. (Photo: Smoke rises from the Mosul skyline. Credit: Getty Images)
  • Mosul Air Strikes
    Residents of the Iraqi city of Mosul say recent air strikes have caused mass casualties. One woman told the BBC that nine members of her family have been killed in an operation carried out by US-led strikes. Also on the programme: mass polio vaccination campaign in West and Central Africa; and part two of our investigation looking into the death of a British man in China. (Picture civil protection rescue team clearing the debris of a destroyed house. Credit: AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
  • Republicans Drop Trump Healthcare Bill
    Blow for Trump after his US healthcare bill vote has been withdrawn from Congress. Also in the programme: Ex-Egyptian President Mubarak freed; and Europe at 60. (Photograph shows US President Donald Trump. Credit: Reuters)

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