BBC Newshour

BBC's most experienced correspondents bring you compelling interviews on every subject. From devastating natural disasters to inspiring triumphs of the human spirit, BBC Newshour has the world covered.

Recent Episodes

Afghanistan Welcomes Trump Troops Pledge

President Ashraf Ghani has thanked the US, after Donald Trump stressed Washington's continuing military commitment to Afghanistan, reversing his campaign calls for a quick withdrawal.

Also in the programme: India's Supreme Court bans the practice of instant Islamic divorce; and what checks can be made by mosques to prevent the appointment of radical imams?

(Picture: US troops training the Afghan Army in Helmand. Credit: BBC)

Barcelona Suspect Shot Dead

The man suspected of killing 13 people in the Barcelona van attack, Younes Abouyaaqoub, has been shot dead by police in Spain.

Also in the programme: millions of Americans witness a total eclipse of the sun; and how Africa's booming population could change the continent.

Picture: The scene of the fatal shooting of Barcelona van attack suspect Younes Abouyaaqoub. Credit: AFP

US Warship Collision

Ten US sailors are missing after a US Navy destroyer collided with an oil tanker near the Strait of Malacca. It's the second such incident in recent months. Also in the programme: eclipse fever; and Big Ben falls silent.

(Photo: The US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain is seen after a collision. Credit: Reuters)

Grace Mugabe granted diplomatic immunity after assault allegation

The South African government has confirmed that it granted diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's First Lady, Grace Mugabe, enabling her to return home in the early hours of Sunday. Also: a former US Neo Nazi on race in America; and the 'golden record' flying through space

(Photo: file photo from June 2017 of Grace Mugabe addressing a crowd in Zimbabwe. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

The Battle for Tal Afar

Iraqi forces launch a ground offensive to retake Tal Afar, which fell to so-called Islamic State in 2014. Also in the programme: deadly floods in Bangladesh; and remembering American comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory.

(Photo: Iraqi armoured units head for the town of Tal Afar. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Finland terror victim: "I'm not a hero"

After the first terror attack in Finnish history, we speak to a paramedic who intervened to try to defend one of the victims. Also: protecting the Irish language; and should Confederate statues stand or fall in the US?

(Photo: A police car patrolling the Market Square in Turku, Finland, 19 August 2017. Credit: EPA/MARKKU OJALA)