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Recent Episodes

Is US Willing To Act Against Philippines President?

President Rodrigo Duterte's most outspoken critic speaks to us about extra-judicial killings in the Philippines - but how will the US respond? The former US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs, Christopher Hill, says the US is not turning a blind eye to what's happening, but it has limited leverage over the Philippines' domestic policies.

Also on the programme: Philippines Senator Leila de Lima say President Duterte 'a killer'; Syrian rebels burn evacuation buses; and Pakistan ends ban on Bollywood films amid Kashmir tensions.

(Photograph shows Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Philippines Opposition Say President Duterte 'A Killer'

Philippines Senator Leila de Lima is leading efforts to impeach President Rodrigo Duterte after claims he's personally responsible for extrajudicial killings. She tells the BBC that she fears for her safety, but won't leave the Philippines.

Also in the programme, demonstrators in Poland protest against curbs on media access to parliament. And fresh efforts to curb the looting of antiquities from Mali.

(Photo: Rodrigo Duterte at an election campaign rally in May, 2016. Credit: Getty Images)

China to Return US Underwater Drone

China has agreed to return a US underwater drone, seized by a Chinese naval vessel in the South China Sea. Beijing earlier told the United States to stop maritime surveillance operations in the seas off China. The Pentagon said the drone was being used to carry out scientific research, while US President-elect Donald Trump accused the Chinese of "stealing".

Also in the programme, thousands of residents and rebels awaiting evacuation from the ruins of eastern Aleppo are preparing to spend a second night outside in the freezing cold. And a major academic conference in London will discuss the ethics of love and sex with robots.

(Photo: A map of South China Sea with approximate location where vessel was seized Credit: BBC)

New Syria Evacuation Deal Reached

There's new hope for thousands trapped by the fighting in Syria, after Friday's evacuation of fighters and civilians from besieged regions was halted. Also, thoughts move to the evidence available to prosecute parties on both sides for war crimes. But would the evidence stand up in court?

Also in the programme, Anne Frank experts cast doubt on the widely held belief her family was informed upon. And we explore the musical roots of English slang words.

(Photo: Injured Syrian siblings in a hospital on the Syrian side of the Syria / Turkey border this week. Credit: Getty Images)

Obama Defends His Syrian Policy

President Barack Obama defends his Syrian policy in what may be his last press conference; South Sudan refugee crisis; and for the first time in its history, Peru is broadcasting in Quechua.

(Image: Barack Obama gives final news conference at the White House. Credit: Reuters)

Eastern Aleppo Evacuation Halted

The evacuation of civilians and rebel fighters from eastern Aleppo has been interrupted. The Russian Defence Ministry claims the operation is complete, but Turkey - which helped to broker the evacuation - has contradicted Russia, and says many people in the rebel enclave want to leave.

(Photo: Syrians are evacuated from a rebel-held area of Aleppo towards rebel-held territory in the west of Aleppo"s province on December 16, 2016. Credit: Getty Images)