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Recent Episodes

China Announces 7% Increase in Defence Spending

China says it will increase military spending by about 7% this year in order to "preserve peace and security" in the region.

Also on the programme: President Trump accuses former US President Barack Obama of tapping his phones; and does Uber use secretive software?

(Picture: A member of the Chinese military. Credit AP)

Mosul Chemical Weapons

Several people injured in a chemical weapons attack in Mosul. So what was used and who used it?

Also on the programme: experimental home internet in Cuba and a BBC team is roughed up in China.

(Picture: Iraqi families fleeing Mosul. Credit: AFP/AP/ARIS MESSINISARIS MESSINIS/Getty Images)

The Civilians Caught in Battle for Mosul

As Iraqi forces close in on Islamic State group in Mosul, we hear from civilians who are trapped or fleeing for their lives.

Also on the programme, will former prime minister Alain Juppe join the French presidential campaign? And a promising advance in embryo science: we hear from lead researcher Professor Magdalena Zernicka Goetz.

(Photo: An Iraqi Army officer uses his mobile phone to film a rocket launched towards Islamic State militants during a battle in Mosul. Credit: Reuters)

US Attorney General Steps Aside From Russia Probe

The US Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, has removed himself from investigations into alleged Russian interference in the US election. He has been under mounting pressure to step aside after it emerged that he met the Russian ambassador during the election campaign. We ask a former British ambassador to Washington how unusual it is for foreign ambassadors to meet US politicians and what the standard diplomatic protocol is.

Also in the programme: artists pool resources to save Nina Simone's house; and a British doctor is reunited with baby Maram, who was badly wounded in Syria last year.

(Photo: Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Credit: AFP)

Democrats Call on Jeff Sessions to Quit

The US justice department confirmed Attorney General Jeff Sessions met Russia's ambassador during the election campaign despite telling his confirmation hearing he had "no communications with the Russians". We hear the view of a Democratic Congressman and a former official in the George W Bush administration.

Also in the programme: The French presidential candidate, Emmanuel Macron, unveils his policy priorities; and a potential new way to treat HIV.

(Image: Attorney General Jeff Sessions at his swearing in ceremony at the White House. Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Brexit: House of Lords Vote Over EU Nationals

UK government has been defeated after the House of Lords said ministers should guarantee EU nationals' right to stay in the UK after Brexit. Also in the programme, abuse survivor quits Vatican's child protection panel; and the world's oldest fossil.

(Photograph shows the Union Jack flag flying in front of the Big Ben. Credit: Getty Images)