BBC Newshour

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Recent Episodes

North Korea Condemned on Nuclear Test

North Korea's "successful" test of a hydrogen bomb draws international condemnation. An eyewitness to the New Year's eve sexual assaults in Cologne. Stories of starvation from besieged Syrian towns.

(Photo: National Flag of North Korea. Credit: Public Domain)

North Korea "Successfully" Tests Hydrogen Bomb

There's been widespread condemnation of North Korea's claim to have carried out its first hydrogen bomb test, but experts have expressed scepticism about the claims; The German city of Cologne is still in shock after reports of mass sexual assaults on New Year's Eve; The French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez dies at the age of ninety.

(Photo: The North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Credit: AFP.YONHAP/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Unveils New Restrictions on Guns

Lieutenant Governor of Texas on gun control in US; Cologne sex attacks; Lloyd Webber remembers Robert Stigwood.

(Photo: President Barack Obama wipes away tears from his eyes as he speaks on US gun control in the White House. Credit: AP)

Hong Kong Bookseller

A diplomatic row is brewing between Britain and China over the disappearance of a bookseller in Hong Kong; American singer and political activist Harry Belafonte on the Black Lives Matter movement and President Obama; flirting on live television: Jamaican cricketer Chris Gayle causes a social media storm in Australia.

Saudi Arabia-Iran tensions rise

Row over Saudi execution of Shia cleric spreads; Sweden steps up identity checks on its border with Denmark; four new elements added to the periodic table.

Picture shows Saudi Justice Ministry Spokesman Sheikh Mansour Al-Ghefary. (Credit: BBC)