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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)
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)
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)
Blow for Trump after his US healthcare bill vote has been withdrawn from Congress.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)
Police reveal that the London attacker had a violent past and spent several spells in prison. The man originally identified as 52-year-old Khalid Masood killed four people, including a police officer, in Westminster on Wednesday.
Also in the programme: US Congress prepares to vote on reforming Obamacare and Newshour's Lyse Doucet is in Palmyra.
(Photo: A man takes photos of floral tributes on Westminster Bridge after attack. Credit: RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images)
British police have released details of the man behind Wednesday's attack. Eight people have also been arrested.
Also in the programme: US Congress postpones vote on Obamacare replacement; Israeli man arrested over threats to Jewish cultural centres in the US.
(Photo: Members of the public light candles during a candlelit vigil at Trafalgar Square on March 23, 2017. Credit:Carl Court/Getty Images)