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Beslan School Massacre: Russia 'Failed' Hostages

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Russia used disproportionate force to end the 2004 Beslan school siege. More than 300 people, 186 of them children, died after Russian forces ousted Chechen militants who had stormed the school. Russia described the ruling as 'utterly unacceptable' and said it will appeal.

Also in the programme: Countdown to Turkish referendum and the legal trade in ivory from mammoth tusks.

(Photo: People gather in Beslan School to commemorate victims of the 2004 massacre. Credit: TASS via Getty Images)

US-Russian Relations at a 'Low Point'

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Russia where he has met with President Putin and Foreign Secretary Sergei Lavrov. Mr Tillerson said ties with Russia are at a low point and must improve, while Mr Lavrov said the two sides needed to overcome "time-bomb issues" inherited from Barack Obama's administration.

Also in the programme; the latest on the investigation into the explosion targeting the team bus of the German football team Borussia Dortmund; and celebrating with one of the oldest women living in Africa on her 117th birthday.

(Picture:Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attend a press conference after their talks in Moscow on April 12. Credit: Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)

Borussia Dortmund Attack

German police are investigating a possible Islamic extremist link to the bombing of the Borussia Dortmund football team's bus. Also in the programme; US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Moscow for Syria talks; and ex-Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad registers in 2017 presidential election.

(Picture: Police stand next to the Dortmund Brackel Training Ground the day after an explosion targeted the Borussia Dortmund team bus. Credit: Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Getty Images)

US Secretary of State in Russia for Syria Talks

The US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, is in Russia for talks as tensions grow between Moscow and Washington over Syria. He is the most senior US official to visit Moscow since President Donald Trump assumed office.

Also in the programme, details on an explosion near the team bus for Borussia Dortmund injuring one of their players ahead tonight's Champions League football match, and how a tiny bi-weekly local newspaper with a circulation of three thousand won the USA's highest journalistic and literary prize.

(Picture: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson disembarks from an airplane upon his arrival at the Vnukovo II Government airport in Moscow. Credit: Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)

G7 Divided Over Syria and Russia

The G7 group of nations has failed to reach agreement over new sanctions against Russia and Syria.

Foreign ministers were seeking a common position on the Syrian conflict, before the US Secretary of State flies to Russia to try to persuade it to abandon its Syrian ally.

Also in the programme; reports of modern day slave markets in Libya and; scientists travel to the Himalayas to drill the world's highest glacier with an adapted car wash.

(Picture: Mugs displaying portraits of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are seen in central Damascus. Credit: Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images)

G7 Meeting Focuses on Syria

Foreign ministers from the G7 industrialised nations are meeting in Italy where discussions are focused on western policy towards Syria and Russia. A former US ambassador to Damascus reflects on the options open to the Trump administration. Also in the programme; the USA, Canada and Mexico officially launch a bid to jointly host the 2026 football World Cup and; reports of imprisonment and torture of homosexuals in Chechnya.

(Picture: Syrians walk past a portrait of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus. Credit: Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images)