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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)
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)
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)
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)
The countries of the G7 - which does not include Russia - are likely to discuss the Syrian conflict when they meet. High on the agenda is the question of what they can do to pressure Russia to distance itself from Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.
Also in the programme: What's it like to be a sports star who almost made it? Is the Egyptian government doing enough to protect its Coptic Christian population?
(Photo: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks with the media after he greeted Chinese President Xi Jinping at Palm Beach International Airport on April 6, 2017 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Two blasts targeting Coptic Christians in Egypt on Palm Sunday have killed at least 45 people. An explosion at St George's Coptic church in Tanta killed 29 people. Hours later, a blast outside St Mark's Coptic church in Alexandria left 16 dead.
Also on the programme: clashes between anti-government protesters and police in the Venezuelan capital Caracas; and a friend reflects on the life of that pioneer of rock n' roll, Chuck Berry.
(Photo: The aftermath of an explosion that took place at a Coptic church on Sunday in Egypt. Credit: REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)