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Spanish government propose new regional elections, but Catalan politicians disagree.
Also in the programme: The Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons; Lebanese pop star on Egypt’s LGBT crackdown.
(Photo:Pro-referendum demonstrators displaya placard reading 'Democracy' on a wall during a demonstration outside Barcelona's university in Barcelona. Credit: Getty Images)
This year's Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. We speak to its leader.
Also on the programme: UN has called the continuing lack of international access to Rohingya communities in Myanmar unacceptable and the world's donkey population at risk of being wiped out.
(Photo: ICAN's executive director Beatrice Fihn (left) and coordinator Daniel Hogstan (right) during a press conference after ICAN won the Nobel Peace Prize for its decade-long campaign to rid the world of the atomic bomb. Credit: Getty Images)
Spain's Constitutional Court has ordered the suspension of Monday's session of the regional Catalan parliament, trying to stop its plans to declare unilateral independence from Spain. The court said such a move would be 'a breach of the constitution'. We bring you the latest developments and ask how difficult has it been for Catalans who aren't supporting independence?
Also in the programme: Germany's answer to James Bond falls foul of the tax authorities, and why Russian soldiers have been banned from posting selfies on social media.
Image: Pro-independence of Catalonia demonstrators. Credit: Alex Caparros/Getty Images.
We have an exclusive interview with president Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan about future of Nato troops and peace talks with the Taliban. Also on the programme: the British author Kazuo Ishiguro has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature and a report from northern Iraq where there has been further progress in the fight against the so called ISIS group.
(Photo: Ashraf Ghani. Credit: Getty Images)
Also on the programme: Chemistry Nobel Prize winner Professor Joachim Frank on the childhood that inspired his curiosity; Britain's PM struggles through her party conference speech and it's sixty years since the Sputnik satellite was launched.
(Photo: Pro-independence demonstrators in Barcelona taking part in the regional general strike after violence marred Sunday's referendum vote. Credit: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
The President of Catalonia, Carlos Puigdemont tells the BBC that they plan to declare independence from Spain within days. As the crisis deepens, how far will the government in Madrid go to hang onto the region?
Also on the programme we hear from survivors of Monday's mass shooting in Las Vegas. And the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, coughs throughout her major keynote speech at the Conservative Party Conference.
(Picture: Calos Puigdemont, Credit: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)