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Recent Episodes

Half-Brother of North Korean Leader Reported Killed

A source close to the Malaysian Prime Minister's Office has confirmed to the BBC that Kim Jong Un's half brother has been assassinated inside the airport at Kuala Lumpur. Kim Jong Nam, was the eldest son of the late North Korean leader, Kim Jong Il, but is thought to have fled the country after he was passed over for the leadership of the regime.

(Photo: Kim Jong-Nam getting off a bus to board an airplane at Narita airport near Tokyo in 2001. Credit: Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images)

What do the US and Canadian leaders have in common?

The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has just had his first face-to-face meeting with the new US President Donald Trump. On the surface, the two men don't have much in common. But they share a huge border, and intertwined economies. Also on the programme: the Iranian director on his award-winning movie, which is part history, part horror; and the robbers who came from the skies to scoop antique books.

(President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shake hands during a joint news conference in the White House. Credit: AP)

Michael Flynn Controversy

A top White House official declined in several interviews over the weekend to defend national security adviser, Michael Flynn, amid controversy over his alleged contacts with Russian officials before Mr Trump took office. Mr Flynn reportedly discussed sanctions with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak in the weeks before the inauguration.

Also on the programme: Grammys 2017 losers and winners and why ballet is good for rugby?

(Photo: Michael Flynn. Credit: Getty Images)

Anti-Trump Protests in Mexico

Thousands of Mexicans have protested against President Trump's immigration policy. The protests were held in several cities including the capital Mexico City.

Also on the programme Jazz legend Al Jarreau dies and La La Land takes the top prizes at the Baftas, the last major film awards before the Oscars.

(Photo: Protesters take part in an anti-Trump march in Mexico City. Credit: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile Test

The South Korean military says a ballistic missile fired by North Korea flew about 500 kilometres, landing in the Sea of Japan. Pyongyang has conducted a number of nuclear and missile test - both in breach of United Nations sanctions.

Also on the programme: one of the so-called Islamic State's strongholds in northern Syria looks like it's about to be seized by Turkish troops.

And Latin America's vast corruption scandal - and the Panama link.

(Photo: South Koreans watching a news broadcast at a station in Seoul. Credit: EPA/Kim Hee-Chul)

Muslim Nonprofit Groups Reject Federal Funding

At least four Muslim groups in the US have rejects federal funds for fighting extremism to protest at some of President Trump's policies, which they believe are anti-Islamic. We speak to head of one group, the Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School in California, and the founder of the Republican Muslim Coalition, who disagrees.

Also in the programme: one of Japan's best known manga artists, Jiro Taniguchi, has died in France, and we speak to an American army officer and the Afghan translator he worked with and helped to bring him to US.

(Photo: an Interfaith Rally for Muslims and Refugees in Atlanta, Georgia, Feb 4th 2017. Credit: Getty Images)