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US to end 'Dreamer' migrants scheme

DACA, a scheme introduced by President Obama to assist undocumented people who came to the US as children to become fully fledged US citizens, is to be scrapped by the Trump administration. We hear from a recipient of the scheme. Also on the programme, following the victory of President Assad's forces in the siege of Deir al-Zour how long can the forces of the so-called Islamic State now last in Syria? And we ask: what is actually driving Kim Jong-un of North Korea?

(Picture: Immigration activists rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program during a protest in Grand Army Plaza in Manhattan. Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Rohingya Refugee Surge Hits Bangladesh

The number of Rohingya refugees crossing from Myanmar into Bangladesh has surged, the UN says, with more than 35,000 new arrivals identified in the last 24 hours.

Also in the programme: claims the Zika virus could help combat some brain cancers; and could solar winds be partly responsible for instances of whales beaching themselves?

(Picture: Rohingya families making their way across the Naf River into Bangladesh. Credit: AFP)

US Urges 'Strongest Possible Measures' Against North Korea

Kim Jong-un is "begging for war," the American ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has told the UN Security Council. The United States is pushing for further sanctions in response to North Korea's most powerful nuclear test. So what role should China play in the search for a diplomatic solution?

Also in the programme: Colombia's second largest rebel group agrees its first ever bilateral ceasefire with the government; and the camera that can see through the human body.

(Photo: United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley (R) speaks with Britain's Ambassador to the United Nations, Matthew Rycroft. Credit: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images)

How Should States Respond to North Korea Threat?

US, China and South Korea weigh up how to deal with North Korea's latest weapons test. Also in the programme: American poet John Ashbury has died and could there be a blood test for post traumatic stress disorder?

(Photo: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

US to North Korea: ‘We Have the Ability to Defend Ourselves’

James Mattis, the US Defence Secretary, has warned North Korea that the US has ‘the ability to defend’ itself and its allies following Pyongyang’s claims that, early on Sunday morning, it successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb that could be loaded on to a long-range missile.

Also in the programme: A seismologist tells us that the blast was ‘ten times bigger than the bomb used on Nagasaki’ ; A former American ambassador to China on the diplomatic way forward with North Korea.

(Image: A man a television news programme showing US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un at a railway station in Seoul on 9th August 2017. Credit: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)

North Korea Claims 'Perfect Success' in Hydrogen Bomb Test

North Korea says it has successfully tested a nuclear weapon that could be loaded on to a long-range missile.

Also on the programme: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and candidate Martin Schulz hold a televised debate ahead of the general election; and a picture editor describes some of the strongest photos from Storm Harvey in Texas.

(Photo: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspecting what the state media described as a hydrogen bomb. Copyright: Reuters/KCNA)