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Recent Episodes

North Korea Tests Another Missile

US aircraft carrier has arrived in waters off the Korean peninsula just hours after North Korea conducts another missile test.

Also on the programme: EU leaders meet to decide Brexit stance; President Trump's 100 Days; and a forgotten co-founder of South Africa's ANC honoured 100 years after her death.

(Picture: Korean missile test. Credit: EPA)

US Urges UN to Act on North Korea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson presses for more sanctions on North Korea in special UN meeting and says US open to talks but military action is on the table too. Also in the programme: Pope decries violence carried out in God's name during Egypt visit; and a Quebec mom who's 'done' with her daughter's homework.

(Photograph shows US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

The Pope in Egypt

Pope Francis has arrived in Cairo for a visit to foster dialogue and reconciliation between the Christian and Muslim faiths. He'll show his support for Egypt's Christian community in the aftermath of recent bomb attacks on churches that have killed dozens.

Also in the programme: Iranian TV presidential debate and Montenegro moves to join NATO.

(Photo: Pope Francis boarding a plane to Egypt. Credit: EPA)

What's behind the 'Israeli strike' in Syria

An Israeli missile strike has caused a large explosion and fire at a military site near Damascus international airport, Syrian state media report. Israel said the explosion was "consistent" with its policy to prevent Iran smuggling weapons to the Lebanese militia Hezbollah. We speak to a former head of Israel's national security council.

Also in the programme; a report from Egypt's Christian communities on the eve of a visit from the Pope and; the intriguing story of a German soldier who built a second identity as a Syrian refugee and is believed to have been intent on carrying out a gun attack.

(Picture: A photo taken from a rebel-held town showing what appears to be a blaze following the strike near Damascus airport. Credit: AFP)

China 'Key' to North Korea Nuclear Plan

The Chinese Foreign Ministry says it welcomes a United States plan for tougher sanctions and diplomatic pressure to persuade North Korea to abide by international agreements on nuclear weapons. The statement came after the US and South Korea agreed "swift punitive measures" against North Korea in the event of further missile tests.

Also in the programme: Pope Francis arrives in Egypt and the Cassini probe survives a journey between Saturn's rings and the planet.

(Photo: North Korea's flag at the embassy in Beijing. Credit: EPA)

Special North Korea Briefing for US Senators

US senators have been called to the White House for a rare, classified briefing on the Trump administration's strategy on North Korea.

Also in the programme: a cheap and widely available drug which could save tens of thousands of women from death in childbirth and the opening of a museum of migration.

(Photo: The North Korean army in celebration of its 85th founding anniversary Credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)