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A new report says more than 5600 foreign fighters for the so-called Islamic State have gone back home to 33 countries around the world. We ask what policies those countries are now adopting when confronted by the returnees.
Also in the programme: We spend time with Chinese feminists as they prepare for another five years of President Xi Jinping. And the two Republican senators embroiled in a very public row with President Trump.
(Photo: A member of the Iraqi security forces removes a banner bearing the logo of the Islamic State. Credit: Mahmud Saleh/AFP/Getty Images)
China's ruling Communist Party has voted to enshrine Xi Jinping's name and ideology in its constitution, elevating him to the level of founder Mao Zedong. We discuss Xi Jinping's philosophy and what this means for Chinese politics. Also on the programme: how the alleged lover of Russia's Tsar Nicholas II is still stirring emotions; and Graca Machel, Nelson Mandela's widow, on his latest biography and his legacy.
Photo: This file picture taken on September 19, 2017 shows painted portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping (Left) and late communist leader Mao Zedong at a market in Beijing. Credit: Getty Images
A special report on the issue of child marriage in the United States, where in the past 15 years more than 200,000 minors have been legally allowed to wed.
Also on the programme: we hear from the young graduates under pressure to meet ends meet in Beijing. And the perils of falling foul of the law in glittering Dubai.
(Photo: Angel McGehee. Credit: BBC)
Incumbent Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wins a decisive victory in Japan's snap election. The newly-formed opposition Party of Hope performs badly.
Also in the programme: being an undercover agent inside Al Qaeda and the impact of ocean acidification.
(Photo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a news conference following a landslide victory in the Lower House election. Credit: EPA)
WHO withdraws invitation to President Mugabe of Zimbabwe to become a UN goodwill ambassador, less than two days after initially issuing it following international outcry.
Also in the programme: Plague outbreak in Madagascar, US-backed forces win race to retake Syria's largest oil field from the Islamic State group.
(Photo: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addresses the UN General Assembly on 21 September 2016 in New York City. Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Exit polls following Japan's general election suggest the Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has won a resounding victory. The polls predict the coalition led by Mr Abe's Liberal Democratic Party will take about two-thirds of seats in parliament.
Also in the programme: Outspoken critic of the Kremlin, businessman Bill Browder says Moscow is using the global police alliance Interpol to exact its revenge; and we go to Java where the trade in wild birds is threatening to drive many species to extinction.
(Photo: Japanese cast their ballots for Japan's general election at a polling station in Tokyo. Credit: Getty Images.)