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Recent Episodes

Texas Lashed By Hurricane Harvey

President Trump grants Texas Governor's request to declare a major disaster zone while 1,000 National Guardsmen are deployed to help with evacuation and recovery. Also in the programme: Thailand's ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra is reported to have fled to Dubai ahead of the verdict in her criminal negligence trial; and how to make theatre for children who are both deaf and blind.

(Photo: A vehicle stranded in floodwaters caused by Hurricane Harvey. Credit: Reuters)

Violence after Indian Guru Rape Verdict

About 30 people were killed in clashes in northern India after thousands of supporters of a self-styled holy man went on the rampage. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who says he has millions of supporters around the world, was found guilty of raping two women at the headquarters of his sect in 2002.

Also in the programme: Hurricane Harvey approaches the US state of Texas and US sanctions on Venezuela.

(Photo: Indian guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. Credit: European Photopress Agency)

Samsung Boss Sentenced to Five Years in Jail

A court in South Korea has sentenced Samsung's billionaire heir-apparent Lee Jae-yong to five years in prison for corruption.

Lee was convicted of bribery in a scandal that also saw the impeachment of South Korea's former president.

Also in the programme; the blame game evolving between the Spanish government in Madrid and the autonomous government in Catalonia in the wake of recent terrorist attacks and; rising rates of suicide among seafarers, but why?

Photo: Lee Jae-yong, Samsung Group heir arrives at Seoul Central District Court to hear the bribery scandal verdict. Credit: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images.

UN appeals for civilians' safe passage out of Raqqa

US-led coalition forces have been urged by the UN to suspend their assault on Raqqa to allow civilians to be evacuated. Hundreds of civilians have been killed since the assault started in June, Amnesty International estimates.

Also on the programme: Amazon threatened by mining; Independence Day in Ukraine; is political correctness stifling debate on US campuses?

(Photo: Some civilians who fled Raqqa are being housed in makeshift camps Credit: Reuters)

Brazil Abolishes Vast Amazonian Reserve

Brazil has opened up to miners an Amazonian natural reserve the size of Denmark. The government said nine conservation and indigenous land areas within it would continue to be legally protected but activists have voiced major concerns.

Also in the programme; Ethiopia's grand plan for an industrial revolution to put a young nation to work and; on the ground reporting from Homs in western Syria.

Photo: A man on a motorbike looks at a truck as it transports illegally harvested Amazon rainforest logs on a road near protected indigenous land in the Amazon. Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images.

Angolans Replace 38-Year Incumbent President

Voting has closed in Angola in an election to replace Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who's ruled as the country's president since 1979. We'll explore what the oil-rich nation's future holds.

Also in the programme: campaigners criticise the legal auction of rhino horns; and Samsung launches a replacement for its exploding Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.

(Photo: Supporters of the MPLA candidate for president gather for a campaign rally in Luanda, on August 19, 2017. Credit: Marco Longari / AFP / Getty Images)