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Iraqi and Kurdish Forces Clash in Kirkuk

Key allies in the fight against Islamic state engage in an armed standoff in Iraq. A Kurdish official in the UK says Kurds are prepared to defend themselves.

Also in the programme: Austria's Freedom Party prepares for election and Dolly Parton

(Photo: A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter is seen in the Southwest of Kirkuk, Iraq October 13, 2017. Credit REUTERS/Ako Rasheed)

Trump Decertifies Iran Nuclear Deal

The US President says he is no longer prepared to sign a document saying Iran is complying with the nuclear deal it struck with the world's big powers. Donald Trump says Iran is not abiding with the spirit of the agreement.

Also in the programme: Kenyan opposition candidate Raila Odinga explains why he is boycotting a re-run of the country's presidential elections; and why Russian schoolchildren do not learn about their revolutionary history.

(Photo: President Trump announces he is decertifying the Iran nuclear deal. Credit: Reuters)

Odinga: No Point Standing in 'Flawed' Election

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga explains his decision to withdraw from a re-run of his country's August 2017 general election, which is scheduled for October 26th.

Also in the programme: former US Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman on concerns the Trump administration may undermine the Iran nuclear deal; and the BBC's James Coomarasamy asks Russian schoolchildren whether they know who Vladimir Lenin is (the answer may surprise you).

(Picture: Opposition supporters protesting. Credit: Reuters)

Reconciliation Between Palestinian Rivals

The words "major breakthrough" and "Palestinians" don't often appear in the same sentence, these days. But a "major breakthrough" is exactly how the two main Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas, described their reconciliation deal, hammered out today in Cairo. We speak to a former Palestinian Minister.

Also on the programme... The US has announced it's pulling out of the UN's cultural organisation Unesco, because of what it calls "continuing anti-Israel bias" at the agency. We speak to former US Ambassador, Crystal Nix Hines. And we are in Russia for the centenary of the revolution.

(Photo: Hamas's new deputy leader Salah al-Aruri (seated L) and Fatah's Azzam al-Ahmad (seated R) sign a reconciliation deal in Cairo on

October 12, 2017; Credit: KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Hamas and Fatah reach Gaza deal

The rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have reached a deal over governing the Gaza strip after a decade-long rift.

Also in the programme, the former EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton warns the US against imposing new conditions on the Iran nuclear deal. And new legislation in the Australian state of New South Wales aims to preserve and revive indigenous languages.

(Photo: The Palestinian flag. Credit: AFP)

Top UN Official in Myanmar Recalled

The United Nations has announced that its top official in Myanmar is being recalled to headquarters. Renata Lok-Dessallien was at the centre of a BBC investigation two weeks ago that found that she had suppressed internal discussion on the Rohingya issue and tried to stop human rights officials visiting sensitive areas.

Also in the programme: Syrian film-maker stabbed in Turkey; EU Youth Orchestra to move its base from London.

(Photo: Rohingya men wait in line for UNHCR distribution at the Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh Credit: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)