BBC Newshour

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Recent Episodes

Sierra Leone Mudslides: Hundreds Still Missing

Pathologists tells BBC mass burials of those killed in a mudslide in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, have already began.

Also on the programme: Lebanon scraps a controversial rape law; and fans pay tribute to rock and roll king, Elvis Presley.

(Picture: A woman mourns for her son at the entrance of Connaught Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Copyright: Reuters)

Republicans Clash with Trump on Charlottesville

President Trump has been widely criticised for restating that anti-racism campaigners and white supremacists were equally to blame for violence at a rally in Charlottesville. But will it have a lasting impact on his support on Capitol Hill?

Also in the programme: a rare report from the Saudi town of Awamiya where the government has been leading military operations in the Shia majority area; and the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis.

(Photo: Statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia. Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sierra Leone Mudslides: Urgent Plea for Help as Death Toll Rises

Sierra Leone needs "urgent support" for thousands of people hit by mudslides and massive flooding in the capital, President Ernest Bai Koroma says.

Also in the programme: Iran warns that it could abandon the nuclear agreement and we speak to a judge who was forced to flee Venezuela.

(Photo: Residents walk through floodwaters past a damaged building in Sierra Leone after landslides struck Freetown. Credit: Getty Images.)

Rescue Search Continues in Sierra Leone

After mudslides and floods left more than 300 people dead in Sierra Leone's capital of Freetown, a search and rescue mission for survivors is underway. But hope of any positive news is quickly fading, given how quickly hundreds were killed. We hear from an urban planner who's done extensive research in Freetown.

Also in the programme; Iranian authorities freeze BBC staff assets in the country; and what happened to Saudi princes who spoke out against their government?

(Picture: People inspect the damage after mudslides in the mountain town of Regent near Freetown. Credit: Reuters)

Sierra Leone Mudslide Kills Hundreds

Hundreds of people are feared dead in mudslides and flooding in the outskirts of the capital of Sierra Leone, Freetown.

Also on the programme: President Trump condemns 'evil racism' in Charlottesville; and Pakistan celebrates 70th anniversary of independence from Britain.

(Picture: People in Regent - 15 miles east of Freetown - wading through streets waist-deep in muddy water. Credit: Getty Images)

White Supremacy in the USA

There was deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Virginia over the weekend. A woman was killed by a car that was rammed into a crowd protesting the march. The White House has defended President Donald Trump's reaction after he failed to explicitly condemn far-right groups. So who are groups at the fore of the white supremacist movement?

Also in the programme; a Pakistani historian discusses the time he met the son of the man who murdered his grandfather at the time of partition and; should Catholic clerics face criminal charges if they do not report sexual abuse disclosed to them during confession?

Photo: Hundreds of people gather at an informal memorial on the spot where 32-year-old Heather Heyer was killed when a car plowed into a crowd of people protesting against the white supremacist Unite the Right rally August 13, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images