BBC Newshour

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Recent Episodes

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

Trump Criticised After Anti-Racism Protester Death

A spokesman for the White House has insisted President Trump condemns all extremists, including white supremacists, KKK and neo-Nazi groups. After criticism from some members of his own party, we ask pollster Frank Luntz how the Republican base is reacting.

Also in the programme: with tension continuing over Kenya's presidential election result, is the real problem a "winner takes all" political system? And the World Athletics Championships draw to a close.

Picture: Flowers surround a photo of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, who 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: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images.

Trump Under Fire Over Charlottesville Response

President Trump has been criticised for failing to explicitly condemn white supremacism following violent clashes in the US city of Charlottesville. A twenty-year-old man has been charged with murder after a car was driven into anti-racist protesters, killing one person.

Also in the programme: Kenya's opposition calls for supporters not to go to work; and the secrets of Silicon Valley.

(Image: The car that ploughed into protesters at Charlottesville protest. Credit: Ryan M Kelly/The Daily Progress)

Kenyan Opposition Defiant

An opposition leader tells us they are relying on the court of public opinion to overturn the presidential election result.

Also police officers are trying to impose order in the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, where white supremacists have been fighting anti-racism activists. And how airports are helping people with Autism.

(Photo: A supporter of the opposition leader Raila Odinga holds a campaign poster of Odinga . Credit: EPA)