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As Turkey prepares to carry out a possible assault on a Kurdish enclave in Syria, Damascus has warned that its forces will shoot down any Turkish plane that enters its airspace.
Also in the programme: production of the Airbus A380 superjumbo to continue after Emirates orders more planes; a new algorithm promises to help locate the best place to settle refugees; and will the United States' government shut down on Friday?
(Photo: A Turkish tank positioned along the border with the Kurdish enclave of Afrin. Credit: Reuters)
France and UK agree to boost defence and counter-terrorism co-operation ahead of UK's departure from the EU.
Also in the programme: America's current strategy in Syria; and why did 200,000 antelopes in Central Asia drop dead in just three weeks?
(Photo: France's President Emmanuel Macron and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrive at Sandhurst Military Academy in Sandhurst. Credit: REUTERS/Hannah McKay)
North and South Korea have agreed to march under a single flag at next month's Winter Olympics and to field a joint ice hockey team.
Also in the programme: Ethiopia's Communications Minister on the release of opposition leader Merera Gudina; and former UK foreign secretary David Miliband on Syria.
(Photo: South Korean Vice Unification Minister Chun Hae-Sung (2nd R) shakes hands with the head of North Korean delegation Jon Jong-Su. Credit: South Korean Unification Ministry via Getty Images)
The CIA arrests a former intelligence officer, Jerry Chun Shing Lee, suspected of betraying many US informants in China. It's one of the worst intelligence breaches in many years.
Also in the programme: North Korea's cheerleaders and the Bayeux tapestry.
Image: The lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building is pictured in Langley, Virginia, U.S. Credit: REUTERS/Larry Downing
The European Commission has pledged to make all plastic packaging recyclable by 2030 as part of the first ever Europe-wide strategy to reduce plastic usage.
Also on the programme: Thirteen siblings are being treated for what appears to have been years of starvation and maltreatment after they were rescued from their family home in California, and Nigeria releases Boko Haram suspects after rehabilitation.
(Photo: A wheel loader moves discarded plastics. Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
A prominent Kosovo Serb politician, Oliver Ivanovic, has been shot dead outside his party offices in the Serb-run north of Mitrovica in Kosovo.
Also in the programme: Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed a two-year plan for the return of Rohingya Muslim refugees; and an Australian father's instinct which helped to find his trapped son.
Picture: Oliver Ivanovic casting his ballot during local elections in 2013. Credit: Getty Images