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Recent Episodes

The Battle for the Future of Germany's Populist Right-Wing

Members of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party reject their leader's plans aimed at broadening its appeal. Hear whether the party is likely to stay united ahead of elections later this year.

Also in the programme, the UN blames South Sudan's president Salva Kiir for much of the fighting in the country. And with coal on the decline in the UK, we hear archive accounts of how the fuel powered Britain's development.

(Photo: Chairman of the AfD Joerg Meuthen speaks to party Chairwoman Frauke Petry at their federal conference. Credit: Getty Images)

US confirms it will take refugees from Australian camps

US Vice President Mike Pence says the US government does not "admire the agreement" with Australia to re-settle refugees held on Nauru and Manus Island, but will honour the deal.

Also in the programme, France prepares to go to the polls in a Presidential election remarkable for its tight four-person race. And 20 years after NASA launched its Cassini spacecraft begins its final descent into Saturn's atmosphere.

(Photo: Protesters occupy the office of the Australian PM. CREDIT: Reuters)

Safety Dominates Last Day of French Presidential Campaign

France's presidential front-runners have turned their attention to the topic of terrorism following Thursday night's shooting in Paris by a man who claimed to have links to the so-called Islamic State.

Also in the programme: Qatari royal family members among those released after sixteen months' captivity in Iraq; The 4-day 'celebration' in Prince's Paisley Park, one year after the singer's death.

(Photo: (LtoR) French presidential election candidates: right-wing Les Republicains (LR) party Francois Fillon, En Marche ! movement Emmanuel Macron, far-left coalition La France insoumise Jean-Luc Melenchon, and far-right Front National (FN) party Marine Le Pen. Credit: PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images)

Paris Shooting Ahead of Elections

A policeman has been shot dead ahead of the first round of the presidential elections this weekend. The outcome is highly anticipated as it could have major implications for France and Europe as a whole.

Also in the programme; returning to meet a young Syrian boy who has known nothing but war; and why has a Vietnamese village taken 19 police officers hostage?

(Picture: People walking past campaign posters of French presidential election candidates in Bailleul, northern France, two days before the first round of the election. Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images)

Policeman Killed in Central Paris

Days before the French presidential election, one policeman has been killed in a shooting in central Paris. The gunman is reported to have been shot dead. Also: mass protests in Venezuela, and the secret survival tactics of the naked mole-rat.

(Photo: Police officers block the access to the Champs Elysees in Paris after a shooting on April 20, 2017. Credit: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Is Pakistan's Prime Minister off the Hook?

The Pakistan Supreme Court finds insufficient evidence to remove prime minister Nawaz Sharif from office but orders further investigations.

Also in the programme: a possible major breakthrough for dementia treatment revealed and Saudi Arabia is accused of violating children's rights.

(Photo: Supporters of the ruling party Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) carry posters of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as they hold a rally after a Supreme Court verdict on the Panama Papers in Lahore. Credit: AFP)