BBC Newshour

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Recent Episodes

From Guantanamo Bay to IS

British ex-Guantanamo detainee became IS suicide bomber near Mosul. How many former Guantanamo detainees are no longer being tracked? Also in the programme, NASA announces new exoplanet discovery; and is late night TV depriving Spanish children of sleep?

(Photograph shows Ronald Fiddler, who also went by name Abu Zakariya al-Britani. Credit:Associated Press)

North Korean Diplomat Wanted Over Kim Jong-Nam Killing

Malaysian police have named a senior embassy official they want to question in connection with the killing of the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Also in the programme, how the US government plans to greatly expand the categories of immigrants targeted for deportation, and the psychology of not wanting to know.

(Photo: Journalists camp outside the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Credit: Rahman Roslan/Getty Images)

Israeli soldier sentenced for Palestinian death

An Israeli soldier who killed a wounded Palestinian attacker in a high-profile case that split opinion across the country has been jailed for 18 months, but the father of the man says the sentence is not long enough.

Also on the programme: why one in five people smuggled in Europe are from Albania; and the perfect antidote for self-help books.

(Picture: Israeli soldier Elor Azaria (R) is embraced by his mother in an Israel military court in Tel Aviv. Credit: EPA/JIM HOLLANDER)

Tracking Chinese Cars in Terrorism Crackdown

Drivers in the Chinese region of Xinjiang will be compelled to install GPS tracking devices in their cars and refused petrol if they don't. Xinjiang is home to China's Uighur ethnic minority, which is predominantly Muslim.

Also in the programme, anti-terrorism arrests in France. And art previously looted from Iraq to go on display in Venice.

(Photo: Security cameras on a street in Urumqi, capital of China's Xinjiang region. Credit: Getty Images)

General McMaster is New US National Security Advisor

President Trump has named Lt Gen HR McMaster as his new National Security Advisor, replacing Lt Gen Michael Flynn who resigned recently. President Trump described Gen McMaster as "a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience".

Also on the programme: we hear from a man with two wives as Nigeria looks to restrict polygamy laws. And scientists in the US have found a way of getting every last drop of ketchup out of the bottle.

(Photo: US President Donald Trump (C) announces US Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster (L) as his national security adviser and Keith Kellogg (R) as McMaster's chief of staff. Credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Pence Seeks to Allay EU Fears Over Trump

On a visit to Brussels, US Vice-President Mike Pence insisted the Trump administration "will remain committed" to cooperation and partnership with the European Union. It follows comments from President Trump questioning the future of the European project.

Also in the programme, could placing patients in 'hibernation' help them survive cancer treatment? Plus search engines Google and Microsoft Bing agree to demote piracy websites.

(Photo: US Vice-President Mike Pence at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)