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The Saratov Airlines passenger plane crashed minutes after taking off from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport. All 65 passengers and 6 crew on board the plane were killed. Investigators say they are considering three possible causes for the crash: human error, weather conditions and technical failure.
Also in the programme: Canadian-Iranian wildlife expert dies in custody; and Colombia’s Democratic Party responds to allegations they instigated violence against FARC political candidates.
Picture:A Saratov Airlines Antonov AN-148 plane takes off from the Domodedovo airport outside Moscow, Russia on February 1st 2018. Credit: REUTERS/Mikhail Grigoryev
Also on the programme: The latest on the Russian passenger plane that crashed after taking off from Moscow's Domodedovo airport and one of Pakistan's best-known human rights lawyers and activists Asma Jahangir has died after suffering a cardiac arrest.
(Photo: Decimated street in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake Credit:Getty Images)
An Israeli army spokesman says airstrikes against targets in Syria were vital to protect national security.
Also in the programme an interview with a former Colombian guerrilla fighter who's now running for election. And a look at the human immune system.
PICTURE: The remains of a missile that crashed earlier in Alonei Abba, east of Haifa, in northern Israel. CREDIT: JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images
Israel has carried out large-scale airstrikes against targets in Syria. The Israeli Defence Force says it attacked air defence systems and sites linked to Iran. Earlier an Israeli fighter jet was brought down by Syrian anti-aircraft fire after a strike on what the Israelis say was an Iranian drone-launch site.
Also in the programme: South Korea's diplomatic balancing act between North Korea and the United States; and the Malian singer campaigning against polygamy and child marriage.
Picture: An Israeli F-16 jet crashes near a village in northern Israel Credit: Reuters
As Syrian and Russian warplanes bomb rebel-held district near Damascus for fifth day running, a senior UN humanitarian official says it's time for ‘all parties’ to the conflict to allow in aid.
Also in the programme: Employees at secret Russian nuclear weapons research centre arrested for allegedly using a supercomputer to mine cryptocurrencies; and the US vice-president Mike Pence shuns the North Korean delegation attending the opening of the Winter Olympics in South Korea.
Picture: Smoke plumes rising following a reported regime air strike in the rebel-held town of Arbin, in the besieged region of Eastern Ghouta. Credit: Getty Images.
The Games are taking place amid tension over North Korea's nuclear programme. How much faith do people in South Korea have that the sporting event may lead to diplomatic progress?
Also in the programme; scientists successfully grow human eggs to maturity in a laboratory for the very first time and; what next for the British Islamic State group 'Beatles' gang captured by Kurdish troops?
Image: A general view during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium. Credit: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images.