BBC Newshour

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Recent Episodes

Dozens of Coptic Christians Killed in Egypt

Two blasts targeting Coptic Christians in Egypt on Palm Sunday have killed at least 45 people. An explosion at St George's Coptic church in Tanta killed 29 people. Hours later, a blast outside St Mark's Coptic church in Alexandria left 16 dead.

Also on the programme: clashes between anti-government protesters and police in the Venezuelan capital Caracas; and a friend reflects on the life of that pioneer of rock n' roll, Chuck Berry.

(Photo: The aftermath of an explosion that took place at a Coptic church on Sunday in Egypt. Credit: REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

Venezuelan Protesters Clash With Riot Police

Venezuela sees the worst outbreak of political violence in three years; we hear from Caracas and assess what might happen next.

Also on the programme: The latest on two deadly explosions targeting Christians in Egypt.

And how the US alt-right icon Pepe The Frog is getting a makeover, in time for the upcoming presidential election in France.

(Photo: Riot police and demonstrators protesting against President Nicolas Maduro's government clash in Caracas. Credit: Getty Images).

ETA Disarmament

The French prime minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, says nearly three and a half tonnes of explosives and other materials have been found in eight dumps belonging to the Basque separatist group, ETA. It follows a ceremony in the French city of Bayonne marking the end of ETA's armed campaign. Lyse Doucet reports.

Also on the programme, a court in Italy has given the ride-hailing service, Uber, ten days to withdraw its smartphone app and any associated marketing material -- citing unfair competition.

And fifty years after England decriminalised sex between men, how has art accommodated gay culture?

Photo: Police forces and demining team officers identify weapons handed by Basque separatist group ETA in Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle, on April 8, 2017. Credit: Getty Images.

US Defends Syria Strikes

The United States defends its missile strike on a Syrian air force base. But the Trump administration insists the move doesn't represent an end to a less "interventionist" foreign policy.

Also on the programme, Swedish police detain a man in connection with the lorry attack in Stockholm that killed four people.

And - new research indicates that puffin couples that roam together, produce stronger pufflings together.

(Photo: US and Russian flags. Credit: Getty Images)

What's Trump's Plan in Syria?

President Donald Trump is faced with support and criticism over the US bombardment of a Syrian air base where chemical weapons were allegedly stored.

Also on the programme: A lorry attack in the Swedish city of Stockholm kills several people.

(Photo: US President Donald Trump delivers a statement on Syria from the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida. Credit: Getty Images)

US Missiles Strike Syrian Airport

The Syrian government denies it has used chemical weapons this week, and calls Friday’s US missile strikes “violation of international norms".

Russia says Syrian air defences will be strengthened after Friday's US missile attack on an air base. NATO has expressed support for the US action, blaming the Syrian government for using chemical weapons.