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Recent Episodes

Russian Presidential Hopeful Convicted

Key Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny has been found guilty of embezzlement, barring him from running against Vladimir Putin in 2018's presidential election. Hear from a fellow opposition figure who believes that revolution is now more likely than elections to bring about political change in Moscow.

Also in the programme, the Catholic Church in the Philippines speaks out over extrajudicial killings. And could a new variety of quinoa help feed the world?

(Photo: Alexei Navalny speaks at an opposition rally in 2015. Credit: Dmitry Serebryakov / AFP / Getty Images)

Russian Opposition Leader Found Guilty of Embezzlement

Russia's most prominent opposition figure, Alexei Navalny, has been handed a five-year suspended sentence after being found guilty in a re-trial of an embezzlement case.

Also in the programme, the United Nations makes an emergency appeal for aid in Yemen and should we be worried about badly cooked rice?

(Photo: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks in court. Credit: Sergei Shistarev/Komsomolskaya Pravda via AP)

Colombia Talks To End Insurgency

Talks between Colombian government and ELN left-wing rebels aim to end half a century of conflict. So who are the ELN, and why are some people opposed to any dialogue with them? We hear from journalist Rodrigo Pardo and opposition party senator Ivan Duque.

Also in the programme, veteran US ambassador Dennis Ross on Israel's plan to legalise settlements on private Palestinian land, and a glimpse of an anti-multicultural village in Hungary.

Photo: Civil society activists' press conference in Ecuador on Colombian peace talks. Credit: Juan Cevallos/AFP/Getty Images

Israel Controversially Legalises Settlements

A new law passed in the Israeli parliament has retroactively legalised almost 4000 settler homes built on privately-owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank. We hear from an Israeli settler and a Palestinian lawyer.

Also on the programme: Britain's parliament is divided over a potential state visit from President Trump. And we go the Hungarian village leading the "war against Muslim culture".

(Photo: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivering a speech during a memorial ceremony for Ron Nahman, the founder of Ariel, one of the largest Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. Credit: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

Tech Giants Challenge Trump Immigration Ban

Apple, Facebook, Google and other US technology companies have filed a legal challenge arguing that President Trump's travel ban inflicts significant harm on business. The statement to an appeals court in San Francisco said the currently-suspended ban on travellers from seven mainly-Muslim countries made it hard for US companies to attract talent. We hear from our correspondent in Washington and a Silicon Valley investor about his concerns.

Also in the programme: Angela Merkel's party falls to second place in German popularity poll; And the voracious caterpillar spreading across Africa.

(Image: A sign reading "Tech Has No Borders - Immigration Innovation" held up at a walkout of Comcast employees in Philadelphia. Credit: Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Australia's Catholic Church Abuse

An inquiry examining institutional sex abuse in Australia has heard 7% of the nation's Catholic priests allegedly abused children between 1950 and 2010. Also in the programme, Trump travel ban and the textile rivalry between Peru and China.

(Photograph shows a churchgoer holding rosary beads. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)