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Recent Episodes

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)

What Happened To US Aircraft Carrier?

Amid tensions between the US and North Korea, President Trump said he was sending an aircraft carrier to the Korean peninsula, but it has emerged that the ship was heading elsewhere.

Also in the programme: teargas is fired at demonstrators in Venezuela protesting against the state of the economy; and former NFL star and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez has hanged himself in his prison cell.

(Photo: The USS Carl Vinson with other warships in the Indian Ocean. Credit: Reuters)

British PM Says Election Not 'Political Opportunism'

British Prime Minister Theresa May tells the BBC why she's gone back on a promise not to call a general election before 2020.

Also in the programme, senior figures from India's governing BJP are to face charges over the demolition of the Ayodhya mosque in 1992. And why coins may soon be a thing of the past in South Korea.

(Photo: British Prime Minister Theresa May and BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg. Credit: BBC)