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A BBC investigation in Syria has established that 250 Islamic State fighters were allowed to escape unharmed from the city of Raqqa when it was recaptured last month by American-backed militias. The fighters were among about 4000 people who withdrew in a convoy shortly before it fell. We hear from our Our Middle East correspondent, Quentin Somerville, who as been in Raqqa.
Also on the programme: The latest on the deadliest quake to hit this year, hundreds are dead in Iran. And Artist Jeremy Deller helps Newcastle recreate Martin Luther King speech.
(A view of a part of downtown Raqqa after it was liberated from the Islamic State militants, in Raqqa, Syria. Credit:Reuters)
The Iranian authorities have launched a massive rescue operation following a powerful earthquake that's known to have killed at least 350 people along the border with Iraq.
Also in the programme: Why global carbon emissions are expected to rise for the first time in four years; and the controversy around a book looking into China's influence in Australia.
(Image: Rescue personnel conduct search and rescue work in Iran's Kermanshah province. Credit: AFP/ISNA/Pouria Pakizeh)
Saad Hariri who resigned as Prime Minister in a shock announcement in Saudi Arabia says he will return to Beirut soon.
Also in the programme, an aid convoy has reached a rebel-held enclave in Syria and why pneumonia is the "forgotten killer".
(Photo: Saad Hariri speaking in a live TV interview. Credit: Getty Images)
Protests greet President Trump as he meets President Duterte in the Philippines.
Also in the programme: Beirut on edge and remembering Captain Beefheart.
(Picture: An image of US President Donald J. Trump is hit with a ball during a protest in Manila, Philippines, 12 November 2017. Credit: EPA)
The Lebanese president has asked Saudi Arabia to clarify the situation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who announced his resignation in Riyadh. Michel Aoun has not accepted the shock resignation of a week ago, suggesting words attributed to Mr Hariri should be treated with caution.
Also in the programme; another major pro-independence demonstration in the Catalan capital Barcelona; and the music of the legendary jazz musician Theolonius Monk celebrated on his centenary.
Picture: A poster in Beirut depicting Saad al-Hariri and the slogan 'we are with you'. Credit: Reuters/Mohamed Azakir
In Vietnam, eleven countries, minus the USA, agree progress on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.
Also in the programme: refugees on Manus island and what next for Lebanon?
(Photo: Trade ministers and delegates from the remaining members of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) attend the TPP Ministerial Meeting ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders summit in the central Vietnamese city of Danang,. Credit: AFP)