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Recent Episodes

Authorities Criticised Over London Tower Blaze

Tough questions asked of UK government regarding building regulations after a killed at least 30 people in a tower block in west London.

Also in the programme: quantum communications and the lost city of the Harla people

(Picture: Emergency services personnel on top of Grenfell Tower in west London after a fire engulfed the 24-storey building on Wednesday morning. Credit: Rick Findler/PA Wire)

London Fire: Prime Minister Orders Full Public Inquiry

The British prime minister Theresa May has ordered a full public inquiry into the fire that destroyed the Grenfell Tower apartment block in London on Wednesday, amid mounting anger that such a disaster could happen.

Also in the programme: President Trump describes reports that he's under criminal investigation as the single greatest witch-hunt in political history, and one of Russia's most celebrated actors, Alexei Batalov, has died at the age of eighty-eight.

(Photo: Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to members of the fire service as she visits Grenfell Tower. Credit: Getty Images)

Prime Minister Orders Inquiry into Tower Blaze

Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa May, announces a public inquiry into the Grenfell tower block fire which has killed 17 people.

Also in the programme: Trump under investigation and Man Booker International Prize winner David Grossman

(Picture: Firefighters searched for bodies today in a London tower block gutted by a blaze that has already left 12 dead, as questions grew over whether a recent refurbishment contributed to the fire. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Fire Destroys London Tower Block

A huge fire in a London residential block has left at least six people dead, with the number of fatalities expected to rise.

Also in the programme, a leading US Republican politician has been shot and wounded while practising baseball in the American state of Virginia, and Anita Pallenberg, the actress, model and former partner of Rolling Stones guitarists Brian Jones and Keith Richards, has died at the age of 73.

(PHOTO: Grenfell Tower on fire. CREDIT: AFP)

Jeff Sessions Faces Senate Hearing

US Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, is testifying in public to the Senate Intelligence Committee on his role in the Russia investigation.

Also in the programme: the Democratic Unionist Party leader says she hopes to seal a deal on supporting Theresa May's minority government "sooner rather than later"; and the parents of an American student held prisoner in North Korea for more than a year say he has been medically evacuated in a coma.

(Photo: Attorney General Jeff Sessions is sworn-in prior to testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee.Credit: Getty Images)

Panama Cuts Ties With Taiwan

Panama has cut long-standing diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favour of China. It's being seen as a major diplomatic victory for Beijing. Also in the programme: Jeff Sessions to testify before Congress; and the Museum of Failed Innovation.

(Photograph shows Panama's Foreign Minister Isabel de Saint Malo and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi shaking hands. Credit: Getty Images)