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State Department: Syria Built a Crematorium at Military Prison

The US has accused the Syrian government of installing a crematorium in a military prison near Damascus in order to dispose of thousands of murdered prisoners. The US State Department released satellite pictures of what it said was the crematorium at Sednaya prison.

Also on the programme: France's new president chooses a prime minister; and the longest single note played on a saxophone.

(Image: An annotated satellite image released by the State Department purporting to show a crematorium at Sednaya prison. Credit: US State Department)

Hardline Iranian Presidential Candidate Withdraws

On leaving the race, Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf called on his supporters to back fellow hardline candidate Ebrahim Raisi in his electoral challenge to moderate incumbent Hassan Rouhani. What might his withdrawal mean for Friday's election?

Also in today's programme: Heavy gunfire has been heard on the streets of Ivory Coast as mutinous soldiers refused to back down over pay; and fighting back in the 'post-truth' world.

(Photo: Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf. Credit: Tasnim News Agency via Reuters)

North Korea Missile Test 'due to Kim Jong-un Paranoia'

The United States has warned North Korea that new missile tests are not the way to secure talks with Washington. The UN ambassador, Nikki Haley, accused the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, of being in a state of paranoia. Also in the programme: government troops in Ivory Coast confront mutinous soldiers, and an outbreak of cholera in Yemen overwhelms hospitals with four patients to a bed.

(Photo: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un Credit: AFP Getty Images)

France's President Macron Inaugurated

Speaking at the Elysee Palace, France's new President, Emmanuel Macron, said his country had to find answers to the great crises of the time, including migration, terrorism, the excesses of capitalism and climate change. Also in the programme: North Korean missile test, and Bob Marley's Exodus at 40.

(Photo: President Macron waves as he parades in a car after his formal inauguration ceremony. Credit: AFP/Etienne Laurent)

Global Hack: 125,000 Systems Affected

Many thousands of computers in about 100 countries have been hijacked by the WannaCry ransomware. Experts are still trying to recover data. But how can organisations protect themselves?

Also in the programme: Eurovision gets underway and the miracle children of Fatima.

(Picture: A hooded man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture. Credit: Reuters)

Europol says cyberattack "unprecedented"

The European police agency Europol says that the cyber attack which struck organisations around the world on Friday is unprecedented in scale. About a hundred countries have reported problems, with Russia thought to have been among the hardest-hit. Also in the programme: Eurovision countdown, and experiences of prostitution in Northern England - as told by the sex workers themselves.

(Photo: A programer shows a sample of a ransomware cyberattack on a laptop in Taipei, Taiwan, 13 May, 2017. According to news reports, a "WannaCry" ransomware cyber attack hits thousands of computers in 99 countries encrypting files from affected computer units and demanding 300 US dollars through bitcoin to decrypt the files. Credit: EPA/Ritchie B. Tongo)