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Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister, Faisal Mekdad, accuses Turkey of "aggression" and says it "has every right to answer such aggression".
Also in the programme: The Africans Israel is paying to leave and Trump lands in Davos
(Photo: People carry coffins of two civilians who were killed in a rocket attack fired by Syria"s Afrin region, during a funeral ceremony in Kili. Credit: Reuters)
An appeals court in Brazil has unanimously upheld a corruption conviction imposed last July on ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. All three judges at the appeals court in the city of Porto Alegre said Lula had broken the law by accepting a seafront apartment from a construction company involved in a major corruption scheme.
Also on the programme: Larry Nassar, the former US gymnastics team doctor, is sentenced for sexual abuse spanning decades; and the first broadcast interview with Zimbabwe's new president.
(Photo: Lula supporters have been staging protests in Porto Alegre Credit: EPA)
Thousands of people have reportedly been displaced by fighting between Turkish troops and Kurdish militia in north-western Syria, but what life is like for civilians who're still trapped in the Afrin region?
Also in the programme: US Attorney-General Jeff Sessions interview in Russia investigation; and why Russia bars the British comedy 'The Death of Stalin'?
(Photo: Turkish forces are seen in northeast of Afrin. Credit: Reuters/Khalil Ashawi)
Turkey has urged the US to stop backing the Kurdish YPG in Syria, as it steps up an offensive against the militia, and the Kurdish authorities in Afrin have called on civilians to help repel the Turkish incursion.
Also in the programme: Two Reuters journalists are facing charges under the Official secrets act in Myanmar; and the anti apartheid activist and jazz giant, Hugh Masekela, has died.
Picture: Turkish troops advance near the Syria border at Hassa, in Turkey. Credit: Getty Images
The United Nations Security Council meets to discuss the Turkish incursion of a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria. Thousands of civilians are trying to flee as Turkish troops backed by Syrian rebels continue their offensive.
Also in the programme: A deal is struck to allow the US government to reopen and a Dead Sea Scroll jigsaw is pieced together.
(Photo:Turkish army troops gather near the Syrian border. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
Turkish media is reporting that the country's armed forces have captured a number of villages in north-western Syria, on the third day of an offensive to oust Kurdish fighters. The conflict involves two sets of American allies, Nato member Turkey and the Kurdish YPG militia. So should the alliance act?
Also in the programme: the US Federal Government shutdown enters its first working week; and could Amazon's new checkout-free supermarkets represent the future of retail?
(Photo: Turkish tanks have entered northern Syria in an offensive targeting Kurdish fighters. Credit: Getty Images)