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Recent Episodes

Turkey Police Hunt for Nightclub Gunman

Police in Istanbul are hunting for a lone gunman who they say killed thirty-nine people in a New Year's Eve attack on a popular Turkish nightclub.

Also on the programme: Musician Katie Melua teams up with Georgian Gori Women's Choir; and how you could persuade your boss to let you sleep on the job.

(Picture: People leaving the scene of the Istanbul nightclub attack. Credit: AP Photo / Halit Onur Sandal)

UN Security Council Welcomes Syria Deal

Security Council nations unanimously support a resolution backing efforts to end the Syria conflict. We hear the reaction of rebel forces.

Also in the programme, obituary writers discuss the high number of celebrity deaths during 2016. And what the mainstream media can do to win back trust in what many are calling a "post-truth" era.

(Photo: Russian Ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, votes in support of fresh attempts to broker a peace in Syria. Credit: Getty Images)

Security Council to Discuss Syria Resolution

Russia asks UN to approve the ceasefire in Syria it has brokered with the help of Turkey. The Security Council is expected to discuss the resolution later on Saturday.

Also on the programme: remembering the last king of Rwanda who died this October; and hospitals in The Netherlands plan to build bigger rooms for obese patients.

(Photo: A street in Aleppo, Syria, a day after the announcement of a ceasefire deal. Credit: EPA/STR)

Russia US Hacking Row

Donald Trump praises President Putin as "very smart" for not expelling any US diplomats in response to Washington's decision to throw out thirty-five Russians. Republican congressman Will Hurd defends President Obama's sanctions.

Also on the programme, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams sign letter to UNSC decrying peresecution of Rohingya in Myanmar; Congo deal reached to end President Kabila's term; and Polish government buys da Vinci at bargain price.

(Photograph shows US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Putin Rules Out Expulsion of US Diplomats

Russian President Vladimir Putin has rejected a call to expel 35 US diplomats in retaliation for a similar move by Washington.

Also on the programme: what might have been in the minds of the Chinese leadership before the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989; and a choir made of people living with HIV.

(Photo: US Embassy in Moscow, Russia. Credit: AP)

29/12/2016 GMT

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