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Rebels from an al-Qaeda linked faction mount a surprise attack on Syrian capital. The attack on government controlled areas of Damascus follows months of heavy losses by the rebels in other parts of the country.
Also in the programme: A break-in at the offices of South Africa's top judge; The Chair of the US House Intelligence Committee says he's found no evidence linking Russia with Donald Trump's election campaign.
(Photo shows: Smoke following a reported air strike in the rebel-held parts of the Jobar district, on the eastern outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus. Photo credit: AFP PHOTO/Getty Images)
Fans and fellow musicians have been paying tribute to Chuck Berry, who's died at the age of 90. Also: North Korea announces revolution in rocket industry and the link between fire deaths and paraffin used in some skin creams.
(Photo of Chuck Berry. Credit: PA)
Buses have begun transporting Syrian rebel fighters and their families out of al-Wair district of Homs, under a Russian-backed evacuation deal.
Also on the programme: French prosecutor says Paris Orly airport attacker was radicalised in prison; and according to Peruvian authorities at least 72 people have died in the worst floods and mudslides in the country in the past two decades.
(Photo: Syrian rebels and their families preparing to board buses ahead of their evacuation from the rebel-held al-Wair neighbourhood. Credit: AFP)
Rex Tillerson in Beijing calls for a tougher Chinese stance against North Korea
Also in the programme: Ian Fleming's nephew on bringing a literary journal back into family ownership and can a sitting British MP also edit a newspaper?
(Photo: Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson before their meeting at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse on March 18, 2017 in Beijing, China. Tillerson is on his first visit to Asia as Secretary of State. Credit: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
US and German leaders talk face to face: given their past differences, how did the meeting go? German political scientist Dr Constanze Stelzenmueller gives us her assessment.
Also in the programme: a new drug to beat cholesterol, and the death of a giant of poetry, Derek Walcott.
(Photo: Donald Trump and Angela Merkel hold joint news conference in Washington DC. Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says its policy of "strategic patience" with North Korea is over, and suggests it may decide to take pre-emptive military action. Also in the programme: Israel strikes inside Syria; and a Hungarian solution to migrant crisis.
(Photograph shows U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Credit: Reuters)