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The former German Chancellor, considered responsible for the country's reunification, died last month. On Saturday, events were held in Strasbourg and the German town of Speyer. US academic, John E. Rielly, discusses his friendship with Mr Kohl dating back to 1970.
Also: Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned against "impermissible" challenges to Beijing's authority over Hong Kong; and the all-girl Afghan robotics team denied permission to enter the United States.
(Photo credit: Dignitaries observe attend a memorial service for former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl in Strasbourg, France. Credit: Getty Images)
The Chinese President, Xi Jinping, is in Hong Kong for the 20th anniversary of the return of the territory to Chinese rule. He has made clear that his government would not tolerate any challenge to its sovereignty in Hong Kong, reminding people there of the special privileges they enjoy. Also: world leaders have been paying tribute to the late German Chancellor Helmut Kohl at a ceremony at the European Parliament in Strasbourg; and we hear from Canada where they are celebrating the 150th anniversary of its confederation.
(Photo: China's President Xi Jinping (R) with Hong Kong's new Chief Executive Carrie Lam (L); Credit: BILLY H.C. KWOK/AFP/Getty Images)
With coalition forces expected to retake Mosul within days we look at the situation in the Syrian city of Raqqa with our correspondent Gabriel Gatehouse. As the Chinese President visits Hong Kong to celebrate 20 years since the handover from the UK, we speak to the former British governor Lord Chris Patten. And we go to France to find out why the far right leader Marine Le Pen is facing investigations over misuse of funds.
(Photo: Mosul Conflict; Credit: Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images)
As the Islamic State group loses its grip on the Iraqi city of Mosul, those suspected of sympathising with IS are being threatened with forcible expulsion.
Also on the programme: French politician and Holocaust survivor Simone Veil dies at the age of 89; and how worried should we be about asteroids?
(Picture: A member of the Iraqi forces walks past a mural bearing the logo of the Islamic State group. Credit: Getty Images)
Iraqi-led forces close in on so-called Islamic State's (IS) final stronghold in the centre of the city of Mosul. The BBC's Orla Guerin, who is embedded with Iraqi forces, reports from the frontline.
Also in the programme: Young Hong Kong residents on life in their city; President Trump's latest "Twitter storm".
(Image: An Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service sniper takes a shot during the advance towards the Old City of Mosul on 29th June 2017. Credit: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)
Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Hong Kong to mark 20 years since the territory was handed back to China by Britain. The highly symbolic visit comes amid an increasingly tense political climate.
Also in the programme; The White House has set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim countries and all refugees and; we hear from residents on one of the most remote islands in the world that has just become even more isolated.
(Photo: Pro-China supporters gather along a road during a visit by China's President Xi Jinping in Hong Kong. Credit: Dale De La Rey/AFP/Getty Images)