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The Chinese Foreign Ministry says it welcomes a United States plan for tougher sanctions and diplomatic pressure to persuade North Korea to abide by international agreements on nuclear weapons. The statement came after the US and South Korea agreed "swift punitive measures" against North Korea in the event of further missile tests.
Also in the programme: Pope Francis arrives in Egypt and the Cassini probe survives a journey between Saturn's rings and the planet.
(Photo: North Korea's flag at the embassy in Beijing. Credit: EPA)
US senators have been called to the White House for a rare, classified briefing on the Trump administration's strategy on North Korea.
Also in the programme: a cheap and widely available drug which could save tens of thousands of women from death in childbirth and the opening of a museum of migration.
(Photo: The North Korean army in celebration of its 85th founding anniversary Credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)
The US military has started installing a controversial missile defence system at a site in South Korea, amid high tensions over neighbouring North Korea's nuclear and missile ambitions.
Also in the programme; thousands more are rounded up in Turkey for suspected links to the Muslim preacher, Fethullah Gulen and; NASA's Cassini probe is making the first of twenty two dives through the narrow gap between the planet Saturn and its spectacular rings.
(Picture: A U.S. military vehicle, which is a part of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, arrives in Seongju, South Korea, April 26, 2017. Credit: Kim Jun-beom/Yonhap via Reuters)
The UN Secretary General says a donor conference to tackle Yemen's humanitarian crisis has been a remarkable success, securing more than a billion dollars worth of pledges.
Also in the programme; Turkey bombs US-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria and; the "robbery of the century" in Paraguay.
(Photo: Yemenis collect water from a donated source amid an ongoing wide spread disruption of water supplies in an impoverished coastal village on the outskirts of the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
Turkish warplanes have struck YPG fighters who are part of a US backed coalition which has been closing in on the so called Islamic State bastion of Raqqa. Also in the programme, France's outgoing president calls for unity and strength at a memorial for a policeman shot dead in Paris last week, and we'll hear from the translator of a novel which won the Welcome Prize for Science Writing.
(Picture: Fighters in northern Syria take part in training run by the Kurdish YPG forces. Credit: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images)
Marine Le Pen, French presidential candidate for the far-right Front National party has announced she will step down as party leader. Le Pen is due to face centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron in the run-off election for the presidency of the republic next month.
Also in the programme: Afghanistan’s defence minister and army chief of staff resign following an attack by Taliban fighters which killed at least 100 Afghan soldiers; Dr Peggy Whitson , the American astronaut spending a record-breaking 534th day in space.
(Image: National Front leader Marine Le Pen addresses activists on 23rd April 2017 in Henin Beaumont, France. Credit: Chesnot/Getty Images)