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Recent Episodes

Parties Arrive For Syria Talks

Syria: what are "proximity talks" and could they work? Proton beam therapy may not be as toxic as conventional radiotherapy; 4D printing.

Picture shows: Salem al-Meslet of Syria's High Negotiations Committee (Syria"s main opposition body) arrives in Geneva for peace talks on January 30, 2016.

Photographer: Fabrice Coffrini

Credit: AFP/Getty Images

"Safer" Cancer Therapy For Children's Brain Tumours

Lancet study: Proton beam treatment has less side effects; Are refugees target for radicalisation? Animals as "spies".

(Photo: Ashya King, 5, arrives for pre-cancer treatment examinations at the Motol hospital in Prague, Czech Republic. Credit: Associated Press.)

Syrian Opposition Attend Peace Talks

Main Syrian opposition coalition attend talks; Zika advice for travellers; Top mafia bosses caught in Italy

(Photo: Damaged buildings in the Syrian town of Kobane

Credit: Ahmet Sik/Getty)

Syrian Peace Talks to Begin in Geneva

Long-awaited Syrian peace talks are due to begin in Geneva, but it's still unclear who will attend from the fractured opposition.

A college at Oxford University says it has decided not to remove a statue of the British imperialist Cecil Rhodes.

The Zika virus is causing growing concern - and at the heart of it, the mosquito - and lots of questions: why are the mosquito populations increasing?

(Photo: Aleppo in ruins. Credit: Reuters)

Cities of the Future

What will the cities of the future look like, and will we like living in them? Vast megacities are emerging, notably in the developing world, as people migrate towards urban centres in search of work. Cities in the richer world also need to find ways improve the quality of life for their inhabitants. How should urban planners cope with these pressures and develop strategies for the future? In this week’s edition of Newshour Extra, Owen Bennett Jones and his guests discuss how best to make these urban spaces the best possible places to live and work.

WHO: Zika "spreading explosively"

WHO warns Zika virus is "spreading explosively"; Should Joseph Fiennes play Michael Jackson?; Stalin's poo laboratory

Photo shows an Aedes aegypti mosquito that carries the Zika virus, as seen through a microscope. Photo credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images