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Pope Francis has urged world leaders to bring about a swift end to the carnage in Syria. In his traditional Easter message to Rome and the world, he said the Syrian people had been worn down by an apparently endless war.
Also in the programme: the first Russian diplomats expelled from the United States have arrived back in Moscow and; ceremonies are taking place in England to mark exactly 100 years since the British RAF became the world's first independent air force.
Picture: Pope Francis delivers the blessing on the balcony of St Peter's basilica in the Vatican. Credit: AFP/Getty Images.
Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh from London were captured in Syria in January. They are accused of being Islamic State members. They've complained they will not get a fair trial because the UK government has stripped them of their citizenship. We hear about the legal complications to bring them to justice.
Also in the programme: The heavyweight title fight of the year, Britain's Anthony Joshua steps into the ring to face New Zealander Joseph Parker. And the funeral of the physicist Stephen Hawking who died two weeks ago.
(Picture:Alexanda Kotey and Shafee Elsheikh handout picture. Credit: Reuters)
Two Britons accused of being Islamic State members have complained they will not get a fair trial.
Also in the programme: Large crowds have attended the first funerals of the 16 Palestinian protesters shot dead by Israeli troops on Friday and; this weekend an unmanned Chinese space laboratory is expected to re-enter the earth's atmosphere.
Picture: Alexanda Kotey (left) and El Shafee Elsheikh were captured by Syrian Kurdish forces. Credit: Reuters
A day of violence on the border between Gaza and Israel has left more than a dozen people dead as Palestinians begin what they say will be weeks of protests.
Also in the programme: Malala Yousafzai tells the BBC she is happy to be back in Pakistan on her first trip to the country since she was shot by Islamist militants; and why pollution levels have been falling in Beijing.
(Image: Palestinians at a tent city protest along the Israel border with Gaza. Credit: REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)
Moscow has demanded a further reduction in the number of British diplomats in Russia in the row over the poisoning of a spy. We ask if the closure of the US consulate in St Petersburg will have an impact on local people and foreigners who work there.
Also in the programme: Fears of anti-Semitism in France; Deadly clashes in Gaza border protests; and we speak to the deported Kenyan opposition figure, Miguna Miguna, at the centre of a major constitutional row.
(Photo: The United States flag flies on the US embassy building in Moscow. Credit: Getty Images)
Russia expels 60 US diplomats from Russia in response to the co-ordinated expulsion of over 140 Russians. Doctors in the UK says Yulia Skripal is out of danger however, her father, the former Russia spy Sergei Skripal, remains in a critical but stable condition.
Also in the programme: Dostoevsky diplomacy and Brexit one year to go.
Image: Sergei Lavrov announces return sanctions on Skripal poisoning case. Credit: European Photopress Agency