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What's behind the 'Israeli strike' in Syria

An Israeli missile strike has caused a large explosion and fire at a military site near Damascus international airport, Syrian state media report. Israel said the explosion was "consistent" with its policy to prevent Iran smuggling weapons to the Lebanese militia Hezbollah. We speak to a former head of Israel's national security council.

Also in the programme; a report from Egypt's Christian communities on the eve of a visit from the Pope and; the intriguing story of a German soldier who built a second identity as a Syrian refugee and is believed to have been intent on carrying out a gun attack.

(Picture: A photo taken from a rebel-held town showing what appears to be a blaze following the strike near Damascus airport. Credit: AFP)

China 'Key' to North Korea Nuclear Plan

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)

Special North Korea Briefing for US Senators

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)

Tensions Rise Between North Korea and the USA

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)

More Than $1bn Pledged to Yemen

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)

Turkey Bombs Kurdish Fighters in Syria

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)