A special preview of the new podcast Death in Ice Valley. An unidentified body. Who was she? Why hasn’t she been missed? A BBC World Service and NRK original podcast, investigating a mystery unsolved for almost half a century. Episode One was released on 16 April 2018 and new episodes will be released every Monday.
Earlier this month, President Trump suggested that he wanted to withdraw about two-thousand US troops currently deployed in Syria. Also: Catalans protest en masse in Barcelona and the celebrated Italian film-maker Vittorio Taviani has died aged 88.
The American ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, told the Security Council the US was 'locked and loaded'. Also: the Syrian government says it has now taken complete control of the former rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta and thousands of South Africans have attended a funeral service in Soweto for Winnie Madikizela Mandela.
This is a special podcast about missile strikes by the United States, Britain and France on chemical weapons facilities in Syria. The action follows a suspected gas attack on civilians in Eastern Ghouta a week ago. Why was military action taken and what has been the reaction from Russia, Turkey and Iran?
The US says it has proof the Syrian government was behind the suspected chemical attack. Also, Donald Trump describes his former FBI director as a "weak and untruthful slime ball", and why a top London banker made more of a splash on social media than he might have expected.
The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said a reported chemical attack in Syria was staged by foreign agents. The US and France say they have proof it took place. Also: outrage spreads over eight-year-old's rape in Kashmir and Bob Dylan's door at the Chelsea Hotel sells for $100,000.