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At least 50 civilians have reportedly been killed in fresh Syrian government attacks on the besieged rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region outside Damascus. A monitoring group said 127 civilians were killed on Monday in the deadliest day for three years in the enclave, where some 393,000 people are trapped. We hear from inside the enclave as well as from a government MP.
Also in the programme; Venezuela launches a crypto-currency today in an effort to find a way out of the dire economic straits it finds itself in and; a Japanese man wins custody rights for 13 of his children who were born to surrogate mothers in Thailand.
Picture: Syrian men carry an injured victim amid the rubble of buildings following government bombing in the rebel-held town of Hamouria, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on February 19, 2018. Credit: Abdulmonam Eassa/AFP/Getty Images
Syria says it will send pro-government forces to the region of Afrin, where Kurds are facing a Turkish offensive. In response, the Turkish deputy prime minister said it would be a disaster if Syrian government forces were to enter the border region.
Also in the programme: How will UN’s Palestinian refugee agency make up for loss in funding from the US? And former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi returns to the political scene - but this time he’s not allowed to vote.
Picture: Turkish-backed Syrian rebel fighters fire towards Kurdish forces from the People's Protection Units (YPG) in the Afrin region, on February 19, 2018. Credit: Getty Images
Alexander Krushelnitsky, a Russian medal-winner at the Winter Olympics has returned a positive test result for meldonium - but can it really be called a "performance enhancing drug"?
Also on the programme: the justice being meted out to those women who married Islamic State militants in Iraq; and Silvio Berlusconi is back on the campaign trail in Italy ahead of upcoming elections there.
(Picture: Alexander Krushelnitsky alongside wife Anastasia Bryzgalova. Credit: Getty)
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched a stinging verbal attack on Iran, telling a Munich Security Conference Iran is the "greatest threat to our world".
Also in the programme: The latest from Afrin and we hear from a former Russian "troll".
(Picture: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech at the Munich Security Conference. Credit: THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP/Getty Images)
Israel's prime minister launches a stinging attack on Iran, telling a security conference in Munich the country is the "greatest threat to our world". Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would "not allow Iran's regime to put a noose of terror around our neck".
Also in the programme: a large fire at the most important shrine in Tibetan Buddhism; and is Iceland about to be the first country to ban male circumcision?
Picture: Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Credit: Thomas Kienzle/AFP/Getty Images.
Survivors of a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida have joined protesters demanding tougher gun laws.
Also in the programme: Poland's controversial WW2 death camps law and the secrets of a famous Picasso painting.
(Picture: People protesting after a school shooting in Florida. Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)