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Preliminary results from Israel's second general election in five months indicate that the two main parties are deadlocked. With ninety percent of the vote counted, it appears that neither the Likud party of the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, nor the rival Blue and White alliance has a clear path to forming a coalition government.
Also in the programme: Saudi Arabia's amabassador to the UK warns against a hasty response to the attack on his country's oil industry; and the vice-president of Venezuela's National Assembly, Edgar Zambrano, has been released from a military base after being detained there for four months.
Picture: This combination picture created on September 18, 2019 shows, Benny Gantz (R), and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L). Credit: Getty Images.
Will Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu be able to hold on to power? Hear the result of exit polls and analysis from Jerusalem.
Also in the programme: US officials reportedly identify southern Iran as the launch site for drones and missiles that targeted oil facilities in Saudi Arabia; a BBC analysis reveals 74 people were killed every day in Afghanistan during August; and the UK's Supreme Court considers whether PM Boris Johnson lied to the Queen.
Photo: Election posters showing Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz. Credit: AFP.
The United States has issued satellite images and cited intelligence to back its claim that Iran was behind attacks on major Saudi oil facilities. (Iran denies involvement in Saturday's air attacks, which were claimed by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels in Yemen). Global oil supplies have been cut by 5% and prices have soared.
Also in the programme: The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been meeting the EU Commissioner Jean-Claude Junker to discuss Brexit; and financial regulators are questioning Facebook officials in Switzerland about the company's plans to launch its own cryptocurrency, the Libra, next year.
Picture: A satellite image shows an apparent drone strike on an Aramco oil facility in Harad, Saudi Arabia September 14, 2019. Credit: Planet Labs Inc.
The BBC has tracked every conflict-related death in Afghanistan in the month of August and the data suggests that the war is even deadlier than previously thought. An average of 74 men, women and children were killed every day in Afghanistan, making it the deadliest conflict in the world.
Also in the programme: Israel goes to the polls for the second time this year, with the future of prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu once again in the balance, as corruption allegations continue to dog him. And the Indonesian army is being deployed to fight forest fires which have seen entire regions blanketed with a thick layer of smoke.
(Photo: Afghan men dig graves during a mass funeral after a suicide bomb blast at a wedding in Kabul, Afghanistan on 18 August 2019. Credit: Reuters/Omar Sobhani)
The United States cites intelligence to back its claims that Iran was behind Saturday's attacks on Saudi oil facilities. Hear a rejection of those allegations from Tehran.
Also in the programme: Former CIA contractor turned whistle-blower Edward Snowden says he'd like to return to the United States; podcasters eye up Africa for growth in the industry; and are government agricultural subsidies around the world partly responsible for making climate change worse?
Photo: Satellite images of Saudi oil facilities. Credit: US Government and Digital Global.