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The blast was so big that it was felt for kilometres around. It is not yet clear what the cause is but the interior minister said ammonium nitrate had been among the materials stored. Also: the award-winning Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga describes her experience of being detained after anti-corruption protests; and the man who discovered he was the son of Pablo Escobar.
(Photo: People stand at a damaged area near the site of an explosion at the Beirut Port in Lebanon Credit: EPA/WAEL HAMZEH)
Tens of millions of people in the Philippines are back in lockdown, after doctors warned a surge in new coronavirus cases could push the healthcare system to collapse.
Also in the programme: A strict lockdown with large on the spot fines for breaking it, comes into force in Melbourne in the Australian state of Victoria; and ahead of the election in Belarus this weekend, we will speak to a prominent opposition figure.
(Photo: Residents of Manila can only step out for essentials. Credit: European Photopress Agency)
The Nobel Peace Prize winner and prominent Northern Ireland politician John Hume has died aged 83. One of the highest-profile politicians in Northern Ireland for more than 30 years, he helped create the climate that brought an end to the Troubles. Mr Hume played a major role in the peace talks, which led to the Good Friday Agreement in 1998.
Also in the programme: The former King of Spain, Juan Carlos, has said he has decided to leave the country just weeks after he was linked to an investigation into alleged corruption; and the love story that exposed state-sponsored doping in Russia.
(Image: John Hume. Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire)
The president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has promised to hire ten thousand more medical workers to cope with a spike in coronavirus cases. It follows warnings that the health system is at risk of collapse.
Also in the programme: We'll get the latest on Covid-19 from Iran and hear about the story of two young men who were part of the mass migration in India to get home quickly for lock down.
And the Nobel Peace Prize winner and prominent Northern Ireland politician John Hume has died aged 83.
(Photo: Philippines' president Rodrigo Duterte. Credit: EPA)
Brazil and Mexico have reported more fatalities than any country apart from the United States.
Also in the programme: India's interior minister is hospitalized with the coronavirus; NASA astronauts aboard a SpaceX vessel return from orbit; and Melbourne imposes a curfew as residents re-enter a lockdown.
(Photo: A worker sprays to disinfect the Amazonas Theatre ahead of its reopening in Manaus, Brazil, on Sunday. Credit: Bruno Kelly/Reuters)
A state of disaster has been declared in Victoria in Australia after a spike in coronavirus infections; the city of Melbourne has been placed under night- time curfew.
Also in the programme: How Colombia's health care is at breakpoint because of Covid-19 and the first commercial manned mission to the International Space Station is on its way back to Earth.
(Photo: Melbourne's normally bustling city centre is now deserted. Credit: EPA)