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The Islamic State group says it was behind the wedding bombing attack in Kabul that has killed 63 people, and wounded more than 180.
Also in the programme: Leaked British government documents warn of food shortages in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal, and melting ice has seen Iceland officially loose one of its glaciers.
(Photo: The shoes of the victims of the suicide bomb attack lay at the wedding hall after a suicide bomb explosion that targeted a wedding reception in Kabul, Afghanistan on 18 August 2019. At least 63 people, mostly wedding guests from the Shia Muslim community, were killed and more than 180 injured when a suicide bomber attacked a wedding hall in Kabul, Afghanistan. Credit: EPA/Hedayatullah Amid)
A bomb has exploded at a wedding reception in the Afghan capital, Kabul. An interior ministry spokesman has said dozens of civilians were killed.
Also in the programme: Sudan's military and civilians leaders sign a power-sharing agreement, and an orphaned dugong, made famous after it was rescued earlier this year in Thailand, has died after eating plastic.
(Picture: An Afghan woman who has lost her husband grieves at the door of the hospital, after a suicide attacker detonated explosives at a wedding in Kabul, Afghanistan, 18 August 2019. Credit: EPA/JAWAD JALALI)
Sudan's military and leaders of the civilian opposition alliance have signed a power sharing deal in front of an audience including regional leaders. The agreement is intended to end months of pro-democracy protests.
Also in the programme: Another weekend of protests is underway in Hong Kong, with calls for greater democracy; and the US space agency, NASA, has chosen the location of the flight centre that will, in the words of its administrator, "put the next man and the first woman on the south pole of the Moon" within five years.
(Photo: Many hope the deal will lead to civilian government after decades of army rule. Credit: AFP)
A spokesman for Zimbabwe's governing Zanu-PF party, Xavier Zavare, defends the government's economic policy, despite protests in the capital Harare.
Zimbabwe's main opposition group has called off anti-government protests in the capital Harare at the last minute, after failing to overturn a police ban.
Also in the programme: The Ebola outbreak in the DRC spreads to a new location; and a nine year old in Germany has lost her legal bid to become the first girl to join a prestigious boys choir in Berlin.
Picture: Protests Against Mnangagwa Government In Harare. Getty Images.
North Korea has snubbed peace talks with South Korea despite Kim Jong-un and his Southern counterpart President Moon Jae-in smiling in a historic encounter on the southern side of the border in April last year.
Also in the programme: riot police in Zimbabwe's capital Harare use tear gas and batons to disperse several hundred protesters; and demonstrations continue in Hong Kong, stoking fears that China's military will intervene.
Picture: North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un. Credit: Reuters
Israel is blocking two US Democratic lawmakers, who are prominent critics of the Israeli government, from visiting. Also; Six Zimbabwean political activists have been abducted beaten by armed men this week, ahead of planned opposition street demonstrations. Also, an international team of scientists has begun excavating a treasure trove of new dinosaur fossils in North Wyoming in the western United States. And, there are reports that six Zimbabwean political activists have been abducted and beaten ahead of a planned opposition demonstration.
(Photo: U.S. President Donald Trump, U.S. Congresswomen Ilhan Omar Rashida Tlaib, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in combination photo. Credit: Reuters)