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Chile’s government extended a state of emergency to several cities across the country, after a weekend of violent clashes, looting and arson attacks.
Also in the programme: The polls have opened, and Canadians will now decide whether to give Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal party a second term; and the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, makes a second attempt to get MPs to approve his Brexit deal today.
Picture: Protesters flee from tear gas during a protest against Chile"s state economic model in Santiago October 20, 2019. Credit: REUTERS.
The Lebanese government concedes to economic reform following nationwide protests. The proposals involve privatising some companies, scrapping new taxes and halving the salaries of top officials. The prime minister, Saad al Hariri, has suggested he might resign if his feuding government partners fail to accept the reforms.
Also on the programme: Kurdish forces in Syria pull out of Ras al-Ayn, a strategically important border town near Turkey; and shelling kills at least ten in the disputed region of Kashmir which is claimed by India and Pakistan.
(Photo: Lebanese protester chants slogans on the highway linking Beirut to north Lebanon Credit: Photo by JOSEPH EID / AFP via Getty Images)
A senior British government minister has insisted that Britain will leave the European Union eleven days from now, regardless of an official request to postpone Brexit.
Also in the programme: Police in Hong Kong have clashed again with protesters who've defied a ban on marches and face masks; and a plane has made the longest non-stop commercial flight - from New York to Sydney - taking more than nineteen hours.
Picture: A handout picture released by the UK Parliament shows Britain"s Prime Minister Boris Johnson on October 19, 2019. Credit: AFP via Getty Images.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told parliament it has a historic opportunity to resolve Brexit by backing his deal in a vote today - but he has warned MPs against backing two amendments that seek a further delay.
We speak to politicians on both sides of the debate as well as look at the impacts it will have on Northern Ireland and the UK economy.
Violence has broken out on the sidelines of a largely peaceful mass protest in the Spanish city of Barcelona against the jailing of nine Catalan separatist leaders. We hear from a Catalan who wants Catalonia to remain part of Spain.
Also in the programme: Syria ceasefire and why Mexico released El Chapo's son.
(Picture: A Catalan demonstrator throws a bin into the fire during Catalonia's general strike in Barcelona, Spain. Credit: REUTERS)