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President Trump is considering his military options for a strike on Syria in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack by government forces on the city of Douma.
Also in the programme: how violence is plaguing the Mexican beach town of Acapulco; and the backlash against celebratory gunfire in Lebanon.
Photo: Victims of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma. Credit: Reuters.
The global chemical weapons watchdog says that samples collected by its team following a nerve agent attack in Salisbury confirm Britain's findings about the toxic chemical that was used.
Also in the programme: We spoke to a former KGB officer who used to be a close associate of Vladimir Putin; and the Chinese baby born to a surrogate mother, four years after his parents died in a car crash.
(Image: Members of the emergency services in protective coveralls and breathing equipment . Credit: AFP PHOTO/Daniel Leal-Olivas)
With heated rhetoric on all sides, how serious is the current international stand-off over Syria? We hear views from Russia and the United States.
Also in the programme: Facebook CEO faces more questioning by US Congress, and pioneering surgery gives a British woman back her jaw.
Photo: Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia during a UN Security Council meeting in New York on April 10, 2018. Credit: AFP/Getty Images.
President Trump has tweeted about "nice and new and smart" missiles in a warning to Russia that he will respond to a suspected chemical attack by the Syrian government.
Also in the programme: More than two hundred and fifty people have been killed in a military plane crash in Algeria; and a Burmese court has refused to drop legal proceedings against two Reuters journalists arrested while investigating the mass killings of Rohingyas.
Photo: US President Donald Trump in the Cabinet Room of the White House. Credit: Getty Images
The founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has been questioned by senators over the misuse of personal data.
Also in the programme: the twentieth anniversary of the Good Friday agreement that ended decades of violence in Northern Ireland.
Picture: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before a joint hearing of the US Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill. Credit: AFP/Getty Images.
Russia says it wants international inspectors to visit the site of a suspected chlorine gas attack in Syria. But it says no chemical weapons were used there, and has rejected a US resolution that would set up an inquiry into who carried out the alleged attack.
Also in the programme: President Xi promises to open up sectors of its economy to greater international competition and; Africa's overlooked scientists get their own journal to raise their profile.
Picture: US President Donald Trump attends a meeting with senior military leaders. Credit: Getty Images.