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The US has warned of further missile strikes against Syria if it uses chemical weapons again, but Russia accuses the US of breaching international law.
Also in the programme: Ecuadorean journalists killed by Farc near Colombia border; and Winnie Mandela's funeral.
(Photo: US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
The US President reacted furiously after details emerged of the memoir published by former FBI chief James Comey, who was sacked by Donald Trump. In the memoir, Mr Comey describes the president as 'untethered to the truth'. Mr Trump tweeted that James Comey is a 'proven leaker and liar'.
Also in the programme: Russia accuses Britain of staging a fake chemical attack in Syria; and DR Congo's humanitarian crisis.
(Photo: US President Donald Trump and former FBI director James Comey, Credit: Reuters)
The Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, says Moscow has irrefutable evidence that an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria was staged with the help of a foreign secret service.
Also in the programme: a first reading of the sacked FBI chief's book that has angered President Trump; and our historic relationship with alcohol.
(Photo: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Credit: European Photopress Agency)
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.