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A Pakistani passenger plane carrying 99 people has crashed into a residential area in the city of Karachi. The plane had attempted one landing at the city's Jinnah International Airport, but as it went round again and issued a mayday call.
Also in the programme: We speak to a former president of Brazil about the Bolsonaro administration's controversial response to coronavirus; and Shakespeare and the plague: why didn't he draw inspiration from the pandemic of his time?
(Image: Rescue workers search for the bodies or survivors amid wreckage of the crashed passenger plane of sPakistan International Airlines. Credit: EPA/Shazaib Akber)
China's ruling Communist Party has set in motion a controversial national security law for Hong Kong, a move seen as a major blow to the city's freedoms. The law to ban "treason, secession, sedition and subversion" could bypass Hong Kong's lawmakers. Hong Kong's leader - Carrie Lam - says she supports the new national security law. We hear from one of her close allies and get a response to that from a pro-democracy lawmaker.
Also in the programme: A Pakistan International Airlines plane has crashed in Karachi on a flight from Lahore; and the real life Lord of The Flies -- the schoolboys shipwrecked in the 1960s, a story of survival and cooperation.
(Photo: A number of pro-democracy lawmakers were dragged out of Hong Kong's legislative chamber during a row about a Chinese national anthem bill. Credit: Getty Images)
Indian and Bangladeshi officials say at least 84 people have died in Cyclone Amphan, one of the most powerful storms to hit the region for years. Many roads in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata are flooded and many of its 14 million people without power.
Also in the programme: China says it will introduce a new national security law in Hong Kong that looks set to limit freedoms in the territory; and we hear from a remote part of the Brazilian Amazon that has now also been hit by the coronavirus.
(Image: People and police personnel gather around a tree that fell on electric lines on a street after the landfall of cyclone Amphan in Kolkata. Credit: STR/AFP via Getty Images)
Amina was one of the youngest survivors of an attack on an Afghan hospital. Twenty-four people, including 16 mothers, were killed when gunmen opened fire on a maternity ward in Kabul last week. Amina's mother died in the attack. We spoke to the man who save Amina's life -- Prof Najeebullah Bina.
Also in the programme: Austria plans to open borders with its neighbours; will people take their holidays there? And the influence of anti-vaxxers, those suspicious of inoculations, in the age of COVID19.
(Photo: Professor Najeebullah Bina with Amina after the operation. Credit: Professor Bina)
The most powerful storm in the Bay of Bengal in decades uprooted trees and toppled dwellings in both countries, including in the Indian city of Kolkata in West Bengal. Nearly three million people were evacuated before it hit. Also: the director of the National Insitututes of Health, Francis Collins, has won the Templeton Prize for his work to reconcile science and religion, and astronomers may have captured the “birth” of a new planet through a telescope.
(Photo: People at the Chandabali and Dhamra area of Bhadrak district, 160 km away from the eastern Indian state Odisha's capital city during Cyclone Credit: STR/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
One of the most powerful storms in decades have made landfall in Bangladesh and Eastern India. Millions of people have been evacuated to safe zones as authorities try to maintain social distancing in cyclone shelters.
Also on the programme: Support from the US and indignation from China as president Tsai is sworn in for a second term in Taiwan; and why Cambridge University has moved all of its courses online for the next academic year.
(Picture: Heavy rain and wind as cyclone Amphan approaches the Odisha coast of India. Credit: EPA/STR)