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The British prime minister Theresa May has lost a parliamentary vote on the Brexit Withdrawal Bill for a second time. MPs defeated the deal, which had been agreed with the European Union, by 391 votes to 242.
Also in the programme: All operations of the Boeing 737 MAX have been suspended in EU airspace pending an investigation into Sunday's fatal crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet.
(Photo: MPs gathered in the House of Commons in London on 12 March 2019. Credit: PRU/AFP)
The British prime minister has urged MPs to back the altered Brexit deal she's negotiated with the European Union. The Irish prime minister has urged them to do the same when they vote on Tuesday evening. What is different about the altered deal? And will Theresa May fare better tonight?
Also on the programme: we will hear from young Syrian refugees about their daily struggle in Lebanon's sprawling camps; Newshour team be reporting from North Carolina about a statue that symbolises the divided legacy of the Civil War; and a report on the risk posed by massive solar storms.
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Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika has pulled out of his bid for a fifth term in office following two weeks of widespread protests, but elections which had been due to take place next month have been postponed.
Also in the programme: the latest on the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash, and what can our eyes tell us about our chances of contracting Alzheimer's disease?
Image: Algerian students shout slogans as they demonstrate with national flags outside the Main Post Office in the centre of the capital Algiers. Credit: Ryad Kramdi / AFP / Getty Images.
The cockpit voice recorder and the digital flight data recorder from the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed on Sunday have both been recovered from the
crash site, the airline said in a statement.
Also in the programme: Iran's Rouhani visits Iraq; and Brexit fighters in the UK's north-east
(Picture:A photo shows debris of the crashed airplane of Ethiopian Airlines, near Bishoftu, a town some 60 kilometres southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
An Ethiopian Airlines jet has crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, killing all on board. The airline said 149 passengers and eight crew members were on flight ET302 from the Ethiopian capital to Nairobi in Kenya.
Also on the programme: Western-backed Syrian forces have launched an attack on a Syrian village where members of the Islamic State group have been holding out -- we hear form a journalist on the ground; and president Abdelazia Bouteflika of Algeria has returned home after having tests in a hospital in Switzerland as protests continued over his plans to run for a fifth term in office.
(Photo: Relatives waiting at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, were devastated by the news. Credit: Reuters)
All 157 passengers and crew aboard Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 were killed when the Boeing 737 jet crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa.
Also in the programme: Separatist militants kill nine police officers in Myanmar’s Rakhine State; and protesters rally against Russian government plans to isolate the country’s internet service form the rest of the world.
(Picture: Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gabremariam at the crash site of flight ET302. Credit: Ethiopian Airlines)