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A controversial re-run of August's Kenyan election - won by the government but annulled due to irregularities - is finally set to go ahead despite protests from opposition leader Raila Odinga. President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged people to carry out their constitutional right and vote. We get reaction from the Kenyan government.
Also in the programme: A UN official has urged the Iranian government to stop harassing employees of the BBC Persian service. And the rock and roll legend Fats Domino has died aged 89.
(Photo: Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta at a political rally in Nairobi. Credit: Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images)
In a break with precedent no obvious successor to President Xi Jinping is named in the seven-man selection.
Also in the programme: Kenya's judges don't show up and Thailand prepares for King's funeral.
(Photo: China's new Politburo Standing Committee members line up as they meet with the press at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Credit: Reuters)
A new report says more than 5600 foreign fighters for the so-called Islamic State have gone back home to 33 countries around the world. We ask what policies those countries are now adopting when confronted by the returnees.
Also in the programme: We spend time with Chinese feminists as they prepare for another five years of President Xi Jinping. And the two Republican senators embroiled in a very public row with President Trump.
(Photo: A member of the Iraqi security forces removes a banner bearing the logo of the Islamic State. Credit: Mahmud Saleh/AFP/Getty Images)
China's ruling Communist Party has voted to enshrine Xi Jinping's name and ideology in its constitution, elevating him to the level of founder Mao Zedong. We discuss Xi Jinping's philosophy and what this means for Chinese politics. Also on the programme: how the alleged lover of Russia's Tsar Nicholas II is still stirring emotions; and Graca Machel, Nelson Mandela's widow, on his latest biography and his legacy.
Photo: This file picture taken on September 19, 2017 shows painted portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping (Left) and late communist leader Mao Zedong at a market in Beijing. Credit: Getty Images
A special report on the issue of child marriage in the United States, where in the past 15 years more than 200,000 minors have been legally allowed to wed.
Also on the programme: we hear from the young graduates under pressure to meet ends meet in Beijing. And the perils of falling foul of the law in glittering Dubai.
(Photo: Angel McGehee. Credit: BBC)
Incumbent Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wins a decisive victory in Japan's snap election. The newly-formed opposition Party of Hope performs badly.
Also in the programme: being an undercover agent inside Al Qaeda and the impact of ocean acidification.
(Photo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a news conference following a landslide victory in the Lower House election. Credit: EPA)