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The so-called Islamic State's self-styled capital, the city of Raqqa, on the northeast bank of the Euphrates river in Syria, has fallen to Kurdish-led forces backed by the United States. We hear the latest.
Also on the programme, how did the Iraqi forces take control of the Kurdish stronghold Kirkuk. And we hear about women-only buses in Turkey.
(Photo: Rojda Felat, a Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) commander, waves her group's flag at the iconic Al-Naim square in Raqa on October 17, 2017. Credit: BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)
Iraqi forces take over key buildings in Kirkuk three weeks after an independence referendum.
Also on the programme: the fate of the American soldier who wandered away from his unit, was captured by the Taleban, and later swapped for foreign fighters by President Obama, pleads guilty to desertion; and the investigative journalist on the island of Malta, killed when her car blew up earlier today.
(Photo: Iraqi children step on a Kurdish flag as forces advance towards the centre of Kirkuk. Credit: Getty)
The Iraqi army says it has taken over Kirkuk airport and military base during a major operation to seize control of the city from Kurdish forces. There has been artillery and gunfire in some areas as pro-government troops have moved in to secure key roads and oil and gas installations. We get the latest from there.
Also in the programme, the aftermath of Saturday's deadly attack in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. We speak to Somalia's Information Minister. And the runway in the middle of the Atlantic, at St Helena finally gets regular flights.
(Image: Iraqi forces flash the sign for victory as they advance in the southern outskirts of Kirkuk. Credit: Afp/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
Austria's conservative People's Party, led by 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, is set to win the country's general election. Also in the programme: At least 230 dead in Mogadishu - the worst terror attack in Somalia in a decade; and learn the language of the Faroe Islands.
(Photo: Leader of Austria's centre-right People's Party Sebastian Kurz. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
Raqqa has been the de-facto capital of the state that so-called I-S tried to create, and the loss of the city will be a huge symbolic blow to the militants.
Also in the programme: Why Germany is suffering a shortages of monks and a report from Austria on today's election there.
(Picture: Kurdish and Arab fighters Credit: Reuters)
Kurdish Pershmerga fighters in northern Iraq say the government in Baghdad has demanded they withdraw from key locations in the disputed city of Kirkuk within hours.
Also in the programme; we tell the story of the Canadian family released after five years of brutal captivity in Afghanistan, and veteran Hollywood star Tippi Hedren has a message to today's victims of sexual harassment.
(Photo: Iraqi forces sit on a river bank across from Kurdish Peshmerga positions on the southern outskirts of Kirkuk. Credit: Getty images.)