How will Alexei Navalny’s funeral be held?
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Yulia Navalnaya, the widow of Alexei Navalny, addressed the European Parliament after the death of her husband and announced his funeral will take place in Moscow on Friday. We speak to a long-time friend and associate of Navalny about how hard it’s been to arrange the funeral. Also in the programme: Mitch McConnell, the longest serving Republican leader in the US Senate, has announced he'll step down from the role in November; and international journalists have called for foreign media access to Gaza in an open letter. (Photo: Yulia Navalnaya, the widow of Alexei Navalny, the Russian oppositi ..read more
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Navalny widow: Don’t be boring in how you help Russian opposition
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by BBC World Service
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With Navalny’s funeral due to take place this week his widow Yulia says the West should take a more innovative approach in helping the Russian opposition. Also in the programme, 15% of the Democratic votes in Michigan’s presidential primaries were marked “uncommitted”; and last year’s asylum applications rose to the highest level since 2015 says the EU’s Asylum Agency. (Candles burn as people attend vigil following the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, at the the Trocadero near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. Credit: Reuters ..read more
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How close is a ceasefire in Gaza?
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by BBC World Service
23h ago
US President Joe Biden has indicated that a ceasefire deal in Gaza could be within reach, however his comments have been met with scepticism in Israel and from Hamas. We assess the chances that a deal could be reached. Also, four months into the war in Gaza, civilians are living with acute hunger and the constant fear of bombardment. The BBC has been following a day in the life of three people there. Also in the programme, a judge in Moscow has imposed a jail term on a prominent Russian human rights campaigner. (Photo: Displaced Palestinian children wait to receive free food at a tent camp, am ..read more
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Israel-Gaza: Biden hopes for a ceasefire by next week
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by BBC World Service
23h ago
US President Joe Biden has said Israel has agreed in principle not to launch military action in the Gaza Strip during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, as negotiations for a temporary ceasefire between Hamas and Israel continue. Speaking on US television, Mr Biden said a pause in fighting could begin on Monday, about a week before the start of Ramadan. In the Newshour studio- our Gaza correspondent Rushdi Abualouf, who had been reporting from inside Gaza for us, until he moved to Istanbul for safety. Also in the programme: a court in the Netherlands has handed down several life sentences in ..read more
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Israel presents Rafah evacuation plan but UN calls for immediate ceasefire
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by BBC World Service
3d ago
As the Israeli military presents the war cabinet with its plans for an assault along with a draft to evacuate the population on the southern Gazan city of Rafah, the UN warns of famine in the north of the territory. Also in the programme: China has announced plans for a big increase in the pace of its space missions; and the Taliban authorities in Afghanistan have publicly executed a convicted murderer in a sports stadium. (Photo: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers his statement at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva. Credit: SALVATORE DI NOLFI/EPA-EFE/REX/Shu ..read more
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Rafah: Where will Palestinians go?
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by BBC World Service
3d ago
The Israeli government says the military has presented the country's war cabinet with a plan for the evacuation of Palestinian civilians from combat zones in Gaza. With 1.4 million people crammed into the southern city of Rafah, where will they go? We speak to a member of the Israeli Prime Minister's party. Also today: Protests expected in Nigeria as tough economic reforms set in; and the case of a runaway train in India. (Photo: Displaced Palestinians, who fled their houses due to Israeli strikes, shelter at a tent camp amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas in Rafah in the southe ..read more
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Ukraine says tens of thousands have died in war
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by BBC World Service
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President Zelensky says 31,000 troops and tens of thousands of civilians have been killed since Russia invaded. His defence minister, Rustem Umerov, added that the slow delivery of arms and ammunition was causing a loss of life and land. We hear from Brazil after tens of thousands of supporters of the former Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, gathered in São Paulo's main avenue. It was the first major demonstration of its kind since Mr Bolsonaro left office just over a year ago. Also in the programme: a leading political editor gives us his take on accusations of islamophobia in the UK's Con ..read more
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Ukraine enters its third year of war
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by BBC World Service
5d ago
As it enters its third year of war, Ukraine is calling for increased international support. US aid is help up in Congress, while Ukraine's long-awaited counter offensive has not made the progress Kyiv and its allies had hope for. Russian forces have taken the eastern town of Avdiivka and made some progress in the south. Our chief international correspondent, Lyse Doucet, is in Kyiv gauging the current mood among top Ukrainian officials and frontline soldiers. Also in the programme: Russian opposition figure Boris Nadezdhin calls for Alexei Navalny to be given a Moscow funeral; and the Israeli ..read more
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More sanctions on Russia on Ukraine war anniversary
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by BBC World Service
5d ago
US and EU slam new sanctions on Russia on the eve of the second Ukraine invasion anniversary. Also in the programme: A new report on the civilian cost of the Sudan war; a new generation of AI prosthetics; and the sounds of migration. (Image: The word sanctions in front of a graphic of Russian and Ukrainian flag. Credit: Reuters ..read more
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Shamima Begum loses bid to regain UK citizenship
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by BBC World Service
5d ago
A British-born woman who joined the Islamic State group in Syria has lost her latest attempt to overturn a decision by London to strip her of her British citizenship. The ruling means Shamima Begum can't return to Britain from Syria, though she can appeal to the Supreme Court. Also in the programme: How Artificial Intelligence is speeding up the development of prosthetic limbs; and Germany's debate over whether cannabis should be partially legalised. And desperately needed aid is airdropped into northern Gaza - our correspondent reports from the plane. (Photo: Ms Begum was 15 when she joined I ..read more
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