Parliament in Ankara debates a proposal to introduce an executive presidency. Critics say the changes will concentrate power in the hands of the president. Also on the programme: A BBC investigation identifies the man accused of organising attacks on tourist areas in Tunisia in 2015. And should football's World Cup be expanded?
President Trump's new CIA director, Mike Pompeo, has arrived in the Turkish capital for talks expected to focus on the war against the Islamic State...
There is turmoil within the governing ANC party after President Jacob Zuma fired the widely respected Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the sacking as "totally unacceptable". Also in the programme: China pledges to close down the ivory industry; and does dark energy really exist?
The leaders of the Greek and Turkish communities in Cyprus are holding talks aimed at reunifying the island to end decades of division.
Further details are emerging about the hunt to find the man who killed thirty-nine people in an Istanbul night club on New Year's eve...
Turkey says it's agreed with Russia on a ceasefire plan for Syria: we hear reaction from Turkey and the United States...
On his first working day as President, Donald Trump has signed a document withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Trade Deal. Also in the programme: the death that has shocked Iceland, the tiny MRI scanners being used for premature babies and why Tokyo's oldest fish market is relocating.
Wikileaks data dump details hacking tools allegedly used by spy agency. The so-called cyber-weapons include malware that targets phones, computers and even televisions. Also on the programme: the American legal model for Hitler's race laws and Felix Mendelssohn's sister's secret sonata.
China announces plan to create 13 million jobs in clean energy technology, as smog in the north of the country reaches crisis levels.
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Iraqi special forces have captured Mosul airport in their latest offensive against the so-called Islamic State...
British ex-Guantanamo detainee became IS suicide bomber near Mosul. How many former Guantanamo detainees are no longer being tracked? Also in the programme, NASA announces new exoplanet discovery; and is late night TV depriving Spanish children of sleep?
A new law passed in the Israeli parliament has retroactively legalised almost 4000 settler homes built on privately-owned Palestinian land...
An Israeli soldier who killed a wounded Palestinian attacker in a high-profile case that split opinion across the country has been jailed for 18 months, but the father of the man says the sentence is not long enough. Also on the programme: why one in five people smuggled in Europe are from Albania; and the perfect antidote for self-help books.
Key Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny has been found guilty of embezzlement, barring him from running against Vladimir Putin in 2018's presidential election. Hear from a fellow opposition figure who believes that revolution is now more likely than elections to bring about political change in Moscow. Also in the programme, the Catholic Church in the Philippines speaks out over extrajudicial killings. And could a new variety of quinoa help feed the world?
Malaysian police have named a senior embassy official they want to question in connection with the killing of the half-brother of North Korean leader...
In only his second major news conference as president, Donald Trump attacked the media and said they've failed to portray the successes of his first four weeks in office. Also on the programme: The UN warns that more than 20 million people could face starvation in a series of famines. We hear from Somalia, already in the grip of a severe drought. And the man who thinks he's found the publishing industry's holy grail: Mick Jagger's autobiography.
The UN's humanitarian chief, Stephen O'Brien, tells us that the warring factions in Yemen are preventing him from accessing those most in need of help. He says seven million Yemenis do not know where their next meal is coming from. Also in the programme: 150 years of the Blue Danube waltz; Metal detecting enthusiasts unearth hoard of Iron Age gold.
Dutch voters discuss integration, one of the biggest topics ahead of Wednesday's parliamentary elections. Also in the programme: The head of the U.S. Marines, General Robert Neller, has called the recent nude photos scandal one of the 'darkest moments' in the corp's history; European Court of Justice rules that a workplace 'headscarf ban' is legal.
The G7 group of nations has failed to reach agreement over new sanctions against Russia and Syria.
Foreign ministers were seeking a common position on the Syrian conflict, before the U.S. Secretary of State flies to Russia to try to persuade it to abandon its Syrian ally.