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As the death toll in Nepal continues to rise after the weekend’s devastating earthquake, how might the country begin its mission to rebuild? Andrew Tuck is joined by James Schneider and Jane Kinninmont for analysis. Plus a diplomatic row between South Africa and Nigeria, and the so-called Islamic State launches its own healthcare service.

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889 27 Apr 2015
00:30:00

Monday 27 April: 

As the death toll in Nepal continues to rise after the weekend’s devastating earthquake, how might the country begin its mission to rebuild? Andrew Tuck is joined by James Schneider and Jane Kinninmont for analysis. Plus a diplomatic row between South Africa and Nigeria, and the so-called Islamic State launches its own healthcare service.

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888 24 Apr 2015
00:29:50

Friday 24 April : 

After a US drone strike on an al-Qaeda compound kills two innocent hostages, questions are being raised over the safety and effectiveness of drones; Roger Boyes and Samira Shackle join Emma Nelson for a full analysis. Plus: why is foreign policy suddenly being factored into the UK election debate and which nations made the list of the world’s happiest countries?

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887 23 Apr 2015
00:30:00

Thursday 23 April: 

As Malta remembers the estimated 800 victims of the migrant boat disaster, EU leaders meet to forge a solution. Steve Bloomfield joins Sebastian Borger and Oscar Guardiola-Rivera to analyse the outcome. Plus: Argentina gets friendly in Moscow while Ukraine takes a symbolic step away from the Kremlin.

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886 22 Apr 2015
00:30:00

Wednesday 22 April: 

Saudi Arabia announces a halt to its airstrikes on Yemen then promptly starts again; Steve Bloomfield gets the insights of Kathleen Burk and Alessio Patalano. Also on the agenda: the Italian PM calls for refugee centres throughout Africa and we find out how a ponytail got New Zealand's PM into hot water.

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885 21 Apr 2015
00:30:00

Tuesday 21 April: 

The world’s eyes remain fixed on Europe’s migration crisis as Italian authorities make two arrests. Andrew Tuck joins James Schneider and Daniella Peled to discuss the EU's options. Plus Egypt's former president is imprisoned for 20 years – is it politically motivated? And what’s behind South Africa’s rise in violence against foreigners?

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884 20 Apr 2015
00:30:00

Monday 20 April: 

After the weekend’s boat disaster in the Mediterranean, officials from 28 nations hold an emergency meeting to discuss the crisis. We discuss how the EU might handle the increasingly desperate situation. Plus France’s new anti-racism law and Queen Elizabeth II’s 89th birthday - with no sign of retirement imminent.

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883 17 Apr 2015
00:30:00

Friday 17 April: 

As riots and violence sweep across South Africa and attacks on foreigners continue, we ask what’s ignited this burst of xenophobia. Also, why are people less than enthralled with the UK election? And has Wikileaks ‘jumped the shark’ with its latest Sony Pictures post?

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882 16 Apr 2015
00:30:00

Thursday 16 April: 

Russian president Vladimir Putin has just finished his annual marathon televised phone-in; we tuned in so you didn’t have to. Nina Schick and James Boys join Steve Bloomfield for robust debate, plus Marco Rubio's climate change problem, Greece's credit crackdown and a question: which cities would make your list for quality of life?

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881 15 Apr 2015
00:29:19

Wednesday 15 April: 

As the US president agrees to allow congress veto powers over the Iran sanctions and Hillary Clinton courts Hollywood's endorsement, Xenia Wickett and Justin Marozzi join Emma Nelson with their analysis. Plus how did Clinton's campaign video cause a spot of bother on Russian television?

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880 14 Apr 2015
00:30:00

Tuesday 14 April: 

Live from the Salone del Mobile in Milan, Tyler Brûlé chats to an array of influential forces setting the scene at this year’s premiere furniture fair. Roberto Gavazzi from Boffi, Airbnb’s Joe Gebbia and Petter Neby of Punkt join Monocle's editor in chief discussing the highlights from this year’s event.

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879 13 Apr 2015
00:30:00

Monday 13 April: 

We review the day’s top news stories, including Hillary Clinton’s big announcement, Beijing’s limit on Hong Kong visits for mainland Chinese and a US journalist facing charges of espionage in Iran.

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878 10 Apr 2015
00:30:00

Friday 10 April: 

Andrew Mueller, Daniella Peled and Michael Binyon discuss Obama’s Cuban rapprochement, Pakistan’s Yemen policy, Turkey’s chances of EU accession, Hillary Clinton’s political future and killer robots.

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