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978 12 Aug 2015
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Wednesday 12 August: 

As a two-day ceasefire comes in place in three Syrian towns, we ask how long it will last. We also turn our focus to fighter jets as the deal between India and France takes another twist. Plus: we cross over to the US, where presidential candidates are rowing over who messed up in Iraq the most.

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977 11 Aug 2015
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Tuesday 11 August: 

As Greece reaches an agreement with its creditors, we examine the obstacles still left in the country’s road to recovery. We also assess Iraq’s newly approved anti-corruption reform and find out why Stephen Harper has decided to flash some of his military muscle at Canadian voters. Plus: we discover why an outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease is causing political trouble in New York.

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976 10 Aug 2015
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Monday 10 August: 

As Turkey’s conflict with the PKK intensifies, we assess the latest news following attacks on police and military targets. Then, a year after the killing by police of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, Ferguson has once again declares a state of emergency. Plus, we look at the results of this weekend’s primary elections in Argentina and discover why Britain’s only ‘desert’ is up for sale.

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975 7 Aug 2015
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Friday 7 August: 

We focus on elections in Argentina, discuss the first Republican presidential debate in the US, look back at Jon Stewart’s career and reviews the Asian newspapers.

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974 6 Aug 2015
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Thursday 6 August: 

We assess the day’s top stories: from the expansion of the Suez canal in Egypt to a look at Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff as she becomes the least popular president in the country’s history. Plus: US and Russia have finally agreed on how to tackle chemical weapons in Syria and as the film ‘Love’ gets an 18 rating, we ask if France has had enough of it.

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973 5 Aug 2015
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Wednesday 5 August: 

As officials confirm the aircraft debris found on the Reunion Islands was part of MH370, we assess the impact this will have on the investigation and what will be the next steps. We also examine the US and Turkey’s alliance in the fight against Isis and learn how Russia’s claim to part of the North Pole is affecting Canada. Plus: we discuss what China’s Christians can do as authorities begin a crackdown.

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972 4 Aug 2015
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Tuesday 4 August: 

As the violence against the PKK escalates and there is still no government in place, we ask exactly what is going on in Turkey. We also assess Cristina Kirchner’s legacy as the vote approaches in Argentina and find out why the bodegas are leaving New York. Plus: we enroll in a workshop in cursive writing following Finland’s announcement that it will stop teaching it in schools.

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971 3 Aug 2015
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Monday 3 August: 

As nearly 1,700 migrants try to make their way to the Eurotunnel overnight, we hear from both sides of the channel on the escalating crisis in Calais. We also turn our focus to Canada’s general election as the starting gun for the campaign is fired and assess why shoppers near the border are trading Switzerland for a cheaper Germany.

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970 31 Jul 2015
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Friday 31 July: 

We explore ways to realistically tackle Europe’s mounting migration challenge, enjoy Ben Rylan’s weekly look at obscure cinema and flick through the latest stories from the Asian newspapers.

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969 30 Jul 2015
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Thursday 30 July: 

We look at Alexis Tsipras’s attmpts to keep unison in his party post-economic disaster in Greece, ask what the future holds for Rome’s Fiumicino airport and assess pétanque’s chances of becoming an Olympic sport.

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968 29 Jul 2015
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Wednesday 29 July: 

We ask why Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard has been freed after 30 years in a US jail, learn whether Mullah Omar might really be dead and look ahead to the shortlist for the Venice Film Festival.

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967 28 Jul 2015
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Tuesday 28 July: 

We analyse Barack Obama’s speech at the African Union in Ethiopia, learn why Boston has pulled out of the race to host the Olympic games and hear how Rio has restarted its tram system.

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