Tuesday 12 November
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12 November 2019
We concentrate on the escalation in tensions between Israel and Gaza, after an airstrike kills a senior commander of militant group Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Plus: a long history of leaders in exile and why the International Space Station might be doing a few more laps than anticipated.
12 November 2019
Bolivia’s former president Evo Morales has accepted asylum in Mexico – but vowed to make a successful comeback. Mary Dejevsky, Alex von Tunzelmann and Andrew Mueller discuss the likelihood of that, plus when it’s the right time for leaders to escape their countries and the most famous examples of exile.
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