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Salisbury poisonings: Third man to face charges over Novichok attack
Third Russian to be charged over 2018 poisonings in UK which left one person dead. British police believe all three suspects worked for GRU - Russia's military intelligence service. Also, Sudan blames 'forces of darkness' for failed coup attempt, and Pakistani PM Imran Khan says a ban on women's education in Afghanistan would be 'un-Islamic'.
Hotel Rwanda hero convicted on terror charges
Paul Rusesabagina, who saved hundreds of people during the 1994 genocide, has been sentenced to twenty-five years in prison by a Rwandan court for terrorist offences. Also, we hear from a teenager in Afghanistan about her fears that she will never be able to resume her education. And, Chinese social media has been following the story of the first deaf lawyer in the country.
Russia: Gunman kills six people at university in Perm
A man has been arrested after deadly shooting-spree in Perm, a city in the Urals. Police believe he acted alone and had no political or religious motives. Also, 'Hotel Rwanda' hero Paul Rusesabinga is convicted on terror-charges, and celebration-time for the UK at this year's Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.
Putin's party leads vote amid fraud claims
The pro-Kremlin United Russia party is on course to win amid allegations of fraud. Also, Australia denies lying to France in submarine deal, and a volcano on the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma erupts after a week on alert.
UN urges Taliban to reopen girls' schools
The UN calls on the Taliban to reopen girls' secondary schools in Afghanistan. The US moves thousands of migrants away from a Texas border town.
And a new twist in the case of the missing travel blogger as her fiance also disappears.
US admits Kabul drone strike killed civilians
An inquiry finds that a drone strike on a vehicle thought to be carrying a bomb just days before the US pullout, killed 10 members of a civilian family, not militants. The head of US Central Command, General Kenneth McKenzie, admits an aid worker and nine members of his family had died. Also, France recalls envoys amid security pact row, and New Zealand abandons Pakistan cricket tour over 'security alert'.
Absolutely great. Love them!
The person who wrote about BBC journalists being followed should have a look at the videos of the day that can be found online. Very convincing! :)
Helps my listening skills tremendously :)
Your episode today.
I can’t prove if your report on Russia is true or wrong. But To report government followed you around just on that day is suspicious. Makes it too obvious it’s trying to make travelers paranoid. Russia is completely safe. Everyone is welcome. I doubt they’ll have enough agents to follow everyone.