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  • Waad al-Kateab is an award-winning film-maker. And she is in grave danger

    For a year, Waad al-Kateab has exposed the horrors of Aleppo. Now she is trapped there. We can only hope Syrian forces treat her and her fellow citizens properly, writes Channel 4 News Editor Ben De Pear.

  • Published on 30 Nov 2016

    Rescue workers claim that at least another 45 people have been killed today as the bombardment of east Aleppo by regime forces intensified. With the United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss their plight, around 50,000 people are now reported to have fled their homes in the east of the city in the last 72…

  • Published on 4 Dec 2016

    Brexit: A costly pick-and-mix deal?

    Brexit might be heading for a costly pick and mix deal, perhaps denuded of the power to influence either the EU or, perhaps even more critically, the WTO

  • Published on 3 Dec 2016

    Gambia’s president elect Adama Barrow has urged exiles who fled during his predecessor’s 22 years in power to return – and help him reform the country. The property developer – who once worked as an Argos security guard in North London – defied all predictions when he beat authoritarian leader Yahya Jammeh in Thursday’s poll.

  • Italians go to the polls tomorrow to vote on key political changes – in a referendum which could spark  economic turmoil. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says he’ll resign if he loses – and that’s sending jitters through financial markets. One former government economist has told this programme a no vote could bankrupt already fragile banks…

  • More than a hundred thousand people in the Brazilian town of Chapeco have turned out to mourn the 71 people who died in a plane crash in Colombia – including most of the local football team. The Brazilian president led tributes to the victims at the ceremony in driving rain – saying the tragedy had…

  • Forty years of protocol – upset by one phone call. China has lodged an official complaint after the US president elect Donald Trump spoke to Taiwan’s leader on the phone – angering Beijing which sees the island as an “inseparable part” of its territory.  And that’s been standard US policy too, since 1979 – until…

  • Trump blows away four decades of delicate diplomacy over Taiwan by taking a call from its President – to the outrage of China.

  • Published on 2 Dec 2016

    Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, Diane Abbott, and the Conservative chairman of the foreign affairs select committee, Crispin Blunt, who supported Brexit.

  • Comedian and journalist Ava Vidal, who wants the UK to remain in Europe, baby Mimi, whose political views are unknown, and Ella Whelan, the assistant editor of Spiked, who wants us to get on with Brexit..

  • Within the last hour, a memorial stone has been unveiled in Westminster Abbey, remembering the poet Philip Larkin. Others in Poets’ Corner have not had to wait so long. So did what we’ve learnt over the years about his racism and misogyny count against him?

  • Interview with David Mellor, who, among his many jobs in government in the 1980s and 90s, was National Heritage Secretary, with responsibility for sport.

  • Donald Trump last night kicked off what he is calling his “thank you tour” – taking a bow following his victory in the election.

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  • He must have thought that he wasn’t taking much of a risk in resigning as Conservative MP for Richmond Park and standing as an independent to win it back. But Zac Goldsmith reckoned without the by-election pedigree of the Liberal Democrats – and the Brexit backlash.

  • Footballers who have spoken out to reveal allegations of child abuse by coaches have told Channel 4 News they are forming a Trust to help other potential victims. Former players Andy Woodward, Steve Walters and Chris Unsworth want the “Offside Trust” to support players who are victims of child abuse, along with their families. All…

  • It’s that time of year: when the decorations go up in the high street – and the fares go up on the railway lines. This year’s rise of  2.3 per cent, taking effect on January the 2nd, will be the highest for three years.