Jane Deith

  • 30 Dec 2017

    There have been anti-government protests in Iran for a third day, in defiance of a much bigger pro-government rally. Economic protests about food prices and unemployment appear to have turned political, with videos showing protesters calling for the supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to go.

  • 28 Dec 2017

    The UK is sending doctors and nurses to Bangladesh, to try to save Rohingya Muslim refugees from the spread of a deadly diphtheria outbreak. In the camps sheltering people who’ve fled violence in Myanmar, there are around 160 new cases of the bacterial infection every day. The British team will treat those who’ve caught the…

  • 23 Dec 2017

    More than nine thousand people won’t be ‘going home for Christmas’. Instead they’ll be waking up in cars and tents, or on buses and trains. The figure comes from the homeless charity Crisis, which says many people miss out on help because they are not spotted sleeping on the streets. Jane Deith has been to…

  • 21 Dec 2017

    By an overwhelming majority of 128-9, the United Nations General assembly has declared America’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as “null and void”. Dozens of countries abstained but it’s unclear how many were deterred by President Trump’s threat to cut off funding to states which opposed his declaration. And the United…

  • 16 Dec 2017

    The party of the late Nelson Mandela will elect a new leader to succeed President Zuma – a man facing more than 780 counts of corruption. On the ballot are Mr. Zuma’s ex wife, who is a seasoned minister, and Cyril Ramaphosa, a veteran of the struggle who has become a multi-millionaire lover of fine…

  • 15 Dec 2017

    Christmas, so the song goes, can be the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also the loneliest. Now the government has been urged to adopt a national strategy to tackle what’s being called a “loneliness epidemic”. A cross-party commission set up by the MP Jo Cox before she was murdered says that…

  • 14 Dec 2017

    The humanitarian agency Medecins Sans Frontieres says it believes more than 6,700 Rohingya muslims were killed in one month in a government crackdown in Myanmar.¬†This is in stark contrast to figures from the Myanmar government which says that 400 people have been killed since August. Jane Deith’s report contains themes that some viewers may find…

  • 8 Dec 2017

    Nearly 200 thousand people have been evacuated from their homes  and President Trump has declared a state of emergency in California, as wildfires continue to burn across the State.

  • 6 Dec 2017

    A man’s has appeared in court charged with plotting to bomb Downing Street and kill Theresa May.

  • 3 Dec 2017

    If education is one key factor affecting a child’s life chances, mental health is arguably just as important. Today the government announced plans to start offering young people in England mental health support in their school or college. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said early intervention would prevent problems becoming more serious, though some have questioned…

  • 2 Dec 2017

    The newly passed U.S. Senate tax reform bill also includes legislation to allow drilling for oil in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which conservationists say will destroy a vital habitat for wolves, polar bears and caribou. It comes just as a deal is finally put in place to protect the marine ecology of the Arctic…

  • 1 Dec 2017

    The European Council President Donald Tusk has told the Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar that Brexit talks will go no further, unless Ireland is happy with Britain’s plans for the future of the Irish border. He said the UK’s decision to leave the EU had created uncertainty for millions of people, declaring that any British…

  • 29 Nov 2017

    A convicted Bosnian Croat war criminal has died after swallowing what he claimed was poison, while in the dock during a session of the UN’s international tribunal in the Hague. A judge had just confirmed Slobodan Praljak’s 20 year sentence for involvement in crimes during the Bosnian war. Proceedings were brought to a sudden halt…

  • 23 Nov 2017

    Robert Mugabe is due to attend tomorrow’s swearing in of his rival Emmerson Mnangagwa as president, Zimbabwean state TV has said. Preparations are under way at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, where the inauguration will be held. Government sources have confirmed the former President was given immunity from prosecution as part of a deal…

  • 22 Nov 2017

    Dramatic footage has emerged showing the defection of a North Korean soldier under a hail of gunfire from his former comrades. The officer suffered multiple gunshot wounds as he fled towards South Korea.