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  • Published on 17 Nov 2017

    Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has made his first public appearance since the army took charge on Wednesday. Clad in a university gown and mortar board, the 93-year-old attended a graduation ceremony, while across town the leader of Zimbabwe’s influential war veterans declared the game was up for the president and called on Zimbabweans to take…

  • Published on 16 Nov 2017

    What would you pay for a Leonardo painting of Christ? Remember, he died in 1519. He was one of the greatest geniuses and polymaths ever. One of his other works is called Mona Lisa. Fewer than 20 of his paintings survive. We’re joined by Georgina Adams, the author of Big Bucks: The Explosion of the…

  • The situation in Yemen is now so bad that the United Nations warned today that 150,000 malnourished children could die in the coming months if a Saudi-led blockade is not lifted. Most of Yemen’s air, sea and land ports are closed, choking off supplies of aid, and worsening the humanitarian crisis resulting from over two…

  • Police have put the final death toll of the Grenfell Tower fire at 71, as they now believe they have recovered the last of the bodies. A still born baby boy was the youngest victim of the fire.

  • Democrat Senator and former Saturday Night Live comedian Al Franken has apologised after a radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing and groping her in 2006. It comes as two more women emerged to accuse Republican Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual impropriety.

  • The Old Vic theatre says 20 men have come forward to allege they were the victims of inappropriate behaviour by the actor Kevin Spacey. The Oscar winner was the artistic director between 2004 and 2015. The Theatre has apologised and said the ‘cult of personality’ around the Hollywood Star may have stopped people speaking out,…

  • Britain’s housing market is broken – and the Prime Minister is making it her personal mission to fix it. That was the message from Theresa May today as her Communities Secretary said the lack of affordable houses risks creating a “rootless generation”.

  • Joining us is Alex Magaisa, a lawyer and constitutional expert who was an adviser to the former Prime Minister and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

  • We spoke to Pastor Evan Mawarire – a Zimbabwean religious leader and leader of the ‘This Flag Movement ‘ – an anti-Mugabe protest movement. He has been jailed several times.

  • Last-ditch talks have been taking place in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare to try to find a way to end Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule. Photographs have emerged of Mr Mugabe meeting the army commander who put him under house arrest. The photos did not show first lady Grace Mugabe whose attempts to secure greater powers for herself…

  • Tomorrow a campaign will be launched to highlight the significant number of young people who die suddenly from epilepsy. Figures show that nearly half of the deaths are preventable and yet too often those with the condition are not told enough about the risks. In Cornwall, they have developed a simple checklist – and an…

  • We’ve heard a lot in recent weeks about Russia’s alleged involvement in the EU referendum. On Monday, Theresa May said Vladimir Putin’s government was trying to “undermine free societies” and was “planting fake stories” to “sow discord in the West”. Although on Wednesday, the Prime Minister appeared to soften her language. She told parliament: “if…

  • Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May clash over the government’s record on public spending. FactCheck referees.

  • Published on 15 Nov 2017

    The seaside town of Grimsby voted overwhelmingly to leave the European Union, but now Brexit is on the horizon, it’s being accused of avoiding the reality. Faced with the prospect of hefty tariffs and import duties, it’s now asking for special dispensation for its vital seafood industry. Remainers say they’re deploying double standards

  • Nineteen months after the British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested in Tehran, her husband has managed to meet the Foreign Secretary for the first time. Richard Ratcliffe said his talks with Boris Johnson had been “positive and constructive”, but revealed that his wife’s mental state had suffered since Mr Johnson wrongly suggested that she had…