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Moon Landing Special

Listen to Moon Landing SpecialFifty years since men first walked on the Moon, we celebrate the Apollo 11 mission. Also: we assess its impact on politics and culture and ponder the future of space exploration.

The UK condemns Iran after guards seize a British oil tanker

Listen to The UK condemns Iran after guards seize a British oil tankerBritain's Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has denounced as "completely unacceptable" the capture of the ship and he said there would be serious consequences if it wasn't released. Also: the Kosovan prime minister has resigned after being called for questioning as a war crimes suspect and a warning from Youtube over regulation.

Srebrenica massacre: Dutch state was '10% liable' for 350 deaths

Listen to Srebrenica massacre: Dutch state was '10% liable' for 350 deathsDutch supreme court says Netherlands partially responsible for deaths of Bosnian Muslims. Dutch troops had been guarding a UN safe zone in 1995 when it was overrun by Bosnian Serbs. Also, Saudi Arabia urges respect for Islamic law after Western singers perform in Jeddah, and how a man in Assam found a tiger resting on his bed.

Brexit: MPs back bid to block Parliament suspension

Listen to Brexit: MPs back bid to block Parliament suspensionA majority of 41 MPs approved the amendment to block the suspension of Parliament. The move is to prevent the future Prime Minister forcing through a no-deal Brexit. Also: President Trump says the US has shot down an Iranian drone threatening an American warship in the Gulf, and we report on the Swiss wine festival that only happens a few times a century.

Japan: Arson attack at Kyoto anime studio kills 33

Listen to Japan: Arson attack at Kyoto anime studio kills 33At least 33 dead and dozens injured after man sets fire to an animation studio. Police say a 41-year-old suspect broke into the building and sprayed petrol before igniting it. Also, new warnings to the UK about potential dangers posed by a 'no deal' Brexit, and how a South African taxi-driver revealed his talent as an opera-singer.

El Chapo trial: Mexican drug lord gets life

Listen to El Chapo trial: Mexican drug lord gets lifeHe is a former head of the Sinaloa cartel, which officials say was the biggest supplier of drugs to the US. The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola crisis in eastern Congo a public health emergency, and the dragon with a lethal bite that tourists can’t stay away from.

Sudan: Military and civilians sign deal to end deadly turmoil

Listen to Sudan: Military and civilians sign deal to end deadly turmoilRuling military council and opposition leaders have signed a power-sharing accord. Sudan has been in chaos since the military ousted President Omar al-Bashir in April. Also, a surprise as Turkish court acquits two journalists and a human rights activist of terrorism charges, and Andrea Camilleri - author of the "Inspector Montalbano" stories - has died aged 93.

Five decades since first Moon landing mission

Listen to Five decades since first Moon landing missionFifty years since launch of Apollo Eleven mission - those involved remember; European Parliament narrowly approves next European Commission President; Dozens killed in monsoon flooding in South Asia - millions are displaced.

The German defence minister, Ursula von der Leyen, bids for the presidency of the EU Commission

Listen to The German defence minister, Ursula von der Leyen, bids for the presidency of the EU CommissionMrs von der Leyen said dealing with climate change and tackling illegal immigration humanely would be her priorities. Also: on the second day of his appearance before a corruption inquiry, the former South African President Jacob Zuma said he'd received a death threat; and events take place to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo Eleven mission to the Moon.

Trump tweet row: Four congresswomen accuse president of distraction tactics

Listen to Trump tweet row: Four congresswomen accuse president of distraction tacticsThe four US congresswomen attacked by US President Donald Trump in a series of racially charged tweets have dismissed his remarks. Also: A new study has found that anorexia isn't only a mental illness, but can be caused by a physical predisposition, and the tiny monkey fossil that’s a game changer for evolutionary scientists.

South Africa: Ex-president Zuma responds to corruption allegations

Listen to South Africa: Ex-president Zuma responds to corruption allegationsJacob Zuma, who stepped down last year amid claims of illegal financial gain, has begun testifying at a judicial inquiry. Also: Hong Kong’s chief of police condemns pro-democracy protesters as “thugs”. And the family of Neil Armstrong look back at the life of the first man to set foot on the moon.

Trump accused of racism over tweets against congresswomen

Listen to Trump accused of racism over tweets against congresswomenPresident Trump claimed the women "originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe". Also: Champs-Elysees clashes after Bastille Day parade, and Djokovic beats Federer in Wimbledon tennis epic.

Storm Barry begins to batter Louisiana

Listen to Storm Barry begins to batter LouisianaStorm Barry has made landfall in Louisiana, where officials have warned of potentially life-threatening floods. Also: UK says Iran tanker could be released 'with guarantees', and a powerful X-ray telescope is launched to map the cosmos.

Facebook facing '$5 billion' fine

Listen to Facebook facing '$5 billion' fineThe US Federal Trade Commission is said to have approved a penalty for Facebook over its handling of users personal data. President Trump's Labor Secretary resigns amid accusations he helped a billionaire sex offender secure a lenient sentence, and the trader in Togo who has an answer to the global fast fashion crisis

Turkey: Arrival of Russian missile-defence system causes anxiety for US

Listen to Turkey: Arrival of Russian missile-defence system causes anxiety for USTurkey receives first parts of S-400 missile defence system despite opposition from US. Washington says Ankara cannot have both the S-400 and US F-35 fighter-jets. Also, BBC investigation shows that Sudan's brutal crackdown on protestors was ordered from 'top level' of military, and should the world learn lessons from water-crisis in one of India's largest cities ?

Trump retreats on census citizenship question

Listen to Trump retreats on census citizenship questionPresident Donald Trump will no longer pursue adding a question on citizenship to the 2020 US census questionnaire. Also: The UK has raised the threat to British shipping in Iranian waters to the highest level, and New Orleans braces for Tropical Storm Barry.

Strait of Hormuz: Iranian gunboats 'tried to intercept British ship'

Listen to Strait of Hormuz: Iranian gunboats 'tried to intercept British ship'UK says one of its warships preventing Iranian vessels stopping a British oil-tanker. Also, a BBC investigation into sex-scandal at heart of Afghan government, and scientists warn that even small amounts of sugary drinks may cause cancer.

Resignation of UK Ambassador to US is “black day for British diplomacy”

Listen to Resignation of UK Ambassador to US is “black day for British diplomacy”Politicians and civil servants have been reacting to the news that Sir Kim Darroch has stepped down. They’ve said the row over leaked memos is unprecedented. Also: the US women’s football team celebrates their World Cup win with a victory parade, and a school in the Netherlands faces a large fine because the children are too noisy.

UK ambassador to Washington resigns after leak of memos critical of Trump

Listen to UK ambassador to Washington resigns after leak of memos critical of TrumpSir Kim Darroch had described the Trump administration as inept and dysfunctional. Mr Trump responded by saying he'd no longer deal with him. Also: seagulls in Australia are found to be carrying several antibiotic resistant superbugs, and Spanish language hits now dominate the most watched music video chart on YouTube.

UK foreign minister rebukes Trump

Listen to UK foreign minister rebukes TrumpDonald Trump has been “disrespectful” towards the prime minister and the UK, says Jeremy Hunt. Also: Tory leadership rivals clash in TV debate, a Saudi Arabian princess goes on trial in France, and the end of the road for the VW Beetle.

 

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