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Recent Episodes of Newshour


New UN report accuses Israel, Hamas of war crimes

New UN report accuses Israel, Hamas of war crimes

The report, compiled by investigators from the UN's Commission of Inquiry, accused both sides of war crimes for mounting attacks against civilian populations and "murder or wilful killings". We hear an Israeli response, and from a Hamas spokesman.

Also in the programme: Haiti's Prime Minister and new government are sworn in; and France's conservative party, Les Républicains, says it's dumped its leader.

(Photo: A woman and child walk among debris in the central Gaza Strip on June 9, 2024. Credit: Reuters/Abed Khaled)

Episode 12 June 2024 47m and 29s


UN investigators accuse Hamas and Israel of war crimes

UN investigators accuse Hamas and Israel of war crimes

A commission of UN investigators finds both Hamas and Israel responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity. We hear how Israel has responded and get the latest on diplomatic efforts to end the conflict.

Also in the programme: President Macron of France explains his decision to call a snap vote following his party's defeat in the EU elections, and we pay tribute to the French 1960s icon Francoise Hardy, who has died.

(Photo: Displaced Palestinians carry water containers as Gazan families struggle with water pollution and scarcity, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and...

Episode 12 June 2024 47m and 25s


US court finds President Biden's son guilty

US court finds President Biden's son guilty

A US court has found President Biden's son, Hunter,guilty of lying about his drug use when buying a gun.

He has been found guilty on all three charges in a federal gun crime trial. The jury in Delaware found that he'd lied about his drug use on a form while buying a weapon in 2018.

He is the first child of a sitting president to be convicted in a federal court. How will this affect his father's re-election campaign?

Also in the programme: Donors have gathered in Germany for a conference on Ukraine's...

Episode 11 June 2024 47m and 27s


Will ceasefire in Gaza happen after UN vote?

Will ceasefire in Gaza happen after UN vote?

The UN Security Council votes for a ceasefire in Gaza - and the Secretary General pleads for it to happen - so what's the hold-up?

Also in the programme: the vice-president of Malawi has been killed in a plane crash; and Chiquita, one of the world's biggest banana producers, is ordered to pay millions in damages to victims of a Colombian paramilitary group.

(IMAGE: Members of the U.N. Security Council vote on a U.S.-drafted resolution backing a proposal outlined by U.S. President Joe Biden for a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian...

Episode 11 June 2024 47m and 27s


Macron snap election leaves rivals stunned after EU vote

Macron snap election leaves rivals stunned after EU vote

France's political leaders are scrambling to prepare for snap elections after President Emmanuel Macron dissolved parliament in response to a stinging European vote defeat by the far-right National Rally. These snap legislative elections could be a turning point for Macron's presidency. If the RN wins an absolute majority of seats in the National Assembly, it could provide France's next prime minister. Also in the programme: a military aircraft in Malawi carrying the country's vice president has been reported missing; and wildfires are raging across the world's largest tropical wetland: the Pantanal, in Brazil.

(Photo: Emmanuel Macron after...

Episode 10 June 2024 48m and 26s


Macron gambles on snap election

Macron gambles on snap election

France’s President Macron plays political poker after a thumping in the European elections, gambling on snap elections for the national parliament. And as the far right makes gains across much – if not all – of Europe, we ask, where next for the European Union?

Also in the programme: as the US secretary of state begins his latest Middle East tour, what's changed in Israel? And the widow of the Islamic State leader says she couldn't stop her husband's crimes.

(IMAGE: Supporters watch French President Emmanuel Macron's speech on a large screen at the electoral party after...

Episode 10 June 2024 47m and 26s


Israeli war cabinet minister quits emergency government

Israeli war cabinet minister quits emergency government

Israeli war cabinet minister Benny Gantz has quit the emergency government in a sign of deepening divisions over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's post-conflict plans for Gaza.

Also on the programme: French President Emmanuel Macron has dissolved the Parliament and called snap elections in the wake of tonight's European election results; and Narendra Modi has been sworn in as India's prime minister for a third term.

(Photo: Benny Gantz holds a press conference in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv. Credit: ABIR SULTAN/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Episode 9 June 2024 46m and 31s


Gaza hospital scene "tough and horrible"

Gaza hospital scene "tough and horrible"

The Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza says 274 Palestinians were killed during Saturday's Israeli offensive on the Nuseirat refugee camp. The operation led to the rescue of four Israeli hostages. Israel has previously estimated there were fewer than one hundred casualties. Footage from the area's Al-Aqsa hospital shows badly wounded people lying on the ground. We speak to a doctor who was there. Also in the programme: millions vote to elect representatives to the European Parliament; and will Americans learn to love cricket? (Photo: The Hamas-run health ministry has started naming people it says were killed as Israeli forces fought...

Episode 9 June 2024 47m and 21s


Four Hostages rescued from Gaza

Four Hostages rescued from Gaza

Noa Argamani, 26, Almog Meir Jan, 22, Andrei Kozlov, 27, and Shlomi Ziv, 41, were freed during a "high-risk, complex mission" from two separate buildings in the Nuseirat area, the Israel Defense Forces said. Hamas claims more than two hundred Palestinians were killed by Israeli attacks in the same area as the raid took place. The IDF said the released hostages were all in good health, and they were later pictured embracing family members at a medical centre near Tel Aviv.

Also on the programme: A celebration of the first colour photo of earth taken from space on the occasion of...

Episode 8 June 2024 48m and 57s


Israeli military: Four hostages rescued in central Gaza

Israeli military: Four hostages rescued in central Gaza

Israeli security forces say they have rescued four hostages from two separate locations during a special operation in Nuseirat, in central Gaza. They have been named as Noa Argamani, Almog Meir Jan, Andrey Kozlov and Shlomi Ziv. All had been abducted by Hamas from the Nova music festival on 7 October. They are said to be in good medical condition and have been transferred to hospital. Gaza's Al-Aqsa hospital says at least 50 Palestinians - including children - were killed during the Israeli operation. Also in the programme: the astronaut who took the ground-breaking first colour photo of Earth from space...

Episode 8 June 2024 47m and 31s

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