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07/07/2011 (1300 GMT)

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Thursday 07 July 2011

Interviews, news and analysis of the day's global events.


13 items
  • Hacking

    The British tabloid newspaper the News of the World is alleged to have hacked the phones of relatives of British servicemen killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Police and the press

    An investigation has been launched into separate allegations that officers from London's Metropolitan Police force accepted money from the News of the World in return for sensitive information.

  • Georgia spy claim

    The authorities in Georgia have arrested four news photographers on suspicion of spying for a foreign country. One of them is President Saakashvili's personal photographer.

  • Dutch stadium

    Part of a stadium roof in the Dutch city of Enschede has collapsed, killing one person.

  • Sudan rapper

    A hip hop artist who left Baltimore in the US to return home to the south of Sudan, has composed a song to honour the former South Sudanese leader, Dr John Garang. Hassan Arouni has met him.

  • Boris Nemtsov

    Newshour speaks to Boris Nemtsov, one of Russia's best-known opposition politicians. He has been banned from travelling because of an article he wrote about corruption in the Russian government.

  • Kenya drought

    New details are emerging about the scale of the drought affecting the Horn of Africa. Our correspondent Ben Brown reports from Dadaab on the Kenya/Somalia border.

  • Ethiopia drought

    The BBC’s Africa editor Martin Plaut explains what we're learning about the drought in Ethiopia.

  • Mao book

    Britain's Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction has gone to "Mao's Great Famine", by Frank Dikotter. The author explains how he gained access to previously classified files to write his book.

  • Tickle spa

    The world's first Tickle Spa has opened in Madrid. Maria Najera explains what it does.

  • Debt ceiling

    The BBC’s Paul Adams reports from Washington where President Obama and congressional leaders are due to begin talks in an attempt to reach a deal on raising the US debt ceiling.

  • Harry Potter

    It's been more than 10 years in the making but tonight the last ever Harry Potter film hits the big screen. Rebecca Kesby reports from central London.

  • Dutch stadium 2

    An update on the collapse of a stadium roof in the Dutch city of Enschede.



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