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Morning news and current affairs. Includes Sports Desk, Yesterday in Parliament, Weather and Thought for the Day.

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Thu 17 Sep 2015 06:00

Thursday 17th September

Yesterday, the BBC asked Jeremy Corbyn about policy differences within the Labour Party on welfare and on the EU referendum. Norman Smith reports.
As part of our artificial intelligence coverage this week, Simon Jack is reporting live from the Boeing factory in Seattle throughout the programme.
Our North America editor Jon Sopel reports from the Republican presidential debate yesterday.
Reporting live from Seattle, Simon Jack is looking at how robots and humans work together.
This morning’s newspapers have dramatic images of masked men in military fatigues dragging away women and children on the border of Hungary and Serbia. BBC chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet reports live from the Serbia-Croatia border and Peter Szabadhegy, Hungarian ambassador to the UK, speaks to us live.
US President Barack Obama has invited a 14-year-old Muslim boy from Texas to the White House, after he was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school. Ahmed Mohamed wanted to show off his design, but teachers thought it was a bomb. Texas police have decided not to charge him. We speak to Mohamed Elibiary, former United States Homeland Security Department adviser.
It would seem that robots react positively to images that humans might find disturbing. Ryan Calo, Professor of law at Washington university.
Simon Jack is in Seattle, giving us a tour of the largest building in the world: the Boeing factory.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has called a special conference for January for all 38 of the Anglican Communion’s Primates to talk about some of the key issues dividing the Anglican world. Bishop of Manchester, David Walker and Andrew Symes, executive secretary of Anglican Mainstream in the UK, talk to us about the key issues in dispute.
More from Simon Jack in Seattle, where he’s spoke to William Gibson, author of ‘Neuromancer’.
The government of Mozambique has just announced that it is declaring the country ‘mine free’, following The HALO Trust’s recent destruction of the last known minefield on its territory. Calvin Ruysen is the HALO Trust’s regional director for southern Africa.
Seattle is the fastest growing city in America, where house prices rose 19% in the last year. This is having significant impact on the life of the city at street level, as Simon Jack finds out.
All subject to change.


  • Thu 17 Sep 2015 06:00