Australia has a new coalition government with the current prime minister Julia Gillard at its head. Newshour speaks to independent MP Bob Katter on why he sided with Gillard’s opponent Tony Abbot.
It’s seventy years since the start of Germany's bombardment of London during the Second World War. Newshour asks historian Francis Beckett if London was adequately prepared for the Blitz.
Millions of dollars are gambled illegally on cricket matches. Rahul Tandon reports on how India has emerged as the centre of this growing industry.
Newshour interviews a friend of Bob Diamond - the next American-born chief executive of Barclays and the man once famously described as the "unacceptable face of banking".
Six months on from the parliamentary elections in Iraq and the country still doesn't have a new government. Gabriel Gatehouse finds out what Iraqis make of the current situation.
French workers take to the streets today to protest President Sarkozy’s plans to raise the retirement age. Newshour asks whether the government or the unions will win this fight.
Scientists have found new evidence that ME, or chronic fatigue syndrome, could be caused by a virus. Newshour speaks to Jane Colby of the Young ME Sufferers Trust.
A small evangelical church in Florida has said it plans to burn copies of the Koran on the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Newshour speaks to Jacki Levine - a journalist with a local newspaper.
George Soros, the billionaire investor and philanthropist, plans to give $100 million to Human Rights Watch. We ask the NGO’s Executive Director how he intends to spend this generous gift.
The Man Booker prize shortlist has just been announced. Arts reporter Vincent Dowd gives us the run-down of the novels nominated for one of the most prestigious literary awards for English fiction.
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