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US Special Counsel to Investigate the 'Russia Thing'

A former FBI director has been appointed to investigate alleged Russian meddling in the US elections

President Trump has welcomed the appointment of former FBI chief Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate alleged Russian meddling in the election that brought him to power.

Also in the programme; Brazil's president refuses to stand down as pressure mounts over an alleged corruption scandal; and as Iranians prepare to vote in presidential elections we look at the politics of music in Iran.

(Picture: Former FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies before the US Senate Judiciary Committee on June 19, 2013. Credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

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