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The Battle to Regain Raqqa

The BBC reports on the fight to reclaim the city of Raqqa from Islamic State in Syria.

Kurdish and Arab fighters in northern Syria have advanced to within a few hundred metres of the Old City district of Raqqa as they try to regain control from so-called Islamic State. A BBC journalist is on that frontline.

Thousands have attended the funeral of Otto Warmbier, the US student who was jailed in North Korea and was returned home in a coma just a few days ago. We'll speak to one of his former classmates.

And we'll talk about the plan to give free sanitary towels to schoolgirls in Kenya. Right now many miss school during menstruation.

50 minutes

Last on

Fri 23 Jun 2017 02:06GMT

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  • Fri 23 Jun 2017 02:06GMT