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20180313

President Trump fires Rex Tillerson as US Secretary of State

BBC OS gives a vibrant account of the day\u2019s events with explanation and reaction from those involved.

20180313

President Trump fires Rex Tillerson as US Secretary of State

BBC OS gives a vibrant account of the day\u2019s events with explanation and reaction from those involved.

US President Donald Trump has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, naming CIA Director Mike Pompeo as his replacement. The president also nominated Gina Haspel to become the first female director of the CIA. We hear from our correspondent in Washington with reaction to the surprise announcement.

Also we get the latest from Nepal on the plane crash that has killed at least 49 people. And we hear about what life is like for teenagers who have fled from Rakhine state in Myanmar and are now living in camps on the border of Bangladesh.

(Photo: Rex Tillerson / Credit: Jonathan Ernst / AFP / Getty Images)

20180313

President Trump fires Rex Tillerson as US Secretary of State

BBC OS gives a vibrant account of the day\u2019s events with explanation and reaction from those involved.

US President Donald Trump has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, naming CIA Director Mike Pompeo as his replacement. The president also nominated Gina Haspel to become the first female director of the CIA. We hear from our correspondent on the latest reaction to the surprise announcement.

Also we hear about President Trump's expected visit to inspect prototypes of the border wall with Mexico. And we get the latest from South Africa as the inquiry into the national power company Eskom gets underway.

(Photo: Rex Tillerson / Credit: Jonathan Ernst / AFP / Getty Images)