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What's been happening around the world and why it matters

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What's been happening around the world and why it matters

China's New Emperor?20180303

Xi Jinping is axing the two-term limit on being president. He may now be the most powerful man in the world. Also in this programme/podcast: German cities are allowed to ban diesels; battle-lines are drawn over Brexit; and trying to save Lake Chad from disappearing.
(Photo: Chinese president Xi Jinping waving in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
Credit: AFP/Getty)

No Escape From Ghouta20180224

Syrian government forces have intensified their bombardment of the rebel-held suburb. Many people have been killed or injured. Also in this programme/podcast: young people fire up the debate on gun control in the US; Venezuela launches its own cryptocurrency; the link between fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo and your next car; and the amazing story of a CIA ruse which gave birth to an entire new industry.
(Photo: A White Helmet volunteer carries an injured boy to an ambulance in eastern Ghouta.
Credit: EPA)

South Africa Gets A New Leader20180217

Cyril Ramaphosa has replaced the ousted Jacob Zuma. Many South Africans are relying on him to deliver better governance. Also in this programme/podcast: the declining value of English football rights; foreign forces come front and centre in Syria's civil war; Iran's president is squeezed between foreign and domestic opponents; and why one million Indian schoolchildren didn't take their exams this year.
(Photo: Cyril Ramaphosa is sworn in as president of South Africa.
Credit: EPA)

Trump And Kim Agree To Talk Nuclear20180310

The US president accepted an invitation from the North Korean leader to talk. But there are big risks, as well as big rewards on offer. Also in this programme/podcast: what kind of White House we will see after the departure of the president's main economic adviser; East Timor signs a huge oil deal with sometimes friend, sometimes rival Australia; and why the Chinese authorities are advising lovelorn citizens not to wait for the one and only - but to marry anyone just about OK.
(Photo: Combination picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US president Donald Trump.
Credit: AFP/Getty)

What's been happening around the world and why it matters