As the Polytechnic University in Hong Kong becomes the frontline in the pro democracy protests, the Chinese authorities crack down on the students. We hear from a member of Hong Kong's executive council.
Also on the programme, the government in Kabul releases significant Taliban insurgents, in exchange for two foreign hostages - American and Australian academics held by the Taliban since 2016, and its week 2 of President Donald Trump's Impeachment hearing in the US.
(Photo : Protesters are detained by police near the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hung Hom district of Hong Kong; Credit: ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP via Getty Images)
Hong Kong: Clashes as police lay siege to university
After a day of daring escapes and negotiated releases, we hear from one of the students involved in Hong Kong's university siege.
Also in the programme: An unexpected fuel price rise leads to deadly protests in Iran, and the Israeli film maker taking one of his creations from the screen to the stage.
(Picture: Protesters run for cover after riot police fired tear gas towards the bridge they attempt to climb down to the road below, to escape from Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus and from police, in Hung Hom district in Hong Kong. Credit: Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty Images)
Chinese Ambassador Denounces Student Protests
After a weekend of violence at a university campus in Hong Kong, China's Ambassador to London says that the protests have nothing to do with freedom or democracy. We speak to a Hong Kong lawmaker who is with the protestors.
Also on the programme we hear about the fallout from Britain's Prince Andrew's interview relating to sexual allegations against him. And a UN study on children in detention says they are among the world's most vulnerable, discriminated and excluded groups.
(Photo: Clashes outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Credit: REUTERS/Thomas Peter)
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Sri Lanka ex defence minister wins presidency
Sri Lanka's former wartime defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa has won a presidential election that has split the country along ethnic lines.
Also in the programme: UK government and military accused of war crimes cover-up; and Prince Andrew 'categorically' denies sex claims.
(Photo: Gotabaya Rajapaksa is a controversial figure in Sri Lankan politics. Credit: Reuters)