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Liz Cheney, Donald Trump's fiercest Republican Party critic, loses primary in Wyoming

Republicans in the State of Wyoming have voted overwhelmingly to remove Liz Cheney from Congress. She was defeated by Harriet Hageman, who supports Donald Trump's unfounded claims that there was voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election. We speak to Mark Lotter, a former assistant of Donald Trump's at the White House, and get the latest from Washington DC with journalist John Gizzi.

Also in the programme: continuing controversy over the presidential election in Kenya; and a new exodus of Jews from Russia as a result of the invasion of Ukraine.

(Credit: Republican candidate U.S. Representative Liz Cheney during her primary election night party in Jackson, Wyoming, Credit: REUTERS/David Stubbs)
16
AUG
5pm

Kenya elections: Odinga rejects result

According to the official results, Mr Odinga narrowly lost to Deputy President William Ruto. Mr Odinga has accused the head of the electoral body of a "blatant disregard of the constitution".

Also on the programme: we head to Brazil where campaigning has begun in the presidential contest; and how the melting of glaciers in Greenland could actually offer solutions for green economy.

(Image: Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga. Credit: Reuters)
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11am

Kenya presidential election: latest

Kenya's Opposition leader Raila Odinga says the results of the country's presidential election are "null and void". He says the outcome, announcing William Ruto the winner is a travesty. We get reaction.

Also in the programme: Russia's Defence Ministry has admitted that one of its ammunition depots in Crimea has been hit by saboteurs; and how Australian scientists have released a group of critically endangered smoky mice into the wild.

(Photo: William Ruto (R) called Wafula Chebukati (L), the head of the electoral commission, a "hero". Credit: Getty Images)
15
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5pm

Ruto wins presidential poll in Kenya

Deputy President William Ruto has been declared the winner of Kenya's presidential election amid dramatic scenes. He narrowly beat his rival, Raila Odinga, taking 50.5% of the vote, according to the official results. But a majority of the Electoral Comission say correct procedure was not followed in the tallying of results.

Also in the programme: our Chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet co-present from this special edition of Newshour from Kabul a year on the Taliban took power in Afghanistan. We talk about the drought and food crisis the country is facing; Afghan women’s education and role in society ; and we interview a Taliban leader.

(Photo: A supporter reacts to William Ruto’s victory in the presidential poll. Credit: Reuters).
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5pm

Rushdie’s “defiant sense of humour” remains, son says

Author Salman Rushdie is still in a critical condition but “his usual feisty and defiant sense of humour remains intact”, his son says. Zafar Rushdie said his father had sustained life-changing injuries, but was able to speak to his family. We hear from Raphael Geiger – U.S. Correspondent at German magazine Stern – who had the most recent interview with Rushdie.

Also in the programme, dozens have died – at least forty-one according to the Egyptian authorities – in a fire at a church on the outskirts of Cairo; and a new study reveals climate change is increasing the risk of a California ‘megaflood’.

(Image: A general view shows UPMC Hamot Surgery Center, where novelist Salman Rushdie is receiving treatment after the attack, in Erie, Pennsylvania. Credit: REUTERS/Quinn Glabicki)
14
AUG
9am

Rushdie off ventilator and able to speak

The novelist Sir Salman Rushdie has been taken off a ventilator and is now able to speak, two days after being repeatedly stabbed. We hear from a friend who defended him in court, and hid him in his home.

Also in the programme: Egypt's health ministry says forty-one people have been killed in a fire in a Coptic church in Giza; and we report from southwest France, where firefighting services are being pushed as never before by the summer wildfires.

(Image: Salman Rushdie at the Cheltenham Literature Festival in England / Credit: David Levenson/Getty Images)
13
AUG
5pm

Man charged with attempted murder of Salman Rushdie

The man suspected of stabbing novelist Salman Rushdie at an event in New York on Friday has been charged with attempted murder. Hadi Matar, 24, has appeared in court and has been remanded without bail. The award-winning writer remains in a critical condition. We hear from A. L. Kennedy about Rushdie’s influence on her work as a writer, and expert on U.S.-Iranian relations Trita Parsi.

Also in the programme, a U.S.-based rights group says that a terrorism court in Saudi Arabia has jailed a women’s rights activist for thirty-four years over comments she posted on Twitter calling for reform; and – almost a year after the militant group seized power – Taliban fighters disperse dozens of female protesters in Kabul demanding rights to work and political participation.
13
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10am

Rushdie stabbing widely condemned

There has been international condemnation of the stabbing attack on the writer Salman Rushdie in Erie, Pennsylvania. He is now on a ventilator with serious wounds. Mr Rushdie has lived under the threat of assassination since the fatwa imposed on him by Ayatollah Khomeini in 1989. We speak to two of Salman Rushdie's friends and supporters, and get reaction from Tehran.

Also in the programme: our Chief Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet remembers Afghanistan a year ago, as the Taliban took power; and why former US president Donald Trump's claim to have declassified the secret documents found at Mar A Lago is no defence to the charges he could face.

(Image: UPMC Hamot Surgery Center, where novelist Salman Rushdie is receiving treatment after the attack, in Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S., August 12, 2022 / Credit: REUTERS/Quinn Glabicki)
12
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5pm

Novelist Salman Rushdie in surgery after on-stage stabbing

Author Salman Rushdie, 75, has been stabbed on stage at an event in New York state. Eyewitnesses say he was struck many times by an attacker wearing a mask. Police said he appeared to have been stabbed in the neck. His literary agent says he is now in surgery - but doesn't have an update on the author's condition.

Also in the programme: As Ukraine and Russia continue to accuse each of shelling at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station, our correspondent has managed to speak to workers at the plant; and how did humans develop the ability to speak? Scientists believe they've found the answer in the voice boxes of primates.

(Photo: Author Salman Rushdie. Credit: Reuters)
12
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10am

Zaporizhzhia workers kept at gunpoint by Russians

The Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, has warned the international community that, unless it helps get the Russians out of the plant immediately, there could be a disaster.

Also on the programme: a firefighter in France tells about an almost unwinnable battle as wildfires rage; and we hear from someone in the US who's overseen investigations to leaks of classified official information, and insists Donald Trump is not above the law.

(Image: A view shows the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict outside the Russian-controlled city of Enerhodar in Ukraine on 4 August 2022. Credit: Reuters/ Ermochenko)
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5pm

UN alarm as Ukraine nuclear power plant is shelled

Europe's biggest nuclear power plant has again been hit by shelling, with Ukraine and Russia once more trading accusations on who's to blame. We'll hear from a Ukrainian government minister.

Also today: a stand-off at a bank in Lebanon has come to a peaceful end after an armed man took hostages and demanded the withdrawal of his own frozen savings; and should video games have a place at the Commonwealth Games?

(Photo: Russia seized the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in March, but kept the station's Ukrainian personnel. Credit: Reuters)

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