Syrian forces moved back towards the Turkish border, after the Kurds asked them to help. Alliances are shifting rapidly in the Middle East. Also in this edition: Catalan separatists get long prison sentences; an upsurge in violence in Burkina Faso; Somalia opens its first blood bank for decades; and the effect of Brexit on British politics and society.
(Picture: Bystanders watch as Syrian troops move into the formerly Kurdish-held town of Ain Issa.
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Turkey goes to war
Turkish troops moved into Kurdish-occupied northern Syria. President Trump allowing this to happen has caused outrage. Also in this programme: the OECD moves to tax big companies; an unexpected ray of hope in Brexit talks; and why women are causing so much trouble these days.
(Picture: Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain, near the Turkish border.
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UK makes its move
The new government put its Brexit proposals to the EU. Will it get approval from Brussels - and parliament? Also in this edition: Ukraine tries to unfreeze its frozen conflict; China marks the 70th anniversary of Communist rule - as Hong Kong protests; why crowds are staying away from the world athletics championships; and the low slow retreat of the United States from world affairs.
(Picture: first page of the letter from the British prime minister Boris Johnson to the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker.
Trouble at the top
Donald Trump and Boris Johnson both suffered major setbacks this week. One faces impeachment; the other was humiliated by Britain's top court. Also in this programme: President Assad of Syria is invited to tiptoe back onto the world stage; riots in Indonesia's easternmost provinces kill many; and how protests in Hong Kong are dividing families.
(Picture: UK prime minister Boris Johnson and US president Donald Trump meet in New York.
Saudi oil industry attacked
Drones and missiles took out half the kingdom's production. The US and Saudi Arabia blamed Iran - but there was no immediate military retaliation. Also in this edition: Italy softens its ban on Mediterranean migrants; child mortality halves; and India talks about what language it should talk in.
(Picture: Smoke billows from an Aramco factory in Abqaiq in Saudi Arabia