A senior British government minister has insisted that Britain will leave the European Union eleven days from now, regardless of an official request to postpone Brexit.
Also in the programme: Police in Hong Kong have clashed again with protesters who've defied a ban on marches and face masks; and a plane has made the longest non-stop commercial flight - from New York to Sydney - taking more than nineteen hours.
Picture: A handout picture released by the UK Parliament shows Britain"s Prime Minister Boris Johnson on October 19, 2019. Credit: AFP via Getty Images.
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
British Parliament considers new Brexit deal
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told parliament it has a historic opportunity to resolve Brexit by backing his deal in a vote today - but he has warned MPs against backing two amendments that seek a further delay.
We speak to politicians on both sides of the debate as well as look at the impacts it will have on Northern Ireland and the UK economy.
Sporadic clashes in Barcelona protests
Violence has broken out on the sidelines of a largely peaceful mass protest in the Spanish city of Barcelona against the jailing of nine Catalan separatist leaders. We hear from a Catalan who wants Catalonia to remain part of Spain.
Also in the programme: Syria ceasefire and why Mexico released El Chapo's son.
(Picture: A Catalan demonstrator throws a bin into the fire during Catalonia's general strike in Barcelona, Spain. Credit: REUTERS)
Strike action following Catalonia protests
Protesters in favour of Catalonia's independence have called a general strike which follows several days of sometimes violent clashes with the police, which were sparked by the jail sentences handed down to nine separatist leaders on Monday. They were given terms of between nine and 13 years for their part in the 2017 referendum on independence for Catalonia. The vote was declared illegal by the Spanish constitutional court.
Also in the programme: Fighting continues in Northern Syria, despite ceasefire and the first all-woman spacewalk.
(Picture: Demonstrators march in Barcelona. Credit: REUTERS/Albert Gea)