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)
New Brexit deal agreed by EU and UK
The British prime minister, Boris Johnson, is starting his campaign to persuade MPs at Westminster to approve a new Brexit deal agreed with the European Union.
And the United States says Turkey has agreed to a five-day ceasefire in northeast Syria to allow for the withdrawal of Kurdish forces.
(Photo: Boris Johnson was surrounded by EU leaders after the deal was announced at the Brussels summit. Credit: AFP)
Draft Brexit deal agreed
A Brexit deal has been agreed between the UK and EU before a meeting of European leaders in Brussels. The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker called it a "fair" outcome - and said there was no need to extend the Brexit deadline.
Also in the programme: The US Vice President and Secretary of State meet President Erdogan in an attempt to persuade him to half the Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurds; and US forces rehearsed with Syrian Kurds scenarios to best resist a Turkish assault of north-east Syria.
(Photo: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is watched by President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker as they address a press conference at a European Union Summit at European Union Headquarters in Brussels on 17 October 2019. Credit: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images)
US sends mixed messages on Turkey's offensive in northern Syria
US President Donald Trump has said that the Turkish assault on Kurdish forces in Syria is not America's problem. But US Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are trying to get Turkey's President Erdogan to halt it.
Also in the programme: the future of artificial wombs; and the revival of the hump back whale.
Photo: Smoke rising from the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain on the eighth day of Turkey's military operation against Kurdish forces. Credit: AFP/Getty Images