Sinn Fein shed its terror-linked past to poll the most votes. Now it's in or near government on both sides of the Irish border. Also in this edition: Angela Merkel's hand-picked successor bows out; the Philippines moves towards ending its defence agreement with the US; Mike Bloomberg strengthens his electoral position - without even standing; and what the Oscars mean to South Korea.
(Photo: Sinn Fein president Mary Lou McDonald greets one of her newly-elected members of the Irish parliament. Credit: EPA)
The president was acquitted, while the Democrats' Iowa caucuses ended in chaos. He also delivered a barnstorming State of the Union address. Also in the programme: locusts in Africa; the dead doctor who's shaken the Chinese leadership; the price of the battle between logging and butterflies in Mexico;
and how do liberal democracies cope with terror prisoners determined to attack after their release.
(Picture: President Trump holding a newspaper with the headline Trump acquitted.
Mideast peace: US and Israel side by side
President Trump laid out his plan. The Palestinians weren't involved. But Israel liked it. Also in this programme: the economic cost of the new virus from China; an arrest too far in Russia; Kashmir gets some internet restored; and Brexit actually happens.
(Picture: President Trump and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the White House.
Impeachment: endgame begins
President Trump's trial in the Senate is due to begin on Tuesday. But might it actually help him and the Republicans? Also in this edition: how dangerous are the street protests in Iran for Ayatollah Khamenei?; President Putin shakes up the Russian constitution and government; France tries to take the fight to jihadists in the Sahel; the lessons from the election in Taiwan; and repopulating Espanola: why we've all been concentrating on the wrong tortoise.
(Picture: US chief justice John Roberts presides over a preliminary hearing in the Senate.