What is the virus that's disrupting the Lunar New Year celebrations? Doctors are worried because we know so little about it. Also in this edition: the outside world starts to take an interest in Libya - maybe; what the charges against Isabel dos Santos mean for Angola and the world; Britain and the US edge towards a trade and tariff battle over tech taxes; and in the week that Terry Jones died we ask: why does Monty Python live on?
(Picture: a deserted Tianhe airport in Wuhan
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.
The war that wasn't
The US and Iran stepped back from the brink. But a Ukrainian civilian airliner was brought down with heavy loss of life - apparently by an Iranian air defence error. Also in this edition: Beijing's new man in Hong Kong; the surprising Right/Green new government in Austria; Bangladesh tries not to drown in plastic; and how semi-detached can a Royal be?
(Picture: Iranian image of a rocket reportedly fired at a US airbase in Iraq.
The US kills Iran's mastermind
A drone strike in Baghdad killed Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Quds force. It came days after supporters of a pro-Iranian militia attacked the US embassy in Baghdad. Also in this edition: Turkey offers help to Libya - as a rush for oil and gas in the eastern Mediterranean gathers pace; the astonishing argument over who's to blame for World War 2; and - is crazy weather the new normal?
(Picture: An Iranian picture of Qasem Soleimani.
Credit: Iranian Supreme Leader's office via EPA)