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The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends

The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends

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United Kingdom

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BBC

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The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends

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@BBCWorld

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English


Episodes

No let-up in Israel-Gaza strikes and rocket attacks

5/18/2021
There has been no let-up to the worst violence in years despite widespread calls for a ceasefire. Also: Russia's spy chief Sergei Naryshkin speaks to the BBC, and a study says just 20 companies make half of all one-use plastic.

Duration:00:31:34

Israel-Gaza: US blocks UN statement for third time in a week

5/17/2021
The Security Council statement would have called for an end to the violence. Also: most Britons are officially allowed to hug - as Covid rules are eased, and longevity tips from Australia's oldest man - who's 111.

Duration:00:27:41

The US calls for Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza to avoid civilian casualties, as the hostilities continue

5/17/2021
The US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, urged Israel and the Palestinians to protect civilians, especially children. Also: no evidence of fraud in Myanmar vote, and India's Covid crisis hits the vaccine-sharing Covax scheme.

Duration:00:29:18

Netanyahu says Gaza strikes to continue 'at force'

5/16/2021
The Israeli PM's comments came as the UN Security Council met to try to broker a ceasefire. Also: the US climate envoy puts his faith in technologies that 'don't yet exist', and the take away musicians - delivered to your home to play live.

Duration:00:27:23

Israeli airstrike destroys Gaza media tower block

5/15/2021
Israel claims Hamas operated there; the block housed the AP news agency which says it can't verify the Israeli statement. Also: Covid - on Everest, and at the Eurovision Song Contest, and the plague of mice in Australia.

Duration:00:25:11

Bloodshed in West Bank as conflict broadens

5/14/2021
Palestinians and Israeli forces clash in the West Bank as Israel vows to continue military operations in Gaza. Also: the WHO warns the second year of the pandemic is likely to be deadlier than the first, and Prince Harry speaks of the pain and suffering of his upbringing.

Duration:00:28:11

Gaza: Israeli warplanes and gunboats support artillery assault

5/14/2021
Israel launches heaviest bombardment of Gaza so far as fighting continues. And US and Egyptian mediators arrive in Israel to broker talks to try and end conflict. Also, Turkish company that provides a quarter of Lebanon's electricity has halted supplies, and a work by Picasso is sold for more than one hundred million dollars.

Duration:00:30:49

Israeli military intensifies attacks in Gaza

5/13/2021
Jews and Arabs clash in several Israeli towns. Also: persuading the vaccine hesitant to get a covid jab; and Russia's space agency plans to make its first movie in space

Duration:00:24:51

Gaza: No let up in violence

5/13/2021
Hamas remains defiant and the Israeli military considers possible ground invasion. Also 3 Kenyan MPs meet the speaker of parliament to explain allegations of widespread bribe-taking by their colleagues, and Bitcoin takes a nosedive as Elon Musk announces Tesla will no longer accept the cryptocurrency to buy its cars.

Duration:00:30:27

Gaza: Dozens of deaths as Israel and Palestinians exchange fire

5/12/2021
Israeli air strikes kill senior Hamas military commanders in Gaza City, as fighting with Palestinians goes on. Also, international leaders urge both sides to back down amid warnings of a full-scale war. And US Republicans oust Liz Cheney from a leadership position in Congress, over her opposition to Donald Trump.

Duration:00:27:53

Israel-Gaza: More casualties as violence continues

5/12/2021
At least 53 Palestinians and 6 Israelis have been killed since latest fighting began. Other nations have appealed for both sides to end confrontation. Also, the WHO issues damning report on global response to Covid-19 pandemic, and is another migrant crisis looming in the Mediterranean ?

Duration:00:31:15

UN warns Israel and Hamas are heading for full scale war

5/11/2021
Palestinian militants fired hundreds of rockets into Israel and Israel carried out heavy airstrikes on Gaza. We hear from the Israeli Defence Force and a man being bombed in Gaza City. Also: bodies wash up along India's River Ganges as crematoria struggle to keep up with Covid 19, and the Brit Awards are back in London with a live audience.

Duration:00:30:12

Several killed in Russian school shooting

5/11/2021
At least seven pupils and one teacher died in the attack in Kazan..Also, further heavy exchanges of fire between Palestinians and Israelis, and the legacy of Bob Marley 40 years after his death.

Duration:00:26:51

Pleas for calm as Jerusalem violence escalates

5/10/2021
The EU, the US and the UK have called for the violence to stop after the Palestinians and Israel exchange fire. Also: billions of cicadas are going to emerge in the US after living underground for 17 years, and NBC cancels Golden Globes over lack of diversity.

Duration:00:26:25

Jewish nationalist march cancelled in Occupied East Jerusalem

5/10/2021
Police fired stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse stone-throwing crowds in and around Al-Aqsa mosque. Emergency legislation has taken effect in the United States to protect fuel supplies, after a cyber attack forced the closure of a major pipeline. German priests defy Vatican to bless gay couples.

Duration:00:24:37

Russian doctor who treated Alexei Navalny goes missing

5/9/2021
Police said Alexander Murakhousky had not reported back from a hunting trip in a Siberian forest since Friday. Also: more than 1,000 migrants arrive on the Italian island of Lampedusa, and Dracula's castle offers tourists Covid vaccine.

Duration:00:28:11

Deadly attack at secondary school in Afghanistan

5/8/2021
The attack took place as the students were leaving the school in Kabul. Also: India's PM asks EU support for Covid19 vaccine patents waiver, and high speed rail services cancelled in UK after cracks found in trains.

Duration:00:28:39

US jobs fall short of expectations

5/7/2021
Employers hired 266,000 people in the US last month, despite a $1.9tn stimulus package. Also: WHO approves Chinese covid vaccine, and California condors swoop on home.

Duration:00:30:52

India: Communities take action to tackle Covid crisis

5/7/2021
Sikhs in Delhi convert temple into hospital for Covid patients. And Supreme Court orders government to supply 700 metric tonnes of oxygen to capital's hospitals every day. Also, UN urges Brazil to investigate police raid which resulted in at least 25 deaths, and the refugee athletes who dream of Olympic glory - despite having no country to represent.

Duration:00:30:36

WHO: India accounts for nearly half of Covid-19 cases

5/6/2021
More than 4,000 Indians have died in 24 hours, and some experts say the real Covid-19 figures could be much higher. Also, South Africa’s governing ANC party is plunged into a power struggle. And Malawi’s government orders refugees to move to a camp, after decades of integration in society.

Duration:00:29:01