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

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English


Episodes

Nicaragua political arrests lead Argentina and Mexico to recall envoys

6/21/2021
Five opposition candidates for November's presidential election have been arrested in recent weeks.

Duration:00:28:55

Up to 10,000 fans at Tokyo Olympics

6/21/2021
Spectators will have to wear masks and follow social distancing measures. But events will be behind closed doors if coronavirus infections surge. Also: The Swedish government loses a vote of confidence for the first time in history, and a declassified report into UFO’s in America.

Duration:00:28:14

International talks on Iran's nuclear programme make progress

6/20/2021
However, Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi says 'distance remained' and bridging the gap won't be easy. The EU's chief coordinator Enrique Mora says 'we are closer to a deal but we are not still there'. It is not clear when the next round of talks will take place. Also, the body of fugitive far-right Belgian soldier found. The South Africa gems that sparked rush are quartz not diamonds.

Duration:00:26:45

Covid: Brazil hits 500,000 deaths amid 'critical' situation

6/19/2021
So far, only 11% of the population has been fully vaccinated. Iran's next president - the hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi - has promised to fight corruption, after winning an election in which most of his rivals were barred. Milkha Singh, India's 'Flying Sikh', dies from Covid.

Duration:00:26:48

Iranians vote in presidential election

6/18/2021
The winner will replace Hassan Rouhani, a relative moderate who has served the maximum two terms. Also: Palestinians cancel vaccine swap deal with Israel, and a Ukrainian couple break up after being handcuffed together for 123 days.

Duration:00:32:41

Japanese disagree over Olympics spectators

6/18/2021
Officials and politicians are in dispute over allowing fans to attend events next month. Also: Iranians vote in a presidential poll, and the new species of ancient giant rhino.

Duration:00:26:23

US Supreme Court rejects big challenge to Obamacare

6/17/2021
It is the third time since 2010 that the healthcare law has survived a challenge.The justices' 7-2 ruling preserves medical insurance for millions of low-income Americans. Also: Zambia's first president Kenneth Kaunda dies aged 97, and the coelacanth - a 'living fossil' fish - may live for up to a century.

Duration:00:31:07

HK police raid pro-democracy paper

6/17/2021
500 officers raided Apple Daily, alleging its reports breached a national security law. Also: 1st crew blasts off to new China space station, and why millions of Chinese are mourning the death of a strong-willed pig.

Duration:00:30:17

Biden and Putin praise talks but discord remains

6/16/2021
The US and Russia agree to nuclear arms control talks but progress at the Geneva summit was limited. Also: Facebook shuts Ethiopian accounts for fake news, and drone cameras record social lives of killer whales.

Duration:00:26:14

Putin and Biden hold talks in Geneva

6/16/2021
Russian and US leaders attend summit at villa in Switzerland. It's their first meeting since Biden became President, and comes at a time of high tensions over several issues. Also, North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un warns of food shortages following poor harvests, and what happened to a well-known company's shares when a global superstar publicly rejected its product.

Duration:00:31:50

Israeli nationalists march through Jerusalem

6/15/2021
The parade risked igniting tensions with Palestinians, only weeks after a conflict in Gaza ended. Also: Taiwan angered by China's latest breach of air space, and plastic bottles could be turned into vanilla ice-cream!

Duration:00:32:34

The US and EU resolve aircraft trade row

6/15/2021
They agree a deal in a 17 year dispute over subsidies to aircraft manufacturers. Also: Hungary passes a law banning what it calls the promotion of homosexuality to under-eighteens, and a deaf sheepdog learns how to work again.

Duration:00:26:13

Biden says China and Russia trying to ‘drive a wedge’ in Nato

6/14/2021
Speaking after his first summit of Nato leaders since taking office, President Biden said he will lay down red lines to his Russian counterpart in their meeting on Wednesday, and acknowledged that he faced a tough opponent in Vladimir Putin. Also: Belarus parades the detained opposition journalist Roman Protasevich at a news conference in Minsk; and the American actor Ned Beatty - who appeared in Deliverance and Superman - dies at the age of 83.

Duration:00:30:40

Nato: America back at the table

6/14/2021
The head of Nato says it’s a pivotal moment in the seventy–two year history of the organisation, as he urged members to respond to China’s rise and Russia’s aggressive behaviour. Also: the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi has begun in Myanmar and is football still as important for Scotland now its back in the EUROS after a twenty-three year gap?

Duration:00:26:08

Naftali Bennett takes over as head of a fragile Israeli coalition

6/13/2021
After twelve years dominated by one man, Israel gets a new leader; The G-7 pledges a billion covid vaccine doses for poorer countries; How to film a sex scene without exploiting the actors...should all movie sets have an "intimacy coordinator"?

Duration:00:24:44

G7 leaders agree on spending plan to rival China

6/12/2021
The US and its allies have agreed a huge infrastructure plan to counter China's Belt and Road initiative. Also: the Danish footballer, Christian Eriksen, is awake in hospital after collapsing during a European Championship match, and Saudi Arabia has announced strict limits for this year's Hajj pilgrimage because of the pandemic.

Duration:00:32:08

G7 leaders highlight issue of climate change by visiting the Eden Project

6/11/2021
Queen Elizabeth greeted the G7 leaders on their 1st day of their summit in Cornwall. Also: a teenager who filmed George Floyd's murder is given a Pulitzer Prize, and Italy opens Euro 2020 with 3-0 win over Turkey.

Duration:00:30:42

G7 summit: Leaders to discuss climate and vaccines

6/11/2021
The British Prime Minister has opened the G7 summit calling for lessons to be learned from the pandemic - and for the recovery to be green and more equally spread. Israel ex-top spy reveals Mossad operations against Iran. Hong Kong to censor films that ‘endanger national security’.

Duration:00:24:17

Biden confirms US will donate half a billion Covid vaccine doses

6/10/2021
But critics say the donation to poor countries isn't enough to vaccinate the world. Also: the wife of Mexico's most notorious drugs lord pleads guilty to money laundering and drugs trafficking, and after 20 years - the end of the Kardashians' TV show.

Duration:00:27:08

US president and British PM meeting on eve of G7 summit

6/10/2021
The US president Joe Biden and the British prime minister Boris Johnson are having their first face-to-face talks in Cornwall. Also: Myanmar's Suu Kyi is accused of accepting bribes and faces up to 15 years in jail, and a nun in California admits stealing school funds for gambling.

Duration:00:31:18