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

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English


Episodes

Ethiopia airstrikes hit new Tigray targets

10/24/2021
Previous bombardments in the Tigray region have focused on the regional capital, Mekelle. Also: Palestinians condemn Israeli settlement plans in West Bank, and the Friends actor, James Michel Tyler, dies aged 59.

Duration:00:32:15

Turkey moves to throw out US ambassador and nine others

10/23/2021
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declares the ambassadors "persona non grata" for urging the release of the activist Osman Kavala. Also: hundreds of inmates escape in latest Nigeria jailbreak, and Australian scientists produce tadpoles better adapted to climate change.

Duration:00:32:17

UN suspends flights to Tigray amid Ethiopian air raids

10/22/2021
It follows a government airstrike which forced a UN plane to abort its landing. Also: the actor Alec Baldwin says he's heartbroken by the fatal film set shooting of a cinematographer, and a US whistleblower is given a two-hundred million dollar reward.

Duration:00:24:21

Alec Baldwin fatally shoots woman on movie set

10/22/2021
Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed when film star fired prop gun. A man was also injured, and police say they're investigating but no charges have been filed. Also, our correspondent follows a group of migrants from Iraq to eastern Europe, and how ivory-poaching in Mozambique has led to more tuskless elephants being born.

Duration:00:31:08

The WHO complains about the seeming indifference of rich countries

10/21/2021
The World Health Organisation that estimates millions of health workers are still unvaccinated and says that rich countries don't care. Also: Queen Elisabeth spends a night in hospital, and Donald Trump announces plans to launch a new social media network.

Duration:00:27:12

Leak reveals lobbying to change key climate report

10/21/2021
Countries are asking the UN to play down the need to move rapidly away from fossil fuels. Also: WHO says jab inequity means COVID-19 pandemic will drag on, and when did the Vikings arrive in the New World?

Duration:00:32:00

Brazil parliament committee condemns Bolsonaro's handling of pandemic

10/20/2021
It recommends he face a series of charges including crimes against humanity. Also, Kenya's president lifts a nationwide coronavirus curfew introduced 18 months ago, and new research into why the woolly mammoth died out suggests humans may be less to blame than previously thought.

Duration:00:31:55

Deadly attack in central Damascus

10/20/2021
Fourteen military personnel killed in army bus bombings in the Syrian capital Damascus.. Also, pig kidney human transplant, Real Madrid striker on trial in sex tape case and Netflix sued after internet traffic surge from Squid Game.

Duration:00:36:02

Ethiopia: Federal and Tigrayan troops prepare for an existential fight

10/19/2021
After months of relative peace, the Ethiopian government is reported to be sending busloads of poorly equipped soldiers to the front lines. Also, Chinese officials offer a $23,000 reward for a man who pulled off a daring prison escape. And in Spain, drones will be used to try to rescue three dogs from an erupting volcano.

Duration:00:30:38

Poland's PM accuses EU of 'blackmail' in row over rule of law

10/19/2021
Mateusz Morawiecki accused the EU of 'blackmail' during a debate with European Commission Chief Ursula von der Leyen. The clash followed a ruling by a top Polish court, which rejected key sections of EU law. Also, crisis in Romania as it records one of the world's highest Covid mortality-rates, and we meet Eric Zemmour - the politician who may challenge Marine Le Pen for leadership of France's far-Right.

Duration:00:30:46

Biden administration asks US Supreme Court to block Texas anti-abortion law

10/18/2021
The law was blocked and then reinstated by lower courts, Also, Westminster memorial service for the murdered British parliamentarian Sir David Amess, and Italy's Five Star Movement loses control of Rome and Turin in local elections.

Duration:00:29:03

Colin Powell: Former US Secretary of State dies of Covid complications

10/18/2021
Tributes paid to former top military commander and politician who has died aged 84. He was the first African-American to become Secretary of State, but was controversial due to his support for the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Also, China denies testing rare hypersonic missile, and why hundreds of people posed nude for a photo-shoot by the Dead Sea.

Duration:00:31:57

Dozens missing in deadly Indian floods

10/17/2021
Severe flooding in the Indian state of Kerala leaves more than 26 people dead and dozens missing. An American Christian organisation has confirmed that 17 missionaries and family members have been kidnapped in Haiti. Also, to what extent were modern European ideas of democracy influenced by Native Americans?

Duration:00:33:53

Sudan protesters demand military coup as crisis deepens

10/16/2021
The protests in Khartoum come as tensions rise between civilian and military rulers. Also, the French president asks Algerian veterans for forgiveness, and dormice favoured by Italian mafia seized in drugs raid.

Duration:00:32:42

British anti-terror police investigate fatal stabbing of MP Sir David Amess

10/15/2021
Police say a 25 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the attack in Leigh-on-Sea. Also, dozens killed in an Afghan mosque suicide bombing, and US to lift travel ban on 8 November.

Duration:00:32:35

Afghanistan: Dozens killed in suicide bombings at Kandahar mosque

10/15/2021
Several bomb blasts at a Shia mosque in Kandahar kill worshippers attending Friday prayers. Eyewitnesses said three attackers detonated bombs inside the crowded building. Also, funerals held in Lebanon for victims of Thursday's street violence in Beirut, and why the world's only state-appointed wizard has been told his services are no longer required.

Duration:00:31:03

There have been calls for calm following deadly clashes in Beirut

10/14/2021
The UN, the US and France have all urged a de-escalation of the tensions in Lebanon. Also: US Congress is pursuing criminal charges for ex-Trump aide Steve Bannon, and Banksy's Love is in the Bin artwork sells for a record price.

Duration:00:29:27

Beirut: Several deaths as gunfire erupts during protests in city centre

10/14/2021
Shooting occurred during a march against the judge investigating last year's huge blast in city's harbour. It is believed that Shia and Christian militias exchanged fire during demonstration. Also, at least 46 people dead after a fire in a Taiwanese tower-block, and Norwegian officials say lethal bow-and-arrow attack appears to have been an act of terror.

Duration:00:26:24

Putin denies weaponising energy amid Europe crisis

10/13/2021
Russian President Putin says his country is not to blame for high gas prices elsewhere in Europe. A number of people have been killed in Norway bow and arrow attack, and Star Trek's William Shatner becomes the oldest person in space after blasting off in a Blue Origin rocket.

Duration:00:32:17

EU outlines plans for surging energy prices

10/13/2021
Reduced taxes and subsidies could cushion the impact. The Energy Commissioner said the EU would also explore the possibility of joint purchasing of strategic gas reserves. Also, increased costs and fewer choices in Northern Ireland. EU talks are taking place to find a new deal with the UK, and the Chinese boy band hopeful facing one obstacle – she is a girl.

Duration:00:29:38