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

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English


Episodes

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

10/19/2021
Mateusz Morawiecki made accusation during debate with EC 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

UN court rules in long running border dispute

10/12/2021
International court rules in favour of Somalia in sea border dispute with Kenya. Also, rich nations discuss how to help Afghanistan - without recognising the Taliban; and a rare Himalayan fungus that could be used to treat cancer

Duration:00:30:43

President Macron aims to make France a global leader in new technologies

10/12/2021
French president announces $35 billion programme to overhaul economy. He hopes investment will create thousands of jobs across the 'green energy' sector. Also, G20 leaders discuss deepening economic crisis in Afghanistan, and Superman's son will come out as bisexual.

Duration:00:30:23

Iraq election: Moqtada al-Sadr hails apparent victory

10/11/2021
The Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr promises to form a nationalist government free from foreign interference. Also, the Italian authorities come under pressure to ban neo-fascist parties, and life imitates art as the Star Trek actor William Shatner prepares to blast into space.

Duration:00:31:17

Iraq captures senior Islamic State group official

10/11/2021
Sami Jasim is alleged to have been running its finances. The prime minister announced his arrest, saying it involved a complex operation outside Iraq. Also, spy rings, drug factories and arms deals - extraordinary allegations from a North Korean defector, and we hear from the first transgender person in Uganda to have their identity recognised by the government.

Duration:00:31:41

Czech president in hospital amid election upheaval

10/10/2021
Milos Zeman is in intensive care the day after a surprise opposition win in parliamentary elections. Also, the "father of Pakistan nuclear bomb" AQ Khan dies aged 85, and UK to resettle teenage Afghan women footballers.

Duration:00:32:14

US and Taliban hold first talks since withdrawal

10/9/2021
The meeting came a day after Afghanistan suffered its deadliest attack since US forces withdrew. Also: Austrian chancellor resigns amid corruption inquiry, and what can you make with pinhead oatmeal, mushrooms and vegan cheese?

Duration:00:29:55

Nations agree to 15% minimum corporate tax rate

10/8/2021
The historic deal will make companies pay a fairer share of tax across the world. Also, Nigerian police rescue 50 people chained up at a rehabilitation centre, and fast fashion's dumping ground for unwanted clothes.

Duration:00:30:55

Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov win Nobel Peace Prize

10/8/2021
The high profile Philippine and Russian journalists face threats and intimidation by doing their jobs. Also, a suicide attack on an Afghan mosque kills dozens of people, and moves in China to shut down the "dancing grannies".

Duration:00:30:55

US warns Russia over energy crisis

10/7/2021
The US national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, said any attempts to exploit the crisis, which is causing gas shortages across Europe, would backfire. Also: the children of Islamic State fighters imprisoned in a camp in Syria, and the grand-daughter of the notorious gangster Al Capone sells his possessions.

Duration:00:28:08