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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

Ghislaine Maxwell goes on trial for sex trafficking

11/29/2021
The former British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell goes on trial in New York, accused of trafficking underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein; Also President Biden says the Omicron covid variant is a cause for concern, not panic. And Barbados becomes the world's youngest Republic.

Duration:00:32:02

WHO: Omicron poses very high global risk

11/29/2021
The World Health Organisation calls for solidarity and a global push to get jabs to poorer countries. Japan closes its borders to foreigners, and we find out what we know about the new variant. Also, Jeffrey Epstein's former lover Ghislaine Maxwell goes on trial accused of sex trafficking, and after 40 days on the run, Chinese police recapture an escaped prisoner. But it was not just jail he was trying to avoid.

Duration:00:29:56

Omicron reaches Australia and Canada

11/28/2021
In Europe, the Netherlands has the highest number of cases of the new Omicron strain. Also, a special report from Colombia where mass killings are continuing five years after a peace deal with left-wing rebels FARC, and the Indian stand-up comic who says he may have to give up his routine because of Hindu fundamentalists.

Duration:00:32:45

New Covid variant spreads across Europe

11/27/2021
Omicron strain detected in Belgium, Britain, Germany and Italy. Also: the story of one victim of last week's migrant boat tragedy in the English Channel and remembering American composer and lyricist, Stephen Sondheim, who has died at the age of 91.

Duration:00:30:21

WHO labels new coronavirus strain

11/26/2021
Omicron is designated fifth variant "of concern" and could be more resistant to vaccines. Also: Ukraine claims Russian-backed coup imminent, climate change misinformation and Queen's Gambit online chess boom.

Duration:00:32:09

New coronavirus variant emerges in South Africa

11/26/2021
Several countries impose travel restrictions on the region. Also, the French President Emmanuel Macron accuses the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson of not taking the migrant crisis seriously. And the music producer Nile Rogers is to auction many of his guitars for his charitable foundation We Are Family Foundation.

Duration:00:35:45

UN says migrant deaths were avoidable

11/25/2021
The UN Refugee Agency warns that closing off legal routes to people seeking asylum will lead to more dangerous attempts to reach safe countries. Also: a general from the UAE - accused of torture - is the new head of the international police agency, Interpol. And the singer the music industry tried to turn into Africa's Grace Jones.

Duration:00:33:10

Poland-Belarus border migrant crisis

11/25/2021
Poland says 200 migrants tried to cross with the help of Belarus guards. Also: the French president says European countries need to work together to deal with the migration issue, and a documentary that might throw new light on the break-up of The Beatles.

Duration:00:32:21

Dozens drown in migrant boat sinking

11/24/2021
Tragedy happened in the waters between France and Britain; three US men guilty of murdering a black jogger. We take you into the surreal world of the non fungible token.

Duration:00:21:16

US declares three IS leaders in Afghanistan 'global terrorists'

11/24/2021
The action - which follows a series of major attacks by the Islamic State group - makes it illegal to have any business transactions with the men, who include the group's leader, Sultan Azam. Also, Nasa launches a mission to nudge an asteroid off course, and Magdalena Andersson has become Sweden's first female prime minister.

Duration:00:30:16

US and others co-ordinate mass release from strategic oil reserves

11/23/2021
The move is part of a major effort to moderate fuel prices. Also, Bulgaria launches an investigation into the deadly bus crash in which dozens were killed, and Mexican lottery win attracts violent gangsters.

Duration:00:27:25

Dozens killed in bus crash on Bulgarian motorway

11/23/2021
Many people died when a bus returning to North Macedonia caught fire. Also: Turkish lira collapses after President Erdogan defends sharp rate cuts, and please switch off your device before entering the Mobile Phone museum.

Duration:00:33:23

Concern spreads across Europe over Covid-19

11/22/2021
Latest phase sees some countries report highest ever rates. Also: ICRC operations director makes impassioned plea for international support for Afghanistan, and why there will no longer be best male and best female artist categories for the Brit Awards.

Duration:00:27:49

At least five dead as car ploughs into US Christmas parade

11/22/2021
Police in Wisconsin question the man who drove through crowds of people. Also, Austria announces its fourth Covid lockdown. And Kenya gives its citizens one month to get vaccinated, or be barred from in-person government services.

Duration:00:33:50

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai tells IOC she is safe

11/21/2021
The Chinese tennis star, Peng Shuai, who disappeared after alleging a sexual assault, tells the International Olympic Committee she is safe. Also, Sudan's opposition dismiss a deal reappointing ousted Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, and female journalists and presenters in Afghanistan are ordered to wear headscarves on television.

Duration:00:28:05

Tens of thousands of Austrians protest against strict Covid measures

11/20/2021
The Austrian Chancellor, Alexander Schallenberg, defends his plans to make vaccination mandatory. Also, Afghanistan's Taliban government says it can start paying government workers, and Sesame Street has its first Asian-American character.

Duration:00:30:41

Kyle Rittenhouse cleared over Kenosha killings

11/19/2021
US teenager, Kyle Rittenhouse, who shot dead two men during racial unrest has been found not guilty of homicide after claiming self-defence. We hear reaction from a council member from Kenosha city. Also, President Lukashenko of Belarus admits his security forces have beaten up protesters in prison, and Wikipedia’s language barrier to getting the truth about global warming.

Duration:00:36:04

Austria orders full lockdown as Covid surges

11/19/2021
Days after imposing a lockdown on the unvaccinated, Vienna announces a full nationwide Covid-19 lockdown starting on Monday. Also, farmers in India welcome a dramatic U-turn by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, who is scrapping hugely controversial agricultural reform laws. And the United Nations joins calls for China to prove that its missing tennis star, Peng Shuai, is safe.

Duration:00:37:00

Poland says Belarus has cleared a migrant camp on its border

11/18/2021
More than a thousand people trying to reach Poland from Belarus have been moved to a warehouse. Also: Muslim cleric shot dead after Uganda bombings, and the Chinese food vlogger barred from a restaurant for eating too much.

Duration:00:31:55

Germany approves new coronavirus measures

11/18/2021
MPs in Germany approve urgent measures to control Covid-19 following another big leap in the number of new infections; Also, 24 aid workers go on trial in Greece. And doubt is cast over an email said to be from the missing Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai.

Duration:00:31:30