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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

US troops on high alert over Ukraine

1/24/2022
The Pentagon says 8,500 combat-ready US troops are on high alert to deploy at short notice amid rising tension over Ukraine. Also; the army in Burkina Faso says it has removed President Roch Kabore from office, and the penguins highlighting climate change in Antarctica.

Duration:00:31:00

Ukraine crisis: Nato sends more planes and ships to Eastern Europe

1/24/2022
Nato says it's to reinforce its defences, and for the purposes of deterrence. The Kremlin has accused Nato of escalating tensions. Also: reports from Burkina Faso say the president has been detained by the military; and Julian Assange wins the right to ask the British Supreme Court to block his extradition to the US.

Duration:00:30:04

Burkina Faso soldiers mutiny at barracks

1/23/2022
Protesters set fire to the ruling party's headquarters. Also: Taliban leaders are in Norway seeking aid for Afghanistan, and why are images of God so controversial?

Duration:00:28:43

Fierce battle between IS militants and Kurdish forces in Syria

1/22/2022
IS fighters attacked a prison where thousands of jihadists are held. Also, Kiribati imposes its first lockdown, and the robot vacuum cleaner that got away.

Duration:00:27:04

Yemen: scores killed in air strike on prison

1/21/2022
Saudi-led coalition steps up air strikes on Houthi rebel targets. Also: there's cautious optimism as Russia and the US agree to futher talks over Ukraine, and Che Guevera's daughter publishes a book of his very personal letters.

Duration:00:31:59

Ukraine tension: US and Russia hold talks

1/21/2022
Both sides said they were open to further dialogue. Also, the UN says initial estimates of the effects of Typhoon Rai that hit the Philippines last month badly underestimated the damage it caused and, tributes are paid to the singer Meatloaf who's died aged 74.

Duration:00:29:38

Many feared dead after huge explosion in Ghana

1/20/2022
Videos show many destroyed buildings near the mining town of Bogoso. Also: Ukraine hits back at Biden amid Russia tensions, and teenage pilot Zara Rutherford completes solo round the world record.

Duration:00:30:59

Former Pope Benedict accused of failing to act over child abuse cases

1/20/2022
Report claims he failed to act to prevent abuse when he was Archbishop of Munich. Also, the ICRC is targeted by cyber hackers and, the first aid flights arrive in Tonga.

Duration:00:31:18

Biden believes Putin will 'move in' on Ukraine

1/19/2022
The US President has warned that Washington will do significant harm to Russia if it decides to invade Ukraine. Also: DR Congo inmates found guilty of rape during prison riot, and airlines cancel dozens of flights to the US because of safety concerns surrounding aircraft altimeters and 5G technology.

Duration:00:29:14

British PM under increasing pressure to go

1/19/2022
Boris Johnson is accused of misleading people about lockdown parties; US urges Russia to take "peaceful path" as fears mount of a new invasion of Ukraine. And we remember the ground breaking life of the African American journalist André Leon Talley.

Duration:00:28:12

Washington says Moscow could 'at any point launch an attack on Ukraine'

1/18/2022
The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, will meet his Russian counterpart on Friday to warn Moscow to de-escalate the situation. Also, the rollout of 5G technology at US airports is postponed, and a Rome villa with Caravaggio mural fails to sell.

Duration:00:30:40

Tonga says it has been hit by an 'unprecedented disaster'

1/18/2022
The Pacific island nation of Tonga was hit by volcanic eruption and tsunami. Also, US airline bosses are worried about 5G. And some of the world's best known cricketers get a telling off.

Duration:00:24:47

UAE condemns Houthi attack in Abu Dhabi as 'heinous crime'

1/17/2022
The UAE is part of the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi militia in Yemen. Also, a distress signal has been detected in low-lying Tongan islands after volcano eruption, and the Scottish poet Robert Burns ignored advice not to write in Scots.

Duration:00:29:38

Tonga tsunami: Anxious wait for news and aid

1/17/2022
There are reports of significant damage and no mass casualties. Communications with the country are extremely limited. Also, thousands are without power as the US is hit by a winter storm, and a suspect is identified over Anne Frank’s betrayal.

Duration:00:30:06

President Biden says hostage-taking at synagogue was act of terror

1/16/2022
President Biden says the hostage-taking at a Texas synagogue was an act of terror. Also New Zealand sends a plane to Tonga to assess the damage caused by the volcanic eruption and tsunami. And the Australian Open tennis gets underway without Novak Djokovic.

Duration:00:28:37

Tsunami waves reach Hawaii and Japan

1/15/2022
An underwater volcano erupts near Tonga. Also: worshippers at a synagogue in Texas are taken hostage and Nino Cerruti, one of Italy's great fashion designers, has died at the age of 91.

Duration:00:31:08

US warns Russia preparing for war in Ukraine

1/14/2022
Moscow denies the claim which followed a cyber attack on Ukrainian government websites. Also: Malians rally after army calls for protests over ECOWAS sanctions, Google's UK boss on hybrid working and French dressing freed from strict US rules.

Duration:00:31:37

Australia cancels Novak Djokovic's visa again

1/14/2022
His lawyers are trying to prevent his deportation. Also: the Ukrainian government is hit by a major cyber-attack, and Britain's Prime Minister apologises to the Queen for two lockdown parties the night before Prince Philip's funeral.

Duration:00:29:57

Chinese spy 'infiltrated' UK parliament

1/13/2022
MI5 says Christine Lee engaged in political interference activities on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party. Also: Prince Andrew loses military titles and use of HRH, the murders of a family who fought to protect endangered turtles, and French bakers in pain over cut-price supermarket baguettes.

Duration:00:31:53

Germany convicts Syrian of crimes against humanity

1/13/2022
The trial of Anwar Raslan was the world's first criminal case over state-led torture in Syria. Also: terrified Afghan teachers still hiding from Taliban and Be My Baby singer Ronnie Spector dies aged seventy-eight.

Duration:00:31:58