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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






G7 to stand with Ukraine 'for as long as it takes'

The G7 nations promised to tighten the squeeze on Russia's finances with new sanctions. Also: a BBC investigation exposes a human trafficking network smuggling disabled children from Tanzania to Kenya, and schools in Beijing re-open two months nearly two months after closing because of Covid.


G7 leaders pledge billions in investment for developing countries

US $600 billion dollars is promised for infrastructure projects. Also: how the Red Cross is reconnecting families divided by conflict, and why scientists are concerned about a possible one metre tsunami in the Mediterranean Sea.


Russian forces occupy Severodonetsk after weeks of fighting

The eastern Ukrainian city falls after Kyiv withdraws its remaining troops to neighbouring Lysychansk. Also: Norwegian police are treating Friday's attacks on bars and nightclubs in Oslo as Islamist terrorism; and how a new bridge in Bangladesh is connecting millions across the country.


US Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade

Millions of women lose their constitutional right to abortion. Also: Prince Charles speaks of his personal sorrow at the suffering caused by the slave trade; and Instagram tests new age verification tools.


Ukrainian troops withdraw from Severodonetsk

Ukraine on the verge of losing one of its final strongholds in eastern Luhansk region. Also: About two thousand migrants attempt to storm the Spanish enclave Melilla in Morocco, scientists find a giant bacterium in Guadeloupe and in New Zealand, Māori New Year is celebrated.


Gun rights expanded by America's top court

US Supreme Court overturns century-old restrictions in New York. Also: The Taliban call off the search for survivors of Afghanistan's earthquake, and the Alexa feature that mimics the voices of your dead relatives. .


Afghan earthquake: Poor weather and infrastructure hamper rescue efforts

Unknown numbers were buried in the rubble of ruined, often mud-built homes. Also: EU leaders to back Ukraine as candidate at Brussels summit, and Myanmar authorities move Aung San Suu Kyi to solitary confinement.


Taliban appeal for international aid after deadly earthquake in Afghanistan

More than 1,000 people have died after a devastating 6.1 magnitude earthquake. Also: the Ukrainian government says the eastern city of Lysychansk could soon be cut off by invading forces, and Europe is told to prepare for Russia turning off gas this coming winter.


Powerful earthquake kills 1,000 in Afghanistan

The Taliban appeals for international help. Also: the Saudi crown prince visits Turkey for the first time since the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, and festivalgoers are back at the first Glastonbury in three years.


US Committee hears of pressure campaign by Donald Trump

Republican state officials say they were pushed to overturn the 2020 presidential election result. Also: A Senate hearing in Texas hears testimony from a public safety director about last month's Uvalde school shooting, a French court upholds a ban on burkini swimsuits, and the Spanish city set to charge those who urinate in the sea.


Russia threatens Lithuania over Kaliningrad transit ban

Moscow reacted to ban on using Lithuanian railways to send sanctioned goods to Kaliningrad. Also: South Korea sends first satellite with locally-produced rocket into orbit, and Nobel Peace Prize medal raises 100 million dollars for Ukrainian refugees.


Israel's coalition government collapses

Israel is set to hold it's fifth election in less than four years. Also: allegations of sexual abuse, fraud, and high level corruption at the UN, and an intimate look into the elusive life of barn owls.


EU says Russian blockade of Ukraine exports is a war crime

The European Union's head of foreign policy, Josep Borrell, says people around the world are starving, while millions of tonnes of grain are trapped in Ukraine. Also, dozens are dead as floods sweep across India and Bangladesh. And, more than 60 years after the Democratic Republic of Congo's prime minister was murdered, one of his teeth is returned to his family.


Former rebel Gustavo Petro wins Colombia's presidential election

The former rebel Gustavo Petro is elected the first ever left-wing president of Colombia. Also: President Macron of France has suffered a serious setback in the National Assembly, and Apple Store workers vote to form first US union.


Boris Johnson warns against ‘Ukraine fatigue’

The British PM says it's vital that allied nations continue to support Ukraine as the war drags on. Also: Miami hosts no-questions-asked gun buyback event in support of Ukraine, and why bones from the Battle of Waterloo casualties may have been sold as fertilizer.


Russia's Putin condemns 'mad and thoughtless' Western sanctions

The president claimed the EU could lose more than $400bn because of its sanctions against Russia. Also: The European Commission has recommended that Ukraine be given official candidate status as it applies to join the EU, and the debate over whether meat grown in a lab could be classed as halal..


Ukraine moves a step closer to joining the EU

It could take many years for Ukraine to meet the full EU membership criteria. Also: The host cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup are announced, Nepal prepares to relocate Everest base camp, and a mobile phone app that can hear if someone has tuberculosis.


Damning evidence reveals how Trump put his deputy in danger

US Capitol attack inquiry hears how rioters got within 12 metres of former VP Mike Pence. Also: Ukrainians give testimony about their experiences in so-called Russian "filtration centres", and Bloomsday celebrates 100 years since Ulysses by James Joyce.


European leaders meet for talks in Ukraine

President Zelensky welcomes Emmanuel Macron and Olaf Scholz in Kyiv. Also: millions facing malnutrition in Afghanistan, an Anglo-Saxon burial site is unearthed on a train route, and an exhibition on the life and music of Lou Reed opens in New York.


Fed unveils biggest US interest rate hike in nearly thirty years

The US central bank, the Federal Reserve, has announced the biggest rise in interest rates since 1994. Also, thousands of civilians trapped in Severodonetsk are awaiting evacuation. And astronomers believe they've discovered the fastest growing black hole in nine billion years.