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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






Several dead in Copenhagen shopping mall shooting

A man is arrested by police who have not ruled out an act of terrorism. Also: Russians capture last Ukrainian stronghold in Luhansk, Sydney floods force thousands to flee homes and Wimbledon celebrates its Centre Court centenary.


Heavy fighting in Ukraine-held city of Lysychansk

Ukrainian forces say they are being pounded by Russian heavy artillery in Lysychansk and other cities. Also, Israel says it has intercepted three drones flown by the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah towards an offshore gas rig; and the Dutch university which has made a profit paying off hackers.


WHO calls for urgent action on monkeypox in Europe

It says cases have trebled to 4,500 in two weeks. Also: President Biden promises to protect women who need to cross state lines for an abortion, and victory for Ukraine in the war on borsch.


Abortion rights around the world

In June, the US Supreme Court overruled Roe v Wade and ended the constitutional right to abortion in America. In a special episode, we investigate the changing dynamic of abortion rights globally in countries like Colombia, China and Ireland. We'll also be examining the restrictions still faced by women in Africa and places like Malta and El Salvador.


Russian missiles hit Ukraine's Odesa region

Ukraine accuses Moscow of waging a war on civilians; the Kremlin says it doesn't fire on civilian targets. Also: China celebrates 25 years since the return of Hong Kong, and how sharks of South Africa appear to have met their match.


US Supreme Court limits Biden's power to cut carbon emissions

The landmark ruling curbs federal power to limit greenhouse gas emissions in a setback for President Biden. Also: a tooth of Congo hero Lumumba has been buried after 61 years, and a casting of Rodin's "The Thinker" fetches nearly ten million dollars at Paris auction.


Russia withdraws troops from Snake Island

Moscow claims it's a "goodwill gesture" but Ukraine celebrates a military victory. Also: Afghanistan's Taliban rulers hold their first big gathering since seizing power last year, and the beach in California returned to an African-American family nearly a century after it was seized.


Paris attacker given France's most severe sentence

Salah Abdeslam and 19 others were convicted over the 2015 attacks, which killed 130 people across Paris. Also: the singer R. Kelly is sentenced to 30 years in jail for sex abuse, and nearly a quarter of Earth's seafloor now mapped.


NATO declares 'unshakeable' commitment to Ukraine

Western defence alliance declares Russia a direct threat to its security -- and prepares to welcome new members and boost military readiness. Also: the former Mrs Gates talks about life after Bill, African leaders urge Sudan and Ethiopia to step back from conflict, and scientists studying the bones of an ancient giant kangaroo say it belongs to a previously unknown group of species.


Turkey supports Finland and Sweden Nato bid

Russia strongly opposes the two states joining the military alliance, and had used its possible enlargement as a pretext for the invasion of Ukraine. Also: Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years over sex trafficking, and who was the famous singer who played a couple's wedding song in a pub?


G7 vows to drive up costs for Russia over Ukraine war

Leaders promise to tackle global hunger and a price cap for Russian oil. Also: forty-six migrants have been found dead in an abandoned truck in the US state of Texas, and the oldest Nazi criminal ever to stand trial in Germany.


Many killed in crowded Ukraine shopping centre hit by Russian strike

Ukraine's president says more than one thousand people were inside the complex in the city of Kremenchuk. Also: Jordan reports fatalities in toxic gas leak in Aqaba, and the artwork of a London man goes viral after his death.


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.