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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






British PM defies calls to resign despite cabinet revolt

Boris Johnson tells cabinet ministers he will not quit, as support dwindles across the ranks of the governing Conservative Party. Also: hundreds at large after Nigeria prison break, and England's women start Euro 2022 with win over Austria.


British PM vows to continue after more ministers resign

Boris Johnson said his government was delivering results for the country. Also: thousands of mourners attend a mass funeral for teenagers in South Africa who died in mysterious circumstances at a nightclub, and we hear about controversial plans at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power station eleven years after the disaster.


Pressure on British PM as two key ministers resign

Boris Johnson is plunged into leadership crisis as top ministers say they have lost confidence in him. Also: a suspect is charged with murder over 4 July attack near Chicago; and is Germany about to adopt English as an official language?


UK PM accused of lying over sexual misconduct complaint

Government business manager was suspended last week, accused of groping two men. Also: Turkey promises to confiscate grain taken by Russian ship from Ukraine, five speech therapists on trial in Hong Kong over a children’s book, and we hear about the first battery made from sand.


Six dead in Chicago shooting

Highland Park police said the suspect appeared to target the parade's attendees at random with a high-powered rifle. Also: US releases result of Abu Akleh fatal bullet test, and how dangerous are "loot boxes" in video games?


Putin presses on after Lysychansk capture

Vladimir Putin ordered the attack to continue in Ukraine after Russia captured the city. Also: China has formally put a billionaire Canadian-Chinese tycoon on trial, more than five years after his alleged abduction in Hong Kong, and a 22-year-old Danish man appears in court in connection with the killing of three people at a shopping centre in Copenhagen.


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.


Special episode: 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. Audio for this episode was updated on 4 July 2022, due to a factual error in an earlier version.


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.