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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

Language:

English


Episodes

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

6/30/2022
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.

Duration:00:33:34

Russia withdraws troops from Snake Island

6/30/2022
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.

Duration:00:32:07

Paris attacker given France's most severe sentence

6/29/2022
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.

Duration:00:32:26

NATO declares 'unshakeable' commitment to Ukraine

6/29/2022
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.

Duration:00:33:36

Turkey supports Finland and Sweden Nato bid

6/28/2022
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?

Duration:00:32:08

G7 vows to drive up costs for Russia over Ukraine war

6/28/2022
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.

Duration:00:31:40

Many killed in crowded Ukraine shopping centre hit by Russian strike

6/27/2022
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.

Duration:00:24:02

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

6/27/2022
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.

Duration:00:31:08

G7 leaders pledge billions in investment for developing countries

6/26/2022
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.

Duration:00:28:40

Russian forces occupy Severodonetsk after weeks of fighting

6/25/2022
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.

Duration:00:29:21

US Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade

6/24/2022
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.

Duration:00:26:45

Ukrainian troops withdraw from Severodonetsk

6/24/2022
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.

Duration:00:24:30

Gun rights expanded by America's top court

6/23/2022
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. .

Duration:00:35:57

Afghan earthquake: Poor weather and infrastructure hamper rescue efforts

6/23/2022
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.

Duration:00:28:51

Taliban appeal for international aid after deadly earthquake in Afghanistan

6/22/2022
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.

Duration:00:31:11

Powerful earthquake kills 1,000 in Afghanistan

6/22/2022
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.

Duration:00:30:50

US Committee hears of pressure campaign by Donald Trump

6/21/2022
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.

Duration:00:27:55

Russia threatens Lithuania over Kaliningrad transit ban

6/21/2022
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.

Duration:00:25:50

Israel's coalition government collapses

6/20/2022
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.

Duration:00:28:36

EU says Russian blockade of Ukraine exports is a war crime

6/20/2022
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.

Duration:00:29:20