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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






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.


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.