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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

Twitter:

@BBCWorld

Language:

English


Episodes

Man charged with attempted murder of Rushdie

8/13/2022
Hadi Matar pleaded not guilty during an appearance in court in New York state. Also; a warning from Ukraine's President Zelensky over the nuclear plant occupied by Russia's invading forces, and, a British family's fight to get their schizophrenic son returned from Jamaica having been deported by the government who say he is a convicted criminal.

Duration:00:31:31

Trump house search warrant was for espionage

8/13/2022
The warrant was unsealed after the former US president made no objection to the move. Also; the British novelist, Salman Rushdie, has been stabbed at a speaking event in New York State, and after a four year break, Belgium's Flower carpet is set for a stunning return.

Duration:00:31:44

Zaporizhzhia nuclear workers 'kept at gunpoint'

8/12/2022
Ukrainian workers tell of daily threat of kidnap in Russian-occupied nuclear plant. Also: the Taliban in Afghanistan say university courses will be developed in accordance with Islamic law; and Johnson and Johnson is to stop selling its baby talcum powder.

Duration:00:27:29

US Attorney General personally ordered Mar-a-Lago search

8/11/2022
The US Attorney General personally ordered the search of Donald Trump's home in Mar-a-Lago. Also; a key agency warns that more than a million people in Somalia have been displaced by drought, and, why the world's number one snooker player thinks the next big star could come from Asia.

Duration:00:29:31

Ukraine: Extensive damage to Russian airbase following explosion

8/11/2022
Eight warplanes damaged or destroyed in occupied Crimea. Also, European countries send help to France to tackle enormous wildfire and Brazilian police arrest a woman accused of using psychics to swindle her mother.

Duration:00:28:36

Trump pleads the 5th in tax fraud case

8/10/2022
The former US President declines answering questions as part of a New York investigation. Also: A nationwide curfew is imposed in Sierra Leone following deadly clashes between police and protesters, and, from the brink of extinction -- why the only giant flightless parrot in the world is making a comeback in New Zealand.

Duration:00:30:50

Ukraine's president vows to fight until Crimea is regained

8/10/2022
Volodymyr Zelensky says the peninsula will never be given up. Also: The BBC uncovers organized torture in Russia's prison system, and the illustrator Raymond Briggs has died at the age of 88.

Duration:00:26:36

Mississippi jury declines to charge Emmett Till accuser

8/9/2022
Carolyn Bryant Donham had faced potential charges of kidnapping and manslaughter of the black teenager in 1955. Also: blasts rock Russian airbase in annexed Crimea, and Serena Williams suggests retirement from tennis after US Open.

Duration:00:32:45

Donald Trump says FBI agents have broken into a safe during a raid on his Florida home

8/9/2022
He described the raid as an attempt by opponents to prevent him running for president again. Also: The UN accuses the army in Myanmar of committing crimes against humanity following last year's coup, and the Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake dies, aged 84.

Duration:00:29:03

US announces $1bn of military aid for Ukraine

8/8/2022
The US package to Ukraine will include rockets, ammunition and more precision missiles. Also: Fire at Cuba oil facility spreads; the actress and singer Olivia Newton-John dies aged 73.

Duration:00:25:59

Gaza's only power plant re-starts generating electricity

8/8/2022
Much needed aid and fuel begin arriving after a ceasefire ends three days of conflict. Also: a report says Russia is struggling to replenish its stocks of weapons because they contain high-tech components only made in the West, and retiring at the age of 103 - the British actress bowing out from the world's longest running soap opera.

Duration:00:31:02

US Senate passes landmark climate and healthcare bill

8/7/2022
The legislation includes billions of dollars to fight climate change. Also: Hopes as Gaza ceasefire comes into effect, and Carlo Bonomi - the voice of Pingu the penguin dies at the age of 85.

Duration:00:31:08

'Russian rockets damaged part of nuclear plant at Zaporizhzhia'

8/6/2022
Ukraine says Russian rockets hit part of the giant nuclear plant but Russia blames Ukraine for it. Also: Gaza death toll rises as Israel targets militants, and The Seekers lead singer Judith Durham dies aged 79.

Duration:00:27:43

Israel strikes Gaza killing top militant

8/5/2022
Palestinian militants from Islamic Jihad fire dozens of rockets into Israel in response. Also; Russia and Ukraine say shells have hit the site of Europe's biggest nuclear power plant, at Zaporizhzhia, and the busiest climbing season ever for K2 the savage killer mountain.

Duration:00:30:41

China halts co-operation with US over climate change and defence

8/5/2022
It's in retaliation for Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, as China continues its military show of force for a second day. Also: what are Russian forces up to at Ukraine's largest nuclear power plant? And the Bangladeshi man arrested for singing out of tune.

Duration:00:26:25

Russia jails Griner for nine years

8/4/2022
President Biden says Washington will use all means possible to guarantee the double Olympic gold medallist basketball player's release. Also; vigilantes in a South African township have been hunting down illegal mine workers days after a gang rape in an abandoned mine, and, the pioneering Jamaican film, The Harder They Come, returns to the cinema 50 years after its debut.

Duration:00:31:25

Japan says Chinese missiles have landed in its territory

8/4/2022
Beijing is conducting live fire exercises around Taiwan after Nancy Pelosi's visit. Also: temperatures in parts of Iraq have risen above fifty degrees Celsius, and tourists flock to see a volcano erupt in Iceland.

Duration:00:30:07

Guterres accuses energy firms of grotesque greed

8/3/2022
Antonio Guterres urges governments to tax excessive profits made by oil and gas companies, accusing them of exploiting the poor. Also; experiments on pigs have led scientists to claim a breakthrough on organ transplants and, 90 million dollars blown as Batgirl the film based on DC comics is binned.

Duration:00:31:34

Nancy Pelosi leaves Taiwan after controversial visit

8/3/2022
The US Speaker met leaders in the capital Taipei. China responded by announcing live fire exercises in Taiwanese waters. Also: the American state of Kansas votes to uphold abortion rights and the British supermarket selling carbon-neutral eggs.

Duration:00:29:26

Chinese fury at Pelosi's Taiwan visit

8/2/2022
Washington urges Beijing not to turn the trip into a crisis - saying it is consistent with America's longstanding one-China policy. Also: the first shipment of grain from a Ukarinian port since the Russian invasion reaches Turkish waters; and why the Commonwealth Games is a golden opportunity for smaller countries to shine on the global stage.

Duration:00:29:18