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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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The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends






Biden frustrated as OPEC cuts oil production

The US President said it was short-sighted and showed the oil cartel was aligned with Russia. Also; President Putin signs a decree taking ownership of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, and, the WHO issues an alert for medicines potentially linked to the death of dozens of children in the Gambia.

Indonesia football crush: President visits victims of stadium tragedy

Joko Widodo orders an audit of all the country's football stadiums. Also: Somalia is in the grip of the worst drought in 40 years; and is Russia's illegal annexation of eastern Ukraine creating a new Iron Curtain?

Ukraine recaptures southern villages from Russians

President Zelensky said Ukrainian forces had made "fast powerful movements" in the south. Also: clashes between police and protestors in the Iranian city of Zahedan have in recent days claimed scores of lives, and the country music singer Loretta Lynn has died aged ninety.


North Korea fires a ballistic missile over Japan

Sirens and text alerts woke people in the north of the country urging them to seek shelter. Also, the UN appeals for aid to control water-borne diseases in Pakistan, and Ukraine makes a breakthrough against Russia in south.


Ukraine makes more military gains

Russian-backed officials have acknowledged that Ukrainian forces have made significant gains in the past two days in the southern Kherson region of Ukraine. Also: Iran's Supreme leader blames unrest on US and Israel; and Kim Kardashian is fined more than $1m for illegally promoting a cryptocurrency online.


Russia ‘will make objective judgment’ about nuclear weapons

The Kremlin was responding after the leader of Chechnya said low yield nuclear weapons should be considered. Also: A major u-turn by the British government to scrap a controversial plan to cut taxes for the highest earners, and Egyptologists make a 'dream discovery'.


Brazil election: Bolsonaro and Lula in tight presidential race

Tens of millions voted Sunday to decide between the far-right current president Jair Bolsonaro and the left-wing Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Also: Indonesia investigates one of the deadliest football stadium disasters in decades, and thousands of runners have taken part in the London marathon.

Russian troops forced out of key east Ukraine town

Russian has withdrawn its troops from Lyman in a move seen as a significant setback for its campaign in eastern Ukraine. Also: a day after a coup in Burkina Faso there are protests in the capital, and Nandi - the 12 year old schoolgirl who drums and sings with the rock stars.


Russian annexation of Ukrainian territories widely condemned

President Biden said Moscow wouldn't be allowed to get away with seizing its neighbour's territory. Also; the leader of Burkina Faso is overthrown in a military coup, and it's curtains for Trevor Noah who announces his departure from The Daily Show.


Russia's President Putin annexes four areas of Ukraine

The territory is in occupied parts of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia. Mr Putin promised to defend Russia's lands with every means available. Also: Hurricane Ian leaves a trail of devastation and death in Florida and, can listening to background noise help you relax?


'Many deaths' possible from hurricane Ian warns Biden

He said it could be the deadliest storm in Florida's history. Also; Russia gears up to complete its annexation of occupied Ukrainian territories in defiance of international law, and, Tom Hanks says he's made four 'pretty good films' -- so what's your favourite?


Russia to formally annex four areas of Ukraine

Vladimir Putin will hold a signing ceremony on Friday after self-styled referendums. Also: Hurricane Ian has weakened into a tropical storm as it moves across Florida but it's still drenching the peninsula in rain, and the new British Prime Minister, Liz Truss, has insisted that her government's controversial budget makes good economic sense despite the turmoil it's created in the financial markets.

'Catastrophic' storm surge as hurricane pounds Florida

Ian struck the Gulf coast, bringing powerful winds, severe flooding and power outages. Also; the US says it will rally global opposition to Russia's attempts to annex Ukrainian territory, and, a breakthrough in the treatment of Alzeimher's.


EU reacts to what it calls sabotage on two key gas pipelines

The EU and NATO stress the need to protect critical infrastructure after what they called acts of sabotage on two key gas pipelines. Also: Hurricane Ian strengthens into a Category Four storm as it approaches the Florida coast, and the lyrics for David Bowie's song 'Starman' are auctioned for more than two hundred thousand dollars.


Suspected sabotage of Russian-controlled pipeline

Baltic states say gas leaks appear to have been caused deliberately, and were probably linked to the war in Ukraine. Also; far-right militia leaders are going on trial in the United States, accused of plotting to block the peaceful transfer of power, and the Colombian popstar, Shakira, is ordered to go on trial for allegedly not paying millions in taxes.


Japan remembers Shinzo Abe

A state funeral is held for Japan's longest-serving prime minister. Also, it’s the final day of voting in widely discredited referendums in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine, and the UN says the situation in Haiti is a humanitarian catastrophe.


White House warns Russia about annexing more Ukrainian territory

The US says it will impose further economic sanctions if Moscow annexes more territory in Ukraine. Also: Britain's central bank has said it's willing to hike interest rates to control inflation, and a direct hit as Nasa smashes spacecraft into an asteroid.


Deadly gun attack at Russian school

Pupils were among at least 13 people killed after a gunman opened fire at a school in Izhevsk. The gunman killed himself at the scene and was a former student. Also: Italy's far-right leader claims victory in elections, and why a lottery winner in India is miserable.


Italy's far-right set to win election

Giorgia Meloni is on course to be Italy's first female PM, and the country's first far-right leader since Benito Mussolini. Also: Cuba's referendum on same-sex marriage; and how difficult will it be for football fans to find accommodation during the World Cup in Qatar?


Hundreds arrested at anti-war protests in Russia since President Putin called up reservists to fight in Ukraine

There've been a series of protests in Russia since President Putin announced that three hundred thousand reservists would be sent to fight in Ukraine. Also: scores killed during clashes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and storm Ian delays launch of Nasa's moon rocket.