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






Nato says attacks on Kosovo peacekeepers unacceptable

Serb protestors were angry at ethnic Albanian mayors being installed in Serb-majority areas. Also: Erdogan supporters celebrate win in divided Turkey, and could tea, apples and berries stave off age-related memory loss?


Ukraine war: Fresh attacks on Kyiv after intense drone barrage

The latest attack was unusual because it took place during the day and seemed to be targeted at the city centre. Also: New laws in Uganda mean LGBT people could face the death penalty and a musical blast from the past, as the band Sparks retake the pop scene


Erdogan wins Turkey's presidential election run-off

His rule now extends into a third decade. Also: President Biden holds more talks with the Republican House speaker to finalise a crucial deal to raise the US debt ceiling, and the Malaysian Prime Minister calls for an end to fawning coverage of his government and urges the press to be more critical.


Ukraine ready for counter-offensive against Russian forces

Claim made to the BBC by one of Ukraine's most senior security officials. Also: Turkey holds its first ever presidential run-off election, with Recep Tayyip Erdogan seeking to extend his rule into a third decade in the face of a strong challenge from Kemal Kilicdaroglu and, Iraq announces a seventeen-billion dollar road and rail building project to link Europe and the Gulf.


US condemns Kosovo government after clashes with Serb minority

Pristina is accused of undermining efforts to normalize relations with Serbia, which has puts its army on high alert. Also: a Russian border region bordering Ukraine comes under heavy bombardment, and the discovery of thousands of weird and wonderful species in an untouched area of the Pacific Ocean.


BBC Sudan investigation finds evidence of possible war crimes

It also found the UK embassy didn't help a British couple who lived steps away. The family said an 85-year-old man was shot by snipers before his disabled wife died of starvation. Also: An Indian government official has been suspended after ordering an entire reservoir to be drained to recover his phone and why the US city of San Francisco has appointed a drag laureate.


Antibiotic to treat deadly superbug discovered using AI

Breakthrough made by scientists from the US and Canada. Also: The European police agency breaks up what it calls an extremely violent gun and drug trafficking gang in an international operation, and why orcas are sinking boats off the Iberian coast.


Russia's Wagner mercenaries announce withdrawal from Ukraine's Bakhmut

Ukraine insists it still controls parts of the shattered city. Also: A court in Vietnam has jailed a noodle seller who made fun of one of the country’s most powerful ministers, and tributes are paid to music legend Tina Turner, we look back at her life and talent.


Music legend Tina Turner dies aged 83

Her unmistakable voice on hits like The Best, and Private Dancer made Tina Turner a superstar. Also: Florida governor Ron DeSantis announces he is running for US president in 2024, and brain implants help paralysed man to walk again.


Ukraine and US deny involvement in incursion into Russia

The Russian border region of Belgorod has once again come under attack, with drones and shellfire striking villages overnight. On Tuesday Russia claimed to have defeated a group of saboteurs who crossed the border from Ukraine. Also: Tens of thousands of students have sued their universities in the UK demanding to be refunded part of fees they paid while there were no in-person classes during the pandemic, and France is banning domestic flights for journeys that can be completed in in two and a half hours by train.


Top US health official warns of the risk of social media to young people

The US surgeon general said social media use by children and teenagers posed a profound challenge to their health and well-being. Also: residents in Khartoum say the city has been largely quiet since the latest truce began, and the last emperor of China's watch sells for more than $5m.


Australia rolls out rock star welcome to Indian prime minister

Narendra Modi is there to boost economic ties. Also: People living in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, say for the first time in more than five weeks there appears to be relative peace following the latest ceasefire, and Hong Kong's flagship airline Cathay Pacific has apologised after its flight attendants were alleged to have made fun of passengers who didn't speak English.


Russia battles armed group that it claims entered from Ukraine

Ukraine denies involvement and says Russian paramilitary groups are responsible for the incursion. Also: clashes as new Sudan ceasefire begins, and is the city of New York sinking?


Facebook's owner Meta fined more than a billion dollars

The tech firm violated European Union rules on data protection. Also: Pakistan's former prime minister, Imran Khan, tells the BBC he still fears arrest, and Real Madrid make a hate crime complaint to the Spanish authorities about racist abuse directed at a black player.


Greek PM hails big election win but wants majority

Centre-right Kyriakos Mitsotakis falls short of outright victory in Greek election and plans for a second round. Also: defiant Zelensky says Bakhmut not occupied by Russia, and Saudi Arabia's first female astronaut heads into space.


Russia's Wagner mercenaries claim control of Bakhmut

Ukraine insists heavy fighting is still going on in besieged city. Also: A senior Cambodian opposition leader says democracy will be over if the constitutional court upholds his party's electoral disqualification, and the famous British author Martin Amis has died of cancer at the age of 73.


US backs F-16 fighter jet training for Ukraine

The European proposal was endorsed by President Biden at the G7 summit in Japan. Also: NASA has awarded a contract to build a Moon lander to Blue Origin -- owned by Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, and why one of the world's most famous cities is sinking.


G7 world leaders agree to 'starve the Russian war machine'

Japan chose Hiroshima as the host city to send a warning about the danger of nuclear weapons. Also: Syria's President Bashar al- Assad attends an Arab League summit for the first time in 12 years, and could a new app encourage families to share household chores in Spain?


Thousands still displaced in Italy's devastating floods

6 months of rainfall fell in a day and a half, causing more than 20 rivers to burst their banks. Also: journalists are attacked during an Israeli ultranationalist march through occupied east Jerusalem, and why humans have been kissing for a lot longer than we originally thought.


Russia launches ninth Kyiv air attack this month

Ukraine's armed forces say almost all the missiles were shot down. Also: Rescue efforts continue in northern Italy after floods kill at least nine people, and Sting tells us his views on artificial intelligence in music.