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






Most ethnic Armenians have fled Nagorno-Karabakh

The Red Cross steps up humanitarian efforts as more than a-hundred- thousand refugees cross the border. Also: The US House of Representatives passes a temporary funding bill that could avert a government shutdown, and Wally, the friendly emotional support alligator who was turned away from a major baseball game along with his owner.


The Happy Pod: Uncovering the wonders of the universe

Our weekly collection of the happiest stories in the world. This week, will asteroid dust give clues to the origins of the universe? Jubilation in East Africa as the 2027 Cup of Nations is awarded to Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. And, celebrating words of hope and joy from around the world.


Man charged with murder of rapper Tupac Shakur in 1996

US police say a former gang leader, Duane "Keffe D" Davis, planned the shooting in Las Vegas after his nephew was involved in a fight with Tupac Shakur in a casino. Also: state of emergency in New York over flash floods, and Christopher Plummer's singing voice is included in re-release of "The Sound of Music" soundtrack.


Suicide bombers attack mosques in different parts of Pakistan

Explosion in Balochistan kills more than fifty people celebrating a religious holiday. Later, further north in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, there was a blast at a mosque inside a police compound. They're the worst attacks since July, when Islamic State militants in Pakistan killed more than forty people. Also: Sweden's prime minister uses a televised national address to say he's considering deploying military patrols on the streets to deal with heightened gun violence, and scientists in Spain say a pair of shoes discovered in a cave are six-thousand years old.


Gunman kills three in twin Rotterdam shootings

A 14-year-old girl and her mother are among the victims after attacks in two locations in the Dutch city. Also: US Republicans lay out case at Biden impeachment inquiry, and a boy is arrested after one of Britain's most loved trees is felled at Hadrian's Wall.


Nagorno Karabakh exodus: More than half the population has fled the war torn region into neighbouring Armenia

Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan says, in the coming days, there will be no Armenians left in the enclave. Also: safer brain surgery using AI possible in two years and, remembering Harry Potter actor Sir Michael Gambon who has died aged 82.


Travis King in US custody after North Korea expulsion

The US soldier Travis King, who fled from South to North Korea in July, was transferred into US custody in China before being flown to a US military base. Also: Armenians rush to help Karabakh "brothers and sisters", and are scientists closer to solving the mystery of antimatter?


North Korea to deport US soldier Travis King

North Korean media said the private, who's black, had fled because of inhumane treatment and racism in the US military. Also: The exodus continues - it's reported almost half the Armenian population has now thought to have left Nagorno Karabakh, and what would you do if a bear crashed your quiet picnic?


US judge says Trump repeatedly inflated property values

A New York judge says the former US president Donald Trump exaggerated his net worth and asset values to get better loans. Also: Canada's Speaker resigns after inviting a man to parliament who had Nazi links, and Japanese scientists are developing a drug to grow new teeth.


Thousands flee Nagorno Karabakh, prompting international concern

The USAID chief has described the experiences of those fleeing Nagorno Karabakh as harrowing - while on a visit to the Armenian border where thousands are seeking refuge from the Azerbaijani takeover. Also: A Saudi delegation is paying a rare visit to Palestinian officials in the occupied West Bank as Riyadh continues normalisation talks with Israel, and an A-I app that helps blind people envisage the world around them.


'Chaos' as thousands flee Nagornoh-Karabakh

The International Red Cross steps up efforts to cope with the exodus of ethnic-Armenians. Also: Kyiv claims the Admiral in charge of Russia's Black Sea Fleet died following Ukraine's recent attacks in occupied Crimea, and could scientists have cracked one of mankind's embarrassing problems -- how do you get rid of smelly garlic breath?


Ethnic Armenians flee Nagorno Karabakh after military takeover

Armenians flee Nagorno Karabakh as fears grow of an ethnic bloodbath following Azerbaijan's military takeover. Also: a deal to end the Hollywood writers’ strike after almost 150 days, and Lego's plastic bottle recycling plan: why people won't be lining up for blocks.


3 dead in Kosovo monastery stand-off

Belgrade and Pristina blame each other for the violence in the mainly Serb-populated north of Kosovo. Also: Hundreds of ethnic Armenians flee Nagorno Karabakh following Azerbaijan's seizure of the territory, and a NASA space capsule returns to Earth with samples from an asteroid that could shed new light on how planets were formed.


Urgently needed aid sent to Nagorno-Karabakh

Food supplies arrive in the Armenian-majority enclave after Azerbaijan captured the disputed territory. Also: Ukraine says senior Russian commanders were injured in a missile strike on its Black Sea fleet HQ, and how French film survives despite not meeting its production costs.


The Happy Pod: Teamwork and pride - Saudi women's football

Our weekly collection of the happiest stories in the world. This week, the extraordinary growth of women's football in Saudi Arabia, ambitious plans to rewild southern rhinos in Africa, and the fierce competition to be crowned Montenegro's "laziest citizen".


Ukraine missile strikes Russia’s Black Sea fleet HQ

A Ukrainian missile damages the Sevastopol HQ of Russia's Black Sea naval fleet in occupied Crimea. Also: The Pope says it's humanity’s duty to rescue migrants crossing the Mediterranean, and the lock of hair on its way back to Ethiopia.


Nagorno-Karabakh: anti-government protests are held in Armenia after defeat

Demonstrators are demanding a humanitarian corridor to be opened for Karabakh Armenians. Also: The Indian parliament passes a bill that will reserve a third of seats in the lower house and state assemblies for women, and 7 years after blasting off - a rocket prepares to deliver what scientists hope will be the secrets of how life began on Earth.


Biden tells Zelensky US will pay for air defence upgrades in Ukraine

At talks in the White House, the US president told his Ukrainian counterpart that he has approved $325m worth of security assistance for Kyiv. Also: Rupert Murdoch's eldest son Lachlan to head Fox and News Corp, and what has been threatening the orange juice industry in some parts of the world?


Peace talks held over Nagorno-Karabakh dispute

The Azeri government meets ethnic Armenians to discuss integrating the region as part of a ceasefire agreement. Also: India suspends visas for Canadian citizens, and King Charles gets warm welcome in French Senate.


Azerbaijan hails surrender of Nagorno-Karabakh Armenians

Ethnic Armenian separatists agree to disband and give up their weapons as part of a ceasefire. Also: Venezuelan security forces regain control of a prison run by a powerful criminal gang, and the discovery of ancient wooden logs suggests humans were building shelters almost half a million years ago.