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

Global coronavirus cases top 30 million

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  • about 1 year ago
  • 22:00

The 30 million landmark comes as the World Health Organisation warns about the situation in Europe. Also: Fires devastate the world's largest wetland, and hear about the incredible life of the female secret agent who is said to have inspired the creator of James Bond.

Belarus: Lukashenko admits being in power too long

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  • about 1 year ago
  • 31:14

The long term leader has told Russian media he won't be stepping down despite weeks of protests. Meanwhile Belarus opposition leader resists deportation. Also: the floods threatening Sudan's ancient ruins, and why Senegal has been praised for its handling of the coronavirus.

Historic Israeli flight arrives in UAE

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  • about 1 year ago
  • 31:00

The direct flight marks a major step in normalising ties between Israel and the Gulf Arab country. Also: Sudan 'on road to peace' after a deal is signed, and artificial intelligence is being trialled in Australia to improve the safety of female travellers at night.

Shinzo Abe: Japan's PM resigns for health reasons

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  • about 1 year ago
  • 30:45

Longest-serving Japanese PM has suffered for many years from ulcerative colitis. He will remain in his post until a successor is chosen. Also, Trump tells Republican convention that Biden will 'demolish' the American dream if he becomes president, and UK honours World War 2 heroine Noor Inayat Khan.

Trump brands NBA a "political" organisation

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  • about 1 year ago
  • 31:15

US president was responding to players' walkout over police violence. Also: Four die as Hurricane Laura batters US Gulf coast; Russian police 'on standby' to enter Belarus; and the world's most expensive sheep.

Africa declared free of wild polio in 'milestone'

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  • about 1 year ago
  • 30:31

Nigeria is now rid of wild polio despite having more than half of all cases a decade ago - a major success in efforts to eradicate the disease. Also: The family of an unarmed black man shot by police in Wisconsin say he is paralysed from the waist down, and the captain of the Manchester United football club is found guilty of attempting to bribe a Greek police officer.

Belarus: Opposition holds mass rally in Minsk despite ban

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  • 330 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 29:49

President Lukashenko has vowed to crush unrest and blamed the dissent on unnamed "foreign-backed revolutionaries". Also: US President Donald Trump's eldest sister says her brother is a liar who "has no principles", secret recordings reveal, and in football Bayern Munich beat Paris Saint Germain to be crowned champions of Europe for a sixth time.

Russian opposition leader 'fights for life'

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  • 240 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 33:24

A prominent Putin opponent, Alexei Navalny, is unconscious after a suspected poisoning. Also: Barack Obama makes his most scathing attack on President Trump so far, and British scientists develop a new method of administering radiotherapy that they say could revolutionise the treatment of breast cancer.

Belarus: President Lukashenko claims he has Russian support against protests

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  • about 1 year ago
  • 24:19

The man called “Europe’s last dictator” asks for Vladimir Putin’s help, as anti-government demonstrations gain momentum. Meanwhile, international leaders mark Victory in Japan Day, and the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. And a restaurant in China is forced to apologise, after telling its patrons to weigh themselves before ordering.