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

    Europe's top football clubs form breakaway super-league

    Europe's top football clubs form breakaway super-league

    At least twelve European football clubs have signed up despite warnings from UEFA. Also: Moscow announces tit for tat diplomatic expulsions in an escalating row with the Czech Republic, and how to get into good habits and help your health during a pandemic by doing just one thing.

    • 29 min
    Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, is laid to rest

    Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, is laid to rest

    The funeral in Windsor was attended by thirty members of the British royal family. Also: the Czech government expels eighteen Russian diplomats, accusing Moscow of blowing up an arms depot seven years ago; and NASA chooses Elon Musk's SpaceX company to help get humans back to the moon.

    • 27 min
    Russia retaliates for US diplomatic expulsions

    Russia retaliates for US diplomatic expulsions

    Moscow expels ten diplomats and blacklists eight US officials after the US imposed sanctions. Also: Raul Castro steps down as Cuban communist leader, and "whitest ever" paint reflects 98% of sunlight.

    • 28 min
    Hong Kong: Several leading pro-democracy activists are jailed

    Hong Kong: Several leading pro-democracy activists are jailed

    Media tycoon Jimmy Lai among prominent campaigners who've been given prison sentences. The verdicts come as Beijing cracks down on Hong Kong's rights and freedoms. Also, eight people killed in mass-shooting in Indianapolis, and why research on monkey embryos has generated much interest - and deep controversy.

    • 29 min
    US imposes sanctions on Russia for cyber-attacks

    US imposes sanctions on Russia for cyber-attacks

    The US says the measures, which target dozens of Russian entities and officials, aim to deter "Russia's harmful foreign activities". Also: ex-officer Chauvin will not testify in his defence, and the French president visits Notre Dame cathedral two years after fire.

    • 32 min
    Covid-19 surge in India

    Covid-19 surge in India

    The virus is spreading faster in India than anywhere else in the world. Also: the US expels ten Russian diplomats and imposes sanctions, and researchers say magic mushrooms could treat depression.

    • 28 min

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