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

    Jamal Khashoggi: US says Saudi prince approved Khashoggi killing

    Jamal Khashoggi: US says Saudi prince approved Khashoggi killing

    A US intelligence report has found that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the murder of exiled journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. The report said this conclusion was based on the crown prince's absolute control over the security apparatus, and his willingness to use violence to silence critics. Also, Myanmar's ambassador to the UN has condemned the military coup in his country and has sided strongly with mass protests, and we hear why fish in Kenya are dying in large numbers.

    • 29 min
    Nigeria: More than 300 schoolgirls kidnapped

    Nigeria: More than 300 schoolgirls kidnapped

    Unidentified gunmen abducted the girls in early morning from a school in Zamfara state. This is latest in a series of attacks targeting schools in northern Nigeria in recent years. Also, court rules that British-born IS recruit Shamima Begum cannot return to UK from Syria, and BBC investigation finds portions of Brazil's Amazon rainforest being sold illegally on internet.

    • 30 min
    EU leaders vow to speed up vaccine production

    EU leaders vow to speed up vaccine production

    Greece and Austria are urging other EU states to adopt coronavirus vaccination "passports". Also: jailed Putin critic Alexei Navalny "moved out of Moscow remand centre", and the black browed babbler bird is not extinct after all.

    • 29 min
    Armenian leader denounces 'attempted coup'

    Armenian leader denounces 'attempted coup'

    PM Nikol Pashinyan leads crowds of supporters after the army says he must resign. Also: how elephants in zoos are helping their relatives in the wild, and the pandemic's impact on the German language.

    • 30 min
    US says report on Khashoggi murder in Saudi consulate expected 'soon'

    US says report on Khashoggi murder in Saudi consulate expected 'soon'

    A US intelligence report on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a Saudi consulate in Istanbul will be published soon. Also: single-shot Covid-19 vaccine ‘stable and effective’, and Van Gogh painting on show for the first time.

    • 30 min
    Covid: WHO's Covax scheme delivers first vaccines

    Covid: WHO's Covax scheme delivers first vaccines

    Ghana is first nation to receive Coronavirus vaccines through sharing initiative. Covax scheme aims to encourage richer countries to share vaccines with poorer nations. Also, German court jails Syrian former intelligence agent for complicity in crimes against humanity, and the Texan truck-driver who rescued hundreds of people stranded by ferocious winter storm.

    • 29 min

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