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

    US Haiti envoy quits over 'inhumane' deportations

    US Haiti envoy quits over 'inhumane' deportations

    Daniel Foote said he resigned in protest at the treatment of Haitian migrants. Also, the main candidates to be German Chancellor have clashed in a final TV debate before the election, and scientists say a fossilised rib bone discovered in Morocco is part of the oldest armoured dinosaur ever discovered.

    • 30 min
    Syria: Charity says wealthy nations have 'abandoned' children of IS fighters

    Syria: Charity says wealthy nations have 'abandoned' children of IS fighters

    Save The Children calls for help for more than 27,000 children in detention-centres. Many are citizens of EU nations, and the charity accuses those countries of failing to have them repatriated. Also, the EU wants new laws pushing for a universal phone-charger, and the BBC investigates how extremism is tainting some of the most popular online games.

    • 31 min
    Biden promises global vaccine help

    Biden promises global vaccine help

    The US President told a virtual Covid-19 summit another 500m doses would go to developing countries. Also: WHO warns air pollution is more dangerous than previously thought; Netflix offers Kenyans free streaming; and could an app cure your fear of spiders?

    • 29 min
    Campaigners welcome China’s coal promise

    Campaigners welcome China’s coal promise

    One group described it as a potential game changer. But the pledge didn't include a ban on new coal-fired power stations in China. Also; parts of Australia are hit by the strongest earthquake in centuries, and Netflix has bought the rights to Roald Dahl’s classic children’s books.

    • 29 min
    China pledges to stop building coal-fired power stations overseas

    China pledges to stop building coal-fired power stations overseas

    The leaders of China and the US - Xi Jinping and Joe Biden - have announced new commitments to tackle climate change at the UN General Assembly. Also: there are further signs that the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region is spreading to neighbouring areas, and why was an athlete disqualified after running a half-marathon in England?

    • 29 min
    Salisbury poisonings: Third man to face charges over Novichok attack

    Salisbury poisonings: Third man to face charges over Novichok attack

    Third Russian to be charged over 2018 poisonings in UK which left one person dead. British police believe all three suspects worked for GRU - Russia's military intelligence service. Also, Sudan blames 'forces of darkness' for failed coup attempt, and Pakistani PM Imran Khan says a ban on women's education in Afghanistan would be 'un-Islamic'.

    • 29 min

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