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

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    • 3.8, 135 Ratings

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

    Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate

    Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate

    The former California attorney-general had long been considered the front runner for the role. Also: opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya fled Belarus "for sake of her children", and Mauritius fears a stranded ship that is leaking oil may "break in two".

    • 28 min
    Global Covid-19 cases top 20 million

    Global Covid-19 cases top 20 million

    Russia approves its own vaccine for use, but international experts are sceptical. Also: The main opposition candidate flees Belarus for 'sake of her children', and Benin restores statues to slave traders.

    • 27 min
    Lebanon cabinet resigns as anger over blast mounts

    Lebanon cabinet resigns as anger over blast mounts

    The Lebanese prime minister announced the move in a TV address as clashes continued in Beirut for a third day. Also: Trump says someone shot near White House, and the website that creates the sounds of the office for those working from home.

    • 31 min
    Belarus opposition disputes leader's landslide win

    Belarus opposition disputes leader's landslide win

    President Lukashenko accuses foreign-inspired agitators of sparking violence. Also: HK tycoon arrested under security law, and the poem published 100 years late.

    • 25 min
    Clashes erupt after disputed Belarus election

    Clashes erupt after disputed Belarus election

    A state TV exit poll showed a victory for President Alexander Lukashenko but the opposition cried foul. Also: more protests in Beirut as international donors pledge aid, and who owned the old pair of round rimmed spectacles that are now up for auction?

    • 26 min
    Lebanese army retakes government buildings stormed by protestors

    Lebanese army retakes government buildings stormed by protestors

    The demonstrators in Beirut had earlier entered government ministries venting their anger at politicians who they blame for Tuesday's devastating explosion. Also:  President Trump signs executive orders extending Covid-19 economic relief, and an oil spill in Mauritius is threatening an ecological disaster.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
135 Ratings

135 Ratings

Henr3yuuuuu ,

Excellent news - crappy navigation

Excellent content for a truly global update during the commute to and from work. But why is it so hard to get the latest episode playing instead of continuing playing some former episode that I had to brake off mid-way! Very annoying stuff - special may when driving ....

jo Reunion ,

What’s going on ?

This is a great podcast but it has recently stopped working on my IPhone ? Is it just me?

Rogerrog ,

Excellent

It presents a picture of the news that I feel I can trust

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