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

    The WHO complains about the seeming indifference of rich countries

    The WHO complains about the seeming indifference of rich countries

    The World Health Organisation that estimates millions of health workers are still unvaccinated and says that rich countries don't care. Also: Queen Elisabeth spends a night in hospital, and Donald Trump announces plans to launch a new social media network.

    • 26 min
    Leak reveals lobbying to change key climate report

    Leak reveals lobbying to change key climate report

    Countries are asking the UN to play down the need to move rapidly away from fossil fuels. Also: WHO says jab inequity means COVID-19 pandemic will drag on, and when did the Vikings arrive in the New World?

    • 30 min
    Brazil parliament committee condemns Bolsonaro's handling of pandemic

    Brazil parliament committee condemns Bolsonaro's handling of pandemic

    It recommends he face a series of charges including crimes against humanity. Also, Kenya's president lifts a nationwide coronavirus curfew introduced 18 months ago, and new research into why the woolly mammoth died out suggests humans may be less to blame than previously thought.

    • 30 min
    Deadly attack in central Damascus

    Deadly attack in central Damascus

    Fourteen military personnel killed in army bus bombings in the Syrian capital Damascus.. Also, pig kidney human transplant, Real Madrid striker on trial in sex tape case and Netflix sued after internet traffic surge from Squid Game.

    • 35 min
    Ethiopia: Federal and Tigrayan troops prepare for an existential fight

    Ethiopia: Federal and Tigrayan troops prepare for an existential fight

    After months of relative peace, the Ethiopian government is reported to be sending busloads of poorly equipped soldiers to the front lines. Also, Chinese officials offer a $23,000 reward for a man who pulled off a daring prison escape. And in Spain, drones will be used to try to rescue three dogs from an erupting volcano.

    • 29 min
    Poland's PM accuses EU of 'blackmail' in row over rule of law

    Poland's PM accuses EU of 'blackmail' in row over rule of law

    Mateusz Morawiecki accused the EU of 'blackmail' during a debate with European Commission Chief Ursula von der Leyen. The clash followed a ruling by a top Polish court, which rejected key sections of EU law. Also, crisis in Romania as it records one of the world's highest Covid mortality-rates, and we meet Eric Zemmour - the politician who may challenge Marine Le Pen for leadership of France's far-Right.

    • 29 min

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