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

    President Biden warns Covid-19 death toll will soon exceed 500,000

    President Biden warns Covid-19 death toll will soon exceed 500,000

    The US President has promised 100 million vaccinations within his first 100 days in office. Also: China calls for a renewal of cooperation with the United States, and the Mexican Government welcomes a new bill sent to the US Congress.

    • 27 min
    US top infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci addresses the WHO

    US top infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci addresses the WHO

    The top US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci addresses the WHO as the US administration under Biden prioritises its fight against Covid and joins the global vaccine plan. Also: we hear from Central American migrants as they attempt to reach the United States, and we look back at the 1980s HIV Aids pandemic in Britain.

    • 31 min
    Joe Biden sworn in as 46th US president

    Joe Biden sworn in as 46th US president

    He promises to work to heal the bitter political divisions of recent years. Also in this podcast which is entirely devoted to the inauguration, we look at the challenges facing the new administration, how Kamala Harris has made history by becoming the first female, first black, first Asian-American vice-president, how the news of the inauguration is being received around the world, and we ask what next for Donald Trump and his supporters?

    • 29 min
    Trump leaves White House and pledges 'We will be back in some form'

    Trump leaves White House and pledges 'We will be back in some form'

    Donald Trump has departed White House for last time as President. His successor Joe Biden will be inaugurated amid heavy security. Also, we look at Trump's legacy as President, and key challenges facing Biden's administration on the international stage.

    • 30 min
    Donald Trump bids US presidential farewell

    Donald Trump bids US presidential farewell

    He said he was proud of what he'd achieved and asked Americans to pray for the incoming Biden administration. Also: The Italian Senate backs PM in confidence vote, the smart watches being used in the early detection of coronavirus and a new German exhibition about female concentration camp guards.

    • 31 min
    Trump's last day in office

    Trump's last day in office

    We look back at Donald Trump’s four very eventful years as US President. Also: We get an update on the Chinese miners trapped underground for nine days, and Oxford university researchers start tackling antibiotic resistance due to overuse thanks to a multimillion dollar donation.

    • 29 min

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