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

    WHO says it's too early to declare a global epidemic

    WHO says it's too early to declare a global epidemic

    Coronavirus in China has killed 26 people and infected more than 800; In Iraq, tens of thousands of people march to demand the removal of US troops; There are fears about huge swarms of locusts in East Africa which are destroying crops:

    • 33 min
    China fights to stop new virus spreading

    China fights to stop new virus spreading

    Beijing cancels Lunar New Year celebrations and cities like Wuhan curb public transport. Also: The world remembers Auschwitz, and a 3000 year-old Egyptian priest speaks again

    • 33 min
    China coronavirus: more cities under lockdown

    China coronavirus: more cities under lockdown

    Beijing's palace complex, the Forbidden City,will be closed to the public. The International Court of Justice has ordered measures to prevent the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. World leaders attend a forum in Jerusalem to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.

    • 29 min
    Probe of Saudi crown prince urged over Bezos phone hacking

    Probe of Saudi crown prince urged over Bezos phone hacking

    UN experts say they've seen information suggesting prince may have been involved, also no international health crisis yet over Coronavirus and billionaire helps Zimbabwe's doctors

    • 27 min
    China warns against travel to virus-hit Wuhan

    China warns against travel to virus-hit Wuhan

    China says it is now at the "most critical stage" of prevention and control of the new virus. Also: Saudi Arabia denies that its crown prince was responsible for hacking Amazon boss Jeff Bezos' phone, and why are iguanas falling out of trees in Florida?

    • 28 min
    Trump impeachment trial starts with rule wrangling

    Trump impeachment trial starts with rule wrangling

    Debate on witnesses and evidence marks the start of Senate proceedings. Also: First coronavirus case diagnosed in US, and swimming in freezing Antarctic waters - to save the planet.

    • 26 min

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