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

    Coronavirus threatens to push Japan into recession

    Coronavirus threatens to push Japan into recession

    Analysts are concerned travel restrictions, which have led to a sharp drop in tourism from China, will cause Japan's economy to contract further. General Motors scraps the historic Holden car brand in Australia. A Spanish actor is being tried for insulting God.

    • 28 min
    Americans from virus cruise ship leave Japan

    Americans from virus cruise ship leave Japan

    Hundreds will be quarantined in the US, while 40 confirmed cases will be treated in Japan. Also: Elton John halts concert due to pneumonia, and turning human corpses into compost for green burials.

    • 28 min
    Coronavirus: First death confirmed in Europe

    Coronavirus: First death confirmed in Europe

    The victim was an 80-year-old man from China's Hubei province. Chinese officials say the coronavirus outbreak is generally under control but the World Health Organisation insists it's too early to predict whether it will become a global epidemic. Also, Europeans and Americans hold different views on the health of the Western alliance at the annual Munich Security Conference. And, how an overnight trans-European sleeper train could be part of the solution for climate change.

    • 29 min
    1,700 Chinese health care workers infected with Coronavirus

    1,700 Chinese health care workers infected with Coronavirus

    China's National Health Commission says there's high pressure on doctors and nurses, also a short truce could be in sight in Afghanistan and some different Valentine's Day events

    • 27 min
    Coronavirus: New China figures reveal toll on medical staff

    Coronavirus: New China figures reveal toll on medical staff

    Chinese officials have given figures for health workers infected with the new virus. More than 1700 have fallen ill and at least 6 have died. Also, concern over plight of people fleeing across Mediterranean from Libya to Europe, and how an iconic photo was taken - showing Earth from deep space.

    • 31 min
    Thousands of Syrians camp in freezing conditions

    Thousands of Syrians camp in freezing conditions

    The UN says 800,000 have been displaced since December in the government offensive in northwestern Syria. Also: The row over whether music festivals book enough female performers, and what one Russian grandmother thinks of President Putin.

    • 30 min

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