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

    US troops to leave Afghanistan by 11th of September

    US troops to leave Afghanistan by 11th of September

    President Biden is to announce on Wednesday US troops will leave Afghanistan by mid-September. Also: police chief resigns over black motorist's death in Minnesota, and Mick Jagger tackles the Covid-19 lockdown by writing "Easy Sleazy" song.

    • 28 min
    Ukraine urges NATO to stand up to Russia

    Ukraine urges NATO to stand up to Russia

    Kyiv wants help with Russian 'aggression'; Moscow says its border troops are no threat. Also: Japan approves releasing Fukushima water into the sea, and a new form of tribal warfare in Papua New Guinea.

    • 30 min
    Minneapolis: State of emergency declared

    Minneapolis: State of emergency declared

    The Mayors of Minneapolis and St Paul also impose an overnight curfew in the twin US cities, after unrest that followed the police shooting of a young black man. Also, fears for the health of Russia's opposition leader, Alexei Navalny after 15 kilo weight loss since being sent to prison camp, and W-H-O warns complacency is prolonging the pandemic.

    • 27 min
    Unrest as police shoot a black man near Minneapolis

    Unrest as police shoot a black man near Minneapolis

    Tear gas was fired and an overnight curfew imposed amid anger at the fatal shooting. Also: Iran vows 'to avenge Israeli attack' on its nuclear site, and remembering Yuri Gagarin - the first man in space.

    • 27 min
    Iran says incident at nuclear facility was 'terrorist act'

    Iran says incident at nuclear facility was 'terrorist act'

    Teheran said the plant had been hit by what it called a terrorist act. There’s been no official Israeli comment. Also, the US Secretary of State says he has real concerns about Russia's military build-up on its border with Ukraine, and an iconic Moscow food hall shuts up shop.

    • 29 min
    Prince Philip: Private funeral to be held next week

    Prince Philip: Private funeral to be held next week

    In his first public statement since the Duke of Edinburgh’s death, Prince Charles says his father gave “the most remarkable, devoted service” to his family, to Britain, and to the Commonwealth. Also, thousands of people flee their homes after a volcanic eruption on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent. And a United Nations official warns that Myanmar could be headed toward civil war after February’s military coup.

    • 28 min

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