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

    Trump Ally Roger Stone sentenced to prison.

    Trump Ally Roger Stone sentenced to prison.

    President Trump's former adviser Roger Stone is sentenced to forty months in prison for lying to Congress; Angela Merkel leads condemnation of an attack by a far right extremist that left nine dead; A special bracelet designed to switch off any prying Alexa speaker

    • 31 min
    Germany: Suspected far-right extremist kills 9 people in gun-attack

    Germany: Suspected far-right extremist kills 9 people in gun-attack

    Police investigate background of gunman who carried out mass-killing in western Germany. Most of his victims had migrant backgrounds.

    Also, South Korea becomes latest focus of global concern over coronavirus, and Swiss prosecutors bring corruption charges against two leading figures in world of football.

    • 30 min
    Optimistic signs over global Coronavirus crisis

    Optimistic signs over global Coronavirus crisis

    Japan rejects criticism of its handling of the coronavirus cruise ship; More bad news for Boeing after debris is found in the fuel tanks of brand new 737 Max aircraft; Could ammonia prove the green alternative to diesel to transform the world's shipping industry?

    • 29 min
    Coronavirus: ‘Quarantined’ cruise ship criticised by experts

    Coronavirus: ‘Quarantined’ cruise ship criticised by experts

    Japan is facing mounting international criticism of its response to the outbreak on the ship, the largest outside of mainland China. Also: Controversy at the Brit awards in London as a rapper calls the Prime Minister a racist on live TV, and the new research which claims to explain why modern dating isn’t working.

    • 28 min
    Bloomberg to join Democrat debate

    Bloomberg to join Democrat debate

    Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg will take part in a nomination debate for the first time on Wednesday. Also: The judge in the Harvey Weinstein rape case has warned the lead defence lawyer not to talk to the press, and Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed one of his closest advisers.

    • 26 min
    Fresh Chinese data on Covid-19 fatality rates

    Fresh Chinese data on Covid-19 fatality rates

    Health officials in China say Coronavirus shows a fatality rate of two point three per cent; Europe's biggest bank, HSBC, says it will axe 35.000 jobs, after pre- tax profits fell by a third last year; We hear what it's like to get caught up in a swarm of locusts as South Sudan braces for their arrival...

    • 28 min

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