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

    President Macron says political change is needed in Lebanon

    President Macron says political change is needed in Lebanon

    The French President made the comments on a visit to an area devastated by the explosion. Also: tougher internal border restrictions are being introduced in Australia to curb the spread of Covid-19, and social media networks push back against President Trump after he says children are "almost immune" to the coronavirus.

    • 28 min
    Anger in Beirut at failure to prevent devastating explosion

    Anger in Beirut at failure to prevent devastating explosion

    The governing elite of Lebanon is coming under unprecedented attack after an explosion in the capital on Tuesday, which killed at least 135 people. Also: emergency departments in the US state of Mississippi are overflowing with Covid-19 patients, and the French Government pledges millions of dollars to save the country's wine industry.

    • 32 min
    Rescue workers in Beirut search for missing bodies after explosion

    Rescue workers in Beirut search for missing bodies after explosion

    The blast killed more than 100 people and injured thousands. Also: Indian prime minister lays the foundation stone for a Hindu temple on a long-disputed religious site, and why there are more emperor penguins in the Antarctic than we previously thought.

    • 32 min
    Beirut blasts: Dozens dead and thousands injured in unexplained explosions

    Beirut blasts: Dozens dead and thousands injured in unexplained explosions

    At least 78 people are dead and around 4,000 injured. Also: the BBC gets a rare look inside a Chinese ‘re-education’ camp for Uighur muslims and hears accounts of torture, and the man who found out aged 24 that his father was the world famous drug lord, Pablo Escobar.

    • 31 min
    Hefty fines for lockdown rule-breakers in Australia

    Hefty fines for lockdown rule-breakers in Australia

    On-the-spot fines of more than 3 thousand US dollars for breaking isolation rules in the Australian state of Victoria, as military and police get tough with dissenters. Also: fears that new ID rules for voting in Ghana could deter some voters, and in Italy a Grand Slam great interrupts girls playing rooftop tennis.

    • 28 min
    Spain's ex-King Juan Carlos leaves the country

    Spain's ex-King Juan Carlos leaves the country

    This comes weeks after the embattled former King was linked to an inquiry into alleged corruption. Also: red card for footballers caught deliberately coughing, and other mammals lose out in panda conservative drive.

    • 28 min

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