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

    Epstein ex girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell charged

    Epstein ex girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell charged

    The British socialite is accused of grooming underage girls for the late sex-offender Jeffrey Epstein. She has previously denied wrongdoing. Also: Texas governor mandates the wearing of face masks, and no, a human year isn't equivalent to 7 "dog years".

    • 30 min
    Myanmar jade mine landslide kills more than 100

    Myanmar jade mine landslide kills more than 100

    A wave of mud and rock was triggered by heavy rain in Kachin state. Also: hundreds arrested after police in Europe crack EncroChat, and a man from Argentina sails solo across the Atlantic to reach his family during lockdown.

    • 24 min
    Early results show Putin strongly backed in reform vote

    Early results show Putin strongly backed in reform vote

    Victory would allow the Russian president to stay in power until 2036. Also: California closes bars and indoor dining after Covid-19 spike, and the core of a gas planet is seen for the first time.

    • 31 min
    Hong Kong: First arrests made under new 'anti-protest' law

    Hong Kong: First arrests made under new 'anti-protest' law

    Police seize dozens of demonstrators under new law imposed by Beijing. Pro-democracy protests were held to mark 23 years since end of British rule. Also, Russians vote in referendum which could give President Putin another 16 years in office, and why residents of a US city are urged to 'walk with Shawn'.

    • 26 min
    Fauci warns of 100,000 US Covid-19 cases per day

    Fauci warns of 100,000 US Covid-19 cases per day

    The US infectious disease expert, Anthony Fauci, has said that unless the country manages to control the spread of the coronavirus, the infection rate could more than double to 100,000 cases a day from its current level of 40,000. Also: an explosion and a fire at a hospital in the Iranian capital has killed a number of people, and koalas face extinction in New South Wales.

    • 31 min
    China approves controversial Security Law.

    China approves controversial Security Law.

    Chinese president, Xi Jinping, signs security law providing new powers over Hong Kong; The King of Belgium has issued an unprecedented statement of regret for atrocities inflicted during colonial times in Congo; New research into child development says there is one crucial thing parents can do to improve the future temperament of their offspring...

    • 27 min

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