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

    US jobs fall short of expectations

    US jobs fall short of expectations

    Employers hired 266,000 people in the US last month, despite a $1.9tn stimulus package. Also: WHO approves Chinese covid vaccine, and California condors swoop on home.

    • 30 min
    India: Communities take action to tackle Covid crisis

    India: Communities take action to tackle Covid crisis

    Sikhs in Delhi convert temple into hospital for Covid patients. And Supreme Court orders government to supply 700 metric tonnes of oxygen to capital's hospitals every day. Also, UN urges Brazil to investigate police raid which resulted in at least 25 deaths, and the refugee athletes who dream of Olympic glory - despite having no country to represent.

    • 30 min
    WHO: India accounts for nearly half of Covid-19 cases

    WHO: India accounts for nearly half of Covid-19 cases

    More than 4,000 Indians have died in 24 hours, and some experts say the real Covid-19 figures could be much higher. Also, South Africa’s governing ANC party is plunged into a power struggle. And Malawi’s government orders refugees to move to a camp, after decades of integration in society.

    • 28 min
    Blinken: US will respond to 'reckless' Russian acts

    Blinken: US will respond to 'reckless' Russian acts

    The US Secretary of State urged Moscow to end its 'reckless and aggressive' actions to Ukraine. Also: the Ugandan former child soldier sentenced to 25 years in jail by the International Criminal Court, and the plight of women in Afghanistan.

    • 27 min
    Facebook's Trump ban upheld for now

    Facebook's Trump ban upheld for now

    Facebook’s Oversight Board however criticised the permanent nature of the ban and ordered the site to review the decision and “justify a proportionate response” that is applied to everyone. Also: the World Health Organisation sets up a global intelligence centre in Berlin to identify future pandemics, and scientists have uncovered what may be Africa's oldest ceremonial human burial 78,000 years ago.

    • 28 min
    Myanmar: Opposition say they'll create armed protection force

    Myanmar: Opposition say they'll create armed protection force

    Opponents of military coup have announced setting up of armed wing. This follows months of clashes with security forces, in which more than 700 demonstrators have been killed. Also, entire Indian delegation at G7 talks in London must self-isolate after Covid cases detected, and how Napoleon's controversial legacy still divides France 200 years after his death.

    • 28 min

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