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

    Italy's far-right set to win election

    Italy's far-right set to win election

    Giorgia Meloni is on course to be Italy's first female PM, and the country's first far-right leader since Benito Mussolini. Also: Cuba's referendum on same-sex marriage; and how difficult will it be for football fans to find accommodation during the World Cup in Qatar?

    • 32 min
    Hundreds arrested at anti-war protests in Russia since President Putin called up reservists to fight in Ukraine

    Hundreds arrested at anti-war protests in Russia since President Putin called up reservists to fight in Ukraine

    There've been a series of protests in Russia since President Putin announced that three hundred thousand reservists would be sent to fight in Ukraine. Also: scores killed during clashes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and storm Ian delays launch of Nasa's moon rocket.

    • 24 min
    International condemnation over sham referendums in occupied Ukraine

    International condemnation over sham referendums in occupied Ukraine

    Ukrainians have reported armed soldiers going door-to-door in occupied parts of the country to collect votes for self-styled "referendums" on joining Russia. Also: the pound plunges after mini-budget in the UK, and the tennis star Roger Federer plays his last professional match.

    • 31 min
    Moscow staging referendums in four occupied areas of Ukraine

    Moscow staging referendums in four occupied areas of Ukraine

    They're being seen in the West as an attempt to legitimise Russian annexation. Also researchers say a new type of cancer therapy that uses a common virus to destroy harmful cells is showing promise, and the awarding-winning author Hilary Mantel -- whose novels brought to life the political intrigues of Tudor England -- has died at the age of seventy.

    • 33 min
    Ukraine issues global warning over Russian aggression

    Ukraine issues global warning over Russian aggression

    The foreign minister says no nation should feel safe until Russia's behaviour is punished. Also: the US slaps sanctions on Iran's morality police as demonstrations sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini continue, and we look at the woman tipped to become Italy's next prime minister.

    • 32 min
    Iranian deaths rise as protest crackdown continues

    Iranian deaths rise as protest crackdown continues

    Women led demonstrations are spreading across the country. Also, Russians jet off to Serbia to escape mobilisation for the war in Ukraine and a former Chinese justice minister is given a suspended death sentence for receiving millions of dollars in bribes.

    • 23 min

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