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

    Brazil warns of a health system 'close to collapse'

    Brazil warns of a health system 'close to collapse'

    Officials in Manaus say hospitals are failing as a new Covid strain fuels infections. Also: France tightens its Covid curfew, and why the number 39 is so unpopular in Afghanistan.

    • 30 min
    Washington takes stock after vote to impeach Donald Trump

    Washington takes stock after vote to impeach Donald Trump

    President-elect Biden welcomes the vote but doesn't want trial to delay urgent business. Mr Trump was impeached for inciting insurrection, after his supporters attacked Congress to stop it confirming his election defeat. Also: Uganda elections - Bobi Wine takes on Yoweri Museveni, and in Indonesia archaeologists find world's oldest animal cave painting.

    • 31 min
    Historic second impeachment for President Trump

    Historic second impeachment for President Trump

    Ten Republicans joined the Democrats in the House of Representatives in finding the president guilty of inciting insurrection through his words to his supporters shortly before they stormed the US Capitol building a week ago. He’ll face a Senate trial next, but what does it mean for his political influence? Also: How Indonesia's vaccination programme is giving priority to its working population, and the Duchess's new venture as a romantic novelist.

    • 28 min
    Trump faces second impeachment vote

    Trump faces second impeachment vote

    US politicians debate whether to charge President over his supporters' riot at Capitol. A growing number of Republicans have voiced support for impeachment. Also, trial begins of hundreds of alleged members of Italy's biggest mafia group, and do zebras' stripes help them evade their enemies ?

    • 30 min
    President Trump dismisses moves to impeach him as a witch hunt

    President Trump dismisses moves to impeach him as a witch hunt

    Mr Trump said his speech urging supporters to march on Congress was totally appropriate. Also: Britain and Canada announce sanctions on companies which profit from China's persecution of its Uighur minority, and farewell to Inji, the world's oldest orangutan, who's died at the age of 61.

    • 29 min
    Uganda Elections: Opposition leader says military raided his home

    Uganda Elections: Opposition leader says military raided his home

    The incident comes just two days before Ugandans vote in a general election following a campaign marked by violence which has killed dozens of people. Also: an Indonesian search team has recovered a black box flight recorder from the airliner which crashed on Saturday, and we hear from one of the advocates who assisted the defence team of Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row in America, after her execution is postponed just hours before it’s due to be held.

    • 29 min

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