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

    Covid 19: South Africa reimposes total alcohol ban

    Covid 19: South Africa reimposes total alcohol ban

    The move is to ease pressure on hospitals struggling to cope with a surge in cases. Also: Florida has record number of new infections in any US state, and the care home in Britain which has been lifting lockdown boredom among elderly residents by recreating famous pop music album covers.

    • 30 min
    Srebrenica: Bosnia marks 25 years since massacre

    Srebrenica: Bosnia marks 25 years since massacre

    Present and former world leaders address the ceremonies. Also: tens of thousands of people demonstrate in eastern Russia after the arrest of a regional leader and, how the performing arts in Germany are coping in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.

    • 27 min
    Turkey turns Hagia Sophia into mosque

    Turkey turns Hagia Sophia into mosque

    President Erdogan signed decree after court ruling, also dramatic rise in deforestation in the Amazon region and the row over facial treatments in the UK

    • 24 min
    Russia's Foreign Minister says there's growing risk of nuclear confrontation

    Russia's Foreign Minister says there's growing risk of nuclear confrontation

    Sergei Lavrov's warning came in an address to an international conference. The nuclear treaty between US and Russia expires next year, but there are doubts that it will be extended. Also, notorious Indian gangster is killed one day after being arrested over deadly attack on police, and Barbados invites people to come there and work from home.

    • 28 min
    Supreme Court: Prosecutors can see Trump taxes

    Supreme Court: Prosecutors can see Trump taxes

    But the court ruled this information did not have to be shared with Congress. Also: Missing Seoul mayor found dead, and Egyptian sex attacks prompt law change.

    • 29 min
    Oxfam: Hunger could be bigger killer than the coronavirus

    Oxfam: Hunger could be bigger killer than the coronavirus

    Disruptions caused by the pandemic may lead to malnutrition in the poorest countries. Also: China says relations with the US are facing their most serious challenge in four decades, and the mayor of the South Korean capital has gone missing.

    • 24 min

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