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

    Pressure grows on Belarusian president to resign

    Pressure grows on Belarusian president to resign

    Alexander Lukashenko’s opponents say his regime’s “hours are numbered” after five days of anti-government protest. Meanwhile, the leader of Hezbollah threatens to take action if Israel is responsible for last week’s devastating explosion in Beirut. And we look at the US government’s censorship of climate scientists.

    • 32 min
    Belarus: 'Widespread torture' inflicted on jailed protesters

    Belarus: 'Widespread torture' inflicted on jailed protesters

    Freed detainees have given details of beatings during days in custody that Amnesty International said suggested "torture" on a significant scale. Also: The president of Mozambique, visits a province where the army is fighting Islamist insurgents, and the latest move against the murder hornets.

    • 30 min
    Israel and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to fully normalise relations

    Israel and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to fully normalise relations

    The deal involves Israel suspending its plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank. Also: Washington suspends all private charter flights to Cuba, and DNA analysis of the Siberian woolly rhino gives new clues to the reason for its extinction.

    • 24 min
    Women form ‘solidarity chains’ in Belarus protests

    Women form ‘solidarity chains’ in Belarus protests

    Many dressed in white as they called for an end to police brutality. Several strikes have also been reported at state-owned factories in protest against President Lukashenko. Also: the Chinese president launches a clean plate campaign to reduce food waste, and why Donald Trump is demanding more powerful showers.

    • 28 min
    Harris joins Biden at first event as running mate

    Harris joins Biden at first event as running mate

    Joe Biden has formally introduced Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential pick at a rally in Delaware. Senator Harris said four years of Donald Trump's presidency had left America 'in tatters'. Also in this edition: Beirut’s broken hospitals – and the day Margaret Thatcher came face-to-face with the BBC’s African Service.

    • 30 min
    Belarus: police clash with demonstrators for third night

    Belarus: police clash with demonstrators for third night

    Violence reported in Minsk and several other cities. A BBC crew has been attacked by police, who've been accused of brutality. Also, UK slides into recession due to impact of pandemic, and how prehistoric humans worked together to find food and share it.

    • 30 min

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