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

    WHO says there's a 'narrowing window' to contain virus outbreak

    WHO says there's a 'narrowing window' to contain virus outbreak

    The World Health Organization says the number of Covid-19 cases with no clear link to China is a concern. Also: US and Afghan Taliban start partial truce, and the buzz around brainy bees.

    • 27 min
    Coronavirus: South Korea 'emergency' measures as infections increase

    Coronavirus: South Korea 'emergency' measures as infections increase

    The country's army is on lockdown after several soldiers tested positive. After Hanau attacks, Germany boosts security amid far-right threat. Lesotho's Prime Minister fails to appear in court to face charges of murdering his estranged wife.

    • 27 min
    Trump Ally Roger Stone sentenced to prison.

    Trump Ally Roger Stone sentenced to prison.

    President Trump's former adviser Roger Stone is sentenced to forty months in prison for lying to Congress; Angela Merkel leads condemnation of an attack by a far right extremist that left nine dead; A special bracelet designed to switch off any prying Alexa speaker

    • 31 min
    Germany: Suspected far-right extremist kills 9 people in gun-attack

    Germany: Suspected far-right extremist kills 9 people in gun-attack

    Police investigate background of gunman who carried out mass-killing in western Germany. Most of his victims had migrant backgrounds.

    Also, South Korea becomes latest focus of global concern over coronavirus, and Swiss prosecutors bring corruption charges against two leading figures in world of football.

    • 30 min
    Optimistic signs over global Coronavirus crisis

    Optimistic signs over global Coronavirus crisis

    Japan rejects criticism of its handling of the coronavirus cruise ship; More bad news for Boeing after debris is found in the fuel tanks of brand new 737 Max aircraft; Could ammonia prove the green alternative to diesel to transform the world's shipping industry?

    • 29 min
    Coronavirus: ‘Quarantined’ cruise ship criticised by experts

    Coronavirus: ‘Quarantined’ cruise ship criticised by experts

    Japan is facing mounting international criticism of its response to the outbreak on the ship, the largest outside of mainland China. Also: Controversy at the Brit awards in London as a rapper calls the Prime Minister a racist on live TV, and the new research which claims to explain why modern dating isn’t working.

    • 28 min

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