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

    Peru's new president is sworn in

    Peru's new president is sworn in

    Pedro Castillo pledges to help the poor and tackle the pandemic. Also: Ethnic Serbs in Bosnia boycott parliament over a new law banning genocide denial, and a woman is jailed for swapping diamonds worth millions with pebbles.

    • 29 min
    Macron says France 'owes debt' to Polynesia over nuclear tests

    Macron says France 'owes debt' to Polynesia over nuclear tests

    French President spoke while visiting French island territories in Pacific. France has carried out over 200 nuclear tests across the region. Also, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says Afghanistan risks becoming 'pariah state' as Taliban continue to seize territory, and Portugal holds funeral for 'Otelo' - the man who oversaw a coup that paved the way for democracy.

    • 30 min
    US policeman feared death in Capitol riots

    US policeman feared death in Capitol riots

    Officers on duty when Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol give tearful testimony at an inquiry. Also, the American gymnast Simone Biles pulls out of the Olympic team competition over mental health issues; the former Spanish king's ex-lover claims he used the intelligence service to spy on her; and the world's largest star sapphire cluster is discovered in a Sri Lankan backyard.

    • 28 min
    Hong Kong man guilty in first national security law trial

    Hong Kong man guilty in first national security law trial

    The 24-year-old had flown a flag with a protest slogan while riding a motorcycle into police officers in Hong Kong. Also: Vatican cardinal on trial in $142m fraud case, and do you like and appreciate insects?

    • 29 min
    Tunisian president accused of coup after firing PM

    Tunisian president accused of coup after firing PM

    Months of tension over Covid and the economy culminate in the sacking of the PM. Also: scientists don't know why Covid cases in the UK are plummeting, and how female athletes are giving short shrift to officials telling them what to wear.

    • 29 min
    Tunisia: PM is sacked after violent Covid protests

    Tunisia: PM is sacked after violent Covid protests

    President Kais Saied has sacked Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and says he's taken over. This follows angry nationwide protests on Sunday over the government's handling of the pandemic. Also, civilian casualties in Afghanistan are at a record level, and a disturbing report on the treatment of women in Britain's armed forces.

    • 27 min

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