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

    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
    US exceeds 3 million coronavirus cases

    US exceeds 3 million coronavirus cases

    Despite surges in new infections, the White House wants to reopen schools. Also: UN warns Yemen is threatened by famine, and Brazil's president repeats support for antimalarial drug to fight Covid-19.

    • 29 min
    China opens new security office in Hong Kong

    China opens new security office in Hong Kong

    Beijing opens office to enforce stringent new national security laws in the territory. Shortly afterwards, Hong Kong's government bans all political activity in schools. Also, world-famous writers denounce 'cancel culture' as threat to free speech, and test cricket resumes - but with a difference.

    • 29 min

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