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

    US Senate passes landmark climate and healthcare bill

    US Senate passes landmark climate and healthcare bill

    The legislation includes billions of dollars to fight climate change. Also: Hopes as Gaza ceasefire comes into effect, and Carlo Bonomi - the voice of Pingu the penguin dies at the age of 85.

    • 30 min
    'Russian rockets damaged part of nuclear plant at Zaporizhzhia'

    'Russian rockets damaged part of nuclear plant at Zaporizhzhia'

    Ukraine says Russian rockets hit part of the giant nuclear plant but Russia blames Ukraine for it. Also: Gaza death toll rises as Israel targets militants, and The Seekers lead singer Judith Durham dies aged 79.

    • 27 min
    Israel strikes Gaza killing top militant

    Israel strikes Gaza killing top militant

    Palestinian militants from Islamic Jihad fire dozens of rockets into Israel in response. Also; Russia and Ukraine say shells have hit the site of Europe's biggest nuclear power plant, at Zaporizhzhia, and the busiest climbing season ever for K2 the savage killer mountain.

    • 30 min
    China halts co-operation with US over climate change and defence

    China halts co-operation with US over climate change and defence

    It's in retaliation for Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, as China continues its military show of force for a second day. Also: what are Russian forces up to at Ukraine's largest nuclear power plant? And the Bangladeshi man arrested for singing out of tune.

    • 26 min
    Russia jails Griner for nine years

    Russia jails Griner for nine years

    President Biden says Washington will use all means possible to guarantee the double Olympic gold medallist basketball player's release. Also; vigilantes in a South African township have been hunting down illegal mine workers days after a gang rape in an abandoned mine, and, the pioneering Jamaican film, The Harder They Come, returns to the cinema 50 years after its debut.

    • 31 min
    Japan says Chinese missiles have landed in its territory

    Japan says Chinese missiles have landed in its territory

    Beijing is conducting live fire exercises around Taiwan after Nancy Pelosi's visit. Also: temperatures in parts of Iraq have risen above fifty degrees Celsius, and tourists flock to see a volcano erupt in Iceland.

    • 29 min

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