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

    Trump signs order targeting social media giants

    Trump signs order targeting social media giants

    The US president's move follows a decision by Twitter to add a "fact-check" notice to his tweets. Also: Moscow more than doubles Covid-19 death tolls, and scientists in Peru discover a population of Chinchilla rats -- thought to have been extinct.

    • 31 min
    China passes controversial Hong Kong law

    China passes controversial Hong Kong law

    The law allows China's intelligence agencies to be present in the territory. Also: Workers protest at plans to close Nissan factory in Spain, and the spike in coronavirus cases in South Korea.

    • 29 min
    US coronavirus deaths top 100,000

    US coronavirus deaths top 100,000

    The United States has seen more deaths and infections than any other country. Also: top Huawei executive suffers US extradition ruling, and the big day for Nasa and SpaceX hindered by the weather.

    • 29 min
    Hong Kong: Police use force to disperse new wave of protests

    Hong Kong: Police use force to disperse new wave of protests

    Police arrest hundreds of demonstrators angry over new laws planned by Beijing. These include a bill penalising any insult against the Chinese national anthem, and new security measures. Also, a warning that Coronavirus crisis may affect young people throughout their working lives, and a Pakistani pigeon is held by India on charges of spying.

    • 26 min
    Coronavirus: Is Latin America the new epicentre?

    Coronavirus: Is Latin America the new epicentre?

    Brazil is now second only to the US in the number of confirmed cases and the rate of infection is increasing. Also: how billions of years of evolution is under threat from humans, and JK Rowling reveals her first non-Harry Potter children's book.

    • 29 min
    Hong Kong leader dismisses concerns over security law

    Hong Kong leader dismisses concerns over security law

    Carrie Lam says the new law proposed by China will protect the law-abiding majority. Critics say it will curtail civil rights. Also: Egypt doctors accuse government over medics' deaths and Stanley Ho, Hong Kong's 'King of Gambling' dies aged 98.

    • 24 min

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