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

    Biden frustrated as OPEC cuts oil production

    Biden frustrated as OPEC cuts oil production

    The US President said it was short-sighted and showed the oil cartel was aligned with Russia. Also; President Putin signs a decree taking ownership of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, and, the WHO issues an alert for medicines potentially linked to the death of dozens of children in the Gambia.

    • 31 min
    Indonesia football crush: President visits victims of stadium tragedy

    Indonesia football crush: President visits victims of stadium tragedy

    Joko Widodo orders an audit of all the country's football stadiums. Also: Somalia is in the grip of the worst drought in 40 years; and is Russia's illegal annexation of eastern Ukraine creating a new Iron Curtain?

    • 26 min
    Ukraine recaptures southern villages from Russians

    Ukraine recaptures southern villages from Russians

    President Zelensky said Ukrainian forces had made "fast powerful movements" in the south. Also: clashes between police and protestors in the Iranian city of Zahedan have in recent days claimed scores of lives, and the country music singer Loretta Lynn has died aged ninety.

    • 27 min
    North Korea fires a ballistic missile over Japan

    North Korea fires a ballistic missile over Japan

    Sirens and text alerts woke people in the north of the country urging them to seek shelter. Also, the UN appeals for aid to control water-borne diseases in Pakistan, and Ukraine makes a breakthrough against Russia in south.

    • 28 min
    Ukraine makes more military gains

    Ukraine makes more military gains

    Russian-backed officials have acknowledged that Ukrainian forces have made significant gains in the past two days in the southern Kherson region of Ukraine. Also: Iran's Supreme leader blames unrest on US and Israel; and Kim Kardashian is fined more than $1m for illegally promoting a cryptocurrency online.

    • 27 min
    Russia ‘will make objective judgment’ about nuclear weapons

    Russia ‘will make objective judgment’ about nuclear weapons

    The Kremlin was responding after the leader of Chechnya said low yield nuclear weapons should be considered. Also: A major u-turn by the British government to scrap a controversial plan to cut taxes for the highest earners, and Egyptologists make a 'dream discovery'.

    • 30 min

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