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

    African leaders welcome Kenya's peaceful election

    African leaders welcome Kenya's peaceful election

    Uganda, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe congratulate William Ruto who has been declared president - but the opposition leader Raila Odinga rejects the result. Also: A NZ family find human remains in suitcases they bought at auction, and the bid to bring the Tasmanian tiger back from extinction.

    • 29 min
    Kenya's opposition leader rejects presidential election result

    Kenya's opposition leader rejects presidential election result

    Raila Odinga says the figures are "null and void" after narrowly losing to William Ruto. Four electoral commissioners say there were significant flaws in the vote tallying process. Also: Russia's Defence Ministry admits that an ammunition depot in Crimea has been damaged by sabotage, and the smoky mouse in Australia - and efforts to protect dozens of threatened species from extinction.

    • 29 min
    William Ruto wins Kenyan election amid drama

    William Ruto wins Kenyan election amid drama

    The announcement was marred by scuffles, claims of vote-rigging and a divided electoral commission. Also: the British proposal to put chips in lawyers' brains to boost their productivity, and answering questions at your own funeral - courtesy of ground-breaking technology.

    • 26 min
    Afghanistan: Taliban marks first anniversary of seizing power

    Afghanistan: Taliban marks first anniversary of seizing power

    Hundreds of armed fighters, supporters and officials take part in parades and celebrations in Kabul and Kandahar. Also: Iran denies it has any links to the man who stabbed Salman Rushdie, and China begins new military drills near Taiwan.

    • 33 min
    NY state governor praises freedom of expression after Rushdie attack

    NY state governor praises freedom of expression after Rushdie attack

    Kathy Hochul said a man with a knife would never silence a man with a pen. Also: a fire has killed dozens at an Egyptian church, and why the Chelsea and Tottenham managers were both sent off in the Premier League.

    • 27 min
    Man charged with attempted murder of Rushdie

    Man charged with attempted murder of Rushdie

    Hadi Matar pleaded not guilty during an appearance in court in New York state. Also; a warning from Ukraine's President Zelensky over the nuclear plant occupied by Russia's invading forces, and, a British family's fight to get their schizophrenic son returned from Jamaica having been deported by the government who say he is a convicted criminal.

    • 31 min

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