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

    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
    WHO suspends testing of malaria drug for Covid-19 patients

    WHO suspends testing of malaria drug for Covid-19 patients

    Testing of hydroxychloroquine was put on hold due to safety concerns. Some public figures including President Trump had suggested it could work against Covid-19. Also: the British Prime Minister' chief advisor has said he has no regrets about travelling several hundred kilometres during the coronavirus lockdown, and security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir say they have a pigeon in custody on suspicion of spying for Pakistan.

    • 25 min
    Japan lifts Covid-19 State of Emergency

    Japan lifts Covid-19 State of Emergency

    Japan's Prime Minister ends Tokyo's seven-week long coronavirus state of emergency; A German pensioner wins a landmark court case against the carmaker Volkswagen, and a very special guitar goes on sale

    • 27 min
    Israel’s Prime Minister stands trial over corruption charges

    Israel’s Prime Minister stands trial over corruption charges

    Israel's longest serving Prime Minister has become the first holder of that office to stand trial in a criminal case while still in power. Also: Protests return to Hong Kong as China plans to ban what it calls "treason, secession, sedition and subversion”, and the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson defends his senior aide after claims he broke lockdown rules.

    • 27 min
    Afghan Taliban announce Eid ceasefire

    Afghan Taliban announce Eid ceasefire

    Three-day truce with government forces timed to coincide with Muslim festival marking the end of Ramadan. The move has been welcomed by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. Also: Myanmar tries to convince the world it's turned its back on what's been dubbed a textbook case of ethnic cleansing; and the end of the road for the octogenarian reptile known as ‘Hitler’s alligator’.

    • 29 min
    Trump declares houses of worship 'essential' amid the pandemic

    Trump declares houses of worship 'essential' amid the pandemic

    President Trump has told US state governors they must immediately reopen places of worship. Also: quarantine plans for UK arrivals revealed, and the African music star Mory Kanté dies aged 70

    • 32 min

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