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

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    US and Nato tell Russia they won't compromise

    US and Nato tell Russia they won't compromise

    Washington says it will not bow to Moscow's security demands on eastern Europe. Also: some of Italy's largest companies have held a controversial video conference with Vladimir Putin, amid the escalating tensions over Ukraine; and conservationists have discovered hundreds of new species in southeast Asia.

    • 27 min
    Kurdish forces say they've retaken Syrian prison

    Kurdish forces say they've retaken Syrian prison

    Islamic State militants attacked the jail, where hundreds of children are among those detained. Also: Thailand and Saudi Arabia end a 30-year row over a scandal involving stolen jewels; and why Disney has been criticised over a remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

    • 27 min
    Could President Putin face personal sanctions over Ukraine stand-off?

    Could President Putin face personal sanctions over Ukraine stand-off?

    The West ratchets up warnings to Russia against invading Ukraine. The International Monetary Fund is downbeat about global economic growth citing inflation and the pandemic. Also: Plans to criminalise medical treatments that try to restore the appearance of virginity.

    • 30 min
    British police to investigate lockdown parties at PM's official residence

    British police to investigate lockdown parties at PM's official residence

    Boris Johnson welcomes the investigation. But a spokesperson says the prime minister does not believe he has broken any coronavirus laws. Also, Russia accuses the US of stoking tensions over Ukraine, and one of the most remote museums in the world reopens.

    • 29 min
    US troops on high alert over Ukraine

    US troops on high alert over Ukraine

    The Pentagon says 8,500 combat-ready US troops are on high alert to deploy at short notice amid rising tension over Ukraine. Also, the army in Burkina Faso says it has removed President Roch Kabore from office, and the penguins highlighting climate change in Antarctica.

    • 30 min
    Ukraine crisis: Nato sends more planes and ships to Eastern Europe

    Ukraine crisis: Nato sends more planes and ships to Eastern Europe

    Nato says it's to reinforce its defences, and for the purposes of deterrence. The Kremlin has accused Nato of escalating tensions. Also: reports from Burkina Faso say the president has been detained by the military; and Julian Assange wins the right to ask the British Supreme Court to block his extradition to the US.

    • 29 min

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