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

    Kobe Bryant: Basketball legend dies in helicopter crash

    Kobe Bryant: Basketball legend dies in helicopter crash

    The five-time NBA champion was widely considered one of the greatest players in the game's history. Also: China is extending its Lunar New Year holiday to help control the coronavirus outbreak, and the sheep that only eat seaweed foraged from beaches and are apparently more environmentally friendly because of it.

    • 29 min
    Democrats trying to undo election, say Trump lawyers

    Democrats trying to undo election, say Trump lawyers

    President Trump's lawyers have begun defending him at his impeachment trial, accusing Democrats of seeking to overturn the result of the 2016 election. Also: Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned that the spread of a deadly new coronavirus is accelerating, and Brazil marks the first anniversary of the Brumadinho dam collapse.

    • 28 min
    Virus casts shadow over Chinese New Year

    Virus casts shadow over Chinese New Year

    Growing threat interrupts holiday plans as France confirms three people there are sick with coronavirus. Also in this edition: thousands of civilians flee a fresh front in Syria’s civil war, and one of England’s top football clubs tackles racism head on.

    • 29 min
    WHO says it's too early to declare a global epidemic

    WHO says it's too early to declare a global epidemic

    Coronavirus in China has killed 26 people and infected more than 800; In Iraq, tens of thousands of people march to demand the removal of US troops; There are fears about huge swarms of locusts in East Africa which are destroying crops:

    • 33 min
    China fights to stop new virus spreading

    China fights to stop new virus spreading

    Beijing cancels Lunar New Year celebrations and cities like Wuhan curb public transport. Also: The world remembers Auschwitz, and a 3000 year-old Egyptian priest speaks again

    • 33 min
    China coronavirus: more cities under lockdown

    China coronavirus: more cities under lockdown

    Beijing's palace complex, the Forbidden City,will be closed to the public. The International Court of Justice has ordered measures to prevent the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. World leaders attend a forum in Jerusalem to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.

    • 29 min

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