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

    Bloomberg to join Democrat debate

    Bloomberg to join Democrat debate

    Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg will take part in a nomination debate for the first time on Wednesday. Also: The judge in the Harvey Weinstein rape case has warned the lead defence lawyer not to talk to the press, and Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed one of his closest advisers.

    • 26 min
    Fresh Chinese data on Covid-19 fatality rates

    Fresh Chinese data on Covid-19 fatality rates

    Health officials in China say Coronavirus shows a fatality rate of two point three per cent; Europe's biggest bank, HSBC, says it will axe 35.000 jobs, after pre- tax profits fell by a third last year; We hear what it's like to get caught up in a swarm of locusts as South Sudan braces for their arrival...

    • 28 min
    Uighurs ‘detained for beards and veils’ – leak

    Uighurs ‘detained for beards and veils’ – leak

    A document that appears to give the most powerful insight yet into how China determined the fate of hundreds of thousands of Muslims held in a network of internment camps has been seen by the BBC. Also: The United Nations says fighting in the Syrian province of Idlib has displaced 900,000 people since December, and a woman who dated more than 100 men and remained a virgin until she was 41 years old.

    • 27 min
    Coronavirus threatens to push Japan into recession

    Coronavirus threatens to push Japan into recession

    Analysts are concerned travel restrictions, which have led to a sharp drop in tourism from China, will cause Japan's economy to contract further. General Motors scraps the historic Holden car brand in Australia. A Spanish actor is being tried for insulting God.

    • 28 min
    Americans from virus cruise ship leave Japan

    Americans from virus cruise ship leave Japan

    Hundreds will be quarantined in the US, while 40 confirmed cases will be treated in Japan. Also: Elton John halts concert due to pneumonia, and turning human corpses into compost for green burials.

    • 28 min
    Coronavirus: First death confirmed in Europe

    Coronavirus: First death confirmed in Europe

    The victim was an 80-year-old man from China's Hubei province. Chinese officials say the coronavirus outbreak is generally under control but the World Health Organisation insists it's too early to predict whether it will become a global epidemic. Also, Europeans and Americans hold different views on the health of the Western alliance at the annual Munich Security Conference. And, how an overnight trans-European sleeper train could be part of the solution for climate change.

    • 29 min

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