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'Evil' Russian invasion must fail, says Anglican church head
Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, was speaking after visiting recently liberated towns in Ukraine. Also: Kanye West is suspended from Twitter again, News from Elsewhere and the transatlantic centenarian penpals.
Biden prepared to speak to Putin
But only if the Russian President showed a desire to end the war in Ukraine. Also: Further violence in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo has pushed a ceasefire close to collapse, and Harissa is given cultural heritage status by the UN.
China eases Covid restrictions in some cities
It comes after mass protests against its zero-Covid policy. Also: In Afghanistan the Taliban orders Voice of America to stop broadcasting, Spain steps up security after a spate of letter bombs, and New York ties with Singapore to be the most expensive on Earth.
Ramaphosa faces threat of impeachment
Report finds the South African President may have breached anti-corruption law. Also: The Islamic State group has announced the death of its leader, Abu al-Hassan al-Quraishi, and Christine McVie -- who was behind some of Fleetwood Mac's biggest hits -- has died.
Alzheimer's drug hailed as momentous breakthrough
Lecanemab slows damage to the brain in the early stages of the disease. Also: Jiang Zemin, who led China after the Tiananmen Square massacre, has died aged 96, and how bats can outsing humans.
Nato promises Ukraine more weapons and power grid support
Millions of Ukrainians remain without power in freezing temperatures after Russian strikes. Also: jailed Belarus protest leader Maria Kolesnikova is "in intensive care", and China sends astronauts to live on its space station.
Absolutely great. Love them!
The person who wrote about BBC journalists being followed should have a look at the videos of the day that can be found online. Very convincing! :)
Issues with latest podcasts
Podcasts from today and from yesterday are not available. It’s a repeated issue. I only can listen to the podcasts from a day before yesterday
Helps my listening skills tremendously :)