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

    Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian president ousted during Arab spring, dies at 91

    Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian president ousted during Arab spring, dies at 91

    The country was stable during his time in power, but many Egyptians saw him as a dictator who governed with an iron grip. Iran's deputy health minister tests positive as the coronavirus outbreak worsens. Plácido Domingo apologises to women who accused him of sexual harassment.

    • 27 min
    Harvey Weinstein convicted of rape and sexual assault

    Harvey Weinstein convicted of rape and sexual assault

    The film producer was found guilty of two of the five charges he faced. Also, the WHO urges countries to prepare for a possible coronavirus pandemic, and a man is arrested in Germany after a car drove into people at a carnival.

    • 29 min
    Coronavirus spread raises fears of global pandemic

    Coronavirus spread raises fears of global pandemic

    There are concerns about cases in countries with a weak health infrastructure like Iraq and Afghanistan. US President Donald Trump visits India. The world's oldest prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, has submitted his shock resignation.

    • 31 min
    Venice carnival closes amid coronavirus outbreak

    Venice carnival closes amid coronavirus outbreak

    Italy quarantines whole towns, closes schools and cancels sports fixtures as infections increase. Also: protests in Budapest against anti-Roma campaign, and celebrating the theremin -- the Soviet-invented hands-free electronic instrument.

    • 31 min
    Coronavirus cases double in one day in South Korea

    Coronavirus cases double in one day in South Korea

    The South Korea PM Chung Sye-kyun described the situation as "grave". Also: South Sudan rivals strike power-sharing deal and remembering Ladysmith Black Mambazo's founder, Joseph Shabalala.

    • 31 min
    WHO says there's a 'narrowing window' to contain virus outbreak

    WHO says there's a 'narrowing window' to contain virus outbreak

    The World Health Organization says the number of Covid-19 cases with no clear link to China is a concern. Also: US and Afghan Taliban start partial truce, and the buzz around brainy bees.

    • 27 min

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