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

    US coronavirus death toll overtakes China's official count

    US coronavirus death toll overtakes China's official count

    The number of people who've died in the United States from Covid-19 is now more than 3600. Also: Italy records a relatively low number of new infections for a second day in a row, and an invention by a Jamaican student that could help fight the virus.

    • 28 min
    Spain suffers highest daily death toll so far

    Spain suffers highest daily death toll so far

    Hospitals are struggling to deal with the pandemic after 849 die in 24 hours. Also: Russia introduces strict measures aimed at containing the Covid-19 outbreak, and what to watch while you're in lockdown - the surprise TV hit about the eccentrics and cult personalities in the stranger than fiction world of big cat fanciers.

    • 34 min
    Italy reports lowest number of new coronavirus cases in two weeks

    Italy reports lowest number of new coronavirus cases in two weeks

    Italy reckons the peak will come in just over a week’s time, as officials say it is evidence the country is heading in the right direction after three weeks of lockdown. Also, a new date for the Tokyo Olympics is announced. And, a Van Gogh painting is stolen from a museum in the Netherlands.

    • 26 min
    Special: Your coronavirus questions answered

    Special: Your coronavirus questions answered

    In our latest coronavirus special, we put your questions about Covid-19 to experts in the fields of health and science, business, and politics around the world.

    • 40 min
    Spain registers more cases of Coronavirus than China

    Spain registers more cases of Coronavirus than China

    But the Spanish foreign minister says the upward rise in cases appears to be flattening. Also: the Japanese media says the government is preparing to deny entry to foreigners; and how sports organisers are turning to online gaming to fill the void left by cancelled fixtures.

    • 32 min
    President Trump vows to ‘vanquish’ coronavirus amid warning 200,000 Americans may die

    President Trump vows to ‘vanquish’ coronavirus amid warning 200,000 Americans may die

    Mr Trump said death rates would peak in two weeks' time and movement restrictions would be extended until the end of April. Also: Italy sees its first drop in the number of deaths and new infections, Britain is told to brace itself for a possible six months of isolation and tips from a neuroscientist on how to combat loneliness during isolation.

    • 25 min

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Storytelling gained majority over news. Packed with real life stories of everyday people like me simply does not fit to what I expect from the news half an hour slot. Not saying it's wrong or uninteresting but it's more like BBC Global Daily Drama. What about news update broadcasted on the hour or world news summary, any reason why these programmes are not podcasted? BBC World News hourly session is much alike the Global news podcast.

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