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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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    • 4.3 • 5.5K Ratings

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

    Missing Belarus activist found dead in park

    Missing Belarus activist found dead in park

    Vitaly Shishov lived in Ukraine, helping people flee the Belarus crackdown. Also: the Wuhan authorities test the whole city as the virus resurfaces, and so-called killer robots - how can we control these autonomous weapons?

    • 26 min
    Street fighting rages in Lashkar Gah as the Taliban attack the Afghan city

    Street fighting rages in Lashkar Gah as the Taliban attack the Afghan city

    A MSF doctor in the city says there is fighting all around and medical supplies are running low. Also: Belarus sprinter Krystina Tsimanovskaya given Polish humanitarian visa, and a Covid-19 app in England is tweaked to notify fewer contacts.

    • 29 min
    Palestinians await key court ruling

    Palestinians await key court ruling

    The families are appealing against an order to leave their homes in East Jerusalem. Also: Olympic history is made as the transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard competes in women's weightlifting, and ancient baskets of fruit are discovered in a lost city that disappeared under the sea more than two thousand years ago.

    • 30 min
    Olympic drama at Tokyo airport

    Olympic drama at Tokyo airport

    Belarusian athlete claims officials from her country tried to forcibly repatriate her. Also: Myanmar's military ruler promises elections by 2023, Rio Tinto looks to Serbia to supply lithium for electric cars and the memoirs of an autograph hunter.

    • 26 min
    Afghanistan: Fighting rages as Taliban besiege three key cities

    Afghanistan: Fighting rages as Taliban besiege three key cities

    Hundreds of Afghans have fled their homes. Covid: Pulse oxygen monitors work less well on darker skin, experts say. Plus a new exhibition on Mary Shelley and her most famous creation.

    • 28 min
    IRS ordered to hand over Trump tax returns to Congress

    IRS ordered to hand over Trump tax returns to Congress

    Although not required by law, every US president since 1976 - except Mr Trump - has released their tax returns. Israel accuses Iran over deadly oil tanker attack. New Covid virus outbreak worst since Wuhan, say Chinese state media.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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Burl2001 ,

Bleeding Heart

This news is much better and relatively unbiased when compared to other sources. It is, however, obviously biased in the climate change, migrant, and UK COVID response debates. Even though the BBC World Service are linked to the government, they make no real effort to investigate and communicate the very difficult choices policy makers have to make. To these reporters, cutting carbon, letting in floods of migrants, and continuing endless lockdowns have no drawbacks. I expect more from Britons.
Oh and as a neutral, American listener, their UK political analyst is so slanted against their Conservative Party and anything related to Brexit that it’s difficult for even me to listen to his contributions. There is nothing about the lack of any real policy coming from Labor, just free coverage of their hollow criticisms of those trying to govern in difficult times.
Still, I listen to every episode because of the state of ‘news’ coverage in the US.

Pastrami Geoff ,

Tunisia report.

The bullying style of the interviewer was arrogant and dismissive. Who the heck is he to presume he knows better than his subject who had to struggle to give reasoned answers. This is not reporting it is tyrannical distortion that is a major turn off.

Cheywthomas ,

A great alternative to The Daily

I switched to this podcast because I wanted a world view on current events. I love this podcast.

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