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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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    • 4.4, 4.5K Ratings

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

    US exceeds 3 million coronavirus cases

    US exceeds 3 million coronavirus cases

    Despite surges in new infections, the White House wants to reopen schools. Also: UN warns Yemen is threatened by famine, and Brazil's president repeats support for antimalarial drug to fight Covid-19.

    • 29 min
    China opens new security office in Hong Kong

    China opens new security office in Hong Kong

    Beijing opens office to enforce stringent new national security laws in the territory. Shortly afterwards, Hong Kong's government bans all political activity in schools. Also, world-famous writers denounce 'cancel culture' as threat to free speech, and test cricket resumes - but with a difference.

    • 29 min
    Brazil's Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19

    Brazil's Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19

    The president has repeatedly belittled the risks posed by the virus. Also: FBI director calls China 'greatest threat' to US, and Dutch torture chamber found.

    • 29 min
    Coronavirus: Melbourne returns to lockdown as cases surge

    Coronavirus: Melbourne returns to lockdown as cases surge

    Victoria State Premier Daniel Andrews announced the lockdown after the state saw 191 new infections, its highest daily number since the pandemic began. Also, the Chinese-owned app TikTok says it is ending operations in Hong Kong following the introduction of Beijing’s new security law on the city, and two children in the US find a way to travel safely during lockdown.

    • 27 min
    WHO: More than 70 countries could run out of HIV medicine

    WHO: More than 70 countries could run out of HIV medicine

    A third of those taking anti-retroviral drugs could experience shortages due to Covid-19. Also: UN report on animal-to-human diseases, and is group singing bad for your health?

    • 27 min
    China warns UK over Hong Kong 'interference'

    China warns UK over Hong Kong 'interference'

    China has accused the British government of political manipulation after London offered approximately three million Hong Kong residents a path to British citizenship. The man behind one of the world's largest child porn websites is freed from jail in South Korea. The Italian prime minister has led tributes to the composer, Ennio Morricone, who's died at the age of ninety-one.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
4.5K Ratings

4.5K Ratings

damnfernandez ,

Great daily news podcast!

Great way to get a quick update on world news. Bonus if you get Emilio San Pedro! Love hearing that guy.

Ignore the trolls who claim this podcast has any clear bias, they are just projecting their own prejudices where there is none. I’ve been listening to this podcast for years and they cover all topics quite neutrally.

wolfie/wolf ,

Stories

One day you do stories about White flight and how bad it is. Next day about fixing up neighborhood and whites moving in and how bad it is. Do a story about left wing Democratic controlled cities and why they are accused of being racist. When it’s a black mayor, majority black city council , a total diversified police force and black chiefs of police. Why are these cities burning?? Can’t blame Trump on riots in these cities can you? I’m sure you will find a way

christina lurendez ,

Man in mourning 6/23

He said it so beautifully

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