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

    Poisoned Kremlin critic Navalny detained in Russia

    Poisoned Kremlin critic Navalny detained in Russia

    The activist returned to Moscow from Germany months after a nerve agent nearly killed him. Also: the music producer and convicted murderer, Phil Spector, has died, and climbing a Hong Kong skyscraper in a wheelchair.

    • 28 min
    Uganda's Museveni declared election winner

    Uganda's Museveni declared election winner

    His main rival, Bobi Wine, claims vote-rigging and vows to produce evidence. Also: India launches 'the world's biggest vaccination drive', and Nepali climbers make history with K2 winter summit.

    • 28 min
    Biden unveils vaccination plan

    Biden unveils vaccination plan

    He gave details after it was announced two million people worldwide had died with Covid. Also: the sports doctor - sent to prison for masterminding an international doping ring, and English football players face a ban on hugs on the pitch.

    • 26 min
    Uganda elections: President Museveni takes early lead

    Uganda elections: President Museveni takes early lead

    President's main challenger Bobi Wine alleges vote-rigging on huge scale. Mr. Museveni has been in power for 35 years and is hoping for 6th term. Also, North Korea unveils new ballistic missile which state media describes as 'the world’s most powerful weapon', and we mark 100th anniversary of one of the greatest ever feats of stage magic.

    • 30 min
    Brazil warns of a health system 'close to collapse'

    Brazil warns of a health system 'close to collapse'

    Officials in Manaus say hospitals are failing as a new Covid strain fuels infections. Also: France tightens its Covid curfew, and why the number 39 is so unpopular in Afghanistan.

    • 30 min
    Washington takes stock after vote to impeach Donald Trump

    Washington takes stock after vote to impeach Donald Trump

    President-elect Biden welcomes the vote but doesn't want trial to delay urgent business. Mr Trump was impeached for inciting insurrection, after his supporters attacked Congress to stop it confirming his election defeat. Also: Uganda elections - Bobi Wine takes on Yoweri Museveni, and in Indonesia archaeologists find world's oldest animal cave painting.

    • 31 min

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