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

    Air India jet breaks in two in Kerala

    Air India jet breaks in two in Kerala

    The Boeing 737 was repatriating Indians stranded overseas by the coronavirus crisis. Also: US imposes sanctions on Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam, and the British Foreign office cat Palmerston retires to the countryside.

    • 24 min
    Beirut explosion: many Lebanese blame government negligence

    Beirut explosion: many Lebanese blame government negligence

    Rescue-workers search for dozens still reported missing after Tuesday's deadly blast. The UN has warned of a humanitarian crisis and is promising emergency supplies. Also, how Covid-19 has affected tourism in city that was at heart of Italian Renaissance, and why music festival is going ahead on Greek island - despite virus restrictions.

    • 29 min
    New York sues America's powerful National Rifle Association

    New York sues America's powerful National Rifle Association

    New York’s attorney general Letitia James alleges financial misconduct in the organisation. She accuses NRA leaders of using its funds for their personal benefit. Also: President Macron of France has promised to co-ordinate an international aid effort for Lebanon, and in the Channel Island of Guernsey police try a novel recruitment campaign.

    • 23 min
    President Macron says political change is needed in Lebanon

    President Macron says political change is needed in Lebanon

    The French President made the comments on a visit to an area devastated by the explosion. Also: tougher internal border restrictions are being introduced in Australia to curb the spread of Covid-19, and social media networks push back against President Trump after he says children are "almost immune" to the coronavirus.

    • 28 min
    Anger in Beirut at failure to prevent devastating explosion

    Anger in Beirut at failure to prevent devastating explosion

    The governing elite of Lebanon is coming under unprecedented attack after an explosion in the capital on Tuesday, which killed at least 135 people. Also: emergency departments in the US state of Mississippi are overflowing with Covid-19 patients, and the French Government pledges millions of dollars to save the country's wine industry.

    • 32 min
    Rescue workers in Beirut search for missing bodies after explosion

    Rescue workers in Beirut search for missing bodies after explosion

    The blast killed more than 100 people and injured thousands. Also: Indian prime minister lays the foundation stone for a Hindu temple on a long-disputed religious site, and why there are more emperor penguins in the Antarctic than we previously thought.

    • 32 min

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