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    • 4.0 • 203 Ratings

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

    China tycoon critical of Xi gets 18 years in jail

    China tycoon critical of Xi gets 18 years in jail

    Ren Zhiqiang went missing earlier this year after writing an essay said to be critical of President Xi. Also: Arctic sea-ice shrinks to a near record low extent, and the Italian university accused of fixing a language exam for the footballer Luis Suarez.

    • 26 min
    10pm curfew for English pubs and restaurants

    10pm curfew for English pubs and restaurants

    Order comes as scientists increase the UK's coronavirus alert level. Also: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's last dictated message to her grand-daughter, Twitter's apparent racial bias and China's Hollywood propaganda videos.

    • 29 min
    'Be brave', Svetlana Tikhanovskaya tells the EU

    'Be brave', Svetlana Tikhanovskaya tells the EU

    The Belarusian opposition leader wants the EU to impose sanctions against President Lukashenko and senior officials. Also: a global poll shows the world is split on the urgency of tackling climate change, and the big winners at the virtual Emmys.

    • 25 min
    Leaks show scale of bank laundering

    Leaks show scale of bank laundering

    BBC investigation reveals how criminals were helped to move dirty money around the world. Also: reprieve for We Chat after US judge blocks Trump ban order, hundreds protest against Madrid lockdowns and Gore-Tex creator dies.

    • 30 min
    When will the next US Supreme Court judge be nominated?

    When will the next US Supreme Court judge be nominated?

    Washington is split over who will take the position, following Ruth Bader Ginsberg's death. Also: a former British diplomat is being investigated for allegedly spying on the EU for China, and frozen ground in Siberia is thawing and contributing to climate change.

    • 26 min
    WHO warns pandemic is not going away anytime soon

    WHO warns pandemic is not going away anytime soon

    It comes as Israel returns to a nationwide lockdown and several countries tighten restrictions. Also: the US will ban downloads of the Chinese-owned apps, TikTok and WeChat, from Sunday, and seven footprints found in an Arabian desert may change the timeline of human history.

    • 28 min

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