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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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    • 4.0 • 266 Ratings

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

    UN chief in Ukraine amid nuclear plant alarm

    UN chief in Ukraine amid nuclear plant alarm

    Ukraine president calls for UN to ensure security of Zaporizhzhia power plant which is occupied by Russian forces. Also: Israel closes the offices of several top Palestinian human rights organisations saying they're linked to terrorist groups, and why the authorities in Japan want young people in the country to drink more sake, whisky, beer and wine - indeed any alcoholic drink they fancy.

    • 31 min
    'Many casualties feared' in Kabul mosque blast

    'Many casualties feared' in Kabul mosque blast

    A local hospital says children are among those injured in the Afghan capital. Also: the scandal engulfing the Greek government - after the phones of journalists and activists were accessed by spyware, and NASA prepares to launch its new rocket - in the hope that one day Man - or Woman - will return to the moon.

    • 29 min
    Cheney blasts Trump after defeat in Republican primary

    Cheney blasts Trump after defeat in Republican primary

    Trump's most vocal Republican critic, Liz Cheney, says she will do whatever it takes to prevent Donald Trump returning to the White House after being ousted in the Wyoming primary by a Trump endorsed candidate. Also: Australia's former Prime Minister, Scott Morrison defends taking on five extra portfolios during the coronavirus pandemic, and why Jews are leaving Russia for Israel.

    • 31 min
    African leaders welcome Kenya's peaceful election

    African leaders welcome Kenya's peaceful election

    Uganda, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe congratulate William Ruto who has been declared president - but the opposition leader Raila Odinga rejects the result. Also: A NZ family find human remains in suitcases they bought at auction, and the bid to bring the Tasmanian tiger back from extinction.

    • 29 min
    Kenya's opposition leader rejects presidential election result

    Kenya's opposition leader rejects presidential election result

    Raila Odinga says the figures are "null and void" after narrowly losing to William Ruto. Four electoral commissioners say there were significant flaws in the vote tallying process. Also: Russia's Defence Ministry admits that an ammunition depot in Crimea has been damaged by sabotage, and the smoky mouse in Australia - and efforts to protect dozens of threatened species from extinction.

    • 29 min
    William Ruto wins Kenyan election amid drama

    William Ruto wins Kenyan election amid drama

    The announcement was marred by scuffles, claims of vote-rigging and a divided electoral commission. Also: the British proposal to put chips in lawyers' brains to boost their productivity, and answering questions at your own funeral - courtesy of ground-breaking technology.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
266 Ratings

266 Ratings

Gran Be ,

Go to news bulletin

Usually I get the important news of the day. However, I don’t really enjoy some of the feature bits, and would prefer just the read news. Newsreaders delivery is excellent.

VashthiNza ,

Sure why not

Fine for verified facts and human interest. The analysis is shallow and the interviews trend toward curtesy more than challenge. It’s a good regular update, reliably on time and with the benefit of having a wide network of boots on the ground. You get the benefit of the large machinery behind the news organization.

DenzW83 ,

Happy Listener

Great quality journalism without being overly sensationalist.

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