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    • 4.0 • 262 Ratings

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

    Six dead in Chicago shooting

    Six dead in Chicago shooting

    Highland Park police said the suspect appeared to target the parade's attendees at random with a high-powered rifle. Also: US releases result of Abu Akleh fatal bullet test, and how dangerous are "loot boxes" in video games?

    • 33 min
    Putin presses on after Lysychansk capture

    Putin presses on after Lysychansk capture

    Vladimir Putin ordered the attack to continue in Ukraine after Russia captured the city. Also: China has formally put a billionaire Canadian-Chinese tycoon on trial, more than five years after his alleged abduction in Hong Kong, and a 22-year-old Danish man appears in court in connection with the killing of three people at a shopping centre in Copenhagen.

    • 30 min
    Several dead in Copenhagen shopping mall shooting

    Several dead in Copenhagen shopping mall shooting

    A man is arrested by police who have not ruled out an act of terrorism. Also: Russians capture last Ukrainian stronghold in Luhansk, Sydney floods force thousands to flee homes and Wimbledon celebrates its Centre Court centenary.

    • 30 min
    Heavy fighting in Ukraine-held city of Lysychansk

    Heavy fighting in Ukraine-held city of Lysychansk

    Ukrainian forces say they are being pounded by Russian heavy artillery in Lysychansk and other cities. Also, Israel says it has intercepted three drones flown by the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah towards an offshore gas rig; and the Dutch university which has made a profit paying off hackers.

    • 31 min
    WHO calls for urgent action on monkeypox in Europe

    WHO calls for urgent action on monkeypox in Europe

    It says cases have trebled to 4,500 in two weeks. Also: President Biden promises to protect women who need to cross state lines for an abortion, and victory for Ukraine in the war on borsch.

    • 25 min
    Special episode: Abortion rights around the world

    Special episode: Abortion rights around the world

    In June, the US Supreme Court overruled Roe v Wade and ended the constitutional right to abortion in America. In a special episode, we investigate the changing dynamic of abortion rights globally in countries like Colombia, China and Ireland. We'll also be examining the restrictions still faced by women in Africa and places like Malta and El Salvador.

    Audio for this episode was updated on 4 July 2022, due to a factual error in an earlier version.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
262 Ratings

262 Ratings

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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.

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Great quality journalism without being overly sensationalist.

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With settings for the last episode only I still see the rest in the library. Desperately looking for a way to remove the unwanted episodes. There is no obvious way.

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