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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 • 233 Ratings

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

    Iranians vote in presidential election

    Iranians vote in presidential election

    The winner will replace Hassan Rouhani, a relative moderate who has served the maximum two terms. Also: Palestinians cancel vaccine swap deal with Israel, and Ukrainian couple break up after being handcuffed together for 123 days.

    • 31 min
    Japanese disagree over Olympics spectators

    Japanese disagree over Olympics spectators

    Officials and politicians are in dispute over allowing fans to attend events next month. Also: Iranians vote in a presidential poll, and the new species of ancient giant rhino.

    • 25 min
    US Supreme Court rejects big challenge to Obamacare

    US Supreme Court rejects big challenge to Obamacare

    The justices' 7-2 ruling preserves medical insurance for millions of low-income Americans. Also: Zambia's first president Kenneth Kaunda dies aged 97, and the coelacanth - a 'living fossil' fish - may live for up to a century.

    • 29 min
    HK police raid pro-democracy paper

    HK police raid pro-democracy paper

    500 officers raided Apple Daily, alleging its reports breached a national security law. Also: 1st crew blasts off to new China space station, and why millions of Chinese are mourning the death of a strong-willed pig.

    • 29 min
    Biden and Putin praise talks but discord remains

    Biden and Putin praise talks but discord remains

    The US and Russia agree to nuclear arms control talks but progress at the Geneva summit was limited. Also: Facebook shuts Ethiopian accounts for fake news, and drone cameras record social lives of killer whales.

    • 25 min
    Putin and Biden hold talks in Geneva

    Putin and Biden hold talks in Geneva

    Russian and US leaders attend summit at villa in Switzerland. It's their first meeting since Biden became President, and comes at a time of high tensions over several issues. Also, North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un warns of food shortages following poor harvests, and what happened to a well-known company's shares when a global superstar publicly rejected its product.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
233 Ratings

233 Ratings

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.

Jo vd M ,

Clutters my phone and complicated my life

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.

gail perry ,

Best !

This is the best news podcast by far! You guys are my insomnia buddies. It downloads at around 01:00am in South Africa, just in time for me to lie awake and listen! Love that you feature South African news so often. Keep it up !

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