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

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

 

#53

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. ... Read more

19 Jun 2021

31 MINS

31:26

19 Jun 2021


#52

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. ... Read more

18 Jun 2021

25 MINS

25:00

18 Jun 2021


#51

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. ... Read more

18 Jun 2021

29 MINS

29:59

18 Jun 2021


#50

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. ... Read more

17 Jun 2021

29 MINS

29:06

17 Jun 2021


#49

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. ... Read more

16 Jun 2021

25 MINS

25:03

16 Jun 2021


#48

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. ... Read more

16 Jun 2021

30 MINS

30:27

16 Jun 2021


#47

Israeli nationalists march through Jerusalem

The parade risked igniting tensions with Palestinians, only weeks after a conflict in Gaza ended. Also: Taiwan angered by China's latest breach of air space, and plastic bottles could be turned into vanilla ice-cream! ... Read more

15 Jun 2021

31 MINS

31:11

15 Jun 2021


#46

The US and EU resolve aircraft trade row

They agree a deal in a 17 year dispute over subsidies to aircraft manufacturers. Also: Hungary passes a law banning what it calls the promotion of homosexuality to under-eighteens, and a deaf sheepdog learns how to work again. ... Read more

15 Jun 2021

25 MINS

25:04

15 Jun 2021


#45

Biden says China and Russia trying to ‘drive a wedge’ in Nato

Speaking after his first summit of Nato leaders since taking office, President Biden said he will lay down red lines to his Russian counterpart in their meeting on Wednesday, and acknowledged that he faced a tough opponent in Vladimir Putin. Also: Belarus parades the detained opposition journalist Roman Protasevich at a news conference in Minsk; and the American actor Ned Beatty - who appeared in Deliverance and Superman - dies at the age of 83. ... Read more

14 Jun 2021

29 MINS

29:52

14 Jun 2021


#44

Nato: America back at the table

The head of Nato says it’s a pivotal moment in the seventy–two year history of the organisation, as he urged members to respond to China’s rise and Russia’s aggressive behaviour. Also: the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi has begun in Myanmar and is football still as important for Scotland now its back in the EUROS after a twenty-three year gap? ... Read more

14 Jun 2021

24 MINS

24:45

14 Jun 2021


#43

Naftali Bennett takes over as head of a fragile Israeli coalition

After twelve years dominated by one man, Israel gets a new leader; The G-7 pledges a billion covid vaccine doses for poorer countries; How to film a sex scene without exploiting the actors...should all movie sets have an "intimacy coordinator"? ... Read more

13 Jun 2021

24 MINS

24:30

13 Jun 2021


#42

G7 leaders agree on spending plan to rival China

The US and its allies have agreed a huge infrastructure plan to counter China's Belt and Road initiative. Also: the Danish footballer, Christian Eriksen, is awake in hospital after collapsing during a European Championship match, and Saudi Arabia has announced strict limits for this year's Hajj pilgrimage because of the pandemic. ... Read more

12 Jun 2021

31 MINS

31:25

12 Jun 2021


#41

G7 leaders highlight issue of climate change by visiting the Eden Project

Queen Elizabeth greeted the G7 leaders on their 1st day of their summit in Cornwall. Also: a teenager who filmed George Floyd's murder is given a Pulitzer Prize, and Italy opens Euro 2020 with 3-0 win over Turkey. ... Read more

12 Jun 2021

30 MINS

30:29

12 Jun 2021