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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

 

#59

International condemnation over sham referendums in occupied Ukraine

Ukrainians have reported armed soldiers going door-to-door in occupied parts of the country to collect votes for self-styled "referendums" on joining Russia. Also: the pound plunges after mini-budget in the UK, and the tennis star Roger Federer plays his last professional match. ... Read more

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#58

Moscow staging referendums in four occupied areas of Ukraine

They're being seen in the West as an attempt to legitimise Russian annexation. Also researchers say a new type of cancer therapy that uses a common virus to destroy harmful cells is showing promise, and the awarding-winning author Hilary Mantel -- whose novels brought to life the political intrigues of Tudor England -- has died at the age of seventy. ... Read more

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#57

Ukraine issues global warning over Russian aggression

The foreign minister says no nation should feel safe until Russia's behaviour is punished. Also: the US slaps sanctions on Iran's morality police as demonstrations sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini continue, and we look at the woman tipped to become Italy's next prime minister. ... Read more

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#56

Iranian deaths rise as protest crackdown continues

Women led demonstrations are spreading across the country. Also, Russians jet off to Serbia to escape mobilisation for the war in Ukraine and a former Chinese justice minister is given a suspended death sentence for receiving millions of dollars in bribes. ... Read more

22 Sep 2022

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22 Sep 2022


#55

'Russia must pay', Zelensky tells UN

He said Russia deserved to be punished for stealing Ukrainian territory and murdering civilians. Also, protests in Iran escalate with reports of pitched battles in the capital Tehran; and, after an 18 year winless streak, have San Marino finally won a football match? ... Read more

22 Sep 2022

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22 Sep 2022


#54

Ukraine war: President Putin calls up military reservists

Mr Putin warns he's prepared to use all means including nuclear weapons to defend territories. Ukraine says the order shows the invasion is not going to plan. Western leaders say it marks another escalation. Also: protests continue in Iran over the death of a young woman after being arrested, and Roger Federer on his retirement from tennis. ... Read more

21 Sep 2022

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21 Sep 2022


#53

Fresh Ukrainian claims of Russian torture

They come as pro-Moscow separatists announce referendum plans in four annexed regions. Also, women burn headscarves in Iran as protests against their suppression spread, and we finally have the answer to that crucial question - how many ants are there in the world? ... Read more

21 Sep 2022

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21 Sep 2022


#52

Russia accelerates annexation plans in occupied Ukraine

Referendums on joining Russia are to be held in Luhansk and Donetsk. Two other regions, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia, have indicated they will take similar steps. Also: Pakistan health officials warn of an increase in waterborne diseases following floods, the UN General Assembly gets underway in New York, and the sounds of meteorites striking Mars are recorded for the first time. ... Read more

20 Sep 2022

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20 Sep 2022


#51

Queen Elizabeth buried at Windsor Castle

In a private ceremony, the Queen is interred alongside her parents, husband and sister. Also, two people killed in Iran following demonsrations sparked by the death of a young woman detained for allegedly dressing immodestly, and Hurricane Fiona hits the Dominican Republic. ... Read more

19 Sep 2022

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19 Sep 2022


#50

The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

World leaders, royal dignitaries and members of the public attended the service at Westminster Abbey in London. It was the biggest single gathering of global statesmen and women in living memory. In his sermon, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, praised the Queen for leading a life of loving service. ... Read more

19 Sep 2022

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#49

Britain and the world prepare to say a final farewell to Queen Elizabeth II

The state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II will take place today in Westminster Abbey in London. King Charles III says he is deeply touched by the public's support. Millions of people around the world are expected to watch the event on television. ... Read more

19 Sep 2022

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19 Sep 2022


#48

Queen Elizabeth's eight grandchildren hold vigil around her coffin

Princes William and Harry and their cousins stood guard at the Queen's lying-in-state at Westminster Hall in London. Also: Iran headscarf protest at arrested woman's funeral, and could listening to music help to reduce comfort eating? ... Read more

18 Sep 2022

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18 Sep 2022


#47

Mass exhumations at Ukraine forest graves site

Western leaders have condemned Russia after the discovery of hundreds of bodies near Izyum in north-eastern Ukraine. Also: Putin says Ukraine counter-offensive won't change Russia's plans, and King Charles III leads a silent vigil as Queen Elizabeth's coffin lies in state in Westminster Hall in London. ... Read more

17 Sep 2022

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17 Sep 2022


#46

Ukraine: Bodies exhumed in city taken back from Russian forces

Officials think that there are more than 450 bodies buried at Izyum. Also, Italians head to the polls divided over energy and Ukraine and why a carrot emoji on Facebook doesn’t mean what you might think it means. ... Read more

16 Sep 2022

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16 Sep 2022


#45

Ukrainian police say they've found evidence of a mass grave near Izyum

Police say they will carry out exhumations near the city of Izyum to get a clear picture of the number of victims. Also: A UN building in Haiti is ransacked by thousands of people desperately seeking food, and Roger Federer announces plans to retire from tennis. ... Read more

16 Sep 2022

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16 Sep 2022


#44

The presidents of China and Russia meet for the first time since the invasion of Ukraine

Mr Putin said he appreciated what he called China's "balanced position" on Ukraine. Also: Buckingham Palace releases details of Queen Elizabeth's state funeral, and the billionaire businessman who's given away his company to help fight climate change. ... Read more

15 Sep 2022

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15 Sep 2022


#43

'We will come' Zelensky warns Russians

President Volodymyr Zelensky vows to liberate more Ukrainian territory, and says plans are in place. Also, queues of mourners have stretched more than four kilometres as thousands pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth who is lying in state in Westminster Hall, and - could Ecuador be disqualified from the upcoming World Cup in Qatar? ... Read more

15 Sep 2022

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#42

Queen Elizabeth's coffin leaves Buckingham Palace

Her Majesty will lie in state for four days. Thousands of people lined the streets to pay their respects. Also: the EU Commission president declares support for Europeans struggling with energy bills, and President Zelensky has visited Izyum, a key city retaken in Ukraine's ongoing counter-offensive. ... Read more

14 Sep 2022

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14 Sep 2022


#41

Ukrainian accounts of torture by retreating Russian forces

They come as Kyiv's offensive to regain further lost territory continues with footage showing troops raising their flag over several recently-liberated villages. Also, Twitter's former head of security has accused the platform of being unable to protect its data properly, in forthright testimony to a US Senate hearing, and could Japan be missing a trick by not investing more in Africa? ... Read more

14 Sep 2022

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14 Sep 2022