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

Latest Episodes

Greta Thunberg:“We deserve a safe future”

Millions of young people across the globe campaigned against climate change and Greta Thunberg the teenager who started the movement addressed crowds in New York. This comes before Monday’s UN climate summit. Also: President Trump dismisses whistleblower allegations, and we hear from the young people on the Kosovo Serbian divide.

28 MIN1 hours ago
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Greta Thunberg:“We deserve a safe future”

Climate change protests take place across the world

Millions of people worldwide join a strike led by schoolchildren. Demonstrators are calling for global action on climate change. Also, Philippines government's rewards for convicts to be returned to prison prove a bit too effective, and a German ship sets off on what's billed as the biggest Arctic research expedition ever.

29 MIN9 hours ago
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Climate change protests take place across the world

Canada's PM apologises for 'blackface' images

Justin Trudeau admits wearing blackface make-up is racist. The revelations have rattled his campaign to win a second term. Also: the former British Prime Minister, David Cameron, reveals he asked the Queen for help ahead of the Scottish independence referendum, and Tunisia's ousted ex-president, Zine al Abidine Ben Ali, dies in exile aged 83.

24 MIN1 days ago
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Canada's PM apologises for 'blackface' images

Afghanistan: Taliban bomb-attack kills at least 20 at hospital

Truck packed with explosives was detonated by Taliban outside hospital in city of Qalat. Local media say many victims were doctors and patients. Also, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and rival Benny Gantz jostle over terms of a unity government, and how teenage boys at a South African school are trying to curb violence against women.

30 MIN1 days ago
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Afghanistan: Taliban bomb-attack kills at least 20 at hospital

Saudis say weapons prove Iran behind recent oil attacks

Saudi Arabia says missile and drone debris shows Yemen was not the source of the assaults. Also: California barred from setting own emission rules, and India bans e-cigarettes.

29 MIN2 days ago
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Saudis say weapons prove Iran behind recent oil attacks

Governments Unprepared for Global Pandemic

WHO says flu-like pandemic can spread in just 36 hours and kill 80 million around the world. After the attacks on its oil facilities, Saudi Arabia says another war is the last thing the region needs; and what's happened to Delhi's only privately-owned elephant.

28 MIN2 days ago
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Governments Unprepared for Global Pandemic

Israeli election result too close to call

Exit polls suggest there will be no clear winner in Israel's second election in five months. Also: US officials say Saudi oil attack drones launched from Iran, and soot pollution particles "cross the placenta".

29 MIN3 days ago
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Israeli election result too close to call

A Month of Killing in Afghanistan

A BBC investigation finds nearly 500 civilians were killed during August - more than in Syria and Yemen combined. Also, the UK's highest court decides on the legality of the government's suspension of Parliament.

28 MIN3 days ago
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A Month of Killing in Afghanistan

Turkey wants to return three million refugees to safe zone in Syria

Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the zone needed to be extended for the goal to be met. Also: Boris Johnson attacked by Luxembourg PM over Brexit, and scientists think they have found a way to stop the common cold.

29 MIN4 days ago
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Turkey wants to return three million refugees to safe zone in Syria

Oil prices soar after attacks on Saudi facilities

Brent crude, the international benchmark used by oil traders, jumped to $71.95 a barrel at one point. Also: UN investigators warn that ethnic Rohingyas who are still in Myanmar face the continuing threat of genocide, and the world's first climate telethon in Denmark raises enough money to plant almost a million trees.

23 MIN4 days ago
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Oil prices soar after attacks on Saudi facilities

Latest Episodes

Greta Thunberg:“We deserve a safe future”

Millions of young people across the globe campaigned against climate change and Greta Thunberg the teenager who started the movement addressed crowds in New York. This comes before Monday’s UN climate summit. Also: President Trump dismisses whistleblower allegations, and we hear from the young people on the Kosovo Serbian divide.

28 MIN1 hours ago
Comments
Greta Thunberg:“We deserve a safe future”

Climate change protests take place across the world

Millions of people worldwide join a strike led by schoolchildren. Demonstrators are calling for global action on climate change. Also, Philippines government's rewards for convicts to be returned to prison prove a bit too effective, and a German ship sets off on what's billed as the biggest Arctic research expedition ever.

29 MIN9 hours ago
Comments
Climate change protests take place across the world

Canada's PM apologises for 'blackface' images

Justin Trudeau admits wearing blackface make-up is racist. The revelations have rattled his campaign to win a second term. Also: the former British Prime Minister, David Cameron, reveals he asked the Queen for help ahead of the Scottish independence referendum, and Tunisia's ousted ex-president, Zine al Abidine Ben Ali, dies in exile aged 83.

24 MIN1 days ago
Comments
Canada's PM apologises for 'blackface' images

Afghanistan: Taliban bomb-attack kills at least 20 at hospital

Truck packed with explosives was detonated by Taliban outside hospital in city of Qalat. Local media say many victims were doctors and patients. Also, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and rival Benny Gantz jostle over terms of a unity government, and how teenage boys at a South African school are trying to curb violence against women.

30 MIN1 days ago
Comments
Afghanistan: Taliban bomb-attack kills at least 20 at hospital

Saudis say weapons prove Iran behind recent oil attacks

Saudi Arabia says missile and drone debris shows Yemen was not the source of the assaults. Also: California barred from setting own emission rules, and India bans e-cigarettes.

29 MIN2 days ago
Comments
Saudis say weapons prove Iran behind recent oil attacks

Governments Unprepared for Global Pandemic

WHO says flu-like pandemic can spread in just 36 hours and kill 80 million around the world. After the attacks on its oil facilities, Saudi Arabia says another war is the last thing the region needs; and what's happened to Delhi's only privately-owned elephant.

28 MIN2 days ago
Comments
Governments Unprepared for Global Pandemic

Israeli election result too close to call

Exit polls suggest there will be no clear winner in Israel's second election in five months. Also: US officials say Saudi oil attack drones launched from Iran, and soot pollution particles "cross the placenta".

29 MIN3 days ago
Comments
Israeli election result too close to call

A Month of Killing in Afghanistan

A BBC investigation finds nearly 500 civilians were killed during August - more than in Syria and Yemen combined. Also, the UK's highest court decides on the legality of the government's suspension of Parliament.

28 MIN3 days ago
Comments
A Month of Killing in Afghanistan

Turkey wants to return three million refugees to safe zone in Syria

Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the zone needed to be extended for the goal to be met. Also: Boris Johnson attacked by Luxembourg PM over Brexit, and scientists think they have found a way to stop the common cold.

29 MIN4 days ago
Comments
Turkey wants to return three million refugees to safe zone in Syria

Oil prices soar after attacks on Saudi facilities

Brent crude, the international benchmark used by oil traders, jumped to $71.95 a barrel at one point. Also: UN investigators warn that ethnic Rohingyas who are still in Myanmar face the continuing threat of genocide, and the world's first climate telethon in Denmark raises enough money to plant almost a million trees.

23 MIN4 days ago
Comments
Oil prices soar after attacks on Saudi facilities