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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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The WHO says new cases outside China are now 'the greatest concern', as more than forty countries struggle to contain the infection. Also: an airstrike in Idlib province in northern Syria kills Turkish soldiers, and why you'll never see a baddie in the movies with an iPhone.
Japan's Prime Minister says government will ask all schools to close from Monday. And governments worldwide take tougher measures to try and halt the outbreak. Also, the realities of life - and death - inside Syria's last rebel-held enclave, and why a new perfume's been launched in Russia to commemorate a dark episode in history.
World Health Organization says Covid-19 is not yet a pandemic. Also: Genetic study shows the red panda is actually two separate species, and Maria Sharapova retires from tennis.
In Europe the virus has spread to new areas, with Greece reporting its first case. Delhi remains tense after Hindu-Muslim clashes leave 23 dead. Democratic rivals intensify attacks on Bernie Sanders at the South Carolina debate.
World Health Organization says sudden increase in cases outside China is "deeply concerning"; European Union sets negotiating goals for post-Brexit UK trade deal; Israeli government to build thousands of new homes in occupied West Bank.
The country was stable during his time in power, but many Egyptians saw him as a dictator who governed with an iron grip. Iran's deputy health minister tests positive as the coronavirus outbreak worsens. Plácido Domingo apologises to women who accused him of sexual harassment.
The film producer was found guilty of two of the five charges he faced. Also, the WHO urges countries to prepare for a possible coronavirus pandemic, and a man is arrested in Germany after a car drove into people at a carnival.
There are concerns about cases in countries with a weak health infrastructure like Iraq and Afghanistan. US President Donald Trump visits India. The world's oldest prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, has submitted his shock resignation.
Italy quarantines whole towns, closes schools and cancels sports fixtures as infections increase. Also: protests in Budapest against anti-Roma campaign, and celebrating the theremin -- the Soviet-invented hands-free electronic instrument.
The South Korea PM Chung Sye-kyun described the situation as "grave". Also: South Sudan rivals strike power-sharing deal and remembering Ladysmith Black Mambazo's founder, Joseph Shabalala.
The World Health Organization says the number of Covid-19 cases with no clear link to China is a concern. Also: US and Afghan Taliban start partial truce, and the buzz around brainy bees.
The country's army is on lockdown after several soldiers tested positive. After Hanau attacks, Germany boosts security amid far-right threat. Lesotho's Prime Minister fails to appear in court to face charges of murdering his estranged wife.
President Trump's former adviser Roger Stone is sentenced to forty months in prison for lying to Congress; Angela Merkel leads condemnation of an attack by a far right extremist that left nine dead; A special bracelet designed to switch off any prying Alexa speaker
Police investigate background of gunman who carried out mass-killing in western Germany. Most of his victims had migrant backgrounds. Also, South Korea becomes latest focus of global concern over coronavirus, and Swiss prosecutors bring corruption charges against two leading figures in world of football.
Japan rejects criticism of its handling of the coronavirus cruise ship; More bad news for Boeing after debris is found in the fuel tanks of brand new 737 Max aircraft; Could ammonia prove the green alternative to diesel to transform the world's shipping industry?
Japan is facing mounting international criticism of its response to the outbreak on the ship, the largest outside of mainland China. Also: Controversy at the Brit awards in London as a rapper calls the Prime Minister a racist on live TV, and the new research which claims to explain why modern dating isn’t working.
Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg will take part in a nomination debate for the first time on Wednesday. Also: The judge in the Harvey Weinstein rape case has warned the lead defence lawyer not to talk to the press, and Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed one of his closest advisers.
Health officials in China say Coronavirus shows a fatality rate of two point three per cent; Europe's biggest bank, HSBC, says it will axe 35.000 jobs, after pre- tax profits fell by a third last year; We hear what it's like to get caught up in a swarm of locusts as South Sudan braces for their arrival...
A document that appears to give the most powerful insight yet into how China determined the fate of hundreds of thousands of Muslims held in a network of internment camps has been seen by the BBC. Also: The United Nations says fighting in the Syrian province of Idlib has displaced 900,000 people since December, and a woman who dated more than 100 men and remained a virgin until she was 41 years old.
Analysts are concerned travel restrictions, which have led to a sharp drop in tourism from China, will cause Japan's economy to contract further. General Motors scraps the historic Holden car brand in Australia. A Spanish actor is being tried for insulting God.
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Comments (342)

Matt Pando

but but who said it's just a little for and we have nothing to worry about? why would the who lie? Its not like they are almost totally funded by China and have china's interests at heart... Not the people they claim to "serve". And you, the BBC, just go right along with their lies... pathetic. I'm so glad you are being de-funded. Your lying propaganda days are coming to a close. Good riddance to bad rubbish...

Feb 24th
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Ling Bon

"Found dead at a police station"

Feb 24th
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Matt Pando

oh fucking really? we just trusting liars now? ok... fucking china is so far up WHOs ass they are just a skin puppet. and fuck you for believing their lies and not reporting the truth. Shane on you bbc. YOU have FAILED the PEOPLE...

Feb 23rd
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다예

신천지는 거짓 교회다. 예수님 이름을 욕되게 하고있다.ㅠ

Feb 21st
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Matt Pando

You fucking liars... How Dare You. Stop pretending it's all fine, you will kill us...

Feb 20th
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ratchet2505

Enjoyed this episode, information on relationships was nice.

Feb 19th
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ratchet2505

Pluto = "Do I not exixt to you!"

Feb 19th
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Matt Pando

you mean more lies?

Feb 18th
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Harley

The poor people of Syria. And the poor kitty!

Feb 18th
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A H

TRUMP 2020

Feb 17th
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Afrizon D'Loeic

oohhj

Feb 14th
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Matt Pando

So you are finally admitting they lied to us all... Oh no that's right, pander more... Pathetic.

Feb 14th
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Matt Pando

No Fucking Really?!?!? They are gunning down Chinese citizens in the streets! Color me surprised!!!

Feb 12th
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Feb 12th
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rajashekhar reddy

Really Global?

Feb 11th
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BlizterBryn _

I have commited mass genocide and feel no remorse , ship me your chicken nuggets

Feb 9th
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Matt Pando

real fucking convenient...

Feb 7th
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Nargiza Z

I suppose it's very smart to delete all the oldest episides of the Glibal News Podcast, as they would otherweise not be called "news"🤔😄

Jan 26th
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Mir

the WHO virus information speaker spoke in an extremely aggravating manner. Felt like I was listening to someone talking to a 3 year old.

Jan 23rd
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Hui Yang

Wuhan?

Jan 22nd
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