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Author: BBC World Service

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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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Lt Col Alexander Vindman told Congress that President Trump made "inappropriate" political demands of his Ukrainian counterpart. Also: Sweden drops Assange alleged rape investigation, and does Marie Kondo's online store spark joy?
The protests in Iran started on Friday and were sparked by a sharp rise in petrol prices. US and Australian hostages are freed in a Taliban prisoner swap.Do you know what the gayageum is?
The United States reverses four decades of foreign policy in a move seen as a boost to Israel. Also: Brazil's Amazon deforestation 'highest since 2008', and rare Charlotte Bronte miniature work returning to UK after sale in French auction.
Protesters trapped inside the Polytechnic University are attempting to escape a police blockade of the campus. Demonstrations across Iran over fuel price rises have left at least twelve people dead. A rare Charlotte Bronte book is coming home.
Police had warned protestors in Hong Kong that they could use live bullets if violence against officers continued. Also: Sri Lanka wartime defence chief wins presidency, and the British photographer Terry O'Neill dies aged 81.
The Queen's second son discusses his relationship with convicted sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein, and denies ever meeting the teenage girl who says she was forced to have sex with him. Also: Chinese Communist Party documents leaked to the New York Times reveal new details about the mass detention of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang, and we hear from the man some call the Indiana Jones of the art world.
The US president tweeted his contempt as Congress interviewed a key impeachment witness. Donald Trump attacked the former US ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, in the middle of her testimony to the Congressional impeachment inquiry. Also: echoes of the Cold War with a spy swap on the Russian border, and is broadband internet access really an essential human right?
Second day of public hearings in impeachment inquiry into Mr. Trump. The former US ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, is giving her testimony. Also, how African migrants are brutally mistreated by traffickers shipping them to Europe, and should the office meeting be seen as a form of therapy ?
Investigators allege a top aide of President Vladimir Putin was in contact with rebel leaders on a regular basis. Also: Italy declares a state of emergency in Venice, following catastrophic flooding, and the young scientist that's made a new form of plastic out of fish waste materials.
Palestinian militants in Gaza launch rockets towards Israel, hours after ceasefire begins. The truce was meant to end two days of intense fighting, in which 34 Palestinians were killed and dozens of Israelis injured. Also, India's Supreme Court to review landmark judgement allowing women of menstruating age to enter a Hindu shrine, and how a group of cows in the US showed some remarkable survival skills.
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Comments (245)

Shikhar Rai

guh

Nov 19th
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Christian

The President you deserve

Nov 17th
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Jocc

No. Make America Great Again!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Nov 16th
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Daniel Sanchez

ooooooooooooo!

Nov 15th
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Matt Pando

"Islamic scholar and activist" actual headline today... that's what the press calls a terrorist.

Oct 29th
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Michael Collins

Is America a trustworthy ally?

Oct 13th
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Sigler Jorge

the comment that couples "should get a room" was unprofessional and inappropriate. Not all expressions of affection need to be sexualized... and journalists should refrain from taking place in such rethoric, even as a "joke"

Oct 11th
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Matt Pando

No one believes your lies anymore... sorry...

Oct 7th
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Matt Pando

So was the guy wrong? No

Oct 4th
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Matt Pando

Owo how evil!!!!!!!!! Aaaaaaawwwwwwww be afraid!!!!!!!! You guys suck

Oct 4th
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Matt Pando

Let me guess? China is in the right? And the evil hong kong ers are evil.

Oct 4th
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Matt Pando

As he should. Since there is nothing to be impeached over. BBC loves when they can rag on Trump. it's like a strange sort of complex... they hate him, but love to hate him...

Oct 4th
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Matt Pando

But if course you can't believe it right? Because he reminds you of Trump. and do he bad man.

Oct 3rd
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A H

Trump 2020

Oct 2nd
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Matt Pando

But Islam is the religion of peace?!?!?! That's what you preach to us? How dare those bad Americans train on Somalian soil!!! We must protect/appease minorities, right?

Oct 1st
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Matt Pando

accused, but not found guilty... interesting

Sep 27th
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Matt Pando

but I thought there was quid pro quo? if there is clearly NOT... why impeach? biased maybe? hmmmmmn? no no of course not, because as we ALL KNOW Orange Man BAD!

Sep 26th
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Matt Pando

you guys probably think he's guilty as well I suppose? of course you do...

Sep 25th
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Matt Pando

who are these "scientists"? I want names I can out to faces. why is this always " be afraid!!!!!" climate is dying!!!! only WE CAN SAVE YOU!!!!! come on...

Sep 23rd
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Lucy K

love your podcasts

Sep 18th
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