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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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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.
The British Prime Minister has opened the G7 summit calling for lessons to be learned from the pandemic - and for the recovery to be green and more equally spread. Israel ex-top spy reveals Mossad operations against Iran. Hong Kong to censor films that ‘endanger national security’.
But critics say the donation to poor countries isn't enough to vaccinate the world. Also: the wife of Mexico's most notorious drugs lord pleads guilty to money laundering and drugs trafficking, and after 20 years - the end of the Kardashians' TV show.
The US president Joe Biden and the British prime minister Boris Johnson are having their first face-to-face talks in Cornwall. Also: Myanmar's Suu Kyi is accused of accepting bribes and faces up to 15 years in jail, and a nun in California admits stealing school funds for gambling.
Arriving for the G7 summit, Mr Biden pledged to act on climate change and challenge autocrats. Also: Mozambique's missing children, and Italy's declining birth-rate - due to Covid.
The US National Security advisor Jake Sullivan accuses Russia and China of coercing countries into accepting their vaccines. Also: US super-rich 'pay almost no income tax'; France and Belgium loosen Covid-19 restrictions for summer.
The court upheld the former Bosnian Serb leader's life sentence for 8,000 Bosnian Muslim deaths in 1995. Also: why astronauts get sick after being in space, and the woman who saved her twin sister from a crocodile attack by fighting back.
Hundreds are arrested worldwide after using the ANOM app, where their messages were monitored. Also: UN tribunal rejects appeal by Ratko Mladic against his genocide conviction, and the controversy over building a spaceport in rural Scotland.
Regulators in the United States approved a revolutionary drug for Alzheimer's, targeting - for the first time - the underlying causes of the devastating brain disease. Also: an independent inquiry in Cyprus has concluded that thousands of passports were issued illicitly from a controversial passports-for-cash scheme set up to attract investors, and how intimacy coordinators are changing the way we make films and TV.
Regulators ruled that Google gave preferential treatment to its own advertising online. Also: Jeff Bezos, the founder of the online retailer, Amazon, says he and his brother will journey into space, and how Greece plans to bring back tourists.
Muna and Mohammed el-Kurd have become the faces of a recent campaign to stop evictions of Palestinians in East Jerusalem. They were both later released by police. Also: El Salvador plans to make the cryptocurrency Bitcoin legal tender; and Prince Harry and his wife Meghan announce the birth of their baby girl, Lilibet.
Amazon and Facebook have said they welcome the agreement - even if they have to pay more tax. The US justice department is ending the practice of secretly obtaining reporters' records in order to identify sources leaking classified information. Nigeria will prosecute anyone found to have breached the country's ban on the social media firm Twitter.
Facebook's move comes as the social media giant is also ending a policy shielding politicians from some content moderation rules. US military UFO report 'does not confirm or rule out alien activity'. Magawa the hero rat retires from job detecting landmines.
Authorities in Hong Kong have heavily curbed efforts to mark anniversary of 1989 massacre. This year's anniversary is first since introduction of controversial security law. Also, Nepal asks UK for vaccines to tackle Covid-19, and how supersonic air travel could be on the way back - but it won't be cheap.
The plan covers around a third of eighty million doses the US has said it will share with the world. Also: UN warns of growing risk posed by stranded oil-tanker off Yemen, and echolocation could help blind people learn to navigate.
The president of the Tokyo Olympic Games insists they will go ahead -- despite the pandemic and widespread opposition among ordinary Japanese. Also: could this be the end of Bibi Netanyahu’s career as Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, worms in space -- and the club helping shark attack survivors talk their way to mental health.
Naftali Bennett would initially become PM, meaning an end to Benjamin Netanyahu's 12-year tenure. Also: oil spill fears as ship sinks off Sri Lanka, and a teenage girl in California pushes a bear to protect her dogs.
Various opposition parties in talks to create new coalition government. If they succeed, this will end Benjamin Netanyahu's 12-year stretch as Prime Minister. Also, China's president wants the country to create a more 'loveable' image abroad, and how an American woman discovered she's actually a Senegalese princess.
The 1921 massacre in Oklahoma remains one of the worst incidents of racial violence in US history. Also: volcanic eruption in DR Congo leaves 500,000 without water, and Yemen fishermen find $1.5m of ambergris in a whale carcass.
Gen Katumba Wamala is being treated for injuries, but his daughter and driver died. Also: Nestle reportedly admits most of its products are unhealthy, and the dead mother who can still wake up her son.
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Comments (876)

Yara Henggeler

the live streaming Clip was a from an old episode. there is so much going on in the world do we really need to hear this again?

Jun 9th
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Ivan Andres

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Jun 7th
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Fazliddin

thanks

May 28th
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David Ames

quote unquote 'many' black men have been unarmed and killed by the police what does that even mean? how many is many? way 'many' more white men have been killed by the police who were unarmed. and what does the George Floyd case have to do with race? I saw nothing in the court transcript did you? has the BBC been taken over by the woke journalist brigade making up narratives instead of just reporting the news?

May 24th
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David Ames

you spend an awful number of episodes interviewing residence of Gaza without disclosing that it is the result of war crimes committed by their own leaders. Tom Bateman's report can't help but Echo bias.

May 24th
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Cristina Corales

That some young singer is non binary is not news!! It might be on Fox News but not on BBC Global. WTF.

May 22nd
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David Ames

No mention of 4000 Palestinian/Hamas' war crimes. well you spend a heck of a lot of time developing Palestinian sympathies through your documentaries

May 20th
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Susie Kiely

Could you create more nuance about why some people in African countries may be sceptical about vaccines? They have been used for years as Guinea pigs for pharmaceutical companies.

May 20th
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Yeelun Lai

that Australian lady's complaining voice is so much worse than rats 🐀. release the owls don't use poison please, I thought Australian were smarter than that

May 16th
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Gigglemug

I'm really excited to learn British English

May 15th
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Gonzalo Garcia Luna

what is this bullshit of whitewashing the genocide Israel government? I hadnt ever seen before such a shameless covering of people being killed by the antisemites

May 12th
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Siciid Fuaad

why the poor people 😠

May 10th
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steve

BJP sucks

Apr 27th
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Yeelun Lai

ffs stop reporting about this racist sob

Apr 17th
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shraddha rawat

Did he say it sends heat to the sky and so heat doesn't stay on earth? The paint emits heat outside the earth's atmosphere..? sounds really strange..

Apr 17th
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CHRIS CARDINAL

I don't give a flying Fook about this old man

Apr 9th
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steve

what blue hair did. it's ridiculous to talk about of this is like a crime

Apr 9th
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Bart Stavisky

When you take on a pet, it's for life. Having an support animal in a pandemic and abandoning it after the "crisis" is inhumane. What is wrong with these people? They are below contempt. My heart goes out to all the fur babies. They deserve better! My animals are family! Bart Stavisky Mount Vernon IL USA

Apr 6th
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Michael Maaß

There is a notification system in place to inform the owner of this Podcast, but actually we cannot know if it has been turned on or off.

Mar 23rd
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Mar Ko

Do comments in castbox autmatically go to the podcast maker, in this case BBC? Otherwise what's the use?

Mar 22nd
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