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    • 4.3 • 91 Ratings

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

    EU imposes Russian oil price cap

    EU imposes Russian oil price cap

    The aim is to starve Moscow of funds for its war against Ukraine. Also: The World Health Organisation says it's struggling to reach people in need of help in the Ethiopian region of Tigray, weeks after a ceasefire was agreed, and why a Barbadian task force is asking a British MP for slavery reparations.

    • 30 min
    'Evil' Russian invasion must fail, says Anglican church head

    'Evil' Russian invasion must fail, says Anglican church head

    Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, was speaking after visiting recently liberated towns in Ukraine. Also: Kanye West is suspended from Twitter again, News from Elsewhere and the transatlantic centenarian penpals.

    • 33 min
    Biden prepared to speak to Putin

    Biden prepared to speak to Putin

    But only if the Russian President showed a desire to end the war in Ukraine. Also: Further violence in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo has pushed a ceasefire close to collapse, and Harissa is given cultural heritage status by the UN.

    • 30 min
    China eases Covid restrictions in some cities

    China eases Covid restrictions in some cities

    It comes after mass protests against its zero-Covid policy. Also: In Afghanistan the Taliban orders Voice of America to stop broadcasting, Spain steps up security after a spate of letter bombs, and New York ties with Singapore to be the most expensive on Earth.

    • 30 min
    Ramaphosa faces threat of impeachment

    Ramaphosa faces threat of impeachment

    Report finds the South African President may have breached anti-corruption law. Also: The Islamic State group has announced the death of its leader, Abu al-Hassan al-Quraishi, and Christine McVie -- who was behind some of Fleetwood Mac's biggest hits -- has died.

    • 29 min
    Alzheimer's drug hailed as momentous breakthrough

    Alzheimer's drug hailed as momentous breakthrough

    Lecanemab slows damage to the brain in the early stages of the disease. Also: Jiang Zemin, who led China after the Tiananmen Square massacre, has died aged 96, and how bats can outsing humans.

    • 31 min

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