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Coronavirus: Germany and France to decide on new lockdowns
Both nations are preparing to further tighten Covid restrictions as cases rise. An EU advisor says 1000 Europeans are now dying every day from the virus. Also, Philadelphia rocked by further protests over shooting of black man by police, and why Kim Kardashian West's birthday party has created controversy on social media.
Biden hits new election battleground, Trump blitzes Midwest
In Georgia, Joe Biden attacked Donald Trump's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic; in Michigan, Donald Trump warned the state's "economic survival" was on the line if Mr Biden won the US presidential election. Also: Hong Kong activist Tony Chung detained near US consulate.
UN: '100,000 children could die in Yemen'
The UN says malnutrition rates among the under-fives are the highest ever recorded. Also: immunity to Covid-19 may not last long, and an Islamic religious school is bombed in Pakistan.
NASA: conclusive evidence of more water on the Moon
NASA says there is water on the Moon in far larger quantities than previously thought. Also, US Senate to confirm Amy Coney Barrett as a Supreme Court justice, and a BBC investigation into a mass poisoning in Malaysia.
Trump nominee to be voted onto Supreme Court
The Republican-controlled Senate moves to confirm Amy Coney Barrett's appointment. Also: the general strike in Belarus, and the clock - frozen in time by Beirut's huge explosion.
Spain imposes national curfew to curb Covid
A coronavirus state of emergency with immediate effect - hits Spain; President Trump's coronavirus expert admits infections are still rising, and Lewis Hamilton has now won the most races in Formula One history.
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Absolutely great. Love them!
The person who wrote about BBC journalists being followed should have a look at the videos of the day that can be found online. Very convincing! :)
Helps my listening skills tremendously :)
Your episode today.
I can’t prove if your report on Russia is true or wrong. But To report government followed you around just on that day is suspicious. Makes it too obvious it’s trying to make travelers paranoid. Russia is completely safe. Everyone is welcome. I doubt they’ll have enough agents to follow everyone.