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Global News Podcast

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

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  • 19.10.2020
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    France teacher attack: Police raid homes of suspected Islamic radicals

    The Interior Minister said there would be no respite for enemies of France. Also: exit polls suggest the socialist party has won the election in Bolivia and China releases economic figures showing its recovery from Covid-19

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  • 19.10.2020
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    Thousands rally to pay tribute to murdered French teacher

    Samuel Paty was killed on Friday close to his school after showing cartoons of the prophet Mohammed to his pupils. Also: Thai police fire water cannon as crowds defy ban; and do sleep apps with "white noise" really work?

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  • 18.10.2020
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    Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenia and Azerbaijan agree new truce

    Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed to another humanitarian ceasefire in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Also: French prosecutors say the teenager who beheaded a teacher outside a school was a Chechen refugee from Russia, and thousands of anti-government protesters have again taken to the streets in Thailand.

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  • 17.10.2020
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    Terror inquiry launched after teacher beheaded in Paris

    The victim reportedly showed controversial cartoons of Prophet Muhammad to his students. Also: the UN warns that peace talks between Afghanistan and the Taliban could be derailed by a new wave of violence, and a new study suggests flying during the pandemic may be safer than you think.

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  • 16.10.2020
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    Brexit: Johnson says UK must prepare for a 'no deal' trade relationship with EU

    Britain's PM said unless EU changed course, there'd be no post-Brexit trade agreement. Also, China denies report that it is separating Muslim Uighur children from their parents in Xinjiang, and Disney updates warning about racist content in classic films.

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  • 16.10.2020
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    US: Republican leaders accuse Twitter of electoral interference over Biden article

    Twitter prevented people from posting links to a New York Post article, which contained screenshots of emails to and from Mr Biden's son, Hunter, as well as photos of him. Also: The Democratic presidential and vice-presidential candidates, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, have both flown on planes on which a fellow traveller has tested positive for coronavirus, and we look into the one sector of the entertainment industry that’s benefitting from the virus.

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  • 15.10.2020
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    Thai protesters defy emergency rules with rally

    Hundreds of pro-democracy protesters gather in Bangkok despite a new emergency decree. More than 20 people were arrested, including a number of the movement's leaders. Also: the President of Kyrgyzstan resigns, how thousands of people are living with long-term coronavirus symptoms, and why biodegradable glitter is environmentally no better than the original product.

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  • 15.10.2020
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    France orders curfew to combat second wave

    President Macron imposes strict night-time restrictions on Paris and eight other cities as coronavirus cases surge. They’ll come into effect from Saturday and last for six weeks. Also: the Netherlands extends its controversial 'right to die' laws to children as young as one. And humanitarian medics in Afghanistan tell us of their battle to save lives as the battle rages for Helmand.

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  • 14.10.2020
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    Thai protests: Police stop pro-democracy demonstrators from reaching PM's office

    Big demonstrations staged in Bangkok by pro-democracy activists and their royalist rivals. Pro-democracy protestors want the King's powers curbed and the Prime Minister's resignation. Also, a report on Armenian community in Nagorno-Karabakh where ceasefire looks in danger of collapsing, and a veteran astronaut tells us we need to cherish our planet.

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  • 14.10.2020
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    China and Russia join the UN Human Rights Council - but Saudi Arabia is rejected

    They were elected despite criticism of their human rights records. Also: US Supreme Court nominee Barrett evades questions on key issues, and the flight record without aeroplane.

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  • 13.10.2020
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    Coronavirus: China reports strong growth in trade

    China was the first country hit by the virus - and its economy appears to have been the first to recover. Also: President Trump returns to the campaign trail, less than two weeks after being diagnosed with Covid-19, and the race to defuse a world war two bomb in Poland.

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  • 13.10.2020
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    Trump Supreme Court nominee testifies

    Amy Coney Barrett said she was 'honoured' by the controversial nomination. Also: Facebook bans content that denies or distorts the Holocaust, and the row over the remake of the film Cleopatra.

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  • 12.10.2020
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    Bangladesh is to introduce the death penalty for rape

    The announcement follows days of protests about levels of sexual violence against women. Also: Aboriginal groups in Australia tell an inquiry they are in mourning over the damage done to sacred sites by mining, and the Nobel Prize for Economics has been awarded to two American professors for their work on the theory of auctions.

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  • 12.10.2020
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    Mutual accusations over broken ceasefire in Nagorno Karabakh

    Azerbaijan and Armenia accuse one another of having violated ceasefire after shelling of Ganja, Also: brutal crackdown on protests in Belarus, and the asteroid hurtling towards earth turns out to be something more innocent.

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  • 11.10.2020
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    Nagorno-Karabakh: Reports of fresh shelling dent ceasefire hopes

    The violence came just hours after a ceasefire came into force, with both Armenia and Azerbaijan swapping blame. Also: Donald Trump makes his first significant campaign appearance since being diagnosed with coronavirus, and what role are online conspiracy theories playing in this presidential election?

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  • 10.10.2020
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    President Trump re-launches campaign as he recovers from coronavirus

    Less than a week after leaving hospital with coronavirus, President Donald Trump will speak to hundreds of supporters at the White House on Saturday. Also: The World Bank says Latin America and the Caribbean are suffering the worst economic and health impacts from the virus, and what role do national anthems play in international football games when there are no fans?

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  • 09.10.2020
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    Nobel Peace Prize for 2020 awarded to UN's World Food Programme

    WFP was given prize for its efforts to combat hunger and improve conditions for peace. The agency said it was 'deeply humbled' to have won. Also, Moscow tries to broker a ceasefire in Nagorno Karabakh, and the Cook Islands' leader causes controversy - by giving himself nearly all the posts in his cabinet.

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  • 09.10.2020
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    FBI busts militia 'plot' to abduct Michigan governor

    The Democrat was targeted by coronavirus sceptics after enacting strict lockdown measures. Also: European nations impose new restrictions as the continent records almost 100,000 new coronavirus cases, and the US places more sanctions on Iran.

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  • 08.10.2020
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    Trump says he will not participate in next US presidential debate

    Donald Trump says he will not “waste his time” on the second debate of the US presidential campaign, after organisers announced it would take place virtually. Also, a Spanish court has struck down a partial Covid lockdown in Madrid. And Britain’s Prince William and nature broadcaster Sir David Attenborough launch a prize for environmentalism, worth more than $60 million.

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  • 08.10.2020
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    Islamic State 'Beatles' charged in US over hostages' deaths

    Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh appeared in a US federal court in Virginia by video link, accused of killing four American hostages in Syria. The men, who were part of a group known as 'The Beatles' because of their British accents, face life imprisonment if convicted. Also: the former US police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd in May is released from prison on bail, and billionaires see their fortunes hit record highs during the pandemic.

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  • 07.10.2020
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    Greece: extreme nationalist political party Golden Dawn is outlawed

    Leaders of Neo-Nazi party found guilty of running criminal organisation. And members found guilty of range of crimes - including murder. Also, two women scientists given 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing tools to edit DNA, and how traditional method of gathering wild honey is being revived in mountains of Georgia.

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  • 07.10.2020
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    Trump ends Covid budget stimulus relief talks

    The US president says he will only resume talks after the election. Also: opposition 'seize power' in Kyrgyzstan, and the legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen dies aged sixty-five.

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  • 06.10.2020
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    Kyrgyzstan election result annulled after night of violence

    Demonstrators storm parliament in the former Soviet republic. Also: President Trump is criticised for playing down the severity of Covid-19, and Singapore offers a 'baby bonus' to couples prepared to have a child during the pandemic.

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  • 06.10.2020
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    Trump leaves hospital to continue Covid-19 treatment

    The US president vowed to hit the campaign trail very soon, though he is still receiving medical care. Also: riot police clash with protestors in Kyrgyzstan, and feuding in the world of Japanese mascots.

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  • 05.10.2020
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    President Trump criticised over drive-past

    The decision to greet supporters while being treated for Covid-19 is under scrutiny. Also: The WHO’S top officials meet to discuss the global response to the pandemic, and the creature being reintroduced to mainland Australia after three thousand years.

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  • 05.10.2020
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    Trump briefly leaves hospital to greet supporters

    The US president is seen waving inside a car, hours after doctors said he might be discharged on Monday. Also: Nagorno-Karabakh conflict grows as big cities hit, and the Kenzo fashion brand founder dies from Covid-19.

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  • 04.10.2020
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    Confusion over timeline of Trump's diagnosis

    The US president was given oxygen before his admission to hospital. Also: Sudan's transitional government has signed a peace deal with an alliance of rebel groups aimed at ending decades of conflict, and Egypt announces the discovery of dozens of sarcophagi at an ancient site, south of the capital Cairo.

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  • 03.10.2020
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    President Trump flown to hospital with Covid-19

    The White House says he was admitted for tests as a precaution. Also: Germany's bid to reform social media, and Scottish criminals turn to music.

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  • 02.10.2020
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    Trump and Melania test positive for Coronavirus

    White House says President has 'mild symptoms' and he and First Lady are self-isolating. We assess likely impact of Mr. Trump's announcement on presidential elections - due on 3rd November. Also, Spain sees new surge in cases of Covid 19, and how European cities are changing as pandemic leads more people to take up cycling.

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  • 02.10.2020
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    Anger grows after India 'gang rape' deaths

    The death of a second Dalit woman after an alleged gang rape has shocked India. Also: More fires in the Amazon, and when bread is not bread.

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  • 01.10.2020
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    Brexit: EU starts legal action against UK

    Legal proceedings begin after UK refuses to ditch plans to override Brexit divorce deal. Also: Kremlin critic Navalny blames Putin for poisoning, and scientists say people who have a certain gene inherited from Neanderthals are more at risk from Covid-19.

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  • 01.10.2020
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    Nagorno-Karabakh: Turkey denies sending Syrian mercenaries to fight

    The battle in Nagorno-Karabakh, between Azerbaijan and Armenian separatists, is just the latest in a decades-long struggle for control of the region. Also, China and Russia react to the chaotic US presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. And, from pop concerts to professional wrestling, fans are being asked to keep their mouths shut, to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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  • 30.09.2020
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    Presidential debate: Trump and Biden in chaotic encounter

    President Trump and Joe Biden have held a bitter and angry White House debate. They argued fiercely over Coronavirus, the economy, healthcare and far-Right extremism. Also, senior figures in India's governing BJP found not guilty of inciting Hindu extremists to demolish mosque, and why some experts think the world needs to drastically change its diet.

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  • 30.09.2020
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    US presidential debate

    Donald Trump and Joe Biden clash in a chaotic and combative debate. We hear from Cleveland, Ohio, where this first election debate is taking place and have analysis from our reality check correspondent. Also: the young people born and raised in Italy who are fighting for their right to citizenship, and could keeping exotic pets lead to their extinction?

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  • 30.09.2020
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    UN holds emergency meeting about Azerbaijan and Armenia

    Dozens have been killed as the violence between the countries escalates. Also: a horrific rape case in India has once again raised questions about women's rights and the caste system, and more people are keeping exotic reptiles as pets than previously thought...but could it lead to their extinction?

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  • 29.09.2020
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    Global coronavirus deaths pass one million

    The US, Brazil and India account for nearly half the total. Experts say the true figure is probably much higher. Also: Amnesty International says it has been forced to stop work in India, could emergency teams soon be using jetpacks to get to patients, and how the fashion world is adapting designs for the Covid era.

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  • 29.09.2020
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    WHO to give cheap, quick coronavirus tests to poorer countries

    They cost 5 dollars and give results in less than 30 minutes. Also: fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia escalates; and a pigeon that went missing 24 years ago in New Zealand has finally come home.

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  • 28.09.2020
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    India passes six million coronavirus cases

    It comes on the day eighty-two thousand new cases were reported. We look at where the pandemic is heading there. Also: why the English football league system could be facing financial collapse, and we hear from the veteran naturalist and now Instagram king, David Attenborough.

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  • 28.09.2020
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    New York Times says Donald Trump 'paid $750 in federal income taxes' in 2016

    The newspaper says it has obtained tax records for the US president over two decades. Mr Trump denied the report as "totally fake news". Also: Armenia and Azerbaijan battle over disputed region.

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  • 27.09.2020
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    Trump picks Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

    The nomination of a conservative judge paves the way for a bitter Senate fight as an election looms. Also: Madrid at "serious risk" without virus lockdown, and NASA is working with a cosmetics company on space station commercialization.

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  • 26.09.2020
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    Trump 'to pick Amy Coney Barrett' for Supreme Court

    The judge and former law professor from Indiana is a favourite of social conservatives. Also: Paris stabbing attack 'an act of terrorism', and polio vaccination campaigners in Pakistan battle misinformation and distrust.

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  • 25.09.2020
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    Paris attack: Two hurt, two arrested near former Charlie Hebdo office

    One of the arrested suspects was found with blood on his clothing, according to a police source. Also: Farmers in India are blocking roads and railways using tractors and livestock during protests and the elite rat saving lives by sniffing out landmines

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  • 25.09.2020
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    Vatican cardinal resigns unexpectedly

    Cardinal Becciu became involved in a controversial deal to buy a luxury building in London. He denies any wrongdoing. Also: the US Republican leader has said there will be an "orderly" post presidential election transition, and how lockdown birds sang to a different note.

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  • 24.09.2020
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    UK chancellor announces new job support scheme

    It begins in November and means the government will pay part of workers’ wages who have lost hours because of the coronavirus pandemic. Also: South Korea has condemned North Korea's killing of a civilian official who was apparently trying to defect as unforgivable, and we look at some of the contenders for the Mercury music prize.

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  • 24.09.2020
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    Protests in Kentucky after Grand Jury decision

    Grand jury decides not to charge police officers over fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor; mass protests in Belarus after Alexander Lukashenko is secretly sworn in for another term as president; and why Africa is seeing a sustained fall in the number of new coronavirus infections.

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  • 23.09.2020
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    EU proposes new migration rules

    All countries will have to take in refugees or sponsor the return of those refused asylum. Also: the Russian opposition politician, Alexei Navalny, has been discharged from hospital where he was being treated for Novichok nerve agent poisoning, and a Grammy-nominated singer is building a high-tech city in Senegal with its own cryptocurrency.

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  • 23.09.2020
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    Coronavirus: US death toll passes 200,000

    President Trump's administration has been repeatedly criticised over its handling of the virus. In March, President Trump said if deaths were between 100,000 and 200,000, the country would have done a "very good job". Also: police forces around the world seize more than 6.5 million dollars in cash and virtual currencies, as well as drugs and guns in a co-ordinated raid on dark web marketplaces, and NASA announces a plan for the first woman on the Moon by 2024 as a staging post for the first human mission to Mars.

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  • 22.09.2020
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    China tycoon critical of Xi gets 18 years in jail

    Ren Zhiqiang went missing earlier this year after writing an essay said to be critical of President Xi. Also: Arctic sea-ice shrinks to a near record low extent, and the Italian university accused of fixing a language exam for the footballer Luis Suarez.

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  • 22.09.2020
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    10pm curfew for English pubs and restaurants

    Order comes as scientists increase the UK's coronavirus alert level. Also: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's last dictated message to her grand-daughter, Twitter's apparent racial bias and China's Hollywood propaganda videos.

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  • 21.09.2020
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    'Be brave', Svetlana Tikhanovskaya tells the EU

    The Belarusian opposition leader wants the EU to impose sanctions against President Lukashenko and senior officials. Also: a global poll shows the world is split on the urgency of tackling climate change, and the big winners at the virtual Emmys.

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