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Russia blames Ukraine for attacks on two airfields

Listen to Russia blames Ukraine for attacks on two airfieldsA number of people were killed at the Russian airfields, which Moscow blames on Ukrainian drones. Also: ANC backs South African president over corruption report, and the pioneering tennis coach Nick Bollettieri dies aged 91.

Trial begins for 2016 Brussels terror attacks

Listen to Trial begins for 2016 Brussels terror attacksTen men are accused of involvement in the bombings, which killed 32 people. Also: human rights groups in Haiti tell the BBC that gangs control at least 60 percent of the capital city, and the missing remains of the last Tasmanian tiger are discovered.

Protestors storm government office in southern Syria

Listen to Protestors storm government office in southern SyriaThere have been a number of deaths during rare demonstrations in the southern Syrian city of Sweida. Also: the Tigrayan force chief in northern Ethiopia says many of his fighters have pulled back from the battle front, and a happy 190th birthday to Jonathan the giant tortoise.

Russian oil cap 'weak' says Zelensky

Listen to Russian oil cap 'weak' says ZelenskyThe Ukrainian President added that it would not stop Russia's war in his country. Also: A spokesman for the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has said he won't resign despite a scandal over money stolen from his farm, and the discovery on a bookshelf in the US of one of Stephen Sondheim's earliest musicals.

EU imposes Russian oil price cap

Listen to EU imposes Russian oil price capThe 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.

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

Listen to 'Evil' Russian invasion must fail, says Anglican church headArchbishop 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.

Biden prepared to speak to Putin

Listen to Biden prepared to speak to PutinBut 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.

China eases Covid restrictions in some cities

Listen to China eases Covid restrictions in some citiesIt 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.

Ramaphosa faces threat of impeachment

Listen to Ramaphosa faces threat of impeachmentReport 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.

Alzheimer's drug hailed as momentous breakthrough

Listen to Alzheimer's drug hailed as momentous breakthroughLecanemab 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.

Nato promises Ukraine more weapons and power grid support

Listen to Nato promises Ukraine more weapons and power grid supportMillions of Ukrainians remain without power in freezing temperatures after Russian strikes. Also: jailed Belarus protest leader Maria Kolesnikova is "in intensive care", and China sends astronauts to live on its space station.

Ukraine: Nato discusses support amid power outages

Listen to Ukraine: Nato discusses support amid power outagesForeign ministers discuss how best to support Ukraine, as a fresh wave of attacks cut off water and power supplies. Also: China responds to lockdown protests, and a Balenciaga advertising campaign sparks major backlash.

Somali hotel siege ends after lengthy battle

Listen to Somali hotel siege ends after lengthy battleA number of civilians died after al-Shabab militants stormed a hotel near the presidential palace in Mogadishu. Also: demonstrations in China over Covid restrictions appear to have died down, and Nigeria praises UK museum for returning Benin Bronzes.

Europol dismantle massive drugs 'super cartel'

Listen to Europol dismantle massive drugs 'super cartel'Police say it controlled around a third of Europe's cocaine trade. Also: China seeks to end widespread protests against coronavirus restrictions, and why Bob Dylan is having to apologise to his fans.

China Covid protests spread to major cities

Listen to China Covid protests spread to major citiesIn defiant scenes not usually seen in China, demonstrators have called for President Xi Jinping to stand down. Also: Italy declares a state of emergency on the island of Ischia following a deadly landslide, and a Frenchman who was sacked for refusing to join work parties wins the legal right to be boring.

Pakistan: Imran Khan hosts huge protest rally

Listen to Pakistan: Imran Khan hosts huge protest rallyThe former prime minister greeted hundreds of thousands of supporters in Rawalpindi, weeks after he was shot at a similar event. Also: the US has banned the sale of Chinese technology amid security fears, and 100 years after Tutankhamun's tomb was uncovered, we examine the role that Egyptian archaeologists played in the discovery.

UN urges Russia and Ukraine to protect POWs

Listen to UN urges Russia and Ukraine to protect POWsHuman rights officials raise concerns as evidence emerges of possible summary executions by both sides. Also: Iranian activists say the security forces have opened fire on protesters in the eastern province of Sistan-Balochistan, and a musical based on the life of Nelson Mandela is set to open in London.

Ukraine: Millions face winter without power

Listen to Ukraine: Millions face winter without powerFirst lady Zelenska says Ukraine will endure cold and blackouts caused by Russian bombs. Also: scientists say they have made a breakthrough designing a vaccine against all 20 known types of flu, and is it time to end gender specific categories in film and TV awards?

UN orders investigation into Iran crackdown

Listen to UN orders investigation into Iran crackdownWestern diplomats say the mission will send a powerful signal of support to Iranian women. Also: Half of Ukraine's electricity needs are now being met, following repairs to infrastructure damaged by Russian missiles, and we meet the world's longest survivor of heart transplant surgery.

Afghans forced to sell organs and sedate hungry children

Listen to Afghans forced to sell organs and sedate hungry childrenIn the second winter since the Taliban takeover, UN says millions are at risk of famine. Also: China reports highest number of daily coronavirus infections, despite continuing restrictions; and more than 140 people arrested in international police operation targeting scammers.

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