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WHO: India accounts for nearly half of Covid-19 cases

Listen to WHO: India accounts for nearly half of Covid-19 casesMore than 4,000 Indians have died in 24 hours, and some experts say the real Covid-19 figures could be much higher. Also, South Africa’s governing ANC party is plunged into a power struggle. And Malawi’s government orders refugees to move to a camp, after decades of integration in society.

Blinken: US will respond to 'reckless' Russian acts

Listen to Blinken: US will respond to 'reckless' Russian actsThe US Secretary of State urged Moscow to end its 'reckless and aggressive' actions to Ukraine. Also: the Ugandan former child soldier sentenced to 25 years in jail by the International Criminal Court, and the plight of women in Afghanistan.

Facebook's Trump ban upheld for now

Listen to Facebook's Trump ban upheld for nowFacebook’s Oversight Board however criticised the permanent nature of the ban and ordered the site to review the decision and “justify a proportionate response” that is applied to everyone. Also: the World Health Organisation sets up a global intelligence centre in Berlin to identify future pandemics, and scientists have uncovered what may be Africa's oldest ceremonial human burial 78,000 years ago.

Myanmar: Opposition say they'll create armed protection force

Listen to Myanmar: Opposition say they'll create armed protection forceOpponents of military coup have announced setting up of armed wing. This follows months of clashes with security forces, in which more than 700 demonstrators have been killed. Also, entire Indian delegation at G7 talks in London must self-isolate after Covid cases detected, and how Napoleon's controversial legacy still divides France 200 years after his death.

Mexico City metro: Authorities promise full investigation into deadly crash

Listen to Mexico City metro: Authorities promise full investigation into deadly crashThe Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said “nothing would be hidden” while the mayor of Mexico City said an external company would be involved in the inquiry. Also: the American drugmaker Pfizer has markedly increased its projected revenue and profits as a result of increasing demand for its coronavirus vaccine, and a diplomatic crisis is averted in Belgium, after a farmer there accidentally redraws his country’s border with France

Mexico City train crash kills more than 20 people

Listen to Mexico City train crash kills more than 20 peopleThe Mexican authorities promise an independent investigation. Also: India suspends the IPL cricket tournament; and Bill and Melinda Gates are to divorce after 27 years of marriage.

WHO wants more funding for Covax

Listen to WHO wants more funding for CovaxThe World Health Organization has appealed for more help from rich countries to protect poorer nations against the coronavirus as the global vaccination gap widens. The EU unveils plans for overseas tourists to return. Escape from China by boat - one man's perilous dinghy ride to what he hopes is a new life in Taiwan.

German police shut down online child abuse platform

Listen to German police shut down online child abuse platformOfficials say the site had more than four- hundred- thousand members across the globe. Four men have been arrested in an international operation. Also: the European Commission says restrictions on non-essential travel to the EU should be eased, and scientists discover a way to redress the shortage of male sea turtles due to climate change.

India: Modi loses battleground state amid Covid surge

Listen to India: Modi loses battleground state amid Covid surgeThe BJP has been defeated in state elections in West Bengal where it had held huge rallies despite a surge in coronavirus cases. Colombia's president has cancelled planned tax reforms which had triggered days of violent protests. Manchester United v Liverpool game postponed after fan protest.

US commander warns against attacks in Afghanistan as deadline passes

Listen to US commander warns against attacks in Afghanistan as deadline passesThe Taliban have warned they are no longer bound by an agreement not to target international troops in Afghanistan. Also: Turkey arrests two hundred people in May Day protests, and the Oscar winning actress Olympia Dukakis dies aged 89.

Brazilian Amazon now a net emitter of greenhouse gases

Listen to Brazilian Amazon now a net emitter of greenhouse gasesThe Brazilian part of the Amazon rainforest has released 20% more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere in the past decade than it has absorbed. Also: Israel buries first victims after festival crush, and the surge in men using Botox to look better.

Israel: At least 44 killed in stampede at religious festival

Listen to Israel: At least 44 killed in stampede at religious festivalPrime Minister Netanyahu has pledged an investigation into disaster. Reports say it began when people leaving Orthodox Jewish event slipped in overcrowded passageway. Also, India's supreme court warns government not to silence criticism over its handling of pandemic, and why US podcaster Joe Rogan has described himself as a 'a moron.'

Brazil hits 400,000 deaths amid slow vaccination

Listen to Brazil hits 400,000 deaths amid slow vaccinationThe 14-day average of deaths and coronavirus cases in Brazil has seen a slight fall but remains high. Also: Turkey enters first full Covid-19 lockdown, and wasps don't get enough credit for their work!

Alexei Navalny appears in court virtually - gaunt but defiant

Listen to Alexei Navalny appears in court virtually - gaunt but defiantThe Kremlin critic told the court President Putin was turning Russians into slaves. Also: China launches the first module of its new space station, and the contestant who begged to be voted off a reality TV show.

Biden: 'America is on the move again'

Listen to Biden: 'America is on the move again'President Biden delivers his first address to a joint session of the US Congress. He outlined massive spending packages to create green jobs and ensure all children had access to a good education. Also: hospitals in India are overwhelmed as Covid-19 pandemic continues, and the Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins dies aged 90.

US investigators raid Rudy Giuliani's home

Listen to US investigators raid Rudy Giuliani's homeThe former New York mayor and lawyer to Donald Trump is being investigated for dealings with Ukraine. Also: hospitals in India are overwhelmed as Covid19 pandemic continues, and the Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins dies aged ninety.

India: Official Covid death-toll is now above 200,000

Listen to India: Official Covid death-toll is now above 200,000Experts warn that the true number of deaths could be much higher. We speak to emergency workers, and hear how major cities and rural communities are affected by deepening crisis. Also, how neighbouring Pakistan is responding to India's plight, and Britain's PM Boris Johnson to face investigation over funding for his apartment.

Rising anger in India

Listen to Rising anger in IndiaThe government is under pressure to reveal the true number of Covid deaths as India's healthcare system buckles under a huge second wave of infections. Also: teenage girls could be at a higher risk of concussion than boys when playing football and the women who pioneered electronic music are celebrated in a new film.

India: Covid pandemic 'beyond crisis point'

Listen to India: Covid pandemic 'beyond crisis point'It's thought officials have under-reported the death rate. Also: Brazil launches inquiry into President Bolsonaro's handling of the pandemic; and police officers in the Philippines are cleared of wrongdoing after they were found holding people in a secret jail cell.

AstraZeneca: US to share up to 60m vaccine doses

Listen to AstraZeneca: US to share up to 60m vaccine dosesThe US has announced it will share its supplies of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine with other countries once a safety review by the Food and Drug Administration has been completed. Also: Opposition forces occupy key parts of Mogadishu in Somalia and we hear from Italy’s Robinson Crusoe, who has been forced to leave his secluded island home after 32 years.

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