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US sanctions Russians over Navalny poisoning

Listen to US sanctions Russians over Navalny poisoningThe Biden administration imposes its first sanctions on Russia over what it says was Moscow’s attempt to kill Alexei Navalny. The move, which targets Russia's top spy and six other officials, was co-ordinated with the European Union. Also: scientists discover a group of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo are able to suppress HIV without medication, and one of reggae's most important voices, Bunny Wailer, dies at the age of 73.

Hundreds of kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls freed

Listen to Hundreds of kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls freedThe girls were abducted by gunmen from their boarding school in Zamfara state and taken to a forest. Also: the Prime Minister of Singapore condemns the violence in Myanmar, and the extraordinary journey of a wolf on the west coast of the United States.

Jamal Khashoggi: US defends decision not to punish Saudi Crown Prince

Listen to Jamal Khashoggi: US defends decision not to punish Saudi Crown PrinceThe Biden administration had been strongly criticised for not sanctioning the Crown Prince directly, despite blaming him for the journalist's murder in an official report last week. The US State Department insists it is focused on Saudi Arabia’s future conduct. Also: a BBC reporter covering the deadly conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray province is detained by the military, and the Nobel prize winning author Kazuo Ishiguro discusses the inspiration behind his new novel.

Fresh charges against deposed Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Listen to Fresh charges against deposed Burmese leader Aung San Suu KyiAung San Suu Kyi is charged with two more offences, as the security forces again use tear gas and stun grenades against peaceful protesters. Also: the former president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, is found guilty of corruption and influence peddling; and Donald Trump hints at a new bid for the White House.

Donald Trump returns to political stage

Listen to Donald Trump returns to political stageMr Trump told the Conservative Political Action Conference he would not be starting a new political party. Also, police in Myanmar open fire on protesters, and a Russian warship enters a port in Sudan where Russia is planning to build a new naval base.

Political tensions escalate in Armenia

Listen to Political tensions escalate in ArmeniaThe Armenian president has refused to follow through an order from the prime minister to sack the army chief. Also: hundreds of arrests across Myanmar as the military authorities harden their response, and researchers dig out a near intact Roman ceremonial chariot in Pompeii.

Jamal Khashoggi: US says Saudi prince approved Khashoggi killing

Listen to Jamal Khashoggi: US says Saudi prince approved Khashoggi killingA US intelligence report has found that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the murder of exiled journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. The report said this conclusion was based on the crown prince's absolute control over the security apparatus, and his willingness to use violence to silence critics. Also, Myanmar's ambassador to the UN has condemned the military coup in his country and has sided strongly with mass protests, and we hear why fish in Kenya are dying in large numbers.

Nigeria: More than 300 schoolgirls kidnapped

Listen to Nigeria: More than 300 schoolgirls kidnappedUnidentified gunmen abducted the girls in tge early morning from a school in Zamfara state. This is latest in a series of attacks targeting schools in northern Nigeria in recent years. Also, court rules that British-born IS recruit Shamima Begum cannot return to UK from Syria, and BBC investigation finds portions of Brazil's Amazon rainforest being sold illegally on internet.

EU leaders vow to speed up vaccine production

Listen to EU leaders vow to speed up vaccine productionGreece and Austria are urging other EU states to adopt coronavirus vaccination "passports". Also: jailed Putin critic Alexei Navalny "moved out of Moscow remand centre", and the black browed babbler bird is not extinct after all.

Armenian leader denounces 'attempted coup'

Listen to Armenian leader denounces 'attempted coup'PM Nikol Pashinyan leads crowds of supporters after the army says he must resign. Also: how elephants in zoos are helping their relatives in the wild, and the pandemic's impact on the German language.

US says report on Khashoggi murder in Saudi consulate expected 'soon'

Listen to US says report on Khashoggi murder in Saudi  consulate expected 'soon'A US intelligence report on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a Saudi consulate in Istanbul will be published soon. Also: single-shot Covid-19 vaccine ‘stable and effective’, and Van Gogh painting on show for the first time.

Covid: WHO's Covax scheme delivers first vaccines

Listen to Covid: WHO's Covax scheme delivers first vaccinesGhana is first nation to receive Coronavirus vaccines through sharing initiative. Covax scheme aims to encourage richer countries to share vaccines with poorer nations. Also, German court jails Syrian former intelligence agent for complicity in crimes against humanity, and the Texan truck-driver who rescued hundreds of people stranded by ferocious winter storm.

Capitol security officials blame US intelligence failures in January 6 riot response

Listen to Capitol security officials blame US intelligence failures in January 6 riot responseTestifying to a Senate committee, officials said that the rioters 'came prepared for war'. Also: suspect in Malta journalist murder pleads guilty. Thousands protest in Tbilisi after arrest of Georgian opposition leader, and the American Beat poet, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, has died at the age of 101.

UN could suspend aid for N Korea's 'hungry millions'

Listen to UN could suspend aid for N Korea's 'hungry millions'The UN's World Food Programme says Pyongyang's strict Covid rules could halt its aid. Also: Facebook reverses its ban on news in Australia, and how wasps helped date cave paintings of kangaroos.

US Covid-19 deaths pass half a million

Listen to US Covid-19 deaths pass half a millionPresident Biden describes it as a truly grim heartbreaking milestone. Also: NASA releases videos of its Perseverance rover landing on Mars and the first audio recording from the surface of the planet, and the French electronic dance group Daft Punk announce a split after 28 years.

Italian ambassador killed in DR Congo

Listen to Italian ambassador killed in DR CongoLuca Attanasio and two others died after a UN convoy was attacked near Goma. Also: Boeing 777 airliners are grounded after an engine falls apart in mid-air, and a Chinese tea shop chain apologises for calling women a 'bargain' on its mugs.

Myanmar: Huge crowds mourn three demonstrators killed in protests

Listen to Myanmar: Huge crowds mourn three demonstrators killed in protestsThousands of Burmese activists held ceremonies and vigils for those killed by the military authorities as they try to suppress a campaign of civil disobedience against their coup. Also: The head of the UN nuclear watchdog says Iran has agreed to extend UN inspectors' access to its nuclear sites for a further three months, and NASA is to reveal the first video footage containing the sounds of the Red Planet captured by the cameras onboard its rover in Mars.

Myanmar: Two protestors shot dead

Listen to Myanmar: Two protestors shot deadMyanmar security forces open fire on protestors in the city of Mandalay, in the bloodiest show of force since the military coup earlier this month. Also, police in Barcelona clash with supporters of the jailed Catalan rapper Pablo Hasel. And Australian entrepreneurs look to the ocean for sustainable business opportunities.

G7 leaders pledge billions of dollars for UN global vaccination fund

Listen to G7 leaders pledge billions of dollars for UN global vaccination fundThe jabs will be distributed by the UN's COVAX scheme, also, a more lenient approach to drugs possession in Norway, and why a black footballer won't 'take the knee'.

Harry and Meghan not returning as working members of Royal Family

Listen to Harry and Meghan not returning as working members of Royal FamilyBuckingham Palace has said Prince Harry and Meghan "remain much loved members of the family". UK Supreme Court rules Uber drivers are workers, not self-employed. The UN asks for proof that Dubai's Princess Latifa is alive.

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