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BBC World Service

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

3809 - Germany election: narrow victory for centre-left
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  • 3809 - Germany election: narrow victory for centre-left

    Olaf Scholz says his Social Democrats plan to build a new coalition government, working with the Greens and liberal Free Democrats, but Angela Merkel’s CDU party is still hoping to hold on to power. Also: China tries to restore electricity supplies after widespread power cuts, and how flip flops gave some exam students in India an unfair advantage.

    Mon, 27 Sep 2021
  • 3808 - Germany: tight race for rivals to succeed Merkel

    Social Democrats are on course for a narrow victory in parliamentary elections in Germany. Also, UN watchdog says Iran has not allowed its inspectors full access to its nuclear sites, and Swiss voters back legalisation of same-sex marriage.

    Sun, 26 Sep 2021
  • 3807 - Chinese tech boss flies home to red carpet welcome

    Huawei's Meng Wanzhou flew into Shenzhen -- hours after two Canadians freed by China also returned home. Also today: Germans go to the polls to elect Angela Merkel’s successor; Kabul’s schoolgirls demand a return to class; and Britain performs a Brexit u-turn to attract more lorry drivers.

    Sat, 25 Sep 2021
  • 3806 - Deal struck to end legal standoff over Huawei telecom executive

    The senior Huawei executive, Meng Wanzhou, is expected to return home to China under a deal with US prosecutors; Mixed reaction to plans to hold the football world cup every two years? and a Kenyan policeman is re-instated after being fired for failing to turn up for work - whilst in a coma.

    Fri, 24 Sep 2021
  • 3805 - India: gunmen dressed as lawyers shoot gangster dead

    Jitender Gogi was in court in Delhi when two people opened fire. Also the European Commission urges Poland to give the necessary care and assistance to migrants caught in a stand-off on the border between Poland and Belarus, a campaign in the UK to help female judges get out of Afghanistan, and an Australian doctor comes up with a new technique to save the lives of shark-bite victims.

    Fri, 24 Sep 2021
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