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BBC Talking Point
Nov 17, 2019

Artist will.i.am accuses Qantas flight attendant of racism
The US musician was met by police at Sydney airport after a disagreement with a flight attendant.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 14, 2019

Election 2019, Your Questions Answered: What are parties saying on childcare?
What are the parties promising to do about childcare costs, and more of your questions answered.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 13, 2019

Narwhal: Puppy with extra tail on his head rescued
Thousands of "likes" pour in for a Missouri rescue centre and the "unicorn" dog with a tail on his brow.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 12, 2019

General election 2019: 'Why can't we vote online?'
Chi Chi Izundu meets voters with questions about online voting.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 11, 2019

Election 2019, Your Questions Answered: How could the election affect Brexit?
How much money has been spent on Brexit, and other questions answered.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 09, 2019

General election 2019: How political parties choose election candidates
More than 70 current MPs will not stand in the elections, so who replaces them?

BBC Talking Point
Nov 08, 2019

General election 2019: Can I vote as someone else?
You don't have to show ID when you vote so what's to stop you pretending to be someone else?

BBC Talking Point
Nov 07, 2019

Election 2019, Your Questions Answered: From what age can you campaign?
Should students vote at home or at university, and more of your questions answered.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 06, 2019

Election 2019, Your Questions Answered: Where should students vote?
Should students vote at home or at university, and more of your questions answered.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 06, 2019

Election 2019, Your Questions Answered: Who can stand for election?
How do I know that my postal vote has been received and not altered, and more of your questions answered.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 06, 2019

Election 2019, Your Questions Answered: Can I watch votes being counted?
How do I know that my postal vote has been received and not altered, and more of your questions answered.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 06, 2019

Election 2019, Your Questions Answered: Is my postal vote safe?
Do former MPs still get paid in the run-up to the election, and more of your questions answered.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 05, 2019

Election 2019, Your Questions Answered: Do MPs still get paid?
How much does an election cost, and more of your questions answered.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 05, 2019

Election 2019, Your Questions Answered: What happens during the campaign?
Do MPs still get paid, and your other questions answered.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 05, 2019

General election 2019: Tories and Labour clash over Brexit promises
Jeremy Corbyn will pledge to "sort" Brexit within six months but the Tories say this is a "fairy tale".

BBC Talking Point
Nov 04, 2019

General Election 2019: Don't politicise health service - NHS boss
Politicians are urged not to make "empty promises" and tell "outright lies" about health funding.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 01, 2019

Iceland livestreams 10-year-old McDonald's cheeseburger
The meal was bought from the Nordic nation's last McDonald's in 2009 to see if it would ever decay.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 01, 2019

General election 2019: What questions do you have?
What do you want to know about polling, policies (or anything else) ahead of the 2019 general election?

BBC Talking Point
Nov 01, 2019

General election 2019: Nigel Farage wants election 'alliance' with Tories
The Brexit Party leader hints at a pact but does not reveal how many candidates his party will field.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 01, 2019

Climate policies 'will transform UK landscape'
Britain's countryside could be transformed by policies to combat climate change.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 31, 2019

UUP leader-elect Steve Aiken refuses to say if he will run 18 candidates
Steve Aiken has previously said the party would run in every constituency for the general election.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 31, 2019

'People come for the selfies but won't pay $2 for pizza'
Pizzability became a viral hit but then the customers stopped coming.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 31, 2019

Ending stigma and shame over sanitary pads
Diane Shaibu's tweet about patriarchy and periods has resonated with many.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 31, 2019

Pakistan train fire: Karachi to Rawalpindi service blaze kills dozens
Authorities say the fire began when a gas cylinder being used by passengers to cook food exploded.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 31, 2019

Labour campaign launch: What questions do you have?
What do you want to know about the launch of the Labour Party's general election campaign?

BBC Talking Point
Oct 31, 2019

Ukraine MP 'sorry' for prostitute chat in parliament
The married politician initially defended his actions as an attempt to "shame snooping journalists".

BBC Talking Point
Oct 31, 2019

Waste: Landfill a 'better option' than burning, says AM
Councils are trying to stop rubbish ending up in landfill, but an AM says burning it is even worse.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 30, 2019

Call to unlock Scotland's billion pound wind potential
The renewables industry says floating wind farms could deliver tens of billions to the economy.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 30, 2019

Car industry gloom as UK production falls further
Output fell in September capping a 15-month period of decline, an industry body says.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 30, 2019

Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot owner 'on verge of' merger
Sources say Fiat Chrysler and the owner of France's Peugeot could announce the merger on Thursday.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 30, 2019

'Alarming' loss of insects and spiders recorded
A new study shows hundreds of different butterflies, bugs and flying insects are declining across Germany.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 30, 2019

California fires: Reagan Presidential Library threatened
A new blaze erupts near LA, as a rare "extreme red flag" warning is issued for much of the state.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 30, 2019

JJ Lin: Nurses suspended over 'auctioning' of singer's drip
Photos said to be of Mandopop singer JJ Lin's medical waste were posted online.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 30, 2019

Leaders in pre-election clash over NHS, Brexit and economy
Jeremy Corbyn says Labour offers "real change" but Boris Johnson accuses him of "protest" politics at PMQs.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 30, 2019

Getty Fire: Southern California gets red-flag warning
Forecasters say conditions are "unprecedented", as they issue the first alert of its kind.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 30, 2019

Getty Fire: Southern California gets extreme red-flag warning
Forecasters say conditions are "unprecedented", as they issue the first such alert of its kind.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 30, 2019

Brexit deal means ‘£70bn hit to UK by 2029'
The UK economy will be 3.5% smaller than if it had stayed in the EU, claims a new study.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 30, 2019

Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot owner in merger talks
Fiat Chrysler and the owner of France's Peugeot say they are in the early stages of merger talks.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 30, 2019

Parties gear up for 12 December election battle
The PM urges Tories to "come together" as Labour's Jeremy Corbyn says the poll is a "once-in-generation" opportunity.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 29, 2019

Asthma carbon footprint 'as big as eating meat'
Seven in every 10 inhalers prescribed in England contain propellants harmful to the environment, researchers say.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 29, 2019

Egyptian man dies after official 'forced' him off moving train
Railway officials in Egypt arrested following the death of a man travelling without a ticket.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 29, 2019

Baghdadi: Trump tweet inspires 'declassified' dog pictures
The tweet of a dog that helped "capture and kill" the Islamic State group's leader is inspiring dog owners to share pictures.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 29, 2019

Why 16-year-olds won't get the vote in time for an election
With an election close, there's not enough time or political support to give 16-year-olds the vote.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 29, 2019

California faces huge power cuts as wildfires rage
A further 1.5 million people are set to lose power as high winds fan flames across the state.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 28, 2019

Brexit: Johnson agrees to Brexit extension - but urges election
The PM says the opposition has "run out of excuses" - as he officially accepts a Brexit extension until 31 January.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 28, 2019

Girl with cerebral palsy walks for the first time
The mother of a seven-year-old with cerebral palsy had been "unsure" her daughter would ever walk.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 28, 2019

Christmas meal treats 'under threat'
Pigs in blankets might be scarce this Christmas because of labour shortages, says the meat industry.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 28, 2019

Rescuers try to save two-year-old boy stuck in well
Two-year old Sujith fell into the abandoned well on Friday and rescuers are racing against time.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 28, 2019

Brexit: European leaders agree extension to 31 January
The UK will not now leave the EU on Thursday, as MPs prepare to vote on a December election.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 28, 2019

Essex lorry deaths: Agony builds for Vietnamese families
In rural Vietnam, families of those feared dead in Essex reflect on the cost of the tragedy.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 27, 2019

Brexit negotiators removed 'adequate' from worker rights plan
Worker rights: UK negotiators remove "adequate" from employment and environmental standards enforcement.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 25, 2019

Depop: Can pre-loved clothes make fast fashion sustainable?
How young people are combating the environmental costs of fast fashion with bedroom-based business.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 25, 2019

PewDiePie: No, the world's biggest YouTuber is not banned in China
Despite the headlines, there is little evidence to suggest the huegly popular YouTuber is banned in China.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 25, 2019

'My reception was so bad even O2 couldn't call me'
Mobile giants unveil plan to end rural 'not-spots', aiming to get 4G coverage to 95% of the UK by 2025.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 25, 2019

Brexit: EU agrees to Brexit delay, but no date yet
Ambassadors say they will postpone the deadline beyond 31 October, but will not decide a date until next week.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 25, 2019

Brexit: EU considers extension as MPs mull election
Ambassadors discuss what length of delay to offer, as the chancellor says the 31 October deadline "can't be met".

BBC Talking Point
Oct 25, 2019

Essex lorry deaths: Post-mortem examinations to start on 39 bodies
Police continue to question the driver on suspicion of murdering the eight women and 31 men.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 25, 2019

QuickQuid: UK's largest payday lending firm to close
Thousands of QuickQuid customers had unresolved complaints about unaffordable payday loans.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 25, 2019

Mobile giants unveil plan to end rural 'not-spots'
The proposed deal with the government aims to get 4G coverage to 95% of the UK by 2025.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 24, 2019

Invasive species: MPs call for a million people's help
Train citizens to stop "outbreaks" of non-native species in the UK, a committee urges ministers.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 24, 2019

Dead woman's unfinished quilt attracts nationwide interest
Craft enthusiasts from all over the US and Canada work on a deceased woman's quilting project.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 24, 2019

A thousand needle workers volunteer to finish dead woman's quilt
Craft enthusiasts from all over the US and Canada work on a deceased woman's quilting project.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 24, 2019

Inside America's Aladdin cave of dead animals
There are millions of creatures, flora and fauna stored at the National Wildlife Property Repository in Colorado

BBC Talking Point
Oct 24, 2019

Inside America's Aladdin's cave of dead animals
There are millions of creatures, flora and fauna stored at the National Wildlife Property Repository in Colorado

BBC Talking Point
Oct 24, 2019

National Wildlife Property Repository: The people who take care of dead animals
There are millions of creatures, flora and fauna stored at the National Wildlife Property Repository in Colorado

BBC Talking Point
Oct 24, 2019

'Minimal' checks needed on post-Brexit NI-GB trade
The PM's deal means there will be new forms and checks between NI and GB, says the Brexit secretary.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 24, 2019

Brexit: Minimal targeted interventions' on trade to NI - Brexit secretary
The deal means there will be new forms, checks and administration between NI and GB trade.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 24, 2019

Brexit: NI business groups want 'greater clarity' over Irish Sea checks
The deal means there will be new forms, checks and administration between NI and GB trade.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 24, 2019

Brexit: No 10 denies government is split over pre-Christmas election
There are reports of splits over whether to call for an election or focus on getting a deal approved.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 23, 2019

Brexit deal would be 'considerable challenge' for Scottish economy
A report by the Fraser of Allander Institute says output in Scotland has already taken a £3bn "hit".

BBC Talking Point
Oct 23, 2019

Sturgeon and Drakeford back general election if no-deal risk removed
But Nicola Sturgeon and Mark Drakeford say the risk of no-deal must first be removed before they agree to an early poll.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 23, 2019

WWE 2K20: Fans slam game over glitches and bugs
Wrestling fans have slammed the new WWE 2K20 video game over visual glitches and game-breaking bugs.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 23, 2019

Google claims 'quantum supremacy' for computer
The company claims a quantum computer has surpassed conventional devices for the first time.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 22, 2019

Chile protests: President Piñera to meet opposition
President Piñera says he is ready to forge "a new social contract" as protests continue.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 22, 2019

Brexit: Boris Johnson in last push to get deal through
Boris Johnson urges Parliament to approve his intensive timetable but opposition MPs want more time.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 22, 2019

Chile protests: Cities under curfew as death toll rises to 13
Santiago and other cities are under emergency rule as violent anti-government protests continue.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 21, 2019

MPs vote on Brexit deal: Your questions answered
The government will try to pass a law bringing its new Brexit deal into force.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 21, 2019

Chile protests: Cost of living protests take deadly toll
Officials say eight people were killed on Sunday as looting broke out, bringing the total to 11.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 21, 2019

Woman finds her childhood book in museum
Zoe identified her childhood copy of The Secret Garden by the hieroglyphics she wrote on the cover.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 21, 2019

Waitrose and John Lewis to stop putting plastic toys in Christmas crackers
The company also plans to ban plastic glitter from its own-brand Christmas range by December 2020.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 21, 2019

Chile protests: Five dead after looters torch garment factory
A state of emergency is in place for much of the country as protests rage against the cost of living.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 21, 2019

Brexit deal acceptable, says top Barclays banker
Sir Ian Cheshire, chairman of Barclays' UK operations, says business leaders want to see certainty.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 18, 2019

This gran picked up roadkill to create the perfect armchair
How Nanny Pat's homemade labour of love made her the internet's favourite grandmother.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 18, 2019

Brexit deal: What does it mean?
Boris Johnson has agreed a new Brexit deal with the EU - but what does it mean and will Parliament pass it?

BBC Talking Point
Oct 18, 2019

Brexit: Johnson in race to win support for deal
The PM will try to persuade MPs to back his deal ahead of what is expected to be a knife-edge vote on Saturday in the Commons.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 18, 2019

SNP calls for Brexit extension and general election
Ian Blackford tables an amendment calling for a three-month delay to allow time for a general election.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 17, 2019

What impact will US tariffs have on Scotch whisky?
The whisky, shortbread and cashmere industries explain how the new 25% tariff could affect their business.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 17, 2019

Banning out-of-hours email 'could harm employee wellbeing'
Stopping staff accessing email outside the office could leave some feeling stressed, research suggests.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 17, 2019

Savile Row in firing line as US tariffs hit the UK
British luxury goods are targeted by the US as new taxes on exports take effect.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 17, 2019

Three phone services restored 'for majority'
Three says it is experiencing "technical difficulties with voice, text and data".

BBC Talking Point
Oct 17, 2019

Brexit: EU and UK reach deal but DUP refuses support
The prime minister hails "excellent deal" with the EU, but a successful vote in Parliament is not yet certain.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 17, 2019

Legal bid at Court of Session to stop MPs passing 'illegal' Brexit deal
Anti-Brexit campaigner Jo Maugham has lodged a petition at Scotland's highest civil court.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 17, 2019

Legal bid at Court of Session to stop MPs debating Brexit deal
Anti-Brexit campaigner Jo Maugham will lodge a petition at Scotland's highest civil court.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 17, 2019

Brexit: DUP rejects deal 'as things stand' as PM heads to EU summit
It is a blow for Boris Johnson as the PM heads to EU summit for more talks on his draft agreement.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 17, 2019

Three investigating loss of phone services
Three says it is experiencing "technical difficulties with voice, text and data".

BBC Talking Point
Oct 16, 2019

Climate change: Boris Johnson to chair new committee
A committee is set up to push climate action but critics point to delay on environment policy.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 16, 2019

Netflix warns of 'headwind' as new rivals loom
The firm's subscriber growth is slowing, and Disney and Apple are due to launch their own streaming services.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 16, 2019

Brexit: PM meets cabinet and DUP as Brussels talks continue
EU officials say the outcome of talks on both sides of the Channel should be known within hours.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 16, 2019

Brexit: No 10 meets DUP as Brussels talks continue
The prime minister's team must convince the DUP to accept concessions, as Brexit talks continue in Brussels.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 16, 2019

Brexit: 'Many issues' still unresolved, warns Leo Varadkar
Ireland's Leo Varadkar says differences remain as UK sources suggest the chance of a deal this week is "shrinking".

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