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Jul 19, 2019

BritBox: ITV and BBC set out plans for new streaming service
Shows like Love Island, Gavin & Stacey and Victoria will be on ITV and the BBC's streaming service.

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Jul 19, 2019

Firework drone 'false news' says Instagram star Lucas Albert
Brazilian Instagram star Lucas Albert says his "revenge" video watched by millions was not real.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 19, 2019

Plant-based milks on the rise: A quarter of Britons are drinking them
Whether it's almond, soy or coconut it seems cow's milk is being ditched for alternatives.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 18, 2019

Ebola: Your questions answered
BBC health and science correspondent James Gallagher answers your questions on the disease.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 18, 2019

Kyoto Animation fire: Arson attack at Japan anime studio kills 33
Dozens are in hospital, some in a critical condition, after the attack on the Kyoto Animation studio.

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Jul 18, 2019

Russia's #metoo: Women say they 'need public attention'
Thousands of Russian women evoke #metoo to tell social media why they 'need public attention'.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 18, 2019

Kyoto Animation fire: Arson attack at Japan anime studio kills 26
Dozens are in hospital, some in a critical condition, after the attack on Kyoto Animation studio.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 18, 2019

Kyoto Animation fire: At least 26 dead after suspected arson attack
Dozens are in hospital, some in a critical condition, after the attack on a Kyoto Animation studio.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 18, 2019

Kyoto Animation fire: At least 23 dead after suspected arson attack
Dozens are in hospital, some in a critical condition, after the attack on a Kyoto Animation studio.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 18, 2019

Brexit: UK 'will have to face consequences' in event of no deal
EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier says Theresa May never told him she was willing to leave without one.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 18, 2019

Electric car models to triple in Europe by 2021
A European lobby group says the range of electric car models available to consumers is getting better.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 18, 2019

10 things that stopped Brexit happening
An account of 10 crucial mistakes, mishaps and misunderstandings that might explain why the UK hasn't left the EU yet.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 17, 2019

Instagram hides likes count in international test 'to remove pressure'
The number of likes is a measure of how well content is doing on the social media platform.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 17, 2019

Top London home prices 'falling fastest' amid UK slowdown
Detached London homes fell in value by over £50,000 in a year, but many regions see house price rises.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 17, 2019

Elon Musk reveals brain-hacking plans
Start-up NeuraLink wants to start testing its human computer interface on humans.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 16, 2019

Climate change: 'No brainer' fuel change to cut transport carbon
MPs say the simple step of adding more ethanol to the UK's fuel mix would be same as taking 700,000 cars off the roads.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 16, 2019

Brexit: Bosses seek cut to immigrant salary threshold
Business lobby groups say ministers must act to avoid "acute" skills shortages after Brexit.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 16, 2019

Juventus to be called Piemonte Calcio in Fifa after PES deal
Fifa 20 will be the first game in 25 years not to feature the licence for Serie A champions Juventus.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 16, 2019

Tory leadership race: Michael Gove 'keeping shtum' over choice
The environment secretary says both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt "would do a great job".

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Jul 16, 2019

EU Commission head nominee von der Leyen urges 'green deal'
German minister Ursula von der Leyen promises MEPs ambitious measures against climate change.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 16, 2019

EU top nominee von der Leyen in 'green deal' push for MEP votes
Germany's Ursula von der Leyen wants a carbon neutral EU by 2050 and says Brexit could be delayed.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 16, 2019

Harlech street takes record as steepest in the world
Guinness World Records says the Harlech street has beaten the previous record holder in New Zealand.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 16, 2019

Ryanair to cut flights after 737 Max delays
The airline also says it could close bases and axe summer flights next year.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 16, 2019

When most people never see a £50 note, why have it?
The Bank of England has unveiled the new Alan Turing £50 note, but does it make sense to even have it?

BBC Talking Point
Jul 15, 2019

Facebook scam-busting service goes live
New tools to fight online scams are launched after a legal action by TV personality Martin Lewis.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 15, 2019

Two million workers could become eligible for statutory sick pay
The government says it wants to extend eligibility to the lowest paid employees.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 14, 2019

Climate change: Used cooking oil imports may fuel deforestation
Imports of waste oil from Asia, intended to cut carbon from transport, are linked to rising levels of deforestation

BBC Talking Point
Jul 14, 2019

Trade negotiators wanted to fill Brexit gap
Liam Fox wants to train new trade negotiators. Opponents say it is a last-minute scramble.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 14, 2019

Vueling 'most delayed' airline in UK
The Spanish carrier's UK departures were delayed by an average of 31 minutes last year, research shows.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 14, 2019

Dementia: Lifestyle changes that could lower your risk
Research suggests up to a third of cases may be preventable with lifestyle changes.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 12, 2019

Twitch streamers banned for dangerous driving
Live-streaming platform Twitch has banned several people after they filmed themselves while driving.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 12, 2019

Turbulence injures 37 on Air Canada flight to Sydney
A flight from Vancouver to Sydney hits a severe patch of turbulence and is diverted to Hawaii.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 12, 2019

Thomas Cook in £750m rescue deal talks
The troubled travel company seeks a cash injection but says customers' holidays are "secure".

BBC Talking Point
Jul 12, 2019

T in the Park won't be returning
The Scottish festival ran for 22 years but organisers say they're focusing on new events.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 12, 2019

T in the Park won't ever be returning
The Scottish festival ran for 22 years but organisers say they're focusing on new events.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 11, 2019

Automated facial recognition trials backed by home secretary
The cameras have faced criticism, but Sajid Javid says it is right police use the latest technology.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 11, 2019

Apprenticeship v university: What course to take?
Navigating career choices is difficult, but both academic and vocational routes have die-hard defenders.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 11, 2019

Is height important on dating sites?
A video of a 5 ft man losing his temper in a bagel shop sparks a discussion about dating and height.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 11, 2019

Greece storm: Seven killed in Halkidiki area popular with tourists
Hailstorms and gale-force winds leave seven dead and dozens injured in the region of Halkidiki.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 11, 2019

Islamic headscarf: Iran's promotional video divides opinion
In the clip, an "inappropriately dressed" woman has an encounter with a shopkeeper and changes her ways.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 11, 2019

Greece storm: Six tourists die in Halkidiki
Hailstorms and gale-force winds leave six dead and at least 30 injured in the region of Halkidiki.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 10, 2019

Are sugary drinks causing cancer?
A study suggests a link for both fizzy pop and fruit juices, although the reason is not clear.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 10, 2019

The sex scandal at the heart of the Afghan government
A BBC investigation uncovers allegations of sexual harassment at the heart of the Afghan government.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 10, 2019

Pollution warning over car tyre and brake dust
Even going electric won't stop cars polluting city streets, government advisers say.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 10, 2019

Branson warns pound to plummet in no-deal Brexit
The Virgin boss tells the BBC a no-deal Brexit would be "devastating" for his company.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 10, 2019

Man who 'saved Santa' says more schools should teach CPR
A US tattoo artist urged more high schools to teach CPR after he saved a Santa impersonator's life.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 10, 2019

Papua New Guinea: Women and children killed in tribal massacre
At least 24 people are dead, including two pregnant women, in tribal violence in Papua New Guinea.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 10, 2019

Major: I will seek a judicial review to stop Parliament shutdown
Ex-PM says suspending Parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit would be 'totally unacceptable'.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 10, 2019

Climate change: UK government 'like Dad's Army'
The UK's "ramshackle" approach means emissions are not being cut fast enough, advisers say,

BBC Talking Point
Jul 10, 2019

Amazon Alexa offering NHS health advice
The voice-assisted device will give official NHS advice, but critics fear a "data protection disaster".

BBC Talking Point
Jul 10, 2019

Brexit: 85 unfilled roles at DAERA present 'serious risk'
DAERA says it cannot recruit the Brexit staff it needs even after 90 workers were redeployed.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 09, 2019

'Why are electric cars more expensive?' And more of your questions answered
Our business and transport correspondents answer your questions on electric cars.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 09, 2019

'How do I charge an electric car without a driveway?' And more of your questions answered
Our business and transport correspondents answer your questions on electric cars.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 08, 2019

No-deal Brexit: Can MPs overrule the new prime minister?
What ways - if any - do MPs have of preventing the UK leaving the EU without a deal on 31 October?

BBC Talking Point
Jul 08, 2019

Brexit: Welsh Government to help EU citizens apply to stay
The Welsh Government says it will offer support to help people apply for settled status.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 08, 2019

Desktop dining rules: No boiled eggs or tinned fish
There are unofficial rules for what you can eat at your desk, but should you even be doing it anyway?

BBC Talking Point
Jul 08, 2019

Ice cream licker in Texas whips up a storm
People react to a video of a young woman licking ice cream from a tub before returning it to a store freezer.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 08, 2019

British Airways faces record £183m fine for data breach
The airline is contesting the penalty imposed by the watchdog after hackers breached its IT systems.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 08, 2019

Bankers sent home as Deutsche starts slashing jobs
Teams of traders in Tokyo and elsewhere in Asia are dismissed as the bank slims down its operations.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 08, 2019

Former Brexit chief: We should all worry about no deal
The civil servant previously in charge of Brexit-planning tells the BBC no deal is fraught with risk.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 06, 2019

YouTube star Etika's fans tattooed in his memory
Fans of the late YouTuber Etika explain why they want to keep his memory alive.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 05, 2019

Tory leadership candidates face Scottish members
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are taking part in a Conservative leadership hustings event in Perth.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 05, 2019

SpongeBob SquarePants fan claims Nickelodeon copied art
A fan of the cartoon claims Nickelodeon used his artwork of Bikini Bottom without permission.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 05, 2019

Plane fire: Virgin Atlantic flight makes emergency landing
Police believe portable phone charger may be to blame for the fire on the Virgin Atlantic flight.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 05, 2019

Southern California shaken by 6.4 magnitude earthquake
A state of emergency has been declared in the city of Ridgecrest as firefighters battle flames.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 05, 2019

Electric cars 'will not solve transport problem,' report warns
Car use will still need to be curbed, even when all vehicles use clean electricity, a report warns.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 04, 2019

Tory leadership candidates to face Scottish members
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are to take part in a Conservative leadership hustings event in Perth.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 04, 2019

Stormont deadlock: Plan to fast-track NI bill 'blocking progress'
Labour hits out at the plan to push a bill through Parliament that would delay a Stormont election.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 04, 2019

Stormont elections: Westminster laws set to cause further delay
Without the legislation, NI Secretary Karen Bradley would have to call a Stormont election in August.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 04, 2019

National Trust plans to dump fossil fuel shares
Europe's biggest conservation charity will sell its fossil fuel shares and invest in green start-ups.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 03, 2019

Theresa May review 'to look at boosting Wales Office'
The prime minister is expected to announce a review of how UK departments deal with devolution.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 03, 2019

Conservative leadership: Theresa May says next PM 'must strengthen the union'
Theresa May urges her potential successors to "think creatively" about how to ensure the UK stays together.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 03, 2019

Alcohol abuse affects one in five UK inpatients, study suggests
The figures are 10 times higher than the general population, making support vital, a study says.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 03, 2019

Nicki Minaj Saudi gig prompts confusion online
"No one in Saudi Arabia Googled her did they?"

BBC Talking Point
Jul 03, 2019

'Supporters' in Trump Facebook adverts were actors
Actors and a fake location were used in Facebook adverts for Donald Trump's re election campaign.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 03, 2019

Prime minister to announce devolution review during trip to Scotland
It will look at government departments to ensure they work in the best interests of devolution.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 03, 2019

Tory leadership: Boris Johnson promises review of 'unhealthy food taxes'
But campaigners and a former Conservative health minister have criticised his idea.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 03, 2019

US top of the garbage pile in global waste crisis
The US is the world's top producer of waste per head of population, and one of the worst at recycling.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 03, 2019

Obesity 'causes more cases of some cancers than smoking'
Some common cancers are now more likely to be caused by obesity than tobacco, a charity is warning.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 02, 2019

Tesco faces Brexit deadline headache
The retail giant's boss says an October Brexit could cause problems as it's too close to Christmas.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 02, 2019

Hong Kong protests: China says protesters 'trample rule of law'
Beijing strongly condemns the ransacking of the Hong Kong parliament by protesters on Monday night.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 01, 2019

Dogs 'prevent stressed students dropping out'
The growing number of therapy dogs in universities are making a real difference, researchers say.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 01, 2019

EU-Swiss share trading row: What does it mean?
The EU and Switzerland are at loggerheads over share trading, but why and what does it mean?

BBC Talking Point
Jul 01, 2019

Outrage over Harvard appointment of Michigan governor
The Ivy League university's choice of Rick Snyder, who oversaw the Flint water crisis, prompts backlash.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 01, 2019

Marianne Williamson: Memes propel presidential candidate
How memes helped Marianne Williamson take off overnight and pick up campaign pledges in the process.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 01, 2019

Marianne Williamson: Presidential hopeful winning Reddit votes
How memes helped Marianne Williamson take off overnight and pick up campaign pledges in the process.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 01, 2019

Marianne Williamson: Presidential hopeful wins Reddit's vote
How memes helped Marianne Williamson take off overnight and pick up campaign pledges in the process.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 01, 2019

Marianne Williamson: The presidential candidate winning Reddit's vote
How memes helped Marianne Williamson take off overnight and pick up campaign pledges in the process.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 01, 2019

Hong Kong: Protesters storm and deface parliament on handover anniversary
The unrest followed a huge peaceful protest over a controversial extradition law.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 01, 2019

Is lesbian kiss in Crimean play 'gay propaganda'?
Young women kissing on stage in Crimea creates a discussion on social media about 'gay propaganda'.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 01, 2019

Hong Kong: Protesters breach government building on handover anniversary
Protesters smash their way into the Legislative Council building amid widespread protests.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 01, 2019

Mexico hail: Ice 1.5m thick carpets Guadalajara
Streets are carpeted in ice which traps vehicles and damages homes in Guadalajara.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 01, 2019

BBC Have Your Say on WhatsApp
Audiences can send their news stories to the BBC using the chat app, WhatsApp

BBC Talking Point
Jul 01, 2019

How to share your questions, stories, pictures and videos with BBC News
Have you got a good story? BBC News wants to hear from you.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 01, 2019

Hong Kong: Police and protesters clash on handover anniversary
Protesters smash the door of a government building on the anniversary of the city's return to China.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 01, 2019

Mexico hail: Ice 1.5m thick carpets Mexico's Guadalajara
Streets were carpeted in ice which trapped vehicles and damaged homes in Guadalajara.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 30, 2019

How wealthy are you?
Where you live and when you were born play a big part in how much of the UK's wealth you are likely to own.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 28, 2019

European heatwave: France hits record temperature of 45.9C
The new record, equivalent to 114.6F, was measured in southern France amid a Europe-wide heatwave.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 28, 2019

European heatwave: France hits record temperature of 45.8C
The new record, equivalent to 114.4F, was measured in southern France amid a Europe-wide heatwave.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 28, 2019

European heatwave: France hits record temperature of 45.1C
The new record, equivalent to 113.2F, was measured in southern France amid a Europe-wide heatwave.

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