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BBC Talking Point
Jan 17, 2019

Theresa May urges Jeremy Corbyn: Let's talk Brexit
The PM says she wants to discuss the Labour leader's Brexit plans, but he dismisses her talks as a "stunt".

BBC Talking Point
Jan 17, 2019

Brexit: Theresa May meets party leaders to try to break deadlock
But Jeremy Corbyn calls the talks a "stunt" - as 29 January is pencilled in for a vote on any revised plan.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 17, 2019

Brexit: Theresa May meeting MPs 'to seek consensus'
The PM hopes the talks could help end the Brexit stalemate - as a vote on any revised plan is pencilled in for 29 January.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 17, 2019

Lin-Manuel Miranda raps fan for filming Hamilton
Lin-Manuel Miranda changed the lyrics during a performance to stop an audience member from filming.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 17, 2019

'Smartphone zombie' fine cheered on Chinese social media
Chinese social media users have welcomed the first fine issued to a so called 'smartphone zombie'

BBC Talking Point
Jan 17, 2019

'Smartphone zombie' fines
Chinese social media users have welcomed the first fine issued to a so called 'smartphone zombie'

BBC Talking Point
Jan 16, 2019

World's coffee under threat, say experts
Of 124 coffees in the world, we only drink two, but we need to protect all of them, say scientists.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 16, 2019

The diet to save lives, the planet and feed us all?
And you don't have to be vegan to follow the "planetary health diet".

BBC Talking Point
Jan 16, 2019

A bit of meat, a lot of veg - the flexitarian diet to feed 10bn
And you don't have to be vegan to follow the "planetary health diet".

BBC Talking Point
Jan 16, 2019

Brexit: DUP meets PM before no confidence vote
DUP leader Arlene Foster says the party had a "useful" discussion with Theresa May at Westminster.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 16, 2019

Brexit: DUP meets PM before no-confidence vote
DUP leader Arlene Foster says the party had a "useful" discussion with Theresa May at Westminster.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 16, 2019

Kenya attack victim Jason Spindler was '9/11 survivor'
Jason Spindler was among at least 14 people killed in an attack by suspected militants on Tuesday.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 16, 2019

Victim was '9/11 survivor'
Jason Spindler was among at least 14 people killed in an attack by suspected militants on Tuesday.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 16, 2019

Nairobi hotel: Kenyans praise 'heroes' of DusitD2 siege
Photos showing acts of bravery and kindness have been shared alongside the hashtag #WeShallOvercome.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 16, 2019

#WeShallOvercome
Photos showing acts of bravery and kindness have been shared alongside the hashtag #WeShallOvercome.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 16, 2019

Brexit vote: Donald Tusk hints UK should stay in EU
The European Council president sends a cryptic tweet after Theresa May's Brexit deal is rejected.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 16, 2019

Leo Varadkar steps up Irish Brexit no-deal plans
"These are no longer contingency plans," Irish PM Leo Varadkar says as Theresa May faces a no-confidence vote.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 16, 2019

Wales has 'highest imprisonment rate' in western Europe
A "thorough debate" is needed on why more people are being sent to prison in Wales, say researchers.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 16, 2019

Australian Open: Roger Federer battles through against Dan Evans
British number four Dan Evans succumbs in three sets after pushing Roger Federer hard in an entertaining Australian Open second-round match.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 15, 2019

Brexit: MPs vote on Theresa May's deal
Theresa May is expected to be defeated by MPs voting on the terms of her plan to leave the EU.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 15, 2019

Brexit: MPs vote on an amendment to Theresa May's deal
Theresa May is expected to be defeated when MPs vote on her Brexit deal shortly.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 15, 2019

Nairobi DusitD2 hotel attacked by suspected militants
Explosions and gunfire erupt in the Kenyan capital in an attack claimed by Somali-based militants.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 15, 2019

Brexit: Medicine 'watch list' part of Ireland's no-deal plan
The Irish government has been advised against wider stockpiling of medicines, says PM Leo Varadkar.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 15, 2019

Nairobi DusitD2 hotel under attack as blasts and gunfire heard
Blasts and gunfire are heard in an attack claimed by Somali-based militant group al-Shabab.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 15, 2019

Theresa May facing crunch vote on her Brexit deal
Theresa May is expected to be defeated when MPs vote on the terms of the UK's withdrawal from the EU later.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 15, 2019

'Help' screams ignored
A tweet from a woman about being manhandled while using her wheelchair has prompted an outpouring of support and shared experiences.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 15, 2019

'I was screaming for help but people looked away'
A tweet from a woman about being manhandled while using her wheelchair has prompted an outpouring of support and shared experiences.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 15, 2019

Brexit: Irish cabinet discusses 'no deal plans'
Leo Varadkar's cabinet met just hours before UK MPs vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 15, 2019

Brexit: Theresa May faces 'meaningful vote' on her deal
Theresa May is expected to be defeated when MPs vote on the terms of the UK's withdrawal from the EU later.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 15, 2019

How does Brexit affect the pound?
Sterling has had a volatile couple of years since the UK voted to leave the European Union. Why?

BBC Talking Point
Jan 15, 2019

Brexit: Irish cabinet to discuss 'no deal plans'
Leo Varadkar's cabinet will meet just hours before UK MPs vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 14, 2019

Brexit: Theresa May warns no-deal Brexit could break up UK
Theresa May says it would strengthen calls for an Irish border poll and Scottish independence.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 14, 2019

May says opponents of Brexit deal risk 'letting British people down'
The PM urges critics to give her Brexit deal "a second look" but Labour says she faces "humiliating defeat".

BBC Talking Point
Jan 14, 2019

Brexit: Simon Coveney says Ireland must hold its nerve
Simon Coveney makes the remark as EU-UK letters issuing reassurances on the backstop are published.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 14, 2019

Theresa May urges MPs to back Brexit deal 'for country's sake'
The PM says MPs can end uncertainty in Tuesday's vote as she welcomes new assurances on Northern Ireland.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 14, 2019

Brexit: DUP to oppose EU's Irish border backstop letter
The DUP dismisses a letter due to be issued by the EU giving Theresa May reassurances on the backstop.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 14, 2019

Hitachi to decide on fate of UK nuclear plant
Government nuclear policy is under scrutiny amid reports the Japanese firm may scrap a £20bn reactor.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 14, 2019

China's exports saw biggest fall for two years in December
Both exports and imports fell last month, but the trade surplus with the US hit a record high in 2018.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 12, 2019

Picture perfect
Philippines teacher Roselyn Barcoma's sketches of her students have received a lot of love online.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 11, 2019

Peppa and royalty
An episode of Peppa Pig inspired the two girls to ask the British Embassy to help them meet the Queen.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 11, 2019

Brexit: Hunt warns of Brexit 'paralysis' if deal is rejected
The foreign secretary attacks Speaker Bercow for "frustrating" the government over Brexit.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 11, 2019

US shutdown: Trump renews national emergency threat over wall
The president digs in on Mexican wall funding, as a government shutdown nears a US record.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 10, 2019

Andy Murray: Australian Open could be last tournament
A tearful Andy Murray says next week's Australian Open in Melbourne could be the last tournament he plays in his career.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 10, 2019

Brexit: Theresa May calls union chiefs to seek support for deal
Theresa May widens her search for backing - but union bosses say her deal is not good enough.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 10, 2019

'Amazing' murals
An Illinois school's attempt to encourage students to read has proven popular on social media.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 10, 2019

The school using giant book murals to encourage reading
An Illinois school's attempt to encourage students to read has proven popular on social media.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 09, 2019

Brexit: Second Commons defeat for Theresa May in 24 hours
MPs vote to force the PM to announce new Brexit plans within three days if her deal fails in the Commons.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 09, 2019

Brexit: MPs' vote piles fresh pressure on Theresa May
MPs vote to force the PM to announce new Brexit plans within three days if her deal fails in the Commons.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 09, 2019

Brexit: Conservative MPs' anger at Speaker John Bercow ruling
The Speaker defends his decision to give MPs a vote on Brexit changes opposed by the government.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 09, 2019

Bid to introduce a £2 tourist tax in Edinburgh wins support
A public consultation suggests a majority of residents and hotels are supportive of £2 visitor tax plan.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 09, 2019

Brexit: MPs to resume debate on PM's plan
Rebel Tories plan fresh moves to increase MPs' powers over the Brexit process.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 09, 2019

Heathrow airport drone investigated by police and military
"Extensive searches" are being carried out in the area after reports of a drone halted flights on Tuesday.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 08, 2019

Climate change: Which are the best vegan milks?
With sales of vegan foods on the rise, check the environmental impact of plant-based milks.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 08, 2019

Climate change: Which vegan milk is best?
With sales of vegan foods on the rise, check the environmental impact of plant-based milks.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 08, 2019

VAR: Mauricio Pochettino and Maurizio Sarri critical after Carabao Cup tie
Mauricio Pochettino and Maurizio Sarri criticise VAR in Tottenham's 1-0 win over Chelsea in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 08, 2019

World Bank warns of 'darkening skies' for global economy
In its annual report on global prospects the World Bank forecasts a slowdown in economic growth.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 08, 2019

Smartphone users warned to be careful of the Antichrist
Russian Orthodox leader Patriarch Kirill warns Antichrist could be "at the head of the worldwide web".

BBC Talking Point
Jan 08, 2019

Antichrist warning
Russian Orthodox leader Patriarch Kirill warns Antichrist could be "at the head of the worldwide web".

BBC Talking Point
Jan 08, 2019

Email error 'like handing over your keys'
A stranger's financial details were visible as he entered the wrong email when signing up to a credit service.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 08, 2019

Jobs a worry for nine out of ten NI young people surveyed
Just a fifth of 18-30 year olds in NI are optimistic about the country's future, a survey suggests.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 07, 2019

Brexit: MPs try to limit government's no-deal financial powers
MPs will later seek to limit the government's financial powers in the event of Brexit without a deal.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 07, 2019

#IceBoy's changed life
Now nine, Wang Fuman doesn't have to walk almost three miles in the cold to get to school anymore.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 07, 2019

How the life of China's #IceBoy has changed one year on
Now nine, Wang Fuman doesn't have to walk almost three miles in the cold to get to school anymore.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 07, 2019

NHS long-term plan: Focus on prevention 'could save 500,000 lives'
Bosses aim to focus on preventing ill-health as part of a plan to create an NHS fit for the 21st century.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 07, 2019

Car sales see biggest fall since financial crisis
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says car sales faced a "perfect storm" of uncertainty over Brexit and supply shortages.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 07, 2019

Golden Globes 2019: Olivia Colman, Ben Whishaw and Richard Madden win
Olivia Colman, Ben Whishaw and Richard Madden win at the prestigious Los Angeles ceremony.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 03, 2019

'Mysterious' smell
Iranian government officials say the smell is "not a cause for concern".

BBC Talking Point
Jan 03, 2019

'Mysterious' smell gets up Tehran noses
Iranian government officials say the smell is "not a cause for concern".

BBC Talking Point
Jan 03, 2019

Farmers warned of Brexit no-deal 'turbulence'
Michael Gove says the risk of tariffs on food exports without a deal is "grim and inescapable".

BBC Talking Point
Jan 03, 2019

China Moon mission lands Chang'e-4 spacecraft on far side
The robotic space mission is the first landing on the side of the Moon that never faces Earth.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 02, 2019

Is this the end of owning music?
CD sales slumped to 32m in 2018, as streaming asserts its dominance over the music industry.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 02, 2019

Labour shortages and slowing sales put squeeze on UK firms
UK firms are under pressure from a combination of slowing sales, labour shortages and higher prices

BBC Talking Point
Jan 02, 2019

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: 'I don't want to leave Man Utd'
Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he does not want to leave his role at the club in the summer.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 02, 2019

Michael van Gerwen on chat with Dutch Prime Minister and PDC world darts titles target
World champion Michael van Gerwen discusses the reaction to his triumph, his future targets and the 'price of selfies'.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 02, 2019

Sugar trial hooks family
An experiment by 12-year-old Matthew has changed the Carter family's attitude to sugar consumption.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 02, 2019

Matthew's experiment changed his family's attitude to sugar
An experiment by 12-year-old Matthew has changed the Carter family's attitude to sugar consumption.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 02, 2019

Grayling defends no-deal Brexit ferry contract
The transport secretary says awarding a ferry contract to a firm with no ships is "supporting business".

BBC Talking Point
Jan 01, 2019

Missed GP appointments 'cost NHS England £216m'
Officials urge patients to cancel consultations to free up doctors amid rising demand for services.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 01, 2019

Game of Thrones to Line of Duty: The TV shows to look out for in 2019
It's going to be a big year, with the likes of The Crown and Game of Thrones returning to our screens.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 01, 2019

Vaping kits for prisoners to cost £150,000
The Scottish Prison Service has paid for about 7,500 vaping kits after a smoking ban came into force in November.

BBC Talking Point
Jan 01, 2019

New Horizons: Nasa probe survives flyby of Ultima Thule
The New Horizons spacecraft confirms its "healthy" status after a historic encounter with an icy world.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 26, 2018

Lost teddy gets fast-tracked home in time for Christmas
A social media appeal and the kindness of ScotRail staff helped reunite Frankfurter with five-year-old Eva.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 26, 2018

Lost teddy gets home
A social media appeal and the kindness of ScotRail staff helped reunite Frankfurter with five-year-old Eva.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 25, 2018

#DuvetKnowItsChristmas
People are sharing the nostalgic things they find in their childhood bedrooms this Christmas.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 25, 2018

#DuvetKnowItsChristmas: The odd places we sleep at Christmas
People are sharing the nostalgic things they find in their childhood bedrooms this Christmas.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 23, 2018

Gifts for 'lonely' elderly
The women sent the Christmas presents after learning that 60% of care home residents don't receive visitors.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 23, 2018

Friends send 533 gift bags to 'lonely' US elderly
The women sent the Christmas presents after learning that 60% of care home residents don't receive visitors.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 21, 2018

Gatwick chaos
Their host families had feared the shutdown would prevent the children from enjoying two weeks of TLC.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 21, 2018

Gatwick disruption: Chernobyl children land in time for Christmas
Their host families had feared the shutdown would prevent the children from enjoying two weeks of TLC.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 21, 2018

Hamilton remix
Former US President Barack Obama reads George Washington's farewell address in new Hamilton remix.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 21, 2018

Hamilton remix feat. Obama
Former US President Barack Obama reads George Washington's farewell address in new Hamilton remix.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 21, 2018

Hamilton remix stars Barack Obama as George Washington
Former US President Barack Obama reads George Washington's farewell address in new Hamilton remix.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 21, 2018

Firms told to prepare for no-deal Brexit
A Treasury minister issues a "call to action" to businesses to prepare for a no-deal scenario.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 21, 2018

Brexit: David Gauke doubts PM would back no-deal
The justice secretary adds he would find it "very difficult" to stay in cabinet in that scenario.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 20, 2018

UK car production tumbles in November
Weak demand in the UK and export markets sees car output fall 20% in November from a year earlier.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 20, 2018

Tax junk food high in sugar and salt, says top doctor
The food industry is "failing the public" and must do more, England's chief medical officer says.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 20, 2018

Outrage at dress ban
A proposed ban on government officials wearing the traditional pheran prompted a social media outcry.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 20, 2018

Kashmir dress ban
A proposed ban on government officials wearing the traditional pheran prompted a social media outcry.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 20, 2018

‘Shabbiest tree'
Ukrainians are split on their capital city's new Christmas tree, comparing it to a 'thin candle'.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 20, 2018

'Pathetic' Kiev Christmas tree divides social media
Ukrainians are split on their capital city's new Christmas tree, comparing it to a 'thin candle'.

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