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BBC Talking Point
Dec 14, 2017

Theresa May: We're on course to deliver Brexit despite vote
The UK prime minister insists 'good progress' is being made as she arrives at the EU summit.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 14, 2017

Ewoks and Smash Mouth?
Star Wars may be shown on the ISS, but Twitter says they may be surprised by a few things (no real spoilers).

BBC Talking Point
Dec 14, 2017

Chinese visitors left furious by 'fake' butterfly exhibition
A visitor said he had travelled 100km to see the exhibit, but felt he had been 'cheated'.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 14, 2017

Wealthy students tighten grip on university places
Figures show the gap between poor and wealthy students going to university continues to widen.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 14, 2017

Brexit: Theresa May heads to Brussels after EU vote loss
The EU summit comes after a Tory rebellion defeats the government in a key vote on Brexit.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 14, 2017

Post-Brexit EU aid warning from First Minister Carwyn Jones
It would be unacceptable for EU aid to be replaced by a Westminster-run system, says Carwyn Jones

BBC Talking Point
Dec 14, 2017

Is size important when it comes to wine glasses?
If your wine was served in a smaller glass, would you drink less of it?

BBC Talking Point
Dec 14, 2017

Former Swedish PM Carl Bildt warns on Brexit trade deal
Carl Bildt believes a transition period on EU membership could take longer than the UK expects.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 13, 2017

Brexit: EU rebel Dominic Grieve says he will 'stand up and be counted'
Theresa May insists she will give MPs a 'meaningful vote' on Brexit deal as she faces possible defeat.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 13, 2017

Lazio fans bombard referee's cafe with bad online reviews
An eatery believed to be run by a match official at Lazio's defeat to Torino faces fans' online anger.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 13, 2017

Red card review
An eatery believed to be run by a match official at Lazio's defeat to Torino faces fans' online anger.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 13, 2017

Brexit: May stands firm over Commons vote demands
Theresa May insists she will give MPs a 'meaningful vote' on Brexit deal as she faces possible defeat.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 13, 2017

'Feminism' is Merriam-Webster dictionary's word of year
The #MeToo campaign, women's marches and 'pussyhat' protesters help decide Merriam-Webster's choice.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 13, 2017

Boeing acting 'spitefully' in Bombardier trade dispute
The US aviation firm is questioned by MPs over Bombardier trade dispute that threatens Belfast jobs.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 13, 2017

Rebellion threat to EU Withdrawal Bill
Rebel MPs line up behind an amendment to guarantee Parliament a vote on the final Brexit deal.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 13, 2017

'I was saved from a £10,000 car scam'
Bank staff now alert police when a potential scam victim attempts to withdraw large sums of cash.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 13, 2017

'Feminism' is Merriam-Webster dictionary's word of the year
The #MeToo campaign, women's marches and 'pussyhat' protesters help decide Merriam-Webster's choice.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 13, 2017

MPs to question Boeing over Bombardier trade row
Executives are to give evidence about an ongoing dispute with Bombardier that threatens Belfast jobs.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 13, 2017

Warmer Arctic is the 'new normal'
The reliably frozen Arctic is history, say scientists who warn of an unprecedented rate of warming.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 13, 2017

Fight for acceptance
Natalie Toper tells her story of why she wears a stoma and how it has affected her daily life.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 13, 2017

'Have a stoma and live or don't have one and die'
Natalie Toper tells her story of why she wears a stoma and how it has affected her daily life.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 12, 2017

'Difficult' devolved Brexit talks end without deal
Talks between ministers from the Scottish and UK governments about Brexit once again end without an agreement.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 12, 2017

Skin betting: 'Children as young as 11 introduced to gambling'
Gamers as young as 11 bet using virtual weapons within video games which are then exchanged for cash.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 12, 2017

'Misinformation'
A former executive for the social network has blasted social media for 'ripping society apart'.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 12, 2017

'You are being programmed,' former Facebook executive warns
A former executive for the social network has blasted social media for 'ripping society apart'.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 11, 2017

Theresa May says Brexit deal 'good news' for all voters
Theresa May tells MPs the agreement should reassure both Leave and Remain supporters.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 11, 2017

New York Port Authority attack: Man held after Manhattan blast
A man is being held after an explosion that wounded four people at Port Authority bus terminal.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 11, 2017

What do you want BBC Reality Check to investigate?
What burning question do you want the answer to? Let us know and the Reality Check team could investigate.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 11, 2017

Cat Person: The short story people are talking about
A short story about a young woman's sexual encounter with a cat owner has provoked an online discussion on modern dating

BBC Talking Point
Dec 11, 2017

Felis domesticus
A short story about a young woman's sexual encounter with a cat owner has provoked an online discussion on modern dating

BBC Talking Point
Dec 11, 2017

It's time to 'embrace an android' says Labour's deputy leader
Robots can 'set us free' by taking over routine everyday tasks says Labour's deputy Tom Watson.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 11, 2017

Huntington's breakthrough may stop disease
Scientists say it could be the biggest breakthrough in neurodegenerative diseases for 50 years.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 11, 2017

Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease
Scientists say it could be the biggest breakthrough in neurodegenerative diseases for 50 years.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 11, 2017

Brexit deal is a 'gentleman's agreement' says EU
The Northern Ireland border deal is not legally binding - but the two sides have 'shaken' on it.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 11, 2017

Bitcoin futures trading begins on CBOE exchange in Chicago
Trading in futures contracts is a step towards legitimising the digital currency, its supporters say.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 11, 2017

Brexit: Theresa May claims new sense of optimism in talks
The UK prime minister will tell MPs she did not cave into Brussels in her deal to unlock talks.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 11, 2017

California's Thomas Fire scorches area larger than New York City
The Thomas fire is the fifth largest blaze in recorded state history and has grown significantly.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 11, 2017

Mt Hope installed as 'UK's highest peak'
Scientists re-measure the tallest mountains in the Antarctic territory claimed by Britain.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 08, 2017

Mother's love
A video of Wu Xiue raising money for her mentally ill son warmed hearts and shocked online users in China

BBC Talking Point
Dec 08, 2017

Mum's fundraising for ill son draws sympathy in China
A video of Wu Xiue raising money for her mentally ill son warmed hearts and shocked online users in China

BBC Talking Point
Dec 08, 2017

Bitcoin's rollercoaster ride after hitting $17,000
The digital currency plunges after hitting a new high on Friday, sparking fresh concerns.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 08, 2017

Brexit: 'Breakthrough' deal paves way for future trade talks
Theresa May says there will be no hard Irish border, paving the way for the start of trade talks.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 08, 2017

California wildfires: Nearly 200,000 flee as new blaze spreads
Some 200,000 residents have been evacuated and a state of emergency declared for a new blaze in San Diego

BBC Talking Point
Dec 08, 2017

Bitcoin hits $17,000 as bubble fears mount
The digital currency breaks through $17,000, raising fresh concerns about its exuberant rise.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 07, 2017

California wildfires: Nearly 200,000 flee amid new blaze
A woman's body is found in a burned-out area, and a new fire breaks out near San Diego.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 07, 2017

Multi-colour quest
Malcolm Turnbull asks social media to find whoever left a multi-coloured fabric bicycle outside his house.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 07, 2017

Bitcoin breaks through the $16,000 mark
The digital currency has seen its value more than double in the last month in a volatile journey.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 07, 2017

Boris Johnson explains 'EU can go whistle' remark
Foreign secretary says he was talking about 'very extortionate sums' he had seen reported in the summer.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 07, 2017

Coveney stands firm on Irish Brexit position
Sensitive negotiations continue, says Simon Coveney, but the Irish government will not budge on key issues.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 07, 2017

Terrorists have nowhere to hide, says defence secretary
British armed forces will 'bring destruction' to jihadists, says Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 07, 2017

Priyanka Chopra sparks Twitter search for most unread emails
A photo of Bollywood star's 250,000-plus unread emails sparks a search for the most bloated inbox online.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 07, 2017

Unread emails
A photo of Bollywood star's 250,000-plus unread emails sparks a search for the most bloated inbox online.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 07, 2017

Ministers 'absolutely optimistic' of Brexit border deal
The government is seeking to get agreement on a post-Brexit plan for Northern Ireland's border.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 07, 2017

Bitcoin breaks through the $15,000 mark
The digital currency has seen its value more than double in the last month in a volatile journey.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 07, 2017

California fire burns Bel-Air mansions as spread continues
The state's firefighters say they cannot effectively fight blazes in the current windy conditions.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 07, 2017

'Dead jihadists can't harm UK', Gavin Williamson says
Everything should be done to eliminate the threat posed by returning jihadis, the defence secretary says.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 07, 2017

Brexit: Irish PM expects new UK text on border in 24 hours
Leo Varadkar says Theresa May plans to suggest new Brexit offer on Irish border by end of the day.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 06, 2017

California wildfires
Raging wildfires have caused major traffic disruption on one of the busiest stretches of California.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 06, 2017

California wildfires reach Bel Air and Getty museum
Raging wildfires have caused major traffic disruption on one of the busiest stretches of California.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 06, 2017

China's message: Eight points, 16 animated gifs, one party
If you want to get your message across to young people about anti-corruption rules, what do you do?

BBC Talking Point
Dec 06, 2017

Mobile austerity
If you want to get your message across to young people about anti-corruption rules, what do you do?

BBC Talking Point
Dec 06, 2017

What do you want the BBC to investigate in 2018?
Royal weddings, Brexit and that Mexican wall aside - tell us what else you want to know about in 2018.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 06, 2017

Lakes, coffee and Santa Claus: Finland turns 100
Lesser-known facts from the people of Finland as their country marks its centenary.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 06, 2017

#Suomi100
Lesser-known facts from the people of Finland as their country marks its centenary.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 05, 2017

Can you hear this?
Why are some people able to hear this gif even though it is silent?

BBC Talking Point
Dec 05, 2017

Why some people can hear this silent gif
Why are some people able to hear this gif even though it is silent?

BBC Talking Point
Dec 05, 2017

Labour attacks 'embarrassing' Brexit talks
The PM has days to get Brexit talks back on track after the DUP objects to Irish border proposals.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 05, 2017

Box challenge
As challenges go on social media, standing on a non-existent plinth has proved to be quite tricky for some.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 05, 2017

Ministers face MPs' grilling on Brexit negotiations
The PM has days to get Brexit talks back on track after the DUP objects to Irish border proposals.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 05, 2017

Child exploitation: Live streaming an 'urgent' threat
Sex offenders learn how young people communicate online and use this to abuse them, police say.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 04, 2017

Colorado police start 'cuddle club' for colleague's baby
When a police officer's baby was born prematurely, colleagues formed a 'cuddle club' to comfort him.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 04, 2017

Police protection
When a police officer's baby was born prematurely, colleagues formed a 'cuddle club' to comfort him.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 04, 2017

Wish you were here?
You tell the BBC about the most remote parts of the world that you've been

BBC Talking Point
Dec 04, 2017

Where is the remotest part of the world you've been?
You tell the BBC about the most remote parts of the world that you've been

BBC Talking Point
Dec 04, 2017

UK and EU fail to strike Brexit talks deal
Theresa May says progress has been made but differences remain on a 'couple of issues'.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 04, 2017

UK and EU 'appear close to Brexit breakthrough'
The UK and EU seem to be close to agreement on key issues - including the Northern Ireland border.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 04, 2017

Tree tangle
Transporting a 30m fir tree to Kiev has been delayed due to what some call a 'sign from nature'.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 04, 2017

Christmas tree snagged in power lines on way to Kiev
Transporting a 30m fir tree to Kiev has been delayed due to what some call a 'sign from nature'.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 04, 2017

Asthma sufferers urged to wear scarves in cold to stop attacks
This can help to warm up winter air before it is breathed in and reduce the risk of an attack.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 04, 2017

Brexit impact on UK pharma industry to be investigated
Rachel Reeves says uncertainty about Brexit is 'very concerning' for the UK pharmaceutical industry.

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