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BBC Talking Point
Nov 16, 2018

Writing rules mocked
Jonathan Franzen's list of top tips for aspiring writers have prompted online responses from authors.

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Nov 16, 2018

Journalist criticised for 'sexist' Ocasio-Cortez tweet
"That jacket and coat don't look like a girl who struggles," the journalist wrote on Twitter.

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Nov 16, 2018

Brexit: Gove and Fox back May as PM seeks to quell Tory revolt
Michael Gove and Liam Fox pledge their support to Theresa May as calls for leadership vote grow.

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Nov 16, 2018

Brexit: Michael Gove 'absolutely' confident in Theresa May
The environment secretary says he is focused on "getting the right deal" for the UK.

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Nov 16, 2018

Brexit: Michael Gove decides not to quit cabinet
The environment secretary is to work for the "best outcome" to Brexit amid continuing Tory turmoil.

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Nov 16, 2018

Rolls-Royce boss says May's Brexit deal is better than no deal
The boss of engineering giant Rolls-Royce says politicians must get behind a "practical plan" for Brexit.

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Nov 16, 2018

California wildfires: Number of missing leaps to 631
Seven more bodies have also been found in northern California, taking the statewide death toll to 66.

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Nov 15, 2018

Act of kindness 'lie'
A homeless man and couple who crowdfunded thousands have been charged with conspiracy and theft.

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Nov 15, 2018

US homeless fundraiser: GoFundMe campaign 'based on a lie'
A homeless man and couple who crowdfunded thousands have been charged with conspiracy and theft.

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Nov 14, 2018

California wildfires: Town of Paradise will need 'total rebuild'
More than 100 people are still missing in Butte County, as the National Guard join the search.

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Nov 14, 2018

Theresa May seeks cabinet backing for Brexit plan
Cabinet ministers have been in 10 Downing Street giving their verdicts on the draft UK-EU agreement.

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Nov 14, 2018

Theresa May seeking cabinet backing for Brexit plan
Cabinet ministers are in 10 Downing Street giving their verdicts on the draft UK-EU agreement.

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Nov 14, 2018

Flybe up for sale weeks after profit warning
The regional airline's board says it is in discussions about a potential sale of the company.

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Nov 14, 2018

IMF's Lagarde says central banks could issue digital money
IMF boss Christine Lagarde said state-backed digital currencies could make transactions safer and cheaper.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 13, 2018

Brexit: UK and EU 'agree text' of draft withdrawal agreement
Theresa May is speak to senior ministers one-to-one ahead of a special cabinet on Wednesday.

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Nov 13, 2018

Brexit: 'Small number of issues' stand in way of deal
Theresa May tells her cabinet good progress has been made in negotiations with Brussels.

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Nov 13, 2018

'Cautious optimism' over UK-EU Brexit deal talks
But the PM, who has finished addressing her cabinet, says the negotiations are "immensely difficult".

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Nov 13, 2018

'My superhero'
Sad fans share their love of the Marvel Comics co-creator Stan Lee

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Nov 13, 2018

'Stan Lee is my superhero'
Sad fans share their love of the Marvel Comics co-creator Stan Lee

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Nov 13, 2018

Tory rebellion over fixed-odds betting terminals
More than 20 Conservative MPs join opposition parties demanding a crackdown be brought forward.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 12, 2018

California wildfires
Hundreds of thousands of people have fled wildfires in California - here are some of their stories

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Nov 12, 2018

California wildfires: 'I saw cars become metal and bones'
Hundreds of thousands of people have fled wildfires in California - here are some of their stories

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Nov 12, 2018

Chappelle photobomb
Comedian Dave Chappelle photobombs a young, American couple's engagement photoshoot.

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Nov 12, 2018

Loyal dog
A video which shows the dog waiting in the middle of the busy road has 1.4 million views.

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Nov 12, 2018

Mourning dog waits for 80 days in road where owner died
A video which shows the dog waiting in the middle of the busy road has 1.4 million views.

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Nov 12, 2018

Brexit: Cabinet ministers 'voiced doubts over PM's plan at start'
Cabinet sources say multiple members of Theresa May's ministerial team spoke out against her plan.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 11, 2018

Firms 'struggling to recruit as overseas staff stay away'
A reversal in working migrant numbers is said to show the UK is now less of a destination for workers.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 10, 2018

Transformers: Misfit robots and the women who love them
The end of six years of a "British" Transformers story, and the new fans it made along the way.

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Nov 10, 2018

Transforming fans
The end of six years of a "British" Transformers story, and the new fans it made along the way.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 09, 2018

Millennial congresswoman 'can't afford rent'
The youngest congresswoman flexes her millennial credentials by waiting for her salary before renting.

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Nov 09, 2018

Millennial problem
The youngest congresswoman flexes her millennial credentials by waiting for her salary before renting.

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Nov 09, 2018

Lights left on
Jews across the world are leaving a light on during the Sabbath in honour of Kristallnacht's 80th anniversary.

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Nov 09, 2018

#BlackGirlMagic: The 19 female judges making history in Texas
A picture of 19 female judges on the same court in Houston trended on social media as people noted the significance.

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Nov 09, 2018

#BlackGirlMagic
A picture of 19 female judges on the same court in Houston trended on social media as people noted the significance.

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Nov 09, 2018

'Ministerial diet'
Two weeks into his 'minister's diet' challenge, Nikolay Bondarenko says he's struggling to eat healthily.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 08, 2018

Thousand Oaks victims
Who are the 12 people killed in the Thousand Oaks shooting in California?

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Nov 08, 2018

#BlackGirlMagic: Nineteen black judges elected in Texas
A picture of 19 female judges elected in Houston trended on social media as people noted the significance.

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Nov 08, 2018

Thousand Oaks: Ex-Marine Ian David Long identified as suspect
The bar was hosting a university student country music night when a gunman opened fire, killing 12.

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Nov 08, 2018

Voting goes wrong
A national voting problems hotline received a third more calls than in 2014, but was the election affected?

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Nov 08, 2018

Hero, 'Anyone'?
Online supporters rally for a safety campaign mascot dressed in blue lycra from head-to-toe.

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Nov 08, 2018

Hong Kong Fire Service's lycra-clad mascot causes a stir
Online supporters rally for a safety campaign mascot dressed in blue lycra from head-to-toe.

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Nov 08, 2018

Thousand Oaks: At least 12 killed at California bar shooting
Police say the suspect is dead after a shooting at a busy college country music night.

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Nov 08, 2018

Brexit: Jeremy Hunt hails 'bond of friendship' with France
The UK's foreign secretary lauds the cross-channel relationship during a speech in Paris.

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Nov 07, 2018

Smoking, diabetes increase heart attack risk more in women
High blood pressure, smoking and diabetes increase heart attack risk more in women, a study has found.

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Nov 07, 2018

Children are being 'datafied from birth'
Internet giants and toy-makers should be clear about the data they collect, children's commissioner says.

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Nov 07, 2018

Finland: Where second-hand comes first
As concern grows about climate change and resources, is it time to re-use more of our junk?

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Nov 07, 2018

Thousands still watch TV in black and white
More than 7,000 people stick with monochrome viewing half a century after colour broadcasts began.

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Nov 07, 2018

Should there be a tax on red meat?
It could save lives, experts say, but some people find being told what to eat too much to swallow.

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Nov 07, 2018

Brexit: Show us Ireland border legal advice, says Gove
The environment secretary wants details of the "backstop" border plan to be shared with ministers.

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Nov 07, 2018

Brexit: Pet owners urged to 'consult vet before travel'
Steps include a rabies vaccination followed by a blood test a minimum of 30 days afterwards.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 06, 2018

Supermarket bakeries 'unclear on allergies'
Information on potentially lethal ingredients is not always easy to obtain, undercover reporters find.

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Nov 06, 2018

Celebrating dogs
Kukur Tihar honours dogs as they are considered to be the most loyal friends to humans.

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Nov 06, 2018

Nepal festival celebrates 'day of the dogs'
Kukur Tihar honours dogs as they are considered to be the most loyal friends to humans.

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Nov 06, 2018

Nepalese festival celebrates 'day of the dogs'
Kukur Tihar honours dogs as they are considered to be the most loyal friends to humans.

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Nov 06, 2018

Big Brother: Winner of final series announced
An emotional Emma Willis hosted the final episode of the long-running reality TV show.

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Nov 06, 2018

Scotland to get AI health research centre
The Glasgow centre will look at how artificial intelligence could improve patient diagnosis and treatment.

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Nov 05, 2018

Musk name scam
Matalan, Pathe UK and Pantheon Books are all targeted to promote an ad using the Tesla boss's name.

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Nov 02, 2018

Five-year-old boy's 15-page CV grabs China online attention
The 15-page document is thought to have been produced in application for a place at a competitive school.

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Nov 02, 2018

Young and gifted?
The 15-page document is thought to have been produced in application for a place at a competitive school.

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Nov 02, 2018

Discuss what?
A plus-size designer addresses body shamers who said she was too big to dress up as her idol Aaliyah.

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Nov 02, 2018

Manhattan mandarin
A mandarin duck has become an online and New York celebrity after mysteriously appearing in Manhattan.

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Nov 02, 2018

Why social media is obsessed with this 'rock star' duck
A mandarin duck has become an online and New York celebrity after mysteriously appearing in Manhattan.

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Nov 02, 2018

Has stadium rock been unplugged?
We ask if the era of big-haired rock and roll bands headlining at Wembley Stadium has come to an end.

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Nov 02, 2018

Weather: UK experiencing hotter days and 'tropical nights' - Met Office
The hottest days are almost 1C hotter than in previous decades and it is not getting as cold, the Met Office says.

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Nov 01, 2018

Taxman faces 'daunting workload' as Brexit approaches, MPs say
MPs say HM Revenue & Customs is struggling under a "daunting workload" made worse as Brexit approaches.

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Nov 01, 2018

Stress 'freeze'
The editor-in-chief of Vogue Ukraine has been suspended for using a ghostwriter and plagiarising articles.

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Nov 01, 2018

Vogue Ukraine editor-in-chief suspended for plagiarism
The editor-in-chief of Vogue Ukraine has been suspended for using a ghostwriter and plagiarising articles.

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Nov 01, 2018

Hopes rise of UK-EU financial service deal
The agreement may give UK firms continued access to the EU's finance market after Brexit, reports say.

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Oct 31, 2018

Ed Sheeran and Dua Lipa help British music to record year
Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles and Dua Lipa helped propel British music revenue to a record high in 2017.

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Oct 31, 2018

'Don't be taken in by anti-vaccine myths on social media'
Parents should ignore the myths and get their children vaccinated, the chief medical officer says.

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Oct 31, 2018

Climate change: Oceans 'soaking up more heat than estimated'
The Earth is far more sensitive to fossil fuel emissions than previously thought, a study says.

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Oct 31, 2018

Ryanair passengers brace for new bag rules
Airline's second change to luggage regulations this year comes into effect on Thursday.

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Oct 31, 2018

Niqab ad
Critics vent anger at an advert showing an Israeli model removing a niqab with the slogan "freedom is basic".

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Oct 31, 2018

Israeli 'Freedom is basic' niqab advert criticised
Critics vent anger at an advert showing an Israeli model removing a niqab with the slogan "freedom is basic".

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Oct 31, 2018

George Osborne 'regrets' mistakes that led to Brexit vote
Ex-chancellor says the government he was part of was too negative about the EU and immigration.

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Oct 30, 2018

Being too fat or too thin 'can cost four years of life'
People who are overweight or underweight could live shorter lives than those with a healthy BMI, a study says.

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Oct 30, 2018

Do schools help or hinder social mobility?
"Meritocracy is the big promise of our democracies," says the OECD. But are education systems delivering?

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Oct 30, 2018

Hammond v McDonnell on Budget 'end of austerity' claim
The chancellor says public spending - apart from on the NHS - will not go up in real terms.

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Oct 30, 2018

Amputees embrace Halloween
For some with physical disabilities Halloween is proving an opportunity to embrace their bodies and celebrate difference.

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Oct 30, 2018

Amputees' 'Christmas'
For some with physical disabilities Halloween is proving an opportunity to embrace their bodies and celebrate difference.

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Oct 30, 2018

The people embracing their disabilities for Halloween
For some with physical disabilities Halloween is proving an opportunity to embrace their bodies and celebrate difference.

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Oct 29, 2018

Surgery students 'losing dexterity to stitch patients'
A surgery professor expresses fears over the consequences of a generation more adept at using screens.

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Oct 29, 2018

Pregnancy gap should be at least a year - researchers
A study says 12-to-18 months is the ideal interval between giving birth and becoming pregnant again.

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Oct 29, 2018

Fracking in Lancashire: 1.1 magnitude tremor halts work
After the largest tremor to hit the site, Cuadrilla said it would halt work for 18 hours.

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Oct 29, 2018

Women over 34 are being refused IVF treatment
Around 80% of areas in England are not offering IVF to women up until the age of 42, as recommended.

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Oct 27, 2018

The life and death of Maddie Linsenmeir
After her sister died from an overdose, Kate wrote an obituary that was quickly read by thousands around the world.

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Oct 27, 2018

My sister's obituary
After her sister died from an overdose, Kate wrote an obituary that was quickly read by thousands around the world.

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Oct 27, 2018

'My viral obituary for sister'
After her sister died from an overdose, Kate wrote an obituary that was quickly read by thousands around the world.

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Oct 26, 2018

Profit of cosplay
Yaya Han, Anna Faith, Luxlo Cosplay and others explain how cosplayers are able to support themselves.

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Oct 26, 2018

RBS warns of 'uncertain economic outlook'
The bank sets aside £100m for harder times as it announces a rise in third-quarter profits.

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Oct 26, 2018

NI Brexit trade and customs warning
Northern Ireland's ability to plan is "severely constrained" amid uncertainty, according to auditors.

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Oct 25, 2018

New 'Trojan horse' antibiotic promising
It uses a clever trick to sneak inside bacteria in order to kill the bugs.

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Oct 25, 2018

Gaza protest image likened to famous Delacroix painting
A striking image of a Palestinian with a flag and sling is both admired and reviled on social media.

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Oct 25, 2018

Brexit: UK 'must be ready in case of go-slow policy at Calais'
The UK's Brexit secretary says deliberate action by French authorities is a "worst case scenario".

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Oct 25, 2018

Budget 2018: Labour urges Hammond to 'stump up cash'
Labour says the chancellor must show he is serious about ending austerity by stopping spending cuts.

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Oct 25, 2018

Brexit: 'Fairer share' of UK fish promised
The UK government publishes legislation on how it will manage its fishing waters after Brexit.

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Oct 25, 2018

White poppy: How is it different from the red remembrance symbol?
Red, white or purple: does it matter what colour marks Remembrance Day?

BBC Talking Point
Oct 24, 2018

Theresa May 'wins over' Tory critics at Brexit meeting
A potentially hostile meeting turns out to be a "petting zoo, not a lion's den", one MP says.

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Oct 24, 2018

Fake news analysed
A row over the US southern border is being fuelled by misinformation and false statements online.

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Oct 24, 2018

Young couples 'trapped in car dependency'
Planners are allowing edge-of-town housing estates where car travel is only option, researchers say.

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