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BBC Talking Point
Mar 20, 2019

Brexit: EU says short delay is possible if MPs back deal
The EU indicates a short extension beyond the Brexit date of 29 March is possible but only if MPs back agreement.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 20, 2019

Brexit: Theresa May vows not to delay departure beyond June
The prime minister has written to the EU's Donald Tusk to ask for Brexit to be postponed.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 19, 2019

Cyclone Idai: 'Massive disaster' in Mozambique and Zimbabwe
Hundreds of thousands of people in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi could be affected, UN says.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 19, 2019

Cyclone Idai: Huge area of Mozambique submerged
A 50km-wide stretch of land in central Mozambique is under water, an aerial survey has shown.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 19, 2019

Brexit: New vote not ruled out despite Bercow decision
The government could try to get the PM's Brexit deal passed next week after Speaker Bercow rules it must be changed first, ministers indicate.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 19, 2019

The Masters: Georgia Hall hopes for Augusta Women's Masters after amateur event
England's Georgia Hall hopes staging a women's amateur tournament at Augusta National could pave the way for a Women's Masters at the famous American course.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 18, 2019

Blind runner makes marathon history
A blind man has become the first person to finish the New York City Half Marathon aided completely by guide dogs.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 18, 2019

Cookstown hotel disco 'crush': Three teens dead
The girl and two boys died after an incident outside a hotel hosting a St Patrick's Day event in Tyrone.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 18, 2019

Brexit: Jeremy Hunt says a 'lot more work' needed to get deal through
Jeremy Hunt suggests MPs will only be asked to vote again when ministers are "confident" of victory.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 18, 2019

Utrecht shootings: Hunt for gunman after attack on tram
One person is feared dead and a number are injured amid "several shootings".

BBC Talking Point
Mar 18, 2019

MySpace admits losing 12 years' worth of music uploads
The social network has apologised for losing the data during a server migration.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 18, 2019

MPs call for tax on social media companies
Their report says the money should be used to fund research into the health impact of social media.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 18, 2019

US detects huge meteor explosion
The fireball is the second most powerful in 30 years and the biggest since Chelyabinsk in 2013.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 17, 2019

Mum-to-be's cancer blow
It felt like Sarah Hanan's life had "come to a screeching halt", but it was only the start of her journey.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 17, 2019

'I was diagnosed with cancer at seven months pregnant'
It felt like Sarah Hanan's life had "come to a screeching halt", but it was only the start of her journey.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 13, 2019

Brazil school shooting: São Paulo gunmen were former pupils
Two gunmen kill at least eight people, including five students, before killing themselves.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 13, 2019

Nigeria school collapse: Lagos building disaster leaves 10 dead
At least 10 people are killed and many more feared trapped in the rubble of a four-storey building.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 13, 2019

Nigeria school collapse: Children killed in Lagos building
At least eight Nigerian pupils die and many more are feared trapped in the rubble of the building.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 13, 2019

Swiss and French climbers died in Ben Nevis avalanche
Three climbers died and fourth is seriously injured in hospital following Tuesday's incident.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 13, 2019

Brazil school shooting: Deadly attack in São Paulo
At least eight people, including seven students, are killed at a school near São Paulo, police say.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 13, 2019

Graded on 'friends' count
The university students say they need to add at least 1,000 new WeChat contacts to pass an assignment.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 13, 2019

Nigeria school collapse: Children die in Lagos building
At least eight Nigerian pupils die and many more are feared trapped in the rubble of the building.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 13, 2019

Most imports tariff-free under no-deal plan
The government announces that most imports into the UK would not attract a tariff in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 13, 2019

Ethiopian Airlines: Ground all Boeing 737 Max 8 jets, says CEO
Many countries have grounded Boeing 737 Max jets after the Ethiopian Airlines crash but not the US.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 12, 2019

IMF: Greece among best performers in eurozone
The International Monetary Fund says Greece is still vulnerable but has made great progress.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 12, 2019

US university scandal
A university entrance scandal in the US has sparked a debate over money and the US education system.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 12, 2019

Boeing: Europe and India join wave of countries grounding the 737 Max
Countries across the world close airspace to Boeing 737 Max aircraft but the US says they are safe to fly.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 12, 2019

Boeing: Europe joins wave of countries grounding the 737 Max
Countries across the world close airspace to Boeing 737 Max aircraft but the US says they are safe to fly.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 12, 2019

Boeing: UK joins wave of countries grounding the 737 Max
Britain follows Singapore, China and Australia in halting the use 737 Max aircraft, following two crashes.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 12, 2019

Brexit: May in final push to convince MPs to back deal
But the DUP and a key group of Brexiteer Tories say they will vote against the PM's revised deal later.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 12, 2019

Black stylists needed
Black actors say there are not enough stylists in Hollywood who know how to work with Afro hair.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 12, 2019

Actors call for more black hairstylists in Hollywood
Black actors say there are not enough stylists in Hollywood who know how to work with Afro hair.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 12, 2019

Boeing: UK joins countries blocking aircraft
Britain follows Singapore, China and Australia and halts the use 737 Max aircraft, following two crashes.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 12, 2019

Brexit: Key group rejects Theresa May's revised deal
The European Research Group says it will vote against the PM's deal after studying new legal assurances on the Irish backstop.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 12, 2019

Boeing 737: Australia joins Singapore in barring Max planes
The two countries are temporarily suspending 737 Max aircraft, following two crashes.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 12, 2019

Brexit: Legal risk of backstop remains 'unchanged' says Geoffrey Cox
The new agreements "reduce the risk" of the UK being held indefinitely in the backstop but do not remove it completely, the attorney general says, ahead of the vote on May's deal.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 12, 2019

Raghuram Rajan says capitalism is 'under serious threat'
Former Indian central bank governor Raghuram Rajan warns of the challenges facing global democracy.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 11, 2019

Row over hydro projects in 'Skyfall glen'
Councillors are to review controversial plans for three small-scale schemes in Glen Etive.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 11, 2019

Ethiopian Airlines: Flight recorders recovered from crash site
Investigators recover two devices from the crashed plane that had 157 people on board.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 11, 2019

Brexit: EU says it is now up to MPs to decide next steps
MPs press Theresa May to honour her promise to hold a second vote on her deal on Tuesday.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 11, 2019

Tesla to raise prices and keep more stores open
The electric carmaker says prices will rise by 3% and reverses a decision to close stores.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 10, 2019

RBS trials biometric fingerprint bank card
The bank says the technology is designed to increase security and make payments at tills easier.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 10, 2019

UK oil and gas production forecast raised
Oil and Gas Authority predicts an extra 3.9 billion barrels will now be produced by 2050.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 10, 2019

'First' David Bowie Starman demo up for auction
The tape was packed away and "totally forgotten about" for almost 50 years, says its owner.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 08, 2019

Brexit: One more push needed to get deal through, says May
The PM warns of a "moment of crisis" and says Brexit may never happen, if MPs reject her deal again.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 08, 2019

Brexit: One more push to get deal agreed by MPs, says May
The PM appeals to EU leaders and warns of a "moment of crisis" if MPs reject her deal again.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 08, 2019

What do you want the BBC to investigate?
Tell us what issues and stories you think we should be investigating.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 08, 2019

Brexit: May urges EU to agree backstop changes
The prime minister will urge the EU to help get her Brexit deal through the Commons, days before MPs vote.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 08, 2019

China exports saw biggest fall in three years in February
The latest China trade data points to further signs of strain in the world's second largest economy.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 07, 2019

Security holes found in big brand car alarms
Security researchers show Click's Dan Simmons how to take control of a car via its smart alarm system.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 07, 2019

Rape Day game pulled by Steam platform after outcry
Gaming platform Steam pulls the release of the game Rape Day after widespread condemnation.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 07, 2019

Rape game outcry
Gaming platform Steam pulls the release of the game Rape Day after widespread condemnation.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 07, 2019

Climate change: Government deal to boost offshore wind
A deal between the UK and the wind industry will ensure 30% of electricity comes from offshore wind by 2030.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 07, 2019

Brexit: UK urged to submit 'acceptable' backstop remedies
EU officials call for fresh proposals by Friday ahead of next week's vote by MPs on the deal.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 06, 2019

Is it time to ditch the suit and tie?
A new generation of employees could lay formal work wear to rest.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 06, 2019

Kelly and King
A photo of R. Kelly and Gayle King has gone viral on social media after an explosive interview.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 06, 2019

Gayle King and R Kelly: What this photo tells us
A photo of R Kelly and Gayle King has gone viral on social media after an explosive interview.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 06, 2019

Gayle King and R. Kelly: What this photo tells us
A photo of R. Kelly and Gayle King has gone viral on social media after an explosive interview.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 06, 2019

Stormy weather
Firefighters and law enforcement officials capture thunderstorms over Santa Barbara, California.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 06, 2019

Workers' rights: MPs promised vote on changes after Brexit
Unions say a pledge to allow MPs to decide on adopting future EU changes is "flimsy window dressing".

BBC Talking Point
Mar 06, 2019

UK may slash trade tariffs under a no-deal Brexit
Import taxes could be scrapped completely on some goods, but others still be protected, say reports.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 06, 2019

Game of Thrones final season trailer reaction from a superfan
George Alexander is a huge Game of Thrones fan. Here are his predictions based on the latest trailer.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 06, 2019

US ambassador defends farming record on chicken and beef
Washington's ambassador to the UK tells the BBC he would choose to eat "safe" chlorine washed chicken.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 06, 2019

Just Eat profits up amid merger pressure
The food delivery service reports rising revenues amid shareholder pressure to merge with a rival.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 05, 2019

Cardiff Airport opens new passport e-gates
They will allow travellers with biometric passports to bypass manual inspections at border control.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 05, 2019

Assembly and Scottish Parliament in joint no-deal Brexit warning
Majorities in assembly and Scottish Parliament make joint call against a no-deal Brexit and for a delay.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 04, 2019

Brain clue to 'broken heart' syndrome
Your heart can be damaged after a sad event and it may be your brain's doing, experts believe.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 04, 2019

Brexit debates held in Welsh assembly and Scottish Parliament
The assembly and Scottish Parliament will hold debates calling for no-deal Brexit to be ruled out.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 04, 2019

Hundreds of trainee military pilots waiting to start flying
The number of trainee military pilots unable to fly doubles in a year because of problems with the MoD's training system.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 04, 2019

Top Scottish visitor attractions revealed
Six Scottish sites attract more than a million visits each year, industry body says.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 04, 2019

The fastest road car in the world revealed - and it's electric
Could such ultrafast supercars generate a "halo effect" and make electric cars sexier in general?

BBC Talking Point
Mar 04, 2019

Porky police
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev is worried police officers in the country are too fat to catch criminals.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 04, 2019

Uzbek president tells police to lose weight
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev is worried police officers in the country are too fat to catch criminals.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 04, 2019

Stronger Towns Fund: £1.6bn post-Brexit cash announced
Prosperity has been unfairly spread, says the PM, as Labour accuses her of trying to bribe its MPs.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 04, 2019

Netflix responds to Oscars and Steven Spielberg backlash
The streaming service says it "loves cinema" but wants it to be easier for people to see films.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 04, 2019

Fixing cars for free
Ex-paratrooper says he gets more out of his free car repair service in Oklahoma than his recipients do.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 04, 2019

'I never turn anyone away' - US veteran fixes cars for free
Ex-paratrooper says he gets more out of his free car repair service in Oklahoma than his recipients do.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 03, 2019

Children to study Doctor Who theme tune in BBC Ten Pieces
It's part of a BBC project to get young kids interested in classical music.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 03, 2019

Save UK's 'dwindling' language skills, say MPs and peers
Decline in language learning is "a disaster for the country", says a parliamentary group.

BBC Talking Point
Mar 03, 2019

Climate change bill should set zero emissions target
MSPs say Holyrood's new climate change bill requires greater urgency.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 27, 2019

OneWeb launches mega-constellation pathfinder satellites
A London-based start-up's multi-billion-pound project to take the web everywhere gets off the ground.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 27, 2019

Brexit: MPs debate Theresa May's next steps
MPs will vote later on what they want see from the government as Brexit day approaches.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 27, 2019

Brexit: May tells MPs 'do your duty' ahead of fresh votes
The PM appeals for help to end the impasse as MPs prepare to vote on what they want to happen next.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 27, 2019

BBC and ITV set to launch Netflix rival
The broadcasters aim to launch their "BritBox" service in the UK later this year.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 27, 2019

'Send me a card'
Joe Cuba wanted 100 cards for his 100th birthday - but he received a few thousand instead.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 27, 2019

Joe's 100th birthday card appeal goes global
Joe Cuba wanted 100 cards for his 100th birthday - but he received a few thousand instead.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 26, 2019

Leukaemia test 'could change how cancer is treated'
Researchers develop a test that can predict how people with leukaemia will respond to chemotherapy.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 26, 2019

OneWeb satellite internet mega-constellation set to fly
A London-based start-up's multi-billion-pound plan would make the web available everywhere on Earth.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 26, 2019

Sir Philip Pullman's second Book of Dust out in October
The Secret Commonwealth returns to the world of His Dark Materials and finds Lyra as an adult.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 26, 2019

Movie tourists boost Scottish castle visitor numbers
Films such as Mary Queen of Scots being shot in Scotland helped attract more tourists, new figures suggest.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 26, 2019

Chinese broadcaster censors Rami Malek Oscars speech
Mango TV changes "gay man" to "special group" in translating best actor Rami Malek's acceptance speech.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 26, 2019

Oscars censorship
Mango TV changes "gay man" to "special group" in translating best actor Rami Malek's acceptance speech.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 26, 2019

Oscars speech censored
Mango TV changes "gay man" to "special group" in translating best actor Rami Malek's acceptance speech.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 26, 2019

Brexit: Theresa May facing no-deal revolt after cabinet meets
Three ministers threaten to resign unless Theresa May agrees to remove the threat of a no-deal exit.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 26, 2019

Brexit: Theresa May facing no-deal revolt as cabinet meets
Three ministers threaten to resign unless Theresa May agrees to remove the threat of a no-deal exit.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 25, 2019

Etsy shares surge as revenue hits $200m
The gains capped the firm's strongest year of revenue growth since 2015.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 25, 2019

Brexit: Theresa May under pressure to consider Brexit delay
Tory backbenchers propose a two-month postponement, as Theresa May prepares to meet EU leaders.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 25, 2019

GCHQ: Chinese tech 'threats' must be understood
The agency's chief says there are "opportunities" too, but UK telecoms cyber-security must improve.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 25, 2019

Oscars 2019: Olivia Colman and Green Book spring surprise wins
The British star wins over Hollywood with a funny and tearful speech, as Green Book is named best film.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 22, 2019

Original 'distracted boyfriend'?
How a 1950 photograph has got people talking as it closely resembles a popular meme from 2017

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