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Oct 11, 2019

Two strangers united by grief... now chat for first time
Ruth Murray and Amber Leinweber were brought together by a dead man's phone.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 10, 2019

'Somebody answered my dead brother's number'
Ruth Murray wanted to stay connected to her late brother but then a stranger answered his phone.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 10, 2019

Brexit: Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar 'can see pathway to a deal'
The two leaders had "constructive" talks on the UK's Brexit proposals, allowing negotiations in Brussels to resume.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 10, 2019

Brexit: Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar 'can see pathway to a deal' - No 10
The two leaders had "constructive" talks on the UK's Brexit proposals, Downing Street says.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 10, 2019

Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar 'can see pathway to a deal' - No 10
The two leaders had "constructive" talks on the UK's Brexit proposals, Downing Street says.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 10, 2019

Comic Con bans cosplay champion's 'blackface' entry
French cosplay champion Alice Livanart is removed from the EuroCosplay finals over blackface claim.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 10, 2019

Love Island: How reality TV makes fashion faster than ever
Social media is a powerful tool used by fast fashion companies, but with big names alongside them are they unstoppable?

BBC Talking Point
Oct 10, 2019

Brexit: Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar hold further talks
The talks come as EU leaders express pessimism over whether a deal can be reached by 31 October.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 10, 2019

British IS fighters taken into US custody, says Trump
The so-called IS Beatles - who grew up in the UK - are at a secure location, President Trump says.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 10, 2019

Brexit: Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar set for further talks
The talks come as EU leaders express pessimism over whether a deal can be reached by 31 October.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 10, 2019

US says it did not approve Turkey's Syria offensive
The US secretary of state defends President Trump after Turkey launches an offensive in northern Syria.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 10, 2019

US did not approve Turkey's Syria offensive, says Mike Pompeo
The US secretary of state defends President Trump as Turkey launches an offensive in northern Syria.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 09, 2019

EU heading for no-deal Brexit by mistake, Jeremy Hunt warns
Ex-Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt pleads with the EU to avoid a "catastrophic failure in statecraft".

BBC Talking Point
Oct 09, 2019

Northern California hit by mega power cuts over wildfire fears
In a bid to stop wildfires, San Francisco Bay Area residents could be denied power for several days.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 09, 2019

Turkey's Syria offensive explained in four maps
The Turkish military says the operation aims to create a "safe zone" in Kurdish-held territory.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 09, 2019

Do you have a question for BBC News?
Tell us what issues and stories you think we should be investigating.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 09, 2019

Northern California braced for mega power cut
In a bid to stop wildfires, San Francisco Bay Area residents could be denied power for several days.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 08, 2019

Hundreds of temperature records broken over summer
Nearly 400 all-time high temperature records were broken over the summer.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 08, 2019

No-deal Brexit data - should firms worry?
In a no-deal Brexit, the UK will need to prove to the EU that its data protection is up to scratch.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 08, 2019

IMF boss Kristalina Georgieva warns of 'painful' Brexit
Brexit will add to world economic woes, IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva says.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 08, 2019

Ellen DeGeneres defends George W Bush friendship
The chat show host says she is friends with many people with differing belief systems.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 08, 2019

American Football: Anti-dreadlocks letter sparks backlash
A former Penn State university student wrote to a footballer to complain about his hair.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 08, 2019

PlayStation 5 to launch by Christmas 2020
The long-awaited new generation Sony games console will be released at the end of next year.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 08, 2019

Brexit: Deal essentially impossible, No 10 source says after PM-Merkel call
The source says Germany's Angela Merkel was highly pessimistic in a call with Boris Johnson, but the EU's top official hits back.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 08, 2019

Brexit: Deal 'essentially impossible' after PM-Merkel call - No 10
A No 10 source says the German chancellor made it clear a Brexit deal is "overwhelmingly unlikely" as things stand.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 08, 2019

Hong Kong drops £32bn bid for London Stock Exchange
The London Stock Exchange Group had rejected the bid, which it said fell short of a fair valuation.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 08, 2019

No-deal Brexit would push UK debt to 50-year high, says think tank
Government borrowing would reach its highest level in more than half a century, a think tank warns.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 07, 2019

Thomas Cook refund website sees 60,000 claims on day one
The Civil Aviation Authority says the process is now running smoothly after delays due to high demand.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 07, 2019

Thomas Cook refund website sees 40,000 claims on day one
The Civil Aviation Authority says the process is now running smoothly after delays due to high demand.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 07, 2019

Syrians highlight racism after boy dies in Turkey
Turkey hosted 3.6 million Syrians fleeing war, but many say racism and hostility is widespread.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 07, 2019

Thomas Cook refund website struggles to cope with demand
Customers tell the BBC they have tried to submit the claim form several times, but receive error messages.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 07, 2019

Thomas Cook refund website hit by glitches
Customers tell the BBC they have tried to submit the claim form several times, but receive error messages.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 07, 2019

Macron: EU Brexit deal decision 'at end of week'
The EU will evaluate then whether a deal is possible, the French president tells Boris Johnson.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 07, 2019

Trump makes way for Turkey operation against Kurds in Syria
Kurdish-led forces accuse the US of abandoning them as Turkey prepares to enter northern Syria.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 06, 2019

Harry Dunn crash: Chief constable demands suspect's return to UK
A diplomat's wife involved in a crash which killed 19-year-old Harry Dunn is named as Anne Sacoolas.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 04, 2019

PM 'can't be trusted' on Brexit delay, Court of Session told
Government promises that it is prepared to write a letter seeking an Article 50 extension are contradictory, claim campaigners.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 04, 2019

Woman in swimsuit photo-shamed by potential employer
An Instagram story belittling a job applicant backfired on a marketing company.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 04, 2019

Court considers if PM can be jailed over no-deal
A legal challenge examines whether Boris Johnson could be jailed if he pushes through a no-deal Brexit.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 04, 2019

Court to consider if PM can be jailed over no-deal
A legal challenge will examine whether Boris Johnson could be jailed if he pushes through a no-deal Brexit.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 04, 2019

Extinction risk for 270 species in Ireland, says nature report
Birds, insects and fish are among those with an uncertain future, states a report on biodiversity.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 03, 2019

Boris Johnson's Brexit plan: EU 'open but unconvinced'
Britain's latest proposals for leaving the EU fall short of what is required to get a deal, the bloc's leaders say.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 03, 2019

Scottish small business confidence 'evaporates'
Optimism among small firms in Scotland fell into negative territory, a survey shows.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 03, 2019

Facebook encryption threatens public safety, say ministers
Priti Patel says extra security in messages will hamper attempts to fight terrorism and child abuse.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 03, 2019

Scotland becomes first UK country to ban smacking
The Scottish Parliament votes overwhelmingly to make it a criminal offence for parents to physically punish their children.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 03, 2019

Singing Los Angeles homeless woman stuns social media
Emily Zamourka's life is set to change after she was spotted hitting all the right notes in a US subway.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 03, 2019

Brexit: Boris Johnson sets out deal to MPs
The PM's plan would see Northern Ireland stay in the single market for goods but leave the customs union.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 03, 2019

Brexit: Boris Johnson to set out deal to MPs
The PM's plan would see Northern Ireland stay in the single market for goods but leave the customs union.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 03, 2019

Singing homeless woman stuns social media
Emily Zamourka was spotted singing in a US subway hitting all the right notes

BBC Talking Point
Oct 03, 2019

Ted Baker shares plunge 35% as sales slide
The retailer, which issued a profits alert in June, posts a heavy loss and warns of difficult conditions.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 02, 2019

Electric cars: New Welsh homes 'must have' car chargers
Some motorists say they are unable to switch due to a lack of chargers in rural areas.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 02, 2019

Scotland to be first UK country to ban smacking
A change in the law will make it a criminal offence for parents to use any physical punishment on their children.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 02, 2019

Brexit: Cross-border trade could become 'impossible' after no-deal
Complex certification rules could cause problems for food retail and distribution companies, says NI's chief vet.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 02, 2019

Labour driving wedge between UK nations says Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns
The Welsh secretary claims the party is "flirting" with nationalism and ignoring Welsh Leave voters.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 02, 2019

Labour driving wedge between nations says Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns
The Welsh secretary claims the party is "flirting" with nationalism.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 02, 2019

UK Brexit plans to include customs checks on island of Ireland
The PM will address his party conference in Manchester before submitting the new proposals to Brussels.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 02, 2019

Working all night is not 'a badge of pride'
Two ex-KPMG bosses are setting up a firm that shuns the "culture of fear" at big accountancy firms.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 02, 2019

Harry Potter and the famous name
Two Harry Potters and a Katie Price explain how having a famous name has affected their lives.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 01, 2019

MUP had 'modest' economic impact on drinks industry
Researchers find that drop in alcohol sales was offset by increased prices and a switch to premium brands.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 01, 2019

'Flight shame' could halve growth in air traffic
More passengers are taking climate concerns into account and booking fewer flights, a survey suggests.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 01, 2019

Brexit: Government to reveal detailed plan for EU negotiations
It includes the legal text of an updated Brexit deal, including suggested "customs clearance zones" in Northern Ireland.

BBC Talking Point
Oct 01, 2019

'Political partisanship' in NI prevents improvements to education
New research claims NI's "fractious" political system has prevented positive changes in education.

BBC Talking Point
Sep 30, 2019

'Sadfishing' social media warning from school heads
Schools report growing worries about young people being tricked by emotional appeals online.

BBC Talking Point
Sep 30, 2019

EU brings in 'right to repair' rules for appliances
The rules will make household appliances longer-lasting and easier to fix.

BBC Talking Point
Sep 30, 2019

Is red meat back on the menu?
A controversial study says the evidence of health risks is so poor, people should keep on eating it.

BBC Talking Point
Sep 30, 2019

Why Russians are embracing their physical ‘imperfections' on social media
A social media influencer in Russia has invited people to post images of their stretch marks, cellulite and other scars on her site.

BBC Talking Point
Sep 30, 2019

Tory conference: Sajid Javid promises 'significant response' to no-deal Brexit
The chancellor holds out the prospect of tax cuts, as the PM faces more questions about his conduct.

BBC Talking Point
Sep 30, 2019

Forever 21 files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
The troubled US fashion retailer says it will close most international operations in Asia and Europe.

BBC Talking Point
Sep 29, 2019

Where does recycling and rubbish from the UK go?
As a company is fined for sending UK waste to China, just where does our recycling and rubbish go?

BBC Talking Point
Sep 29, 2019

Greece: Deadly fire triggers protests at Moria refugee camp
Police fire tear gas to control a crowd who say firefighters were too slow to respond to the fire.

BBC Talking Point
Sep 27, 2019

Brexit: UK 'planning concrete proposals'
Minister Stephen Barclay says the "moment of truth" is approaching, as Brussels asks for new ideas.

BBC Talking Point
Sep 27, 2019

Why Generation Z are choosing 'Finsta' over 'Insta'
While social media users lead double lives on Instagram, "Finstagram" accounts reveal their reality.

BBC Talking Point
Sep 27, 2019

Brexit talks nearing moment of truth, says Barclay
EU negotiator Michel Barnier says a deal must include a solution to prevent a hard Irish border.

BBC Talking Point
Sep 27, 2019

Brexit uncertainty 'could lead to interest rate cut'
A Bank of England policymaker says interest rates may need to be cut even if a no-deal Brexit is avoided.

BBC Talking Point
Sep 27, 2019

'Alarming' extinction threat to Europe's trees
Half of tree species found only on the European continent face extinction, including the conker tree.

BBC Talking Point
Sep 27, 2019

Thomas Cook: 40% of holidaymakers back in UK
The Civil Aviation Authority says it has now flown a total of 61,000 Thomas Cook customers back to the UK.

BBC Talking Point
Sep 27, 2019

Brexit talks resume amid growing EU pessimism over new deal
It comes after the EU's chief negotiator said the UK's proposed alternative to the backstop was unworkable.

BBC Talking Point
Sep 26, 2019

Saudi Arabia to open up to foreign tourists with new visas
The push to attract foreign visitors is part of the kingdom's efforts to cut its reliance on oil.

BBC Talking Point
Sep 26, 2019

No-deal Brexit 'still risk to NHS and care sector'
Transport routes, support for care homes and medicine stockpiles are raised as concerns in a new report.

BBC Talking Point
Sep 26, 2019

Trump, Ukraine and impeachment: Your questions answered
From impeachment proceedings to who listens in on a president's calls - your questions answered.

BBC Talking Point
Sep 26, 2019

Could polygyny be the answer to Russia's problems?
A mufti in Moscow says a man having multiple wives could prevent depravity and fornication in Russia

BBC Talking Point
Sep 26, 2019

Alarm as uptake drops for all routine child jabs
Health officials warn that children are at risk as parents shun routine vaccinations for under-fives.

BBC Talking Point
Sep 26, 2019

Thomas Cook executive apologises over bailout video
A Thomas Cook boss has apologised after a video emerged of staff cheering him and other executives

BBC Talking Point
Sep 26, 2019

Uptake of all 13 child vaccinations drops
Coverage of host of vaccines, including those protecting against meningitis, mumps, tetanus and polio, fell in past year.

BBC Talking Point
Sep 26, 2019

Minimum price 'cuts drinking by half a pint a week'
Research shows the amount of alcohol bought by Scots falls 7.6% after new drink laws are introduced.

BBC Talking Point
Sep 25, 2019

Lisa Li: Angry landlord exposes online star's 'double life'
The Chinese star Lisa Li's life of travel, parties, and fine dining was not everything it seemed.

BBC Talking Point
Sep 25, 2019

Ireland 'open to Brexit extension', says Varadkar
The Irish prime minster made the remarks in New York as the House of Commons returned from suspension.

BBC Talking Point
Sep 25, 2019

Parliament returns: Your questions answered
Website readers ask what happens now that MPs have returned to the House of Commons.

BBC Talking Point
Sep 25, 2019

Parliament: Can an alternative government form and other questions
Website readers ask what happens now that MPs have returned to the House of Commons.

BBC Talking Point
Sep 25, 2019

Parliament: MPs and peers return after court rules suspension unlawful
Boris Johnson will give a statement in Parliament later in the wake of Tuesday's ruling.

BBC Talking Point
Sep 25, 2019

Mont Blanc: Glacier in danger of collapse, experts warn
Global warming is blamed as a huge section of glacier on the Italian side looks set to break away.

BBC Talking Point
Sep 25, 2019

Thomas Cook holidaymakers and crew 'can leave' Cuba, says CAA
The Civil Aviation Authority says flights have been arranged to get Thomas Cook holidaymakers back.

BBC Talking Point
Sep 24, 2019

North Sea cod certification suspended by Marine Stewardship Council
The Marine Stewardship Council says fish stocks are now below the "safe biological level".

BBC Talking Point
Sep 24, 2019

'Everyone has been kicked out of their rooms'
Hotels are asking Thomas Cook customers for extra money to cover the rest of their holidays.

BBC Talking Point
Sep 24, 2019

Supreme Court ruling: Your questions answered
We answer some of your questions about the Supreme Court ruling that suspending Parliament was unlawful.

BBC Talking Point
Sep 24, 2019

Supreme Court: Suspending Parliament was unlawful, judges rule
In a huge blow to Boris Johnson, the justices say prorogation was unjustified and is now void.

BBC Talking Point
Sep 24, 2019

Introduce frequent flyer levy to fight emissions, government told
The Committee on Climate Change says the extra tax would help curb the growing demand for air travel.

BBC Talking Point
Sep 24, 2019

England: Ruaridh McConnochie, Joe Cokanasiga & Piers Francis to make Rugby World Cup debuts
England make 10 changes to their starting line-up for the second game of their World Cup campaign as coach Eddie Jones looks to deal with the short turnaround between matches.

BBC Talking Point
Sep 24, 2019

What questions do you have about Brexit?
Confused by what just happened? Unsure what happens next? Submit your questions on the Brexit latest.

BBC Talking Point
Sep 24, 2019

What questions do you have about the Supreme Court ruling?
Confused by what just happened? Unsure what happens next? Submit your questions on the Brexit latest.

BBC Talking Point
Sep 24, 2019

Thomas Cook customers in shock over flight prices
People trying to find replacement flights tell the BBC that in some cases prices have tripled.

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