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BBC Talking Point
Jun 19, 2018

An end to cheap booze? Minimum alcohol price law passed
Buying some alcohol could cost more under a minimum pricing law passed on Tuesday,

BBC Talking Point
Jun 19, 2018

Why are people sharing this photo?
A family portrait celebrating mixed heritage has been widely shared online and has prompted others to tell their similar stories.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 18, 2018

An end to cheap booze? Minimum alcohol price law set to pass
Buying a can of cider or bottle of wine will cost more if a minimum pricing law is brought in.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 18, 2018

US child migrants: First ladies speak out on Trump separation policy
Former Republican First Lady Laura Bush condemns Trump's policy after his wife expresses concern.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 18, 2018

Japan earthquake: Child and two men dead and hundreds injured
The girl was killed by a falling wall when Osaka was hit by a magnitude 6.1 earthquake.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 17, 2018

Yemen war: Battle rages over Hudaydah airport
Fighting goes on despite government reports the airport in the key Yemen city was seized from rebels.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 16, 2018

Technical problem
BBC coverage of the World Cup goes awry during analysis of technology in football.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 15, 2018

'Dr, not Ms'
Fern Riddell has had support and criticism on Twitter after asking to be called by her academic title.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 15, 2018

'It's Dr, not Ms,' insists historian
Fern Riddell has had support and criticism on Twitter after asking to be called by her academic title.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 15, 2018

Footie or pension?
Moscow is accused of using the World Cup as a 'distraction' as pension age increases are proposed.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 15, 2018

'Fears growing' over post-Brexit border
A university study finds that half of border residents are against custom check technology.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 15, 2018

McDonald's to ditch plastic straws
The fast food giant will swap plastic straws for paper ones in all its UK and Ireland restaurants.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 14, 2018

Teenagers 'let down over degree choices'
It is "deeply concerning" that students in England don't have the advice needed to make informed decisions, say MPs.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 14, 2018

NHS groups welcome immigration change for doctors and nurses
It follows warnings a cap on non-EU doctors and nurses made it hard to fill vacancies in the NHS.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 14, 2018

Russian MP: Avoid sex with foreign men during World Cup
A Russian MP is criticised for urging women not to sleep with foreign men during the World Cup.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 14, 2018

World Cup abstinence
A Russian MP is criticised for urging women not to sleep with foreign men during the World Cup.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 14, 2018

Immigration rules to be relaxed for non-EU doctors and nurses
There is currently a cap on the number of non-EU doctors and nurses that can come to the UK.

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Jun 14, 2018

Rolls-Royce announces 4,600 job cuts
The engineering firm will shed the jobs over two years, hitting back office and management roles.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 13, 2018

Unions in World Cup match plea to bosses
The UK's trade unions are urging bosses to be flexible with staff who want to follow the football action.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 13, 2018

Swimsuit snaps
Russians show their support for a Russian teacher who lost her job after her swimsuit photos emerged online.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 13, 2018

Russian teacher sacked over Instagram swimsuit photos
Russians show their support for a Russian teacher who lost her job after her swimsuit photos emerged online.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 13, 2018

Brexit: MPs say PM must honour 'assurances' over Parliament's role
Parliament must get a bigger say on a final Brexit deal, pro-Remain MPs warn after Commons showdown.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 13, 2018

Put the boot in
Is the English media "unique" in reporting negative stories about its own players before the World Cup?

BBC Talking Point
Jun 13, 2018

World Cup 2018: Does England have the most critical media in world football?
Is the English media "unique" in reporting negative stories about its own players before the World Cup?

BBC Talking Point
Jun 12, 2018

Could your medications be making you depressed?
A US study finds many commonly-used drugs may increase the risk of the condition.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 12, 2018

One in five British mammals at risk of extinction
The red squirrel, the wildcat, and the grey long-eared bat face severe threats, a study says.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 12, 2018

One in five UK mammals at risk of extinction
The red squirrel, the wildcat, and the grey long-eared bat face severe threats, a study says.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 12, 2018

Tory MPs clash ahead of crunch Brexit vote
The government tries to quell a rebellion after a minister quits in protest at its Brexit plans.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 12, 2018

Jogger attack
A widely-shared video shows a jogger in Oakland, California disposing of a homeless man's belongings.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 12, 2018

Charlie Chaplin: The original distracted boyfriend
This still from a 1922 Charlie Chaplin film might look suspiciously familiar to social media users.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 12, 2018

Distracted boyfriend
This still from a 1922 Charlie Chaplin film might look suspiciously familiar to social media users.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 12, 2018

Askance gentleman suitor
This still from a 1922 Charlie Chaplin film might look suspiciously familiar to social media users.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 12, 2018

Askance suitor
This still from a 1922 Charlie Chaplin film might look suspiciously familiar to social media users.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 12, 2018

US asylum: Domestic and gang violence cases 'no longer generally qualify'
The US attorney general says victims of domestic and gang violence no longer generally qualify.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 12, 2018

Bottle feeding is a woman's right, midwives told
Breast is best for a baby's health, says the Royal College, but both choices must be respected.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 12, 2018

World Cup 2018: Does history tell us who will win in Russia?
Can history tell us who will win this summer's World Cup? By looking at patterns, trends and statistics from past tournaments, we predict who will be crowned champions.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 11, 2018

US rejects asylum case in landmark ruling
The justice department says the "asylum statute is not a general hardship statute".

BBC Talking Point
Jun 11, 2018

'True friendship' photo moves others to share stories
A photo of a group of women commemorating their dead friend has got people talking about the power of friendship.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 11, 2018

Power of friendship
A photo of a group of women commemorating their dead friend has got people talking about the power of friendship.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 11, 2018

Sensational Six
A photo of a group of women commemorating their dead friend has got people talking about the power of friendship.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 11, 2018

'Mum thinks I'm an MP'
Chris Chapman tells the BBC about the effect early-onset Alzheimer's has had on his family.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 08, 2018

Anthony Bourdain tributes celebrate his #MeToo support
After news of Anthony Bourdain's death, fans and friends are sharing memories of the celebrity chef.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 08, 2018

Bourdain #MeToo support
After news of Anthony Bourdain's death, fans and friends are sharing memories of the celebrity chef.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 08, 2018

Changing men
Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's comments on US TV have people asking if chivalry is sexist.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 07, 2018

'Hey, I know you...'
A New Jersey state trooper is unexpectedly reunited with the ex-officer who delivered him 27 years earlier.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 07, 2018

Police officer stops ex-cop who delivered him 27 years ago
A New Jersey state trooper is unexpectedly reunited with the ex-officer who delivered him 27 years earlier.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 07, 2018

Bot or boot?
Alleged fake likes on Facebook sees footwear laid outside the head of government's office.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 07, 2018

Brexit: May and Davis 'agree customs backstop wording'
Brexit Secretary David Davis had insisted the contingency plan should include an end date.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 07, 2018

Brexit: May meets David Davis over customs 'backstop' row
Brexit Secretary David Davis is concerned the customs contingency plan could continue indefinitely.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 07, 2018

Brexit: Ministers meet over customs 'backstop' plans
Brexit Secretary David Davis is concerned the customs backup plan could continue indefinitely.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 06, 2018

Students want more hours for their tuition fees
Fewer than two in five students across the UK think university is value for money.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 06, 2018

European football is worth a record £22bn, says Deloitte
England's Premier League leads the way in a new era of financial stability, says Deloitte.

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Jun 06, 2018

Hirsute of happiness
As football fans gear up for the FIFA World Cup, a Russian TV host starts a #MoustacheOfHope appeal

BBC Talking Point
Jun 06, 2018

World Cup 2018: Russians don moustaches in support of their team
As football fans gear up for the FIFA World Cup, a Russian TV host starts a #MoustacheOfHope appeal

BBC Talking Point
Jun 06, 2018

Guatemala volcano: Almost 200 missing and 75 dead
Guatemala releases official figures as a fresh eruption disrupts rescue work at the Fuego volcano.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 05, 2018

Scots 'more optimistic about future', according to BBC survey
A BBC survey finds people in Scotland are more likely to believe the country's best days lie ahead.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 05, 2018

Why we no longer love department stores
Chains such as Debenhams and House of Fraser are finding it harder and harder to attract customers.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 05, 2018

Kate Spade memories
Owning a Kate Spade accessory was a rite of passage for many teenage girls.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 05, 2018

Kate Spade: High school handbags and the New York City dream
Owning a Kate Spade accessory was a rite of passage for many teenage girls.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 05, 2018

Heathrow Airport: Cabinet approves new runway plan
Ministers say "the time for action is now" with MPs set to vote on expansion in the coming weeks.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 05, 2018

Danny DeVito takes teen's cardboard cutout to It's Always Sunny set
After a student took a cardboard cutout of Danny DeVito to her prom, the film star repays the favour.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 05, 2018

Actor's prom response
After a student took a cardboard cutout of Danny DeVito to her prom, the film star repays the favour.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 05, 2018

Guatemala volcano: Search after deadly eruption
The most violent eruption to hit the country in more than a century is over for now, say volcanologists.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 04, 2018

50 nations 'curbing plastic pollution'
Levies and bans have been among the most effective strategies to curb plastic waste, a UN report says.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 04, 2018

Adding a smile
A photo of the North Korean leader meeting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has come under scrutiny.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 04, 2018

'All smiles' as Kim Jong-un and Sergey Lavrov meet
A photo of the North Korean leader meeting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has come under scrutiny.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 04, 2018

Airlines slash profit forecast as costs soar
The industry's trade body cuts its 2018 forecast for airline profits amid rising fuel and labour costs.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 04, 2018

Airlines slash profit forecast over rising costs
The industry's trade body, IATA, cuts its 2018 forecast for airline profits amid rising fuel and labour costs.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 04, 2018

Guatemala volcano: Dozens die as Fuego volcano erupts
Twenty-five people are killed and Guatemala City airport closes after Fuego spews lava and ash.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 03, 2018

Brexit 'weighing on business investment'
Brexit uncertainty has made amber lights flash on investment, says manufacturers' organisation EEF.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 01, 2018

Has a hashtag changed your life?
How has a social media hashtag or online movement changed your life?

BBC Talking Point
Jun 01, 2018

'NoHeterosexuales'
The former president's description of LGBTI people divides opinions ahead of polling for the next leader.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 01, 2018

'Non-heterosexuals' message causes stir in Colombia
The former president's description of LGBTI people divides opinions ahead of polling for the next leader.

BBC Talking Point
May 31, 2018

Thousands miss airport border checks through misdirection
The air passengers were sent the wrong way on arrival to the UK, new figures show.

BBC Talking Point
May 31, 2018

Lorries and potholes put people off cycling, survey suggests
Poor road conditions were a factor in the deaths of 22 cyclists between 2007 and 2016, figures show.

BBC Talking Point
May 31, 2018

Brexit: Scottish Engineering calls for 'rapid' progress
The new head of Scottish Engineering says basic details to give firms clarity "seems no closer".

BBC Talking Point
May 31, 2018

'Crossed a line'
The re-emergence of "slain" journalist Arkady Babchenko divides opinions on social media.

BBC Talking Point
May 31, 2018

Arkady Babchenko: The plot twist that 'crossed the line'
The re-emergence of "slain" journalist Arkady Babchenko divides opinions on social media.

BBC Talking Point
May 31, 2018

EU has 'gun held to head' on steel tariffs
UK Steel boss says there will be "no winners" if US tariffs on European steel are imposed.

BBC Talking Point
May 30, 2018

Study casts doubt on 'healthy obesity'
Fat but otherwise healthy women are still likelier to have a stroke or heart attack, a study says.

BBC Talking Point
May 30, 2018

Top 10 worst excuses for not appointing women executives
A report on boardroom diversity reveals the top 10 worst excuses for not appointing women.

BBC Talking Point
May 30, 2018

The Brazil fuel protests as told from Rio to Rondonia
There are mass queues and barren petrol stations as protests in Brazil continue over the rising cost of fuel

BBC Talking Point
May 30, 2018

Protests in Brazil
There are mass queues and barren petrol stations as protests in Brazil continue over the rising cost of fuel

BBC Talking Point
May 30, 2018

Roseanne Barr's tweet and shelved sitcom sparks debate
The cancellation of the hit TV sitcom has sparked a row over double standards in US media

BBC Talking Point
May 30, 2018

Barr backlash
The cancellation of the hit TV sitcom has sparked a row over double standards in US media

BBC Talking Point
May 30, 2018

Don't buy tickets from Viagogo, minister warns
Margot James tells consumers to boycott the ticket reseller after it fails to change its policies.

BBC Talking Point
May 29, 2018

Nuisance call bosses could be fined up to £500,000
They could be fined up to £500,000 if delayed plans to hold them personally liable are implemented.

BBC Talking Point
May 29, 2018

Sign language star
Tang Shuai has become an inspiration to thousands in China as one of the few sign language lawyers.

BBC Talking Point
May 29, 2018

The sign language lawyer who became a social media star
Tang Shuai has become an inspiration to thousands in China as one of the few sign language lawyers.

BBC Talking Point
May 29, 2018

Hotter years 'mean lower exam results'
There is a significant link between higher temperatures and lower school achievement, says a US study.

BBC Talking Point
May 29, 2018

Saudi Arabia to criminalise sexual harassment
Social media users discuss new plans to combat sexual harassment in the kingdom

BBC Talking Point
May 29, 2018

Criminalising abuse
Social media users discuss new plans to combat sexual harassment in the kingdom

BBC Talking Point
May 29, 2018

Boost foreign secretary's powers, says Tom Tugendhat
The Foreign Office must regain control of key areas like trade and aid, a leading Tory MP says.

BBC Talking Point
May 28, 2018

Tories 'must unite' over Brexit trade deal, says Welsh leader
The Welsh Tory leader calls on the cabinet in Westminster to unite over customs arrangements.

BBC Talking Point
May 28, 2018

Have we reached peak prosecco?
Slowing sales of sparkling wines means the bubble may have burst for prosecco, warns one firm.

BBC Talking Point
May 28, 2018

Bulgarians tweeting in Cyrillic confused for Russian bots
The use of the Cyrillic alphabet is one way Twitter tries to identify Russian automated accounts.

BBC Talking Point
May 28, 2018

Unscripted
The use of the Cyrillic alphabet is one way Twitter tries to identify Russian automated accounts.

BBC Talking Point
May 25, 2018

Rapper on run
Valtonyc's sentence for glorifying terrorism raises debate about freedom of speech in Spain.

BBC Talking Point
May 25, 2018

Empty inboxes?
People praise empty inboxes as the General Data Protection Regulation rules come into effect.

BBC Talking Point
May 25, 2018

Spanish rapper on the run after 'terror lyrics' prison sentence
Valtonyc's prison sentence for glorifying terrorism is causing debate online about freedom of speech in Spain.

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