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BBC Talking Point
Apr 23, 2019

Join the Remain alliance, urges Change UK at Euro election launch
Journalist Rachel Johnson - sister of Boris - and ex-BBC correspondent Gavin Esler are among the candidates.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 23, 2019

Campaign to tackle 'botched' cosmetic procedures
The use of self-injected dermal and lip fillers is rising, along with dangerous cosmetic surgery.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 23, 2019

Rates hike: Derry and Strabane council criticised
Some ratepayers say Derry City and Strabane District Council's rates rise is unjustified

BBC Talking Point
Apr 18, 2019

Elon Musk swaps shots with Museum of English Rural Life
The Museum of English Rural Life now appears as Elon Musk on Twitter after he used their sheep picture.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 18, 2019

Inspired donations
Three destroyed churches in the US have received a flood of donations in the wake of the Notre-Dame fire.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 18, 2019

Facebook copied email contacts of 1.5 million users
The social network was grabbing email contacts of some new users for almost three years, it says.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 18, 2019

Facebook scraped email contacts of 1.5 million users
The social network was grabbing email contacts of some new uses for almost three years, it says.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 18, 2019

Madeira crash: At least 29 killed on tourist bus near Caniço
The bus had been carrying German tourists when it plunged off a road near the town of Caniço.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 18, 2019

Brexit: No deal means hard Irish border, says Selmayr
The European Commission's secretary-general Martin Selmayr was filmed making the comments in late 2018.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 17, 2019

Notre-Dame inspires donations
Three destroyed churches in the US have received a flood of donations in the wake of the Notre-Dame fire.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 17, 2019

Star Wars superfan
Mark Hamill supports a YouTuber who faced a backlash for his tearful reaction to the new Star Wars trailer.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 17, 2019

Star Wars: Mark Hamill supports super fan's emotional video
Mark Hamill supports a YouTuber who faced a backlash for his tearful reaction to the new Star Wars trailer.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 17, 2019

Star Wars: Mark Hamill supports superfan's emotional video
Mark Hamill supports a YouTuber who faced a backlash for his tearful reaction to the new Star Wars trailer.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 17, 2019

Has Brexit fractured Irish-unionist relations?
Jayne McCormack assesses the impact of Brexit on relations between unionists and the Irish government.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 16, 2019

China economy: First quarter growth beats expectations at 6.4%
Data indicates Beijing's efforts to arrest a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy may be working.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 16, 2019

TED 2019: The $50 lab burger transforming food
TED fellow Bruce Friedrich tells the TED conference about his vision for the future of food.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 16, 2019

Is beer ad appropriate on #Jackie42?
Beer commercial criticised on day celebrating Major League Baseball's first African-American player.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 16, 2019

Baseball memories
Beer commercial criticised on day celebrating Major League Baseball's first African-American player.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 16, 2019

Baseball: Budweiser advert tweet removed on Jackie Robinson Day
Beer commercial criticised on day celebrating Major League Baseball's first African-American player.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 16, 2019

Brexit: Environmental rules in Northern Ireland 'at risk'
Concerns have been raised over the absence of an assembly to legislate for replacements to EU oversight.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 15, 2019

Is there time for another Brexit vote?
BBC Scotland's Glenn Campbell asks how long it would take to set up another referendum.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 15, 2019

Amazon 'flooded by fake five-star reviews' - Which? report
Top-rated reviews on popular items are dominated by unknown brands, consumer group Which? finds.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 15, 2019

Swedish party hacked
Messages posted on the hijacked account included anti-immigration rhetoric.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 15, 2019

Swedish Social Democrats' Twitter account hacked
Messages posted on the hijacked account included anti-immigration rhetoric.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 15, 2019

Do you have a story you want BBC News to investigate?
Tell us what issues and stories you think we should be investigating.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 15, 2019

Airport boss raises Brexit and tax concern
Edinburgh Airport's chief executive said the industry is not a comfortable place to be because of taxes and Brexit.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 15, 2019

TED 2019: 10 years of 'ideas worth spreading'
TED talks have become synonymous with cutting-edge ideas and are watched by millions.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 14, 2019

Sudan crisis: Military council arrests former government members
The transitional military council says it will approve a prime minister of the opposition's choosing.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 12, 2019

You cheated not only the game, but you became a meme
A Twitter user's exaggerated statement becomes so viral Sega joins in the fun with a creative video.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 12, 2019

Cheat code
A Twitter user's exaggerated statement becomes so viral Sega joins in the fun with a creative video.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 12, 2019

Sudan coup: Protesters defy curfew after military ousts Bashir
Thousands reject military rule hours after long-time leader Omar al-Bashir is overthrown and arrested.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 11, 2019

Doctors call for transparency over no-deal drug risk
The BMA says government "must be transparent", after Newsnight reveals certain drugs cannot be stockpiled.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 11, 2019

Brexit: PM's credibility in question, says DUP's Sammy Wilson
DUP MP Sammy Wilson hits out at the PM as his party leader meets EU officials in Brussels.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 11, 2019

Brexit: Sturgeon urges May to 're-set' government approach
Scotland's first minister urges Theresa May to seek "genuine consensus" with other parties over Brexit.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 11, 2019

Silent treatment
A Reddit user spent a year wondering why nobody noticed his comments - before finding out he was muted.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 11, 2019

The Redditor who accidentally spent a year talking to himself
A Reddit user spent a year wondering why nobody noticed his comments - before finding out he was muted.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 11, 2019

Brexit: UK and EU agree delay to 31 October
Theresa May says she regrets the delay but vows to "press on" with getting MPs to back her deal.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 11, 2019

Brexit: Arlene Foster accuses EU of ignoring unionists
Arlene Foster and the party's MEP Diane Dodds are meeting Michel Barnier in Brussels.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 11, 2019

Brexit: Nicola Sturgeon's 'relief' at new 31 October deadline
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says the UK must not waste time now an extension until 31 October has been agreed.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 10, 2019

Georgetown reparations
Georgetown University students are voting on adding a fee to their tuition to fund reparations for descendants of the 272 slaves by the institution.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 10, 2019

Brexit: Theresa May to make plea for 30 June delay at EU summit
Theresa May will ask to postpone Brexit until 30 June - but the EU is expected to want a longer delay.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 10, 2019

Outcry over video
A mum has apologised after a video of her kicking her child prompted outrage but says it 'was not abuse'

BBC Talking Point
Apr 10, 2019

Umbilical cord art
Some mothers are making their baby's umbilical cord into artwork, but are getting mixed reactions.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 09, 2019

Kyle Guy: Basketball star praised for candour on anxiety fight
Kyle Guy wins praise for his candour about mental health after leading his team to NCAA glory.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 09, 2019

Basketball inspiration
Kyle Guy wins praise for his candour about mental health after leading his team to NCAA glory.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 09, 2019

Brexit: Theresa May meets Emmanuel Macron for delay request
Theresa May seeks the French leader's support to postpone the UK's Brexit date ahead of EU summit.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 09, 2019

No time for dad
A Hong Kong rapper sparks a debate about the cost of fame after he says he has no time to see his parents.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 09, 2019

Burger King remove 'racist' chopsticks ad
People on social media react to a Burger King advert in New Zealand showing people trying to eat a burger with chopsticks.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 09, 2019

'Racist' ad pulled
People on social media react to a Burger King advert in New Zealand showing people trying to eat a burger with chopsticks.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 09, 2019

Brexit: Theresa May meets Angela Merkel for delay request
Theresa May seeks support from Berlin and Paris to postpone the UK's Brexit date before an emergency EU summit.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 09, 2019

Brexit: Theresa May to meet Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron
Theresa May seeks support from Berlin and Paris to delay Brexit before an emergency EU summit.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 09, 2019

US proposes tariffs on $11bn of EU products
If the move goes ahead, duties could rise on $11bn worth of EU goods, from aircraft to cashmere jumpers.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 09, 2019

Climate change: European team to drill for 'oldest ice' in Antarctica
The near-3km-long Antarctic ice core should reveal the cause of a key shift in Earth's climate past.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 08, 2019

Silent 999 calls: Press 55 to confirm emergency, campaign warns
Police watchdog says it is 'not true' that a silent 999 call will automatically bring police help.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 08, 2019

Silent 999 calls: Dial 55 to confirm emergency, campaign warns
Police watchdog says it is 'not true' that a silent 999 call will automatically bring police help.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 08, 2019

Do celebrities deserve private time?
A Hong Kong rapper sparks a debate about the cost of fame after he says he has no time to see his parents.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 08, 2019

Brexit: 'Ball in government's court' on talks, says Sir Keir Starmer
Labour's shadow Brexit secretary says he has "no doubt things will develop today" in the cross-party talks.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 08, 2019

ULEZ: New pollution charge begins in London
Drivers of older, more polluting vehicles will have to pay a fee to enter the centre of the city.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 08, 2019

Brexit uncertainty 'major feature' of private sector dip
Firms are "increasingly pessimistic about the year ahead", the Ulster Bank's chief economist says.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 07, 2019

Silent 999 calls: Campaign to debunk myths
Police watchdog the IOPC explains how to alert police that you are in danger when you need to keep quiet.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 07, 2019

Council tax bills rise 'could push families into poverty'
People across Wales face their first council tax bill after across-the-board rises in Wales.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 06, 2019

Pokemon Inst art
Pictures of classic Pokemon cards turned into unique artworks which sell for hundreds of dollars.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 06, 2019

The Pokemon card artist 'taking the border off the artwork'
Pictures of classic Pokemon cards turned into unique artworks which sell for hundreds of dollars.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 05, 2019

Achy breaky artist
After Lil Nas X's viral hit was excluded from the Billboard country music chart Billy Ray Cyrus stepped in to offer his support.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 05, 2019

Billy Ray Cyrus steps into Lil Nas X country music row
After Lil Nas X's viral hit was excluded from the Billboard country music chart Billy Ray Cyrus stepped in to offer his support.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 05, 2019

Colourful inspiration
Following the death of Dan Robbins, the inventor of paint-by-numbers kits, BBC News website readers share their artwork using the method.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 05, 2019

Brexit: UK asks EU for further extension until 30 June
Theresa May says she still wants to leave before European elections on 23 May if deal is agreed.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 05, 2019

Dan Robbins: Paint-by-numbers inventor dies at 93
Dan Robbins' idea for DIY pictures inspired a generation of American hobbyists.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 05, 2019

Dorchester exit
The luxury hotels are pulled from online social platforms amid a backlash over anti-LGBT laws.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 05, 2019

Brunei hotels withdraw from social media amid anti-LGBT law backlash
The luxury hotels are pulled from online social platforms amid a backlash over anti-LGBT laws.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 05, 2019

5G: World's first commercial services promise 'great leap'
South Korea and the US turned on 5G networks that promise ultra-fast speeds and new applications.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 04, 2019

Parents being misled over kids' snacks, says child health expert
Snacks said to contain one portion of fruit may not live up to these claims, researchers say.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 04, 2019

Even one drink a day increases stroke risk, study finds
This goes against previous claims that moderate drinking might protect the heart, researchers say.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 04, 2019

Cyber-attacks 'damage' national infrastructure
Power plants, hospitals and other key installations are regularly being hit by hackers, finds a report.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 04, 2019

Brexit: Angela Merkel says Germany 'will stand' with Ireland
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was speaking after talks with Irish PM Leo Varadkar in Dublin.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 04, 2019

Brexit: Angela Merkel meeting Leo Varadkar in Dublin
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting Irish PM Leo Varadkar to discuss the Brexit deadlock.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 04, 2019

Respecting history
Chinese-Swedish actor Zhao Lixin is criticised for appearing to defend the Japanese invasion of China.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 04, 2019

Zhao Lixin apologises for 'defending' Japanese invaders
Chinese-Swedish actor Zhao Lixin is criticised for appearing to defend the Japanese invasion of China.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 04, 2019

Brexit: EU agrees three-month visa waiver for Britons
The legislation has attracted controversy over its description of Gibraltar as a "colony".

BBC Talking Point
Apr 04, 2019

Brexit: Angela Merkel to meet Leo Varadkar in Dublin
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet Irish PM Leo Varadkar to discuss the Brexit deadlock.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 03, 2019

The diets cutting one in five lives short every year
Israel has one of the best diets in the world and Uzbekistan one of the worst, say the researchers.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 03, 2019

Woman buys out shoe store to help Nebraska flood victims
As devastating flooding continues to affect the US Midwest, stories of kindness and charity have emerged.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 03, 2019

'Better than wet shoes'
As devastating flooding continues to affect the US Midwest, stories of kindness and charity have emerged.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 03, 2019

Brexit: Theresa May meets Jeremy Corbyn to tackle deadlock
After criticism over talks with the Labour leader, the PM says the public "expect us to reach across this House".

BBC Talking Point
Apr 03, 2019

Boy, 8, found after leaving home to 'travel the world'
The Russian boy left a note for his mother and set off with encyclopaedias, toys, money and a banana.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 03, 2019

Young explorer
The Russian boy left a note for his mother and set off with encyclopaedias, toys, money and a banana.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 03, 2019

Brexit: Theresa May to meet Jeremy Corbyn to tackle deadlock
The Brexit secretary says there are no preconditions for the talks, which aim to break the deadlock.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 03, 2019

Flybe cancels flights amid redundancy talks
Flights from Belfast City Airport and from Birmingham are among the dozens of flights affected.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 02, 2019

Wolves 2-1 Man Utd: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants five wins for top-four spot
Manchester United need to win five more league games to finish in the Premier League top four, says boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 02, 2019

Conspiracy theories
Rapper's death sees conspiracy theories proliferate on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 02, 2019

Macron: EU 'will not be hostage to Brexit crisis'
French President Emmanuel Macron shows solidarity with Ireland in Paris during talks with Leo Varadkar.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 02, 2019

Conspiracy theories spread after Nipsey Hussle shooting
Rapper's death sees conspiracy theories proliferate on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 02, 2019

Ryanair one of Europe's top polluters, EU data suggests
It is the first time a company not running a coal-fired power plant has come near the top of the ranking.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 02, 2019

Brexit: Varadkar and Macron to meet on Brexit deadlock
The leaders are expected to discuss the latest Brexit votes in the Commons, as well as their no-deal plans.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 02, 2019

Five-minute 'needle' nose job?
Tiny needles and an electric current may be all surgeons need to quickly reshape a nose, say researchers.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 02, 2019

Brexit: UK risks 'trashing relationship' with Europe, says Siemens boss
Jurgen Maier, the UK chief executive of Siemens, says the country is "at a point of crisis".

BBC Talking Point
Apr 01, 2019

Brexit alternative votes a 'predictable farcical process'
Former Brexit minister David Jones says the UK must leave the EU on Friday of next week.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 01, 2019

DUP rejects 'Brexit without backstop' plan
The party says it will not support the Common Market 2.0 model, ahead of further votes on options.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 01, 2019

Brexit: MPs in 'Intense' talks with DUP over Brexit votes
Labour MP Stephen Kinnock says 'Common Market 2.0' plan would deliver "Brexit without the backstop".

BBC Talking Point
Apr 01, 2019

YouTube: Zac Efron promotion draws ire from fans
YouTube is criticised for promoting Zac Efron's new YouTube channel instead of smaller creators.

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