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Teenage victims 'more likely to self-harm'

Teenage victims 'more likely to self-harm'

Teenagers who are victims of neglect, bullying, crime, family violence and sexual exploitation are more likely to self-harm and have suicidal thoughts, a study from King's College London finds. The report says the picture is complex, with other...

yesterday, 00:57 in Regional
 
Letter from Africa: Why Kenyan men don't want to share power with women

Letter from Africa: Why Kenyan men don't want to share power with women

In our series of letters from African journalists, media and communications trainer Joseph Warungu reflects on gender inequality in Kenyan politics. The Kenyan parliament is a tough playground. And just like any other playground, the bigger ones tend...

yesterday, 00:49 in World News
 
2018 'worst year for US school shootings'

2018 'worst year for US school shootings'

This year, 113 people have been killed or injured in school shootings in the United States. That's the sobering finding of a project to count the annual toll of gun attacks in schools. At the beginning of 2018, Education Week, a journal covering...

yesterday, 00:49 in World News
 
Yemen war: Billions in aid, but where's it going?

Yemen war: Billions in aid, but where's it going?

The ongoing UN-sponsored peace talks are seen as a key moment in the search for an end to the war in Yemen. They also bring a glimmer of hope that the desperate situation inside the country can be alleviated. Images of severely malnourished children,...

yesterday, 00:49 in World News
 
The Germans solving rising rents with people power

The Germans solving rising rents with people power

Despairing of rising prices, some Germans are taking matters into their own hands to secure long-term, cheap, and stable rents. Rents in Munich's trendy Westend district have soared in recent years. The former working-class neighbourhood, home to the...

yesterday, 00:25 in Business
 
Is the US heading for a recession?

Is the US heading for a recession?

Recessions are painful. Shrinking output tends to mean huge job losses, stagnant incomes and widespread misery. And when that recession is in the world's largest economy, it's a major headache for its trading partners, not least the UK which sells 30%...

yesterday, 00:15 in Business
 
Streets with UK's slowest and fastest broadband named

Streets with UK's slowest and fastest broadband named

A village street in Bamfurlong, Gloucestershire, has been named as the slowest for broadband internet, according to an annual survey. The study said homes on Greenmeadows Park averaged just 0.14 megabits per second (Mbps). The fastest spot, by...

yesterday, 00:04 in Science &Technology
 
Ian Paisley facing new questions over luxury Maldives holiday

Ian Paisley facing new questions over luxury Maldives holiday

Ian Paisley was given a complimentary holiday at a luxury Maldives resort months after advocating on behalf of its government, according to new evidence. BBC Spotlight reported the visit was requested by the Maldivian government and facilitated by the...

Tuesday, 23:32 in Regional
 
Grenfell Tower fire: Hearings 'may slip back to 2020'

Grenfell Tower fire: Hearings 'may slip back to 2020'

The second phase of the Grenfell Tower inquiry will not start until autumn 2019 at the earliest. A barrister for one of the residents, Rajiv Menon QC, told the inquiry the hearings may even slip to 2020. Inquiry chairman Sir Martin Moore-Bick will...

Tuesday, 23:23 in Regional
 
Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou released on bail in Canada

Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou released on bail in Canada

The chief financial officer of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has been granted bail by a Canadian court. Meng Wanzhou could be extradited to the US to face fraud charges linked to the alleged violation of sanctions on Iran. A judge in Vancouver set her...

Tuesday, 23:13 in World News
 
Jury recommends life in prison for Charlottesville driver

Jury recommends life in prison for Charlottesville driver

Jurors say a man who drove his car into a crowd of protesters in Virginia last year, killing a woman, should serve a life sentence plus 419 years in prison. Following two days of deliberation, a jury recommended on Tuesday that James Alex Fields Jr,...

Tuesday, 22:40 in World News
 
Judge orders Stormy Daniels to reimburse Trump's legal fees

Judge orders Stormy Daniels to reimburse Trump's legal fees

A US judge has ordered porn actress Stormy Daniels to reimburse President Donald Trump's legal fees after her defamation case was dismissed. Ms Daniels, who says she had sex with Mr Trump in 2006, sued him after he mocked her claim that a stranger had...

Tuesday, 22:23 in World News
 
Pressure mounting on Theresa May from Tory MPs

Pressure mounting on Theresa May from Tory MPs

Tory Brexiteers have told the BBC they are increasingly confident they will have enough support to trigger a no-confidence vote in Theresa May. However, there is no official confirmation that the threshold of 48 letters from Tory MPs has been...

Tuesday, 21:42 in Regional
 
China to 'cut US car tariff to 15%'

China to 'cut US car tariff to 15%'

China has reportedly proposed cutting tariffs on US-made cars to 15%, the same tax levied on car imports from other countries. Bloomberg reported that China's cabinet will review the plans, which would undo the 40% import duty China imposed on US cars...

Tuesday, 19:57 in Business
 

'Gold-plated' investor visa scheme 'not suspended'

A "gold-plated" visa scheme allowing foreign investors a fast-track to settling in Britain remains open, the Home Office has clarified. Ministers had announced access to Tier 1 visas, which entice rich people from outside the EU to invest...

Tuesday, 19:51 in Regional
 


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