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Young highly sceptical of social mobility

Young highly sceptical of social mobility

Young people are highly sceptical about social mobility being a reality, according to a survey from the relaunched Social Mobility Commission. It found many young adults expected to be worse off than previous generations and believed opportunities...

today, 01:23 in Regional
 
Puzzle solving 'won't stop mental decline'

Puzzle solving 'won't stop mental decline'

Doing crossword puzzles and Sudoku does not protect against mental decline, according to a new study. The idea of "use it or lose it" when it comes to our brains in later life has previously been widely accepted. But a new Scottish study...

today, 01:19 in Regional
 
Brexit: Theresa May to meet EU leaders in bid to rescue deal

Brexit: Theresa May to meet EU leaders in bid to rescue deal

Theresa May will meet European leaders and EU officials later for talks aimed at rescuing her Brexit deal. She will hold talks with Dutch PM Mark Rutte and Germany's Angela Merkel after postponing MPs' final vote on the deal. The UK PM has said she...

today, 01:14 in Regional
 
'Surprise' Palu tsunami clue found on seafloor

'Surprise' Palu tsunami clue found on seafloor

Scientists are getting closer to understanding the tsunami that struck Palu in Indonesia in September. Damaging waves rushed ashore after a Magnitude 7.8 quake, but researchers said at the time that they were surprised by their size. Now, a survey in...

today, 00:58 in World News
 
Child advice chatbots fail to spot sexual abuse

Child advice chatbots fail to spot sexual abuse

Two mental health chatbot apps have required updates after struggling to handle reports of child sexual abuse. In tests, neither Wysa nor Woebot told an apparent victim to seek emergency help. The BBC also found the apps had problems dealing with...

today, 00:53 in Science &Technology
 
Barclays customers can now 'switch off' spending

Barclays customers can now 'switch off' spending

Barclays has become the first High Street bank to allow its customers to "switch off" certain types of spending on their debit cards. The idea is to help vulnerable customers, particularly problem gamblers, or those in serious debt. However,...

today, 00:43 in Business
 
The pub where your cash is worthless

The pub where your cash is worthless

Cashless establishments may be safer and more convenient, but are they more popular with the public at large? After yet another break-in at south London pub the Crown and Anchor, Arber Rozhaja decided enough was enough. Burglars were after cash lying...

today, 00:43 in Business
 
Meng Wanzhou: Tech boss in middle of US-China dispute

Meng Wanzhou: Tech boss in middle of US-China dispute

A high-flying Chinese executive has been caught in the centre of a growing geo-political dispute between two of the world's largest economies. Meng Wanzhou is the chief financial officer of Huawei and the elder daughter of the telecom giant's...

today, 00:37 in World News
 
Is nuclear disarmament set to self-destruct?

Is nuclear disarmament set to self-destruct?

Never has the future of nuclear arms control seemed so uncertain. At risk is not just the collapse of existing treaties, but a whole manner of interaction between Russia and the United States that has been crucial to maintaining stability over...

today, 00:37 in World News
 
Somalia piracy: How foreign powers are tackling it

Somalia piracy: How foreign powers are tackling it

Foreign navies have played a key role in curbing piracy off Somalia's coast, writes the BBC's Anne Soy. On a beach in Hordeia on the northern coast of Somalia, I asked a former pirate what attracted him to piracy in the first place. The man, who...

today, 00:37 in World News
 
The countries that think it's OK to use cannabis

The countries that think it's OK to use cannabis

Around the world attitudes towards the use of cannabis are shifting. Mexico's new government plans to legalise recreational cannabis use, as does the incoming government of Luxembourg. Meanwhile, New Zealand's leaders are considering a referendum on...

today, 00:37 in World News
 
Seven things to watch as Google's CEO appears before Congress hearing

Seven things to watch as Google's CEO appears before Congress hearing

Google's chief Sundar Pichai will be quizzed by US lawmakers later. He previously failed to appear at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing for top tech executives in September. An empty chair marked his absence. That hearing was attended by...

today, 00:37 in World News
 
Sarah Hyland: Modern Family star reveals second kidney transplant

Sarah Hyland: Modern Family star reveals second kidney transplant

US actress Sarah Hyland has described how having to undergo two kidney transplants left her "contemplating suicide," US media report. The 28-year-old, who stars in the popular sitcom Modern Family, opened up about her kidney dysplasia in an...

today, 00:02 in World News
 
Venezuela crisis: Goodyear staff get '10 tyre' severance

Venezuela crisis: Goodyear staff get '10 tyre' severance

Goodyear employees in Venezuela are each to be given 10 tyres as part of their severance payment, as the US firm halts operations in the country. Quality tyres are valuable on the black market, in a country where there is a chronic shortage of all...

yesterday, 23:00 in World News
 
Report reveals 'gross' racial disparity in Toronto policing

Report reveals 'gross' racial disparity in Toronto policing

Black people are "grossly over-represented" in violent police interactions in the Canadian city of Toronto, a human rights investigation has found. The Ontario Human Rights Commission launched the probe into the Toronto police department...

yesterday, 21:06 in World News
 


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