Tag Archives: News

News Daily: New Zealand mosque shootings, and school poverty

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up here ‘Darkest day’ Image copyright Google New Zealand’s prime minister says 40 people have been killed in shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. Details of what happened are still emerging, but an emotional Jacinda Ardern said it was clear “this will be one of New Zealand’s …

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What was Bloody Sunday? – BBC News

Thirteen people were killed and 15 people wounded on 30 January 1972 after members of the Army’s Parachute Regiment opened fire on a civil rights demonstration in Londonderry. BBC News NI looks back at the events of the day, and the inquiries that have taken place to date. Video Journalists: Dean McLaughlin and Peter Hamill. Source link

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News Daily: Brexit delay vote and Boeing grounds Max 8 planes

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up here No no-deal Image copyright Getty Images You know it’s a day of high drama in Westminster when even BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg says she’s never seen anything like it. On Wednesday, Conservative MPs, including cabinet ministers, defied orders and ensured a vote to reject a no-deal Brexit …

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News Daily: No-deal vote and Storm Gareth warnings

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up here So now what? The UK is due to leave the EU in just over two weeks, but on Tuesday evening MPs once again rejected Theresa May’s plan for how that happens. The defeat was smaller than the first time but still huge – the backstop still the main, …

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Why a rare owl sparked a news blackout

Image copyright Owen Merriman Image caption The exact location of the rare bird was known only to three people When a rare Tengmalm’s Owl turned up in Orkney last November, it was decided to “suppress” news of its exact location. The bird, which had only been seen in Britain a handful of times, had been spotted on the island of …

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News Daily: Brexit deal ‘breakthrough’ and Singapore Boeing ban

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up here Time to vote Image copyright EPA Theresa May says she has secured “legally binding” changes to her Brexit deal after last-minute talks. Late on Monday night, she and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker sat side by side. Their main message? Britain has a second chance, but will not …

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News Daily: Ethiopian Airlines crash and Brexit talks deadlock

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up here Boeing facing questions Image copyright Jonathan Druion A day after an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed leaving 157 people dead, stories are emerging about some of the lives lost. Passengers came from more than 30 countries, and Joanna Toole, from Devon, was one of at least seven Britons killed. …

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News Daily: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s diplomatic protection, and heads’ ‘snub’ anger

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign-up here Image copyright PA Image caption Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is serving a five-year sentence in Iran Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Iranian-Briton to get diplomatic protection Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has both British and Iranian citizenship, was sentenced to five years in jail in Iran in 2016 after being found guilty of spying. She denies …

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Women behind the lens – BBC News

Photographers Jennifer McCord, Iulia David, Holly-Marie Cato and Amy Shore are leading the charge to get more women behind the lens. They will be passing on their knowledge at the Women Who Photo event to be held at the Photography Show in Birmingham. Here we showcase a selection of their work and learn what inspires them. The music photographer Image …

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Facebook finds UK-based ‘fake news’ network

Image copyright Reuters Facebook has removed more than 130 accounts, pages and groups it says were part of a UK-based misinformation network. The company said it was the first time it had taken down a UK-based group targeting messages at British citizens. The same group set up pages posing both as far-right outlets and anti-fascist activists. Facebook said it had …

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