• LGBT protest: ‘I stormed BBC News live on air’ – BBC World Service
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    LGBT protest: ‘I stormed BBC News live on air’ – BBC World Service

    “Six o’clock news from the BBC, with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell.” [Newsreader reads headlines, while protestor shouts] “We’re protesting about rights for lesbian and gay people.” In general Britain was quite a hostile environment in the 1980s for the LGBT community. About 75% of people when surveyed said that it was mostly or always wrong to be gay. Simply by walking down the street – if somebody identified you as lesbian or gay, you could get abuse and you could be violently attacked just for being. “I obviously don’t want children taught that the gay and lesbian lifestyle is natural or normal. It is not, it never has been…

  • Top 10 Horrifying Acts of Chemical Warfare and Gas Attacks
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    Top 10 Horrifying Acts of Chemical Warfare and Gas Attacks

    In this age of terror, there might be nothing more terrifying than the thought of an attack carried out with chemical weapons. We’ve all heard the horrific stories of soldiers being gassed in WWI, and the idea that it could happen in the here and now is blood-chilling. Perhaps scariest of all is that this isn’t just a possibility. There are chemical attacks happening in the present day, just as there have been across history. And while you’d probably assume you’d hear about a devastating gas attack, we’re willing to bet you’re unfamiliar with more than one of these. Editor’s note: This post contains pictures that some may find graphic…

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    LGBT protest: ‘I stormed BBC News live on air’ – BBC World Service

    “Six o’clock news from the BBC, with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell.” [Newsreader reads headlines, while protestor shouts] “We’re protesting about rights for lesbian and gay people.” In general Britain was quite a hostile environment in the 1980s for the LGBT community. About 75% of people when surveyed said that it was mostly or always wrong to be gay. Simply by walking down the street – if somebody identified you as lesbian or gay, you could get abuse and you could be violently attacked just for being. “I obviously don’t want children taught that the gay and lesbian lifestyle is natural or normal. It is not, it never has been…

  • Hevrin Khalaf: Death of a peacemaker – BBC News
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    Hevrin Khalaf: Death of a peacemaker – BBC News

    This is Hevrin Khalaf. A 34-year-old Syrian Kurdish political leader. As the secretary general of the Future Syria party she campaigned in Arab areas as well as Kurdish ones looking for all ethnicities to work together. She was also a vocal opponent to Turkey’s operation in North East Syria calling it an occupation. But on the 12th of October she was silenced. Video emerged of her bullet-ridden car on the side of Syria’s M4 motorway. Ahrar al-Sharqiya, a faction which fights for an opposition militia known as the Syrian National Army backed by Turkey, was blamed. But they denied having any responsibility for the death of Hevrin. BBC News Arabic…

  • Eva Kor: The Holocaust survivor who forgave the Nazis | BBC Ideas
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    Eva Kor: The Holocaust survivor who forgave the Nazis | BBC Ideas

    One day, in 1944, my family and I were arrested. Packed into cattle trains with no food or water. We were taken to Poland and left on the selection platform in Auschwitz. A Nazi guard spotted me and my identical twin sister Miriam clinging to my mother. He tore us from my mother’s arms and led us away. I remember looking back at my mother. I did not know at that time, but I would never see her again. On the filthy floor, there were scattered corpses of three little girls. Their bodies were naked and their eyes were wide open. It was a horrifying look. I had never seen…

  • BBC News   Bangladesh Islamist Abdul Kader Mullah hanged for war crimes
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    BBC News Bangladesh Islamist Abdul Kader Mullah hanged for war crimes

    well Abdelkader mowlam was the assistant secretary-general well Abdelkader mowlam was the assistant secretary-general he was pretty high up in the gym up but in 1971 he was in his early twenties and he was accused of having been part of a militia that the jamat-e-islami formed with assistance from the Pakistan Army they were collaborating with the Pakistan Army in their fight against being on the nationalist and because I’m allow became known as the butcher of Muse pool which is a suburb of Dhaka where he was supposed to have carried out a series of atrocities including killing of a poet and also going into billige is and…

  • BBC News November 7, 2017
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    BBC News November 7, 2017

    tonight at ten: new revelations in the paradise papers — prince charles‘s offshore investments and questions about a conflict of interest. the leaked documents reveal his duchy estate secretly invested in a friend’s environmental firm in bermuda. the prince has long campaigned on green issues, but he went on to lobby for international rule changes that the company stood to profit from. there’s a conflict of interest between his own investments of the duchy of cornwall and what he’s trying to achieve publicly. officials deny prince charles spoke out simply to further his investments. also on the programme tonight: the former welsh government minister, carl sargeant, has been found dead…

  • Snap verdict on who won BBC Question Time leaders’ special – Today News
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    Snap verdict on who won BBC Question Time leaders’ special – Today News

     Whatever sins you have committed you must hope that they were not so bad that you will be forced to account for yourself in front of the Question Time audience  This was the political equivalent of a comedian having to appear at the Glasgow Empire – the crowd started as icy and then turned down the thermostat  Not one of the four leaders left this bear pit unscathed.  It was not so much a question of who won but who survived   Of the two leaders who could be the next Prime Minister neither Boris Johnson nor Jeremy Corbyn had an easy ride   The Labour leader looked distinctly uncomfortable…

  • BBC News published nearly 700 articles all written by a computer overnight.
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    BBC News published nearly 700 articles all written by a computer overnight.

    For the first time, BBC News published a news story for every constituency that declared UK election results overnight – all written by a computer. It was the BBC’s biggest test of machine-generated journalism so far. Overnight, the BBC generated 649 news articles in English and 40 in Welsh. Each of nearly 700 articles was checked by a human editor before publication. According to the BBC, the tech was designed to enhance the service provided rather than to replace humans. Several news organisations are testing automated journalism as a way of covering data-driven stories more efficiently. The technology can quickly produce stories focused on numbers, such as football scores, company…