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How do you go from experimenting with an idea to creating a multi-award-winning video game? Well, the minds at Sad Owl Studios achieved just that when they scooped two awards at the Bafta Game Awards, including best British video game. They sat down with BBC Newsbeat to discuss their cheeky speeches, the troubling state of staffing in the gaming in…
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The late 1940s saw the rise of Tropical Modernism – it was a style of architecture that took the simple design of modernism and adapted it into cool buildings for hot and humid climates. So, why is there now a growing interest in this type of design?Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/1rbfUogFor more news, analysis and features visit: www.bbc.com/news#Ar…
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The United Nations' top court has ruled that Israel must "immediately halt its military offensive" in Rafah in southern Gaza. The International Court of Justice, which decides disputes between countries, says "the catastrophic situation" in Gaza had deteriorated and described humanitarian conditions in Rafah as "disastrous." The judges also said th…
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Next week South Africans head to the polls, 30 years on from the nations first democratic election. That election back in 1994 followed decades of a brutal and racist apartheid regime. The BBC's special correspondent Fergal Keane was reporting there at the time and has returned to the county to see what has changed and what hasn't.Subscribe here: h…
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The International Court of Justice has ruled that Israel must halt its military offensive in Rafah in southern Gaza.South Africa had asked the ICJ to order it as an emergency measure, saying Israel’s actions in Rafah amount to a “genocidal” operation and threaten the survival of the Palestinian people.The ICJ is the top UN court and can make legall…
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A massive landslide is feared to have killed many after it struck six remote villages in Papua New Guinea, local officials and aid agencies said.The landslide buried more than 100 homes after it struck at around 03:00 local time Friday (17:00 GMT Thursday) in the highlands of Enga, north of the island nation in the south-west Pacific.It was not imm…
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In the past seven months, somewhere between half and two-thirds of Myanmar has fallen to the resistance of a military coup that began in 2021. Tens of thousands of people have been killed since then, including many children, with some 2.5 million displaced. Now, the military is facing an unprecedented challenge to its rule. And in an attempt to thw…
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A desperate search for survivors is under way after a two-storey restaurant collapsed on the Spanish island of Majorca, killing four people and injuring 16, local emergency services say.Several people are believed to be trapped under rubble at the site of the Medusa Beach Club, a beachside restaurant in one of the busiest areas of the regional capi…
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US regulators have sued Live Nation, accusing the entertainment giant of using illegal tactics to maintain a monopoly over the live music industry.The lawsuit from the Department of Justice said the firm's practices had kept out competitors, and led to higher ticket prices and worse service for customers.Attorney General Merrick Garland called on t…
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Countries around the world are working to implement legislation to regulate artificial intelligence’s (AI’s) development and use.This week, AI technology companies from across the globe including the US, China, Middle East and Europe developed a set of agreements at the AI Seoul Summit.These agreements pertain to thresholds for severe AI risks, inc…
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An Austrian man has discovered the remains of prehistoric mammoths while renovating his wine cellar. The find has been called an "archaeological sensation” by researchers from the Austrian Archaeological Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. The winemaker, Andreas Pernerstorfer, reported his find to the authorities, who identified them as …
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Another senior defence official in the Russian military has been arrested after being accused of taking a large bribe, Russian media has reported. General Vadim Shamarin, the deputy chief of General Staff, has appeared in court and he's the fourth senior official to be arrested since April. Earlier this month, President Vladimir Putin removed Serge…
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Fighting has continued to intensify in and around the Sudanese city of El Fasher, where medical charity MSF has reported 700 casualties in 10 days. The internet has been cut making access to the city difficult. Soldiers from the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) are besieging the city. A power struggle within the military government has seen …
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Thousands have marched in Iran for the final day of funeral rites for President Ebrahim Raisi, who died in a helicopter crash. Raisi, 63, died alongside his foreign minister and six others when their helicopter crashed in the country’s mountainous northwest while returning from a dam inauguration. Raisi's coffin was flown to Mashhad in northeast Ir…
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President Emmanuel Macron has vowed that French police forces will remain for "as long as necessary" in New Caledonia, as he arrived in the riot-plagued French Pacific territory. Mr Macron said the 3,000-strong force deployed from France would stay put - even during the Paris Summer Olympics if required. Six people, including two police officers, h…
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Taiwan's defence ministry has condemned China's military exercises around the self-ruled island as "irrational provocations".The drills come just three days after the inauguration of Taiwanese president William Lai, whom Beijing has labelled as a "separatist" and a "troublemaker".Beijing, which has long claimed Taiwan, is performing the drills all …
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At least nine people have been killed, including a child, and about 50 have been injured after part of a stage collapsed at an election rally in Mexico. The incident occurred as presidential candidate Jorge Alvarez Maynez was delivering a speech in the city of San Pedro Garza Garcia, near Monterrey. Mr Maynez was uninjured in the collapse. Several …
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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has reacted to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s announcement of the UK general election. The election is set to take place on Thursday, 4 July. And, after the prime minister made his announcement at 10 Downing Street in London, the leader of the opposition made his announcement in front of a podium bearing bears Labour's …
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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced the date of the UK General Election.In a speech outside 10 Downing Street in London, he revealed that the election date will take place on Thursday, 4 July.He had widely been expected to announce an autumn election, but Wednesday's news comes after mounting speculation.Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/1rbfUogFo…
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Iran’s supreme leader has presided over a funeral for the country’s late president, Ebrahim Raisi.Ayatollah Ali Khamenei led prayers at Tehran University, where caskets carrying Mr Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and six others who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday, were draped in Iranian flags. Iran’s acting president, Mohammad…
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Ireland, Norway, and Spain have announced they will recognise a Palestinian state from 28 May. Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store said a two-state solution was the "only alternative"; while Ireland's PM Simon Harris said the decision would help create a "peaceful future". But, while Palestinian leaders welcomed the decision - with the Palest…
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Singapore Airlines flight: CEO apologises for ‘traumatic experience’ | BBC News Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong has offered his "deepest apologies to everyone affected" after a flight from London to Singapore encountered severe turbulence, during which a passenger died. The man, named as 73-year-old Geoff Kitchen, died of a suspected heart a…
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Large crowds have started to gather in Iran’s capital Tehran for the main funeral ceremony for the country’s late President Ebrahim Raisi. Mr Raisi died alongside Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and six others in a helicopter crash on Sunday, and five days of national mourning have been declared. The ceremony will begin with Iran's Suprem…
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Myanmar is in the grip of a civil war, largely forgotten by the outside world, which has left thousands of people dead and displaced more than two million from their homes. Rebel forces are fighting a bloody campaign against the military regime which seized control of the country in 2021, when army generals overthrew the elected government of Nobel…
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One person has died, with several injured, after severe turbulence on a London to Singapore flight.Authorities at Bangkok airport said the victim was a 73-year-old British man who "likely" died from a heart attack.Seven people are seriously injured - the wife of the British man who died has gone to hospital.Anyone not wearing a seat belt was “launc…
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Warning: Discussions of mental health. Ninja Theory's Melina Juergens has told BBC Newsbeat how her own mental health experiences helped her connect with her character in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II. Melina adopts the role of Senua, a woman living with psychosis as she manages her mental illness and the stigma that separates her from her community. …
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The first of several ceremonies for President Ebrahim Raisi and other officials killed in the helicopter crash were held today.Mourners gathered around the caskets as the procession passed by.The funeral ceremony began in the north-western city of Tabriz at 09:30 local time.Another planned procession will take place in the religious city of Qom lat…
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Authorities at Bangkok airport have said a 73-year-old British man died on a Singapore Airlines flight, "likely" from a heart attack.Bangkok airport added that seven people are in a critical condition following turbulence on the London to Singapore flight, and twenty-three other passengers have been injured, as well as nine crew members.Authorities…
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The UK government will set out details of the infected blood compensation scheme on Tuesday.30,000 people were infected with hepatitis and HIV while receiving NHS treatment between the 1970s and 1990s - and 3,000 have since died.On Monday, a public inquiry said victims were repeatedly failed, with evidence of a cover-up.Roger Newman, who discovered…
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Medical workers in Israel have told the BBC that Palestinian detainees from Gaza are routinely kept shackled to hospital beds, blindfolded, sometimes naked, and forced to wear nappies. A whistle-blower detailed how procedures in one military hospital were “routinely” carried out without painkillers, causing “an unacceptable amount of pain” to detai…
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Funeral rites for Iran's president and seven others who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday have begun.Thousands of people have taken to the streets to mourn President Raisi.The first ceremony is taking place in Tabriz in the country's north-west, the region where the crash happened.But not everyone supported him - and many Iranians celebrated his…
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Mount Fuji is one of Japan's most iconic landmarks, and in recent years, social media has made photographing it even more popular.But that's created a bit of a problem for residents of Fujikawaguchiko, a town with an incredible view, which is being swamped by millions of tourists.Residents have now decided they've had enough. And to keep the selfie…
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Prosecutors at the international criminal court have applied for arrest warrants for Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the leader of Hamas in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar.The court’s chief prosecutor said there are reasonable grounds to believe both men bear responsibility for war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed since the Hamas att…
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Justice Juan Merchan cleared the court and reprimanded a witness in a dramatic moment at Donald Trump's hush-money trial in New York.Michael Cohen, Mr Trump's former fixer, finished four days of testimony.Cohen has testified that Trump approved a plan to reimburse him for $130,000 paid to Stormy Daniels, a porn star who claims she and Trump had sex…
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Authorities in the UK covered up the infected-blood scandal, knowingly exposing victims to unacceptable risks, a report has said. The five-year investigation accused doctors, the government, and the NHS of letting patients catch HIV and hepatitis. More than 30,000 people were infected, from 1970 to 1991, by contaminated blood products and transfusi…
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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has announced five days of mourning, following the death of the country’s president in a helicopter crash. Ebrahim Raisi, along with Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and six other people, were killed when the helicopter they were travelling in crashed in a mountainous area of north-western Iran.…
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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange can bring a new appeal against extradition to the US, the UK High Court has ruled. In 2022, then-home secretary Priti Patel signed his extradition order, which would see Mr Assange sent to the US to stand trial for leaking military secrets. But, today’s decision means he will be able to challenge US assurances over …
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The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is seeking arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamas’s leader in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar. He is also seeking the arrest warrants of Hamas leaders Ismail Haniyeh, Mohammed al-Masri, and Israeli defence minister Yoav Gallant. Mr Khan said he has "reasonable ground…
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The final report of the public inquiry into the UK's infected blood scandal will be published on Monday. More than 30,000 people were infected with HIV and hepatitis C, from 1970 to 1991, by contaminated blood. The scandal has been called the biggest treatment disaster in NHS history, with victims campaigning for years. Some of the treatments were …
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Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi has been killed in a helicopter crash, state media has confirmed. The helicopter reportedly got into difficulties in heavy fog in the north of the country on Sunday before crashing; killing the president, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and several others. Raisi, a hardline cleric close to Iran's Supreme Le…
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A huge search operation is underway in Iran after a helicopter carrying the country’s President Ebrahim Raisi crashed in the mountainous north-west of the country in heavy fog. Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian was also on the aircraft.The men had been visiting Iran’s remote mountain border region with Azerbaijan to inaugurate a new d…
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Robots have integrated in our lives in different ways and have taken over some tasks which were exclusively done by humans. But, robots have not yet been able to have a sense of touch - could this be about to change?This video is from BBC Click, the BBC’s flagship technology programme.Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/1rbfUogFor more news, analysis and…
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Many cancer treatments can be harsh on patients and not all are successful despite huge progress made by researchers and scientists. However, technology like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics are now helping to discover more effective drugs which have fewer side-effects. This video is from BBC Click, the BBC’s flagship technology programme.…
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Ukrainian boxer, Oleksandr Usyk, has become the first undisputed world heavyweight champion in 25 years. He beat Britain's Tyson Fury in a fiercely competitive contest in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, which went the entire twelve rounds. Usyk, 37, won on a split decision, which meant Fury, 35, lost for the first time in his 16-year professional career…
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Warning: This film includes descriptions some viewers may find distressing.In South Korea, K-pop stars have fame, fortune and millions of female fans. But, some led a double life.This film tells the story of the female journalists who took on the task of investigating the secret chat groups where evidence of sexual crimes were being shared by promi…
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Plastic is one of the most incredible materials in the modern world - but the way we use it damages the environment. What’s the solution?Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/1rbfUogFor more news, analysis and features visit: www.bbc.com/news Video made in partnership with @bbcideas and The Open University.#PlasticPollution #BBCIdeas #BBCNews…
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