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Manchester mosque sermon 'called for armed jihad', say scholars

<b>A sermon at the mosque where the Manchester bomber worshipped called for the support of armed jihadist fighters, according to two Muslim scholars.</b><p>An imam at Didsbury Mosque in December 2016 was recorded praying for "victory" for "our brothers and sisters right now in Aleppo and Syria and …

Terrorism

Stormzy launches Cambridge scholarship for black students

<b>Stormzy has announced that he will fund two black British students to go to the University of Cambridge.</b><p>The Stormzy Scholarship will pay for tuition fees and provide a maintenance grant for up to four years of an undergraduate course.<p>The rapper says: "It's so important for black students, …

Black Students

'I'm not hiding my white boyfriend'

<b>Actress and dancer Kelechi Okafor has built a large online following talking about issues affecting black British women. But recently, she has been under attack on social media for having a white fiance - which some have accused her of hiding.</b><p>A while ago I thought, why does it seem that most …

Relationships

Chief executive pay jumps 11% to almost £4m last year

<b>Chief executive pay rose by 11% last year to almost £4m - much higher than rises for workers, a new report found.</b><p>The rise came despite criticism from investors and government about excessive salaries, the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) said.<p>The highest total payout was £47.1m …

Royal Mail

Google tracks users who turn off location history

<b>Google records users' locations even when they have asked it not to, a report from the Associated Press has suggested.</b><p>The issue could affect up to two billion Android and Apple devices which use Google for maps or search.<p>The study, verified by researchers at Princeton University, has angered US …

Maps

Pennsylvania priests 'abused thousands of children'

<b>The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has released a grand jury report detailing sex abuse in the Catholic Church, naming over 300 accused clergymen.</b><p>The landmark grand jury investigation found more than 1,000 children had been abused by members of six dioceses in the state for the last 70 years.<p>Officials …

Washington D.C.

Jeremy Corbyn 'wreath laying' attacked by Israeli PM

<b>Israel's PM has criticised Jeremy Corbyn over his presence at a ceremony said to have honoured the perpetrators of the 1972 Munich terror attack.</b><p>Benjamin Netanyahu said Mr Corbyn deserved "unequivocal condemnation" for laying a wreath on the grave of one of those behind the atrocity.<p>Mr Corbyn said …

Israel

British kids can't read. The government's solution? Free apps

Google's new Android operating system has finally arrived. After months of developer testing, Android Pie has been rolled out to the public. But for …

Apps

Insatiable is just the latest example of Netflix not understanding teenagers

If there’s one thing more painful than watching Netflix’s newly-released teen sitcom Insatiable, it’s seeing just how dismally it’s gone down. Glossing over its current 6% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, don’t expect Buzzfeed’s “hollow, harmful, and hateful” or Hollywood Reporter’s “trite, way over the …

Mental Health

Idris Elba stokes Bond rumours with 007-style tweet

<b>Idris Elba has posted a cryptic tweet suggesting he could be the next James Bond.</b><p>Days after reports that a producer of the franchise is tipping him to be 007, he posted: "My name's Elba, Idris Elba".<p>Fans are taking it as a big hint that he could be about to take on the role when Daniel Craig leaves …

James Bond

Ukip gains 500 new members since allowing prominent far-right activists to join party

Ukip has gained around 500 new members since allowing three far-right activists linked to the so-called “alt right” movement to join the party.<p>The …

5 body positive TV characters you need to know

<b>Netflix has faced harsh criticism for its new series Insatiable, which tells the revenge story of unpopular and overweight schoolgirl Patty, who gets her own back on bullies after accidentally losing weight.</b><p>Many critics have said the show sends the wrong message about body image.<p>If you think …

Entertainment

The troubled 29-year-old helped to die by Dutch doctors

<b>In January a young Dutch woman drank poison supplied by a doctor and lay down to die. Euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide are legal in Holland, so hers was a death sanctioned by the state. But Aurelia Brouwers was not terminally ill - she was allowed to end her life on account of her psychiatric</b> …

Psychiatry

Denmark burka ban: Designer protests at Copenhagen Fashion Week

<b>Danish designer Reza Etamadi used the runway to make a political statement at Copenhagen Fashion Week.</b><p>The fashion show for his streetwear label's latest collection MUF10 featured models in burkas and niqabs alongside police officers.<p>It took place just days after Denmark's full-face veil ban came …

Fashion Week

Women 'need to know egg freezing risk'

<b>Women who freeze their eggs need to be aware of the "relatively low success rates" of becoming pregnant, a leading gynaecologist has said.</b><p>With more women freezing eggs past the age of 35, when chances of conceiving fall, Prof Adam Balen said: "Egg freezing does not guarantee a baby."<p>However, Dr …

Pregnancy

Boris Johnson's burka comments inflammatory and divisive - equalities watchdog

<b>Boris Johnson's remarks about Muslim women wearing the burka were "inflammatory and divisive", the UK's equalities watchdog says.</b><p>The former foreign secretary said people in burkas looked like "letter boxes" or "bank robbers".<p>The Equality and Human Rights Commission said his comments risked …

Great Britain

Boris Johnson faces growing criticism over burka jibe - BBC News

<b>Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson is facing growing criticism over his remark that Muslim women wearing the burka "look like letter boxes".</b><p>Dominic Grieve, the ex-attorney general, said he would quit the party if Mr Johnson became leader.<p>Ex-Tory chairwoman Baroness Warsi said Mr Johnson's …

Great Britain

Boris Johnson's burka jibe: Why do some Muslim women wear the veil?

<b>Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson has been criticised for saying Muslim women wearing burkas "look like letter boxes" and for comparing them to "bank robbers" - prompting calls for him to apologise and be expelled from the Conservative Party.</b><p>But Mr Johnson's comments, which some believe will …

Muslim Women

Outrage as cafe in Venice charges £38 for water and two coffees

A cafe customer in Venice who was stunned when presented with a €43 (£38) bill for two coffees and two bottles of water has prompted a social media outcry.<p>Juan Carlos Bustamente, a 62-year-old political campaigner who lives in Italy, shared a photo of his receipt from Caffe Lavena in the …

Callie Rogers: 16-Year-Old Lottery Winner Reveals How She Blew $3 Million — Boob Jobs, Cocaine, New Clothes

Callie Rogers, the youngest lottery winner in Great Britain's history, revealed in a TV interview on Tuesday how she wasted her entire winnings worth …

Great Britain

UK among worst for life expectancy rises

<b>Increases in life expectancy in the UK have stalled and the slowdown is one of the biggest among 20 of the world's leading economies, ONS data shows.</b><p>Rises in life expectancy dropped from 12.9 weeks per year for women from 2006 to 2011 to 1.2 weeks per year from 2011 to 2016, its report found.<p>This …

Northern Ireland

Love Island's Josh Denzel: 'People run out of shops and stop me'

Love Island finalists Josh Denzel and Kaz Crossley reveal what their lives are like now, after coming out of the reality TV villa.<p>The couple also open up to BBC Breakfast about whether their love is real.

Love Island

Beyonce in Vogue: 'I've been through hell and back'

<b>Beyonce says she's "been through hell and back" in Vogue's September issue.</b><p>The 36-year-old singer has written about her body, pregnancy and other parts of her life for the magazine's most important issue of the year.<p>She made headlines last week after it was revealed she'd have full control of the …

Beyoncé

NHS-funded homeopathic treatment to end in Bristol

<b>The last place in England to offer publicly-funded homeopathy is to stop providing the practice on the NHS.</b><p>Bristol's clinical commissioning group (CCG) has decided to end NHS-funded homeopathic treatment except in exceptional circumstances.<p>Homeopathy is based on the idea "like cures like", but many …

Radiation Therapy

So-called 'IS Beatles' El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey dispute extradition

<b>Two Londoners accused of being members of the Islamic State group have called into question the British government's attempt to have them tried in the US.</b><p>Speaking to the BBC from a jail in Syria, El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey also denied they had been stripped of their British …

Syrian Democratic Forces

Women-only network appoints male chairman

<b>A networking group with the aim of supporting female leaders has been criticised for appointing a male chairman.</b><p>AllBright announced that Allan Leighton, chairman of the Co-operative Group, had taken the role.<p>The privately-run group describes itself as "the network for working women in the …

FTSE

Zombie Boy death: Lady Gaga apologises for speaking 'too soon'

<b>Lady Gaga has apologised for speaking "too soon" when she called model Rick Genest's death a suicide.</b><p>Rick, who died aged 32, was known as Zombie Boy, due to bone and organ tattoos across his body and face.<p>He was found dead at his home in Montreal, Canada, on Wednesday and it was widely reported …

Mental Health

Neighbors call cops THREE times on Iowa girl, 10, selling cookies on her street to buy school clothes 'because she was holding up traffic'

A 10-year-old girl selling cookies on her street corner to buy school clothes was told to stop after her neighbors called the cops on three separate …

Selling

Why are employers allowed to police what we say as private citizens? | Kenan Malik

Angela Williamson needed an abortion. The trouble was, she lived in Tasmania. Abortion is legal in the state, but the last abortion clinic closed in December. So, this February, Williamson was forced to travel to Melbourne for her operation. Distressed and angry, she dashed off a few tweets to …

Employment