BBC

British girl left in tears after being fined for selling lemonade

A British man and his young daughter were fined nearly $200 for selling lemonade outside a festival in London -- but local officials quickly quashed the fee after a public backlash.<p>Andre Spicer said his 5-year-old daughter was left in tears after local council officers fined her $195 for selling …

Lemonade

Who are the BBC’s most highly paid stars?

The BBC has for the first time published the salaries of some of its top-earning talent – but only one-third of those listed are women.<p>The list …

Industry reacts as BBC salary list reveals major gender disparity among top earners

The BBC's disclosure of staff that earn more than £150,000 a year has highlighted significant gender and race imbalances within the media …

Gender

What do you think about what the BBC pays its leading talent? Share your thoughts

The BBC is to publish the salaries of stars who earn more than £150,000. We’d like you to share your reaction and thoughts<p>The BBC will publish the names and salaries of its top earners on Wednesday morning as part of its annual report.<p>It has defended how much it pays presenters and journalists as …

Gary Lineker

UN says world needs to know about Yemen, journalists need access

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations on Wednesday demanded media access to report on the "man-made catastrophe" in Yemen after a Saudi Arabia-led …

Middle East

In pictures: How much do the BBC’s highest paid stars earn?

The <b>BBC</b> has published the salaries of its highest paid stars.<p>The wages of those earning more than £150,000 a year were released by the Corporation on …

Gary Lineker

Judge Grants Woman Divorce After Her Husband Ignores Her Text Messages

The debate about read receipts is a longstanding one. To keep them on or not to keep them on, that is the question. A recent divorce case in Taiwan covered by BBC News just raised the stakes of this question: In the case, a woman was granted a divorce from a husband who ghosted her but kept his …

Marriage

Britain bans sexist ads: No hapless dads or women left to clean

LONDON — Commercials featuring hapless fathers struggling to look after kids and women left to do housework will disappear from television under a ban of gender stereotypes announced Tuesday by Britain's advertising regulator.<p>The move by the country's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) coincided …

Gender

Soon you'll have to prove you're 18 or over to access UK porn sites

The government's bringing in compulsory age checks.<p>New rules to be implemented next year will force pornography sites to prove their visitors are …

Censorship

BBC top earnings expected to show gender gap

The salaries, to be published for the first time today, will show a gender pay gap among some of the Corporation's top earners.<p>The BBC will publish …

UK News

Netflix surges as overseas growth overshadows small profits

Netflix shares soared after the streaming-video provider scored a record second quarter, surpassing forecasts for subscriber growth and boosting its international audience past the domestic total for the first time.<p>Investors continue to forgive minuscule profit for growth in subscribers, which …

Netflix

Pick The Celeb Who HASN'T Been In "Doctor Who"

It feels like everyone's been in it. But who hasn't yet?

Doctor Who

Does the BBC Reflect or Shape our Society?

6am. It’s another beautiful day. The sun is out in bonny Dundee and I am stuck on a hospital bed staring out of the window! Time for some reading and …

Jodie Whittaker

Israeli Cops Slain in Holy Site Attack; 3 Gunmen Killed

Three Arab-Israeli gunmen opened fire Friday near Jerusalem’s holiest site, killing two police officers and wounding another. Police officials said the attackers—who were all shot dead by responding officers—were aged between 19 to 29, were previously unknown to anti-terror authorities, and came …

Temple Mount

Couple’s Attempt At ‘Dirty Dancing’ Lift Is A Hilarious Epic Fail

The lift from "Dirty Dancing" is iconic, but that doesn't mean you should try it at home. That's what one U.K. couple found out when they tried to …

Canadian News

Elephant Washed Out to Sea Rescued by Sailors

An elephant that washed out to sea was rescued five miles out after possibly getting caught in a riptide and made "a miraculous escape" from death, …

Conservative POV

CBS News announces partnership with BBC

NEW YORK (AP) — Britain's BBC News is ending a long-running agreement to share reporting and resources with ABC News in the United States and instead will match up with CBS.<p>CBS News President David Rhodes said Thursday the deal with the BBC gives the network access to an organization that is larger …

Jeremy Clarkson’s daughter Emily opens up on her weight struggles: ‘I’d cry because I was big like dad’

Emily Clarkson has talked about her struggles with her weight in her new book, Can I Speak To Someone In Charge?<p>Lewis Hamilton snubs British Formula …

Richard Hammond

CBS sets news partnership with BBC to replace Sky

CBS (CBS -0.1%) has signed a new news partnership with BBC to share video, content and resources worldwide.<p>That replaces a deal that CBS had with Sky …

United States

CBS News, BBC team up for global news coverage

CBS News and BBC News have a deal to share news content across the world.<p>The two news organizations announced the editorial and newsgathering relationship Thursday as a way to increase the effectiveness of both outlets. CBS News and the BBC will share editorial content, video and other global …

Journalism

The Grand Tour season 2 trailer is finally here for all to see

Amazon Prime has released the season two trailer for <i>The Grand Tour</i>, featuring the moments before Richard Hammond’s crash.<p>The crash has become the …

Richard Hammond

A British Talk Show Understates Just How Great Richard Hammond's Wife Is

Richard Hammond's wife Mindy is more than accurately described by British talk show "This Morning."<p>Richard Hammond and his wife Mindy recently appeared on British talk show <i>This Morning</i> to discuss Hammond's most recent crash behind the wheel of the Rimac Concept.One. Perhaps you heard about …

Richard Hammond

Dress-down Britain gives us all carte blanche to slob around

Now the clergy, MPs and the Queen have lowered their standards, we can all be our true selves – the ones that dropped a fried egg down our tops<p>Do you feel it? Do you feel that breeze against your neck? Your hair bobbing around of its own accord? That wonderful, insistent waft of loose cotton? You …

Richard Hammond

Coldplay’s Chris Martin Invites Crowd-Surfing Fan in Wheelchair on Stage

Chris Martin gave one fan the adventure of a lifetime at his sold-out concert in Dublin on Saturday, July 8.<p>When the Coldplay frontman noticed a …

Chris Martin

Dramatic final moments before Richard Hammond’s crashes £2million in ‘biggest crash’ Clarkson has seen

<b>Richard Hammond said ‘watch this’, in what now seems like an awful premonition, moments before his horrific crash in Switzerland in June.</b><p>Emmerdale …

Richard Hammond

Measles outbreak kills 35 across Europe

A measles outbreak has killed 35 people across Europe in the past year, with the World Health Organization (WHO) calling the deaths an “unacceptable tragedy.”<p>“We are very concerned that although a safe, effective and affordable vaccine is available, measles remains a leading cause of death among …

Public Health

BBC News viewers shocked and worried after fearing they saw a man 'run over' by a bus live on TV

The man fell in the background of a news report.<p>A man fell over and was thought to have potentially been run over by a London bus while running …

Charlie Gard

BBC staff lose overtime and taxis in latest update to working conditions

BBC staff are to see an overhaul of their terms and conditions of employment which would see overtime overtime curtailed and a generous allowance for …

Alleged bogus legal expert Brenda Wardle denied bail

Port Elizabeth - An alleged fake lawyer who spun legal analysis for news organisations for years will now be prosecuted for fraud involving over half …

News (South Africa)

NYT Leads With Body Language Expert on Trump/Putin Meeting — Cites Russian Tabloid Over BBC

Body language is important. Sometimes the things people don't say aloud are far more powerful than the things they do.<p>So it's no surprise that, when …

New York Times