MP’s Brexit letter to universities ‘was research for book’


Image copyright Conservative Party Image caption Chris Heaton-Harris is facing calls to explain why he wanted the information Tory MP Chris Heaton-Harris "should probably not have sent" a letter to universities asking for details of Brexit courses, a minister has said.Universities minister Jo Johnson said his colleague, a government whip,...

How Turner, Taylor became soul of L.A.’s postseason surge


2:25 AM ET LOS ANGELES -- There are hidden gems buried all over the baseball landscape, unrecognized talents and discarded bodies just looking for an opportunity, the chance to prove themselves, knowing that maybe all it takes is a tweak to your hitting mechanics and just enough confidence and you...

‘What have you done to my son?’

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There are around a quarter of a million people on probation across England & Wales. Concerns about the supervision of low medium and high-risk offenders have been raised by the Chief Inspector of Probation in an interview with BBC Panorama. Liliya Breha’s son Alex was killed by Michael Iheanacho last...

England v Brazil: BBC to show Under-17s World Cup semi-final

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Liverpool's Rhian Brewster scored a hat-trick in the quarter-finalsFifa Under-17 World Cup semi-final: Brazil v EnglandVenue: Kolkata, India. Date: Wednesday, 25 October. Kick-off: 12:30 BST.Coverage: BBC Red Button from 12:20 BST, plus live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.England Under-17s' World Cup semi-final against Brazil will be broadcast live...

Gianluigi Buffon to retire unless Juventus win Champions League

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Gianluigi Buffon has played 633 times for Juventus and 173 matches for ItalyItaly and Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will retire at the end of the season unless his club win the Champions League.The 39-year-old hopes to play in next summer's World Cup and would extend his career for the Club...

Everyday Horrors: Art in the Age of Terror


Photo James Bridle created his “Drone Shadow” to understand drones as a physical reality rather than an idea. Credit IWM LONDON — The artist James Bridle remembers the first time he heard of military drones. Back then, some seven years ago, it took intensive online searching to track down an...

News Daily: Trump v senators, and call for school sprinklers

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Hello. Here's your morning briefing: Image copyright AFP Second Republican senator hits out at TrumpAren't they supposed to be on the same side? Donald Trump has been heavily criticised by a second Republican senator. Jeff Flake of Arizona has accused the US president of "reckless, outrageous and undignified behaviour". Facing...

What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Curious Otters’ and ‘The Hateful Eight’


Photo A scene from “Charlie and the Curious Otters.” Credit Charlie Hamilton James/PBS Sweetness from otters and dogs; savagery from Samantha Bee and Quentin Tarantino. What’s on TV CHARLIE AND THE CURIOUS OTTERS 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). Otters have become runaway stars on the internet: They dunk,...

Eminem wins damages in New Zealand copyright case


Image copyright Reuters Image caption The track Lose Yourself is one of Eminem's biggest hits A New Zealand political party has been ordered to pay NZ$600,000 ($412,000) in compensation in a breach of copyright suit filed by US rapper Eminem.The National Party used a track with a similar melody and...