The sanctions are an attempt to starve North Korea of fuel and income for its weapons programmes, and restrict oil imports and ban textile exports. The fresh measures followed the sixth and most powerful nuclear test conducted by Pyongyang earlier this month. But some critics have raised questions over the effectiveness of the restrictions, as North Korea is still able to trade internationally. The country’s commerce with China, its main ally, was partially responsible for an estimated economic growth of 3. How is the world responding? Mr Trump previously warned that “all options” were on the table and that North Korea would face “fire and fury” if it continued to threaten the US. Will he listen or lecture? Washington has repeatedly urged Beijing to take more direct action to rein in Pyongyang, while China says the US should refrain from issuing more threats.

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Overview[ edit ] With a more light-hearted tone than most political programming, This Week prides itself on being “punchy, irreverent, satirical”. This was aided in the show’s early years by the fact that Michael Portillo , the regular Conservative commentator on the show, left the House of Commons in , while the Labour Party commentator until was Diane Abbott , for many years a backbench Labour MP noted for rebelling against her own party.

The two were thereafter ostensibly an “odd couple” coming from different sides of the political spectrum albeit with a long-standing friendship dating back to when both attended grammar school in Harrow , even having appeared in a production of Macbeth together.

BBC Scotland has named Martin Geissler and Rebecca Curran as the new anchors of its new flagship “Scottish Nine” news programme.

Rowling’s Harry Potter series. The main story of the books covers seven years in the life of the orphan who, on his eleventh birthday, learns he is a wizard. He attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to learn magic under the guidance of the kind headmaster Albus Dumbledore. Harry also discovers that he is already famous throughout the wizarding world, and that his fate is tied with that of Lord Voldemort, the universally feared Dark wizard who killed Harry’s mother and father.

According to Rowling, the idea for both the Harry Potter books and its eponymous protagonist came while waiting for a delayed train from Manchester to London in She stated that her idea for “this scrawny, black-haired, bespectacled boy who didn’t know he was a wizard became more and more real to me”. She explained in a interview with The Guardian:

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Sort the fact from the fiction and the contestant will win. If they slip up they may have to rely on their co-players for help — but help comes at a cost. Are the co-players double bluffing?

10 October Allegations from 13 more women are published in the New Yorker magazine, including three accusations of rape, which Weinstein strongly denies.; Actress Asia Argento and a former.

Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Get Daily updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingSee our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email A man convicted of murdering his estranged wife had his hopes of overturning his conviction dashed by a BBC investigation he hoped would prove his innocence. The BBC had been looking into the evidence that led to his conviction for murder in , as part of its Conviction series.

Glyn Razzell, 57, who lived in Crewkerne , has always denied killing Linda. Her body was never found and Mr Razzell was convicted based on bloodstains found in the boot of his car that matched her DNA. Over the past 15 years Razzell has made numerous attempts to clear his name, but his appeals have all failed. He has always claimed he was wrongly convicted of murdering Linda, 41, after she vanished on her way to work in March, , while the couple were in a divorce battle.

Read More Who is Glyn Razzell? BBC documentary to examine convicted wife killer’s case Prosecutors at his trial said he killed her after she won a court order freezing his bank accounts when he stopped paying maintenance.

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Nicola Stead Get daily updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingSee our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email A weekly feature on the lives and loves of people from our city. My day starts in the middle of the night really. Three alarms go off simultaneously at 3.

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I wrote the comedy column in my college newspaper. I wrote a dozen screenplays and 15 sitcoms when I moved to LA in my twenties. I have written over blog posts, newsletters, podcasts and 4 books since then. The first one was dated July 25, The second one was dated November 25, That was for her 38th birthday. The third one was dated April 24, That was when I proposed to her. But, as you know, things fall through the cracks. As a dating coach, I have a daily window into this, and one of the things I see regularly is how well-meaning couples fall into a rut and start to take each other for granted.

To be fair, we all have a great excuse: And really, who has the time and energy to treat your spouse like you did when you first began dating?

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The new programme, Love in the Countryside, will air in and will follow eight ‘lonely hearts’ looking for love. You can now sign-up to take part in the programme and be considered for a date with one of the lonely hearts via the BBC Two website. For all its rolling hills, babbling brooks and breathtaking views, the countryside can be a tricky place to find love. It was very successful and can take credit for 18 weddings and 25 babies.

So, with that kind of match-making track record, we’re confident this new BBC Two dating programme, which is inspired by Country Living magazine and its dating website Country Loving , will find a few lonely hearts their happy ending, too.

‘A welcome first move’ Analysis by Mark Fitzpatrick, executive director, International Institute for Strategic Studies-Americas. Destruction of the nuclear testing tunnels at Punggye-ri is a.

The British Government licensed the BBC through its General Post Office , which had original control of the airwaves because they had been interpreted under law as an extension of the Post Office services. Today radio broadcasting still makes up a large part of the corporation’s output – the title of the BBC’s listings magazine, Radio Times , reflects this. John Reith , who had been the founding managing director of the commercial company, became the first Director General.

He expounded firm principles of centralised, all-encompassing radio broadcasting, stressing programming standards and moral tone. These he set out in his autobiography, Broadcast Over Britain , influencing modern ideas of public service broadcasting in the United Kingdom. To this day, the BBC aims to follow the Reithian directive to “inform, educate and entertain”. The English language service of Radio Luxembourg began in as one of the earliest commercial radio stations broadcasting to Britain and Ireland.

With no possibility of commercial broadcasting available from inside the UK, a former British Royal Air Force captain and entrepreneur and from Conservative Party member of parliament named Leonard F. Plugge set up his own International Broadcasting Company in Because Plugge successfully demonstrated that State monopolies such as that of the BBC could be broken, other parties became attracted to the idea of creating a new commercial radio station specifically for this purpose. It was an important forerunner of pirate radio and modern commercial radio in the United Kingdom.

Empire and the world[ edit ] To provide a different service from the domestic audience the Corporation started the BBC Empire Service on short wave in , originally in English but it soon provided programmes in other languages.

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To do a full upgrade with all the external ports did, however, require soldering the connectors to the motherboard. The original machines shipped with “OS 0. Variations in the Acorn OS exist as a result of home-made projects and modified machines can still be bought on internet auction sites such as eBay , as of This fault could be rectified partly by soldering a resistor across two pads.

Early issue BBCs Issue 3 circuit boards and before are notorious for out of specification timings.

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For any other purpose whatsoever, including advertising and commercial, prior written approval from the copyright holder will be required. Will Norfolk farrier find his perfect match on Love in the Countryside? Will his suitors be able to look past his central heating denial and front room piled from floor to ceiling with unidentifiable stuff?

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To celebrate the rich and longstanding relationship between lochs and people in Scotland, Paul Murton sets off on a Grand Tour of Scotland to explore the deep sea lochs of the west coast, and to ply the freshwater lochs that adorn the Highlands. Along the way he meets a cast of characters who live along the shores of our great waterways, uncovering intriguing tales from the past, and experiencing the glories and variety of the ever changing scene. Since the earliest times, lochs and their associated waterways, have provided a network which helped link the country long before the development of roads, railways and motorways.

As a natural resource, lochs have provided us with an abundance of fish; they have served as reservoirs, and have provided the electrical power for distant cities through a variety of hydro schemes.

Ice from three of the UK’s biggest coffee chains has been found to contain bacteria from faeces, according to a BBC investigation. Samples of iced drinks from Costa Coffee, Starbucks and Caffe.

Three families from across the UK ditched the nine to five in search of a better work-life balance and the experience of a lifetime high in the mountains of Snowdonia, with the help of hill farmer Gareth Wyn Jones and wildlife presenter Kate Humble in upcoming new BBC series, Family Farm. The families will have their regular daily farm chores and will live on site in a special tented village. At the same time they will be given a set of challenges, designed to show how our food gets from gate to plate.

Farmer Gareth Wyn Jones was keen for them to experience the hard work that goes into running a farm and realise what it takes to produce the food we eat. I want it to be warts and all — and to give them a real sense of what it takes to be a farmer and to produce food today. There is a cost to food production: This programme will give them the chance to be part of that. Simon and Sam Morgan, and children Rhys, Gracie and Brody were looking for a challenge that could make them appreciate things more as a family.

We really had to sit back and think where are we going wrong here?

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The two met for a discussion in The Spectator offices. That would be absurd. I see and accept that. However, I dispute that — in most of these cases — these people are being asked tough questions. One of the things picked up by News-watch [an organisation that monitors BBC bias] is the balance of such discussions.

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BBC The premise behind Sexy Beasts is classic BBC3, examining an aspect of pop-culture, in this case love and dating, in a completely contrived situation, like being dressed as a witch riding on the dodgems. Having said that, Sexy Beasts is strangely watchable. Along the same lines as Snog, Marry, Avoid and Hotter than my Daughter it features a selection of overconfident datees and particularly picky daters.

Bethany was looking for love — but had quite a specific list Picture: BBC In episode one fashion student Bethany was looking for love, preferably with a short, tanned guy but what would she find among her three beasts? Sexy Beasts was amazing. Josh, an Olympic rower disguised as the undead and Ricardo an unassuming alien for the purpose of the programme, a psychologist in real life.

Scott revealed he had walked out on quite a lot of dates before Picture: BBC The set up is kind of like Blind Date with an initial speed date, followed by a second date for two lucky beasts. Blind Date combined with a witness protection scheme. The only thing missing was crude innuendoes. Josh wowed on the speed date immediately asking Beth if she would have sex with him in his makeup disguise. To which the answer was no.

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The broadcast is available here and individual clips from the programme have also been put online here. As BBC Watch readers are doubtless aware, that subject is a particularly pertinent one in relation to the corporation itself as it regularly employs double standards regarding the use of the word terrorism and by doing so communicates to its audiences which political violence it regards as terror and which — due to its own political motivations — it does not.

Ironically, listeners heard a small example of that phenomenon early on in this programme. But as well as the obvious impartiality issue raised by the use of that phrase, Corera also fails on accuracy.

It’s that time of the year again, as BAFTA is gearing up to celebrate the best TV of the last 12 months with its Television Awards. Sue Perkins is your host at London’s Royal Festival Hall on.

Presenter James Menendez introduced her report from Video footage of Ahed Tamimi slapping the soldier at her home in the West Bank was widely viewed. She was jailed after pleading guilty to charges that included assault and inciting violence. Many Israelis regarded the incident as a staged provocation. But it had already been a long day for her family. On the road since four in the morning, they were chasing the location where the Israeli soldiers would release her and her mother who had also been held.

They kept going back and forth between two checkpoints that are nearly two hours apart. Finally one relative shouted that he could see Ahed in an Israeli military jeep passing the Rantis checkpoint near [sic] the city of Ramallah. There was a teary reunion for Ahed, her mother and the father — the long-time activist Bassem Tamimi, himself jailed nine times by the Israeli authorities.

Ahed, wearing the traditional Palestinian kefiyyeh, looked tired but defiant. Later addressing journalists in the little square in the middle of her village, she had a message for Palestinian women held in Israeli jails. All female prisoners in jail are strong and I thank everyone who stood by me while I was in prison and who stood with all women prisoners. Ibrahim continued with context-free presentation of a story also told in one of her earlier reports: He was killed by Israeli fire in June while she was serving her eight-month sentence.

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