Thursday, October 17, 2019

Britain scraps plan aimed at blocking minors’ access to porn

The British government has abandoned a plan to require pornography websites to verify that their users are adults. The government said Wednesday that its goal of protecting children from online porn will be better achieved through broader legislation tackling "online harms." Nicky Morgan, the cabinet minister responsible for the legislation, says the government's "commitment to…

EU, U.K. Negotiators Said to Be Closing in on Draft Brexit Deal

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Women’s Champions League: Arsenal and Manchester City eye quarter-final spots

Women’s Champions League: Arsenal and Manchester City eye quarter-final spots
Arsenal's Lisa Evans (left) first made the Champions League last 16 with Glasgow City, while Man City's Steph Houghton has twice been a semi-finalistWomens Champions LeagueVenues: Prague/Manchester Date: Wednesday 16 October Kick-off times: Slavia Prague v Arsenal (17:30 BST), Manchester City v Atletico Madrid (19:00 BST).Coverage: Live text/reports on BBC Sport websiteSkipper Steph Houghton says…

Bangladesh imposes more restrictions on Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh imposes more restrictions on Rohingya refugees
The government of Bangladesh has recently put severe restrictions on Rohingya refugees from Myanmar. Many have had their mobile phones taken away. And some Rohingya children have been forced to drop out of Bangladeshi schools. Al Jazeera's Tanvir Chowdhury reports from Cox's Bazar.

Stocks move higher as companies report solid earnings

Stocks move higher as companies report solid earnings
Solid financial results from some of the nation's largest companies helped push stocks higher in early trading on Wall Street Tuesday. Health care stocks led the market as insurer UnitedHealth Group and health care products company Johnson & Johnson raised their annual financial forecasts following surprisingly good third quarter results. Chipmaker Nvidia rose 3.1% and…

Surveillance: Trade Friction Ahead, Stretch Says (Podcast)

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Biles, Kosgei and Gauff – how the female trio are lighting up sport

Biles, Kosgei and Gauff – how the female trio are lighting up sport
You can't have failed to notice a weekend of sporting brilliance - from a stunning sub two-hour marathon to hosts Japan lighting up the Rugby World Cup.But there were three phenomenal sportswomen right at the heart of the action as well.With a combined age of just 62, Simone Biles, Brigid Kosgei and Coco Gauff added…

Erdogan signals Manbij as next target in Turkey’s Syria operation

Erdogan signals Manbij as next target in Turkey’s Syria operation
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has shrugged off concerns over a Syrian army deployment along the border, as he indicated that Turkey's offensive against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria will intensify. Syrian army troops deployed to the northern town of Tabqa, near Raqqa, and entered the northeast town of Tel Tamer, state media reported on…

EU moves closer to confirmation of first chief prosecutor

EU moves closer to confirmation of first chief prosecutor
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Simone Biles Sets Record for Most Medals at Gymnastics Worlds

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