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BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs. The department is the world's largest broadcast news organisation and generates about 120 hours of radio and television output each day, as well as online news coverage. The service maintains 50 foreign news bureaus with more than 250 correspondents around the world.
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  • ATP Finals: Roger Federer defends Alexander Zverev after German booed off court in London
    The Independent

    ATP Finals: Roger Federer defends Alexander Zverev after German booed off court in London

    Roger Federer has defended Alexander Zverez after the German was booed off court at the conclusion of the pair’s semi-final at the ATP Finals in London. Zverev stopped play midpoint in the second-set tiebreak after a ball boy accidentally dropped a ball. It meant the point was rightfully replayed, but Zverev, who had been on a second-serve, benefited from being able to retake his first with which he aced Federer before wrapping up a straight-sets victory.

  • Uber posts $1 billion loss with bookings down but spending up
    Daily Mail

    Uber posts $1 billion loss with bookings down but spending up

    Uber announced on Wednesday that it lost $1.07 billion last quarter. That is more than the $891 million the company lost in the second quarter of the year but not as much as it lost in the third quarter of last year, just after it was announced the CEO Travis Kallanick would be stepping down. Growth has also slowed for the company, with bookings only up six percent for the quarter verses double-digit gains in past quarters. This could have a very big impact on the company's initial public offering, which is slated for next year. Uber is reported to be worth $76 billion, though at its last private valuation it was worth $62 billion and some believe it could be worth as much as $120 billion.  It

  • Queen Elizabeth Sent a Message of Support for Meghan Markle's Home State of California
    Glamour

    Queen Elizabeth Sent a Message of Support for Meghan Markle's Home State of California

    Queen Elizabeth released an official statement today expressing support for those affected by the California wildfires.

  • Daily Mail

    Man is arrested and fined $500 after calling PM Scott Morrison a muppet at the Bathurst 1000

    A man has been fined $500 after he called Prime Minister Scott Morrison a muppet. Mr Morrison was at the Bathurst 1000 Supercars event in the New South Wales central west on October 7 when Allan Maccaul started yelling expletives at him.  Maccaul, 26, from Berriedale in Hobart's north, had approached Mr Morrison as he was shaking hands and posing for photographs, the Western Advocate reported. 'You're a f***ing muppet, you're a f***ing muppet,' Maccaul said to Mr Morrison. Officers from the Protection Operations Unit, who were accompanying Mr Morrison at the time, went up to Maccaul and cautioned him about his offensive language. 'That's the premier [sic], he's a f***ing muppet,' Maccaul responded. 

  • BBC News

    Karachi Press Club: Shock as police raid 'island of freedom'

    Through decades of military coups, civil unrest and martial law, the Karachi Press Club has remained off-limits to Pakistan's powerful military and intelligence agencies. But this island of democratic resistance in a country prone to religious bigotry and militarisation has finally been violated. Late at night on 8 November, more than a dozen plainclothes men carrying guns forced their way into the club - examining rooms and shooting videos and photos of the premises. The group, who arrived at the club in half a dozen trucks led by a police van, quickly left when confronted by members. Police later said they were tracking signals from the mobile phone of a wanted man they thought was in the building.

  • Do Celebrity Political Endorsements Even Matter?
    Cosmopolitan

    Do Celebrity Political Endorsements Even Matter?

    Oprah's candidate lost (sad face).

  • BBC News

    'Rowing helps me control my mind after losing my legs'

    South Korean soldier Ha Jae-heon lost his legs to a North Korean mine while patrolling the border. He says taking up rowing gave him the physical and emotional strength to recover. Filmed and edited by Hosu Lee, BBC News Korean.

  • Fiona Bruce emerges as favourite to replace David Dimbleby as Question Time host
    The Telegraph

    Fiona Bruce emerges as favourite to replace David Dimbleby as Question Time host

    Fiona Bruce has emerged as the favourite to replace David Dimbleby as the host of Question Time, according to sources who say BBC bosses want to give the programme a “softer” feel.

  • Crushed wreckage of Argentine submarine located one year after vanishing
    The Telegraph

    Crushed wreckage of Argentine submarine located one year after vanishing

    The crushed wreckage of an Argentine submarine has been located a year after it vanished into the depths of the Atlantic Ocean with 44 crew members, in the country's worst naval disaster in decades. The Seabed Constructor, a ship owned by US search firm Ocean Infinity, made the discovery Friday, one day after the first anniversary of the disappearance of the San Juan. The ship had set out in September on the latest attempt to find the San Juan, whose disappearance cost the navy's top officer his job. There has been "positive identification of the ARA San Juan," at a depth of 800 meters (2,600 feet), the navy said on Twitter, confirming the vessel had imploded. The navy lost contact with the submarine on November 15, 2017, about 450 kilometers (280 miles) from the Argentine coast while it was traveling northward from the country's southern tip. Search and rescue mission for Argentinian submarine Admiral Jose Villan, the navy's new head, said that the rough terrain on the ocean floor made it difficult for search vessels, which had already trawled the site, to find the sub. Pieces of the submarine that were 11, 13 and 30 meters long were spotted in "an irregular, moon-like zone with craters and canyons" naval Captain Enrique Balbi said at a conference, adding that the hull had been "crushed inwards." "I still had hopes that they could be alive," Luis Niz, the father of a missing sailor, told reporters, even though President Mauricio Macri's government had already declared there were no survivors. Part of the wreckage of the ARA San Juan, which vanished in the Atlantic Ocean last year Credit: Argentina's Navy Press Office/AFP "We are with the other relatives. They are going to show us the photos. They say that our youngsters are inside," said Yolanda Mendiola, the mother of crewman Leandro Cisneros, 28. "We are all destroyed here." Relatives are now asking for authorities to extract the submarine, though whether such an operation will be undertaken remains unclear. Relatives of the crew of the ARA San Juan submarine wait outside the navy base in Mar del Plata Credit: AP Photo/Federico Cosso "Raising the submarine to the surface is not impossible, but it is a very complex operation, and therefore very expensive," a naval officer told AFP, requesting anonymity. The discovery came the day after a somber ceremony, which Macri attended, at the San Juan's Mar del Plata base on the first anniversary of its disappearance. It also came just before the Seabed Constructor was to leave for maintenance in South Africa. Before setting off, the searchers decided to check an area which bad weather had previously prevented them from examining.  

  • Jim Carrey claims Trump and his officials are 'raping our system'
    Daily Mail

    Jim Carrey claims Trump and his officials are 'raping our system'

    Jim Carrey has branded Donald Trump 'a melanoma' and 'incredibly dangerous' and he attacked other republican politicians at a talk in Los Angeles today. The Dumb and Dumber actor, 56, railed against POTUS, Mitch McConnell and other Republican politicians during a panel discussion about his artwork at Vulture Fest. Earlier this year Carrey began sharing his paintings on Twitter, which are mostly unflattering images of right-wing political figures and President Trump and his family. Jim Carrey (left) branded Donald Trump (right)  'a melanoma' and 'incredibly dangerous' and he attacked other republican politician at a talk in Los Angeles today In his latest comments, the Bruce Almighty star called

  • The Washingtion Times

    UN human rights expert says UK cuts to services causing harm

    A U.N. human rights expert says cuts to Britain's social support are causing misery for poorer citizens. Philip Alston, the U.N. rapporteur on poverty, concluded Friday that Britain's government remains in a state of denial about the impact of benefit cuts and says the country's departure from the European Union could make things worse should the economy weaken as expected. Alston says “government policies have inflicted great misery unnecessarily” on the working poor, single mothers, the disabled and children. The U.K. government enacted spending cuts in welfare as part of austerity programs to balance the books after the 2008 financial crisis.