UK set for second day of snow and ice

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBBC Weather’s Ben Rich presents the latest forecast Snow and ice is expected to bring a second day of disruption to air and road travel in parts of the UK. Met Office amber warnings of a possible risk to life are in place in south-west England, south-east and mid-Wales and the West ...

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Baidu video streaming unit iQiyi launches $2.4 billion U.S. IPO

(Reuters) – Chinese video streaming service provider iQiyi Inc, a unit of search engine giant Baidu Inc (BIDU.O), has launched an initial public offering in New York worth up to $2.4 billion, seeking to expand its range of content. A person holds a phone with Baidu Inc’s video streaming service iQiyi in Jinan, Shandong province, China, in this May 25, ...

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Four killed, some trapped as fire hits hotel in Philippine capital

MANILA (Reuters) – A fire broke out at a hotel in the Philippine capital on Sunday, killing four people and trapping several on the fifth floor, a rescue official said. About 20 people were trapped in the Manila Pavilion Hotel, Johnny Yu, chief of the Manila Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, told radio station dZMM. “We have reports coming in ...

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Janjua, Abdullah agree Taliban should utilise new, timely peace offer | World

NSA Nasser Janjua (second left) with Dr Abdullah (second right) in Kabul. Photo: Twitter  KABUL: Pakistan’s National Security Adviser (NSA) Lt Gen (retd) Nasser Janjua met Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Dr Abdullah Abdullah during his visit to the neighbouring country. Janjua was visiting Kabul on a one-day trip on the invitation of his Afghan counterpart, Haneef Atmar.  In the meeting, details ...

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Russia spy: UK lab could be poison source, says ambassador

Russia’s EU ambassador has suggested a UK research laboratory could be the source of the nerve agent used in the attack on an ex-spy and his daughter. Vladimir Chizhov told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show that Russia had “nothing to do” with the poisoning in Salisbury of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. He said Russia did not stockpile the ...

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Brazil ex-football star Romario seeks Rio state governor post

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The former footballer won the 1994 World Cup with his national side The Brazilian senator and former football star Romario de Souza is to run for election as governor of Rio de Janeiro in October. The state has been racked by violence and is on the verge of bankruptcy. The 1994 World Cup winner – ...

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Breaking the mould in a male-dominated workplace

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The first female lego scientists were launched only four years ago Women make up less than a quarter of the UK workforce in industries involving science, technology, engineering and medicine. BBC News spoke to three people with bright ideas for breaking stereotypes. The industry leader As a young girl Avideh Nazeri wanted to be ...

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