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1 hour 59 minute

Schools in Wales not aware of severe allergies, campaigner says

Schools are "not aware" of the need to offer allergy lessons to children, the mother of a boy with a potentially fatal allergy has said. Stephanie Hulme's son William, six, could suffer a fatal anaphylactic shock from his allergy to cats and nuts.Mrs Hulme, of Cardiff, is giving free allergy lessons in primary schools with the Anaphylaxis Campaign.The Welsh Government said all schools have guidance to support learners with these healthcare needs.Mrs Hulme said William was "sad and upset" when he could not join in some school activities such as bake sales. But since his mother gave an allergy lesson,...
3 hour 2 minute

Mental health: Firms ask PM to deliver on pledge

Some of Britain's biggest employers are pressing the government to honour a promise to give mental health the same status as physical health at work. Royal Mail and WH Smith are among the companies asking the PM to follow through on her manifesto pledge to update health and safety legislation.That would mean employers would have to provide appropriate training for staff to deal with mental ill-health. About one in six of people at work have symptoms of a mental health condition.A government-commissioned review put the cost of those conditions, such as depression, anxiety or stress, to the economy at between...
4 hour 29 minute

Brexit: UK not standing up to Brussels bullies, says Raab

Former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has criticised the government's "lack of political will and resolve" in dealing with the European Union.Mr Raab, who quit on Thursday over the Brexit deal, told the Sunday Times the UK should not allow itself to be "bullied", and must be prepared to walk away from negotiations if necessary.There has been widespread criticism of the PM's draft withdrawal agreement.However, Theresa May dismissed suggestions the deal could be amended.Commons leader Andrea Leadsom, believed to be one of five cabinet ministers hoping to persuade the prime minister to rethink her plan, has said there is "still the...

8 hour 20 minute

The streaming wars: Can Disney topple Netflix?

Last year Disney put Netflix on notice, announcing it would launch its own streaming services and end distribution agreements with the online video giant.The move was yet another warning that the world of streaming television, where Netflix had long been the leading player, was getting increasingly crowded.The firm's shares slumped immediately after Disney's announcement, before later bouncing back.So how big a threat is Netflix facing?Who's the competition?Almost everybody. In addition to Disney, there are the tech giants: Google-owner Alphabet is in the game with YouTube, while Amazon's Prime video and live streaming Twitch platform give the e-commerce giant a stake.Facebook...
9 hour 4 minute

Anti-Ebola efforts in DR Congo suspended amid violence

Health authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have suspended efforts to contain an Ebola virus outbreak in the town of Beni because of worsening rebel attacks.A militia attacked just "a few metres" from an emergency centre, the country's health ministry said.Staff of the World Health Organization (WHO) were forced to leave as a shell hit the building they were in.It is not clear when the mission might resume.The health ministry blamed the emergency centre attack on the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan Islamist militant group that has been active since the 1990s.But it was not clear who had...
9 hour 34 minute

Florida mid-terms: Democrat Andrew Gillum concedes to Ron DeSantis

Democrat Andre Gillum has admitted defeat to his Republican rival in the race to be named Florida's governor - for the second time.Mr Gillum congratulated Ron DeSantis in a tweet on Saturday, 10 days after he first conceded the 6 November election.He withdrew the initial concession after Mr DeSantis's lead narrowed to 0.41%, triggering a recount in accordance with state law.A recount has also been ordered in Florida's Senate race.Unofficial results revealed Republican former governor Rick Scott was leading Democrat Bill Nelson by just 0.15%. Florida is a well-known swing state and has a history of close elections, so the...

10 hour 12 minute

Golden Horse: Zhang Yimou's Shadow wins most awards

One of China's most acclaimed directors, a rising star with a tragic story and a documentary charting mass protests have all won top prizes at this year's Golden Horse awards.The 55th annual awards - dubbed the "Chinese Oscars" - were held in the Taiwanese capital Taipei on Saturday.Zhang Yimou's Shadow took home the most awards, including Best Director for the 68-year-old screen veteran.Best Film went to novelist-turned-director Hu Bo for his first feature.An Elephant Sitting Still was an adaptation of his own novel, which told the story of four people who run away from their troubles to search for a...
13 hour 17 minute

Central African Republic extradites ex-militia leader 'Rambo'

An MP and former militia leader in the Central African Republic (CAR) has been extradited to The Hague.He will stand trial for crimes against humanity and war crimes in the International Criminal Court (ICC).Alfred Yekatom was known as "Rambo" when he led a Christian militia in sectarian conflict after Muslim rebels seized power in 2013.Violence in the country continues and nearly 40 people died in clashes there on Friday.A UN peacekeeper died of injuries he received in a gunfight during an attack on a base in the west of the country, a priest was burnt to death in a central...
13 hour 21 minute

Prague rallies against embattled Czech PM

Protesters in Prague are holding a rally against embattled Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, a day after he vowed he would "never resign". The protest comes on the 29th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, the peaceful overthrow of communism in former Czechoslovakia.Mr Babis is facing allegations that he defrauded the EU, which he denies.He also denies having his son, Andrej Babis Jr, kidnapped and held in Crimea to stop him testifying in the case.The son made the allegations to reporters from the Seznam news site, insisting he was taken against his will. The 35-year-old's disappearance coincided with a police investigation...

14 hour 54 minute

Osun governor Aregbesola 'did not collect salary' for eight years in post

The outgoing governor of a state in south-west Nigeria says he has not been paid a salary during the eight years he spent in office.Osun governor Rauf Aregbesola told an audience that he needed no money because the state fed him, transported him and gave him accommodation."With all these, I don't need money," he said.His words were met with scepticism on social media as many people accused him of lying.Nigerian officials' expenses have been in the spotlight recently, after it was revealed that senators are entitled to monthly expenses of over 13 times more than their salaries.A former governor said...
15 hour 41 minute

Former Showaddywaddy bassist Al James dies aged 72

One of the original members of the pop group Showaddywaddy has died at the age of 72.Bassist Al James, whose real name was Geoffrey Betts, died in hospital on Friday, three weeks after suffering a fall at his Market Harborough home.Ex-Showaddywaddy frontman Dave Bartram told the BBC that James was "a great mate and I loved the guy to bits".The band, which formed in Leicester in 1973, specialised in revivals of hit songs from the 1950s and 1960s. James was with the group for 35 years and retired in 2008. Bartram said: "He just had that little bit of something...
16 hour 52 minute

ATP Finals: Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares lose in doubles semi-finals

Britain's Jamie Murray and Brazilian partner Bruno Soares must continue their wait for an ATP Finals title after they lost to American pair Mike Bryan and Jack Sock in the semi-finals.Murray and Soares were beaten 6-3 4-6 10-4 at London's O2 Arena to go out at this stage for the third straight year.Bryan and Sock only started playing together earlier this year when Bryan's twin brother Bob was injured. The fifth seeds will find out their final opponents later on Saturday.French pair Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut face Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah at 18:00 GMT.Sock reached the...