• Offbeat careers: Worth the risk?
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    Offbeat careers: Worth the risk?

    We speak to three young professionals in offbeat jobs: a beatboxer, a gamer and an ethical hacker. In a world where most degrees and professional courses are centred on long-term stability and availability of jobs, how did they train themselves, find the right opportunities and create successful businesses

  • Employee to entrepreneur: Should you take the plunge?
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    Employee to entrepreneur: Should you take the plunge?

    Is 2019 the time to start your own company?Entrepreneurship is seductive, but the lack of structure is not for everyone – especially if you have to leave a comfortable job behind.In this edition of WorklifeIndia, we talk to current and former entrepreneurs about how to make the transition easier, and

  • Women in politics: Breaking barriers
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    Women in politics: Breaking barriers

    As early as 1966, India elected a female prime minister, becoming only the second country in the world to do so.More than fifty years later, more women are joining politics but their number still remains low. Female leaders regularly battle gender stereotypes, prejudices and sexist trolling.In this edition

  • Innovation: Is India lagging behind?
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    Innovation: Is India lagging behind?

    India has made rapid strides in adopting technology, but when was the last time it came out with a truly disruptive innovation, something that shaped the world or made the scientific community sit up and take notice?Invention of the zero? That was some time ago. Mission to Mars? Yes, India is doing pretty

  • Gig economy: The future, or exploitative?
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    Gig economy: The future, or exploitative?

    Is the freedom offered to workers in the 'gig economy' worth it, or does it put people at risk of exploitation?Workplaces are changing. Many are opting for short term or project-based gigs rather than structured payroll jobs: this probably includes the cab driver who drove you to work and the

  • 'Yellow-vests' pelt police van with stones
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    'Yellow-vests' pelt police van with stones

    Anti-government 'yellow-vest' protesters threw stones at a police van in Lyon, France, footage filmed by a riot officer shows.The French Interior Ministry says the violence was "one-sided".The 'yellow-vest' protests began in mid-November over fuel taxes.But they have since broadened

  • Should machines hire people?
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    Should machines hire people?

    Companies are starting to embrace artificial intelligence in hiring. One global study found one in three recruiters already doing so.In most companies though, in-person interviews still remain the most preferred way of finding new talent.In this edition of WorklifeIndia, a founder and two recruiters

  • What do women want from the workplace?
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    What do women want from the workplace?

    Fewer than three in ten women in India are in work - one of the lowest rates of female employment in the world.In this edition of WorklifeIndia, we ask bosses and recruiters why so few women work in India, what can be done to improve the situation, and what Indian women expect from the workplace of the

  • Japanese men scramble for lucky sticks
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    Japanese men scramble for lucky sticks

    Thousands of near-naked men seeking luck have scrambled to find two sacred sticks as part of an ancient Japanese festival.It's thought about 10,000 men wearing white loincloths took part in the ceremony at the Kinryozan Saidaiji Buddhist temple in Okayama on Saturday.

  • Trump: 'I've signed - now we'll be sued'
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    Trump: 'I've signed - now we'll be sued'

    President Trump declares a national emergency over the border wall, then acknowledges his order could face legal challenges.

  • Yemeni minister on ceasefire progress
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    Yemeni minister on ceasefire progress

    A ceasefire deal between the Yemeni government and the rebel Houthi movement is not being fully upheld, the Yemini Foreign Minister Khaled Alyemany has said.He told Hardtalk's Stephen Sackur: "During the last two months we have registered more than 1,000 violations of the cessation of hostilities

  • Huge ice ball stuck on eagle
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    Huge ice ball stuck on eagle

    A bald eagle was unable to fly, after a huge ice ball grew on his tail while it was hunting in the blistering cold winds of Michigan.An eagle sanctuary, Wings of Wonder, had to step in and defrost the bird back to health.

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    Showcasing our unique Uighur food

    Mukaddes Yadigar comes from Yili, near China's border with Kazakhstan. She opened London's first Uighur restaurant, introducing her customers to some unique flavours unlike anything they had tasted before. Image: Mukaddes in her restaurant. Credit: BBCFilmed and edited by Ellen Tsang

  • Mudslides and floods hit California
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    Mudslides and floods hit California

    People in parts of California have been forced to leave their homes after a powerful Pacific storm. Some of the areas hit by the rain were those which had been affected by recent fires. In northern California, rain was driven by winds of up to 75 miles per hour (120km/ph). The wind and rain has been

  • Who cares about Trump's $50,000 golf simulator?
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    Who cares about Trump's $50,000 golf simulator?

    The golf-loving US president has installed a simulator in his private quarters at the White House.So how does the technology work - and do the public care about how Mr Trump spends his time and money?

  • Does Bethnal Green want IS teenager to return?
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    Does Bethnal Green want IS teenager to return?

    A British woman who ran away to Syria as a schoolgirl to join the Islamic State group has now said she wants to come back to the UK.Speaking from a Syrian refugee camp, Shamima Begum, now 19, told the Times newspaper she had no regrets but wanted to come back to the UK as she was nine months pregnant.In

  • 'The most important election for Nigeria'
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    'The most important election for Nigeria'

    Influencer Omy Odike is trying to get young people to vote in Nigeria's 'most important election'.She has a YouTube channel which encourages people to go to the polling stations.She told BBC Minute that her country needs better electricity supply and internet access to help female entrepreneurs

  • Discussing Nigeria's election with my Dad
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    Discussing Nigeria's election with my Dad

    What happens when a family talk about politics? Ogonnia "Neyah" Idam and her father Chief Aloy O. Idam sat down to talk about the upcoming elections and what they would do if they were in charge of Nigeria. The father and daughter spoke ahead of Nigeria's election which takes place on 16

  • The Swedish teen inspiring climate strikes
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    The Swedish teen inspiring climate strikes

    Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg spoke to the BBC back in September about her climate strike outside the Swedish parliament.Since then, she's become a global phenomenon, speaking at the UN and Davos.Her climate strike has inspired thousands of other young people across the world to

  • How saying 'I love you' changed over 200 years
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    How saying 'I love you' changed over 200 years

    The University of Toronto has a collection of Valentines dating back 200 years. The pieces range from simple, reserved greetings to ornate pop-up cards.

  • Why are some young Nigerians not voting?
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    Why are some young Nigerians not voting?

    About half of the Nigerian electorate is under the age of 35, but some young people say they will not vote on 16 February.Some of them in the capital, Abuja, spoke to BBC Africa about their options.Video journalists: Efrem Gebreab.

  • Rival rallies: Trump v O'Rourke
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    Rival rallies: Trump v O'Rourke

    At simultaneous rallies just a few hundred yards from one another in El Paso, Texas, the president and his potential 2020 Democrat contender said very different things.

  • 'When I saw my image, it was so upsetting'
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    'When I saw my image, it was so upsetting'

    Journalist Noor Tagouri was misidentified as a Pakistani actress, Noor Bukhari, in Vogue magazine's February issue.But it wasn't the first time that it's happened. She spoke to the BBC about these instances, growing up as a Muslim in America, and being the first Muslim to appear in Playboy

  • El Chapo: Five things to know
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    El Chapo: Five things to know

    From incredible escapes to bribe allegations, smuggling drugs in plastic bananas to spying on his wife and mistresses, here are five astonishing things about El Chapo.The Mexican drug kingpin has been found guilty on all 10 counts at his drug trafficking trial at a federal court in New York.

  • Kasky: I hoped to make gun control happen
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    Kasky: I hoped to make gun control happen

    Activist and advocate against gun violence Cameron Kasky hoped the US would adopt stricter gun laws after a shooting at his school Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.He told BBC Hardtalk’s Stephen Sackur that he had hoped the media attention he received after the shooting would