My Pick of the Week

Hawking: Did he change views on disability?

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-43399921

WORLD NEWS

Russia election: Putin basks in election he could not lose

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43454830

What do young Russians think of Putin? (not as brainwashed as you might expect)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43088445

FRANCE & Europe

French police hold ex-president Sarkozy over ‘Gaddafi funding’

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43469316

Sex doll ‘brothel’: Paris council to decide on future of Xdolls games centre

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43463625

Mayotte unrest: French island residents round up ‘foreigners’

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-43443716

UK, USA & Canada

Trump urges death penalty for drug dealers

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43465229

Florida shooting: Survivors reject the arming of teachers

http://www.bbc.com/news/education-43441226

Texas explosions: FBI investigating new blast at FedEx plant

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43470397

Miami bridge: Meeting over crack held hours before collapse

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43440501

The White House revolving door: Who’s gone? (the list is already out of date)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39826934

Trump inspects border wall prototypes in California

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-43389449/trump-inspects-border-wall-prototypes-in-california

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

Uber halts self-driving car tests after death

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-43459156

The German entrepreneurs celebrating their mistakes

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-43287225

IMF says digital currency tech can be used against crypto criminals (good ol’ Christine Lagarde!)

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-43387319

HEALTH

How deep brain stimulation silenced food cravings

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180312-how-electronic-brain-stimulation-silenced-food-cravings

Stem cell transplant ‘game changer’ for MS patients

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-43435868

EDUCATION & FAMILY

Did my parents leave me on a hillside to die?

http://www.bbc.com/news/stories-43420678

Creating debate on arranged marriage via a board game

http://www.bbc.com/news/stories-43376355

SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY & ENVIRONMENT

Ditch the traffic jam. This may be your future commute

http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20180319-ditch-the-traffic-jam-is-this-the-commute-of-the-future

Is leaving Facebook the only way to protect your data?

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43469656

Trump campaign data firm accused of harvesting Facebook data

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43444791

Bottled water: WHO launches plastic health review

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-43389031

Self-flying air taxi lifts off in New Zealand

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43386917

CULTURE (including LANGUAGE)

Cirque du Soleil: Aerialist Yann Arnaud dies in Florida show

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43450805

YouTube admits it has a neo-Nazi music problem

http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-43416117

MISCELLANEOUS

Hamburgers usurp classic baguette sandwich in France

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43476542

Trump, Pence, Jerusalem: the Christian Zionism connection

https://www.opendemocracy.net/paul-rogers/trump-pence-jerusalem-christian-zionism-connection

 

 

 

BBC (etc.) website articles week 12 2018