Billie Eilish is the big winner at the Grammys

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Billie Eilish was honoured for her album and the hit single Bad Guy Pop star Billie Eilish swept the board at the 2020 Grammys, winning five awards, including best new artist and song of the year. The 18-year-old also won album of the year […]

Calls for ‘virginity repair’ surgery to be banned

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Image copyright Getty Images . At least 22 private clinics offer hymen-repair surgery in the UK Campaigners are urging the government to outlaw “virginity repair” surgery. Many Muslim women risk being outcast, or in extreme cases killed, if their spouses or families discover they have had sex before marriage. And […]

Woman dies in Australia Day lamington-eating contest

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lamingtons are a sponge cake covered in chocolate and desiccated coconut A woman has died in Australia while taking part in a contest to eat as many lamingtons as possible. The woman, aged 60, is reported to have had a seizure during the event […]

Coronavirus: Death toll rises to 80 as China extends holiday

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption China warns the virus can spread even before any symptoms will show The number of people killed in China by the coronavirus has risen to 80, with almost 3,000 confirmed ill. The national new year holiday has been extended by three days to Sunday, […]

Rockets hit US embassy in Baghdad amid protests

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Supporters of Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr carry placards depicting Donald Trump At least three rockets struck the US embassy in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Sunday. One rocket hit the embassy cafeteria while two others landed a short distance away, a source told AFP. […]

The art of buildings – BBC News

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After thousands of public votes, the winners of the Art of Building Photographer of the Year 2019 have been announced. The competition, run by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), celebrates the creativity of the construction industry and the built world around us. The Public Choice Award went to Alexandr […]

The man teaching 300 million people a new language

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Image copyright Justin Merriman Image caption Luis von Ahn was born and raised in Guatemala The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Luis von Ahn, co-founder and chief executive of language learning app Duolingo. If anyone ever doubts […]