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Former BBC journalist jailed in Iran just before FM Zarif’s UK visit

Authorities in Iran have arrested a former BBC journalist on the eve of a visit to London by Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister. Bahman Daroshafaei was taken to jail on Wednesday after facing a series of interrogations, according to sources in Tehran. Daroshafaei is of dual Iranian-British nationality and is a former employee […]

Former BBC Reporter, Iranian-British Citizen, Arrested in Iran, Prior to Zarif’s Visit to London

Bahman Daroshafaei, a former journalist and translator, was arrested on February 3, 2016 at his home in Tehran under a warrant issued by Branch 2 of the Moqaddas Court, according to one of his associates who spoke with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. The Campaign has also learned that Daroshafaei holds dual […]

John Krasinski cries about lawn mower maintenance

Maintaining your lawn can be an emotionally draining process — just ask John Krasinski. The actor visited BBC Radio 1 to take part in host Greg James' acting challenge, in which Krasinski used his raw, powerful acting chops to lift up otherwise boring text. Show More Summary

Italy Covers Its Marble Genitals for Iranian President

Does anyone know what size pants Michelangelo's David wears? Italy covered up nude statues in advance of Iranian president Hassan Rouhani's visit this week, the BBC reports. According to the Independent, "plain white boards" were placed in front of certain sculptures at the Capitoline Museum in Rome as a "sign...

Italy covers nudes for Iran president

Rouhani in Europe: Italy covers nudes for Iran president BBC News 26th Jan 2015 Plywood boxes concealed the nude statues at the museum in Rome Italian hospitality for the visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has stretched to covering up nude statues. Show More Summary

UK Police Deny Misspelling Led To Investigation, Say It Was Other Schoolwork Instead

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We had just relayed a story via the BBC about an elementary school kid in the UK earning a visit to his home from the authorities after writing in an English assignment that he lived in a "terrorist house", when he reportedly was trying...Show More Summary

Alessia Cara Covers Drake's 'Hotline Bling' - Watch Now!

Hot young artist Alessia Cara visited the BBC Radio 1 “Live Lounge” and performed some awesome new covers! The 19-year-old artist first sang Drake‘s hit song “Hotline Bling,” which has become a sort of viral sensation with regards to artist covers. Alessia also covered Lorde and Disclosure‘s “Magnets.” “I can’t really explain it, I guess [...]

Why This Black American Moved To Africa At 50 And Never Looked Back

At 50 years old, Imahkus Okofu left New York City for Ghana, West Africa, and never returned. In the video segment above shot for the BBC in November, Okofu admits that as a native New Yorker, she had never had any desire to visit the...Show More Summary

This Is How David Beckham Shops For Victoria's Holiday Gift

When David Beckham paid a visit to BBC Breakfast, the topic of conversation was spending the holidays with his family - and we were excited to learn all the little details. The fashion model and former soccer star spilled about Christmas...Show More Summary

Bus station plays Alvin and the Chipmunks music to annoy homeless people

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

If you visit the Bournemouth, England bus station after midnight, you'll be treated to the fine squeaky sounds of Alvin and the Chipmunks. Why? According to the BBC, the music is part of a Bournemouth Borough Council strategy to "deter...Show More Summary

Remembering Frances Yates

Throughout the BBC series Sherlock, the updated version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s master detective (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) can be seen visiting his “mind palace,” an imaginary building where, mentally, he stores great quantities of information. Show More Summary

VIDEO: Vardy's rise from humble beginnings

BBC East Midlands Today visits Stocksbridge Park Steels FC to see how Jamie Vardy's journey to England honours began.

Carrie Underwood Appears in 'American Idol' Final Season Promo - Watch Now!

Carrie Underwood bundles up in a navy blue peacoat while visiting the BBC Radio Two studios on Friday (November 13) in London, England. The 32-year-old “Smoke Break” singer appears in a brand new promo for the upcoming final season of American Idol, which premieres in January 2016. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Carrie [...]

Watch One Direction Cover Kanye West, Natalie Imbruglia

One Direction paid their first visit to BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge, playing a six-song set that included covers of Kanye West and Natalie Imbruglia. During their session, the quartet previewed live versions of songs off their fifth album Made in the A.M. Between vocally strong performances of "Drag Me Down," "Perfect"...

UK bill forcing ISPs to store users’ browsing history to be published today

New surveillance laws in the works will require broadband providers to store details of every site citizens visited in the past 12 months, reports the BBC. Set to be published today, the draft Investigatory Powers bill will allow police and security forces to access these records, while councils will be barred from viewing them. Show More Summary

Sir David Attenborough Provides Wonderful Narration for Adele’s New ‘Hello’ Music Video

3 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Legendary nature narrator Sir David Attenborough provides a brilliant narration for the new music video “Hello” by Adele while visiting as a guest on the Greg James show BBC Radio 1.

David Attenborough narrates Adele's "Hello" video like a majestic nature documentary.

3 months agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

When Sir David Attenborough visited BBC Radio 1 for an interview and webcast recently, his hosts very wisely asked him to narrate Adele's music video for "Hello." Attenborough is known the world over as the voice (and often face) of some of the best nature documentaries ever produced. Show More Summary

Jimi Hendrix’s ‘First Real Home’ In London Opens As Permanent Museum

Fans and music enthusiasts will be able to visit the home of rock legend Jimi Hendrix in London when it opens as a permanent museum for the public on February 10, BBC reports. Hendrix purchased the third-floor flat at 23 Brook Street, Mayfair in 1968, and referred to it as “the first real home of... Show More Summary

‘Sherlock’s Victorian Era Special To Have Chinese Theatrical Release

With Britain celebrating the state visit of Chinese president Xi Jinping this week, the BBC is in on the action, announcing a host of new collaborations with the Middle Kingdom. Among them, the news that plans are afoot for the upcoming 90-minute Sherlock special to be released in Chinese theaters. Show More Summary

‘First 1,000 days’ health concern

‘First 1,000 days’ child health plan urged by chief doctor By Owain Clarke BBC Wales health correspondent 14 October 2015 From the section Wales Media captionDr Ruth Hussey visited this nursery school with health hub attached in Cardiff One in 10 children in Wales may not be getting the help they need to give them […]

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