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Qatar Arrested BBC Journalists Investigating Labor Conditions 

Construction work in Qatar is performed primarily by foreign workers, who are treated very poorly. Photo by Flickr user Ian Munroe. BBC News was invited to Qatar by the Prime Minister’s Office to visit the country to observe and interview...Show More Summary

Watch Jessie Ware Cover Nick Jonas’ “Jealous”

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

During a visit to BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, Jessie Ware applied the smoldering soul-pop sounds of Tough Love to another 2014 highlight, Nick Jonas’ top-10 pop hit “Jealous.” Ware worked with Miguel, and the Jonas song seems inspired by Miguel, so it’s a perfect fit. Watch the cover below.

Leona Lewis Returns with New Single 'Fire Under My Feet' - Watch Music Video Here!

Leona Lewis is all smiles as she makes her way out BBC Radio 2 on Monday (May 11) in London, England. The 30-year-old British singer visited The Ken Bruce Show to play her new single “Fire Under My Feet” from her new album I Am for the very first time – Watch the music video [...]

Broadchurch walking trail launched in West Bay, Dorset

We’ll definitely add this to our itinerary next time we’re in Dorset. Visit Dorset have released a Broadchurch Trail Guide that guides you to visiting key locations from the hit British TV Crime drama. Details below from the BBC: A Broadchurch...Show More Summary

A kid who lost his stuffed lion on vacation got him back along with a wonderful surprise.

last monthHumor / odd : Happy Place

The staff of a historic manor in the UK went above and beyond to cheer up a heartbroken little boy. Memories to last a lifetime. (Steven Hirschorn via BBC) Three-year-old Ollie Hirschorn was on a trip with his family to visit Hughenden Manor when the unthinkable happened: he lost his toy lion, Liley. Show More Summary

Chess Champ Busted Cheating in the Bathroom

Chess has a case of "high-tech doping," the BBC reports. Georgia's national chess champion, Gaioz Nigalidze, visited the same bathroom stall enough during the Dubai Open on Saturday that his opponent, Armenian Tigran Petrosian, became suspicious. "Nigalidze would promptly reply to my moves and then literally run to the toilet,...

Obama's First Stop in Jamaica: Marley Museum

President Obama arrived in Jamaica last night, and his first stop was the Bob Marley museum, the BBC reports. Obama is the first US president to visit Jamaica since Ronald Reagan did so in 1982, and he's apparently a big Marley fan: During his 20 minutes spent touring the Victorian-style...

Toxic Lake of Horror Comes From Making All Our Gadgets

"Dystopian" and "horrifying" are just two adjectives Tim Maughan uses to describe for the BBC what he recently witnessed in the remote industrial city of Baotou in Inner Mongolia. Most disturbing was his visit to a man-made lake filled with toxic sludge that makes the surrounding area smell like sulfur,...

The BBC made a 'controversial' new game about Syria

Games aren't just playful -- they let players inhabit characters, visit unfamiliar places or practice problem-solving within complicated systems. This means they're sometimes good tools to teach people about experiences, political systems and global conflicts, even tragic and ongoing ones.

VIDEO: In Donetsk's empty football stadium

The BBC's Tom Burridge visits the football club Shakhtar Donetsk's stadium in Ukraine which is now empty.

VIDEO: 'Warriors can be like Barca' - Townsend

Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend speaks to BBC Scotland's David Currie about his recent visit to Barcelona on a fact-finding mission.

SOHN :: Playlist 1

Recently SOHN shared a collection on Spotify of some of his favorite artists called Playlist #1. Many of the chosen tracks are from his well-done BBC Radio 1 Residency. Visit the playlist here. “For all of you missing my BBC Radio 1 Residency show, I decided to make a Spotify playlist for you all which will continuously expand… […]

Watch Jungle Cover Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk”

3 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Annie Mac just took over for Zane Lowe as one of the primary hosts of BBC 1’s music coverage, and she’s already filling his shoes with no problems. For instance, when Jungle came to visit the Live Lounge, the London funk-synth group delivered an absolutely grooving, full-bodied cover of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown […]

Two pitch invasions in five minutes makes for chaotic end to Aston Villa vs. West Brom

3 months agoSports : The Early Lead

It was pure mayhem toward the end of Aston Villa’s victory over visiting West Brom in an FA Cup game Saturday. Per the BBC: Referee Anthony Taylor was forced to halt the game in stoppage time, with Villa leading 2-0, as home fans spilled onto the pitch. Some fans remaining in the stands booed the […]

Little girl receives gifts from crows as a thank you for feeding them.

3 months agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

Giving gifts is for the birds. Gabi returning from her daily bird visit. (via BBC) 8-year-old Gabi Mann has a remarkable relationship with the crows that hang out in her garden. Every day she feeds them some peanuts or dog food, andShow More Summary

The Big Painting Challenge starts 22nd February on BBC1

The Big Painting Challenge starts on Sunday at 6pm on BBC1. It's part of the BBC's new initiative to get creative. You will also be able to view it via iPlayer. What's The Big Painting... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Indie Band Chvrches Covered Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me a River"

3 months agoEntertainment : BuzzSugar

Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me a River" is one of the great breakup songs of our generation, and it's getting a new spin from up-and-coming Scottish band Chvrches. In their BBC Live Lounge visit, the electronic band took on the 2002 jam, giving it a decidedly different sound with their synthesizers and lead singer Lauren Mayberry's voice. Show More Summary

Raheem Sterling is out for Liverpool v Spurs “with a knock” [BBC Tweet]

Breaking news for Liverpool fans, and it’s not good. Liverpool will be without Raheem Sterling on Tuesday night for the visit of Tottenham to Anfield in the Premier League. The news was broken by the BBC’s Ben Smith on Twitter, who reported that Sterling has a “knock” that means he will sit out the Spurs game. […]

1991 Documentary: Will LA Be a Hellish Dystopia? (Yes.)

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Back in 1991 the BBC visited Los Angeles to ask if it was the city of the future. Their answer? Yes, but not in a good way. Read more...

The BBC Visits Los Angeles, "City of the Future?" in 1991

4 months agoHumor : Boing Boing

Not long ago, I interviewed renowned UCLA urban theorist Edward Soja on my podcast Notebook on Cities and Culture. In researching what he'd said before about this ever-fascinating, ever-confounding city, I came upon Los Angeles: City of the Future? Read the rest

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