France makes abortion a constitutional right | BBC News

From BBC News. France has become the first country in the world to explicitly include the right to abortion in its constitution. Parliamentarians voted to revise the country’s 1958 constitution to enshrine women’s "guaranteed freedom" to abort. The overwhelming 780-72 vote saw a standing ovation in the parliament in Versailles when the result was announced.…

US urges more aid for starving Gazans | BBC News

From BBC News. US Vice-President Kamala Harris has urged Israel to "significantly increase the flow of aid" into Gaza. She said "there must be an immediate ceasefire for at least the next six weeks", which would "get the hostages out". Earlier, Israel did not attend truce talks in Egypt, saying Hamas was not giving a…

Pakistan’s parliament elects Shehbaz Sharif for second term as prime minister | BBC News

From BBC News. Pakistan’s newly formed parliament has elected Shehbaz Sharif as prime minister for a second term. He defeated a rival supported by jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan. The move comes three weeks after an inconclusive general election that was marred by allegations of intimidation and vote-rigging. Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/1rbfUog For more news,…

The prosthetic arm controlled by your mind | BBC News

From BBC News. Prosthetics were once basic and functional – made using wood, tin or leather. Now, new materials and innovation are making artificial limbs lighter, cheaper and easier to use. In California, a team of designers believe they are creating the next generation of artificial arms with revolutionary technology – so how does it…

Elon Musk sues ChatGPT-maker OpenAI | BBC News

From BBC News. Elon Musk is suing OpenAI, the makers of ChatGPT, arguing it has breached the principles he agreed to when he helped found it in 2015. The lawsuit – which has also been filed against OpenAI boss Sam Altman – said the firm has departed from its original non-profit, open source mission. It…

Alexei Navalny funeral held in Moscow | BBC News

From BBC News. Alexei Navalny, Russian opposition leader, has been buried at a cemetery in Moscow after a funeral service earlier today. Hundreds of people holding flowers and candles lined the streets, chanting Navalny’s name and saying, "you weren’t afraid, neither are we." His allies livestreamed the events via his YouTube channel. Navalny’s wife and…

Alexei Navalny’s funeral begins in Moscow | BBC News

From BBC News. People are gathering in Moscow for the funeral of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. There is a heavy police presence in the city, with hundreds in attendance risking arrest. The Russian opposition leader died in an Arctic prison, where he had been held on politically motivated charges. Few details have been released…

India remains fastest growing economy | BBC News

From BBC News. India’s economy grew by 8.4% in the final three months of 2023, its fastest pace in one-and-half years. This was in comparison with the 7.6% growth in the previous quarter, government data showed on Thursday. The growth, which was led by strong manufacturing and construction activity, bolstered Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic…

Paul Pogba banned from football for doping | BBC News

From BBC News. Footballer Paul Pogba has been banned from football for four years for a doping offence. The France international and Juventus midfielder was provisionally suspended in September after a drugs test found elevated levels of testosterone in his system. Pogba, 30, was randomly tested after Juventus’ first match of the season on 20…