Skin betting: ‘Children as young as 11 introduced to gambling’

Media captionUniversity student Ryan Archer’s love of gaming spiralled into gambling when he was 15 About half a million children and young people gamble every week, a Gambling Commission report is expected to show. The regulator has warned that children as young as 11 are using so-called skin betting websites, which let players gamble with […]

Trump UK visit expected in new year, US ambassador says

Image copyright EPA Image caption Woody Johnson said the US president was not “namby-pamby” about voicing his opinions The US ambassador to Britain said he expects Donald Trump to visit the UK in the new year despite his recent Twitter row with Theresa May. Woody Johnson told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that the disagreement […]

Alabama Senate race: Trump records message for Roy Moore

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Roy Moore speaks at a final campaign rally in Alabama on Monday US President Donald Trump has recorded an audio message for a Republican Senate candidate accused of sexual misconduct, on the eve of the election. The president has thrown his political weight fully behind former Alabama judge Roy Moore, […]

EU governments complicit in migrant torture in Libya, says Amnesty

Image copyright AFP Image caption Migrant boats are regularly intercepted by the Libyan coastguard European governments are knowingly complicit in the torture and abuse of refugees and migrants in Libya, Amnesty International has alleged. In an effort to stem migration, the EU is actively supporting a “system of abuse and exploitation” on Libyan shores, the […]

Skin betting: 500,000 children gamble every week, Gambling Commission warns

Media captionUniversity student Ryan Archer’s love of gaming spiralled into gambling when he was 15 About half a million children and young people gamble every week, a Gambling Commission report is expected to show. The regulator has warned that children as young as 11 are using so-called skin betting websites, which let players gamble with […]

Charles Jenkins: US soldier who defected to North Korea dies

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Jenkins walked across the DMZ and surrendered to North Korean soldiers there when he was 24 A former US sergeant who defected to North Korea and became Pyongyang’s prisoner for nearly 40 years has died. Charles Jenkins, 77, lived in Japan where he had settled with his family after […]

Inside China’s ‘virtue schools’ for women

Image copyright Pear Video Image caption A recent video exposing a “virtue school” in China showed women forced to clean floors while on their hands and knees Centres training women to be “virtuous” have sprung up across China in recent years, telling women that career and femininity do not mix and forcing them to do […]

Sam Dastyari: Australian senator to quit after China scrutiny

Image copyright EPA Image caption Sam Dastyari says he will resign from the Senate An Australian senator has pledged to resign following politically damaging revelations about his dealings with a Chinese businessman. Sam Dastyari, from Labor, has been at the centre of several claims in recent days – a year after he first became embroiled […]