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Tina Turner opens up about son’s suicide

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTina Turner: "I am really proud of what my future as a star became"Tina Turner has opened up about her son's suicide earlier this year.Craig Turner was 59 when he was found dead in July at his Los Angeles home from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.Speaking to BBC News, Tina Turner said he had seemed fulfilled in both his professional and personal
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Elon Musk reaches deal over tweets about taking Tesla private

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWho is Elon Musk?Elon Musk must step down as Tesla chair and pay a fine after reaching a deal with US regulators over tweets he posted about taking the firm private.It follows Thursday's decision by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to sue Mr Musk for alleged securities fraud.Under the deal, Mr Musk will remain as Tesla CEO but will step
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Five things about Alibaba’s Jack Ma

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The co-founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba and one of China's best-known businessmen, Jack Ma, is stepping down.Alibaba said chief executive Daniel Zhang would succeed Mr Ma as chairman of the board in a year's time. He will leave on his 55th birthday on 10 September, 2019 - making him the first founder among a generation of prominent Chinese internet entrepreneurs to step down from his
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All About Killing Eve: The BBC spy drama that’s already a US hit

[ad_1] Image copyright BBC/Sid Gentle Films/Jason Bell Image caption Jodie Comer (top) plays assassin Villanelle, with Sandra Oh as Eve A hair pin, perfume and a shabby chic Parisian apartment are some of clues about the life of Villanelle, the chichi but psychopathic assassin wreaking havoc in the BBC's new spy thriller Killing Eve.When awkward, desk-bound MI5 officer Eve Polastri (played by Grey's Anatomy star Sandra Oh) is assigned to
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Finnish travellers warned about flawed passports

[ad_1] Finnish travellers warned about flawed passports By News from Elsewhere... ...as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright IDEMIA/YouTube Image caption No problem with the cover Police in Finland are calling on the public to check their passports to see whether they have defective watermarks, as this could cause problems when travelling.The National Police Board also warned border guards to be on the look-out for the flaws, namely upside-down watermarks
Politics

Anti-Semitism row: John McDonnell worried about Labour split

[ad_1] Image caption Mr McDonnell said he wanted to avoid a split 'at all costs' Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has revealed he is "worried and saddened" about the prospect of the Labour Party splitting over the anti-Semitism row.Mr McDonnell told the New Statesman he wanted to avoid a split "at all costs" and was happy to talk to unhappy MPs.The party has been at war with itself over the issue
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Great British Bake Off: A baker’s dozen of things to know about the new series

[ad_1] Image copyright Mark Bourdillon / Love Productions Ah, it's that time again. Great British Bake Off is back next week, easing us into those cooler autumn evenings with talk of proving, the gingham altar and, of course, soggy bottoms.This time we can relax - following last year's controversial move to Channel 4 from the BBC, our worst fears weren't realised. Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding had more chemistry than
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Bodyguard: What the critics say about new BBC drama

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The BBC's latest drama, Bodyguard, has debuted with largely positive reviews from the critics.Richard Madden plays David Budd, a troubled war veteran who is assigned to protect a controversial politician.The Daily Telegraph's Michael Hogan said it was "riveting" and he "had to remind myself to breathe"."Starting with a suicide bomb attack and only becoming more breathless, this was edge-of-the-seat, shush-the-family fare."Daily Express critic Molli Mitchell