Wheelchair dance tips for new bride – BBC News

A dance club for wheelchair users helped a bride achieve her ambition of enjoying the first dance on her wedding night. Kirsty Capella, 27, from Birmingham, joined FreeWheelin ahead of her marriage to new husband Adam. FreeWheelin provides dance sessions for wheelchair users and offers them a path into competition dance. Video journalist: John Bray Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog

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Shaving their heads in protest – BBC News

Four women have shaved their heads on the streets of Beijing to protest against the detention of a human rights lawyer without trial. Wang Quanzhang has been in prison since 2015, and his wife, Li Wenzu, says she has travelled to the country’s Supreme Court 31 times to try and lodge case documents, but has never been let inside. Mr Wang, who is accused of undermining the government, was detained along with three others in a crackdown on lawyers. No officials have been available to comment on the case. Please…

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Meet the daredevil honey hunters – BBC News

Hunting for honey in the wild is one of the oldest traditions in rural Nepal and it’s also an extremely dangerous one. The collectors have to make an adventurous journey to the beehives which hang from the rocks of high mountains. The BBC’s Aamir Peerzada and Neha Sharma travelled to the remote Lamjung district of Nepal to find out why so many villagers are willing to risk their lives to collect honey. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog

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Congo A River Journey – BBC News

The Congo is one of the world’s great rivers. Start an interactive expedition upstream through the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with the BBC’s Africa Correspondent Alastair Leithead to discover the history, riches and challenges of a country the size of Western Europe. Decide which way you’d like to go. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog To Find out more: World News Documentary: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/n3ct5fyt World Service Podcast: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06v… VR Hub: https://www.bbc.co.uk/virtualreality

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Congo: A land of riches – BBC News

The Democratic Republic of the Congo could be one of the richest countries in Africa because of its mineral wealth, but yet it’s one of the poorest. Corruption and exploitation has cost the country billions. With the elections there’s hope the country’s new leaders can improve the lives of millions of people. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog DR Congo has vast resources – from the pristine rainforests to the valuable ores that lie beneath the soil. It has gold, diamonds, uranium, rare-earth metals, copper and cobalt – an essential ingredient in…

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn: ‘She achieved nothing’ at summit – BBC News

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says that the UK faces an “unprecedented situation” and accuses the prime minister of having led the UK into ” constitutional crisis”. He says that “she achieved nothing” at the summit over the weekend, “she has not made any progress at all”. The Commission has been “categorical” that there will be no further re-negotiations. He says that the prime minister “no longer has the backing of her Cabinet”. He lists the Cabinet members who are secretly working on other options, including some who are working for…

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PM Theresa May updates MPs on EU Council summit – BBC News

Prime Minister Theresa May says she wants to begin by discussing two significant agreements made at the December council: a concern at Russia’s continued violations of international law and an agreement to work together to tackle the spread of disinformation. Theresa May says she has listened to concerns of the House over the Irish backstop, and has told EU counterparts that “their assurances are insufficient and we must go further, that we never want to use it and it must be a temporary arrangement if used”. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog

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