Protests against Kazakhstan’s presidential election lead to violence in the capital

Though that may seem a sweeping victory for Jomart-Tokayev, the transfer of office has spurred unrest in the country’s capital Nur-Sultan and largest city Almaty. About 500 protesters were arrested by police, the BBC reported, citing local officials. The demonstration, decrying what protests called a “dictatorship” in the country, is the largest Kazakhstan has seen in recent years. As protest is not tolerated in the country, the demonstration led to violence in the streets. A BBC correspondent i


Though that may seem a sweeping victory for Jomart-Tokayev, the transfer of office has spurred unrest in the country’s capital Nur-Sultan and largest city Almaty. About 500 protesters were arrested by police, the BBC reported, citing local officials. The demonstration, decrying what protests called a “dictatorship” in the country, is the largest Kazakhstan has seen in recent years. As protest is not tolerated in the country, the demonstration led to violence in the streets. A BBC correspondent i
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Protests against Kazakhstan's presidential election lead to violence in the capital

Kazakhstan’s first president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, has stepped down after a nearly three-decade-long tenure.

His successor, Kassym Jomart-Tokayev, confirmed his position after taking nearly 71% of the vote in Sunday’s election against six other government-approved candidates, according to Foreign Policy. His closest opposition candidate trailed behind with 16.2%.

Though that may seem a sweeping victory for Jomart-Tokayev, the transfer of office has spurred unrest in the country’s capital Nur-Sultan and largest city Almaty.

About 500 protesters were arrested by police, the BBC reported, citing local officials. The demonstration, decrying what protests called a “dictatorship” in the country, is the largest Kazakhstan has seen in recent years.

As protest is not tolerated in the country, the demonstration led to violence in the streets. A BBC correspondent in Nur-Sultan reported people being dragged onto buses by riot police. Many journalists were also detained covering the protest, while social media platforms such as Facebook and Telegram were reportedly inaccessible in the country during that time.


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ITV to team up with BBC in ‘BritBox’ subscription streaming offer

UK broadcaster ITV said on Wednesday it was teaming up with the BBC to create a British rival to Netflix called “BritBox”. Chief Executive Carolyn McCall said the partnership, which is close to being concluded, would bring an exciting new subscription video-on-demand service to UK audiences. “This will provide an unrivalled collection of British boxsets and original series in one place,” she said. “We anticipate that other partners will be added to BritBox and we will both speak to regulators an


UK broadcaster ITV said on Wednesday it was teaming up with the BBC to create a British rival to Netflix called “BritBox”. Chief Executive Carolyn McCall said the partnership, which is close to being concluded, would bring an exciting new subscription video-on-demand service to UK audiences. “This will provide an unrivalled collection of British boxsets and original series in one place,” she said. “We anticipate that other partners will be added to BritBox and we will both speak to regulators an
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ITV to team up with BBC in 'BritBox' subscription streaming offer

UK broadcaster ITV said on Wednesday it was teaming up with the BBC to create a British rival to Netflix called “BritBox”.

Chief Executive Carolyn McCall said the partnership, which is close to being concluded, would bring an exciting new subscription video-on-demand service to UK audiences.

“This will provide an unrivalled collection of British boxsets and original series in one place,” she said.

“We anticipate that other partners will be added to BritBox and we will both speak to regulators and the wider industry about our proposals.”

ITV, the broadcaster of soap opera “Coronation Street” and reality show “Love Island”, announced the tie-up along with 2018 results that saw adjusted earnings fall 4 percent in 810 million pounds ($1.07 billion).

It said it was performing strongly on screen but economic and political uncertainty in Britain would cause advertising revenue for the first four months of 2019 to fall by 3-4 percent.


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Angelina Jolie doesn’t rule out move into politics

Angelina Jolie has not ruled out a move into politics — and has joked that she might be tough enough to take the rough and tumble that comes with it. The American actress and U.N. envoy told BBC radio she “can take a lot on the chin” — a possible reference to her bitter divorce from Brad Pitt. When asked if she is moving in the direction of politics, the 43-year-old Oscar winner said, “I honestly will do whatever I think can really make change.” She used her slot as a “guest editor” on the BBC t


Angelina Jolie has not ruled out a move into politics — and has joked that she might be tough enough to take the rough and tumble that comes with it. The American actress and U.N. envoy told BBC radio she “can take a lot on the chin” — a possible reference to her bitter divorce from Brad Pitt. When asked if she is moving in the direction of politics, the 43-year-old Oscar winner said, “I honestly will do whatever I think can really make change.” She used her slot as a “guest editor” on the BBC t
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Angelina Jolie doesn't rule out move into politics

Angelina Jolie has not ruled out a move into politics — and has joked that she might be tough enough to take the rough and tumble that comes with it.

The American actress and U.N. envoy told BBC radio she “can take a lot on the chin” — a possible reference to her bitter divorce from Brad Pitt.

When asked if she is moving in the direction of politics, the 43-year-old Oscar winner said, “I honestly will do whatever I think can really make change.”

Jolie is a special envoy for the U.N. refugee agency. She used her slot as a “guest editor” on the BBC to highlight refugee issues in the Middle East.

She also included Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and Nobel Peace Prize winner Denis Mukwege on the show.


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Collaborate to compete with Netflix, broadcasting body tells UK networks

Alongside innovating to compete with the likes of Amazon Prime and Netflix, White said U.K. broadcasters should continue to collaborate with them. “But if they want to commission programs that are authentically British, these U.S. firms will need to draw on the public-service traditions, regional bases and world-class talent that drive the content U.K. viewers demand.” “Already, Netflix and Amazon are major investment partners for U.K. television… And the studio arms of our broadcasters stand


Alongside innovating to compete with the likes of Amazon Prime and Netflix, White said U.K. broadcasters should continue to collaborate with them. “But if they want to commission programs that are authentically British, these U.S. firms will need to draw on the public-service traditions, regional bases and world-class talent that drive the content U.K. viewers demand.” “Already, Netflix and Amazon are major investment partners for U.K. television… And the studio arms of our broadcasters stand
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Collaborate to compete with Netflix, broadcasting body tells UK networks

Alongside innovating to compete with the likes of Amazon Prime and Netflix, White said U.K. broadcasters should continue to collaborate with them.

“Global players recognize the value of localizing their content,” she said. “But if they want to commission programs that are authentically British, these U.S. firms will need to draw on the public-service traditions, regional bases and world-class talent that drive the content U.K. viewers demand.”

Ofcom’s statistics show that in 2017, subscriptions to streaming services overtook traditional pay TV like Sky for the first time ever in the U.K.

“Far from fearing the FAANGs (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google), now is the opportunity to embrace them,” White said. “Already, Netflix and Amazon are major investment partners for U.K. television… And the studio arms of our broadcasters stand to benefit from this investment.”

However, she noted that there were “trade-offs” involved with the process, with broadcasters facing ultimatums such as sacrificing primary rights — the right to show a program before the streaming service — in return for funding.

The streaming giants have a history of working with U.K. broadcasters to produce content for their platforms. Netflix is currently working with the BBC on a new production of Dracula, while Amazon has produced programs such as Vanity Fair with ITV and King Lear with the BBC. “Good Omens,” Amazon Prime’s next original British show, is being produced by BBC Studios.

A BBC spokesperson told CNBC via email: “We have long been advocates for collaboration, as you can see from the past, and clearly there are a range of things we are looking at for the future — while there is nothing to announce today, a positive regulatory environment is essential for the future.”

Earlier this month, British politicians called on the U.K. government to protect traditional television stations from being “swept away” by the power of online streaming services.


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Pound rebounds against the dollar as Theresa May secures support for Brexit deal

The British pound rebounded from its lows of the day on Wednesday after Prime Minister Theresa May said she had obtained enough support for her proposed Brexit deal to move forward. “I firmly believe that the draft withdrawal agreement was the best that could be negotiated,” May told reporters in London. “But the collective decision by Cabinet was that the government should agree the draft withdrawal agreement and the outlying political declaration.” The deal reportedly keeps the UK within the c


The British pound rebounded from its lows of the day on Wednesday after Prime Minister Theresa May said she had obtained enough support for her proposed Brexit deal to move forward. “I firmly believe that the draft withdrawal agreement was the best that could be negotiated,” May told reporters in London. “But the collective decision by Cabinet was that the government should agree the draft withdrawal agreement and the outlying political declaration.” The deal reportedly keeps the UK within the c
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Pound rebounds against the dollar as Theresa May secures support for Brexit deal

The British pound rebounded from its lows of the day on Wednesday after Prime Minister Theresa May said she had obtained enough support for her proposed Brexit deal to move forward.

Sterling traded 0.2 percent higher at $1.2999 as of 2:22 p.m. ET after breaking below $1.29 earlier in the day.

“I firmly believe that the draft withdrawal agreement was the best that could be negotiated,” May told reporters in London. “The choices before us were difficult,” May added. “But the collective decision by Cabinet was that the government should agree the draft withdrawal agreement and the outlying political declaration.”

“This is a decisive step which enables us to move on and finalize the deal in the days ahead,” May said.

The deal reportedly keeps the UK within the customs union of the EU for an unspecific amount of time. The draft deal also includes commitments over UK citizens’ rights after Brexit and a proposed 21-month transition period after Britain’s departure on March 2019, the BBC reported Wednesday.

The pound first started falling earlier in the day after the UK police minister said May would not deliver a statement to the media regarding the country’s divorce from the European Union. The currency quickly recovered those losses after the BBC and Sky News reported that May would in fact deliver a short statement on the matter later in the day.

But the currency later fell to its lows of the day after a BBC correspondent reported that UK officials are considering a “no confidence” vote on Thursday as “Brexiteer anger” rises.

—CNBC’s Holly Ellyatt contributed to this report.

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‘The fake news tag has given street cred to mass disbelief,’ BBC director-general says

Tony Hall, the director-general of the BBC, has urged journalists and editors to tackle any suggestion that his and other news organizations are responsible for “fake news,” and revealed the corporation’s plans for tackling it. In an address given to the U.K.-based Society of Editors earlier this week, Hall called the term “the weapon of choice for repressive regimes everywhere,” after the term “fake news” went mainstream during the 2016 presidential election campaign. Fake news is the modern ph


Tony Hall, the director-general of the BBC, has urged journalists and editors to tackle any suggestion that his and other news organizations are responsible for “fake news,” and revealed the corporation’s plans for tackling it. In an address given to the U.K.-based Society of Editors earlier this week, Hall called the term “the weapon of choice for repressive regimes everywhere,” after the term “fake news” went mainstream during the 2016 presidential election campaign. Fake news is the modern ph
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'The fake news tag has given street cred to mass disbelief,' BBC director-general says

Tony Hall, the director-general of the BBC, has urged journalists and editors to tackle any suggestion that his and other news organizations are responsible for “fake news,” and revealed the corporation’s plans for tackling it.

In an address given to the U.K.-based Society of Editors earlier this week, Hall called the term “the weapon of choice for repressive regimes everywhere,” after the term “fake news” went mainstream during the 2016 presidential election campaign.

Fake news is the modern phenomenon of deliberate falsehoods or fiction masked as news circulating on the internet. The term has been “used by the Kremlin to dismiss the Salisbury Novichok attacks, and by powerful lobbies who counter objective facts with the assertion that they’re all made up,” he said, according to a transcript of his speech on the BBC’s website.

“The fake news tag has given street cred to mass disbelief. That doesn’t just threaten journalism everywhere. It threatens people everywhere,” Hall added. He said that so-called fake news originated in a small town in Macedonia, where online stories were made up, before the term went mainstream during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.


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Elon Musk has SpaceX, now Ray Dalio has OceanX — and he says it’s more exciting

Increased exploration of the world’s oceans could result in any number of scientific breakthroughs, Dalio went on to explain. As the founder of OceanX, Dalio is working with Cameron and a group of media, science and philanthropic partners such as BBC Studios, Bloomberg Philanthropies and the National Geographic Society. The “contemporary version” of that series will include content created by OceanX for social media, virtual classrooms, museum exhibits and virtual reality, Dalio said. “Every day


Increased exploration of the world’s oceans could result in any number of scientific breakthroughs, Dalio went on to explain. As the founder of OceanX, Dalio is working with Cameron and a group of media, science and philanthropic partners such as BBC Studios, Bloomberg Philanthropies and the National Geographic Society. The “contemporary version” of that series will include content created by OceanX for social media, virtual classrooms, museum exhibits and virtual reality, Dalio said. “Every day
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Elon Musk has SpaceX, now Ray Dalio has OceanX — and he says it’s more exciting

Billionaire hedge fund founder Ray Dalio uses ‘radical transparency’ to deliver feedback—here’s how it works 9:12 AM ET Wed, 13 Sept 2017 | 01:18

“To me, the ocean remains humanity’s most important, and most under-examined, treasure,” Dalio said at the launch event on Tuesday at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, referring to the fact that the vast majority of earth’s oceans have still yet to be explored.

Increased exploration of the world’s oceans could result in any number of scientific breakthroughs, Dalio went on to explain. “[We can] unlock cures for diseases, grow new foods, discover medicines, create new industries and understand the planet in ways that we never [have] before,” he said.

As the founder of OceanX, Dalio is working with Cameron and a group of media, science and philanthropic partners such as BBC Studios, Bloomberg Philanthropies and the National Geographic Society. The project is aimed at increasing awareness of ocean life and previously unexplored ocean terrain around the world.

Dalio and his son Mark, who is serving as creative director of OceanX’s media efforts, also screened a new 3-D nature documentary film, “Oceans: Our Blue Planet,” that was co-produced by OceanX Media along with BBC Earth and was filmed by the BBC team behind the 2017 series “Blue Planet II.”

OceanX is building what it calls “the most advanced science and media vessel ever built, the Alucia 2,” a ship that will debut next year with marine research labs, deep-sea submersible vehicles, helicopters and drones, as well as “cutting-edge media equipment.” Cameron, who has invented his own underwater camera equipment for his own deep-sea dives, is serving as a consultant for the ship’s media center and film-making equipment, OceanX said in its announcement.

The project “will reignite global passion for and curiosity about the ocean in our global, digitally-connected age,” Cameron said in a statement.

OceanX plans to capture the work of the scientists and filmmakers aboard the Alucia 2 with a television series that he compared to the classic nature series “The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau.” The “contemporary version” of that series will include content created by OceanX for social media, virtual classrooms, museum exhibits and virtual reality, Dalio said.

Dalio has shown an interest in supporting oceanic exploration for several years, having donated $5 million in 2012, along with his personal yacht and other equipment, to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, which is also now a partner of OceanX.

“Every day, every moment, we can be excited by the ocean,” Dalio said on Tuesday.

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19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason to perform at the royal wedding

Among the handpicked performers who will entertain the wedding guests of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this weekend is 19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason. In 2016, he made history as the first black winner of the BBC Young Musician competition. Kanneh-Mason told The Times that before winning his prestigious award, he was a normal teen doing a few shows a year and studying. In fact, each of his six siblings plays an instrument, be it cello, violin or the piano. In 2015, the Kanneh-Mason chil


Among the handpicked performers who will entertain the wedding guests of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this weekend is 19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason. In 2016, he made history as the first black winner of the BBC Young Musician competition. Kanneh-Mason told The Times that before winning his prestigious award, he was a normal teen doing a few shows a year and studying. In fact, each of his six siblings plays an instrument, be it cello, violin or the piano. In 2015, the Kanneh-Mason chil
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19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason to perform at the royal wedding

Among the handpicked performers who will entertain the wedding guests of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this weekend is 19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

According to a tweet from Kensington Palace, the teen from Nottingham, England, caught the prince’s attention last June when he performed at a charity event in London.

While Kanneh-Mason’s name may be unfamiliar to some, he already has an impressive musical resume.

Kanneh-Mason says his initial desire to play the cello was simple: He wanted to learn an instrument bigger than the violin his older brother Braimah played. At six, he started playing a quarter-size cello, and by the age of 10 he was studying once a week at the Junior Royal Academy in London.

In 2016, he made history as the first black winner of the BBC Young Musician competition. After winning the award, The Times of London reports, he signed a recording deal with Decca, had a bus named after him by the Nottingham council and released an album. BBC reports that his album, “Inspiration,” reached No. 1 on the classical chart in 2017 and No. 18 on the main chart, making him the youngest cellist ever to be included on the ranking.

Kanneh-Mason told The Times that before winning his prestigious award, he was a normal teen doing a few shows a year and studying.

“To go from that to a record contract and lots of concerts is a massive change, but at the moment it’s not too crazy,” he said. “I’m enjoying it, and that’s the most important thing.”

Kanneh-Mason and his brother aren’t the only ones in the family who are musically gifted. In fact, each of his six siblings plays an instrument, be it cello, violin or the piano.

Last year, the entire Kanneh-Mason family appeared in a BBC documentary, “Young, Gifted and Classical,” which tells the story of how parents Stuart and Kadie raised a group of talented kids, despite neither parent’s involvement in music or the arts.

“They aren’t musicians,” the 19-year-old told The Times, speaking of his parents. “As we were learning, they were learning all of it as well. And it wasn’t always that we were going to be musicians. [My sister] Isata started the piano and very soon it seemed like she was learning very quickly, so us younger ones followed her and copied her. It hasn’t happened, but if one of my siblings wanted to do something else, they would equally have encouraged them.”

In 2015, the Kanneh-Mason children also performed a musical medley in the semi-finals for the show “Britain’s Got Talent.”


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Poison in nerve agent attack could be from UK lab, says Russia’s EU ambassador: Report

The nerve agent used in an attack on a former spy and his daughter could have come from a research laboratory in the United Kingdom, Russia’s EU ambassador said, the BBC reported on Sunday. Vladimir Chizhov told the BBC that Russia did not stock the toxin, and said that the Porton Down lab was only eight miles (12km) from Salisbury — where the attack occurred. Chizhov told BBC that in addition, there were “certain specialists”, including scientists, claiming they have created some nerve agents,


The nerve agent used in an attack on a former spy and his daughter could have come from a research laboratory in the United Kingdom, Russia’s EU ambassador said, the BBC reported on Sunday. Vladimir Chizhov told the BBC that Russia did not stock the toxin, and said that the Porton Down lab was only eight miles (12km) from Salisbury — where the attack occurred. Chizhov told BBC that in addition, there were “certain specialists”, including scientists, claiming they have created some nerve agents,
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Poison in nerve agent attack could be from UK lab, says Russia's EU ambassador: Report

The nerve agent used in an attack on a former spy and his daughter could have come from a research laboratory in the United Kingdom, Russia’s EU ambassador said, the BBC reported on Sunday.

Vladimir Chizhov told the BBC that Russia did not stock the toxin, and said that the Porton Down lab was only eight miles (12km) from Salisbury — where the attack occurred.

In response to a question on how the nerve agent ended up in Salisbury, he told the BBC: “Porton Down, as we now all know, is the largest military facility in the United Kingdom that has been dealing with chemical weapons research.”

On Saturday, Russia ordered 23 British diplomats to leave Moscow within a week, in retaliation for Britain’s decision to kick out 23 Russians, amid an escalating row between both countries over a nerve agent used — since World War Two — in the attempted murder of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

Chizhov told BBC that in addition, there were “certain specialists”, including scientists, claiming they have created some nerve agents, who are now living in Britain.

Mr Chizhov said that Skripal could “rightly be referred to as a traitor” but “from the legal point of view the Russian state had nothing against him”, according to the BBC report.

UK’s foreign office said there was “not an ounce of truth” in what he is saying about Porton Down, and dismissed it as “nonsense,” the report said.

Read the BBC for more on the spy poisoning case.


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Companies in Asia have been supplying luxury goods to North Korea despite sanctions: Report

Two Singapore companies and others in Asia have been supplying luxury goods to North Korea hence violating sanctions, according to a leaked United Nations draft report, the BBC reported on Tuesday. Both the UN as well as Singapore prohibit the sale of luxury goods to the communist state, and Singapore’s government said it has started investigations into this case. The two companies — OCN and T Specialist — share the same director, and have said they have done nothing wrong, according to BBC.


Two Singapore companies and others in Asia have been supplying luxury goods to North Korea hence violating sanctions, according to a leaked United Nations draft report, the BBC reported on Tuesday. Both the UN as well as Singapore prohibit the sale of luxury goods to the communist state, and Singapore’s government said it has started investigations into this case. The two companies — OCN and T Specialist — share the same director, and have said they have done nothing wrong, according to BBC.
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Companies in Asia have been supplying luxury goods to North Korea despite sanctions: Report

Two Singapore companies and others in Asia have been supplying luxury goods to North Korea hence violating sanctions, according to a leaked United Nations draft report, the BBC reported on Tuesday.

Both the UN as well as Singapore prohibit the sale of luxury goods to the communist state, and Singapore’s government said it has started investigations into this case.

The two companies — OCN and T Specialist — share the same director, and have said they have done nothing wrong, according to BBC.


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