Molly Russell: Did her death change social media? – BBC News



Molly Russell was just 14 when she took her own life. After she died her family found graphic posts about suicide and self-harm on her Instagram account.

Her father Ian spoke out, making headlines around the world and forcing Instagram into a promise to remove the most harmful content.

Now, Ian Russell has taken his message to the US, to meet other bereaved families and find out if the tech giant has kept its word. The BBC followed him on his journey.

Read more here: Instagram bans self-harm drawings

Further information and support for anyone affected by the issues raised in this video can be found through the BBC Action Line.

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Produced by Angus Crawford

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Myanmar Rohingya: Suu Kyi to defend genocide charge at UN court – BBC News



Aung San Suu Kyi is due to appear at the UN’s International Court of Justice in The Hague to defend Myanmar against accusations of genocide.

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate will hear allegations that Myanmar committed atrocities against Muslim Rohingya.

Thousands of Rohingya were killed and more than 700,000 fled to neighbouring Bangladesh during an army crackdown in the Buddhist-majority country in 2017.

Myanmar has always insisted it was tackling an extremist threat.

The case has been brought by the small African nation of The Gambia.

In the initial three-day hearing at the ICJ, it will ask the court to approve temporary measures to protect the Rohingya.

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Kim Philby: Unseen footage of Soviet spy – BBC News



The BBC has uncovered previously unseen footage of one of Britain’s most infamous spies talking about his work as a double agent.

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UK Election 2019: Boris Johnson's Conservatives win majority – BBC News



Boris Johnson is back in Number 10 Downing Street tonight, this time as prime minister of a majority Conservative government, after a notable victory in yesterday’s election, where his party made sweeping gains in England and Wales. The prime minister said he hoped the result would bring ‘closure’ to the Brexit debate and start a process of healing.

The Conservatives have emerged with a majority of 80 seats in the Commons – the party’s biggest since 1987.

But it was a very different story for Labour. It was their worst performance since the 1930s. Jeremy Corbyn says he will not lead Labour into another election but he hasn’t yet announced his plans to step down.

The Liberal Democrats also had a bruising night – their leader Jo Swinson lost her seat to the Scottish National Party. Indeed, across Scotland, the SNP made sweeping gains winning 48 of the 59 seats available. The electoral map of the UK was redrawn overnight.

With all seats declared, this is the state of the parties. The Conservatives have 365 seats; Labour 203; the SNP 48; the Lib Dems 11; the DUP 8; Plaid Cymru 4 ; and other parties 11.

Sophie Raworth presents today’s BBC News at Six and hears from the BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg, political correspondent Alex Forsyth and deputy political editor John Pienaar.

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Johnny Marr: The Smiths and beyond – BBC News



On the release of world-renowned guitarist Johnny Marr’s autobiography “Set the Boy Free,” Johnny sits down with Karin Giannone to talk about his life with The Smiths and beyond.

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Is China building on disputed Spratly Islands reefs? BBC News



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Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports on China’s unusual tactic to secure ownership of disputed territory in the South China Sea.

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Big Ben chimes for last time in 4 years before falling silent for repairs – BBC News



Big Ben has fallen silent for major repair work expected to last until 2021.
The midday bongs were the last regular chimes from the famous bell until the repairs to its surrounding tower are complete.
It will still be used for special occasions including New Year’s Eve and Remembrance Sunday.
The decision to switch it off to protect workers’ hearing has sparked a lively debate about the timescale.
Prime Minister Theresa May has said “it can’t be right” that the famous bongs will not be heard again until 2021 and has asked for the proposals to be reviewed.

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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.

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London Bridge: People 'injured' in incident – BBC News



A number of people are believed to have been injured in an incident at London Bridge, police have said.

The Met said they were called to a stabbing at a premises near the bridge just before 14:00.

The force said they had detained a man. London Ambulance Service has declared a “major incident”.

The BBC’s John McManus, at the scene, said he had seen a group of men in a fight on the bridge. Police then arrived and shots were fired, he said.

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