Europe’s 'baby bust': can paying for pregnancies save Greece? - video

Greece’s population is falling fast, with low birth rates and economic instability hitting its island communities hardest. An unconventional new organisation, Hope Genesis, is attempting to inject life back into these remote areas through a programme of financially incentivised births. Leah Green and Ekaterina Ochagavia travel to Greece to see them in action, and to examine the ethical issues behind paying women to have babies

  • This series was filmed in 2020 adhering to local coronavirus restrictions 

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 5:32am
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Māori MP ejected from New Zealand parliament in necktie row – video

The Māori party co-leader Rawiri Waititi has defied an order to wear a tie in the New Zealand parliament’s debating chamber – and was promptly ejected by the Speaker of the House. ‘It’s not about ties it’s about cultural identity,’ Waititi said as he left the chamber.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 7:45am
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‘This land feeds our souls’: the battle to save the Rockies from big coal

Growing opposition to the lifting of mining protections in Alberta has forced the Canadian province to backtrack

To the east of the Bluebird Valley ranch, the grasslands of the Canadian prairies extend beyond the horizon. To the west, the fields rise, and then sharply erupt into the Rocky Mountains.

Cattle graze the 3,600 hectares (9,000 acres) of the Bluebird, an hour south-west of Calgary, and on hot summer days rancher Jolayne Gardner’s children jump into the chilly waters of a creek that threads the rolling hills.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 6:15am
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Navalny ally calls for courtyard torch protest over jailed politician

Russians urged to shine mobile phone torches on Saturday in support of opposition leader

An ally of the Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has announced plans for a new nationwide protest in support of the jailed politician, telling Russians to gather in residential courtyards on Sunday evening and turn on their mobile phone torches.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 8:20am
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Covid travel rule-breakers could face 10-year jail term, says Hancock

Health secretary sets out new measures for travellers, including £1,750 hotel quarantine fee

Matt Hancock has set out tough new measures to stop Covid-19 from entering England, including a 10-year sentence for incoming passengers who lie about where they have travelled when abroad.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 8:07am
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Makers of Cyberpunk 2077 game hit by ransomware hack

Hackers claim to have copied source code for a number of CD Projekt’s biggest games

The company behind troubled gaming blockbuster Cyberpunk 2077 has been hit by a ransomware attack, it has said.

In a post to its Twitter feed on Tuesday, CD Projekt, the Polish developers, shared the ransom note left by the hackers, who claimed to have copied the source code for a number of the studio’s biggest games including Cyberpunk and The Witcher 3, as well as encrypted the servers themselves.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 5:45am
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UK authorised £1.4bn of arms sales to Saudi Arabia after exports resumed

Campaigners accuse ministers of ‘putting profit before Yemeni lives’ as figures revealed

British officials authorised the export of almost £1.4bn of weapons to Saudi Arabia in the quarter after the UK resumed sales of weapons that could be used in the war in Yemen.

Campaigners accused ministers of “putting profit before Yemeni lives” and said the figures highlighted the discrepancy between the UK and the US, which under President Joe Biden halted similar arms sales to Riyadh last week.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 7:19am
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