Art

How Moroccan Rugs Are Made: Weaving With Women in the Atlas Mountains

How Moroccan Rugs Are Made: Weaving With Women in the Atlas Mountains

It was 5:00 a.m. in Marrakech and I could hear the call to prayer from my bed. Birds were already beginning to chirp and while this pre-dawn wake-up call would have been hell in a cold November New York, it was pretty blissful here. I had a five hour car ride ahead of me with Robert Wright and Tiberio Lobo-Navia, the founders of custom Moroccan rug label Beni. We were driving out into the Atlas Mountains to visit the women who weave their ... Full story

Education

Students at university who are inspiring younger siblings

Students at university who are inspiring younger siblings

"Why do you want to be an apprentice and be a car technician, when you can go to university and do motor-sport engineering?" asks Alison. "Why fix cars when you can make cars?". The first in her family to go to university, Alison is now trying to inspire her three younger brothers, aged 16, 15 and seven, to follow in her footsteps. According to researchers from Brunel University London, first-generation students such as Alison can be pivotal ... Full story

Economics

UK employment figures continue to rise

UK employment figures continue to rise

The number of employed people in the UK has risen again, to a new record figure of 32.7 million people between November and February, official figures show. Unemployment fell by 35,000 between November and January to 1.34 million. -. Smart speakers and baking into inflation basket. Why you can trust BBC News Full story

Entertainment

Battle of Supremes: How 'legal fakes' are challenging a $1B brand

Battle of Supremes: How 'legal fakes' are challenging a $1B brand

When Samsung revealed , in late 2018, that it was collaborating with cult US streetwear brand Supreme, it came as quite the surprise. The announcement was made during the launch of Samsung's Galaxy A8s smartphone in Beijing, where logos of the Korean tech giant and the New York skate brand unexpectedly shared a huge screen. Two men, introduced as Supreme executives, unveiled ambitious plans for their company in China, including an inaugural ... Full story

Health

Cancer doctor shortage 'puts care at risk'

Cancer doctor shortage 'puts care at risk'

A shortage of cancer doctors will hamper the ability of the NHS to provide cutting-edge care, experts are warning. A Royal College of Radiologists census of 62 major UK cancer centres found more that 7.5% of consultant posts were vacant, with services maintained only by large amounts of overtime. It said this was unsustainable and would put treatments at risk. But the NHS said plans were in place to increase doctor numbers. Doctor training ... Full story

Law

Utrecht shooting: 'Three dead' in tram shooting  News

Utrecht shooting: 'Three dead' in tram shooting News

Image caption Police released this image of Gokmen Tanis. Three people have been killed following a shooting on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht, the city's mayor says. Nine others were injured in the incident which police say appears to be a terrorist attack. Police are looking for a 37-year-old Turkish man named as Gokmen Tanis and have warned people not to approach him. Schools have closed and security has been increased while ... Full story

Living

Students perform Haka for attack victims

Students perform Haka for attack victims

Schools across Christchurch perform the traditional Maori war dance to pay respects to those killed. Full story

Politics

New Zealand mosque shootings funerals: New Zealand will pay for Christchurch shooting victims' funerals, regardless of immigration status

New Zealand mosque shootings funerals: New Zealand will pay for Christchurch shooting victims' funerals, regardless of immigration status

Thousands attend memorials for mosque shooting victims. At least fifty people were killed and 50 others were wounded in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, and the country's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said families of the fallen won't have to worry about the full cost of funeral expenses while mourning their loved ones, regardless of their immigration status. "For ACC — as I've said before immigration status ... Full story

Sport

DIA hit the skate rink in 'Woowa' MV

DIA hit the skate rink in 'Woowa' MV

DIA hit the skate rink in 'Woowa' MV Full story

Technology

Navy.mil - View Image

Navy.mil - View Image

PACIFIC OCEAN (March 12, 2019) F/A-18E Super Hornets from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 136 "Knighthawks" refuels during a photo exercise over the California coast. The Knighthawks are an operational U.S. Navy strike fighter squadron based at Naval Air Station Lemoore (NASL), Calif. and are attached to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) One. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shannon Renfroe/Released). Download High Resolution Full story