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Tuesday
4th August 2020

Around the world

'How I found out Pablo Escobar was my father'

Phillip Witcomb speaks about his infamous father and how he grew up not knowing his true identity.

What's going on with TikTok?

Microsoft confirmed it wants to acquire TikTok after President Trump threatened to ban the app.

In the UK

Coronavirus: Journey from doctor to patient

The BBC follows the journey of an A&E doctor who recently recovered from Covid-19.

Pregnancy and coronavirus: How has giving birth changed during the pandemic?

The BBC's Stacey Dooley meets mothers, babies and midwives at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

Politics

Hancock on 'big step forward’ in coronavirus testing

The health secretary said up to 500,000 coronavirus tests could be carried out daily by the end of October.

Chief Whip Mark Spencer on Tory MP rape claims

The government’s chief whip says the Conservative Party must ensure nothing is done to "identify the victim".

Education

Teacher's tips for keeping kids entertained without a screen

without a screen! Primary school teacher Jade Williams has some handy advice for the summer break.

Elmhurst Ballet School helping young dancers with body image

The ballet world is competitive and the pressure on young dancers to achieve the "perfect physique" is high.

Health

Coronavirus: Journey from doctor to patient

The BBC follows the journey of an A&E doctor who recently recovered from Covid-19.

Pregnancy and coronavirus: How has giving birth changed during the pandemic?

The BBC's Stacey Dooley meets mothers, babies and midwives at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

Business

Coronavirus causes vineyard problems

With thousands of vines to prune and not enough staff, the owners put out a plea for help on social media.

FIRE: The people trying to retire as early as possible

Meet the extreme savers who live for an end of the nine-to-five.

Science

James Lovelock: Gaia theory creator on coronavirus and turning 101

British scientist James Lovelock says population growth means something like the virus is "almost inevitable".

First SpaceX crewed mission lands safely

The moment the first crewed SpaceX mission splashes down safely in the Gulf of Mexico.

Technology

What's going on with TikTok?

Microsoft confirmed it wants to acquire TikTok after President Trump threatened to ban the app.

Spot robot turns 'Fluffy' in new factory floor job

BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at the best of the week's technology stories.

Entertainment

Bafta TV Awards: The best moments

Watch the highlights of a very different Bafta TV Awards, where awards were accepted virtually.

Coronavirus: Tokyo's famous Kabuki-za Theatre reopens after five months

Capacity has been halved at the venue, with performers now wearing masks and sitting further apart.