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Current BBC News videos to watch and discuss with your tutor group.

Thursday
9th December 2021

Around the world

China's detention camps: Held in chains for using WhatsApp

Erbakit Otarbay, an ethnic Kazakh, was imprisoned as part of a mass incarceration programme in China.

Goalball player Sevda Altunoluk: 'I am the world's best'

Sevda Altunoluk believes in empowering visually impaired people by encouraging them to compete in sport.

In the UK

Omicron: Boris Johnson announces Plan B Covid rules for England

Boris Johnson announces a tightening of restrictions in England to slow the spread of Covid and its Omicron variant.

Ros Atkins on... the No 10 Christmas party fallout

The PM says he’s ‘furious’ about the video and has launched an investigation into whether rules were broken.

Politics

Omicron: Boris Johnson announces Plan B Covid rules for England

Boris Johnson announces a tightening of restrictions in England to slow the spread of Covid and its Omicron variant.

Ros Atkins on... the No 10 Christmas party fallout

The PM says he’s ‘furious’ about the video and has launched an investigation into whether rules were broken.

Education

Covid-19: Anti-vax protests outside schools

The BBC has been told of bullying and harassment by anti-vaccination campaigners.

COP26: Climate change strategy for school curriculum

Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawai outlines plans for changes to science teaching in schools.

Health

Throwing a tea party for children with cancer

Charity Spread a Smile has put on a tea party for seriously ill children who spent lockdown in hospital.

How do you say Omicron?

Omicron is the 13th variant of the Covid-19 virus to receive a Greek name but the pronunciation is up for debate.

Business

US father fired on Zoom describes 'callous' call

Dad of five Christian was one of 900 Better.com employees laid-off on a Zoom call, weeks before Christmas.

CEO Secrets: 'Call centre work trained me to be a CEO'

Steven Bartlett, the 29-year-old co-founder of Social Chain, shares his business advice.

Science

James Webb Space Telescope scientist: 'It's the future of astrophysics'

The James Webb Space Telescope is expected to be 100 times more powerful than the Hubble.

Rare turtle washes up on UK beach 4,000 miles from home

Tally the Turtle is recovering in a UK zoo awaiting a flight back to the warm waters of Mexico.

Technology

Divine Comedy: Robot Ai-da creates a poem to honour Dante

Ai-da is performing self-composed poetry readings to mark the 700th anniversary of poet's death.

CEO Secrets: 'Call centre work trained me to be a CEO'

Steven Bartlett, the 29-year-old co-founder of Social Chain, shares his business advice.

Entertainment

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: ‘I want to say what I think’

The Nigerian writer shares her experience of grief and her thoughts on "cancel culture" and trans rights.

Rebel Wilson on weight loss: I know what it’s like to be invisible

The actress, producer and director opens up about her weight loss, in an exclusive BBC interview.