Parliament is blocking TikTok from its devices and networks in the latest ban imposed on the Chinese-owned social media app over security concerns. The Scottish Government also announced on Thursday (23 March) that it will follow ministers in Westminster by banning the video-sharing app from official devices. The commissions of both the House of Commons and the Lords cited security concerns as they decided to impose the ban across the Palace of Westminster. Banning TikTok has been described as a move based on its political motive rather than facts by the Chinese embassy in the UK. Click here to sign up for our newsletters.
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The Hutton Inquiry was one of the most damning political stories to come out of the invasion of Iraq, and one of the most damaging periods in the BBCs history. Twenty years on from the war that changed the world, The Independent looks back at the story of the Hutton Inquiry. It involves the suicide of a UK government advisor, claims of a quote sexed up report into Iraqs weapons of mass destruction and suggestion of then-prime minister Tony Blairs wrongdoing. Click here to sign up for our newsletters.
Mark Chapman joked that he was “booked for this weeks ago” as he stood in for Gary Lineker on Match of the Day on Saturday (18 March). The Match of the Day 2 host stood in for Lineker as the latter could not make it back in time after presenting Manchester Citys 6-0 FA Cup quarter-final win over Burnley earlier that day. It comes after Lineker was suspended and later reinstated to his role following a tweet in which he compared language used to launch the governments new small boats policy to 1930s Germany. Click here to sign up for our newsletters.
This is the sound that mobile phones in the UK will make when the government sends an emergency alert to devices. The warning is likely to be tested in the early evening of 23 April. Vibration and a warning sound will appear for ten seconds, even if the device is on silent. The warning will appear on phone screens until users acknowledge it. Alerts will be sent where there is an immediate risk to life. Click here to sign up for our newsletters.
ABC News’ Elizabeth Schulze breaks down the latest on bank failures at Signature Bank and Silicon Valley Bank, and the government’s response.
Greg Hands sorry for error which saw government staff lumped in with Labour and left-wing lawyers
CBS News has reviewed records that may show the U.S. government paid twice for aspects of projects carried out at a research lab in Wuhan and other facilities in China. Now USAIDs internal watchdog has opened a probe after receiving information from Republican Sen. Roger Marshall. Senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge reports. Editor's note: Graphics in the video have been updated and the web version of this report has been updated to include a comment about our report by Peter Daszak of EcoHealth Alliance.
It’s undeniable. America’s fishing fleets and the people who are part of them face wholesale destruction of their way of life. Green energy can’t come at the expense of our way of life.
A government office building in Los Angeles, California, was damaged Wednesday after a fire burned through the top floor. Two firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation.
Home Office official says plans to deport all small-boat migrants are empty threats and slams government incompetence
U.S Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra speaks with CBS News investigative correspondent Stephen Stock about the crisis in youth mental health care and what the federal government can do to help.
East Palestine resident Ben Ratner blasts the government and Norfolk Southern response to the environmental disaster created by the train derailment and challenges claims it is safe for residents to return.