BBC Newsnight

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A new report examining baby loss has found stillbirth rates for black and Asian babies in the UK "remain exceptionally high". Why is this still such an entrenched problem? Watch the full report: | #Newsnight  @deb_cohen 

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We're live now on @BBCTwo  with Mark Urban - you can also watch online at   | #Newsnight  @MarkUrban01 

"Rates of disorders have increased from 1 in 9 to 1 in 6 and women are most likely to be affected." Royal College of Psychiatrists spokesperson @bernadkad  says some of the 1.6 million people on the NHS waiting list for mental health treatment are waiting up to a year #Newsnight 

"The government has announced an additional £5.4bn above and beyond what's already been committed to the NHS." Conservative MP @AlbertoCostaMP  says large sums of money is being put in to help support the NHS #Newsnight 

"There's been too little, too late from the government to keep urgent care going." Acute physician Dr@SueManby  says winter plan B is "inevitable" and the government needs to look at how the NHS will cope over the next few weeks and months #Newsnight 

Do we need an AI Bill of Rights? The Biden administration says the US needs to clarify the rights and freedoms we expect data-driven technologies to respect Former US Air Force and Space Force chief software officer @NicolasChaillan  and author @azeem  discuss 👇 #Newsnight 

Could the building safety crisis lead to a significant reduction in new social housing? Figures shown to #Newsnight  suggest nearly 1 in 10 - or 13,000 - properties that would have been built over the next five years now won’t be. @lewis_goodall  reports:

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The tragedy of Lebanon has been unfolding for many months now, but last week saw an extraordinary new urgency to the violence. Could Lebanon descend into a full-blown political crisis? @MarkUrban01  reports ➡️ #Newsnight 

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"You can’t justify this intolerable waste." Ex prime minister Gordon Brown tells #Newsnight  spare vaccines should be immediately airlifted by the military to poorer countries as 100 million vaccines will pass their use-by date by the end of the year 🎥

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Emma Thompson tells us the Harvey Weinstein allegations are just the tip of the iceberg of a wider and systemic problem in Hollywood

David Bowie died three years ago today. FROM THE ARCHIVES: Speaking to Newsnight in 1999, he predicted the internet was going to have "unimaginable" effects on society and "change the state of content" forever Watch the interview here: | #newsnight  #tbt 

By popular demand, here's our playout from last night...

“People were going on the holiest night of Ramadan, Laylat al-Qadr, to pray… look at the hundreds who have been injured.” Head of Palestinian Mission to the UK @hzomlot  talks to #Newsnight  about the spiralling violence which has triggered airstrikes and rocket attacks

“The government should have given funding to existing ventilator manufacturers, and existing companies like us.” Andrew Raynor of MEC Medical, a medical parts manufacturer, says “nothing” happened when he contacted the govt offering to make #Covid19  ventilators #Newsnight 

We took a closer look at p48 of the Tory manifesto... @maitlis : Is this a shifting away from a legal framework, to a political framework? @LordCFalconer : It is... so if Mr Johnson becomes PM again, he won't be restrained by the courts from acting unlawfully #Newsnight  | #GE19 

Can the prime minister solve the UK's productivity problem by reducing immigration? @lewis_goodall  reports #Newsnight 

“I was accused of being a hysterical populist." Former cabinet minister @RoryStewartUK  says in 2020 the UK government asked him to stop publicly advocating the use of masks #Newsnight 

"I am sorry but if you are a white man you don't get to define what racism is" : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie#newsnight 

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