Selective mutism is best described as a "phobia of talking". It is an anxiety disorder that affects thousands of children. Current estimates suggest one in 150 children in the UK have selective mutism. This falls to one in 1,000 with adolescents and one in 2,400 young adults. But the proportion of older adults with the condition is unknown. Victoria Derbyshire reporter, Ashley John-Baptiste, went to meet people with selective mutism.
The slow-down in the Chinese economy is having a spillover effect in the financial hub of Hong Kong.A dip in luxury retail sales and new visa restrictions for Chinese shoppers are only adding to the problem.
There are millions of Iranians living abroad – many left in the wake of the 1979 revolution. Today, tens of thousands are in the UK. London’s Kensington district has a number of Iranian grocery stores and many Britons come shopping in the area for caviar.
A 26-year-old woman convicted of committing an indecent act on a Halifax-bound Air Canada flight has been sentenced to a six-month conditional sentence and probation for nine months. Alicia Elizabeth Lander had pleaded not guilty to committing an indecent act, assaulting a police officer, committing an act of mischief and causing a disturbance at Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Jan. 24, 2014.
In July 1995, Bosnian Serb forces killed more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims who were meant to be under UN protection. How did this massacre happen? And what are its lasting effects? Myriam Francois-Cerrah explains, in less than two minutes.
President Barack Obama says the U.S. can no longer close its eyes to the problems in its criminal justice system. Obama called for criminal justice reform at the NAACP's annual convention in Philadelphia.
A landmark deal has been signed to curb Iran's nuclear programme. The breakthrough was reached after months of talks between Tehran and the so-called P5+1 nations, that's the US, Britain, China, France, Russia and Germany. Under the deal, some economic sanctions will be lifted, once Iran abides by commitments to curtail its nuclear activity. There is also agreement over nuclear inspections but the lifting of an arms embargo has been delayed.