Hello, I'm Neil Nunes with the BBC News.
Green Book has won the Best Picture Award at the Oscars Ceremony in Los Angeles. The film tells the story of a black pianist on a tour of the Southern United States in the early 1960s, but it was a controversial winner as Rebecca Sun of the Hollywood reporter explains.
Some people say that Green Book falls into what we call a white savior narrative. These are films like, you know, the Help or Hidden Figures where they center a white protagonist and you could see that in this case, Viggo Mortensen's character was a lead and Mahershala Ali won supporting actor. These are movies that are supposed to talk about race but they are told from the perspective of a white character and sort of show a white character in a heroic light protecting sort of the oppressed minorities.
The latest round of peace talks between the United States and the Taliban is due to start shortly in Qatar. One of the Taliban's founders Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar traveled to Doha on Sunday and is expected to lead the Taliban delegation. The possibility of an end to seventeen years of conflict appeared to come closer last month when US and Taliban officials said they had reached a draft peace agreement.
The International Court of Justice in the Hague is due to rule today on whether Britain has a right to sovereignty over the Chagos Islands. Mauritius disputes London's claim to the Indian ocean territory, which is home to the strategic US military base of Diego Garcia. Here's Andrew Harding.
For some years, Mauritius has argued that the Chagos Islands should belong to it, that Britain had no right to keep the archipelago when he gave the rest of Mauritius its independence back in the 1960s. Two years ago, to Britain's surprise and frustration, the UN General Assembly voted to send the dispute to the International Court of Justice here in the Hague. If Britain loses, the government will no doubt argue that the court's ruling is advisory, so not binding, but it will nonetheless carry significant weight.
The Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said plans to relocate the US military base on the island of Okinawa would continue despite their rejection in a non-binding referendum. More than seventy percent of voters were opposed to the construction of a new base, but Mr. Abe said they could delay no longer.
A court in India has granted bail to a journalist who has accused a former government minister of sexual misconduct. Priya Ramani is facing a defamation suit brought by M.J. Akbar, who resigned as the junior minister for External Affairs last year after several women said he had harassed them. His lawyer called the accusations baseless.
BBC world news.