Eurovision 2019: UK’s last-placed entry has score lowered

Eurovision 2019: UK’s last-placed entry has score lowered

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Despite the last place finish, Rice said he enjoyed his Eurovision experience The UK’s last-placed Eurovision Song Contest entry has had its score lowered by five points, organisers say. A revision of scores means Michael Rice’s song Bigger Than Us picked up only 11 points from Saturday’s final. The contest […]

India election results 2019: Narendra Modi takes commanding lead

India election results 2019: Narendra Modi takes commanding lead

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Many see the election as a referendum on Mr Modi who won a landslide in 2014 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s governing party has taken a decisive lead as votes are counted after the country’s marathon general election. The alliance led by his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is ahead in […]

Manus Island: Refugee ‘suicide attempts’ in wake of Australia election

Manus Island: Refugee ‘suicide attempts’ in wake of Australia election

Image copyright REFUGEE ACTION COALITION Image caption Self-harm incidents on Manus Island have increased in recent days, refugee advocates say Several asylum seekers sent overseas by Australia have attempted suicide in recent days amid rising desperation since the nation’s election, advocates say. Since 2013, Australia has sent asylum seekers arriving by boat to Nauru and […]

European elections 2019: Polls take place across the UK

European elections 2019: Polls take place across the UK

Image copyright Reuters Voters are heading to the polls for the European Parliament elections. Seventy-three members, known as MEPs, will be elected in nine constituencies in England, and one each in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Each region has a different number of representatives based on its population – ranging from three MEPs in the […]

Missouri weather: ‘Violent’ US tornado kills three people

Missouri weather: ‘Violent’ US tornado kills three people

Image copyright Missouri Department of Public Safety Image caption Images on social media show extensive damage to areas of the state At least three people have been killed by a “violent” tornado which has swept across Missouri, local officials said. The fatalities were confirmed in Golden City, 170 miles (270km) southwest of state capital Jefferson […]

US border: Sixth death of migrant child in custody

US border: Sixth death of migrant child in custody

Media captionFive numbers that explain US border crisis A 10-year-old girl from El Salvador died in US custody last year, a previously unreported case that brings to six the number of migrant children known to have died after being detained by border authorities in eight months. The girl had a history of congenital heart defects […]

Trump hits back at Democratic ‘cover-up’ claims

Trump hits back at Democratic ‘cover-up’ claims

Media captionTrump to Pelosi: “I don’t do cover-ups” US President Donald Trump has angrily lashed out at Democratic leaders’ claims he is engaged in a “cover-up”. “I don’t do cover-ups,” the Republican president said in an unscheduled briefing from the White House. His remarks came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met fellow Democrats to discuss […]

New US $20 bill with anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman delayed

New US $20 bill with anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman delayed

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The redesign of the $20 bill to include a picture of Harriet Tubman was announced in 2016 A redesign of the $20 bill featuring anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman, due to be unveiled next year, has been postponed until 2028, the US treasury secretary says. Steven Mnuchin said the focus was […]

India election results 2019: BJP takes clear lead in epic poll

India election results 2019: BJP takes clear lead in epic poll

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Many see the election as a referendum on Mr Modi who won a landslide in 2014 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s governing party has taken a decisive lead as votes are counted after the country’s marathon general election. The alliance led by his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is ahead in […]

General election results 2019 live

General election results 2019 live

Between 11 April and 19 May, hundreds of millions of Indians voted for members of the Lok Sabha, the lower house of parliament, which has 543 elected seats. Counting of results began at 08:00 local time (02:30 GMT). Refresh Votes counted on 23 May will show if the alliance led by the incumbent Bharatiya Janata […]