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 […]

Panasonic ‘suspends transactions’ with Huawei after US ban

Panasonic ‘suspends transactions’ with Huawei after US ban

Image copyright Getty Images Japan’s Panasonic said it was halting business with Huawei to comply with US restrictions, dealing a fresh blow to the Chinese telecoms firm. Last week the US put Huawei on a list of companies that American firms cannot trade with unless they have a licence. The ban applies to goods having […]

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 […]

Not your average police chase

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Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting

Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting

Media captionHow would re-introducing elephant hunting affect communities and the economy in Botswana? Botswana has lifted a ban on elephant hunting, citing growing conflict between humans and the animals, which at times destroy crops. Critics of the ban, imposed in 2014, say the restriction was causing problems to small farmers and to those who previously […]

Chagos Islands dispute: UN backs end to UK control

Chagos Islands dispute: UN backs end to UK control

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption One of the Chagos Islands – Diego Garcia – is home to a US military base The UN has passed a resolution demanding the UK return control of the Chagos Islands to Mauritius. In the non-binding vote in the General Assembly in New York, 116 states were in […]

Binyavanga Wainaina: Kenyan author and gay rights activist dies

Binyavanga Wainaina: Kenyan author and gay rights activist dies

Image copyright Getty Images Prize-winning Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina has died after a short illness at the age of 48. He won the Caine Prize for African writing in 2002 and was best known around the world for his satirical essay How to Write About Africa. Wainaina was also named among Time Magazine’s 100 most […]

Being black in Nazi Germany

Being black in Nazi Germany

Image copyright Library of Congress Image caption This photo was used in genetics lectures at Germany’s State Academy for Race and Health Film director Amma Asante came across an old photograph taken in Nazi Germany of a black schoolgirl by chance. Standing among her white classmates, who stare straight into the camera, she enigmatically glances […]

US Uber driver was Somali war criminal

US Uber driver was Somali war criminal

Image copyright David Ross Image caption Mr Warfaa, tortured during the Somali civil war, is “very happy” with the verdict A US jury has found that a former Uber driver living in Virginia committed acts of torture during Somalia’s civil war in the late 1980s. Somali citizen Farhan Tani Warfaa testified last week in the […]

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