German Jews warned not to wear kippas after rise in anti-Semitism

German Jews warned not to wear kippas after rise in anti-Semitism

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Skullcaps – or kippas – are traditionally worn by Jewish men The German government’s anti-Semitism commissioner has urged Jews to avoid wearing skullcaps in public. Felix Klein warned Jews against donning the kippa in parts of the country, following a rise in anti-Semitism. Mr Klein said his opinion on […]

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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US firms in China fear ‘retaliation’ against Huawei curbs: AmCham

US firms in China fear ‘retaliation’ against Huawei curbs: AmCham

Image copyright Getty Images A top business lobby group representing American firms in China said they have “real concerns” over how Beijing may respond to US action taken against Huawei. Speaking to the BBC, AmCham China chairman Tim Stratford said its members were worried about Beijing’s response. The US recently added Huawei to its “entity […]

Washington becomes first US state to legalise human composting

Washington becomes first US state to legalise human composting

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Loved ones are given the soil to keep Washington has become the first state in the US to legalise human composting. Under the new law, people there can now choose to have their body turned into soil after their death. The process is seen as an alternative to cremations […]

In pictures: Protests across US against abortion bans

In pictures: Protests across US against abortion bans

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Large crowds gathered in New York City Thousands of people have taken part in co–ordinated rallies across the United States to protest against several states passing tough laws to restrict abortions. The anti-abortion bills, approved by Republican state legislatures amid a nationwide push for new restrictions by opponents of abortions, […]

REO or Oreo? Ben Carson mistakes housing term for cookie

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