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European elections 2019: Expats in France fear postal votes will not count

Some UK citizens in France have received their European election postal votes late – or not at all. Read More…

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Man Booker International Prize: Jokha Alharthi is first Arabic winner

Omani author Jokha Alharthi takes the £50,000 prize for her novel Celestial Bodies. Read More source

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Boeing 737 Max: China’s top airlines seek compensation

China was the first country to ground the 737 Max in March after two fatal crashes involving the jets. Read…

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Poverty in the UK is ‘systematic’ and ‘tragic’, says UN special rapporteur

The UK’s social safety net has been “deliberately removed”, says a UN-commissioned report on the UK. Read More   Source

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India election 2019: ‘I want child marriage to end’

Saidabo Sayyad says her first vote will go to a politician who ends child marriage in India. Read More source

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Indonesia arrests dozens after violent post-election clashes

Police fired tear gas after peaceful mass rallies against the re-election of President Joko Widodo turned violent. Read More source

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

A top lobby group says US firms in China are worried about Beijing’s response to curbs on Huawei. Read More…

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Philippine mid-terms: Duterte consolidates grip on power

A landslide for his allies gives him power to push policies such as restoring the death penalty. Read More source

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The effects of air pollution on human health

People with lung conditions describe the impact air pollution has on their health. Read More source

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Virginia Uber driver was Somali war criminal – jury

Thirty-one years after he was left for dead, one of the taxi-driver’s victims has his day in court. Read More…

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In pictures: Protests across US against abortion bans

Thousands of people protest in several cities against tough laws restricting terminations. Read More source

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We Are Middlesbrough: Pregnant teenagers tell their story

Robyn and Megan say falling pregnant as teenagers changed their lives for the better. Read More source

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‘People should love who they want to’

Inside a school where the “No Outsiders” diversity programme is taught. Read More source

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‘I hope my burn will make my kids less judgemental’

How one man with a facial difference hopes the next generation will be more tolerant. Read More source

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Brexit: PM under fire over new Brexit plan

The prime minister will make her case in Parliament later, as opposition against it seems to harden. Read More  …

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European elections: First time voters have their say

Meet the 18-year-olds voting for the first time in the European Parliament elections. Read More   Source

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The mothers fighting to get their children back from Lebanon

The BBC met three mothers who have all had their children taken to Lebanon by their former partners. Read More…

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UK government to bring in new controls on plastic items

In a bid to limit ocean pollution, the government will introduce new controls on single use plastic items. Read More…

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