US firms fear ‘retaliation’ against Huawei curbs

US firms fear ‘retaliation’ against Huawei curbs

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…
Duterte tightens control over Philippines

Duterte tightens control over Philippines

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Duterte was not on the ballot but many see the vote as a verdict on him Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has won resounding support in last week's mid-term elections.Wednesday's official results show his allies now control the senate which so far has served as a check on some of…
Protests across US against abortion bans

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,…
PM under fire over new Brexit plan

PM under fire over new Brexit plan

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOn Tuesday night, Tory MP Sir Bernard Jenkin said Mrs May's latest plan could "accelerate a leadership election"Theresa May will make the case for her new Brexit plan in Parliament later, amid signs that Conservative opposition to her leadership is hardening.The prime minister will give a statement…
UN appeals to Yemen rebels over ‘diverted’ aid

UN appeals to Yemen rebels over ‘diverted’ aid

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe hidden victims of the Yemen warThe UN says food aid is being diverted by some corrupt and uncooperative officials in Houthi-held areas of Yemen, where millions of people are believed to be on the verge of famine. David Beasley, head of the World Food Programme (WFP),…
How much do female characters in Game of Thrones speak?

How much do female characters in Game of Thrones speak?

*Warning: this article contains some spoilers for the series - but none for the final episode* Image copyright HBO/Sky Atlantic Female characters in Game of Thrones speak about three times less than male characters in the show, according to new data.Although the hugely popular show ended this week after eight seasons, the debate on how…
US state is first to legalise human composting

US state is first 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 and burials,…
Canada zoo owner charged with cruelty

Canada zoo owner charged with cruelty

Image copyright Humane Society International Image caption A lion in an enclosure at a Quebec zoo A Canadian zoo owner has been charged with criminal animal cruelty and the animals on the premises are being seized by authorities. The owner of the St-Édouard Zoo in Quebec faces two counts of cruelty and neglect covering over…
‘Twin tornadoes’ spotted in Oklahoma

‘Twin tornadoes’ spotted in Oklahoma

Video Like gigantic lawnmowers, more than a dozen twisters hit Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, including two at once.
Iranian threats ‘put on hold’, says US

Iranian threats ‘put on hold’, says US

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan said the US had been "very prudent" Potential attacks by Iran have been "put on hold" by US counter-measures, acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday.The US has warned in recent weeks of a threat from Iran but has not given any…