Hate speech: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube told off by MPs

Image copyright Parliament TV Image caption Yvette Cooper expressed frustration with all three firms Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have faced tough questions from frustrated MPs about why they are still

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Japan sterilisation law victims get compensation and apology

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Demonstrators march in support of forced sterilisation victims in May 2018 Tens of thousands of victims of forced sterilisation in Japan are now entitled

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Government borrowing lowest for 17 years

Image copyright Getty Images Government borrowing last year fell to its lowest annual level in 17 years, official figures show. Borrowing for the 2018-2019 financial year was £24.7bn, £17.2bn less

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Huawei row: UK to let Chinese firm help build 5G network

Image copyright Alamy The government has given Chinese telecoms giant Huawei the go-ahead to supply equipment for the UK 5G data network despite senior ministers warning it poses a security

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Sri Lanka attacks: Government vows to overhaul state security

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRamesh was killed in the blast in Batticaloa Sri Lanka’s president has vowed to overhaul state security after several bomb blasts on

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Jacinda Ardern leads effort to curb online extremism

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption “It’s critical that technology platforms like Facebook are not perverted as a tool for terrorism”, Ms Ardern said New Zealand and France will lead

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Why is a 2,500-year-old epic dominating polls in modern India?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many Hindus see the Ramayana’s protagonist, Ram, as a hero With the Indian general election under way, the Ramayana, a 2,500-year-old Hindu mythological epic,

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Jailed French executive who felt force of US bribery law

Image copyright Brigitte Baudresson Image caption Pierucci’s five-year ordeal is a cautionary tale for globe-trotting executives In April 2013, as Frédéric Pierucci stepped off a plane at New York’s JFK

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Labour pledges to end ‘slum’ office housing

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe families living in converted office blocks in Harlow Labour says it would scrap a government scheme that allows offices and industrial

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Saudi prisoner ‘executed and crucified’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Amnesty International says that some 149 people were executed in Saudi Arabia last year A Saudi prisoner has been executed and crucified, according to

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