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*Warning: this article contains some spoilers for the series - but none for the final episode* 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...
Joko Widodo has been re-elected as Indonesia's president after last month's vote, beating former general Prabowo Subianto. The result was released a day ahead of schedule in the early hours of Tuesday, amid fears of unrest. Around 32,000 security personnel were deployed across the capital Jakarta, AFP news agency reports.
Opposition to Amazon's sale of its facial recognition technology to US police forces is set to come to a head at its annual general meeting on Wednesday. Shareholders will vote twice on the matter. First, over whether the company should stop offering its Rekognition system to government agencies.
An Australian man has unearthed a 1.4kg (49oz) gold nugget with a metal detector while wandering Western Australia's gold fields, say locals. A shop in Kalgoorlie shared pictures of the rock online, estimated to be worth A$100,000 (£54,000; $69,000). The unidentified man was an experienced local hobbyist, shop owner Matt Cook,...
Bangladesh has banned fishing off its coast for 65 days to try and boost depleted fish stocks. The government told the BBC that all types of fishing vessels would be covered by the ban and coast guards would enforce it from Monday. Thousands of fishermen have planned protests - arguing that...
The White House has directed one of its former legal advisers not to testify to a congressional committee about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. The Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee has issued a legal order for Donald McGahn to appear on Tuesday. A member of the committee said an impeachment inquiry against...
Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has revealed she is in a same-sex relationship, the first sportsperson in India to openly acknowledge being gay. The 23-year-old athlete says she has been seeing her partner, who comes from her village, for five years. Chand says the Indian Supreme Court's historic decision to descriminalise gay...
A man whose case has been central to the right-to-die debate in France for over a decade is set to have his treatment stopped this week. Vincent Lambert, 42, has been in a vegetative state since a motorcycle accident in 2008. His family have been fiercely divided over his care -...
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is on course to win the general election, exit polls suggest. The BJP and the main opposition Congress party battled it out with powerful regional rivals in a bruising campaign over seven phases of polling. Results will be announced on 23 May....
India is in full election mode: voting began on 11 April, and the final ballot will be cast on 19 May with results out on 23 May. Every day, the BBC will be bringing you all the latest updates on the twists and turns of the world's largest democracy. Controversial ruling party candidate apologises...

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