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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...
Nick Kyrgios admitted "emotions got the better of me" after forfeiting his second-round match with Norwegian Casper Ruud at the Italian Open. The Australian, 24, was in the deciding set when he was given a game penalty, reportedly for swearing, to trail 2-1. He then kicked a bottle, threw down his...
China has threatened to retaliate against US sanctions seen as an attempt to restrict international trade by the Chinese technology giant Huawei. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Beijing opposed countries imposing unilateral sanctions on Chinese companies and would take action. The Trump administration on Wednesday effectively blocked Huawei products from...
US President Donald Trump has signed a full pardon for former media mogul Conrad Black. Black, 74, was convicted of fraud and obstructing justice in 2007 and jailed for more than three years in the US. A White House statement described him as an "entrepreneur and scholar". Canadian-born...
Fashion company Kering has announced that it will no longer use models who are under the age of 18. The French luxury group owns several major fashion houses, including Gucci, Saint Laurent and Alexander McQueen. The policy will come into effect in time for the 2020-2021 Autumn/Winter collections, Kering said.
The US has declined to join an international initiative aimed at tackling the spread of terror online. The White House said on Wednesday it supported the Christchurch Call's aims but was "not in a position to join", citing the need for freedom of speech. The comments came as five of the...
A man has been detained in eastern China for giving his dogs "illegal" names, it's reported. According to popular newspaper Beijing News, a dog breeder in his early 30s surnamed Ban in eastern Anhui Province was summoned by the police on Monday, after posting on mobile messenger WeChat that he had two new dogs, named...
Legislators in San Francisco have voted to ban the use of facial recognition, the first US city to do so. The emerging technology will not be allowed to be used by local agencies, such as the city’s transport authority, or law enforcement. Additionally, any plans to buy any kind of new...

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