• 24 May 2019 Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump has said Huawei could be part of a trade deal between the US and China, despite branding the telecoms firm "very dangerous". The US-China trade war has escalated in recent weeks with tariff hikes and threats of more action. Washington has also targeted Huawei by putting the firm on a trade blacklist. The US argues Huawei poses a...

  • Chinese driver gets ticket for scratching his face By News from Elsewhere... ...as found by BBC Monitoring 24 May 2019 Image copyright Sina Weibo Image caption A Chinese man's face scratch landed him a traffic fine and two points on his licence A man in eastern China received a fine after a traffic camera using artificial intelligence captured him scratching his face, it's reported. According to...

  • 24 May 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSupporters thronged the funeralThousands of people have attended the funeral of Zakir Musa, described as "India's most wanted" militant, who was killed in Indian-administered Kashmir. The army said that Musa was shot dead on Thursday after they trapped him in a house in south Kashmir's Tral district.Musa split from the Hizbul...

  • 24 May 2019 Related TopicsSchools' climate change protests Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBelgium students among one million expected in more than 100 countriesSchool students around the world have gone on strike to demand action on climate change.Organisers said more than a million people were expected to join the action in at least 110 countries on Friday.They are...

  • 24 May 2019 Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The summit of Everest stands at 8,848m (29,029ft) Three more climbers have died on Mount Everest, taking the death toll to seven in a week - more than the total for the whole of last year.The three died of exhaustion while descending on Thursday.It comes amid traffic jams near the summit as record numbers make the ascent, despite...

  • 24 May 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The fire ripped through tuition classes in the western state of Gujarat At least 17 students have died as a fire ripped through their classrooms in India, officials said. Students were seen jumping and falling from the building in the western city of Surat as black smoke billowed from windows. Most of the victims were teenagers who had been...

  • 23 May 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Japan's Panasonic has said it is scrutinising whether any of its products break US restrictions on trading with Huawei.Last week, the US put Huawei on a list of companies that American firms cannot trade with unless they have a licence.The restrictions mark an escalation in US efforts to block Huawei, which it says poses a security risk.Panasonic caused...

  • By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent 22 May 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Much of the CFC-11 gas has been used in home insulation Researchers say that they have pinpointed the major sources of a mysterious recent rise in a dangerous, ozone-destroying chemical. CFC-11 was primarily used for home insulation but global production was due to be phased out in 2010. But...

  • 23 May 2019 Image copyright AFP Image caption Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah received an honorary law degree in 1993 The Sultan of Brunei has handed back an honorary degree after Oxford University raised concerns about his country's strict new anti-LGBT laws.Introduced in April, they initially made sex between men and adultery punishable by stoning to death.But Brunei backtracked on enforcing the laws...

  • 23 May 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGeoffrey Rush left court accompanied by his wife, Jane MenelausActor Geoffrey Rush has been awarded the largest ever defamation payout to a single person in Australia.The Oscar-winner was last month awarded A$2.9m (£1.57m; US$1.99m) after winning the case against Nationwide News, which publishes Australia's Daily...

  • 23 May 2019 Related TopicsAustralia election 2019 Image copyright REFUGEE ACTION COALITION Image caption Self-harm incidents on Manus Island have increased in recent days, refugee advocates say Several asylum seekers sent overseas by Australia have attempted suicide in recent days amid rising desperation since the nation's election, advocates say.Since 2013, Australia has sent asylum seekers...

  • 23 May 2019 Image copyright Interpol Image caption Site administrator Montri Salangam (seated) was jailed for 146 years Fifty children have been rescued and nine people arrested after an Interpol investigation into an international paedophile ring.The arrests were made in Thailand, Australia and the US and more are expected, Interpol said.The investigation began in 2017 and focused on a hidden...

  • 22 May 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe MCAS system explainedChina's three biggest airlines are demanding compensation from Boeing over its grounded 737 Max fleet. Air China, China Southern and China Eastern have filed claims for payouts, according to state media reports. China's regulator was the first to ground the fleet in the wake of two deadly crashes...

  • 22 May 2019 Image caption An inquiry has unearthed widespread bullying, harassment, and aggressive behaviour in parliament Staff at New Zealand's parliament have suffered serious sexual assault, bullying and harassment, according to an independent inquiry. House Speaker Trevor Mallard described the situation as "intolerable" in an interview on Wednesday.The inquiry's 120-page report revealed...

  • 22 May 2019 Image copyright Reuters Image caption The balloons are in Taipei, near the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, one of Taiwan's most famous landmarks A Taiwanese artist has created a giant inflatable depiction of the iconic "tank man" scene to mark 30 years since China's bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protests.The photo of a man standing in front of a tank in Beijing's Tiananmen Square...

  • 22 May 2019 Image copyright EPA Image caption Environmental campaigners have also pressured Canada to take back its rubbish Canada says it will take back tonnes of waste shipped to the Philippines, causing a diplomatic stink. The federal environment minister's announcement came shortly after Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the rubbish sent back. The Philippines has filed several...

  • By Helier Cheung BBC News 22 May 2019 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Joe Biden described Kim Jong-un as a "tyrant" on Saturday North Korean state media had strong words for Joe Biden - the former US vice-president and current presidential candidate - on Wednesday.Mr Biden had "gone reckless and senseless, seized by ambition for power", a commentary on the news website KCNA said.He was "an...

  • 22 May 2019 Image copyright Handout Image caption Farishta went missing on 15 May but police did not formally register a case until 19 May The family of a 10-year-old Pakistani girl who was abducted and murdered have said they were ignored by police when they tried to report her missing.They say police told them the child might have eloped, and they were made to carry out errands for...

  • 22 May 2019 Related TopicsIndonesia general election 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTear gas fired as Indonesia protest turns violentSix people have been killed and 200 injured during mass rallies in Jakarta against the re-election of Indonesian President Joko Widodo.Indonesian police confirmed the death toll based on reports from hospitals. They said the cause of...

  • 22 May 2019 Related TopicsIndia elections 2019 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Many see the election as a referendum on Mr Modi who won a landslide in 2014 Indians will finally find out on Thursday who won the general election after a long and bitter campaign.Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stormed to power in 2014, campaigned hard to retain his commanding...