US to end Iran oil sanctions waivers

Image copyright AFP Image caption The sanctions on Iran's oil industry have led to a sharp downturn in the country's economy US President Donald Trump has decided to end exemptions from sanctions for countries still…

Several killed in Philippines earthquake

Image copyright EPA Image caption Rescuers are searching for trapped people at a building in Pampanga province A powerful earthquake has struck the main Philippines island of Luzon, killing at least 11 people. The magnitude…

Ritual beating of Judas effigy was anti-Semitic

Image copyright AFP Image caption Children kicked the effigy and beat it with big sticks The World Jewish Congress (WJC) has voiced outrage over a Polish town's ritual beating of a Judas effigy which looks…

Broken screens delay Samsung Galaxy Fold launch

Image caption The Samsung Galaxy Fold was supposed to be released on 26 April Samsung has postponed the release of its folding smartphone, days after several early reviewers said the screens on their devices had…

Sri Lanka faces bomb warnings scrutiny

Image copyright AFP Image caption Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe (C) arrives at one of the bomb sites Scrutiny fell on rifts in Sri Lanka's leadership on Monday after it emerged that authorities were warned about…

Supreme Court to review LGBT discrimination

Image copyright Getty/ERIC BARADAT Image caption The US Supreme Court will examine federal protections for LGBT employees in the workplace The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear three cases that ask if existing US…

Outcry over deeply racist Austrian poem

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called the poem "deeply racist" A poem about migration titled The City Rat has drawn condemnation in Austria after it compared humans to rodents. Christian Schilcher…

Rahul Gandhi faces (first) crucial ballot

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rahul Gandhi is contesting from southern India for the first time Tens of millions of people are preparing to cast their votes in the third phase of India's marathon…