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Thursday
23rd May 2019

Around the world

India election results 2019: Narendra Modi set for decisive win

PM Narendra Modi's party is on track for a commanding majority, exceeding exit poll predictions.

General election results 2019 live

Voters will find out if the BJP or the opposition will form the next government.

In the UK

European elections 2019: Polls take place across the UK

UK voters will elect 73 Members of the European Parliament from 12 constituencies.

Theresa May faces pressure after Andrea Leadsom resigns

The Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom, stepped down over the PM's Brexit policy.

Politics

European elections 2019: Polls take place across the UK

UK voters will elect 73 Members of the European Parliament from 12 constituencies.

Theresa May faces pressure after Andrea Leadsom resigns

The Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom, stepped down over the PM's Brexit policy.

Education

Most parents reject nearest school

Some 60% do not choose their local secondary school as their first option, shows major study.

University counselling services 'inundated by stressed academics'

Academics are thronging to university counselling rooms to seek help for mental health problems and stress, a report suggests.

Health

Whorlton Hall: Hospital 'abused' vulnerable adults

Undercover BBC filming shows staff swearing, mocking and taunting patients with learning disabilities.

Two female loos for every male one, experts recommend

With more urinals than cubicles, men - unlike women - rarely queue, a report says.

Business

Colluding drug firms 'cost the NHS millions of pounds'

The competition regulator says that four drugs firms forced the price of an anti-nausea tablet up by 700%.

Boeing 737 Max: FAA says no fixed timetable for grounding to be lifted

US aviation regulator says he is "not tied to a timetable" over when the Boeing jet can fly again.

Science

Ozone layer: Banned CFCs traced to China say scientists

Atmospheric observations pinpoint eastern China as the source of a rise in ozone-destroying chemicals.

Letter makes plea to rich over climate

Scientists' letter urges wealthy to help fight “ecological catastrophe”.

Technology

Huawei: ARM memo tells staff to stop working with China’s tech giant

Chinese company is dealt an "insurmountable" blow as chip designer says it must comply with US trade ban.

Amazon heads off facial recognition rebellion

A group of investors had sought to stop the firm providing its Rekognition system to police.

Entertainment

Eurovision 2019: UK's last-placed entry has score lowered

Contest organisers revise the final scores after admitting they miscalculated the jury voting.

Coronation Street actor Andrew Hall dies aged 65

Tributes paid to actor Andrew Hall, who also featured in the BBC show Butterflies, who has died aged 65.