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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 that 14 people working in the parliamentary precincts said they had been sexually assaulted...
UK-based chip designer ARM has told staff it must suspend business with Huawei, according to internal documents obtained by the BBC. ARM instructed employees to halt "all active contracts, support entitlements, and any pending engagements” with Huawei and its subsidiaries to comply with a recent US trade clampdown. ARM's designs form...
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 officers Farishta vanished in Islamabad on...
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has said he is "devastated" after his restaurant group went into administration, with 1,000 jobs being lost. The group, which includes the Jamie's Italian chain, Barbecoa and Fifteen, has appointed KPMG as administrators. Twenty two of the 25 restaurants in Jamie Oliver's restaurant group have now closed.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has secured a majority government, capping off a shock result in Saturday's election. With 77.5% of votes counted, the Liberal-National coalition has now reached the 76 seats needed to control the lower house. The result has defied long-term polls that had predicted a Labor Party win...
The potential of attacks by Iran has been "put on hold" by US counter-measures, acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan has said. The US has warned of a threat from Iran in recent weeks and Mr Shanahan briefed lawmakers at a closed-doors meeting. Tension has risen sharply, with the US deploying military...
A Frenchman has been sentenced to death for drug trafficking in a shock verdict after prosecutors had asked for a 20-year prison term. Félix Dorfin, 35, was convicted of trafficking about 3kg (6.6lb) of various drugs into the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok. He was arrested in September last year at...
No plot spoilers for the Game of Thrones finale The final episode of Game of Thrones has been broadcast, drawing to a close one of the most successful series in television history. But the season eight finale has received a mixed reaction from fans and critics. More than...
The restrictions being placed on Huawei's access to the Android operating system will cast a long shadow over Tuesday's launch of the Chinese company's latest handsets. The firm has invited press from across the globe to London to witness the unveiling of its Honor 20 Series smartphones. The BBC understands the...
Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky will formally become the country's new president at a ceremony in the capital, Kiev, on Monday. Mr Zelensky, who has no previous political experience, scored a landslide victory in last month's presidential election. He ousted incumbent Petro Poroshenko who had been in power since 2014.

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