Here are the biggest headlines today.
Mobile networks in Asia and Europe are suspending orders for Huawei smartphones following the US decision last week to restrict the company’s access to American technology.
The Chinese company Huawei is one of the giants of the tech industry. It’s the world’s largest provider of telecommunications equipment, a leader in next-generation 5G technology, and last year it passed Apple to become the second-biggest smartphone seller in the world. But to many, especially in the West, there’s still an air of mystery around it.
What we’re covering here What’s happening: India’s Election Commission is set to announce the results of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections Who’s in the game: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on course to win another term, according to exit polls The race isn’t over yet: Exit polls have been wrong in the past and Rahul Gandhi’s Congress Party is putting up a fight, as are several regional rivals Why it’s significant: It’s the world’s biggest elections and900 million people were eligible to vote in a process that took six weeks.
Botswana has scrapped its ban on hunting, citing an increase in conflicts between elephants and humans during the five years the rule was in place.
The World Health Organization wants to halve death and disability from snakebites by 2030.
American Airline’s pilots’ union is calling Boeing’s response to two fatal plane crashes “inexcusable,” claiming the crashes might not have happened if the company had listened to pilots.
Wanuri Kahiu’s role model is an African feminist icon who dedicated her life to planting trees — and fighting the Kenyan authorities. “She was a woman who was coming up against the government and being spoken about in the most horrific ways,” Kahiu said of environmentalist Wangari Maathai, who launched the Green Belt movement before becoming the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” will included unused footage of Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia left over from the 2015 film “The Force Awakens.” Director J.J. Abrams explains how he pieced the scenes together.
Plans to expand the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams have been abandoned by Fifa. Fifa president Gianni Infantino said last year the expansion from 32 teams could be brought forward from 2026 to the 2022 tournament in Qatar. The change would have required Qatar to share hosting duties with other countries in the region.
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 scientists have seen a big slowdown in the rate of depletion over the past six years.
Japan’s Panasonic said it was halting business with Huawei to comply with US restrictions. Panasonic said the ban applies to goods having 25% or more of US-originated materials, according to reports. However, there was some confusion about Panasonic’s position when, later in the day, its Chinese website said the firm would continue to supply Huawei.
On 26 May, it will be 20 years since Manchester United completed a remarkable Treble – becoming the only team to win the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League in one season. The club are marking the achievement by hosting a Champions League final rematch against Bayern Munich at Old Trafford, and will also be paying tribute on next season’s kit.
Aviation regulators from around the world will meet on Thursday to decide when the grounded Boeing 737 Max will return to the skies. The meeting, led by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), could set out a timetable for when the aircraft can return to service.
If you believe Ben Mezrich’s reporting, young Mark Zuckerberg was a huge asshole. Like, the make a fake and racist social media profile for someone you don’t like kind of asshole. The author of The Accidental Billionaires, the 2009 basis for Aaron Sorkin’s The Social Network, is back at it again with some wild claims about the Facebook CEO’s early days.
Former stuntman and director of the John Wick series, Chad Stahelski, shares secrets about actors doing their own stunts.
Detectives have sniffed out a big source of an outlawed, invisible, and odorless gas, currently wafting through Earth’s atmosphere. This chemical, CFC-11, is illegal everywhere in every country, because it depletes Earth’s ozone layer – which protects life from solar radiation.
The United Kingdom has a new queen, friends. That queen is called Rihanna. In an interview with The New York Times, RihRih casually mentioned the fact that moved to London earlier this year. Sorry, what?! In the interview, published on Monday, Rihanna talked about some of the things that she’s “come to appreciate” since moving to London.
Emilia Clarke worried Beyoncé would “hate” her due to her character’s turn at the end of ‘Game of Thrones.’