Brexit vote: Theresa May’s deal defeated by record margin

After 200 speeches across eight days of debate, members of the House of Commons ignored the Prime Minister’s final pleas to support her plan and threw it out by 432 votes to 202. The margin of defeat — greater than the previous record set in 1924 — means the Prime Minister now faces a deep…

DR Congo election: Defeated candidate vows legal challenge

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Martin Fayulu said the declared winner had been nominated to perpetrate the Kabila regime The defeated opposition candidate in DR Congo’s presidential election has vowed to challenge the result in court. Martin Fayulu told the BBC the people of the nation deserved to know the truth of the election, which…

‘It’s OK to be white’ bill defeated in Australian Senate

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Critics say the motion by Pauline Hanson, pictured in 2017, was a publicity stunt Australia’s Senate has narrowly defeated a motion condemning “anti-white racism”, by just three votes. Pauline Hanson, the leader of Australia’s far-right One Nation party, wanted backing for her motion which stated “it is OK to…