The Pokemon card artist ‘taking the border off the artwork’

[ad_1] Image copyright @Lunumbra/The Pokemon Company Image caption Pikachu has been synonymous with Pokemon since the TV show began in 1997 "It's become my everything."Micah Yates is a 25-year-old art graduate living in Berea, Kentucky. She graduated from college in 2016 and set up shop at home.All of her paintings can be found in an online gallery where she is known as Instagram artist Lunumbra.And with her paintings sometimes selling

Germany’s economy: Should we be worried?

[ad_1] By Andrew Walker & Daniele Palumbo BBC World Service economics correspondent, Data Journalist Image copyright Getty Images It has been a poor week for German economic news. On Friday, we learned that industrial production in February - excluding energy and construction - had fallen. The previous day, new official data showed that manufacturing orders also declined in the same month. At the start of the week, another survey of

Brexit plea over Scotland’s perishable exports

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UK government has arranged additional freight capacity Scotland's transport secretary has called for time-sensitive exports to be given priority in the event of a no-deal Brexit.Michael Matheson has written to his UK counterpart Chris Grayling asking for goods such as Scottish seafood to be given space on ferries.He warned that livelihoods were being put at risk by this "lack of support for

Ethiopian Airlines crash: How can Boeing regain trust?

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Boeing's boss has admitted that a failure in its 737 Max jet's anti-stall system, MCAS, was a factor in last month's Ethiopian Airlines crash.That disaster, and a Lion Air 737 Max crash in Indonesia five months ago, left a total of 346 dead. Boeing is working on changes to the MCAS system to restore trust.However, apart from talk of cancelled orders from some carriers, airlines have,

India eco-school: Is this the greenest campus on Earth?

[ad_1] Image caption The school's surrounding mountainous landscape is almost devoid of vegetation as it is above the tree line Secmol is a school pioneering practical green education in one of the world's harshest environments.Its campus is perched nearly 11,000ft (3,350m) up in the pre-Himalayan mountains along the Indus River in Ladakh, in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The teenage pupils at Secmol (Students' Educational and Cultural Movement
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Brexit: I had no choice but to approach Labour – May

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Mrs May has been criticised by some Conservatives for reaching out to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted she had to reach out to Labour in a bid to deliver Brexit or risk letting it "slip through our fingers".In a statement on Saturday night, Mrs May said there was a "stark choice" of either leaving the European Union with a
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Casimir Pulaski may have been woman or intersex, study says

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Casimir Pulaski fought alongside American troops against the British in 1777 The 18th Century Polish-American general Casimir Pulaski was either female or intersex, researchers say.Pulaski, a nobleman who joined George Washington's army and fought British troops in 1777, is considered a war hero in both Poland and the US.Scientists first found that Pulaski's skeleton had female characteristics about 20 years ago, but were
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Maldives election: Early results show victory for president’s party

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mohamed Nasheed returned from exile following the election of his deputy as president President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih's party is on course to win a landslide victory in the Maldives parliamentary election, early result show.The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) is projected to win almost 60 seats in the 87-seat parliament, local media report.Final results are expected to be declared on Sunday.An MDP win would solidify
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Berlin protests: Thousands gather for march against rising rent prices

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Protesters are calling for an end to the country's rising rent prices Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Berlin to protest against rising rent prices. Estimates say housing costs in the German capital have doubled over the past 10 years. Protesters are calling for the local government to seize properties owned by private landlords. Some campaigners have already launched a petition