US warns Syria over ‘potential’ plan for chemical attack

Media captionAbo Rabeea says he is still suffering from the suspected chemical weapons strike in Khan Sheikhoun The US says it has identified “potential preparations” for another chemical attack in Syria, and issued a stark warning to the Syrian government. The White House said the activities were similar to those made before a suspected chemical […]

Trump travel ban injunction partly lifted by top US court

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The original ban in January provoked mass protests at American airports US President Donald Trump has welcomed a Supreme Court ruling allowing his travel ban to be partly reinstated as a “victory for our national security”. America’s highest court also granted a White House request allowing part of its […]

Canada nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer jailed for life for murders

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Elizabeth Wettlaufer, arrested in October last year, was described as a “shadow of death” A Canadian nurse who used insulin to kill eight elderly patients in Ontario care homes has been sentenced to life in prison, local media report. Elizabeth Wettlaufer, 49, pleaded guilty earlier this month to killing […]

Trump travel ban injunction lifted in part by Supreme Court

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The original ban in January provoked mass protests at American airports The US Supreme Court has partially lifted an injunction against President Donald Trump’s travel ban. America’s highest court also granted an emergency request from the White House allowing part of the refugee ban to go into effect. The […]

Top Democrat says health bill will kill ‘hundreds of thousands’

Image copyright Getty Images Top Democrat Nancy Pelosi has warned “hundreds of thousands” of Americans will die if congressional Republicans pass their healthcare legislation. President Donald Trump’s party is struggling to secure the votes to get its bill through the Senate. Republican Senator Ron Johnson said on Sunday there should “no way” be a vote […]

US passenger ‘tried to open door’ mid-flight to Houston

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The flight had nearly reached its destination when the woman tried to open a door A plane travelling from Los Angeles to Houston was diverted after a woman tried to open an emergency exit near the end of the flight, passengers say. The woman, who police have not named, was […]

Philando Castile death: Mother gets $3m over police shooting

Media captionPolice dashcam has been released of the Philando Castile shooting The family of a black driver killed by a police officer during a traffic stop in Minnesota will receive $3m (£2.4m). The shooting of Philando Castile last year made international headlines after his girlfriend broadcast the aftermath live on Facebook. A civil lawsuit for […]

Ohio sites hacked with IS message

Ohio sites hacked with IS message

Image caption The message was posted on a number of Ohio sites A number of government websites in the US state of Ohio, including that of Governor John Kasich, have been hacked to display a pro-IS message. It said President Donald Trump would be held accountable for “every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries” […]

Trump breaks White House Eid dinner tradition

Image copyright Reuters Image caption US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) reportedly rejected a request to hold the annual dinner US President Donald Trump has broken a nearly 20-year-old tradition by failing to host a dinner marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The White House event had been held every […]

Bill Cosby tour ‘not about sex assault’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Bill Cosby (C) outside court with spokespeople Andrew Wyatt and Ebonee Benson Bill Cosby’s publicity team have denied reports that his upcoming speaking tour is to educate young people about sexual assault allegations. A publicist told CNN the focus was on restoring the comic’s legacy. Mr Cosby narrowly escaped […]

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