Trump was insensitive in call to widow – soldier’s mother

Media captionCongresswoman Frederica Wilson: “How insensitive can you be?” The mother of a US soldier who was killed in action has backed a congresswoman’s claim that President Donald Trump showed insensitivity during a phone call to her son’s widow. Representative Frederica Wilson said he had told Myeshia Johnson: “He knew what he was signing up […]

Quebec bans niqab for public services with neutrality law

Image caption It is unclear how many women in Quebec wear the niqab A Canadian province has passed a controversial religious neutrality law that bars people from wearing face coverings when giving or receiving a public service. Quebec recently expanded the law to include services provided by municipal and public transit services. Women who wear […]

Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie has died at 53

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gord Downie revealed his cancer diagnoses in May 2016 Canadian rock band Tragically Hip’s frontman Gord Downie has died following a battle with brain cancer. He was 53. The gifted lyricist – who was dubbed the country’s unofficial poet laureate – had been diagnosed with an incurable glioblastoma in […]

Manhunt under way after US shooting leaves three dead

Image copyright Police handout Image caption Radee Labeeb Prince, 37 A man suspected of killing three people and critically wounding two others is on the run in the US state of Maryland, police have said. A gunman opened fire at around 09:00 (13:00 GMT) at a countertop business about 25 miles (40km) north of the […]

California hepatitis A outbreak death toll climbs to 19

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Officials in San Francisco are bracing for the liver disease to spread The death toll from California’s hepatitis A outbreak has reached 19, one week after the state’s governor issued a health state of emergency. More than 500 people in California have contracted the viral disease since November, many […]

Trump denies ‘insensitive’ remarks to soldier’s widow

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump has been criticised for the alleged remarks US President Donald Trump has said a lawmaker’s claim he made a soldier’s widow cry is “totally fabricated”. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson said she was shocked by the president’s comments to the bereaved wife of a fallen soldier. The Democratic lawmaker […]

Jennifer Lawrence: I was placed in ‘nude line-up’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jennifer Lawrence speaking at Elle’s Women in Hollywood event in Los Angeles Jennifer Lawrence has said she was made to stand in a nude line-up and told to lose weight by film producers at the start of her career. Speaking at Elle’s Women in Hollywood event, the 27-year-old said […]

‘Future city’ to be built in Canada by Alphabet company

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Quayside area of Toronto has development potential Sidewalk Labs, owned by Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is to build a digital city in Toronto. It aims to turn a waterfront area into a working laboratory for a range of “smart” technology. It is likely to feature fast wi-fi availability, […]

Trump’s latest travel ban blocked by federal judge

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A woman (middle) travelling from Jordan on a Yemeni passport arrives in Los Angeles, California US President Donald Trump’s latest bid to impose travel restrictions on citizens from eight countries entering the US has suffered a court defeat. A federal judge slapped a temporary restraining order on the open-ended ban […]

Trump’s latest travel ban order blocked

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A woman (middle) travelling from Jordan on a Yemeni passport arrives in Los Angeles, California US President Donald Trump’s latest bid to impose travel restrictions on citizens from eight countries entering the US has suffered a court defeat. A federal judge slapped a temporary restraining order on the open-ended ban […]