University of Texas removes four Confederate statues

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Monuments to Confederate figures are symbols of “modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism”, the college said The University of Texas has removed four Confederate monuments overnight in the wake of violent clashes in Virginia earlier this month. A statue of General Robert E Lee was among those taken down from the […]

Jerry Lewis: US comedian dies aged 91 in Las Vegas

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jerry Lewis was born into a showbusiness family and first appeared on stage at the age of five Entertainer Jerry Lewis, one of Hollywood’s most successful comedians, has died aged 91. A family statement said he died of natural causes at his home in Las Vegas on Sunday morning. Lewis’s […]

US comedian Jerry Lewis dies aged 91

Image copyright Reuters Image caption In later life, Jerry Lewis courted controversy with comments on race and politics Entertainer Jerry Lewis, one of Hollywood’s most successful comedians, has died aged 91. His 10-year partnership with Dean Martin saw them star in 16 films and achieve huge box office success. Lewis became the highest paid actor […]

Boston march against right-wing rally draws thousands

Media captionThe BBC’s Joel Gunter: “Tensions remain high” Tens of thousands of anti-racism protesters have opposed the “Free Speech” rally in the US city of Boston that featured right-wing speakers. The rally on Boston Common, which attracted only a small crowd, disbanded early and the participants were escorted out by police. The organisers had said […]

Boston march against alt-right rally draws thousands

Media captionCrowds march to Boston Common to confront the “free speech” rally Tens of thousands of anti-racism protesters are converging on a “Free Speech Rally” in the US city of Boston that features far-right speakers. They have surrounded a fenced-off area on Boston Common, where the rally is taking place, and are being held back […]

Trumps to skip Kennedy honours to avoid ‘distraction’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The White House said Donald and Melania Trump extended their “sincerest congratulations” to award recipients US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are to skip an arts awards ceremony to allow those taking part “to celebrate without political distraction”, the White House says. Some of those due to […]

Steve Bannon vows to ‘go to war’ for Trump agenda

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump reportedly grew weary of Mr Bannon taking credit Donald Trump’s former chief strategist has vowed to go to war against the president’s opponents, after being fired from his job at the White House. Steve Bannon, who has returned as head of ultra-conservative website Breitbart News, said he would […]

Boston braces for rival protests week after Charlottesville

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, left, with other officers along barricades on the Boston Common Officials in Boston, Massachusetts, are bracing for possible confrontations as rival protests converge on the city centre on Saturday. The organisers of the conservative “Free Speech Rally” said they would not offer a platform […]

Steve Bannon fired as Trump White House’s top strategist

Image copyright Getty Images White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is the latest top aide of President Donald Trump to leave his post. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that Friday was his last day. His exit follows a review of his position by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. Mr Bannon, a right-wing […]

Barcelona and Cambrils: American honeymooner Jared Tucker killed in attack

Image copyright Handout Image caption The couple took this photo in Barcelona about an hour before the attack An American honeymooner who died in Thursday’s Barcelona terror attacks has been identified by his family. The father of the victim, 43-year-old Jared Tucker, told US media his son’s wife of only one year had identified his […]