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US reverses travel ban over court ruling as Trump fumes

US reverses travel ban over court ruling as Trump fumes

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Iranian student Behnam Partopour cleared immigration in Boston on Friday The US authorities have rolled back a controversial travel ban on people from seven mainly Muslim countries after a judge suspended it. The state department said it was reversing the cancellation of visas, 60,000 of which were revoked after President […]

Delaware prison officer killed in hostage raid

Delaware prison officer killed in hostage raid

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Richard Bratz of Delaware state police issued a statement about the hostage standoff at James T Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna Authorities have stormed a prison block in the US state of Delaware, ending a 24-hour hostage standoff that left one prison officer dead. Another hostage was rescued and taken […]

UC Berkeley halts Milo Yiannopoulos talk amid violent protest

Media captionThe campus was put on lockdown as trouble broke out The University of California at Berkeley was forced to cancel a talk by an editor at right-wing Breitbart News after violent student protests. Milo Yiannopoulos, 32, is an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump. Hundreds of students rallied on Wednesday night. At least one […]

Groundhog predicts winter of discontent

Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog, saw his shadow during an event in Pennsylvania. According to tradition, that means six more weeks of winter weather. Groundhog predicts winter of discontent

Rex Tillerson: New US secretary of state faces tough task

Media captionRex Tillerson being sworn in as secretary of state The 69th US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is taking charge of a state department distressed and anxious about Donald Trump’s turbulent first days in office. The uneasiness began with an unorthodox overhaul of senior staff positions, and escalated into a simmering revolt against a […]

Trump cabinet: Rex Tillerson sworn in as top US diplomat

Trump cabinet: Rex Tillerson sworn in as top US diplomat

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rex Tillerson (L) is sworn in by Vice-President Mike Pence (R) as his wife Renda St Clair holds a Bible, accompanied by President Donald Trump during a ceremony at the Oval Office Rex Tillerson, the former chairman and chief executive of Exxon Mobil, has been sworn in as President Donald […]

Trudeau breaks promise on reforming Canada’s voting system

Trudeau breaks promise on reforming Canada’s voting system

Image copyright Associated Press / The Canadian Press Image caption Trudeau has a tough road ahead as he tries to implement key promises Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has broken his promise to change the country’s voting system. The commitment to get rid of Canada’s federal first-past-the-post electoral system was one of his primary election […]

Beyonce pregnant: Couple ‘blessed’ to be having twins

Beyonce pregnant: Couple ‘blessed’ to be having twins

Image copyright Beyonce/Instagram Beyonce and her husband Jay Z say they “have been blessed two times over”, using Instagram to announce that she is expecting twins. “We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two,” the pair wrote, and “we thank you for your well wishes”. The post, signed “The Carters”, has […]

Quebec mosque reopens still spattered in blood from shooting

Media captionQuebec mosque leader describes deadly attack The Quebec City mosque that was the scene of a deadly shooting on Sunday has opened its doors for the first the since the attack. In the Islamic centre, blood smeared the floor and walls and bullet holes could still be seen in the aftermath of the carnage. […]

Hillary Clinton writing book reflecting on her election loss

Hillary Clinton writing book reflecting on her election loss

Image copyright Getty Images Hillary Clinton is writing a book of personal essays, including reflections on last year’s US election. The former presidential candidate will release her untitled tome on 26 September, says Simon & Schuster. Financial terms were not revealed. The publisher said Mrs Clinton will use some of her favourite quotes to “tell […]