Apologetic Trudeau tells UN: Canada is no wonderland

Image copyright EPA Image caption Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the UN general assembly Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used his United Nations platform to address Canada’s historic failings regarding indigenous people. He said the country’s legacy of colonialism and its lasting impact on First Nations Canadians was one of “humiliation, neglect and […]

Brigham Young University ends Mormon ban on caffeinated soda

Image copyright brighamyounguniversity Image caption Brigham Young students, who are still forbidden to drink alcohol, annually celebrate #milktoberfest Brigham Young University, the largest Mormon college in the US, has decided to begin selling caffeinated sodas. The surprise announcement marks a major cultural shift for the church-owned university which has been designated “caffeine-free” since the 1950s. […]

Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico may be months without power

Media captionWhere has Hurricane Maria hit? Hurricane Maria has knocked out power across the island of Puerto Rico, home to 3.5m people, officials have said. Flash flood warnings cover the entire island, which continues to be lashed by heavy rain in the storm’s wake. Meanwhile more pictures are emerging of widespread destruction on the small […]

US police shoot deaf man ‘ignoring commands’

Image copyright Family handout A deaf man has been shot and killed by Oklahoma City police officers as he approached them holding a metal pipe. The two officers did not hear neighbours shouting “he can’t hear you”, before opening fire, police captain Bo Mathews said. Magdiel Sanchez, 35, was fatally shot on Tuesday evening as […]

Canada MP sorry for Catherine McKenna ‘climate Barbie’ remark

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Catherine McKenna said sexist comments would not stop women taking part in politics A Canadian Conservative MP has apologised after referring to environment minister Catherine McKenna as “climate Barbie”. Gerry Ritz made the comment on Twitter during an online exchange over a climate-change report. The tweet provoked a furious response […]

Special counsel Robert Mueller seeks Trump presidency records

Image copyright AFP Image caption Special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly outlined to the White House 13 areas of interest to his investigation The probe into alleged Russian meddling in the US election is reportedly seeking White House files on President Donald Trump’s time in office. Documents on Mr Trump’s sacking of the FBI director […]

Hillary Clinton memoir What Happened sells 300,000 copies

Image copyright AFP/Getty Hillary Clinton’s memoir about losing the 2016 US election to Donald Trump has sold more than 300,000 copies in the US, according to its publishers. Simon & Schuster said sales of What Happened include 167,000 hardcover copies as well as e-book and audio. It makes it the biggest opening week for a […]

Hurricane Maria: Whole of Puerto Rico without power

Media captionWhere has Hurricane Maria hit? Hurricane Maria has knocked out power to the entire island of Puerto Rico, home to 3.5m people, emergency officials have said. Abner G√≥mez, head of the disaster management agency, said the hurricane had damaged “everything in its path”. None of the customers of Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority had […]

Jimmy Kimmel attacks Bill Cassidy over healthcare bill

Image copyright Jimmy Kimmel Live! Comedian Jimmy Kimmel has made a scathing attack on a Republican senator behind a new healthcare plan put forward to replace Obamacare. The late-night TV host – whose son has a congenital heart defect – accused Senator Bill Cassidy of lying “right to my face” in an earlier interview. Republicans […]

Jake LaMotta: Legendary Raging Bull boxer dies at 95

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption ‘The Bronx Bull’ was willing to take a beating to get close to his opponent Jake LaMotta, the uncompromising fighter portrayed by Robert De Niro in Raging Bull, has died aged 95. The former world middleweight boxing champion died in a nursing home due to complications from pneumonia, his […]

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