Trump rules out Afghan troops withdrawal

Media caption“We are not nation building again. We are killing terrorists,” President Trump said President Donald Trump has said a hasty US withdrawal from Afghanistan would leave a vacuum for terrorists to fill. He said his original instinct was to pull US forces out, but had instead decided to stay and “fight to win” – […]

Solar eclipse 2017: Americans gaze at sky spectacular

Solar eclipse 2017: Americans gaze at sky spectacular

Media captionWatch: The US witnesses the ‘diamond ring’ effect A total solar eclipse has wowed the US. A huge shadow cast by the Moon as it passed in front of the Sun swept across the nation, from Oregon in the west to South Carolina in the east. Millions of people moved to get into the […]

Ambushed Ohio judge shoots gunman dead outside court

Image copyright Google Image caption The attack occurred in an alley outside the Jefferson County courthouse A US judge in Ohio has fatally shot a gunman who critically wounded him in an ambush-style attack outside court. Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr was shot several times just after 08:00 local time (12:00 GMT) in Steubenville on Monday […]

Trump travel drains Secret Service budget

Image copyright Getty Images The US Secret Service is facing a strain on its budget due in part to President Donald Trump’s large family and multiple properties. Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles said some 1,100 agents will hit their overtime allowance caps for the year. Under Mr Trump, 42 people receive protection, an increase […]

Eclipse spectacle set to grip US public

Eclipse spectacle set to grip US public

Media captionWATCH: Solar eclipse photos will be used to create a “Megamovie” Skywatchers in the United States are preparing for the spectacular sight of a total solar eclipse. The Moon is set to pass in front of the Sun, casting a deep shadow that will sweep over the nation from Oregon in the west to […]

US Navy orders fleet investigation after collision

Media captionThe timing of this incident is awkward for the United States The US Navy has ordered a wide investigation into its Pacific fleet after a US destroyer collided with an oil tanker near Singapore. The inquiry will look at “all related accidents at sea”, US Defence Secretary James Mattis said in Amman, Jordan. Ten […]

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: Will his infamous ‘lost’ film ever be seen?

Jerry Lewis: Will his infamous ‘lost’ film ever be seen?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lewis shot The Day the Clown Cried in France and Sweden in 1972 The death of US comedy legend Jerry Lewis has prompted renewed interest in his notorious “lost film”, The Day the Clown Cried. The unreleased movie follows a clown who is sent to a concentration camp and […]

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