Shea Moisture apology after ad backlash and Chinese navy poster criticised

Shea Moisture apology after ad backlash and Chinese navy poster criticised

Image copyright Facebook/SheaMoisture Image caption African-American customers lambasted Shea Moisture’s recent ad, forcing the company to apologise A hair company issues an apology after its ad prompted an online backlash from its African-American customers, and Chinese social media users criticise their defence ministry for an “unpatriotic” poster. Upset over Shea Moisture ad Shea Moisture – […]

North Korea tensions: US submarine arrives in South Korea

North Korea tensions: US submarine arrives in South Korea

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The USS Michigan, which has made a port call in Busan, is a nuclear-powered submarine A US submarine has arrived in South Korea, amid worries of another North Korean missile or nuclear test. The missile-armed USS Michigan is set to join an incoming group of warships led by aircraft carrier […]

US embassy ‘promotes Trump’s Florida resort’

US embassy ‘promotes Trump’s Florida resort’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Trump hosted his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the resort earlier this month Democrats have criticised a blog post on the website of the US embassy in London about President Donald Trump’s luxury Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. The blog, published on 5 April, details the history of the 114-room […]

US government shutdown: How did we get here again?

US government shutdown: How did we get here again?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Monuments and parks closed for more than two weeks in 2013 Outsider observers would be forgiven for being a little mystified at news that the US is – yet again – days away from a potential government shutdown. What is going on? When is the deadline? A spending bill […]

Ontario to try giving poor a basic income

Ontario to try giving poor a basic income

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced a basic income pilot project in three communities across the province. Canada’s largest province is experimenting with giving poor people a basic income with no strings attached. The three-year study will test whether this basic income is better than current social welfare programmes. Randomly […]

Happy Days actress Erin Moran ‘died from cancer’ at 56

Happy Days actress Erin Moran ‘died from cancer’ at 56

Image copyright AF archive / Alamy Stock Photo Image caption Moran (bottom left) with the cast of Happy Days, a huge TV hit for 10 years US actress Erin Moran, best known for playing Joanie in 1970s sitcom Happy Days, “likely” died from cancer at age 56, according to a county coroner. An autopsy reveals […]

Arkansas set for rare US double execution

Arkansas set for rare US double execution

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jack Jones (L) and Marcel Williams Arkansas will become the first US state in 17 years to hold two executions on the same day, if two inmates are put to death as planned on Monday evening. Lawyers for Jack Jones and Marcel Williams are seeking stays of execution on grounds […]

Hammer kills Illinois student in freak athletics accident

Hammer kills Illinois student in freak athletics accident

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Ethan Roser was volunteering at the track and field event at his college An Illinois college student has died after being hit by a hammer during an athletics competition. Ethan Roser, 19, was accidentally struck by the hammer on Saturday afternoon at the campus of Wheaton College in suburban Chicago. […]

US toddler survives fall from bus

A four-year-old girl has escaped with a broken jaw after falling from a moving school bus. Dashcam footage captured the moment the door swung open in Harrison, Arkansas. Volunteer firefighter Ryan Ciampoli watched it happen. US toddler survives fall from bus