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US states sue Trump over border wall

US states sue Trump over border wall

A coalition of 16 US states led by California is suing President Donald Trump's administration over his decision to declare an emergency to build a wall on the Mexican border. The lawsuit was filed in the court for the Northern District of...

BBC, today, 01:14
 
Justin Trudeau's top adviser resigns as 'political meddling' scandal widens

Justin Trudeau's top adviser resigns as 'political meddling' scandal widens

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s top adviser has resigned while denying allegations that he pressured Canada’s former attorney general to avoid prosecuting a major Canadian engineering company. Principal secretary Gerald Butts has been Trudeau’s...

Guardian, today, 00:58
 
Viewpoint: Should Britain apologise for Amritsar massacre?

Viewpoint: Should Britain apologise for Amritsar massacre?

Hundreds of Indians attending a public meeting were shot dead by British troops in the northern Indian city of Amritsar in 1919. Historian Kim Wagner sifts fact from fiction as the UK House of Lords prepares to debate the massacre, including if...

BBC, today, 00:45
 
Gilets jaunes: How much anti-Semitism is beneath the yellow vests?

Gilets jaunes: How much anti-Semitism is beneath the yellow vests?

The French far-right leader, Marine Le Pen, has said she won't join other political parties in a march against anti-Semitism on Tuesday, accusing France's leaders of doing nothing to tackle Islamist networks in France and saying she will mark the...

BBC, today, 00:28
 
Huawei founder: US cannot crush technology firm

Huawei founder: US cannot crush technology firm

The US cannot crush Huawei, the company’s founder has insisted, as he hit back against criminal indictments levelled at the firm and allegations that it poses a security threat. Washington has warned allies off using Huawei products in recent weeks....

Guardian, today, 00:14
 
Could a defeated IS rebound?

Could a defeated IS rebound?

In short: yes, but not in the same form. The jihadist terror group's self-proclaimed "caliphate", which once ruled over nearly eight million people across Syria and Iraq, has been all but eliminated. The temptation for triumphalism in...

BBC, today, 00:09
 
George Mendonsa, The Kissing Sailor in famous photograph, dies at 95

George Mendonsa, The Kissing Sailor in famous photograph, dies at 95

George Mendonsa, the sailor who was captured in a famous photograph kissing a woman in Times Square amidst celebrations of the end of the second world war, has died. He was 95. His daughter, Sharon Molleur, told the Providence Journal her father fell...

Guardian, yesterday, 23:57
 
George Mendonsa, US WWII 'kissing sailor', dies aged 95

George Mendonsa, US WWII 'kissing sailor', dies aged 95

The US sailor famously photographed kissing a stranger in New York's Times Square to celebrate the end of World War Two has died aged 95. The picture of George Mendonsa bending over and kissing 21-year-old Greta Zimmer Friedman on VJ Day (Victory over...

BBC, yesterday, 22:42
 
Haiti arrests: US confirms Americans among group detained

Haiti arrests: US confirms Americans among group detained

The US state department says it understands that a number of Americans are among a group arrested in Haiti. Local media reported semi-automatic weapons had been found but this has not been officially confirmed. The circumstances remain unclear but...

BBC, yesterday, 22:19
 
Gene therapy could treat rare brain disorder in unborn babies

Gene therapy could treat rare brain disorder in unborn babies

Scientists are developing a radical form of gene therapy that could cure a devastating medical disorder by mending mutations in the brains of foetuses in the womb. The treatment, which has never been attempted before, would involve doctors injecting...

Guardian, yesterday, 22:14
 

The US cannot crush us, says Huawei founder

The founder of Huawei has said there is "no way the US can crush" the company, in an exclusive interview with the BBC. Ren Zhengfei described the arrest of his daughter Meng Wanzhou, the company's chief financial officer, as politically...

BBC, yesterday, 22:11
 
Paladin controversy prompts renewed scrutiny of $591m Nauru deal

Paladin controversy prompts renewed scrutiny of $591m Nauru deal

Controversy surrounding the awarding of a $423m Manus Island contract to security contractor Paladin has prompted new scrutiny of a second major $591m deal to run the Nauru detention centre. The home affairs department used a limited tender process...

Guardian, yesterday, 21:53
 
'No idea'': Mathias Cormann faces questions over family travel – politics live

'No idea'': Mathias Cormann faces questions over family travel – politics live

That was an eventful evening. Border Force admitted human error and an outdated IT system likely led to Hakeem al-Araibi spending just under three months in a Thai prison. That came after the Australian Federal Police pointed the finger at the Border...

Guardian, yesterday, 21:38
 
Eight-year-old drag racer Anita Board was going too fast before fatal crash, inquest told

Eight-year-old drag racer Anita Board was going too fast before fatal crash, inquest told

An eight-year-old girl who died after crashing her drag racer in Perth was going too fast when an official appeared to wave her towards the exit gate, an inquest has heard. Anita Board suffered a catastrophic brain injury in the crash at Perth...

Guardian, yesterday, 21:24
 
Aurora man who makes crosses for shooting victims puts five in hometown

Aurora man who makes crosses for shooting victims puts five in hometown

A man who has delivered more than 26,000 white crosses to sites around the US, largely to remember victims of gun violence, has now found himself doing the same in his hometown: Aurora, Illinois, where five people were killed and six injured in a...

Guardian, yesterday, 21:07
 


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