Trump-Russia investigation: Michael Flynn’s lawyers ‘split from Trump’

Trump-Russia investigation: Michael Flynn’s lawyers ‘split from Trump’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Michael Flynn resigned as President Trump’s national security adviser after just 23 days Lawyers for former top White House aide Michael Flynn have told Donald Trump’s legal team they can no longer discuss the investigation into alleged Russia interference in the 2016 US election, media reports say. The move […]






Canada grants refugee status in about 60% of migrant cases

Canada grants refugee status in about 60% of migrant cases

Media captionHundreds of migrants are illegally crossing the US border into Canada each day Over half of the migrant asylum claims heard by Canadian refugee officials this year have been successful. New figures released by the federal Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) show that of 1,572 claims heard so far, 941 have been granted. The […]






Facebook to expose Russian fake news pages

Facebook to expose Russian fake news pages

Image copyright Getty Images Facebook plans to let people see if they had “liked” pages created by “foreign actors” to spread propaganda during the US presidential election. The social network has previously said as many as 126 million Americans may have seen content uploaded by Russia-based agents over the past two years. It is building […]






US gun control: Jeff Sessions announces review into background checks

US gun control: Jeff Sessions announces review into background checks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Twenty-six people died in the mass killing in Texas US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered a thorough review of the FBI database used to check the backgrounds of people who want to buy guns. The review will assess how key information about the gunman who carried out a […]






MS-13 gang ‘behead man’ in park near Washington DC

MS-13 gang ‘behead man’ in park near Washington DC

Image copyright Montgomery County Police Image caption Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego, 19, has been charged with murder Members of an El Salvadorian street gang stabbed a man 100 times, beheaded him and cut out his heart in a park near Washington DC, police say. Up to 10 members of MS-13 communicated on walkie talkies as they […]






Flea market photo shows ‘Billy the Kid and man who shot him’

Flea market photo shows ‘Billy the Kid and man who shot him’

Image copyright Frank Abrams Image caption Historians believe the photo shows Billy the Kid (second from left) and Pat Garrett (far right) A photo discovered by a US lawyer at a flea market may be a rare image of Wild West outlaw Billy the Kid and could be worth millions, experts have said. Frank Abrams […]






USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar pleads guilty to sex charges

USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar pleads guilty to sex charges

Media captionJudge to Nassar: ‘Position of trust used to abuse children’ Former USA Olympic gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar has pleaded guilty to seven charges of sexual assault against women and girls in his care. He was charged with molesting seven girls, many of whom are gymnasts, while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State […]






US Navy aircraft crash: Eight rescued off Japanese coast

US Navy aircraft crash: Eight rescued off Japanese coast

Image copyright EPA Image caption The aircraft was ferrying passengers to the USS Ronald Reagan in the Philippine Sea Eight people have been rescued after a US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed off the coast of Japan, the defence ministry has said. It says that preliminary US military reports indicated that engine […]






Rohingya crisis: US calls Myanmar action ‘ethnic cleansing’

Rohingya crisis: US calls Myanmar action ‘ethnic cleansing’

Image copyright AFP Image caption More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled across the border into Bangladesh US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Myanmar’s military action against the minority Muslim Rohingya population constitutes ethnic cleansing. He said the Rohingya had suffered “horrendous atrocities” and as a result the US was considering targeted sanctions against those […]






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