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Trump optimistic about healthcare bill’s fate

Trump optimistic about healthcare bill’s fate

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protests against the bill have been daily since it was unveiled US President Donald Trump has said he believes the Senate healthcare bill will “get over the line” and secure the votes it needs to pass. A vote on the bill was postponed on Tuesday as Republican leadership seek to […]

US woman ‘shot boyfriend in YouTube stunt’

US woman ‘shot boyfriend in YouTube stunt’

Image copyright Youtube Image caption The couple are expecting their second child A Minnesota woman has been charged over the fatal shooting of her boyfriend, in what authorities say was a social media stunt gone wrong. Monalisa Perez, 19, was booked into county jail after shooting at Pedro Ruiz as he held a book to […]

Canuck the crow’s attacks halt Vancouver mail delivery

Canuck the crow’s attacks halt Vancouver mail delivery

Image copyright The Crow and I / Facebook Image caption Canuck is identified by the red tag on his leg, which locals have joked is an ankle monitor Postal deliveries have been suspended in part of a Canadian city after a well-known crow called Canuck attacked a mailman. Canada Post said it would not resume […]

US orders tougher airline screening

US orders tougher airline screening

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kuwait airport is one of those currently affected by the laptop ban The US has unveiled tough new measures to enhance security on flights entering the country, but has held off extending a ban on laptops in the cabin. In March the US banned cabin laptops to and from eight […]

FBI find car linked to kidnapped Chinese student Yingying Zhang

FBI find car linked to kidnapped Chinese student Yingying Zhang

Image copyright FBI Image caption Zhang disappearing after getting into a man’s car on 9 June The FBI is investigating the suspected abduction of a Chinese graduate student in the US state of Illinois. Yingying Zhang was probably kidnapped on 9 June after she entered a black Saturn Astra that appeared to be driven by […]

Sarah Palin sues New York Times for defamation

Sarah Palin sues New York Times for defamation

Image copyright Getty Images Former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin is suing the New York Times for accusing her of incitement in a mass shooting. In the defamation case, Mrs Palin says the newspaper published a statement about her that it “knew to be false”. A 14 June editorial appeared to tie Mrs Palin to […]

Twitter reacts to reporter’s ‘bizarre moment’ with Trump

Twitter reacts to reporter’s ‘bizarre moment’ with Trump

Media captionDonald Trump calls Irish reporter over for a chat When reporter Caitriona Perry attended a press briefing with US President Donald Trump she probably didn’t expect it would spark a debate about workplace sexism. The RTE Washington Correspondent was at the Oval Office on Tuesday to cover a diplomatic phone call between the US […]

Bernie Sanders slams ‘pathetic’ fraud claim against his wife

Bernie Sanders slams ‘pathetic’ fraud claim against his wife

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jane Sanders was constantly at her husband’s side during his surprisingly popular campaign Ex-Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has lashed out at claims his wife committed bank fraud. The FBI is reportedly investigating whether Jane Sanders lied to financiers while securing a loan for a college which she led. […]

Republican health bill in jeopardy after CBO bombshell

Republican health bill in jeopardy after CBO bombshell

Image copyright Getty Images Republicans are scrambling to shore up their Obamacare repeal legislation as congressional misgivings mount after a damning forecast on the bill’s impact. Some 22 million Americans would lose health insurance over the next decade under the plan, said the non-partisan Congressional Budgetary Office (CBO). Susan Collins of Maine is the latest […]

Trump causes ‘major’ shift in global view of US: Pew

Trump causes ‘major’ shift in global view of US: Pew

Image caption Trump isn’t shy of sharing views on many countries – but what do they think of him? Donald Trump’s presidency has had a “major impact on how the world sees the United States”, a large new study says. The survey, by the Pew Research Center, interviewed more than 40,000 people in 37 countries […]

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