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Syria war: US ground troops kill ‘leading IS member’

Syria war: US ground troops kill ‘leading IS member’

Image copyright AFP Image caption At any one time it is estimated there are around 500 members of US special forces in Syria US troops have targeted and killed a leading member of the so-called Islamic State (IS) group in a commando raid in Syria, military officials say. The attack took place near the town […]

Trump welcomes freed US-Egypt prisoner Aya Hijazi to White House

Trump welcomes freed US-Egypt prisoner Aya Hijazi to White House

Media captionTrump welcomes US-Egyptian prisoner to White House President Donald Trump has welcomed an Egyptian-US charity worker, whom he helped release after nearly three years detained in Cairo, to the White House. The president said he was “very happy” that Aya Hijazi, 30, was flown back to the US on Thursday night. Ms Hijazi, whose […]

Two more arrested in Michigan in first FGM prosecution in US

Two more arrested in Michigan in first FGM prosecution in US

Image copyright ABC Image caption Fakhruddin Attar faces multiple charges along with his wife and another doctor A Michigan doctor and his wife have been arrested in connection with the first ever prosecution for female genital mutilation (FGM) in the US. Dr Fakhruddin Attar, 53, and Farida Attar, 50, are charged with conspiracy to perform […]

Arkansas executes Ledell Lee in first death penalty use in 12 years

Arkansas executes Ledell Lee in first death penalty use in 12 years

Media captionLedell Lee tells the BBC he is innocent Arkansas has executed Ledell Lee in the US state’s first use of the death penalty in 12 years. It came after the US Supreme Court rejected a challenge arguing Arkansas was unfairly rushing several executions before its supply of a lethal injection drug expires at the […]

‘My life on death row is like twilight zone’

Convicted murderer Ledell Lee says he is living a nightmare he cannot wake up from as he awaits his execution in Arkansas. After spending 21 years on death row, Lee is scheduled to be executed on Thursday, one of a series of executions due this month. Produced by Sarah Svoboda, Franz Strasser and Pete Murtaugh. […]

US fugitive teacher found with student after month on run

US fugitive teacher found with student after month on run

Image copyright AP A Tennessee teacher accused of abducting his 15-year-old student has been captured thousands of miles away. Tad Cummins was arrested in northern California, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations announced. The pair, missing for a month, were found near the remote Shasta-Trinity National Forest, the Tennessean newspaper reported. Mr Cummins had been seeking […]

Aaron Hernandez had ‘John 3:16 on forehead’ in jail suicide

Aaron Hernandez had ‘John 3:16 on forehead’ in jail suicide

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hernandez reportedly wrote “John 3:16” on his forehead before taking his own life Former NFL footballer Aaron Hernandez was found with a Bible verse scrawled on his forehead after taking his own life, according to local media reports. The former New England Patriots tight end hanged himself in his Massachusetts […]

New England Patriots deny Trump snub

New England Patriots deny Trump snub

The Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots deny players snubbed a White House ceremony because it was being hosted by President Trump. Pictures shared by the New York Times appear to show fewer people at the event than when President Obama hosted the team in 2015. But the Patriots say the images “lack context”. In posts […]

Trump-targeted judge gets high-profile immigration case

Trump-targeted judge gets high-profile immigration case

Image copyright EPA Image caption Judge Gonzalo Curiel (L) was called a “hater” by Mr Trump A US judge labelled “Mexican” by President Donald Trump last year is to hear a high-profile deportation case. Judge Gonzalo Curiel, whom Mr Trump also called a “hater”, was apparently assigned to the lawsuit randomly. The case involves Juan […]

Fox News: Bill O’Reilly out after harassment claims

Fox News: Bill O’Reilly out after harassment claims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More than 50 sponsors have withdrawn ads from Mr O’Reilly’s show Presenter Bill O’Reilly has been dropped from Fox News over sexual harassment claims, the company says. “After a thorough and careful review of the allegations… Bill O’Reilly will not be returning,” the network said in a one-sentence statement. […]

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