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US waiter fired after asking diners for proof of residency

US waiter fired after asking diners for proof of residency

Image copyright Diana Carrillo Image caption Diana Carrillo, left, and her sister Brenda have Mexican ancestry but were born in the US Four women in Southern California were asked to prove they were legal residents by a waiter in a restaurant. Managers of Saint Marc, in Huntington Beach, later apologised and said they had fired […]

Chuck Berry: Music stars pay tribute to rock ‘n’ roll icon

Media captionChuck Berry: The man who invented rock and roll Musical stars are paying tribute to Chuck Berry after the influential performer died aged 90. US singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen said he was “the greatest pure rock ‘n’ roll writer who ever lived”. Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones said Berry “lit up our teenage years, […]

Chuck Berry: Music stars pay tribute to rock ‘n’ roll icon

Media captionChuck Berry: The man who invented rock and roll Musical stars are paying tribute to Chuck Berry after the influential performer died aged 90. US singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen said he was “the greatest pure rock ‘n’ roll writer who ever lived”. Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones said Berry “lit up our teenage years, […]

Chuck Berry: Music stars pay tribute to rock ‘n’ roll icon

Media captionChuck Berry: The man who invented rock and roll Musical stars are paying tribute to Chuck Berry after the influential performer died aged 90. US singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen said he was “the greatest pure rock ‘n’ roll writer who ever lived”. Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones said Berry “lit up our teenage years, […]

Chuck Berry: Music stars pay tribute to rock ‘n’ roll icon

Media captionChuck Berry: The man who invented rock and roll Musical stars are paying tribute to Chuck Berry after the influential performer died aged 90. US singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen said he was “the greatest pure rock ‘n’ roll writer who ever lived”. Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones said Berry “lit up our teenage years, […]

Driver detained after White House ‘bomb scare’

Driver detained after White House ‘bomb scare’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Secret Service agents patrol the perimeter of the White House A man is in custody after a car drove up to a White House checkpoint on Saturday night, the US Secret Service has said. Security at the White House was immediately upgraded. CNN reported the driver claimed to have a […]

The Syrian-American mayor with his own executive order

Mohamed Khairullah is the Syrian-American mayor of Prospect Park, New Jersey. He talks to the BBC about his experience as a Muslim mayor at a time of growing Islamophobia and his own executive order supporting refugees. Produced by Nadia Alhuraimi The Syrian-American mayor with his own executive order

Tillerson: Military action against North Korea ‘an option’

Media captionHow do you solve a problem like North Korea? The US has said its policy of “strategic patience” with North Korea is over and suggested it might decide to take pre-emptive military action. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the option was “on the table” if the threat from the North’s weapons programme reached […]

New York paramedic struck and killed by stolen ambulance

New York paramedic struck and killed by stolen ambulance

Image copyright AP Image caption Ms Arroyo was a 14-year FDNY veteran and mother of five children. A New York Fire Department (FDNY) paramedic has died after she was run over by a man driving her stolen ambulance. Yadira Arroyo, 44, was responding to a call with another paramedic in the Bronx neighbourhood on Thursday […]

Trump travel ban: US judges block new executive order

Trump travel ban: US judges block new executive order

Image copyright AFP Image caption The proposed travel ban has drawn protests across the US Federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland have blocked US President Donald Trump’s new travel ban, which was due to begin after midnight on Thursday. The order would have placed a 90-day ban on people from six mainly Muslim nations and […]