South China Sea: China calls USS Stethem warship ‘a provocation’

South China Sea: China calls USS Stethem warship ‘a provocation’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The USS Stetham, pictured here arriving in Shanghai in 2015, sailed close to Triton Island Beijing has called the presence of a US warship near a disputed island in the South China Sea “a serious political and military provocation”. The USS Stethem sailed within the territorial limits of Triton Island, […]

South China Sea: US warship sails close to disputed island

South China Sea: US warship sails close to disputed island

Image copyright AFP Image caption The USS Stetham, pictured here arriving in Shanghai in 2015, sailed close to Triton Island A US warship has sailed close to a disputed island in the South China Sea claimed by China. The USS Stethem sailed within 12 nautical miles of Triton Island, which is part of the Paracel […]

Arkansas nightclub shooting rapper in ‘unrelated’ arrest

Arkansas nightclub shooting rapper in ‘unrelated’ arrest

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The venue is being shut down by the city in the aftermath A rapper who was performing at the Arkansas nightclub where 25 people were shot has been arrested on unrelated charges, US police say. Gunfire was exchanged during a concert at the Power Ultra Lounge nightclub in Little […]

Performer at Arkansas nightclub shooting arrested

Performer at Arkansas nightclub shooting arrested

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The venue is being shut down by the city in the aftermath A rapper who was performing at the Arkansas nightclub where 25 people were shot has been arrested on unrelated charges, US police say. Gunfire was exchanged during a concert at the Power Ultra Lounge nightclub in Little […]

Most US women won’t dine alone with opposite sex, survey suggests

Most US women won’t dine alone with opposite sex, survey suggests

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mike Pence has said he would not dine alone with any woman who was not his wife, Karen (pictured) Many eyebrows were raised when it emerged US Vice-President Mike Pence would not dine alone with a woman who was not his wife. How old fashioned, the internet cried. Only, now […]

Hawking says Trump’s climate stance could damage Earth

Hawking says Trump’s climate stance could damage Earth

Media captionProf Hawking: “Trump’s action could push the Earth over the brink” Stephen Hawking says that US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement could lead to irreversible climate change. Prof Hawking said the action could put Earth onto a path that turns it into a hothouse planet like Venus. […]

Canada 150: Huge crowds celebrate nation’s anniversary

Canada 150: Huge crowds celebrate nation’s anniversary

Media captionCanada celebrates its diversity and heritage on its 150-year anniversary Revellers, police and some protesters have converged on Canada’s national capital on Saturday for a party that has been years in the planning. Canada is marking its 150th anniversary as a country in towns, cities and at backyard barbecues nationwide. But the biggest bash […]

Trump defends his use of social media in a series of tweets

Trump defends his use of social media in a series of tweets

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Trump says his tweets helped him to win the US presidential election US President Donald Trump has defended his use of social media in a series of tweets, following a row over comments he made about two MSNBC TV presenters. “My use of social media is not presidential […]

Arkansas nightclub shooting leaves 28 wounded

Arkansas nightclub shooting leaves 28 wounded

Image copyright EVN Image caption Police cordoned off the scene following reports of multiple shootings at a nightclub At least 25 people have been shot at a nightclub in the US state of Arkansas, two of whom are in critical condition, police say. Three others were injured in a stampede of people fleeing the scene. […]

Canada 150: Huge crowd celebrate nation’s anniversary

Canada 150: Huge crowd celebrate nation’s anniversary

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Toronto marks the country’s 150th anniversary Revellers, police and some protesters have converged on Canada’s national capital on Saturday for a party that has been years in the planning. Canada is marking its 150th anniversary as a country in towns, cities and at backyard barbecues nationwide. But the biggest bash […]