San Jose flooding: Dozens rescued by boat

San Jose flooding: Dozens rescued by boat

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Flood waters reached 5ft (1.50m) deep A San Jose neighbourhood was submerged in water after a creek overflowed, prompting a boat rescue of stricken people and pets. Dozens of residents of the Californian city were taken to safety, where they were rinsed down to prevent disease from the floodwaters. Five […]

Trump administration widens net for immigrant deportation

Trump administration widens net for immigrant deportation

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The memos expand the number of undocumented immigrants subjected to deportation The Trump administration has issued tough guidelines to widen the net for deporting illegal immigrants from the US, and speed up their removal. Undocumented immigrants arrested for traffic violations or shop-lifting will be targeted along with those convicted of […]

Trump condemns ‘horrible’ anti-Semitism

Media captionTrump says ‘ugly’ anti-Semitism must stop US President Donald Trump has condemned bomb threats against US Jewish community centres in recent weeks. “We have to fight bigotry, intolerance and hatred in all of its very ugly forms,” he said while visiting an African-American museum in Washington. The FBI is investigating the most recent spate […]

Milo Yiannopoulos dropped over paedophilia comments

Milo Yiannopoulos dropped over paedophilia comments

Image copyright AP Image caption Milo Yiannopoulos (right), with TV host Bill Maher, has denied condoning paedophilia Ultra-conservative writer Milo Yiannopoulos will no longer speak at a US conservative conference and his book deal has been cancelled after videos surfaced in which he appeared to condone paedophilia. The footage showed him discussing the merits of […]

Alabama father and son dies as their cars collide head on

Alabama father and son dies as their cars collide head on

Image copyright Brasher family Image caption Jeffrey Brasher (L) and Austin Brasher were said to be very close Police in Alabama say alcohol was a factor as a father and son died in a head-on road collision at the weekend. Jeffrey Brasher, 50, was reportedly on his way to work when his 2006 Ford pickup […]

US Supreme Court hears case of Mexican teen slain by border patrol

US Supreme Court hears case of Mexican teen slain by border patrol

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The teenager was fatally struck while peering out from behind a pillar at the US-Mexican border The US Supreme Court is considering an appeal by the parents of an unarmed Mexican teenager who was killed by a US border patrol agent. Agent Jesus Mesa was on the US side […]

Trump names Lt Gen HR McMaster as national security adviser

Trump names Lt Gen HR McMaster as national security adviser

Image copyright AP Image caption President Trump announced the appointment of Gen McMaster at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida US President Donald Trump has named Lt Gen HR McMaster as his national security adviser. He will replace Lt Gen Michael Flynn who was fired after just three weeks and three days in the job. A […]

Pence warns Nato it must boost spending

Pence warns Nato it must boost spending

Image copyright Getty Images, AP Image caption Mr Trump’s comments on Nato and Brexit have unsettled allies in the EU US Vice-President Mike Pence has warned members of the Nato alliance to meet their defence spending targets. Speaking in Brussels, Mr Pence said that the American people could lose patience with Nato members if they […]

Russia’s UN ambassador dies in New York

Russia’s UN ambassador dies in New York

Image copyright AFP Image caption Diplomats from around the world paid tribute to a respected colleague Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations has died. Vitaly Churkin, who would have celebrated his 65th birthday on Tuesday, died suddenly while at work in New York on Monday, Russia’s foreign ministry said in a statement. The cause of […]

Day Without Immigrants: ‘More than 100 workers’ fired over strike

Media captionWhat did A Day Without Immigrants look like? More than 100 workers in the US have lost their jobs after taking part in last week’s Day Without Immigrants protest, US media say. Dozens of people, including construction workers and restaurant staff, reported being fired after staying at home on Thursday. The protest aimed to […]