Justin Trudeau: I won’t lecture Trump over refugee ban

Media captionWatch: The leaders are quizzed on their opposing views on the threat from immigration Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said he will not lecture President Donald Trump on Syrian refugees. “The last thing Canadians expect is for me to come down and lecture another country on how they choose to govern,” he said […]

Oroville Dam risk: Evacuated not allowed home immediately

Oroville Dam risk: Evacuated not allowed home immediately

Image copyright California Department of Water Resources Image caption More than 180,000 people living down stream of Lake Oroville were ordered to evacuate Residents evacuated from underneath the US’s highest dam will not be allowed to return to their homes immediately, the sheriff of a local county has said. More than 180,000 people were ordered […]

Trump aide Michael Flynn apologises over Russian envoy chats

Trump aide Michael Flynn apologises over Russian envoy chats

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Michael Flynn initially denied discussing sanctions but later said he could not be certain The US national security adviser has apologised to the vice-president for the controversy over his contact with a Russian envoy, the White House says. Michael Flynn came under scrutiny amid reports he spoke to the Russian […]

Oroville Dam risk: Thousands ordered to evacuate homes

Oroville Dam risk: Thousands ordered to evacuate homes

Image copyright AP Image caption Water crashes through the main spillway at the Oroville Dam More than 180,000 people in northern California have been told to evacuate after two overflow channels at the US’s tallest dam were found to be damaged. The 770ft (230m) high Oroville Dam is not itself at risk of collapsing, but […]

Trudeau to talk values and jobs with Trump

Media captionThe US president and Canadian prime minister shake hands and grab shoulders Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived at the White House, where he is set to discuss Canadian values and jobs with President Donald Trump. The Liberal leader will try to foster economic links and avoid tensions over issues such as immigration. […]

Has Trump started a new deportation drive?

Has Trump started a new deportation drive?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hundreds of undocumented immigrants have been arrested following raids US immigration agents conducted deportation raids throughout the country over the past week, sowing concern and confusion among immigrant communities who have been watching for signs of what the presidency of Donald Trump will mean for their future. Church and […]

Thousands told to evacuate in face of California dam risk

Media captionWater flows from California dam spillway for first time in history At least 130,000 people in northern California have been told to evacuate their homes after an overflow channel at the tallest dam in the US was weakened by heavy rainfall. The emergency spillway of the 770 ft (230m) tall Oroville Dam was close […]

Trump travel ban: Policy adviser attacks US federal appeals court

Trump travel ban: Policy adviser attacks US federal appeals court

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Stephen Miller said Mr Trump’s powers to order a travel ban were “beyond question” A top White House adviser has attacked the US federal appeals court for upholding a ruling suspending Mr Trump’s travel ban order. Stephen Miller told US media the court ruling was a “judicial usurpation of power” […]

Al Jarreau: Seven-time Grammy-winning jazz singer dies at 76

Al Jarreau: Seven-time Grammy-winning jazz singer dies at 76

Image copyright EPA Image caption Jarreau was being treated in a Los Angeles hospital Seven-time Grammy Award-winning jazz and pop singer Al Jarreau has died in Los Angeles at the age of 76, his publicist says. The cause of his death was not immediately clear. He was in a hospital being treated for exhaustion. A […]

Yale renames Calhoun College amid controversy over slavery

Yale renames Calhoun College amid controversy over slavery

Image copyright AP Yale University is renaming a college that honours a former politician who was an advocate of slavery to recognise a female computer scientist instead. Calhoun College will be renamed to honour Grace Murray Hopper, who helped transform the way people use technology. Hopper earned Yale degrees in the 1930s and became a […]