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Canadians can buy recreational cannabis from October

Canadians can buy recreational cannabis from October

Image copyright Reuters Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that recreational use of cannabis will be legalised on 17 October, later than initially expected. Parliament passed a law legalising recreational marijuana on Tuesday but it still needs to be implemented. The law was expected to go into effect on 1 July, but the bill […]

Migrant children: Trump speaks of plan to halt separations

Migrant children: Trump speaks of plan to halt separations

Media caption‘We’ll be signing something in a little while’ US President Donald Trump has promised action to “keep families together” amid fury over separations of undocumented child migrants from adults. “I’ll be signing something in a little while that’s going to do that,” he told reporters at the White House. The Department of Homeland Security […]

Migrant children: Global outcry rises over US border separations

Migrant children: Global outcry rises over US border separations

Media captionTheresa May: US child detention “disturbing” and “wrong” International condemnation is growing against the US policy of separating migrant families at its border. The UK and Canadian prime ministers, Theresa May and Justin Trudeau, both called it “wrong”. Pope Francis said he supported US Catholic bishops who said it was “immoral”. The Republican-controlled Congress […]

XXXTentacion: Controversy rages after rapper’s shooting death

XXXTentacion: Controversy rages after rapper’s shooting death

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Before his death the 20-year-old found fame online, racking up hundreds of millions of streams The killing of US rapper XXXTentacion has set social media ablaze: vicious arguments have broken out about how to memorialise such a problematic figure, as fans pore over conspiracy theories about the perpetrator and even […]

Migrant children: Republicans scramble as US border crisis grows

Migrant children: Republicans scramble as US border crisis grows

Media captionThe sound of migrant children separated from parents Republicans are scrambling to draft a bill to address the growing outcry over the policy of separating migrant families at the US-Mexico border. President Donald Trump told a group of House Republicans he would back any immigration bill they passed, a White House spokesman said. The […]

Migrant family separations: Republicans scramble as border crisis grows

Migrant family separations: Republicans scramble as border crisis grows

Media captionThe sound of migrant children separated from parents Republicans are scrambling to draft a bill to address the growing outcry over the policy of separating migrant families at the US-Mexico border. US President Donald Trump told a group of House Republicans he would back any immigration bill they passed, a White House spokesman said. […]

Canada legalises recreational cannabis use

Canada legalises recreational cannabis use

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The Senate passed the bill, with 52 votes in favour and 29 against Canada’s parliament has passed a law legalising the recreational use of marijuana nationwide. The Cannabis Act passed its final hurdle on Tuesday in a 52-29 vote in the Senate. The bill controls and regulates how the drug […]

Trump defends separating immigrant families amid outcry

Trump defends separating immigrant families amid outcry

Media captionThe sound of migrant children separated from parents US President Donald Trump has defended his policy of splitting up families entering the US illegally, defying a growing chorus of condemnation. Speaking at a business convention, Mr Trump said children had to be taken away if their parents were jailed for illegally crossing the US […]

US quits ‘biased’ UN human rights council

US quits ‘biased’ UN human rights council

Image copyright Reuters Image caption US UN envoy Nikki Haley and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the announcement together The US has pulled out of the United Nations Human Rights Council. The body is “hypocritical and self-serving”, said Nikki Haley, the US envoy to the UN, at a news conference with Secretary of State […]

West Point graduate who wore Che Guevara T-shirt discharged

West Point graduate who wore Che Guevara T-shirt discharged

Image copyright Twitter/ @punkproletarian Image caption Mr Rapone had been serving as an open communist in the US army 10th Mountain Division A West Point cadet who wore a Che Guevara T-shirt to his graduation has been drummed out of the US military. Spenser Rapone, 26, quit on Monday with an other-than-honourable discharge over his […]