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Mueller inquiry: Trump fears ‘perjury trap’ in Russia inquiry

Mueller inquiry: Trump fears ‘perjury trap’ in Russia inquiry

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Trump has repeatedly referred to the Mueller investigation as a “witch hunt” US President Donald Trump has said he is worried he might face perjury charges if he gives statements under oath to the investigation into Russia’s alleged role in his election victory. He told Reuters news agency he […]

Colorado dad charged with killing pregnant wife and girls

Colorado dad charged with killing pregnant wife and girls

Image copyright Shanann Watts / Instagram Image caption Chris Watts is suspected of killing his pregnant wife and two daughters A Colorado man has been charged with the deaths of his pregnant wife and their daughters last week. Chris Watts, 33, is facing three counts of first-degree murder and six other counts. Court papers show […]

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau defends ‘racism’ jab at heckler

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau defends ‘racism’ jab at heckler

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his comments against a heckler on Monday Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has defended himself after accusing a woman at a political event of “racism”. Mr Trudeau was speaking at a corn roast about 50km (30 miles) south of Montreal when he was interrupted […]

Trump vows ‘no concessions’ to Turkey over US pastor

Trump vows ‘no concessions’ to Turkey over US pastor

Image copyright AFP Image caption US President Donald Trump has called Pastor Andrew Brunson “an innocent man of faith” US President Donald Trump has insisted he will not back down in a standoff with Turkey over a detained US pastor. “I think it’s very sad what Turkey is doing,” he said. “I think they’re making […]

Áurea Vázquez Rijos: Beauty queen on trial for husband’s murder

Áurea Vázquez Rijos: Beauty queen on trial for husband’s murder

Image copyright Ramón ‘Tonito’ Zayas / GFR MEDIA Image caption Áurea Vázquez Rijos in custody in Puerto Rico When a onetime beauty queen walks into a courtroom in Puerto Rico this week, it will bring to an end a long wait endured by relatives of her wealthy former husband, who was stabbed to death in […]

Pope Francis condemns child sex abuse and Church cover-ups

Pope Francis condemns child sex abuse and Church cover-ups

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Pope’s letter addressed the “heart-wrenching pain” of abuse victims in Pennsylvania after the report was released Pope Francis has condemned the “atrocities” of child sex abuse and clerical cover-ups in a letter to the world’s 1.2bn Roman Catholics. The letter to “the People of God” calls for an end […]

Over 175 ex-US spy officials join Brennan clearance outcry

Over 175 ex-US spy officials join Brennan clearance outcry

Image copyright Reuters/Getty Image caption President Trump has sparked a bi-partisan outcry for revoking ex-CIA chief John Brennan’s security clearance More than 175 former US intelligence leaders have backed ex-CIA chief John Brennan since the president revoked his security clearance. In the third bi-partisan letter of its kind, the former top security officials noted their […]

Biles shows support for sex abuse victims

Biles shows support for sex abuse victims

Simone Biles became the first woman to win all four event titles since Dominique Dawes in 1994 Olympic champion Simone Biles became the first woman to win five US Women’s Gymnastics Championships all-around titles and wore an outfit to show her support for survivors of sexual abuse. The 21-year-old American is continuing her comeback after […]

Facebook apologises for blocking Prager University’s videos

Facebook apologises for blocking Prager University’s videos

Image copyright Facebook Image caption PragerU accused Facebook of “ratcheting up their algorithms” against conservative content Facebook has apologised for removing several videos posted to its platform by a US right-wing non-profit group. Prager University had said some of the clips had been falsely accused of containing hate speech. The conservative organisation specialises in publishing […]

British Columbia wildfires: Smoky skies in western Canada

British Columbia wildfires: Smoky skies in western Canada

Image copyright Arnaud Lebon via Reuters Image caption A haze from the wildfires in British Columbia descends on Calgary, Alberta Smoke from wildfires in British Columbia (BC) has made the air quality in parts of the Canadian province among the worst in the world. Swaths of western Canada have been blanketed by a smoky haze […]

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