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Jamal Khashoggi case: Turkish police ‘search forest’

Jamal Khashoggi case: Turkish police ‘search forest’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkish forensic investigators have already searched the Saudi consulate and consul’s residence Police in Turkey investigating the alleged killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have expanded their search, reports say. Unnamed Turkish officials say his body may have been disposed of in a nearby forest or on farmland. Mr Khashoggi […]

Trump makes new threat over US-Mexico border

Trump makes new threat over US-Mexico border

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The group was held at the border by Guatemalan police on Monday for several hours US President Donald Trump has threatened to use military force to completely close the US-Mexico border. The warning, via a series of tweets on Thursday, comes as a new caravan of more than 3,000 […]

US to merge Jerusalem consulate general with new embassy

US to merge Jerusalem consulate general with new embassy

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US opened its new embassy in Jerusalem in May The US is to merge its consulate general in Jerusalem, which deals with Palestinian affairs, with its new embassy, the secretary of state says. Mike Pompeo said the decision was made for efficiency reasons and did not signal a change […]

Israeli Supreme Court allows US ‘boycott’ student to stay

Israeli Supreme Court allows US ‘boycott’ student to stay

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Lara Alqasem arrived at Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv two weeks ago Israel’s Supreme Court has overturned a ban on a US student from entering the country over her alleged support of an anti-Israel boycott campaign. Lara Alqasem travelled from Florida to Tel Aviv on a student visa […]

Convicts ‘blackmail US soldiers in sexting scheme’ from prison

Convicts ‘blackmail US soldiers in sexting scheme’ from prison

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Officials say a deadly riot at a state prison earlier this year was coordinated with cell phones Prisoners in South Carolina have been accused of extorting money from US soldiers after sending illicit photos of girls and then demanding payment. “Countless prisoners” across the state participated in the scheme, […]

US ‘opens Catholic church sex abuse probe’ in Pennsylvania

US ‘opens Catholic church sex abuse probe’ in Pennsylvania

Media caption“It’s your word against God’s” video testimony from three Pennsylvania victims The US Department of Justice is investigating the Roman Catholic Church in the state of Pennsylvania over alleged child sex abuse, US media say. It follows a state grand jury report that found at least 1,000 children had been abused by over 300 […]

Cannabis in Canada: How it went down on Legalisation Day

Cannabis in Canada: How it went down on Legalisation Day

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The queue outside a cannabis store in Canada Across the country, Canadians queued for the chance to buy recreational cannabis legally for the first time. The end of prohibition on Wednesday was marked by parties, park hangouts and non-stop media coverage. But some worried that legalisation would increase use, […]

Jayme Closs: Hunt for 13-year-old after parents murdered

Jayme Closs: Hunt for 13-year-old after parents murdered

Image copyright Barron County Sheriff’s Department Image caption The missing 13-year-old has been described as a “sweet girl” by school officials An increasingly desperate search is under way in the US after a Wisconsin teenager went missing and her parents were found murdered. The couple, aged 56 and 46, were found shot dead in their […]

Trump launches process to quit 144-year-old postal treaty

Trump launches process to quit 144-year-old postal treaty

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US says the system for global postage charges puts the US at a disadvantage The US has announced plans to withdraw from a 144-year-old postal treaty, which the White House says lets China ship goods at unfairly low prices. The United Nations treaty sets lower international rates for […]

US shies away from calling China a currency manipulator

US shies away from calling China a currency manipulator

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The latest raft of trade tariffs imposed by the US and China have come into effect The United States has refrained from labelling China a “currency manipulator” in a move which may help defuse escalating tension over trade between the two countries. President Trump has previously accused China of […]

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