USA & CANADA

Trump gives 200,000 Salvadoreans deadline to leave US

Media playback is unsupported on your device Donald Trump’s administration has decided to cancel permits that allow nearly 200,000 people from El Salvador to live and work in the US. They were granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) after earthquakes rocked the Central American country in 2001. Salvadoreans now have until 9 September 2019 to leave or face deportation, unless they ...

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Okinawa tension: US apologises to Japan over repeat accidents

Media playback is unsupported on your device Japan says the US has apologised for a series of recent accidents on its territory involving American military equipment. The incidents on the southern island of Okinawa included the emergency landings of two US military helicopters. Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga said he was “lost for words” and wanted the US military to “feel ...

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Man starts California flat fire 'by burning spider'

A man may have accidentally set an apartment on fire while trying to burn a huge spider, US media report. The fire occurred on Sunday in a block of flats in the city of Redding in northern California. A witness living in the flat where the fire occurred told a local newspaper that the burning spider may have spread the ...

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Did President Trump forget the words to the national anthem?

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump was greeted with a mixture of cheers and boos as he took to the field for the national anthem during a college football game in Atlanta. But as The Star-Spangled Banner began to play, social media users turned their attention to his anthem etiquette. Mr Trump’s supporters said they ...

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Snowing or glowing?

The contrast couldn’t be greater. The eastern US is experiencing record-breaking low temperatures while in Australia, the city of Sydney has had its hottest weather in nearly 80 years. Posts on social media are reflecting what the extremes feel like. The US National Weather Service (NWS) said the temperature in New York City had reached an all-time low for 6 ...

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Bigly, covfefe, sad!

President Donald Trump has brought an unusual rhetorical style to his first 12 months in office, just as he did on the campaign trail. Has he also in a small way influenced our vocabulary? It is too early to say what his legacy will be on language, says Ben Zimmer, a lexicographer who writes a column for The Wall Street ...

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Michael Tubbs is on a mission – to save his hometown

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Michael Tubbs grew up in what was once the country’s most miserable city. Now he’s in charge. Click here to Read from the source

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Steve Bannon says 'treason' remark not directed at Trump Jr

Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, has tried to reverse remarks in which he called the president’s son Donald Jr “treasonous”. The accusation appears in Michael Wolff’s new book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. He was referring to a meeting in June 2016 between Mr Trump’s son and a group of Russians. But on Sunday Mr ...

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John Young, US astronaut and pioneer, dies aged 87

Media playback is unsupported on your device US astronaut John Young, who flew to the moon twice and commanded the first ever space shuttle mission, has died aged 87, Nasa said. “Today, Nasa and the world have lost a pioneer,” agency chief Robert Lightfoot said in a statement. Young was the only person to have flown missions on the Gemini, ...

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Indian national accused of sex assault on US flight

US authorities have arrested an Indian man after a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her as she slept in the seat next to him on a US flight. Prabhu Ramamoorthy, 34, was sitting between his own wife and the alleged victim, officials say. The woman said she had woken up to find her shirt and trousers unbuttoned and the ...

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