US ends aid to Palestinian refugee agency

US ends aid to Palestinian refugee agency

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Unrwa provides critical services, including education and health care The United States is ending all funding for the UN’s Palestinian refugee agency, the US state department says. It described the organisation, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (Unrwa), as “irredeemably flawed”. The US administration has “carefully reviewed” the issue […]

US-Canada Nafta talks break up without deal

US-Canada Nafta talks break up without deal

Image copyright AFP Image caption Donald Trump announced a deal with Mexico this week but Canada remains on the sidelines Talks between the US and Canada about amending the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) have ended for the week with no deal in sight. US officials said they would meet their Canadian counterparts again […]

Eight die in ‘horrifying’ Greyhound crash

Eight die in ‘horrifying’ Greyhound crash

Image copyright CBS Eight people have been killed and dozens injured as a lorry crashed head-on into a Greyhound bus in the US. Forty-nine people were on the bus at the time of the collision on Thursday afternoon on a highway near the town of Thoreau, New Mexico. New Mexico State Police said a tyre […]

Manafort aide charged for foreign lobbying

Manafort aide charged for foreign lobbying

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption pleaded guilty and agreed to co-operate with prosecutors A political consultant with ties to ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has pleaded guilty to failing to report his lobbying work for a foreign group. Sam Patten, who is a US citizen, was accused of “wilfully” acting as a foreign agent […]

US news anchor’s skull fractured in fight

US news anchor’s skull fractured in fight

Image copyright wsazfirstlookatfour/Instagram Image caption Chelsea Ambriz (R) allegedly shoved Erica Bivens (L) in Charleston last Sunday A local US TV weather presenter has been arrested after a row that left a news anchor with a fractured skull. WSAZ-TV’s Chelsea Ambriz, 26, is charged with misdemeanour battery. She allegedly shoved station host Erica Bivens in […]

Aretha Franklin: Live funeral coverage

Aretha Franklin: Live funeral coverage

A third former US President has paid his tribute now, describing Aretha as “the voice of a generaiton, maybe the voice of a century.” Bill Clinton confessed that before he and wife Hillary made their moves into politics, as college sweethearts they were pretty much professional Aretha fans. “We started out not as the President […]

Hand over homeless man cash, US pair told

Hand over homeless man cash, US pair told

Image copyright David Swanson/ Philadelphia Inquirer Image caption Happier times. Mr Bobbitt (bottom left) lived with the couple but is now back on the streets A New Jersey judge has ordered a couple to turn over the money they raised for a homeless man after he helped one of them out in an emergency. The […]

Winking actress ‘not blasphemous’

Winking actress ‘not blasphemous’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPriya Varrier: The actress who became India’s “national crush” India’s Supreme Court has dismissed a case against an actress over a movie scene that a Muslim group had argued was “blasphemous”. Priya Varrier is seen winking during a song in the video, which has gone viral in […]