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US warns Syria over 'potential' plan for chemical attack

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 03:50:18 GMT

Syria is planning another chemical attack, the US says, warning it would pay a "heavy price".

Trump travel ban injunction partly lifted by top US court

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:48:39 GMT

The US Supreme Court partly implements the travel and refugee bans pending a full review in October.

Senate healthcare bill leaves 22m more without cover, CBO says

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:57:20 GMT

Millions of Americans could lose insurance under a Senate bill, a congressional report says.

Canada nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer jailed for life for murders

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:39:59 GMT

A former Ontario nurse is sentenced to life in prison for killing eight elderly people in her care.

Martin Shkreli fraud trial opens in New York

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:55:11 GMT

The former pharmaceutical chief denies operating a Ponzi-like scheme that cheated investors.

US passenger 'tried to open door' mid-flight to Houston

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:44:36 GMT

The woman was able to rip off part of the door, according to a passenger on board the flight to Texas.

Philando Castile death: Mother gets $3m over police shooting

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:47:26 GMT

The mother of a black driver killed by a police officer in Minnesota reaches a settlement over his death.

America's Cup: New Zealand beat Team USA to win title

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:19:48 GMT

New Zealand beat defending champions Team USA in Bermuda to win the America's Cup with a 7-1 series victory.

Chicago gay pride parade expels Star of David flags

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:22:49 GMT

Organisers for the "inclusive" event said the rainbow Star of David flags "made people feel unsafe".

Warmbier: Professor fired for saying he 'got what he deserved'

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:25:43 GMT

The University of Delaware sacks a professor who derided Otto Warmbier as a "clueless white male".

Arkansas prisoner Steven Dishman recaptured after 32 years

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:09:05 GMT

A convicted burglar is recaptured in Springdale, Arkansas after more than three decades on the run.

SpaceX completes launch and landing double bill

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:30:42 GMT

The US rocket company makes two launches in just over 24 hours.

Wonder Woman continues to smash box office records

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:44:43 GMT

Patty Jenkins' film is on course to become the top grossing live-action film from a female director.

Trump gift leaves Australian PM Turnbull bemused

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 04:08:33 GMT

Malcolm Turnbull receives a cheeky church gift - a tie emblazoned with the words "Donald Trump".

Blood brothers

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:06:08 GMT

A decades-old murder and how a Supreme Court decision means freedom for one man, and life in prison for the other

Quitting while ahead

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 23:39:40 GMT

As Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis announces he is retiring, here are some other stars who quit being an actor.

LGBT purge

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 23:50:13 GMT

During the Cold War, hundreds of gay men and lesbians in Canada lost government and military jobs because of their sexual orientation. They are about to get an apology.

Dreaming of Trump

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:03:08 GMT

Trumps supporters keep energetically turning out to his rallies, even now that the election is over.

Never too old

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:25:59 GMT

Pat Gallant-Charette, 66, becomes the oldest woman to make the 21-mile swim across the English Channel.

Ice queens

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:05:51 GMT

They've won Olympic gold medals and league championships - but these top athletes still seek recognition.

Burying the truth

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:37:30 GMT

The secret of how a healthy young American ended up in a coma in a North Korean jail may have gone with him to the grave.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:47:55 GMT

As US public anger towards the Hermit Kingdom grows after Otto Warmbier's death, how will Trump react?

Fed: US banks have money for crisis

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:21:29 GMT

The 34 largest US banks passed the first part of the Federal Reserve's annual stress test.

Qatar wants 10% of American Airlines

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:33:56 GMT

Qatar Airways has told the world's biggest airline it plans to buy up to $808m (£638m) of its shares.

Etsy announces 140 more layoffs

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:17:12 GMT

The job cuts at the online marketplace come after the resignation of its chief executive.

Annual contest names Neapolitan mastiff as world's ugliest dog

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:12:44 GMT

The winning rescue dog has undergone many eye surgeries to help her see.

Crowd catches girl after ride fall

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:25:29 GMT

A father describes the moment it happened at a Six Flags theme park in New York.

Trump on Modi: US-India relations 'never been stronger'

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 01:44:36 GMT

US President Donald Trump and Indian PM Narendra Modi speak about their countries' relationship.

First female soldier leads Queen's Guard at Palace

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:14:37 GMT

Meet Captain Megan Couto on the day she makes history at Buckingham Palace.

'Cuba Libro': The Communist island's only English bookshop

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 23:31:10 GMT

Cuba’s only English-language bookshop is flourishing. Our correspondent, Will Grant, popped in.

Hyperlane: A special lane for self-driving vehicles

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:08:58 GMT

A US company is proposing special lanes on roads purely for self-driving vehicles.

Tornado causes major spillage at Alabama liquor store

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:05:06 GMT

Tropical Storm Cindy tears through the southern United States creating extreme weather patterns and widespread damage, including this liquor store.

'I saw Warmbier seized at NK airport'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:13:24 GMT

The British roommate of Otto Warmbier saw his American friend being arrested - he never saw him again.

Russia probe led by Mueller is 'ridiculous' says Trump

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:27:52 GMT

The Russia probe led by Robert Mueller is staffed by Clinton supporters, making it "ridiculous", says President Trump.

Where did Trump the Outsourcing Slayer go?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:36:31 GMT

After promising "consequences" for sending jobs overseas, President Donald Trump’s threats don't seem to be paying off.

Ahmad Musa Jabril: Radical US preacher beyond FBI's reach

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:40:04 GMT

His sermons on jihad are popular with extremists - and they're protected by the First Amendment.