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In Pictures: Science marchers defy rain in Washington DC

The event, timed to coincide with Earth Day, also called for action to protect the environment. In Pictures: Science marchers defy rain in Washington DC

US to honour ‘dumb’ Australia migrant deal

US to honour ‘dumb’ Australia migrant deal

Image copyright EPA Image caption Vice-President Mike Pence (l) with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull The United States has confirmed it will be going through with a migrant resettlement plan made with Australia. US President Donald Trump once called the deal, which was agreed under his predecessor, “dumb“. The agreement allows for up to 1,250 […]

Syria war: US ground troops kill ‘leading IS member’

Syria war: US ground troops kill ‘leading IS member’

Image copyright AFP Image caption At any one time it is estimated there are around 500 members of US special forces in Syria US troops have targeted and killed a leading member of the so-called Islamic State (IS) group in a commando raid in Syria, military officials say. The attack took place near the town […]

Russian MP incensed after son jailed in US

Russian MP incensed after son jailed in US

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Valery Seleznev, State Duma member, says his son was “abducted” A member of Russian Parliament is outraged after his son was handed down a sentence of 27 years in prison for computer hacking crimes in the US. Roman Valeryevich Seleznev, 32, was convicted in August for stealing credit card […]

India visit ‘very productive’ despite controversy, says Sajjan

India visit ‘very productive’ despite controversy, says Sajjan

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan’s visit to India made some waves Canada’s Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says his official visit to India has been “very productive” despite political tensions. Mr Sajjan says he has been able to bolster ties between India and Canada. His comments come after Punjab’s top […]

Nastase makes derogatory Williams remark

Nastase makes derogatory Williams remark

The International Tennis Federation has launched an investigation into Nastase’s comments Romania’s Fed Cup captain, the former world number one and Grand Slam champion Ilie Nastase, has been heard making a derogatory comment about Serena Williams’ unborn child. As Romanian player Simona Halep was answering a question in English about Williams’ pregnancy at Friday’s Fed […]

Canada police arrest 104 men in child prostitution dragnet

Canada police arrest 104 men in child prostitution dragnet

Image copyright Thinkstock Canadian police have arrested 104 men in connection with a child prostitution ring in and around the Toronto area. York Regional Police say the men attempted to purchase sex with an undercover officer, who posed as a girl between the ages of 13 and 16 online. Police targeted men who searched for […]

Trump welcomes freed US-Egypt prisoner Aya Hijazi to White House

Trump welcomes freed US-Egypt prisoner Aya Hijazi to White House

Media captionTrump welcomes US-Egyptian prisoner to White House President Donald Trump has welcomed an Egyptian-US charity worker, whom he helped release after nearly three years detained in Cairo, to the White House. The president said he was “very happy” that Aya Hijazi, 30, was flown back to the US on Thursday night. Ms Hijazi, whose […]

Two more arrested in Michigan in first FGM prosecution in US

Two more arrested in Michigan in first FGM prosecution in US

Image copyright ABC Image caption Fakhruddin Attar faces multiple charges along with his wife and another doctor A Michigan doctor and his wife have been arrested in connection with the first ever prosecution for female genital mutilation (FGM) in the US. Dr Fakhruddin Attar, 53, and Farida Attar, 50, are charged with conspiracy to perform […]

Toronto woman misses Galapagos cruise after Air Canada bump

Toronto woman misses Galapagos cruise after Air Canada bump

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A Toronto woman says she was left ‘distraught’ after Air Canada bumped her and she missed a cruise A Canadian woman missed a “trip of a lifetime” Galapagos cruise after being bumped from a flight. Vicki Russell told the CBC that Air Canada bumped her from the 1 April […]

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