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Second US mistrial in Ohio police shooting of Samuel DuBose

Second US mistrial in Ohio police shooting of Samuel DuBose

Media captionThe traffic stop began over a missing licence plate A mistrial has been declared for the second time in the case of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black motorist in Ohio two years ago. The jury was unable to reach a verdict after 30 hours of deliberation in charges of […]

Republican senators’ revolt puts health bill in jeopardy

Republican senators’ revolt puts health bill in jeopardy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The legislation affects tens of millions of Americans and about a sixth of the US economy Four Republican senators have expressed reservations about their party’s plan to repeal Obamacare, throwing the health bill’s fate into uncertainty. Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson, Mike Lee and Rand Paul said they were “not […]

Senate Republicans unveil healthcare bill

Senate Republicans unveil healthcare bill

Image copyright Getty Images Senate Republicans have unveiled a plan to overhaul the US healthcare system, including drastic cuts to a government medical programme for the poor. The 142-page “discussion draft” repeals most of President Barack Obama’s signature health law. The Senate plan drops a requirement for individuals to have health insurance and eliminates taxes […]

Donald Trump talks up solar panel plan for Mexico wall

Donald Trump talks up solar panel plan for Mexico wall

Image copyright AFP Image caption Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the US-Mexico border was a campaign rallying cry US President Donald Trump has told supporters that his proposed wall along the border with Mexico could have solar panels fixed to it. Addressing a rally in Iowa, he said the panels would provide cheap energy and […]

North America prepares for August solar eclipse

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Woman demands white doctor in Canada to see her son at local clinic

Woman demands white doctor in Canada to see her son at local clinic

A video showing a woman in Canada demanding that a “white doctor” look at her sick son has gone viral. In the footage, taken at a clinic in Mississauga, Ontario, the woman says that her son has chest pains but can be heard being racist towards staff. When she is told that no such doctor […]

Michigan airport knife attacker shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’, says FBI

Michigan airport knife attacker shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’, says FBI

Image copyright LinkedIn Image caption Lieutenant Jeff Neville has worked for more than 20 years as a law enforcement officer Authorities are treating the stabbing of a police officer at an airport in Michigan as an act of terrorism. The suspect, Amor Ftouhi, 50, shouted “Allahu Akbar” (“God is greatest” in Arabic) before knifing the […]

First solar eclipse in North America for 99 years

On 21 August, North America will be treated to a rare phenomenon – a solar eclipse. The last one happened in the US a century ago, and Nasa scientists are very excited. First solar eclipse in North America for 99 years

What’s Alibaba’s Jack Ma selling to America?

Jack Ma, the boss of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, is in Detroit making a pitch to American entrepreneurs. The BBC’s Samira Hussain explains why that might have Amazon worried. What’s Alibaba’s Jack Ma selling to America?

Michigan police officer ‘stable’ after stabbing at airport

Michigan police officer ‘stable’ after stabbing at airport

Image copyright LinkedIn Image caption Lieutenant Jeff Neville had worked for more than 20 years as a law enforcement officer A police officer is in hospital recovering after he was stabbed in the back and neck at an airport in Michigan, police say. A suspect is in custody after Wednesday morning’s attack at Bishop International […]

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