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Anger over Donald Trump’s UK crime tweet

Anger over Donald Trump’s UK crime tweet

Image copyright Getty Images Donald Trump has been accused of fuelling hate crime with a tweet erroneously linking a rise in the UK crime rate to “radical Islamic terror”. He said crime in the UK had risen by 13% amid the “spread” of Islamist terror – despite the figure referring to all crimes, not just […]

Florida university braces for speech by white nationalist

Florida university braces for speech by white nationalist

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some classes near to the venue have been cancelled Hundreds of police are flooding a Florida campus as a white nationalist is due to speak later at an event that has provoked a state of emergency. The University of Florida says it was obligated under law to allow the event […]

Trump sends family $25,000 after claim of broken promise

Trump sends family $25,000 after claim of broken promise

Image copyright gofundme Image caption Cpl Dillon Baldridge was killed over the summer by a rogue Afghan commander he had been training The White House says President Donald Trump has sent a personal cheque to a slain soldier’s family after they said he had not kept his promise to do so. The father of a […]

Young Obama’s angst-ridden love letters

Young Obama’s angst-ridden love letters

Image copyright Emory Image caption The letters are affectionate, but mostly deal with Mr Obama’s life as a young graduate Angst-ridden letters from a young Barack Obama to his girlfriend reveal a 20-something plagued by insecurities about race, class and money. The handwritten letters are between a young Mr Obama and Alexandra McNear, who he […]

Tom Hanks says no way back for Harvey Weinstein

Tom Hanks says no way back for Harvey Weinstein

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hanks has won two Oscars for Philadelphia and Forrest Gump Film star Tom Hanks has said there is no way back for movie mogul Harvey Weinstein following allegations of sexual misconduct and assault. “We’re at a watershed moment, this is a sea change,” Hanks told the BBC. “His last […]

US girl banned from First Communion ceremony for wearing suit

Cady Mansell, a nine-year-old from Indiana, was banned from her First Communion ceremony because she wanted to wear a white suit. Cady’s mom shared their story on Facebook. Now she tells the BBC why they’ve moved churches. Video by AngĂ©lica M Casas US girl banned from First Communion ceremony for wearing suit

Quebec bans niqab for public services with neutrality law

Quebec bans niqab for public services with neutrality law

Image caption It is unclear how many women in Quebec wear the niqab A Canadian province has passed a controversial religious neutrality law that bars people from wearing face coverings when giving or receiving a public service. Quebec recently expanded the law to include services provided by municipal and public transit services. Women who wear […]

Trump was insensitive in call to widow – soldier’s mother

Trump was insensitive in call to widow – soldier’s mother

Media captionCongresswoman Frederica Wilson: “How insensitive can you be?” The mother of a US soldier who was killed in action has backed a congresswoman’s claim that President Donald Trump showed insensitivity during a phone call to her son’s widow. Representative Frederica Wilson said he had told Myeshia Johnson: “He knew what he was signing up […]

Awkward moments as Sessions questioned by Senate

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Trump denies ‘insensitive’ remarks to soldier’s widow

Trump denies ‘insensitive’ remarks to soldier’s widow

Media captionCongresswoman Wilson: “How insensitive can you be?” US President Donald Trump says a claim that he made insensitive remarks to the recently bereaved widow of a soldier is “totally fabricated”. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson said he had told the widow of Sgt La David Johnson: “He knew what he was signing up for, but I […]

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