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Is Canada’s official residence in Ireland haunted?

Is Canada’s official residence in Ireland haunted?

Image copyright PMO via Getty Images Image caption Kevin Vickers was Sergeant-at-Arms in Canada’s House of Commons before being appointed ambassador Canada’s ambassador to Ireland is concerned about ghosts. Specifically, Ambassador Kevin Vickers is worried about a spirit that might be haunting Canada’s official residence in Dublin. In a recent Facebook post, the ambassador describes […]

Hurricane Harvey: ‘Catastrophic’ flooding to hit Texas

Hurricane Harvey: ‘Catastrophic’ flooding to hit Texas

Media caption‘I’m basically homeless’, one woman in Katy, Texas, told CBS News Texas will be hit by “catastrophic and life-threatening flooding”, the US National Hurricane Center has warned, as Tropical Storm Harvey moves inland. Harvey battered the coast as a category four hurricane – the biggest to strike the US mainland in 13 years. It […]

Hurricane Harvey: Texas battered by high winds and rain

Hurricane Harvey: Texas battered by high winds and rain

Media captionParts of the central Texas coast have been battered by hurricane winds Hurricane Harvey has slammed into Texas with initial winds of up to 130mph (215km/h) battering coastal areas. The biggest storm to hit the US mainland in 13 years is moving slowly, with 16.43in (42cm) of rain reported in one area. Catastrophic flooding […]

Hurricane Harvey’s high winds make landfall in Texas

Hurricane Harvey’s high winds make landfall in Texas

Media captionParts of the central Texas coast have been battered by hurricane winds Hurricane Harvey has made landfall in Texas with winds of up to 130mph (215 km/h) battering coastal areas. The storm, which has even stronger gusts, is expected to be the worst to hit Texas for 12 years. Up to a 40in (1m) […]

Hurricane Harvey: Texas braces for massive storm

Hurricane Harvey: Texas braces for massive storm

Media captionForecasters have labelled Harvey a “life-threatening storm” Texas is bracing itself for Hurricane Harvey, which may be the worst storm to hit the US mainland in 12 years. Harvey, currently a category two storm in the Gulf of Mexico, is expected to make landfall on Texas’ central coast late on Friday or early Saturday. […]

Trump economic aide Gary Cohn chides him on Charlottesville

Trump economic aide Gary Cohn chides him on Charlottesville

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cohn was present at the news conference in which Trump defended ‘both sides’ US President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser has criticised the White House’s response to a far-right rally this month in Virginia. National Economic Council director Gary Cohn told the Financial Times the administration “must do better” […]

Hurricane Harvey: Texas braces for category three storm

Hurricane Harvey: Texas braces for category three storm

Media captionForecasters have labelled Harvey a “life-threatening storm” Texas is bracing itself for Hurricane Harvey – the worst storm to hit the US mainland in 12 years. The category-two hurricane, currently in the Gulf of Mexico, is expected to make landfall along the state’s central coast on Friday night. The National Hurricane Center said storm […]

Florida inmate Mark Asay to be executed by experimental injection

Florida inmate Mark Asay to be executed by experimental injection

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mark Asay – who has white supremacist tattoos – admits one murder, but denies the other A white supremacist convicted of two racially motivated murders three decades ago in Florida is to be put to death by lethal injection. Mark Asay will be the first white man in state history […]

Trump blames Republicans for legislative ‘mess’

Trump blames Republicans for legislative ‘mess’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption From left: McConnell, Trump and Ryan US President Donald Trump has ratcheted up a bitter feud with the leadership of his own party, blaming them for a legislative “mess”. The Republican president blamed Mitch McConnell for failing to pass measures on the US debt limit and healthcare. It came […]

Massachusetts woman claims record $758m lottery jackpot

Massachusetts woman claims record $758m lottery jackpot

Image copyright WBZ-TV) Image caption The winning ticket was bought at a petrol station in Chicopee, Massachusetts The winner of the biggest jackpot in North American history – $758.7m (£590m) – has come forward to collect her prize, lottery officials say. A middle-aged woman is said to have bought the ticket at a Chicopee, Massachusetts, […]