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Trump travel ban faces new legal assault in Virginia court

Media captionThe US state with a deep fear of refugees Donald Trump’s travel ban faces a fresh legal challenge, a day after it suffered an appeals court setback. Lawyers for the state of Virginia are arguing in a federal court there is “overwhelming evidence” the policy “resulted from animus toward Muslims”. On Thursday, an appeals […]

Shia LaBeouf’s anti-Trump exhibit shut down over violence

Shia LaBeouf’s anti-Trump exhibit shut down over violence

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Shia LaBeouf (left) launched the He Will Not Divide Us project on the day Mr Trump was inaugurated An exhibit by actor Shia LaBeouf that lambasted President Donald Trump has been shut down because it had turned into “a flashpoint for violence”. The piece of performance art encouraged the […]

Rampaging deer caught by shopper in US

Rampaging deer caught by shopper in US

Image copyright AP Image caption Other shoppers said the deer was caught within one minute of bursting into the grocery store A deer burst through the glass doors of a supermarket and ran amok before being caught by a man shopping for medicine for his cold, local media report. Robert Beck was shopping with his […]

Japan’s PM Abe ‘seeks trust with Trump’ on US visit

Japan’s PM Abe ‘seeks trust with Trump’ on US visit

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Abe and his wife, Akie, arrived at the Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Thursday night Japan’s prime minister says he hopes to build a “relationship of trust” with Donald Trump, as he begins a US visit. Addressing business leaders, Shinzo Abe said economic ties benefited both sides and […]

Refugees flee to Canada from US

Refugees flee to Canada from US

Image copyright AP A small town in rural southern Manitoba says it is hopeful help is coming to assist with an influx of refugee claimants. The municipality of Emerson-Franklin is preparing for more people crossing illegally at the Canada-US border. They had 22 border jumpers cross last weekend. The town of some 700 people, near […]

Trump loses appeal court bid to reinstate travel ban

Media captionBob Ferguson: Travel ban was adopted with “little thought, little planning, little oversight” A US appeals court has rejected President Donald Trump’s attempt to reinstate his ban on citizens from seven mainly Muslim countries. The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals said it would not block a lower-court ruling that halted the order. Mr […]

Canada town feels burden of refugees crossing US border

Canada town feels burden of refugees crossing US border

Image copyright AP A small town in rural southern Manitoba says it is hopeful help is coming to assist with an influx of refugee claimants. The municipality of Emerson-Franklin is preparing for more people crossing illegally at the Canada-US border. They had 22 border jumpers cross last weekend. The town of some 700 people, near […]

George and Amal Clooney ‘expecting twins’

George and Amal Clooney ‘expecting twins’

Image copyright AFP Image caption George and Amal Clooney married in Venice in 2014 Prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and her husband, award-winning actor George, are expecting twins, US media report. The babies are due in June, according to CBS’s The Talk host Julie Chen. Another source close to the couple, quoted by People, […]

Trump backs One China policy in ‘cordial’ call with Xi

Trump backs One China policy in ‘cordial’ call with Xi

Image copyright AP Image caption Mr Trump has been calling world leaders in recent weeks US President Donald Trump has agreed to honour America’s “One China” policy in a phone call with Chinese president Xi Jinping, the White House said. The “One China” policy is the diplomatic acknowledgement that there is only one Chinese government. […]

Attorney General Jeff Sessions: End migrant lawlessness

Media captionJeff Sessions vows to ‘end lawlessness’ America’s new top prosecutor, Jeff Sessions, has said the US must bring an end to illegal immigration, as he was sworn in at the White House. The US attorney general said: “We need to end this lawlessness that threatens the public safety, pulls down the wages of working […]