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Elizabeth Warren reveals DNA test

Elizabeth Warren reveals DNA test

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Donald Trump and Republicans have taunted the Democrat over her reported Native American heritage US Senator Elizabeth Warren has revealed that a DNA test shows “strong evidence” that she has distant Native American ancestry. She took the test after President Donald Trump taunted her in speeches, calling her a […]

US retail giant Sears files for bankruptcy

US retail giant Sears files for bankruptcy

Image copyright Getty Images Sears, the US retailer that that once dominated America’s shopping malls, has filed for bankruptcy. Sears Holdings – which also owns Kmart – filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday. The company has suffered, along with many other traditional retailers, from rising online competition from firms such as Amazon. Sears […]

Trump: Climate change scientists have ‘political agenda’

Trump: Climate change scientists have ‘political agenda’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Donald Trump has said he does believe the climate is changing US President Donald Trump has accused climate change scientists of having a “political agenda” as he cast doubt on whether humans were responsible for the earth’s rising temperatures. But Mr Trump also said he no longer believed climate change […]

Trump on Blasey Ford: ‘She was treated with great respect’

President Donald Trump has brushed off accusations he failed to treat Christine Blasey Ford with respect during an interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes. The question was raised after the US president mocked the testimony of Prof Blasey Ford, who alleged she was sexually assaulted by then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, during a campaign rally. Mr […]

Melania Trump says ‘don’t care’ jacket was a message

Melania Trump says ‘don’t care’ jacket was a message

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Melania Trump wore the Zara jacket in June during a visit to Texas It was a mystery which sparked countless think pieces: Why did US First Lady Melania Trump wear a $39 jacket emblazoned with “I really don’t care, do you?” during a trip to a migrant child detention centre? […]

Andrew Brunson: Pastor in Turkey row meets Trump

Andrew Brunson: Pastor in Turkey row meets Trump

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Brunson and his wife at the airport in the western city of Izmir A US pastor has met President Donald Trump at the White House after more than two years’ detention in Turkey. Andrew Brunson appeared in the Oval Office with President Trump following a case that has strained […]

Deciem founder Brandon Truaxe loses job on judge’s order

Deciem founder Brandon Truaxe loses job on judge’s order

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Passers-by in front of the Deciem in New Covent Garden Market, London The founder of Canadian skincare brand Deciem has been removed from his post by a judge following months of erratic online behaviour and messy firings. The Ontario judge sided with beauty giant Estée Lauder, a minority investor […]

Hurricane Michael: Fears deaths will rise as ‘war zone’ searched

Hurricane Michael: Fears deaths will rise as ‘war zone’ searched

Media captionAerial footage shows the destruction in Mexico Beach, Florida Rescuers are picking their way through devastated areas of north-west Florida amid fears the death toll from Hurricane Michael will rise. At least 17 deaths have been confirmed so far in a swath of destruction stretching up to Virginia. Rescuers have still to search the […]

Hurricane Michael flattens beach town like ‘mother of all bombs’

Hurricane Michael flattens beach town like ‘mother of all bombs’

Media captionAerial footage shows the destruction in Mexico Beach, Florida Hurricane Michael has all but rubbed a Florida beach town off the map after landing like the “mother of all bombs”. The storm smashed into the state’s north-west coast near the community of Mexico Beach on Wednesday afternoon packing 155mph (250km/h) winds. Over 1.4m homes […]

Andrew Brunson: Turkey releases US pastor after two years

Andrew Brunson: Turkey releases US pastor after two years

Image copyright AFP Image caption Andrew Brunson was first arrested in 2016 A court in Turkey has freed a US pastor from house arrest in a case that badly strained ties between the US and Turkey. Andrew Brunson was arrested over alleged links to political groups, including the banned Gulenist movement, after a failed coup […]