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White House aide declines to back Flynn over Russia contact

White House aide declines to back Flynn over Russia contact

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Michael Flynn initially denied discussing sanctions but later said he could not be certain A top White House official declined in several interviews over the weekend to defend national security adviser Michael Flynn, amid controversy over his alleged contacts with Russia. Mr Flynn reportedly discussed sanctions with Russian ambassador Sergei […]

Did Adele give a Grammy to Beyonce?

Media captionAdele: “I can’t possibly accept this award!” Adele has apparently turned down the Grammy award for best album, saying Beyonce deserved it more. The pop star was given the night’s top honour for her multi-million selling record 25, but told the audience, “I can’t possibly accept this award”. “I’m very humbled and I’m very […]

Thousands told to evacuate in face of California dam risk

Media captionWater flows from California dam spillway for first time in history At least 130,000 people in northern California have been told to evacuate their homes after the tallest dam in the US was weakened by heavy rainfall. The emergency spillway of the Oroville Dam could collapse at any moment, officials said. People living in […]

Trump travel ban: Policy adviser attacks US federal appeals court

Trump travel ban: Policy adviser attacks US federal appeals court

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Stephen Miller said Mr Trump’s powers to order a travel ban were “beyond question” A top White House adviser has attacked the US federal appeals court for upholding a ruling suspending Mr Trump’s travel ban order. Stephen Miller told US media the court ruling was a “judicial usurpation of power” […]

Al Jarreau: Seven-time Grammy-winning jazz singer dies at 76

Al Jarreau: Seven-time Grammy-winning jazz singer dies at 76

Image copyright EPA Image caption Jarreau was being treated in a Los Angeles hospital Seven-time Grammy Award-winning jazz and pop singer Al Jarreau has died in Los Angeles at the age of 76, his publicist says. The cause of his death was not immediately clear. He was in a hospital being treated for exhaustion. Earlier […]

Donald Trump considers issuing new travel ban

Donald Trump considers issuing new travel ban

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump’s travel ban caused chaos at US airports and sparked protests across the country Donald Trump is considering a new executive order to ban citizens of certain countries from travelling to the US after his initial attempt was overturned in the courts. Mr Trump told reporters on Air […]

Mexico warns citizens in US after woman deported

Mexico warns citizens in US after woman deported

Image copyright AP Image caption Protesters tried to stop a van taking Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos away from Phoenix, Arizona Mexico is warning its citizens in the US to “take precautions” following the deportation of a Mexican woman who had lived in the US for more than 20 years. In a statement, the foreign ministry […]

Trump vows to win travel ban court fight

Media captionThe US state with a deep fear of refugees President Donald Trump has said he has “no doubt” his administration will win legal challenges to his travel ban. In a press conference with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, Mr Trump also promised to move “rapidly” to introduce “additional security” steps for the US next week. […]

Former US National Guard soldier jailed for IS support

Former US National Guard soldier jailed for IS support

Image copyright Reuters Image caption During a six-month trip to Africa in 2015, Mohamed Jalloh met with IS members in Nigeria A former US National Guard soldier who was convicted of plotting to aid the Islamic State group has been sentenced to 11 years in prison. Mohamed Jalloh, 27, a naturalised US citizen, pleaded guilty […]

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, the appeals […]