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Multiple Arkansas executions blocked by judge

Multiple Arkansas executions blocked by judge

Media captionArkansas victim’s husband: ‘My wife suffered big time’ Two court rulings dealt a blow to the US state of Arkansas in its attempt to put to death seven inmates within days. The first, on Wednesday evening, halted the execution due the following day of Stacey Johnson so he could make fresh DNA claims to […]

Canada hits back in dairy dispute with the US

Canada hits back in dairy dispute with the US

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption US dairy organisations have been lobbying the Trump administration to review Canadian dairy policies Canada is pushing back over US President Donald Trump’s criticism that its protectionist dairy policies are hurting US farmers. Mr Trump targeted Canada’s dairy sector as “unfair” in a recent speech in Wisconsin. Dozens of […]

Rob Gronkowski offers help to Sean Spicer in media briefing

New England Patriots star Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski offered to help Sean Spicer keep White House journalists in line. He cheekily popped his head round the door as his team visited President Donald Trump to mark their Super Bowl win. Rob Gronkowski offers help to Sean Spicer in media briefing

Canadian woman faces human smuggling charges

Canadian woman faces human smuggling charges

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption A growing number of asylum seekers have been crossing illegally into Canada A Saskatchewan woman has been charged with human smuggling following a months-long cross-border investigation. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) arrested and charged Michelle Omoruyi, 43, as part of an investigation into asylum seekers crossing illegally into Canada. […]

Fox News: Bill O’Reilly out after harassment claims

Fox News: Bill O’Reilly out after harassment claims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More than 50 sponsors have withdrawn ads from Mr O’Reilly’s show Presenter Bill O’Reilly has been dropped from Fox News over sexual harassment claims, the company says. “After a thorough and careful review of the allegations… Bill O’Reilly will not be returning,” the network said in a one-sentence statement. […]

Fox News ‘to drop host Bill O’Reilly’ after harassment cases

Fox News ‘to drop host Bill O’Reilly’ after harassment cases

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More than 50 sponsors have withdrawn ads from Mr O’Reilly’s show Fox News is reportedly about to drop the country’s top-rated cable news host, Bill O’Reilly, amid claims he sexually harassed female colleagues. The Wall Street Journal – owned by Rupert Murdoch, who also owns Fox News – reports […]

Trump orders Iran nuclear deal review despite compliance

Trump orders Iran nuclear deal review despite compliance

Image copyright EPA Image caption US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson revealed the review had been ordered Donald Trump has ordered a review of the Iran nuclear deal, even though it is complying with all its commitments. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson revealed the review, on the Obama-era decision to lift sanctions on Iran, in […]

Aaron Hernandez, ex-NFL player, kills himself in prison

Aaron Hernandez, ex-NFL player, kills himself in prison

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hernandez had been acquitted of a drive-by double murder last week Former NFL footballer Aaron Hernandez has been found dead in his cell in Massachusetts, officials say. Hernandez hanged himself at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center and was pronounced dead later at hospital. The former New England Patriots tight end, […]

Adidas apologises for ‘you survived Boston Marathon’ email

Adidas apologises for ‘you survived Boston Marathon’ email

Image copyright Getty Images Adidas has apologised for sending an email praising runners who had “survived” the 2017 Boston Marathon. At the same event in 2013, three people were killed and 260 injured when two bombs exploded near the finish line. The sportswear giant admitted its choice of words had been “insensitive” and said it […]

US gunman kills three ‘in race attack’

US gunman kills three ‘in race attack’

Image copyright Fresno County Sheriff Image caption Police have blocked off the four different locations where shots were fired Three white men were killed and another wounded when a black gunman opened fire in Fresno, California, in a suspected race attack, police have said. Kori Ali Muhammad shot 16 rounds in 90 seconds in the […]