International: US & Canada

Two Dead And 16 Injured In Florida Nightclub Shooting

Monday, July 25, 2016 Two people have been killed and up to 16 more injured in a shooting at a nightclub in the Florida city of Fort Myers, police say. The attack happened around 00:30 (04:30 GMT) on Monday at Club Blu, which was reportedly hosting a party for teenagers. Three people have been arrested. A p ...

3 Police Officers Killed, 3 Wounded In Baton Rouge Shooting

Monday, July 18, 2016 BATON ROUGE, LA shots rang out nearby Baton Rouge's Hammond Aire Plaza, a local shopping center, leaving three law enforcement officials one East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office deputy and two Baton Rouge Police officers dead and three others wounded. The suspects have yet to be identified b ...

Arrests As US Police Protests Spread

Sunday, July 10, 2016 Protests continue to spread across US cities against the killing of black men by police, following recent deaths in Minnesota and Louisiana. Roads were blocked and missiles thrown in Minnesota, while armed New Black Panther Party members confronted police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dozens of a ...

‘New Security Threat’ In Dallas

Sunday, July 10, 2016 Dallas police say they have heightened security at their headquarters after receiving an anonymous threat, two days after the deadly shooting in the city. SWAT officers were deployed at the main building, in effect placing it under lockdown, local media say. On Thursday, five white police offi ...

Obama Denies US Divided After Dallas Shooting

Saturday, July 9, 2016 US President Barack Obama says the US is 8220;not as divided as some have suggested 8221; in the wake of fatal shootings involving African-Americans. Five white police officers were shot dead by a black man, Micah Johnson, during a protest rally on Thursday. The march was against the ...

Two feared dead in US train derailment

Sunday, April 3, 2016 A train has derailed south of the US city of Philadelphia, with some reports saying two people have been killed and a number of others injured. Amtrak 8217;s Train 89 was heading from New York City to Savannah in Georgia when it struck a mechanical digger 8211; known in the US as a back ...

Obama, Republicans urge Trump to soften tone

Saturday, April 2, 2016 Donald Trump is facing bipartisan pressure to adopt a more presidential tone in his White House run including from Democratic President Barack Obama and Republicans who worry his missteps may do irreparable harm to the party and his campaign. The Republican front-runner came under fire from Obama ...

Border Patrol union endorses Donald Trump

Thursday, March 31, 2016 A U.S. Border Patrol agents 8217; union is endorsing Donald Trump for president, offering the Republican front-runner support on his signature issue of immigration while praising him as a break from the current political system. The National Border Patrol Council, which says it represents 16,500 ...

US comedian and actor Garry Shandling dies at 66

Friday, March 25, 2016 US actor Garry Shandling who influenced a generation of comedians with his Emmy-winning TV series It 8217;s Garry Shandling 8217;s Show has died, aged 66. Los Angeles police told the BBC that Shandling 8220;suffered a medical emergency 8221; on Thursday. Shandling was known for 8 ...

Trump wins in Mississippi, Michigan and Hawaii

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Donald Trump has won three more states, Michigan, Mississippi and Hawaii, in his bid to be the Republican White House nomination. In the Democratic race, Bernie Sanders had a surprise victory in Michigan, but Hillary Clinton increased her overall lead with a big Mississippi win. Ted Cru ...

Wrestler Hulk Hogan left ‘completely humiliated’ by release of sex tape with friend’s wife

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 PRO wrestling legend Hulk Hogan testified that he was completely humiliated when he learned the website Gawker had posted a video of him having sex with his best friend's wife. I was pretty rocked. I felt numb, Hogan told a Florida jury. My arms and hands started shaking violently. ...
Ted Cruz (L) and Bernie Sanders (R)

Cruz And Sanders Win Big On Super Saturday

Sunday, March 6, 2016 Ted Cruz has won the Republican presidential caucuses in Kansas and Maine, strengthening his position as the prime alternative to Donald Trump. The result adds to Mr Cruz 8217;s previous victories in Iowa, Alaska, Oklahoma and his home state of Texas. Although the outcome may have slow ...

Obama to stay in Washington DC after leaving White House

Saturday, March 5, 2016 US President Barack Obama will be moving out of the White House in 2017, but he will not be moving far. Mr Obama said on Thursday the family would stay in Washington while his 14-year-old daughter, Sasha, finishes her education at the elite academy, Sidwell Friends. 8220;Transferring ...
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