Colorado police hunt ‘Mad Pooper’ jogger

Colorado police hunt ‘Mad Pooper’ jogger

Image copyright KKTV Image caption The city police department said the woman’s behaviour is “abnormal” Police in Colorado are looking for a mystery jogger – dubbed “the Mad Pooper” – who keeps defecating outside a family’s home. Cathy Budde says the woman has left human waste in front of her property about seven times in […]

Trump: US would destroy North Korea if forced to defend itself

Trump: US would destroy North Korea if forced to defend itself

Media captionWhich ‘rogue states’ are in Trump’s new axis of evil? US President Donald Trump has told the UN General Assembly that America would destroy North Korea if forced to defend itself or its allies. In his debut speech, he mocked North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, saying: “Rocket man is on a suicide mission.” North […]

New surge in migrants crossing US-Canada border

New surge in migrants crossing US-Canada border

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Taxi cabs regularly drop off asylum seekers on the US side of the border More than 5,700 asylum seekers crossed illegally from the US into Canada last month, a rise of almost 80% on July, government figures show. Canada has seen a surge of refugee claimants in recent months, […]

Toys ‘R’ Us files for bankruptcy protection in US

Toys ‘R’ Us files for bankruptcy protection in US

Image copyright Getty Images Toys ‘R’ Us has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and Canada as it attempts to restructure its debts. The firm was once a dominant player in the US toy market, but has struggled against larger rivals such as Amazon. The move casts a shadow over the future of the […]

Clinton leaves question mark over 2016 election legitimacy

Clinton leaves question mark over 2016 election legitimacy

Image copyright Getty Images Hillary Clinton says she would not “rule out” questioning the legitimacy of the US presidential election if Russia is found to have deeply meddled. The former secretary of state told NPR’s Fresh Air programme, however, she did not believe there was a “mechanism” in place to challenge the outcome. US intelligence […]

Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz shot dead by police

Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz shot dead by police

Media captionFootage shows Schultz refusing to obey police commands, and the moment the student was shot University police in the US state of Georgia have shot and killed an LGBT student activist, sparking an inquiry. Police encountered Scout Schultz, 21, outside a campus dormitory in Atlanta after a call about “a person with a knife […]

St Louis: Police ‘chanted’ after clearing violent protests

St Louis: Police ‘chanted’ after clearing violent protests

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The protests began on Friday over the acquittal of former police officer Jason Stockley Police in St Louis, Missouri, have come under fire for chanting after clearing protests over the acquittal of an officer who shot dead a black man. The chant, “whose street, our street”, is a phrase often […]

Emmys 2017: The Handmaid’s Tale and Big Little Lies the main winners

Emmys 2017: The Handmaid’s Tale and Big Little Lies the main winners

Media captionYour round-up of the Emmys 2017 in two minutes Dystopian TV series The Handmaid’s Tale has scooped the top drama honours at this year’s Emmy Awards. The show won five awards including best drama series, best actress for Elisabeth Moss and best supporting actress for Ann Dowd. Big Little Lies took five prizes in […]

Donald Trump: The UN has not reached its potential

Donald Trump: The UN has not reached its potential

Media captionTrump is to make his debut at the UN General Assembly: Will he listen or lecture? The United Nations is not living up to its potential, US President Donald Trump has said in his first speech at the United Nations. “Focus more on people, less on bureaucracy,” he told a special meeting on reform […]

Paris climate deal: Trump open to staying in, Tillerson says

Paris climate deal: Trump open to staying in, Tillerson says

Media caption“We want to be productive, we want to be helpful,” said Mr Tillerson Donald Trump is open to staying in the Paris accord on climate change, his secretary of state has said, just hours after the White House insisted there would be “no change” to US policy. Rex Tillerson said the US would stay […]