US office worker fired by a machine

US office worker fired by a machine

Image copyright Ibrahim Diallo Image caption Ibrahim Diallo found himself jobless for three weeks with no idea why “It wasn’t the first time my key card failed, I assumed it was time to replace it.” So began a sequence of events that saw Ibrahim Diallo fired from his job, not by his manager but by […]

US court backs states over web sales tax

US court backs states over web sales tax

Image copyright Getty Images The top court in the US has ruled that states can force online companies to collect sales tax from their customers. Previously, companies without a physical presence in a state were exempt from sales tax collection requirements. The Supreme Court said the physical presence rule was “unsound and incorrect”. The 5-4 […]

Canadian tycoon’s son Blake Leibel convicted of brutal murder

Canadian tycoon’s son Blake Leibel convicted of brutal murder

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Iana Kasian was killed just weeks after giving birth The son of a Canadian property tycoon has been found guilty by a Los Angeles jury of murdering his girlfriend. Blake Leibel, 37, was convicted of torturing and murdering Iana Kasian, mother of his three-week old daughter. Police found Leibel barricaded […]

Migrant children: US battle moves to Congress

Migrant children: US battle moves to Congress

Media captionDonald Trump: “You’re going to have a lot of very happy people” The US political battle over migrant children separated from parents has shifted to Congress, after Donald Trump signed an order to halt the policy. The House of Representatives will vote on broader immigration bills that would fund President Trump’s proposed border wall […]

XXXTentacion: ‘Suspect arrested’ in rapper murder case

XXXTentacion: ‘Suspect arrested’ in rapper murder case

Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption The rapper had been facing domestic violence charges Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the death of US rapper XXXTentacion, US media say. The suspect, named as Dedrick D Williams, 22, is facing a charge of first-degree murder. The 20-year-old rapper, real name Jahseh Onfroy, was shot as […]

Anything to declare? Canadians react to Trump’s shoe smuggling claim.

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Peter Fonda apologises for ‘vulgar’ Barron Trump tweet

Peter Fonda apologises for ‘vulgar’ Barron Trump tweet

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The 78-year-old actor has sparked outrage from both sides for his tweet about Barron Trump Actor Peter Fonda has apologised to President Donald Trump’s family for a “vulgar” tweet about his youngest son and the separation of migrant families. Fonda’s tweet, which has since been deleted, said Barron Trump should […]

Koko the famously social gorilla dies in California

Koko the famously social gorilla dies in California

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Koko with animal psychologist Francine Patterson (left) Koko the gorilla, who is said to have been able to communicate by using more than 1,000 hand signs, has died in California at the age of 46. Instructors taught her a version of American Sign Language and say she used it […]

Migrant children: Trump speaks of plan to halt separations

Migrant children: Trump speaks of plan to halt separations

Media caption‘We’ll be signing something in a little while’ US President Donald Trump has promised action to “keep families together” amid fury over separations of undocumented child migrants from adults. “I’ll be signing something in a little while that’s going to do that,” he told reporters at the White House. The Department of Homeland Security […]

Migrant children: Global outcry rises over US border separations

Migrant children: Global outcry rises over US border separations

Media captionTheresa May: US child detention “disturbing” and “wrong” International condemnation is growing against the US policy of separating migrant families at its border. The UK and Canadian prime ministers, Theresa May and Justin Trudeau, both called it “wrong”. Pope Francis said he supported US Catholic bishops who said it was “immoral”. The Republican-controlled Congress […]