Hurricane Matthew unearths civil war cannonballs on US beach

Hurricane Matthew unearths civil war cannonballs on US beach

Image copyright AP Image caption The discovery on a beach in South Carolina was made in the wake of Hurricane Matthew Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful storm to make US landfall in more than a decade, has unearthed civil war cannonballs on a beach in South Carolina, officials say. A bomb squad was called after […]

Billy Bush suspended by NBC after Trump tape emerges

Billy Bush suspended by NBC after Trump tape emerges

Image copyright AP Image caption Billy Bush has said that he is “very sorry” for the 2005 remarks US TV host Billy Bush has been suspended from NBC’s Today show after a video tape emerged in which he and Donald Trump made lewd comments. Today executive Noah Oppenheim wrote in a memo to the morning […]

Yemen conflict: US ‘could be implicated in war crimes’

Yemen conflict: US ‘could be implicated in war crimes’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US is reviewing its support for the Saudi-led coalition after Saturday’s attack on a funeral The US government is concerned it could be implicated in potential war crimes in Yemen because of its support for a Saudi-led coalition air campaign. Official documents obtained by Reuters news agency show government […]

US elections: Trump details plans to track illegal immigrants

Media captionDonald Trump said those who overstay their visas will be “quickly removed” The US Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, has said he will develop a tracking system to help authorities control immigration. Speaking on the campaign trail in Iowa, he outlined what he called an “entry-exit” programme, which would track those who overstay their […]

American Football player Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem

American Football player Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Kaepernick made the protest during an exhibition game (file picture) A US National Football League (NFL) quarterback has refused to stand for the national anthem in protest at what he sees as racial injustice. Colin Kaepernick, who plays with the San Francisco 49ers, remained seated as the anthem was played. […]

Maine Governor Paul LePage criticised for ‘racist’ remarks

Maine Governor Paul LePage criticised for ‘racist’ remarks

Image copyright AP Image caption Governor LePage held up mugshots he said showed that most men arrested in Maine on drug charges were black The governor of Maine has said that people of colour were enemies of his state, and appeared to suggest they should be shot. Speaking about Maine’s effort to combat drug crime, […]

Donald Trump doctor admits writing health note in five minutes

Donald Trump doctor admits writing health note in five minutes

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Donald Trump’s doctor claimed the candidate would be “healthiest individual ever elected” Donald Trump’s doctor has said he spent just five minutes on a letter endorsing the Republican candidate’s health, while Mr Trump’s car waited outside. “In the rush I think some of those words didn’t come out exactly the […]

Canadians switched at birth in second case at hospital

Canadians switched at birth in second case at hospital

Image caption The men were raised by each other’s biological parents Two men in a remote community in Canada have found out they were switched at birth 41 years ago. Leon Swanson and David Tait Jr know each other and continue to live in the same town of 5,000 people, who are mostly indigenous from […]

Ex-PM Stephen Harper quits Canada politics

Ex-PM Stephen Harper quits Canada politics

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Harper and his wife have stayed in Calgary since the election defeat Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper has given up his seat as an MP, leaving Canadian politics after more than 20 years to focus on his businesses. The news comes 10 months after Mr Harper lost the election […]

Sarah Palin warns Donald Trump on deportation U-turn

Sarah Palin warns Donald Trump on deportation U-turn

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mrs Palin says there would be a “huge erosion of support” if Mr Trump softens his immigration policy Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has warned Donald Trump of “massive disappointment” if he backs down on his plan to deport undocumented immigrants. The Republican presidential nominee has signalled he will […]