US expands travel ban to include N Korea

US expands travel ban to include N Korea

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Passengers arrive at Washington’s international airport in July after the Supreme Court The United States has expanded its controversial travel ban to include people from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad. The White House said the restrictions follow a review of information sharing by foreign governments. Donald Trump issued a presidential […]

Trump NFL row: Defiance after US president urges boycott

Trump NFL row: Defiance after US president urges boycott

Media captionWarriors head coach Steve Kerr: Trump comments ‘awful’ US President Donald Trump has urged a boycott of the National Football League (NFL) to force teams to punish players who protest during the national anthem. Mr Trump’s comments have been condemned as “offensive” and “divisive”. At the start of the first game since the row […]

Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico facing crisis

Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico facing crisis

Media captionHeavy rainfall from Hurricane Maria put stress on the Guajataca Dam Puerto Rico is facing a growing crisis in the wake of Hurricane Maria, which has knocked out water, electricity, and telephone services. The entire population is still without power and engineers say it could take months to be restored. A dam remains in […]

Trump NFL row: Sports stars round on US president

Trump NFL row: Sports stars round on US president

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump holding a customised Patriots jersey he was presented with earlier this year US President Donald Trump is facing growing condemnation from the sports world after his criticism of players. On Friday, Mr Trump said the National Football League (NFL) should fire players who protest during the US […]

Trump rails against Republican Obamacare rebels

Trump rails against Republican Obamacare rebels

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Trump said Republicans who oppose the new plan “don’t have the guts to vote for it” US President Donald Trump has hit out at Republicans who are refusing to back the latest effort to repeal Obama-era healthcare legislation. Speaking in Alabama, he said senators from his party who opposed […]

Puerto Rico dam failure ‘imminent’ after Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico dam failure ‘imminent’ after Hurricane Maria

Media captionHeavy rainfall from Hurricane Maria put stress on the Guajataca Dam A failing dam is causing “extremely dangerous” flooding on a Puerto Rico river in the wake of Hurricane Maria, authorities say. The National Weather Service (NWS) said the “imminent failure” of the Guajataca Dam was a “life-threatening situation”. More than 70,000 people live […]

US student trapped in Indiana cave for three days

US student trapped in Indiana cave for three days

Image copyright AFP Image caption Lukas Cavar says he licked moisture from the cave walls to survive A US student spent almost three days trapped inside a cave after he was left behind on a university field trip. Lukas Cavar, 19, was visiting the Sullivan Cave in southern Indiana with the Indiana University Caving Club […]

McCain torpedoes Republican Obamacare repeal plan again

McCain torpedoes Republican Obamacare repeal plan again

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Healthcare affects one-fifth of the US economy Senator John McCain has said he cannot support his fellow Republicans’ latest effort to repeal Obamacare, dealing it a potentially fatal blow. The Arizona senator, who is battling brain cancer, said he “cannot in good conscience” vote for the new plan, which […]

Puerto Rico dam failure "imminent" after Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico dam failure "imminent" after Hurricane Maria

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Floodwaters from Hurricane Maria have destroyed homes in Puerto Rico and knocked out the island’s electricty A failing dam is causing “extremely dangerous” flooding on a Puerto Rico river in the wake of Hurricane Maria, authorities say. The National Weather Service (NWS) said the “imminent failure” of the Guajataca […]

US Health Secretary Tom Price’s private air travel probed

US Health Secretary Tom Price’s private air travel probed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The former Georgia congressman has been tasked by Trump with overhauling the US healthcare system An internal investigation has been opened into Health Secretary Tom Price over his private plane travel on official government business. A spokesman for the agency’s inspector general told the BBC “we take this matter […]

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