Trump backs down on migrant family separations policy

Media captionDonald Trump: “You’re going to have a lot of very happy people” US President Donald Trump has bowed to public pressure and signed an executive order promising to “keep families together” in migrant detentions. Mr Trump reversed his own policy amid international fury over the separation of undocumented parents and children. He said he […]

Former WWE wrestler star Vader dies at 63

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Leon White pictured with his son Jesse in 2004; Jesse also became wrestler under the name Jake Carter Former US professional wrestling superstar Leon White – better known as Vader by his fans – has died aged 63. His son tweeted: “Around a month ago my father was diagnosed […]

Canadians can buy recreational cannabis from October

Image copyright Reuters Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that recreational use of cannabis will be legalised on 17 October, later than initially expected. Parliament passed a law legalising recreational marijuana on Tuesday but it still needs to be implemented. The law was expected to go into effect on 1 July, but the bill […]

Migrant children: Trump promises to ‘keep families together’

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

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 […]

XXXTentacion: Controversy rages after rapper’s shooting death

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Before his death the 20-year-old found fame online, racking up hundreds of millions of streams The killing of US rapper XXXTentacion has set social media ablaze: vicious arguments have broken out about how to memorialise such a problematic figure, as fans pore over conspiracy theories about the perpetrator and even […]

New Jersey school sued over bullied girl’s suicide

Image copyright Dianne Grossman Image caption Mallory had faced months of cyber-bullying from her classmates The parents of a 12-year-old girl in the US state of New Jersey who took her own life are suing the school district, saying it failed to prevent bullying. Dianne and Seth Grossman say the school ignored repeated complaints that […]

Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen booed at Mexican restaurant

Image copyright Reuters Image caption US Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen (C) Protesters have barracked a Trump administration official as she dined at a Mexican restaurant in Washington DC. The activists heckled Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at the eatery near the White House. The Trump administration is facing international pressure to drop its […]

Migrant family separations: Republicans scramble as border crisis grows

Media captionThe sound of migrant children separated from parents Republicans are scrambling to draft a bill to address the growing outcry over the policy of separating migrant families at the US-Mexico border. US President Donald Trump told a group of House Republicans he would back any immigration bill they passed, a White House spokesman said. […]

Canada legalises recreational cannabis use

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The Senate passed the bill, with 52 votes in favour and 29 against Canada’s parliament has passed a law legalising the recreational use of marijuana nationwide. The Cannabis Act passed its final hurdle on Tuesday in a 52-29 vote in the Senate. The bill controls and regulates how the drug […]