Hurricane Irma causes devastation across the Caribbean

Hurricane Irma causes devastation across the Caribbean

Media caption“It was like a horror movie” – Residents of Barbuda describe the destruction wrought by Hurricane Irma Hurricane Irma has caused widespread destruction across the Caribbean, reducing buildings to rubble and leaving at least nine people dead. The small island of Barbuda is said to be “barely habitable”. Officials warn that St Martin is […]

Hurricane Irma: Puerto Rico braces for powerful storm

Hurricane Irma: Puerto Rico braces for powerful storm

Media captionGales and flooded cars in Saint Martin Puerto Rico is bracing for Hurricane Irma after the powerful storm caused at least seven deaths and left widespread destruction in the Caribbean. The small island of Barbuda is said to be “barely habitable” while there were warnings of a “cruel” impact on French territories St Martin […]

NFL’s Michael Bennett accuses police of ‘abusive conduct’

NFL’s Michael Bennett accuses police of ‘abusive conduct’

Image copyright Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports via reuters Image caption Michael Bennett is one of the NFL’s most well-known players, having won the Superbowl in 2014 A high-profile NFL star has accused Las Vegas police of excessive force during an incident after a major boxing event. Michael Bennett, who plays in defence for the Seattle […]

Irma wreaks major damage, Florida prepares

Irma wreaks major damage, Florida prepares

Media captionGales and flooded cars in St. Martin Hurricane Irma has destroyed buildings and caused major flooding on several French island territories in the Caribbean. The four “most solid” buildings on Saint Martin, shared by France and the Netherlands, were destroyed, French Interior Minister Gérard Collomb said. Significant damage is also being reported in the […]

Daca Dreamers: Obama says axing young migrant scheme is wrong

Daca Dreamers: Obama says axing young migrant scheme is wrong

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters gathered outside the US embassy in Mexico City Former US President Barack Obama has attacked the Trump administration for scrapping his scheme to protect young undocumented migrants from deportation. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) programme was rescinded on Tuesday, in a move that could affect some 800,000 […]

Daca Dreamers: US scraps young undocumented immigrants scheme

Daca Dreamers: US scraps young undocumented immigrants scheme

Image copyright AFP Image caption Activists prayed on the Mexican side of the US border for the Daca programme to be retained An Obama-era scheme to protect young undocumented immigrants is to be scrapped, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) programme was introduced five years ago. It […]

Indian couple fly to Florida to beat daughter-in-law

Indian couple fly to Florida to beat daughter-in-law

Image copyright Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Image caption Devbir, Jasbir and Bhupinder Kalsi (left to right) have had their passports held An Indian couple flew 8,000 miles (13,000km) to help “discipline” their daughter-in-law, police in Florida say. Jasbir Kalsi, 67, and his wife Bhupinder, 62, are said to have travelled from the Punjab region to […]

UTC and Rockwell Collins in $30bn aviation deal

UTC and Rockwell Collins in $30bn aviation deal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The deal could give firms greater negotiation power over aviation giants, Boeing and Airbus The maker of Pratt & Whitney jet engines, UTC, has agreed to buy airline parts maker Rockwell Collins for $30bn (£23bn). The tie-up is one of the biggest deals in aviation history and is expected […]

Imam in Storm Harvey fake news never visited Texas

Imam in Storm Harvey fake news never visited Texas

Image copyright Global News/Ibrahim Hindy Image caption Ibrahim Hindy’s picture was used in a satirical news story believed by many to be real A man has reacted with surprise to seeing his photograph used in a fake story spread on social media that an Imam kept a mosque’s doors closed to Storm Harvey victims. Ibrahim […]

Daca: Trump ‘to scrap’ amnesty for young immigrants

Daca: Trump ‘to scrap’ amnesty for young immigrants

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Many recipients of the Daca programme have taken to the streets to defend it US President Donald Trump has decided to scrap a programme that protects young undocumented immigrants, according to reports. He will give Congress six months to draw up legislation to replace the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals […]