Trump defends separating immigrant families amid outcry

Media captionThe sound of migrant children separated from parents US President Donald Trump has defended his policy of splitting up families entering the US illegally, defying a growing chorus of condemnation. Speaking at a business convention, Mr Trump said children had to be taken away if their parents were jailed for illegally crossing the US […]

US quits ‘biased’ UN human rights council

Image copyright AFP Image caption US UN envoy Nikki Haley and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the announcement together The US has pulled out of the United Nations Human Rights Council. The body is “hypocritical and self-serving” and “makes a mockery of human rights”, said Nikki Haley, the US envoy to the UN. Ms […]

West Point graduate who wore Che Guevara T-shirt discharged

Image copyright Twitter/ @punkproletarian Image caption Mr Rapone had been serving as an open communist in the US army 10th Mountain Division A West Point cadet who wore a Che Guevara T-shirt to his graduation has been drummed out of the US military. Spenser Rapone, 26, quit on Monday with an other-than-honourable discharge over his […]

Sessions: Child migrant camps ‘not like Nazi concentration camps’

Media captionThe sound of migrant children separated from parents US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rejected claims US holding centres for child migrants separated from parents are like Nazi concentration camps. America’s top law official told Fox News the “zero tolerance” policy was about enforcing border security. President Donald Trump is meeting Republican lawmakers later […]

US migrant children cry for separated parents on audio

Media captionThe sound of migrant children separated from parents An audio recording in which migrant children in the US can be heard crying for their parents has been released as US President Donald Trump remains defiant over his immigration policy. Some 2,000 migrant children have been separated from their parents in the past few months […]

XXXTentacion: Controversial rapper shot dead in Florida aged 20

Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption The rapper’s latest album debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart US rapper XXXTentacion, who quickly rose to fame with two consecutive hit albums, has been killed aged 20. He was leaving a motorcycle dealership in south Florida on Monday when an armed suspect shot him. Police in […]

Beyonce and Jay-Z’s joint album was finished hours before it was released

Beyonce and Jay-Z’s joint album was finished hours before it was released

Image copyright Universal Music Image caption The album was launched with a video shot in the Louvre Beyonce and Jay-Z’s surprise album Everything Is Love was finished just three hours before it was released, their producers have revealed. Fans first heard about the record on Saturday night when video screens at their London Stadium gig […]

Tesla chief Elon Musk accuses worker of sabotage

Image copyright AFP Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has accused an employee of carrying out “extensive and damaging sabotage” at the electric carmaker. In an email to staff, Mr Musk said an unnamed employee made unspecified coding changes to its manufacturing operating system and sent sensitive data to unnamed third parties. The company did not […]

Trump says US will not be a migrant camp

Media captionThe US teens training in border patrol President Donald Trump has said he will not allow the US to become a “migrant camp”, as he stood by his administration’s immigration crackdown. “The United States will not be a migrant camp,” he said at the White House. “And it will not be a refugee-holding facility […]

Trump migrant separation policy: Children ‘in cages’ in Texas

Image copyright US Customs and Border Protection Image caption The authorities released this image of illegal migrants inside a large cage – reporters said they saw unaccompanied children in similar conditions Reporters and Democratic lawmakers have been allowed inside a detention centre that lies at the heart of a growing storm over a new US […]