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Donald Trump attacks ‘slimeball’ reporter in war dead row

US President Donald Trump has described as a "slimeball" a journalist who quoted him as saying dead US soldiers were "losers" and "suckers". He likened the Atlantic magazine report to unpro

Trump panned over reports he called US war dead ‘losers’

US President Donald Trump is facing a backlash over reports he mocked American soldiers killed in action as "losers" and "suckers".The alleged remarks were first reported in the Atlantic ma

Daniel Prude: Mayor suspends officers in ‘spit hood’ death

Seven US police officers have been suspended over the death of an unarmed black man who suffocated after being restrained. Daniel Prude, who had mental health issues, died after being put i

Biden calls for police to be charged over shootings

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has urged charges against police who shot two black Americans, Jacob Blake and Breonna Taylor.Speaking in Delaware, Mr Biden did not specify what counts should be brought

Jacob Blake: Trump visits Kenosha to back police after shooting

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has visited Kenosha, Wisconsin, to back law enforcement after the police shooting of a black man sparked civil strife.The Republican

Trump defends supporters accused in deadly clashes

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has defended supporters of his for their alleged roles in recent deadly street clashes.He suggested a teen accused of killing two in Wisconsin la

Portland protests: Trump and Biden clash over street violence

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden have clashed over the violence that has erupted at protests in Portland, Oregon.Mr Trump blamed the Democrat m

Germany coronavirus: Hundreds arrested in German ‘anti-corona’ protests

Media playback is unsupported on your device Police in Berlin have arrested 300 demonstrators during protests against Germany's coronavirus restrictions.Some 38,000 people took to the streets in the city

Chadwick Boseman: Black Panther star dies of cancer aged 43

US actor Chadwick Boseman, best known for his role in Black Panther, has died of cancer, his family say.The 43-year-old died at home in Los Angeles with his wife and family by his side. Bos

Hurricane Laura’s winds batter Louisiana, killing six

Media playback is unsupported on your device At least six people have been killed as Hurricane Laura battered the US state of Louisiana.Winds of up to 150mph (240km/h) caused severe damage, with power cuts to more th

Brenton Tarrant: Christchurch gunman given life term without parole

A New Zealand court has sentenced a man who shot dead 51 people at two mosques to life in prison without parole, the first person in the country's history to receive this sentence. Australi

Jacob Blake: Wisconsin black man ‘will need miracle’ to walk again

The lawyers for the family of a black man shot in the back by police in the US state of Wisconsin say he will need a "miracle" to walk again. Jacob Blake, 29, was shot several times opening

RNC 2020: Trump warns Republican convention of ‘rigged election’

US President Donald Trump has warned his fellow Republicans their opponents may "steal" November's election, as his party anointed him as their candidate."They're using Covid to defraud the American people," Mr Trum

Christchurch mosque gunman Brenton Tarrant’s sentencing hearing begins

The Australian white supremacist who killed 51 Muslim worshippers at two mosques in New Zealand last year is facing survivors of his attack as a sentencing hearing gets under way.Australian

Belarus: Nato rejects claim that foreign troops are on border

Claims by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko that "foreign powers" are organising a build-up of troops on the country's border are baseless, says Nato.Dressed in military fatigues, t

Coronavirus pandemic could be over within two years – WHO head

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) says he hopes the coronavirus pandemic will be over in under two years.Speaking in Geneva on Friday, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the Span

Steve Bannon charged with fraud over Mexico wall funds

Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon has been arrested and charged with fraud over a fundraising campaign to build a wall on the US-Mexico border.Mr Bannon and three others defrauded hundreds

DNC 2020: Obama to blast Trump’s ‘reality show’ presidency

Barack Obama will accuse Donald Trump of treating the US presidency like "one more reality show", in a withering speech to the Democratic convention.The former US president will say his Republican successor "hasn't

Mali’s president resigns and dissolves parliament

Media playback is unsupported on your device Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta has resigned, after being detained by soldiers on Tuesday, state TV reports.In a televised address, Mr Keïta said he

China defends detention of Uighur model in Xinjiang

Media playback is unsupported on your device A Uighur fashion model who filmed himself handcuffed to a bed in an epidemic prevention centre in Xinjiang has been lawfully detained, Chinese officials insis

Belarus: Vladimir Putin ‘pledges support’ for President Lukashenko

Media playback is unsupported on your device Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko says that Russia has agreed to offer security assistance in the case of external military threats.Mr Lukashenko also

US 2020: Postal service warns of delays in mail-in vote count

The US Postal Service (USPS) has warned that millions of mail-in votes may not arrive in time to be counted on the presidential election day, 3 November.In letters to states across the country last month, the agency

Israel and UAE strike historic deal to normalise relations

Israel and the United Arab Emirates have reached a deal to normalise relations, with Israel agreeing to suspend its controversial plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.In a surpris

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris say Trump has left US ‘in tatters’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris have attacked "whining" President Donald Trump as an incompetent leader who has left the US "in

Biden VP pick: Kamala Harris chosen as running mate

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has named Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate - the first black woman and Asian American in the role.Once a rival for the top job, the California senator of Indian-J