USC adjusts spring football game start time – The State

South Carolina football’s annual Garnet and Black Spring Game will start earlier than expected. Kickoff for the game will be noon instead of 2 p.m. to give fans plenty of time to watch football and get prepared for the South Carolina basketball team’s 6:09 p.m. Final Four game against Gonzaga. Admission is free. The Williams-Brice […]

Cyclone Debbie: ‘Monster’ storm makes landfall in Australia

Media captionThe powerful storm is expected to last for hours A powerful cyclone carrying winds of up to 263km/h (163 mph) has made landfall in Queensland, Australia. Cyclone Debbie, a category four storm, has left at least 45,000 homes without power and damaged buildings, although it is too early to say how many. PM Malcolm […]

Cyclone Debbie: ‘Monster’ storm reaches Australian islands

Media captionQueensland prepares for imminent arrival of Cyclone Debbie A cyclone carrying winds of up to 263km/h (163 mph) has battered popular holiday islands as it moves towards the coast of Queensland, Australia. More than 25,000 people were urged to evacuate ahead of Cyclone Debbie, a category four storm now predicted to reach the mainland […]

World nuclear ban ‘not realistic’, says US ambassador to UN

World nuclear ban ‘not realistic’, says US ambassador to UN

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption US ambassador Nikki Haley said more than 30 countries would not attend A worldwide nuclear ban is simply not “realistic”, the US ambassador to the UN has said, as nearly 40 countries stayed away from talks on the subject. The US, Britain and France were among the countries that […]

US parents sue to call baby girl Allah

US parents sue to call baby girl Allah

Image copyright ACLU Image caption The parents fear that without a birth certificate their daughter’s US citizenship will be questioned A couple in the US state of Georgia who were banned from naming their daughter Allah are taking legal action. The state Department of Public Health has refused to issue the 22-month-old with a birth […]

Mexico governor says Chihuahua too weak to fight cartels

Mexico governor says Chihuahua too weak to fight cartels

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Corral was speaking days after a local journalist was shot dead in her car The governor of Mexico’s northern state of Chihuahua, Javier Corral, has said his government does not have the means to tackle organised crime. He said he had requested federal resources to help local police fight […]

Scale of Mosul civilian deaths alarms Amnesty International

Media captionJeremy Bowens reports on the make-shift weapons leaving civilians with an impossible choice The US-led coalition against so-called Islamic State appears to be failing to take adequate precautions to prevent civilian deaths during the battle for Mosul, Amnesty International says. The group found evidence pointing to an “alarming pattern” of air strikes in the […]