US expands powers to deport migrants without going to court

US expands powers to deport migrants without going to court

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rights activists protesting against ICE near the organisation’s headquarters in Washington DC last week The US government is introducing a new fast-track deportation process that will bypass immigration courts. Under the new rules, any undocumented migrants who can’t prove they’ve been in the US continuously for more than two years […]

Massive protests held in Puerto Rico after governor refuses to step down

Massive protests held in Puerto Rico after governor refuses to step down

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Protesters begin gathering for an expected march on one of the island’s busiest highways Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Puerto Rico to demand the resignation of the island’s embattled governor, Ricardo Rossell√≥. It comes a day after Mr Rossell√≥ said he would not step down […]

Iran says it arrested CIA spies and sentenced some to death

Iran says it arrested CIA spies and sentenced some to death

Media captionIran releases footage of seized “fuel-smuggling” tanker on Thursday Iran says it has arrested 17 spies who it says were working for the CIA, and sentenced some of them to death. The intelligence ministry said the suspects had been collecting information in the nuclear, military and other sectors. US President Donald Trump has dismissed […]

Imran Khan: Pakistan PM meets Trump in bid to mend ties

Imran Khan: Pakistan PM meets Trump in bid to mend ties

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Donald Trump has been a fierce critic of Pakistan Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is at the White House for his first face-to-face talks with US President Donald Trump. The meeting is part of a push to mend relations, which have been strained by the Afghan conflict. Mr Trump reduced […]

Robert Morgenthau: New York prosecutor who battled the mafia

Robert Morgenthau: New York prosecutor who battled the mafia

Image copyright Reuters When Robert Morgenthau passed away in New York, aged 99, he died where he had fought. As one of America’s longest-serving public prosecutors, he proved to be the scourge of mobsters, crooked politicians and white collar criminals. The legendary lawyer oversaw some of the city’s most sensational cases, from the murder of […]

American and Australian tourists killed in Canada

American and Australian tourists killed in Canada

Image copyright New South Wales Police Image caption The bodies of Chynna Deese (left) and Lucas Fowler were discovered last week Canadian police are investigating the murder of two young travellers who were killed in northern British Columbia. The RCMP says American Chynna Deese, 24, and Australian Lucas Fowler, 23, were found dead last week. […]

Apollo 11: World celebrates 50th anniversary of first Moon landing

Apollo 11: World celebrates 50th anniversary of first Moon landing

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Images from the Apollo 11 mission were projected onto the Washington Monument in Washington DC Thousands of people have been celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing. On 20 July 1969, the Eagle module from Apollo 11 landed at Tranquility Base. Hours later, at 21:56 CT (03:56 […]

Dangerous heatwave starts hitting US and Canada

Dangerous heatwave starts hitting US and Canada

Media captionTemperatures rising for USA Extremely hot weather has started to hit most of the United States, with temperatures set to peak over the weekend, meteorologists say. The heatwave could affect about 200 million people in major cities like New York, Washington and Boston in the East Coast, and the Midwest region too. In some […]

Mitch Petrus: Former New York Giants player dies from heatstroke

Mitch Petrus: Former New York Giants player dies from heatstroke

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mitch Petrus died on Thursday after working outside in his family’s shop Former NFL player Mitch Petrus has died from heatstroke at the age of 32. He was working outside at his family’s business in Little Rock, Arkansas when he fell ill on Thursday. He died in hospital that […]

Minnesota crowd welcomes home Ilhan Omar amid Trump row

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