Hurricane Nate: New Orleans braces for storm

Hurricane Nate: New Orleans braces for storm

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption New Orleans residents fill sandbags as forecasters warn that Nate will make US landfall as a category two hurricane A state of emergency has been declared in four southern US states with Hurricane Nate gathering strength as it heads towards the Gulf Coast. Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and parts of […]

Rapper Nelly arrested over alleged tour bus rape

Rapper Nelly arrested over alleged tour bus rape

Image caption A lawyer for the 42-year-old artist denied the allegations Rapper Nelly has been arrested after a woman accused him of raping her on his tour bus following a concert near Seattle. Police in Auburn said they arrested the artist after a woman called emergency services at 03:48 (10:48 GMT) to report a sex […]

‘Only one thing will work’ with N Korea, says President Trump

‘Only one thing will work’ with N Korea, says President Trump

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The US president and his North Korean counterpart are at loggerheads over Pyongyang’s nuclear programme “Only one thing will work” in dealing with North Korea after years of talks with Pyongyang brought no results, US President Donald Trump has warned. “Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea […]

Hurricane Nate: Storm heads to New Orleans

Hurricane Nate: Storm heads to New Orleans

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Costa Rica is among central American countries hit by storm Nate A state of emergency has been declared in four southern US states with Hurricane Nate gathering strength as it heads towards the Gulf Coast. Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and parts of Florida have issued hurricane warnings and evacuation orders. The […]

New York City: ‘Islamic State attack plot’ is revealed

New York City: ‘Islamic State attack plot’ is revealed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Security is always tight around Times Square in the centre of New York A jihadist plot to attack New York City including Times Square and the subway system was foiled with the help of an undercover FBI agent, officials say. One man in the US and two others in […]

Canada settles with indigenous ‘Sixties Scoop’ victims

Canada settles with indigenous ‘Sixties Scoop’ victims

Image caption Lead claimant Marcia Brown Martel Canada has reached a major settlement with indigenous victims of the so-called Sixties Scoop. The federal government has announced a payout of C$800m ($635m; £488m) to some 20,000 victims. Starting in the 1960s, child welfare agencies removed thousands of indigenous children from their homes and placed them with […]

Country stars distance themselves from the National Rifle Association

Country stars distance themselves from the National Rifle Association

Two of America’s biggest country music stars have distanced themselves from the National Rifle Association. It’s after Stephen Paddock killed 58 and injured hundreds of country music fans when he opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas. Traditionally country music and gun culture have had a strong friendship. With the genre […]

Storm Nate: Hurricane heads to New Orleans

Storm Nate: Hurricane heads to New Orleans

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Costa Rica is among central American countries hit by storm Nate US states in the Gulf of Mexico are again on a state of alert as Hurricane Nate barrels towards them. Parts of the city of New Orleans, devastated by Hurricane Katrina 12 years ago, are being evacuated. Nate killed […]

Hurricanes take their toll on US jobs market

Hurricanes take their toll on US jobs market

Image copyright Getty Images US employment fell in September for the first time since 2010 as hurricanes Harvey and Irma took their toll on the jobs market. The Labor Department said 33,000 jobs were lost amid a record drop in employment in the leisure and hospitality sector. It blamed the two storms, which struck Texas […]

Trump rolls back access to free birth control

Trump rolls back access to free birth control

Media captionWill Trump let Obamacare ‘implode’? Donald Trump’s government has issued a ruling that allows employers to opt out of providing free birth control to millions of Americans. The rule allows employers and insurers to decline to provide birth control if doing so violates their “religious beliefs” or “moral convictions”. Fifty-five million women benefited from […]