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St Louis police killing: 30 arrests after acquittal protests

St Louis police killing: 30 arrests after acquittal protests

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Demonstrations continued late into the night At least 30 protesters were arrested in the US city of St Louis after a white former policeman was found not guilty of murdering a black suspect while serving in 2011. Several officers were injured in Friday night’s disturbances. Police say they fired tear […]

Equifax data breach: Credit rating firm replaces key staff

Equifax data breach: Credit rating firm replaces key staff

Image copyright EPA Image caption Equifax’s share price has fallen by more than a third US credit report giant Equifax has replaced two senior staff after revealing last week it had suffered a massive data breach. Data on up to 143 million Americans, about 400,000 Britons and a number of Canadians may have been stolen […]

St Louis officer cleared in shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith

St Louis officer cleared in shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Former officer Jason Stockley moved to Houston, Texas after resigning from St Louis police in 2013. A white former Missouri policeman has been found not guilty of murdering a black man by shooting him five times after a car chase. A judge acquitted Jason Stockley of first-degree murder over the […]

Parsons Green: Theresa May scolds Trump for terror tweets

Parsons Green: Theresa May scolds Trump for terror tweets

Media captionPM: Trump speculation ‘not helpful’ British Prime Minister Theresa May has rebuked US President Donald Trump for suggesting suspects in Friday’s London train blast were known to police. “I never think it’s helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation,” she said. In a tweet, Mr Trump described the attackers as […]

Louisiana university fraternity death ‘possible hazing incident’

Louisiana university fraternity death ‘possible hazing incident’

Image copyright CBS Image caption Maxwell Gruver, 18, died after an unspecified ‘medical emergency’, university officials say Police at Louisiana State University are treating the death of an 18-year-old student as a “possible hazing incident”, campus officials say. Maxwell Gruver, a first-year student from Georgia, died after being rushed to the hospital for an unspecified […]

US policy is ‘not to defend Canada’ in any N Korea attack

US policy is ‘not to defend Canada’ in any N Korea attack

Image copyright KCNA Image caption North Korea’s rocket launch last month was described by Japan as an “unprecedented threat” A top general has told Canadian MPs they cannot count on US support if North Korea launches a nuclear attack on their country. Lt Gen Pierre St-Amand told the national defence committee in Ottawa there is […]

Vatican recalls envoy from US amid child porn inquiry

Vatican recalls envoy from US amid child porn inquiry

Image copyright Apostolic Nunciature of the US Image caption The Vatican says the priest in question has returned from its embassy in Washington, DC The Vatican has recalled a diplomat from Washington DC amid controversy over a child pornography investigation. US officials told the Holy See in August a member of its diplomatic corps could […]

Canada opioid crisis hits small cities hardest

Canada opioid crisis hits small cities hardest

Image caption Supplies at a new supervised injection site located in Surrey, BC Small cities in Canada are bearing the brunt of the opioid epidemic, according to new data from health officials. About 16 Canadians were sent to hospital a day in 2016-2017, although this number varied greatly by region. But nine out of the […]

Do ‘Pray for…’ messages make disaster relief harder?

Do ‘Pray for…’ messages make disaster relief harder?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Volunteers used social media to coordinate rescue efforts during Hurricane Harvey More than 1,000 people asked Magan Flores for help during Hurricane Harvey, despite the fact she had no formal training or official role in the emergency response. “I remember people just calling in pure panic, and me, trying […]

Ex-CIA director quits Harvard over Chelsea Manning posting

Ex-CIA director quits Harvard over Chelsea Manning posting

Image copyright Getty Images Former acting director of the CIA Michael Morell has resigned from his post at Harvard University over its hiring of Chelsea Manning. In a letter announcing his resignation, the 33-year CIA veteran wrote that it was his “duty” to oppose Harvard’s “wholly inappropriate” decision. Ms Manning was convicted of espionage in […]

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