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North Korea ‘detains US citizen Kim Hak-song’

North Korea ‘detains US citizen Kim Hak-song’

Image copyright PUST Image caption Kim Hak-song is said to have worked for the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology North Korea says it has detained a US citizen on suspicion of “hostile acts” against the state. Kim Hak-song worked at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) and was held on 6 May, […]

North Korea ‘detains US citizen Kim Hak-song’

North Korea ‘detains US citizen Kim Hak-song’

Image copyright PUST Image caption Kim Hak-song is said to have worked for the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology North Korea says it has detained a US citizen on suspicion of “hostile acts” against the state. Kim Hak-song worked at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) and was held on 6 May, […]

Senate Republicans doubtful of American Health Care Act

Senate Republicans doubtful of American Health Care Act

Image copyright Reuters Image caption House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said the bill is one big tax break for the rich Republican senators are sounding sceptical of an Obamacare replacement passed by members of their own party in the House of Representatives. The measure brings President Donald Trump’s party a step closer to scrapping the […]

Somalia conflict: US suffers rare combat loss in al-Shabab clash

Somalia conflict: US suffers rare combat loss in al-Shabab clash

Image copyright AFP Image caption Al-Shabab fighters perform military drills at a village about 25km outside Mogadishu in 2011 A US soldier has been killed in Somalia, the first confirmed US combat death there since the disastrous Black Hawk Down incident in 1993. The soldier died on Thursday during operations against al-Shabab militants about 40 […]

Trayvon Martin to receive honorary college degree

Trayvon Martin to receive honorary college degree

Image copyright Getty Images Florida Memorial University will award a posthumous degree to Trayvon Martin, five years after the black teen was shot dead by a neighbourhood watchman. The teen’s parents will accept a degree in aeronautical science on his behalf on 13 May. The university said it wants to honour the 17-year-old’s ambition to […]

Obamacare is ‘dead’ says Trump after healthcare victory

Obamacare is ‘dead’ says Trump after healthcare victory

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There were slaps on the back from a triumphant Republican leadership President Donald Trump has declared Obamacare “dead” after the Republican healthcare bill was narrowly passed by the lower chamber of Congress. The 217-213 vote marked his first legislative victory and goes some way to keeping a key campaign promise […]

Obamacare is ‘dead’ says Trump after healthcare victory

Obamacare is ‘dead’ says Trump after healthcare victory

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There were slaps on the back from a triumphant Republican leadership President Donald Trump has declared Obamacare “dead” after the Republican healthcare bill was narrowly passed by the lower chamber of Congress. The 217-213 vote marked his first legislative victory and goes some way to keeping a key campaign promise […]

Obamacare v Republican plan compared

Obamacare v Republican plan compared

Image copyright Getty Images Republican politicians have campaigned on repealing President Barack Obama’s healthcare reforms pretty much since they were enacted in 2010. Now, with a governing majority, they’ve had to come up with a replacement plan – a task that has proved much more challenging than they may have imagined. Here’s a look at […]

Delta Air Lines kicks US family off flight after row over toddler

Delta Air Lines kicks US family off flight after row over toddler

Image copyright Brian Schear Image caption The Schears and their two toddlers were forced off the flight US airline Delta is facing a public-relations problem after a family claimed they were kicked off a flight for refusing to give up a child’s seat. “This is a federal offence and then you and your wife will […]

Woman who helps thirsty pigs evades jail

Woman who helps thirsty pigs evades jail

Image copyright Courtesy Toronto Pig Save Image caption Animal rights activist Anita Krajnc giving water to pigs A Canadian activist who faced time behind bars for giving water to pigs has been found not guilty. An Ontario judge dismissed mischief charges against Anita Krajnc, ending a legal battle that captured the global attention of animal […]

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