White House briefing bar: Media groups condemn exclusion

Media captionSean Spicer is challenged about selected media being barred from his press briefing Media groups have reacted angrily after several, including the BBC, were barred from an informal briefing with White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. The excluded New York Times said the move was “an unmistakable insult to democratic ideals”. The bar came […]

Mexico warns US over border wall funding

Mexico warns US over border wall funding

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mexico “would have to respond” to a US border tax, Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray says Mexico has warned the US against imposing a unilateral tax on Mexican imports to finance a border wall, saying it could respond in kind. Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said the government could place tariffs on […]

Olathe shooting: India shocked after national killed in US

Olathe shooting: India shocked after national killed in US

Image copyright Facebook Image caption From left: Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who died; Alok Madasani, who was injured; and Ian Grillot, also injured India has expressed shock after the fatal shooting of an Indian national in the US, amid reports that the attack may have been racially motivated. Srinivas Kuchibhotla died shortly after Wednesday’s attack at a […]

Trump promises border wall ‘soon, way ahead of schedule’

Media captionFive things we learned about President Trump from his address to conservative activists. US President Donald Trump has vowed to start building a wall on the Mexican border “soon, way ahead of schedule”, in a speech at a conservative event. Addressing the Conservative Political Action Congress (CPAC), he vowed to always put American citizens […]

Trump promises border wall ‘soon, way ahead of schedule’

Media captionPresident Trump: “(The wall) it’s going to start soon, way ahead of schedule” US President Donald Trump has vowed to start building a wall on the Mexican border “soon, way ahead of schedule”, in a speech at a conservative event. Addressing the Conservative Political Action Congress (CPAC), he vowed to always put American citizens […]

Man held as two Indians shot in Kansas bar

Media captionKansas shooting ‘hero’ counted the gunman’s shots Police are investigating whether the fatal shooting of a man in the US state of Kansas was racially motivated. Three men were wounded in the shooting at a crowded bar in Olathe on Wednesday night and one of them later died. A barman told local media a […]

Drunk woman drove for two miles with man in windscreen

Drunk woman drove for two miles with man in windscreen

Image copyright AP Image caption Wilkins was sentenced to 25 years for the second-degree murder A former substance abuse counsellor who drove while drunk for two miles (3.3km) with a pedestrian’s body embedded in her windscreen has been jailed. Sherri Lynn Wilkins, 55, pleaded no contest to the 2012 hit-and-run murder and was sentenced to […]

Beyonce pulls out of headlining Coachella Festival ‘on doctor’s orders’

Beyonce pulls out of headlining Coachella Festival ‘on doctor’s orders’

Beyonce has pulled out of performing at California’s Coachella music festival in April under doctor’s orders. The pregnant singer was due to top the bill at the annual festival in the California desert on 15 and 22 April. Organisers have said Beyonce will headline the event in 2018 instead. “Following advice of doctors to keep […]

This woman knows who’s won the Oscars

This woman knows who’s won the Oscars

Image copyright PwC Image caption Martha Ruiz and Brian Cullinan are the only two people who know the results in advance On Sunday, the eyes of the world will be on the Oscars. But two people already know who’s won. You’ve never heard of Martha Ruiz and Brian Cullinan. They haven’t been in any films […]

Trump repeats call for US nuclear supremacy

Trump repeats call for US nuclear supremacy

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump criticised the New Start treaty between the US and Russia as a “bad deal” President Donald Trump has said he wants the United States to expand its nuclear arsenal, in his first comments on the issue since taking office. Mr Trump said it would be “wonderful” if no […]

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