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Trump warns North Korea's missiles will get better

2017-04-30 22:30

President Donald Trump says after North Korea's latest failed rocket launch that the country will eventually develop better missiles, and "we can't allow it to happen".

Tornadoes leave trail of destruction in East Texas

2017-04-30 19:48

Severe storms, including tornadoes, have swept through several small towns in East Texas, leaving a trail of destruction.

Japan warship to escort US supply vessel in Pacific

2017-04-30 17:31

Media reports say Japan will dispatch its biggest warship since World War II to protect a US supply ship as tensions mount in the region over North Korea.

Egypt urges US to play 'active' Mideast peace role

2017-04-30 10:59

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi urged the United States to help restart negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, a statement from the presidency has said.

US Marines return to Afghanistan's Helmand province

2017-04-30 06:14

US Marines have returned to Afghanistan's volatile Helmand province, becoming the first to be deployed in the war-torn country since Nato forces ended their combat role.

Trump’s 100-day report card

2017-04-30 06:02

US President Donald Trump discovered the limits of executive orders and presidential actions when his ban on the entry of travellers from seven mainly Muslim nations was overturned in the courts before being rewritten – and then suspended again.

Southeast Asian leaders wrestle over China

2017-04-29 18:09

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte faces little support at a regional summit in his efforts to weaken Southeast Asian resistance to Chinese expansionism.

Facebook gearing up to fight political propaganda

2017-04-29 08:32

Facebook is acknowledging that governments and other malicious non-state actors are using its social network to shift public sentiment.

Trump's tweets cooling - and the impact is fading a bit

2017-04-29 07:32

President Trump's tweets are the 140-character bursts that helped define the first 100 days of his presidency. But they seem to be losing some of their impact as his tone has cooled.

Warren 'troubled' by report of Wall Street-paid Obama speech

2017-04-28 22:06

US Senator Elizabeth Warren says she's "troubled" by reports that former president Barack Obama will give a speech at a health care conference that'll be paid for by a Wall Street firm.

 

2 school officials resign amid sex abuse claims

2017-04-30 22:30

A Connecticut boarding school says two former headmasters have resigned as life trustees after a report that alleged teachers had sexually abused students.

Trump: North Korea's Kim is 'a pretty smart cookie'

2017-04-30 17:40

US President Donald Trump has offered some backhanded praise for North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, calling him "a pretty smart cookie" in a television interview.

SpaceX postpones classified US military launch

2017-04-30 17:31

SpaceX on Sunday has postponed the launch of a secretive US government payload, known only as NROL-76, due to a "sensor issue" with the rocket.

Winter lingers in New England and so will the mud

2017-04-30 09:00

Mud season is an annual mucky rite of passage in the lives of northern New Englanders in the American state of Maine and they're enjoying more mud than usual.

From Harvard with love

2017-04-30 06:02

A Harvard student from Umlazi township in KwaZulu-Natal has set up an initiative to give back to society by collecting and supplying textbooks to needy public schools across the country.

Trump says he's brought 'profound change' to Washington

2017-04-29 21:36

On Day 100 in office, Trump to visit Pennsylvania to talk tough on trade, mark milestone with rally

French ship in Japan for drill as N Korea tensions rise

2017-04-29 16:26

A French warfare ship has arrived in Japan for an international drill as tensions mounted over North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch.

Arkansas governor dismisses calls for full execution probe

2017-04-29 07:48

The Arkansas governor says he sees no reason for anything beyond a routine review of execution procedures after an inmate lurched and convulsed 20 times during a lethal injection.

Reports: US troops deploy along Syria-Turkish border

2017-04-28 22:06

A Syrian war monitor and Kurdish activists say US armoured vehicles have deployed in areas in northern Syria along the border with Turkey.

Trump: Gun lobby has friend in the White House

2017-04-28 22:06

The US's powerful gun lobby has "a true friend and champion in the White House", President Donald Trump has said in an address to the National Rifle Association.

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