White House says 'absurd' to claim war declared

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The White House has rejected claims that the United States has declared war on North Korea as "absurd".

Shark fin bans might not help sharks

2017-09-25 16:16

A pair of scientists says efforts to ban shark fins in the US might actually harm attempts to conserve the marine predators.

US will not strike North Korea, says Lavrov

2017-09-25 09:05

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the United States would not carry out a strike on North Korea because it knows Pyongyang has nuclear bombs.

Wave of protests grip NFL after Trump urges fan boycott

2017-09-24 22:53

A wave of protests swept across the National Football League as President Donald Trump escalated his feud with players who kneel during the US national anthem to draw attention to racial injustice.

Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

2017-09-24 17:24

Large amounts of US aid began moving into Puerto Rico on Saturday, welcomed by local officials who praised the Trump administration's response.

Dam fails in Puerto Rico, 70 000 told to evacuate

2017-09-23 10:30

Some 70 000 people were ordered to evacuate their homes after a rain-swollen dam in Puerto Rico failed in the latest disaster caused by Hurricane Maria.

Darfur clashes kill 3 as Bashir urges reconciliation

2017-09-23 09:04

Clashes between Sudanese forces and residents of a Darfur camp for the displaced killed three people, the UN has said, as President Omar al-Bashir urged reconciliation in the war-torn region.

McCain torpedoes GOP effort to repeal Obamacare

2017-09-23 07:00

US Senator John McCain has announced his opposition to the latest Republican attempt to replace Barack Obama's signature health care law, likely dooming the repeal effort.

Asteroid-bound spacecraft zips by Earth for gravity boost

2017-09-22 21:48

An unmanned NASA spacecraft travelling to a distant asteroid has veered toward Earth for a gravitational slingshot manoeuvre that will better aim it toward the Sun-orbiting space rock, Bennu, the US space agency says.

Police reach out after deaf man shot dead

2017-09-22 21:35

The Oklahoma Association for the Deaf says police have reached out since an officer fatally shot a deaf man in Oklahoma City, but that more needs to be done.


North Korea diplomat: Trump has 'declared war'

2017-09-25 17:50

North Korea's foreign minister says a tweet by US President Donald Trump was a declaration of war against his country.

Kushner used personal email for White House business

2017-09-25 09:59

Jared Kushner used a personal email account to communicate with White House aides in his capacity as a senior adviser to his father-in-law US President Donald Trump, according to reports.

Gunman opens fire in US church

2017-09-25 07:37

Authorities say one person is dead and seven others wounded after a masked gunman opened fire in a Nashville church.

GOP health bill in doubt

2017-09-24 21:58

Republican Senator Susan Collins says she finds it "very difficult" to envision backing the last-chance GOP bill repealing the Obama health care law.

US stocks little changed as Trump, Kim exchange threats

2017-09-24 11:00

Investors weigh how seriously to take increasingly heated rhetoric between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-Un.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe and Trump, Togo, Chad

2017-09-23 09:04

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has mocked US President Donald Trump, describing hims as the "Giant Gold Goliath", and more than 50 people have died of cholera in Chad .

Manuel lists five trends that cannot be ignored

2017-09-23 09:00

Investors are taking decisions in an arena of growing complexity, says former finance minister Trevor Manuel who identifies five trends that will shape the future.

US, North Korea in kindergarten fight' - Lavrov

2017-09-23 07:00

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has described the rhetoric between leaders of the United States and North Korea as a "kindergarten fight between children" and urged calm.

Another Obama-era policy rolled back

2017-09-22 21:35

The Trump administration has scrapped Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault.

First Lady heads to WH garden for planting, harvesting

2017-09-22 20:43

Melania Trump is heading out to the White House garden to do some planting and harvesting

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