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Toronto police say scissor attack on a girl’s hijab ‘did not happen’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Khawlah Noman, 11, (L) speaks to reporters with her mother at Pauline Johnson Junior Public School Canadian police say an alleged scissor attack on an 11-year-old girl’s hijab never happened. The girl made headlines last week after she said a man came up to her and tried to cut her […]

The missing – consequences of Trump’s immigration crackdown

In a rural county that voted for Trump, people are shocked to see friends deported and schoolmates disappear. Now a community is coming to terms with the economic and emotional consequences. The Trump team insists the actions of the deportation force, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), is simply a matter of applying the law and […]

Nine charged for giving food to homeless in California

Image copyright Facebook / Homelessness News San Diego Image caption People handed out food and supplies at Wells Park, El Cajon in defiance of a city rule Nine people in California have been charged after they handed out food to the homeless, violating a rule about sharing food in public places. The group were protesting […]

Donald Trump denies being a racist after ‘shithole’ row

Media captionThe president made the comments to White House reporters at his Florida golf resort on Sunday President Trump has denied that he is racist, after a row broke out over his alleged use of the word “shithole” to describe African nations. Mr Trump reportedly used the term last week during a bipartisan Oval Office […]

Hawaii told to fix its alert system after false missile alarm

Media captionPeople were warned to take shelter The US state of Hawaii has been told it did not have “reasonable” safeguards in place to prevent the false missile alert that caused panic on Saturday. Ajit Pai, chairman of America’s media regulator, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), said the error was “absolutely unacceptable”. The 38-minute delay […]

Hawaii missile false alarm triggers shock, blame and apologies

Media captionPeople were warned to take shelter Residents and visitors in Hawaii have been recalling the shock of a false missile alarm, with many saying they thought they were going to die. The alert of an incoming ballistic missile was sent wrongly on Saturday morning by an emergency system worker. Victims of the ordeal spoke […]

Vogue suspends Mario Testino and Bruce Weber amid sexual exploitation claims

Image copyright Getty Images Photographers Mario Testino and Bruce Weber have been suspended from working with fashion magazines including Vogue, amid allegations they sexually exploited male models and assistants. A series of claims were made against the pair in a New York Times article. Weber denies the claims, while lawyers for Testino said his accusers […]

Hawaii missile alert: False alarm sparks panic in US state

Image copyright Twitter Image caption The message Hawaiians saw on their phones An incoming missile alert plunged residents of Hawaii into panic on Saturday morning before it was declared a false alarm. Mobile phone users received a message saying: “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.” State Governor […]

Mark Wahlberg donates reshoot fee to Time’s Up defence fund

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5m to do a reshoot of All The Money in the World, but his co-star was paid $80 a day The actor Mark Wahlberg has donated $1.5m to the Time’s Up legal defence fund. The move comes after it emerged that Wahlberg was paid $1.5m […]

Chelsea Manning: Ex-army leaker to run for US senate

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Manning had her sentence commuted by Barrack Obama in his final days of office Chelsea Manning, the former US intelligence analyst who was jailed for leaking classified documents, is seeking the Democratic Party nomination to run for the US senate in Maryland. In 2013 Manning was sentenced to 35 […]