Month: July 2019

Democratic debates: Ten candidates over healthcare and immigration

Ten Democratic presidential hopefuls have clashed in a televised US debate that laid bare the way the deep divisions over how best to win in 2020. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, the most liberal candidates in the crowded field, were under attack from their more moderate colleagues. The three women and seven men on stage […]

Sudan suspends schools after student killings

Lessons in all Sudanese schools have been suspended indefinitely amid mass demonstrations over the shooting dead of schoolchildren at a rally. The ruling military authorities ordered schools nationwide to close their doors from Wednesday, the state news agency said. Protesting students gathered in cities including the capital Khartoum following the killings on Monday. Five people […]

Black lawmakers boycott Trump speech commemorating democracy

Media playback is unsupported on your device Democrats from Virginia’s Black Legislative Caucus have protested against a visit by President Donald Trump because of what they termed his “racist and xenophobic” rhetoric. They and other Democrats boycotted the visit. Mr Trump travelled to historic Jamestown to commemorate the 400th anniversary of representative democracy in the […]

Northern white rhino hope after artificial insemination birth

A southern white rhino has been born at San Diego Zoo, California, following artificial insemination. It’s the first sucessful artificial insemination birth of a southern white rhino in North America. The mother, Victoria, is one of six potential surrogate mothers that could be used to save the population of northern white rhinos, of which there […]

Mothers gunned down in Chicago during anti-crime street vigil

Two mothers in Chicago have been killed in a drive-by shooting as they stood on a street corner in an effort to deter gun violence. Chantell Grant and Andrea Stoudemire were volunteers for Mothers Against Senseless Killings and had been camped out at the corner to prevent conflict. They were shot on Friday evening by […]

Mashrou’ Leila: Lebanese rock band pulled from festival after threats

Media playback is unsupported on your device A major Lebanese music festival has cancelled a concert by the country’s best-known rock band, Mashrou’ Leila, “to prevent bloodshed” after church leaders accused the group of blasphemy. The Byblos festival said it was forced to cancel the group’s performance next week on security grounds. Critics of the […]

Russia Instagram influencer Ekaterina Karaglanova found dead in suitcase

A prominent Russian Instagram influencer has been found dead with knife wounds in a suitcase in her rented apartment in Moscow, police say. Ekaterina Karaglanova, 24, was discovered on Friday after her family raised the alarm when she failed to contact them for several days. Ms Karaglanova, who had more than 85,000 followers on Instagram, […]