Donald Trump Jr compares Syrian refugees to Skittles


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Woman in England calls US police to report crime
A woman from Devon calls her local force to report some dangerous driving, but is put through to Barnstable police in Massachusetts instead.

Donald Trump Jr compares Syrian refugees to Skittles
Donald Trump’s eldest son causes uproar on social media by comparing Syrian refugees to the fruit-flavoured sweets Skittles.

US election 2016: George HW Bush ‘to vote for Clinton’
Former US Republican President George HW Bush reportedly says he will vote for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in November’s poll.

Minnesota stabbings: Somali Americans warn of alienation
A mass stabbing attack by a Somali-American teenager in Minnesota has increased the pressure on a community where some feel counter-terrorism tactics are alienating at-risk Muslim youth.

US President Barack Obama urges China to tackle excess capacity
In a meeting with China’s Premier Li Keqiang, US President Barack Obama urges the nation to speed up efforts to tackle excess capacity.

UN ambassador Samantha Power defends Russia war of words
UN ambassador Samantha Power defends Russia war of words

London Mayor Sadiq Khan: ‘I don’t want a bust up with Trump’
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has told the BBC’s Katty Kay he does not want a “bust up” with Donald Trump, but stood by remarks that the US presidential candidate is “playing into the hands” of IS.

Refugee relief
Canada has accepted and resettled 44,000 refugees this year, in part because of private-sponsorship programme that began decades ago in response to a different crisis.

Together again
Lyse Doucet is reunited with a Syrian family she met in Damascus in 2014. The youngest tells Doucet what’s changed since her family moved to Canada.

Jim Carrey sued over ex-girlfriend’s Cathriona White’s death
Hollywood actor Jim Carrey is sued for allegedly obtaining drugs under a false name for his ex-girlfriend, who died of an overdose last year.

US terror blasts : Trump questions NY suspect’s medical care
Republican Donald Trump decries New York bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami getting medical treatment after a bloody shootout with police.

Refusing to stand
Several high school and university sports team players join Colin Kaepernick in protesting US national anthem.

Divided sidewalk
Fargo, North Dakota is home to the state’s only abortion clinic. BBC’s Aleem Maqbool speaks to both protesters outside and the workers inside.

Terence Crutcher, black man shot by Tulsa police, was unarmed
Police in Tulsa in the US state of Oklahoma are investigating the fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher by officers after vehicle breakdown.

NY bomb suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami in custody
New York bombings suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami is in custody after shooting a police officer in Linden, New Jersey, according to US media.

Robot detonates New Jersey device
An explosive device detonates as a bomb squad robot attempts to disarm it near a train station in New Jersey.

Miami’s Wynwood district declared free of Zika virus
The Miami district where the first locally transmitted Zika cases in the US occurred has been declared free of the virus.

Ahmad Khan Rahami: US blasts suspect a ‘very friendly guy’
The Afghan-born American who is in custody after the weekend’s bombings in New York and New Jersey was employed worked at a fried chicken restaurant.

New York bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami held
New York bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami is in custody after apparently being injured in a shootout in Linden, New Jersey.

New York explosion: ‘No evidence of a terror connection’
Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio has told reporters that there is “No evidence at this point of a terror connection”

New York City blast eyewitness: ‘I thought it was a sonic boom’
Manhattan resident David McKay describes the moment an explosion in New York City – which injured at least 29 people – went off.

New York blast: ‘People were running for their lives’
Eyewitnesses describe an explosion which injured at least 29 people in a crowded district of New York City late on Saturday.

New York blast: ‘Huge explosion and we heard screaming’
A loud explosion has shaken part of New York City, witnesses say, prompting fire trucks and ambulances to converge on the scene.

New York City: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump react to explosion
US presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump react to the explosion that injured 29 in New York’s Chelsea neighbourhood on Saturday night.

New York City bomb blast: Extra police deployed
A bomb that exploded in New York City was an act of terrorism, Governor Andrew Cuomo says, but no link to international groups has been found.

First thoughts after New York explosion
BBC News asked New Yorkers about their first reaction to the explosion which injured 29 people in New York.

The moment of the New York blast was caught on CCTV
CCTV has captured the moment of an explosion in New York City; twenty nine people were injured.

Galaxy Note 7: Owners advised not to use on planes
US authorities have advised airline passengers not to switch on or charge Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones while travelling, after reports of the device exploding.

HP buys Samsung’s $1bn printer business
US computer giant HP says it will “reinvent” printers and photocopiers after striking a deal to buy Samsung’s $1bn printer business.

No rush to raise interest rates, says Fed official
There is no rush to raise US interest rates, a Federal Reserve board member says a week before the US central bank announces its latest decision.

Going mainstream
A collection presented at New York Fashion Week is thought to be the first time every model walked the event’s runway wearing a hijab.

Obama’s suprise
The US decision to lift all of its remaining economic sanctions on Myanmar has surprised many, as Jonah Fisher reports.

The new sushi?
Katy Watson and Sarah Treanor visit insect farms in California and Mexico – but is bug eating, or entomophagy, really going to catch on?

Hero or villain?
Oliver Stone’s new movie invites Americans to take a fresh look at the NSA leaker, as Congress balks at a campaign to grant the fugitive a pardon.

America Inc
A new cover story in Newsweek magazine details some of the business connections Donald Trump holds with foreign firms, and how it could potentially set up major conflicts of interest for a Trump presidency.

After Gatsby
Previously unpublished stories by F Scott Fitzgerald will be released next year. Why haven’t they been published before – and what are they like?

Heavy duty
Donald Trump’s admission that he is overweight has become a campaign issue – does it matter?

WP Kinsella, whose book became ‘Field of Dreams’, dies at 81
Canadian author WP Kinsella, whose book Shoeless Joe became the hit film Field of Dreams, dies aged 81 in a doctor-assisted death.

Florida sinkhole causes huge waste water leak into aquifer
About 980 million litres of contaminated water have leaked into Florida’s main underground source of drinking water, officials say.

Third-party candidates Johnson and Stein excluded from debate
Only Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have been invited to participate in the upcoming presidential debate series.

US playwright Edward Albee dies aged 88
US playwright Edward Albee, author of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, dies near New York at the age of 88.

Plane lands on house in Phoenix, Arizona, everyone survives
A pilot, four skydivers and the two occupants of the home have all survived after a small plane lands on a house in Phoenix, Arizona.

US election: Clinton security should be disarmed, says Trump
Republican candidate Donald Trump is accused again of hinting at an assassination of his Democrat rival Hillary Clinton.

Coolio arrested at Los Angeles airport, after loaded gun found
Authorities in the US say rapper Coolio has been arrested after a loaded firearm was found in a carry-on bag during airport security screening.

New Jersey charity race cancelled after pipe bomb blast
A pipe bomb explodes on the route of a charity road race in New Jersey, forcing the event to be cancelled but causing no injuries.

Sound of Music ‘Liesl’ actress Charmian Carr dies
American actress Charmian Carr, who played the eldest von Trapp daughter Liesl in the 1965 film The Sound of Music, dies aged 73.

Emmy Awards 2016: Game of Thrones breaks record
Game of Thrones breaks the record for the highest number of Emmy Awards won by any fictional series.

Minnesota mall knifeman was student, says father
A knifeman who stabbed nine people at a Minnesota shopping centre is identified by his father as a 22-year-old student.

New York bombing suspect named as Ahmad Khan Rahami
New York officials name Ahmad Khan Rahami as a suspect wanted for questioning over Saturday’s blast in the Chelsea area in which 29 people were injured.

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