Shihab Rattansi

Shihab Rattansi

US & Canada

Hurricane Harvey victims face toxic contamination

While a great deal of attention was focused on Houston, a place called Port Arthur was hit particularly hard. It is home to the largest oil refinery in the US and residents are worried about possible of toxic contamination.

Hurricane Harvey victims face toxic contamination

US & Canada

Cassini's Saturn discoveries led to space aircraft destruction

Cassini was launched in October 1997 and began orbiting Saturn in June 2004. The data it transmitted since then was invaluable to astronomers investigating the origins of Saturn, its rings and moons.

Cassini's Saturn discoveries led to space aircraft destruction

US & Canada

Many doubt US emergency agency will help Harvey victims

Hundreds of thousands of people in Texas are putting their trust in FEMA to help them recover.

Many doubt US emergency agency will help Harvey victims

US & Canada

Hurricane Harvey: Flooding to continue in Houston

The Trump administration is asking Congress for nearly $8bn as an initial down payment for victims of Tropical Storm Harvey. The White House says it will request additional funding later this month.

Hurricane Harvey: Flooding to continue in Houston

US & Canada

Texas: Floods pose serious health hazards in oil-and-gas centre

A flooded petrochemical plant in Texas that released large amounts of toxins into the air after explosions is just one of many hazards the state's Gulf coast faces after tropical storm Harvey.

Texas: Floods pose serious health hazards in oil-and-gas centre

US & Canada

Religious leaders participate in anti-hate march in US capital

Fifty-four years after Martin Luther King delivered his ''I have a dream'' address on the steps of Washington's Lincoln Memorial, hundreds of religious leaders have held a rally and march in the same city.

Religious leaders participate in anti-hate march in US capital

US & Canada

Boston anti-racist protesters swarm right-wing rally

Tens of thousands of people have marched in the US city of Boston to counter a right-wing 'free speech' rally.

Boston anti-racist protesters swarm right-wing rally

US & Canada

Boston to hold 'free-speech rally'

Another right wing rally, and another counterprotest, will be held in Boston.

Boston to hold 'free-speech rally'

US & Canada

Charlottesville holds vigil in honour of Heather Heyer

Thousands of people carrying candles filled the streets of downtown Charlottesville for a vigil for Heather Heyer, the woman killed at white supremacist rally.

Charlottesville holds vigil in honour of Heather Heyer

United States

Nissan workers in US vote on union representation

Workers at Nissan's assembly plant in Mississippi are voting on whether to be represented by a union. It is the culmination of a 14-year-long battle for labour organisation at the plant.

Nissan workers in US vote on union representation

US & Canada

Trump snubs major civil rights convention

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a leading civil rights group in the US, is questioning why President Donald Trump turned down an invitation to speak at its annual convention.

Trump snubs major civil rights convention

US & Canada

Trump's effort to replace Obamacare in disarray

Third Republican senator declares she will not back party's efforts to repeal 2010 Affordable Care Act without a replacement.

Trump's effort to replace Obamacare in disarray