Heidi Zhou-Castro

Heidi Zhou-Castro

US & Canada

US seafood industry struggles without foreign workers

The Trump administration's tightening of H-2B visas has resulted in a shortage of seasonal workers in Maryland's crab picking industry which, in turn, is driving some US businesses and towns to the brink.

US seafood industry struggles without foreign workers

United States

US Immigration: opposition builds to Trump's policy

The government has separated at least 2,000 children from their parents on the border since Trump's 'zero tolerance' policy took effect in April.

US Immigration: opposition builds to Trump's policy

United States

US gun control: Students urge Trump to 'do the right thing'

Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida have voiced their anger and frustration at President Trump during a listening session on school safety at the White House.

US gun control: Students urge Trump to 'do the right thing'

US & Canada

US repeals net neutrality rules

Net neutrality rules protecting open internet access have been repealed by the US government.

US repeals net neutrality rules

US & Canada

US military ‘close’ to sending cyber soldiers to battlefields

Coming soon to the front lines of combat, US cyber soldiers, armed with keyboards, codes and electromagnetic tools to support traditional military operations.

US military ‘close’ to sending cyber soldiers to battlefields

Nuclear weapons

How US citizens were first nuclear bomb victims

History's first victims of a nuclear bomb were US citizens caught in the radiation field of a test bomb in New Mexico.

How US citizens were first nuclear bomb victims

Agriculture

Planting an idea: Arizona library loans seeds for education

A Tucson public library has linked up with a local food bank to combat hunger and create green spaces in people's homes, by offering agriculture courses and over 26,000 packets of seeds to local residents.

Planting an idea: Arizona library loans seeds for education

Politics

Disabled 10-year-old immigrant faces deportation in the US

A 10-year-old girl living with cerebral palsy could be facing deportation from the United States. Mexican-born Rosa Maria Hernandez spent nine days separated in a juvenile immigration detention centre - before being returned to her parents.

Disabled 10-year-old immigrant faces deportation in the US

Hurricane

Houston residents celebrate Astros World Series 2017 victory

The Houston Astros have won their first World Series championship in the team's 55-year history. The baseball glory comes as a boost to morale for the Texan city still recovering from the weeks of flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.

Houston residents celebrate Astros World Series 2017 victory

Politics

Trump to release trove of secret JFK documents

Secret documents about the assassination of US President John F Kennedy are to be released on Thursday.

Trump to release trove of secret JFK documents

US & Canada

Did the Las Vegas shooter plan a different attack?

Police say Stephen Paddock may have considered attacking another music festival prior to the Sunday night shooting in Las Vegas.

Did the Las Vegas shooter plan a different attack?

Latin America

Hope fades as search continues for Mexico earthquake survivors

Time is running out for people believed to be trapped under rubble after last week's 7.1 magnitude earthquake in central Mexico.

Hope fades as search continues for Mexico earthquake survivors