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Weather

US: Torrential rain, flooding to continue across northeast

Stagnant weather pattern responsible for record rain for many cities on the east coast.

US: Torrential rain, flooding to continue across northeast

US & Canada

Trump calls ex-White House aide 'wacky' and a 'lowlife'

US president's comments on Omarosa Manigault Newman come in response to the former aide's tell-all book.

US & Canada

FBI agent fired over 'anti-Trump texts'

Veteran FBI agent Peter Strzok was removed from the Russia inquiry after his texts criticising US president were discovered.

US & Canada

Charlottesville: A symbol of US' deepening racial divides?

A year after deadly white supremacist rally in Virginia, activists say racism still exists in the city but the community is pulling together.

United States

Anti-racists outnumber small far-right protest in DC

Counterprotesters descend on US capital as far right holds 'Unite the Right 2' a year after fatal Charlottesville rally.

Inside Story

Is the US looking for war in space?

Washington has announced the creation of a new armed space force by 2020.

Canada

Saudi-Canada dispute: Students forced to return home

Students from Saudi Arabia studying Canada are have been ordered by their government to leave the country in the middle of their courses.

The Far Right

Charlottesville repeated? DC braces for far-right rally

A year after the deadly car-ramming in Charlottesville, Virginia, white supremacists plan 'Unite the Right 2' in DC.

'Unite the Right': DC braces for far-right rally, counterprotests

Donald Trump

NFL anthem protests: Trump wants players suspended

Donald Trump and US conservatives continue their campaign against athletes who seek to draw attention to the treatment of minority communities by kneeling during the US anthem.

United States

US: Charlottesville deeply scarred one year after deadly protests

The protest, which degenerated into violence, was against the removal of a Confederate statue, a cause celebre of the US 'alt-right', and ended with the murder of an antiracist counterprotester.

Opinion

Charlottesville one year on: Cauldron of racism is still seething

On the first anniversary of the deadly 'Unite the Right' rally, Trump continues to fan the flames of American racism.

David A Love

by David A Love

David A Love

United States

'Stolen' plane from Seattle airport crashes into island

'Suicidal' employee commandeers aircraft with no passengers on board and it later crashed on an island near Tacoma.

'Stolen' plane from Seattle airport crashes into island

Women's Rights

New US asylum rules leave abuse survivors 'always afraid'

Survivors and advocates warn decision to stop granting asylum to domestic violence survivors will lead to more deaths.

New US asylum rules leave abuse survivors 'always afraid'

Health

US jury backs man who says weed killer caused cancer

Agribusiness giant ordered to pay damages to man who says he got terminal illness after using popular weed killer.

US & Canada

Shooting in eastern Canada leaves at least four dead

Suspect in custody after shooting in eastern Canada leaves two civilians and two police officers dead.

Fredericton shooting: At least 4 killed in Canada's New Brunswick