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Christine Blasey Ford: Kavanaugh accuser ‘faces death threats’

Image copyright Researchgate.net/ Getty Image caption Christine Blasey Ford says Brett Kavanaugh attacked her when he was a teenager The woman who accuses US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempting to rape her will not testify to the Senate next week, her lawyer says. Christine Blasey Ford’s attorney told CNN her client has been […]

China hits back at Trump with tariffs on $60bn of US goods

Image copyright Getty Images China has hit back at President Donald Trump by imposing new trade tariffs on $60bn of American goods. It comes after the US slapped duties on $200bn of Chinese imports on Monday, escalating its trade war with Beijing. China will target American goods such as liquefied natural gas, which are produced […]

Brett Kavanaugh: Republican senators call for vote delay

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Brett Kavanaugh denies the allegations A number of Republicans have said the vote on US President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, should be paused while allegations of sexual assault are properly heard. It comes after Christine Blasey Ford accused Mr Kavanaugh of attacking her. The allegation, which Mr […]

Storm Florence: ‘Risk to life is rising’

Media captionGusts & floods: the impact of the storm The “risk to life is rising” from Storm Florence, North Carolina’s governor, Roy Cooper, has warned. In a briefing for the media, he said people should stay off the roads as the threat from floods continued to spread. Despite weakening since hitting the coast on Friday, […]

Brett Kavanaugh ‘sexual assault victim’ speaks out

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Brett Kavanaugh denies the allegations A woman who alleged she was sexually assaulted by US President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, has identified herself. Christine Blasey Ford told the Washington Post Mr Kavanaugh had pinned her to a bed and tried to undress her when they were both […]

Storm Florence: ‘Risk to life is rising’

Media captionGusts & floods: the impact of the storm The “risk to life is rising” from Storm Florence, North Carolina’s governor, Roy Cooper, has warned. In a briefing for the media, he said people should stay off the roads as the threat from floods continues to spread. Despite weakening since hitting the coast on Friday, […]

Brett Kavanaugh ‘sexual assault victim’ speaks out

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Brett Kavanaugh denies the allegations The woman alleging she was sexually assaulted by US President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, has identified herself in an interview with the Washington Post. Christine Blasey Ford says Mr Kavanaugh was drunk when he pinned her to a bed and tried to […]

Storm Florence: ‘Epic’ amounts of rain unloaded on Carolinas

Image copyright EPA Image caption Tropical storm Florence is continuing to unload inches, and even feet, of rain in places US east coast communities face “epic amounts of rainfall” from storm Florence, which has been linked to at least 12 deaths. It has caused catastrophic flooding since arriving as a category one hurricane on Friday. […]

Deadly ‘shark attack’ at Massachusetts beach

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Wellfleet police say the man was pronounced dead at Cape Cod hospital on Saturday A man in his 20s has died after being injured in a suspected shark attack in the US state of Massachusetts. The incident happened at Newcomb Hollow Beach around lunchtime on Saturday. The man was […]

US ‘serial killer’ border agent arrested in Texas

Image copyright Getty Images A US Border Patrol agent has been arrested in the state of Texas on suspicion of killing four women. Officers began looking for Juan David Ortiz in the city of Laredo after a fifth woman allegedly escaped from him and got help from local police. Mr Ortiz, who has worked for […]

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