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Cancer-hit Alabama inmate to be executed despite vein damage

Cancer-hit Alabama inmate to be executed despite vein damage

Image copyright Alabama Department of Corrections Image caption Doyle Lee Hamm has been on death row for 30 years Alabama is set to execute a cancer-stricken inmate despite his plea to spare him potentially unnecessary pain. Doyle Lee Hamm, 61, argues his veins are too damaged from cancer and past drug use, and the lethal […]

Justin Trudeau’s ‘Bollywood’ wardrobe amuses Indians

Image copyright Getty Images When it comes to breaking out the traditional Indian outfits, no one is quite as committed as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, says the BBC’s Ayeshea Perera. Justin Trudeau is certainly no stranger to Indian wear – he has regularly worn it during official celebrations of Diwali, the Hindu festival of […]

NRA’s Wayne LaPierre echoes Trump’s plan to arm teachers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Wayne LaPierre warned of a “socialist wave” in America to take away guns and limit individual freedom The head of the NRA has voiced his support for President Donald Trump’s call to arm teachers trained to carry concealed guns. Wayne LaPierre made the remarks at the Conservative Political Action […]

Justin Trudeau’s ‘Bollywood’ wardrobe amuses Indians

Image copyright Getty Images When it comes to breaking out the traditional Indian outfits, no one is quite as committed as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, says the BBC’s Ayeshea Perera. Justin Trudeau is certainly no stranger to Indian wear – he has regularly worn it during official celebrations of Diwali, the Hindu festival of […]

Winter Olympics: USA beat Canada on penalties to win women’s ice hockey gold

Media playback is not supported on this device USA beat Canada to win women’s ice hockey gold The United States beat Canada 3-2 in a sudden-death shootout to win Winter Olympics gold in the women’s ice hockey for the first time in 20 years. The scores were level at 2-2 after five penalty shots each, […]

Arizona couple charged with locking up adopted children

Image copyright Pima County Sheriff Dept Image caption Benito and Carol Gutierrez had passed all checks to adopt children, police said A couple in Arizona have been charged with locking up their adopted children for up to 12 hours at a time with only a bucket for a toilet. Benito and Carol Gutierrez are accused […]

Trump pushes for ban on gun ‘bump stocks’

Media captionTrump signs an order on gun ‘bump stocks’ US President Donald Trump has signed an order to ban bump-stock devices, which were used by a gunman who killed 58 Las Vegas concert-goers last year. Such devices enable a rifle to shoot hundreds of rounds a minute. Speaking at the White House, Mr Trump said […]

Pence and N Korea ‘planned to meet’

Image copyright Pool Image caption Mike Pence was seated directly in front of the North Korean delegation at the opening ceremony US Vice-President Mike Pence was due to meet North Korean officials at the Winter Olympics last week, US officials have said, but the North Koreans pulled out at the last moment. Mr Pence was […]

Six radical ways to tackle US school shootings

Media captionPresident Trump signs an order on gun ‘bump stocks’ After 17 people were killed in Florida, could these measures stop US school shootings? 1. Don’t name the shooter In January 2014, Dr Sherry Towers went to a meeting at Purdue University, Indiana. On the same day, elsewhere on campus, Cody Cousins shot dead Andrew […]

Florida shooting: West Point admits murdered hero Peter Wang

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Peter Wang was one of 17 killed in February’s mass school shooting A junior cadet who died helping other students escape a Florida school shooting has been posthumously accepted into a prestigious US military school. Peter Wang, 15, one of 17 killed in the 14 February attack, was admitted […]