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Russia warns of ‘dangerous’ escalation over Syria

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Russia is an ally of Syria and gives military backing to its government Russia has warned the US that launching air strikes in response to a suspected chemical attack in Syria could spark a war between the two countries. “The immediate priority is to avert the danger of war,” […]

James Comey: Republican website trashes ‘lyin’ FBI memoir

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Comey is expected to open up about his firing in his new tell-all memoir US President Donald Trump’s allies are mounting an online campaign to discredit a forthcoming memoir by former FBI director James Comey. Mr Comey will next week release a book that is expected to paint […]

Syria ‘chemical attack’: Trump decision on strike ‘fairly soon’

Media captionTrump: Decisions on Syria will be made “fairly soon” US President Donald Trump says a decision on action in Syria will be made “fairly soon”. He told reporters that he and his team were looking “very, very seriously” at the situation, following an alleged chemical attack on the town of Douma. Western powers are […]

James Comey: Republican website trashes ‘lyin’ FBI memoir

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Comey is expected to open up about his firing in his new tell-all memoir US President Donald Trump’s allies are mounting an online campaign to discredit a forthcoming memoir by former FBI director James Comey. Mr Comey will next week release a book that is expected to paint […]

Syria ‘chemical attack’: Trump decision on strike ‘fairly soon’

Media captionTrump: Decisions on Syria will be made “fairly soon” US President Donald Trump says a decision on action in Syria will be made “fairly soon”. He told reporters that he and his team were looking “very, very seriously” at the situation, following an alleged chemical attack on the town of Douma. The White House […]

James Comey: Republican website trashes ‘lyin’ FBI memoir

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Comey is expected to open up about his firing in his new tell-all memoir US President Donald Trump’s allies are mounting an online campaign to discredit a forthcoming memoir by former FBI director James Comey. Mr Comey will next week release a book that is expected to paint […]

Mike Pompeo: Secretary of state nominee denies he is a war hawk

Media captionPompeo: War should always be the last resort US President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state has denied during a confirmation hearing that he is a war hawk. CIA director Mike Pompeo told the Senate that as America’s top diplomat he would always prioritise diplomacy. But one senator asked whether Mr Pompeo would […]

Mike Pompeo: Secretary of state nominee denies he a war hawk

Media captionPompeo: War should always be the last resort US President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state has denied during a confirmation hearing that he is a war hawk. CIA director Mike Pompeo told the Senate that as America’s top diplomat he would always prioritise diplomacy. But one senator asked whether Mr Pompeo would […]

Parkland teacher arrested after leaving gun in public lavatory

Image copyright Miami Herald/ YouTube Image caption Sean Simpson had previously said he was open to the idea of training teachers to carry guns A teacher from the Florida high school where 17 people were shot dead two months ago has been arrested after leaving his gun in a public toilet. Sean Simpson, 43, absentmindedly […]

Pupil ‘crushed to death by seat’ in van outside Ohio school

Image copyright CBS Image caption Kyle’s minivan was discovered by his father after police could not locate it A 16-year-old boy who pleaded with police to rescue him from being crushed by a folding seat in a van has died. Lying trapped in his vehicle parked outside his school in Ohio, Kyle Plush told 911 […]