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US boy, 9, killed himself after homophobic bullying, mum says

Image copyright CBS A nine-year-old boy has killed himself after enduring four days of homophobic bullying at school in Denver, Colorado, his mother says. Leia Pierce told KDVR-TV that her son, Jamel Myles, revealed to her over the summer that he was gay. She said Jamel wanted to go to school and tell his classmates […]

Trump announces ‘incredible’ trade deal with Mexico

Media captionDonald Trump speaks with the Mexican leader on the phone through a translator The US and Mexico have reached common ground on key trade terms as pressure mounts to complete renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. US President Donald Trump, a frequent critic of the existing deal, announced the apparent breakthrough on […]

Uber ‘to focus on bikes over cars’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Uber has partnered with Lime, whose scooters are available in a number of cities including Paris Uber says it plans to focus more on its electric scooter and bike business, and less on cars, despite the fact it could hurt profits. Boss Dara Khosrowshahi said that individual modes of transport […]

Florida shooting: Video gamer kills two at tournament

Media captionSheriff Mike Williams: “The suspect who took his own life” A participant in a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, has shot dead two people before killing himself, police say. They named the killer as David Katz, 24, from Baltimore and say he used one hand gun. No other suspects are sought. Eleven other […]

Jacksonville shooting: Two killed at video game tournament

Image copyright AFP PHOTO/WJXT TV Image caption Police cars blocked off approaches to the area Two people have been shot dead by a gunman at an entertainment complex in Jacksonville, Florida, police say. They named the killer as David Katz, 24, from Baltimore, who then shot himself dead at the scene. No other suspects are […]

Several killed in mass shooting in Jacksonville, Florida

Several people have been killed in a mass shooting at an entertainment complex in Jacksonville, Florida, police say. The sheriff’s office said on Twitter that many people had been wounded and urged people to avoid the area. They said a suspect was dead at the scene. Reports suggest the shooting happened during a video game […]

John McCain: Vietnam veteran and six-term senator dies at 81

Media captionJohn McCain: US war hero, maverick and political titan Senator John McCain, the Vietnam war hero turned senator and presidential candidate, has died aged 81. Mr McCain died on Saturday in Arizona surrounded by his family, a statement from his office said. He was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour in July 2017 and […]

US North Korea visit: China says Trump criticism is ‘irresponsible’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Problem solved – according to Mr Trump after his June summit with Kim Jong-un China has said it is “irresponsible” of President Trump to suggest it was not putting enough pressure on North Korea over its nuclear programme. Mr Trump had tweeted that China was “not helping” because of trade […]

US North Korea visit: China says Trump criticism is ‘irresponsible’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Problem solved – according to Mr Trump after his June summit with Kim Jong-un China has said it is “irresponsible” of President Trump to suggest it was not putting enough pressure on North Korea over its nuclear programme. Mr Trump had tweeted that China was “not helping” because of trade […]

US North Korea visit: China says Trump criticism is ‘irresponsible’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Problem solved – according to Mr Trump after his June summit with Kim Jong-un China has said it is “irresponsible” of President Trump to suggest it was not putting enough pressure on North Korea over its nuclear programme. Mr Trump had tweeted that China was “not helping” because of trade […]