Trudeau breaks promise on reforming Canada’s voting system

Trudeau breaks promise on reforming Canada’s voting system

Image copyright Associated Press / The Canadian Press Image caption Trudeau has a tough road ahead as he tries to implement key promises Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has broken his promise to change the country’s voting system. The commitment to get rid of Canada’s federal first-past-the-post electoral system was one of his primary election […]

Transgender mayor Jess Herbst makes official history for Texas

Transgender mayor Jess Herbst makes official history for Texas

Image copyright Facebook/Jess Herbst Image caption Jess Herbst shared a photo from 1977 to compare it with how she looks now on Facebook The mayor of a small town in Texas has become the first transgender elected official in the state’s history, local media report. Jess Herbst, who became mayor of New Hope last May, […]

White House: ‘We are officially putting Iran on notice’

Media captionIran ‘put on notice’, says White House US President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor has accused the Iranian government of “malign actions” after a missile test. Without elaborating, Michael Flynn told White House reporters: “As of today, we are officially putting Iran on notice.” Washington earlier declared the test to be “absolutely unacceptable”. Iran […]

Quebec mosque reopens still spattered in blood from shooting

Media captionQuebec mosque leader describes deadly attack The Quebec City mosque that was the scene of a deadly shooting on Sunday has opened its doors for the first the since the attack. In the Islamic centre, blood smeared the floor and walls and bullet holes could still be seen in the aftermath of the carnage. […]

Supreme Court choice Neil Gorsuch draws Democrat opposition

Media captionDonald Trump picks Neil Gorsuch as US Supreme Court nominee Leading Democrats have come out in staunch opposition to Donald Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch for the vacant position on the Supreme Court. The court has the final say on such divisive issues such as abortion, gun control and gay rights. If confirmed by […]

Dakota pipeline: US Army to allow work on final section

Dakota pipeline: US Army to allow work on final section

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protests to stop the pipeline have been going on for months The US Army has been ordered to allow the construction of the final section of a controversial oil pipeline. North Dakota Senator John Hoeven said the Army Corps of Engineers had been directed to allow work under Lake Oahe, […]

Johnny Depp’s money worries blamed on $2m-a-month lifestyle

Johnny Depp’s money worries blamed on $2m-a-month lifestyle

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The star is accused of spending $18m on a luxury yacht and $30,000 a month on wine Johnny Depp’s financial troubles are caused by a lavish $2m-a-month lifestyle, say the business managers he is suing for mismanaging his earnings. They claim he spent more than $75m (£59.6m) on 14 […]

This woman got a snake stuck in her earlobe

This woman got a snake stuck in her earlobe

A woman from the US state of Oregon managed to get her pet python stuck in her earlobe. Ashley Glawe posted a picture of herself in hospital on Facebook. She wrote: “BY FAR one of my #CRAZIEST life moments! Went to the #EmergencyRoom because my #BallPython #Python #Snake decided to get #STUCK in my #Gauged […]

Trump picks Neil Gorsuch as nominee for Supreme Court

Media captionPresident Donald Trump: “Was that a surprise? Was it?” President Donald Trump has nominated Colorado federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch for the US Supreme Court. If confirmed, the 49-year-old would replace the vacancy left on the court by the late Justice Antonin Scalia. The nomination will have to be confirmed by the Senate, […]

Slain Florida priest begs mercy from beyond grave for accused

Slain Florida priest begs mercy from beyond grave for accused

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Father Rene Robert wrote a plea in 1995 on behalf of whoever killed him A Florida priest murdered last year has appealed from beyond the grave for his alleged killer to be shown mercy. Reverend Rene Robert enshrined his opposition to the death penalty in a letter he wrote 22 […]