US: Tillerson calls for India ties to counter China

US: Tillerson calls for India ties to counter China

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Tillerson visits India next week US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said the US wants to deepen co-operation with India in the face of growing Chinese influence in Asia. He described India as a “partner” in a “strategic relationship”, adding the US would “never have the same relationship […]

US girl banned from First Communion ceremony for wearing suit

Cady Mansell, a nine-year-old from Indiana, was banned from her First Communion ceremony because she wanted to wear a white suit. Cady’s mom shared their story on Facebook. Now she tells the BBC why they’ve moved churches. Video by AngĂ©lica M Casas US girl banned from First Communion ceremony for wearing suit

Trump was insensitive in call to widow – soldier’s mother

Trump was insensitive in call to widow – soldier’s mother

Media captionCongresswoman Frederica Wilson: “How insensitive can you be?” The mother of a US soldier who was killed in action has backed a congresswoman’s claim that President Donald Trump showed insensitivity during a phone call to her son’s widow. Representative Frederica Wilson said he had told Myeshia Johnson: “He knew what he was signing up […]

Quebec bans niqab for public services with neutrality law

Quebec bans niqab for public services with neutrality law

Image caption It is unclear how many women in Quebec wear the niqab A Canadian province has passed a controversial religious neutrality law that bars people from wearing face coverings when giving or receiving a public service. Quebec recently expanded the law to include services provided by municipal and public transit services. Women who wear […]

Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie has died at 53

Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie has died at 53

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gord Downie revealed his cancer diagnoses in May 2016 Canadian rock band Tragically Hip’s frontman Gord Downie has died following a battle with brain cancer. He was 53. The gifted lyricist – who was dubbed the country’s unofficial poet laureate – had been diagnosed with an incurable glioblastoma in […]

Trump’s latest travel ban blocked by second federal judge

Trump’s latest travel ban blocked by second federal judge

Image copyright AFP Image caption A woman wears a US flag for a headscarf as she participates in the #NoMuslimBanEver rally in Los Angeles on Sunday US President Donald Trump’s latest attempt to bar citizens of eight countries from entering the US has suffered a second federal court defeat. Judges in Hawaii and Maryland issued […]

Sunwing flyer sues because he got sparkling wine not champagne

Sunwing flyer sues because he got sparkling wine not champagne

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Champagne or sparkling wine? A Canadian man has filed a lawsuit against Sunwing Airlines for promising a champagne service and instead serving sparkling wine. Daniel Macduff booked a holiday to Cuba through Sunwing that advertised a complimentary on-board champagne toast. Mr Macduff, from Quebec, said he received a cheaper […]

Trump denies ‘insensitive’ remarks to soldier’s widow

Trump denies ‘insensitive’ remarks to soldier’s widow

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump has been criticised for the alleged remarks US President Donald Trump has said a lawmaker’s claim he made a soldier’s widow cry is “totally fabricated”. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson said she was shocked by the president’s comments to the bereaved wife of a fallen soldier. The Democratic lawmaker […]

‘Future city’ to be built in Canada by Alphabet company

‘Future city’ to be built in Canada by Alphabet company

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Quayside area of Toronto has development potential Sidewalk Labs, owned by Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is to build a digital city in Toronto. It aims to turn a waterfront area into a working laboratory for a range of “smart” technology. It is likely to feature fast wi-fi availability, […]

Trump’s latest travel ban blocked by federal judge

Trump’s latest travel ban blocked by federal judge

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A woman (middle) travelling from Jordan on a Yemeni passport arrives in Los Angeles, California US President Donald Trump’s latest bid to impose travel restrictions on citizens from eight countries entering the US has suffered a court defeat. A federal judge slapped a temporary restraining order on the open-ended ban […]