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The daughter of civil rights icon Martin Luther King has debunked a claim that the civil rights icon would have been “proud of” Donald Trump. Steve Bannon – formerly President Donald Trump’s top strategist – told the BBC Mr King would have approved of the US president’s economic policies. ...
One of the great American authors, Philip Roth, has died aged 85. The Pulitzer, National Book Award and Man Booker International Prize-winning novelist’s work drew its inspiration from Jewish family life, sex and American ideals. His works included American Pastoral, I Married a Communist and Portnoy’s Complaint. The New...
A former Georgia lawmaker and author has taken a major step towards becoming the first ever African-American female governor of a US state. Stacey Abrams won the Democratic party primary on Tuesday, telling voters that trying to “convert” Republicans into Democrats has previously failed. A Democrat has not held...
The US Department of Justice will investigate whether FBI agents spied on President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign for “inappropriate purposes”. In a tweet, Mr Trump said he wanted to know whether his predecessor’s administration ordered such a move. The call comes after US media reports suggesting the FBI had...
A South African pastor who blamed the Cape Town drought on “wickedness and homosexuality” has been given a 30-day prison sentence. Oscar Bougardt was found guilty of breaching a 2014 order banning him from making anti-gay statements on social media at the Equality Court in Cape Town. The court...
An Australian court has found a Catholic archbishop guilty of concealing child sexual abuse in the 1970s. Philip Wilson, the archbishop of Adelaide, becomes the most senior Catholic in the world to be charged and convicted of the offence. He was found to have covered up the abuse of...
India police say they have successfully extracted 106 cocaine capsules from a woman who was allegedly trying to smuggle the drugs into the country. The 25-year-old foreign national was arrested at the international airport in the capital Delhi on 14 May after a tip-off, police said. She is reported...
Zimbabwe has applied to rejoin the Commonwealth – 15 years after they left the group. Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said she was delighted to receive a letter from Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa, dated 15 May. However, she added they would only return “when the conditions are right”. President Mnangagwa,...
The US Department of Justice will investigate whether FBI agents spied on President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign for “inappropriate purposes”. In a tweet, Mr Trump said he wanted to know whether his predecessor’s administration ordered such a move. The call comes after US media reports suggesting the FBI had...
A South African pastor who blamed the Cape Town drought on “wickedness and homosexuality” has been given a 30-day prison sentence. Oscar Bougardt was found guilty of breaching a 2014 order banning him from making anti-gay statements on social media at the Equality Court in Cape Town. The court...