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Divers swim with one of biggest great white sharks off Hawaii

Divers swim with one of biggest great white sharks off Hawaii

Image copyright Reuters A team of divers has had a close encounter with one of the biggest great white sharks on record – and lived to tell the tale. Some of the divers came so close to the female shark in the waters off Hawaii that they were able to touch it. The shark, nearly […]

Dead baby found in restroom at Amazon warehouse in Phoenix

Image copyright CBS Image caption The dead infant was found at one of Amazon’s several locations in Phoenix Police are investigating the death of a baby girl who was found in the restroom of an Amazon warehouse in the US state of Arizona. Phoenix police spokesman Vincent Lewis said the newborn was reported to police […]

US Pentagon urges missile defence sensors in space

Image copyright EPA Image caption China and Russia have been developing new weapons which some see as a threat to US military superiority The US must research new technologies, such as a layer of sensors in space, to find and destroy incoming missiles, a Pentagon report says. The Missile Defence Review says the US should […]

Democrats ask Trump to delay State of the Union speech

Image copyright Getty Images Democrats have asked President Donald Trump to postpone a speech to Congress, arguing security cannot be guaranteed due to the government shutdown. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said in a letter to Mr Trump that he should deliver the speech in writing instead unless federal agencies reopen. Mr Trump is […]

Syria war: ‘IS suicide bomber’ kills US troops in Manbij

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Kurdish Hawar News Agency said the blast occurred at a restaurant A number of US troops have been killed in a reported suicide bomb attack in Syria claimed by the Islamic State group, the US military says. IS said one of its militants detonated an explosive vest next to […]

Kenya attack victim Jason Spindler was ‘9/11 survivor’

Image copyright Jason Spindler Image caption Jason Spindler is one of at least 14 people to have been killed in the Nairobi attack on Tuesday A US businessman who reportedly survived the 11 September World Trade Centre terror attack in 2001 is among at least 14 people to have been killed in by suspected militants […]

Massive spinning ice disc forms in US river

Media captionThe giant ice disc has been slowly spinning A rare natural phenomenon taking shape in the US state of Maine is mesmerising people around the world. A giant slow-turning ice disc, measuring approximately 91m (298ft) wide, has formed in the Presumpscot River in the city of Westbrook. The captivating natural oddity has drawn comparison […]

Iran says US illegally detained reporter Marzieh Hashemi

Image copyright Sarah Hasheminiasari/Facebook Image caption Ms Hashemi was reportedly visiting family in the US Iran has called on the US to release one of its journalists who, it says, was illegally arrested by the FBI while making a family visit. American-born reporter Marzieh Hashemi was reportedly taken into custody upon landing in St Louis […]

Kirsten Gillibrand: US senator announces White House bid

Image copyright Reuters New York Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has announced her plans for a 2020 presidential run during an appearance on late-night television. She told CBS host Stephen Colbert she has launched an exploratory committee for her bid on Tuesday. Mrs Gillibrand, a vocal supporter of the #MeToo movement, has made headlines for her […]

William Barr: ‘I will not be bullied,’ Trump nominee says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption William Barr is Mr Trump’s nominee to lead the justice department President Donald Trump’s nominee to be US attorney general has vowed he will not be bullied by the president. William Barr also told his confirmation hearing the US inquiry into Russia’s alleged 2016 election meddling is not a […]