US expands powers to deport migrants without going to court

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rights activists protesting against ICE near the organisation’s headquarters in Washington DC last week The US government is introducing a new fast-track deportation process that will bypass immigration courts. Under the new rules, any undocumented migrants who can’t prove they’ve been in the US continuously for more than two years can be immediately deported. The

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Why do Americans pay so much for prescription drugs?

Image copyright Getty Images President Donald Trump said that prescription drug prices dropped for the first time in half a century in the US last year. Since taking office, the president has made repeated attacks against those who set drug prices and has pledged to take radical steps to reduce them. Have drug prices decreased? Mr Trump appears to be

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Mauna Kea: Hawaii protesters delay giant telescope construction

Image copyright Ryan Finnerty/Hawaii Public Radio via REUTERS Image caption Protesters say the telescope will disturb sacred land and cause environmental damage Protesters and authorities in Hawaii are facing off over plans to build a telescope on top of a mountain that some native Hawaiians consider sacred. Demonstrators have been forming a human blockade to prevent access to Hawaii’s tallest

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Battle of Waterloo: Excavation unearths amputated limbs

Image copyright Chris van Houts Image caption Four human bones have been unearthed on the dig so far Human leg bones have been unearthed in the first excavation of the main allied field hospital used in the 1815 Battle of Waterloo. Experts believe they are the remains of limbs amputated by medics at the former Mont-St-Jean field hospital in Belgium.

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Theresa May condemns Trump’s ‘go home’ remark to congresswomen

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (left), Rashida Tlaib (centre) and Ayanna Pressley (right) British Prime Minister Theresa May has criticised US President Donald Trump for calling on several Democratic congresswomen of colour to “go home”. The outgoing PM called Mr Trump’s words “completely unacceptable”, according to her spokesperson. Mr Trump said the women “originally came from countries

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Christchurch shootings: New Zealanders hand over guns

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘The law changed, and made everyone feel safer’ New Zealanders have started handing over their semi-automatic weapons as part of a buyback scheme following a ban after the Christchurch attacks. Gun reforms were enacted after a gunman shot dead 51 people at two mosques in March. Saturday’s handover in Christchurch was the

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European Vega rocket lost minutes after liftoff

Image copyright ESA – J Huart Image caption An artist’s impression of a Vega rocket carrying a satellite into space A European Vega rocket has been lost shortly after blast off, the commercial space company Arianespace says. It is the first time in 15 launches that a Vega rocket has failed. The rocket had been carrying a military satellite for

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