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Obamacare: Trump asks Supreme Court to invalidate Affordable Care Act

Obamacare: Trump asks Supreme Court to invalidate Affordable Care Act

The Trump administration has asked the US Supreme Court to invalidate Obamacare, which has provided health insurance to millions of Americans. Government lawyers said the act became invalid when the previous Republican-led Congress axed parts of it. Democratic challenger Joe Biden attacked the move, saying Mr Trump had put millions of lives at risk during […]

Imran Khan criticised after calling Osama Bin Laden a ‘martyr’

Imran Khan criticised after calling Osama Bin Laden a ‘martyr’

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has come under fire from opposition MPs after telling parliament that the US “martyred” Osama Bin Laden. Bin Laden, the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, was killed in 2011 when US special forces raided his hideout in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad. Pakistan was not informed in advance. “I will […]

Coronavirus: New York imposes quarantine on eight US states

Coronavirus: New York imposes quarantine on eight US states

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have asked people travelling from states where Covid-19 cases are rising to go into self-isolation for 14 days. New Jersey’s Phil Murphy said people in the three states had been “through hell and back” and did not want “another round” of virus infections. Some southern and western states have […]

Eton apologises to Nigerian ex-student Onyeama for racism

Eton apologises to Nigerian ex-student Onyeama for racism

The headmaster of Eton College has told the BBC he is “appalled” by the racism experienced by the first black person to complete his studies at the prestigious British public school. Nigerian writer Dillibe Onyeama obtained his school-leaving certificate from Eton in 1969. He wrote a book about the racism he experienced at the school […]

US soldier accused of planning attack on own unit

US soldier accused of planning attack on own unit

A US soldier has been charged with terrorism offences for planning a deadly ambush on his unit by sending information to a neo-Nazi group. Ethan Melzer, 22, stands accused of sending sensitive details about his unit to the Order of the Nine Angles. The US Department of Justice calls it an “occult-based neo-Nazi and racially […]

Somali soldiers end protest over unpaid salaries

Somali soldiers end protest over unpaid salaries

Soldiers in the Somali capital Mogadishu have ended their protest over unpaid salaries. They had blocked roads in the city on Saturday, with some saying they had not received wages in over a year. Local television footage showed troops blocking vehicles from the African Union peacekeeping force from passing. The soldiers are fighting the militant […]

Coronavirus: Brazil becomes second country to pass 50,000 deaths

Coronavirus: Brazil becomes second country to pass 50,000 deaths

Brazil has become the second country, after the US, to register more than 50,000 deaths from Covid-19. It comes amid growing political unrest and just days after the country confirmed more than one million coronavirus infections. Graphs of Brazil’s deaths and infections show a continuing climb. The World Health Organization (WHO) has also recorded the […]

Serbia election: Opposition scorns ‘hoax’ vote in EU candidate state

Serbia election: Opposition scorns ‘hoax’ vote in EU candidate state

The disruption from coronavirus is not the only thing Serbia’s parliamentary election has in common with the restart of the English Premier League. An outcome that is beyond serious doubt is the other. But while Liverpool FC should shortly confirm their first title in 30 years, Aleksandar Vucic would simply be extending a dominant run […]

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