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Trump to declare 'emergency' over Mexico border wall

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSenator McConnell supports the president; Speaker Pelosi warns it sets a dangerous precedentUS President Donald Trump is to declare a national emergency to fund his planned border wall with Mexico, the White House has said. He will sign a border security bill to avert a government shutdown…
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Parkland anniversary: Moment of silence marks one year since school shooting

Image copyright Getty Images A US community devastated by a school shooting one year ago has marked the tragic anniversary with quiet mourning.Seventeen people were shot and killed by an ex-student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD) in Parkland, Florida on 14 February 2018.Students and educators across the country also marked the day with…
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How 'Parkland tourism' led to this floral memorial

Survivor and teacher Ronit Reoven noticed the Parkland shooting turned the faded grey Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School sign into a landmark which attracted people taking photos.At the same time, she felt there was nowhere for the community to remember the 17 students and staff members who were killed.So she decided to do something about…
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British IS schoolgirl 'wants to return home'

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Ms Begum was 15 when she left the UK in 2015 One of three schoolgirls who left east London in 2015 to join the Islamic State group says she has no regrets, but wants to return to the UK.In an interview with the Times, Shamima Begum, now 19, talked…
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Paul Manafort: Trump ex-aide lied to prosecutors, judge rules

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Paul Manafort was found guilty of multiple fraud charges in 2018 Donald Trump's former election campaign chief Paul Manafort breached his plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller by lying to prosecutors, a US judge says.US District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that Manafort "made multiple false statements"…
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Gay couples sue Japan over right to get married

Image copyright Ai Nakajima Image caption Ai Nakajima and Tina Baumann are married in Germany, but Japan doesn't recognise that Thirteen same-sex couples across Japan are taking legal action on Thursday against the government, demanding the right to get married. They are suing for symbolic damages arguing that being barred from marriage violates their constitutional…