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The Trump administration has dropped a controversial plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, marking a major victory for civil rights groups. It comes just days after the Supreme Court blocked efforts to include the question, ruling that the government's justification seemed "contrived". The White House...
A US Navy Seal has been found not guilty of killing a young Islamic State group (IS) prisoner and other murder charges in a San Diego military court. Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, 40, was accused of stabbing the injured teenager to death as well as randomly shooting Iraqi civilians.
At least 40 people have been killed by an air strike that hit a migrant detention centre in Libya, officials say. Another 80 are reported to have been wounded in the explosion, which happened at a facility in the eastern Tajoura suburb of the capital, Tripoli. The majority of those killed...
US police are investigating the arrest of a black patient in Illinois who was detained near a hospital while attached to an intravenous (IV) machine. Shaquille Dukes says he went for a walk on his doctor's orders, but was held after a white security guard accused him of trying to steal the machine.
The Los Angeles Angels baseball team has confirmed the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs. He was 27 years old. The announcement was made on the team's Twitter page and came hours before they were scheduled to play against the Texas Rangers. Details of his death were not made public, but the...
Wimbledon 2019 on the BBCVenue: All England Club Dates: 1-14 JulyCoverage: Live across BBC TV, radio and online with extensive coverage on BBC iPlayer, Red Button, Connected TVs and mobile app. Full details Fifteen-year-old American qualifier Cori Gauff caused a stunning upset by defeating five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams in the first round. World number 313...
The German captain of a ship rescuing migrants said she disobeyed orders not to dock in Italy because she feared those on board would kill themselves. Sea-Watch-3 captain Carola Rackete apologised to the crew of a patrol boat her vessel trapped against a quayside. She denied Interior Minister Matteo Salvini's accusation...
Venezuela's opposition has denounced the death of a navy captain held over an alleged plot to assassinate President Nicolás Maduro and called for an investigation. Rafael Acosta, 49, was among six policemen and soldiers arrested on Wednesday. They were detained weeks after a failed military uprising against Mr Maduro.
Vast crowds have taken to the streets in Sudan to demonstrate against military rule, with reports of deaths and injuries. The state news agency said seven people had died and 181 were hurt, citing the health ministry. The pro-opposition Central Committee of Sudan Doctors spoke of at least five protesters being...
Two women have publicly said columnist E. Jean Carroll confided in them after Donald Trump allegedly raped her in the 1990s. Carol Martin and Lisa Birnbach at the time disagreed on whether Ms Carroll should call the police, the New York Times newspaper reports. President Trump denies the allegation, saying Ms Carroll...

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