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September 22, 2017

Puerto Rico evacuates 70,000 after dam fails in Hurricane Maria’s wake

  • National Weather Service says: ‘This is an extremely dangerous situation’
  • Maria knocked out island’s power and several rivers hit record flood levels

Officials are rushing to evacuate tens of thousands of people from their homes in western Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria inflicted structural damage on a dam and unleashed “extremely dangerous” flash floods.

Some 70,000 residents in the municipalities of Isabela and Quebradillas were being evacuated by bus after a crack appeared in the nearly 90-year old Guajataca dam.

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September 22, 2017

Japan braces as North Korea threatens hydrogen bomb test in Pacific

  • Kim Jong-un warns ‘deranged’ Trump he will ‘pay dearly’ for North Korea threats
  • Trump says Kim ‘who is obviously a madman’ will be ‘tested like never before’

Japan must brace itself for the possible launch of a nuclear-armed North Korean missile over its territory if the regime carries out a threat to test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean, Japan’s defence minister has said.

The warning followed an extraordinary exchange of insults between Donald Trump and North Korea in response to the US president’s threat at the UN general assembly to “totally destroy” the country if Washington was forced to defend itself or its [...]

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September 18, 2017

St Louis protests turn violent for third night over acquittal of white officer in police killing

Police order crowds to disperse after dozens arrested at weekend during protests over acquittal of Jason Stockley

A largely peaceful rally in St Louis turned rowdy on Sunday as a handful of demonstrators protesting at the acquittal of a white police officer over the fatal shooting of a black man in 2011 threw bottles in response to police making arrests.

Hundreds of people gathered for the third night in a row in the Missouri city of almost 320,000 people. Violence erupted the previous two [...]

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September 14, 2017

Daca: Democrats say agreement reached with Trump to protect young immigrants

Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi emerge from dinner with president claiming a plan to pair the Dream Act with border security measures, excluding the wall

Senior Democrats stunned Washington on Wednesday by claiming that they had agreed with Donald Trump on a plan to protect so-called Dreamers, young immigrants who were brought illegally to the US as children.

Related: Trump adviser suggests Mexico wall funding won't be linked to Daca legislation

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