Should white people ever sing the N-word?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kendrick Lamar was performing a show in Alabama The controversy over the use of the N-word has hit the headlines again after a white woman was booed at a Kendrick Lamar gig for singing it on stage. The rapper invited the woman to sing M.A.A.D City during his set […]

Teaching boys not to ‘stalk for love’

Image copyright Getty Images If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Right? That is the mantra we are taught as children and teenagers. It is the story arc for almost any romantic comedy ever made – Boy meets Girl. Girl rejects boy. Boy pesters girl in evermore inventive ways until she gives in […]

US policeman performs roadside C-section on wounded deer

Image copyright Facebook/ Washington Township Police Department New Jersey police say an officer performed a successful roadside C-section on a deer that had died after being hit by a car on Sunday morning. In a Facebook post, the Washington Township Police Department said one fawn survived the emergency surgery. Photos showed officer Jim Vernon swaddling […]

Why Spanish speakers in US are getting into trouble

Image copyright Ana Suda Two high-profile incidents of Spanish speakers being challenged for not using English have raised familiar arguments over language and immigration in America. Ana Suda and Mimi Hernandez were queuing inside a petrol station in rural Montana when the Border Patrol agent demanded to see their identification. The two US citizens were […]

Hawaii volcano: When your home’s next to a lava flow

Hawaii resident John Davidson returned to his home on Sunday to find lava flowing from a fissure nearby. He had evacuated to a beach campsite two weeks ago, but decided to come back after heavy rain. Kilauea volcano has been erupting since May. Thousands of people have left their homes and non-residents are being told […]

Mission to transform guns into garden tools

A father and son pair of amateur blacksmiths in Colorado are making a stand against gun violence. Source link

Barack and Michelle Obama to make TV and films for Netflix

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The couple left the White House at the beginning of 2017 Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are teaming up with Netflix to produce films and TV shows. Netflix say the former US President and First Lady have “entered into a multi-year agreement” with the service. It says the “films […]

US vows ‘strongest sanctions in history’ on Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US is imposing the “strongest sanctions in history” on Iran. In a speech in Washington, America’s top diplomat said Iran will be “battling to keep its economy alive” after the sanctions take effect. He said he would work closely with the Pentagon and regional allies “to deter […]

Sante Fe school shooting: Suspect ‘was rejected’ by victim Shana Fisher

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Shana Fisher (far left) was aggressively pursued by Dimitrios Pagourtzis, her mother says The mother of a 16-year-old girl killed in the Santa Fe school shooting has said her daughter had publicly rejected suspected killer Dimitrios Pagourtzis just days before the attack. Sadie Rodriguez said her daughter Shana Fisher […]

Ben Makuch of Vice takes on police in Supreme Court

Image copyright Courtesy Vice Media Image caption Ben Makuch The refusal of a journalist to hand over communications with a terror suspect has raised fundamental questions about press freedoms and national security. Just a year after the Islamic State group was formed in 2013, it was already building a reputation as one of the most […]

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