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Some U.S. migrant children shelters accused of violations – report

Jun 21, 2018 - 4:24 PM

The new report cites government and other reports for accusations of physical and sexual abuse, and violations of standards for children's safety and care. The alleged breaches occur at privately-run shelters where migrant children receive long-term housing.

TENT ENCAMPMENT. Children and workers are seen at a tent encampment recently built near the Tornillo Port of Entry on June 19, 2018 in Tornillo, Texas. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

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Jun 21, 2018 - 1:01 PM

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Clooneys open wallets as celebrities attack family separations

Jun 21, 2018 - 9:49 AM

John Legend and Bruce Springsteen are among the other artists who call on the Trump administration to stop the separation of children from their parents at the US border

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 07: Honoree George Clooney (L) and Amal Clooney attend the American Film Institute's 46th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to George Clooney at Dolby Theatre on June 7, 2018 in Hollywood, California. 389980 Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Turner/AFP

Trump orders halt to family separations

Jun 21, 2018 - 7:46 AM

(UPDATED) Despite the order, reports say there is no plan in place to reunite the thousands of children already separated from their families

SIGNED. US President Donald Trump, accompanied by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen (L) and US Vice President Mike Pence (R), signs an executive order that will end the practice of separating family members who are apprehended while illegally entering the United States on June 20, 2018 in Washington, DC. The order would detain parents and children together. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

UK PM calls U.S. images of migrant children 'deeply disturbing'

Jun 20, 2018 - 11:02 PM

The British Prime Minister Theresa May says: 'On what we have seen in the United States, pictures of children being held in what appear to be cages are deeply disturbing... this is wrong'

DISTURBED. File photos shows a video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit showing Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May. Videograb by PRU/AFP

Russia warns against Trump's 'alarming' plans for U.S. space domination

Jun 20, 2018 - 8:52 PM

The Russian foreign ministry warns that the US is 'nurturing plans to bring out weapons into space with the aim of possibly staging military action there.'

CONCERNED. File photo shows Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova speaking to the media in Moscow. Photo by Yuri Kadobnov/AFP

Anger mounts in Hollywood over Fox immigration coverage

Jun 20, 2018 - 12:23 PM

'Modern Family' creator Steve Levitan and 'Family Guy' creator Seth MacFarlane are among the celebrities that publicly slam the network

SPEAKING OUT. Paul Feig, Judd Apatow, Seth MacFarlane, and Steve Levitan take to Twitter to slam the Fox News. File photos from AFP

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Jun 20, 2018 - 12:01 PM

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Justices of the Supreme Court led by acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio starts the oral arguments on the same sex marriage on June 18, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Trump urges Republicans to fix family separation crisis

Jun 20, 2018 - 10:17 AM

(UPDATED) A handful of House Democrats yell out at Donald Trump in a rare face-to-face demonstration against a president by sitting members of Congress

US IMMIGRATION. (R-L) U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), Rep. Juan Vargas (D-CA) and Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) hold signs as they stage a protest outside a meeting between US President Donald Trump and House Republicans at the US Capitol June 19, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

U2's Bono calls on US lawmakers to end family separations

Jun 20, 2018 - 10:00 AM

'They say they want to fix the situation, but it just has to stop,' says the U2's frontman

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 19: Singer Bono of U2 greets people at the U.S. Capitol on June 19, 2018. Bono is Washington to meet with lawmakers. Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images/AFP

Legalized pot spots around the world

Jun 19, 2018 - 9:22 PM

Many countries have decriminalized the use and possession of cannabis, abandoning prison sentences for consumers, but only a handful have gone as far as legalizing its cultivation and use

POT NATION. In this file photo taken on April 20, 2016 a woman wavE a flag with a marijuana leaf on it next to a group gathered to celebrate National Marijuana Day on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada. Photo by Chris Roussakis / AFP

Why is the Trump administration separating immigrant families?

Jun 19, 2018 - 6:42 PM

Here is a look at the key facts and figures behind the crisis

AT THE BORDER. A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle illuminates a group of Central American asylum seekers before taking them into custody near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 12, 2018 in McAllen, Texas. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. Senate votes to reimpose ban on China's ZTE, shares plunge

Jun 19, 2018 - 3:00 PM

A Senate measure proposes an outright ban on the government buying products and services from ZTE and another Chinese telecoms firm, Huawei

Trump says U.S. not 'migrant camp' amid family separation crisis

Jun 19, 2018 - 12:01 PM

'You look at what's happening in Europe, you look at what's happening in other places, we can't allow that to happen to the United States,' President Donald Trump says. 'Not on my watch.'

US BORDER. People wait outside the Tornillo-Marcelino Serna Port of Entry, where tents have been built to house unaccompanied migrant children on June 18, 2018 in Tornillo, Texas. Photo by Christ Chavez/Getty Images/AFP

Chart-topping rapper XXXTentacion shot dead at 20

Jun 19, 2018 - 11:21 AM

XXXTentacion faced a blacklash by critics who said that his alleged mistreatment of women should be a career-stopper in the age of #MeToo

CONTROVERSIAL RAPPER. The artist, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy, was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital Photo from XXXTentacion's official Facebook page

U.S., South Korea confirm suspending military drills

Jun 19, 2018 - 9:55 AM

(UPDATED) Seoul says the suspension will affect the large-scale Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercises slated for August

JOINT DRILL. In this file photo, South Korea and US soldiers watch from an observation post during a joint live firing drill between South Korea and the US at the Seungjin Fire Training Field. File photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

UN rights chief condemns migrant family separations at U.S. border

Jun 18, 2018 - 10:26 PM

'The thought that any state would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable,' says Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein during the opening of a session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

HUMAN RIGHTS. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein speaks during the opening of the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council on June 18, 2018 in Geneva. Photo by Alain Grosclaude/AFP

With second US Open title, Brooks Koepka can't be overlooked now

Jun 18, 2018 - 3:21 PM

Koepka reasserts his mastery in the US Open, beating household names in Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and world number one Dustin Johnson

CHAMP. Brooks Koepka is the US Open king for the second straight year. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP


U.S. hails arrests of 2 convicts in U.S. Marine's murder

Jun 18, 2018 - 2:30 PM

The US embassy says Galiciano Datu III and Crispin dela Paz, who were convicted for the high-profile 2012 murder of US Marine George Anikow, have been arrested

HAILING ARRESTS The US embassy in Manila hails the arrests of two suspects in the 2012 murder of a US Marine. File photo by AFP

New North Korean malware 'Typeframe' discovered by U.S.

Jun 18, 2018 - 1:57 PM

Shortly after the Trump-Kim summit, the FBI and the US Department of Homeland Security discover new malware 'Typeframe'


[OPINION] Whoppers vs 'truth sandwiches'

Jun 18, 2018 - 12:20 PM

Avoid retelling the lies. That's how propaganda works on the brain: through repetition, even when part of that repetition is fact-checking.

TRUMP AND TRUTH SANDWICHES. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump looks on during a rally in Elkhart, Indiana on May 10, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Japan urges N. Korea to jointly break mutual distrust

Jun 16, 2018 - 7:03 PM

Abe also expressed a readiness to finance denuclearization costs in North Korea.

PUBLIC INTEREST. This photo illustration taken in Tokyo on June 13, 2018 shows Japanese daily newspapers with front page coverage of the June 12, 2018 US-North Korea summit in Singapore between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un. Photo by Martin Bureau / AFP

The week in photos: June 9-15, 2018

Jun 16, 2018 - 3:30 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A football fan sports a hair tattoo showing the portrait of Argentinian football player Lionel Messi at a hair salon in Novi Sad, Serbia, on June 10, 2018.A Serbian hairdresser proposes to his clients to draw with scissors on the back of their heads portraits of football superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the forthcoming World Cup in Russia. Mario Hvala gives his creativity free rain ever since, 18 years ago, he made with scissors a tarantula on a client's head after suggesting him: "Let's do something different." For the World Cup, which opens on June 14, 2018, he proposes to football afficionados to do the same thing with Messi and Ronaldo. / AFP PHOTO / VLADIMIR ZIVOJINOVIC

Nearly 2,000 minors split from parents at border in 6 weeks – U.S.

Jun 16, 2018 - 12:26 PM

US President Donald Trump says 'the drama could drag on'

BORDER. US activist Ricardo Garcia (R) from Casa Asuncion shelter, accompanies 6 Honduran and Guatemalan migrants to ask for political asylum in US, at the Paso del Norte International Bridge, in Ciudad Juarez Chihuahua, Mexico on the border with El Paso, Texas, US, on June 15, 2018.  Herika Martinez/AFP

Judge denies request for Stormy Daniels gag order

Jun 16, 2018 - 10:05 AM

Michael Cohen files a bid for a restraining order against Michael Avenatti, lawyer representing Stormy Daniels, but is denied by a US court

DANIELS AND TRUMP. This combination of pictures created on March 25, 2018 shows file photos of adult film actress Stormy Daniels and US President Donald Trump. Photos by Ethan Miller, Olivier Douliery/AFP

Trump boasts North Korea stand-off 'largely solved'

Jun 16, 2018 - 9:14 AM

'If there's a chance at peace, if there's a chance to end the horrible threat of nuclear conflict, then we must pursue it at all costs,' says US President Donald Trump

'VERY PRODUCTIVE.' In a video message released by the White House, US President Donald Trump calls his recent summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as 'open, direct, and very, very productive.' Screenshot from The White House's YouTube video

Trump ignites trade war with China, triggering swift retaliation

Jun 15, 2018 - 10:16 PM

(UPDATED) Making good on a pledge to punish the alleged theft of American intellectual property, Trump warns in a statement of 'additional tariffs' if China hits back with tit-for-tat duties on American goods and services exports

Threat of U.S. withdrawal hangs over UN rights body

Jun 15, 2018 - 9:50 PM

Longstanding US criticism of the UN Human Rights Council for its alleged bias against Israel has escalated since UN-skeptic Donald Trump came to power

LEAVING UN. File photo shows United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaking at a UN Security Council meeting at the UN Headquarters in New York. Photo by Kena Betancur/ AFP

U.S. attorney general cites Bible to defend family separations

Jun 15, 2018 - 7:55 PM

President Donald Trump's administration backs separating immigrant children from their parents, but some Republican lawmakers are growing uneasy about such border security rules implemented to deter other migrants

INHUMAN. A Mission Police Dept. officer (left), and a U.S. Border Patrol agent watch over a group of Central American asylum seekers before taking them into custody on June 12, 2018 near McAllen, Texas. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

Trump prepares China tariff target list as confrontation escalates

Jun 15, 2018 - 10:44 AM

Imposing the tariffs would escalate the trade confrontation with Beijing, and potentially set off a round of tit-for-tat retaliation, which economists warn would damage the global economy

US TRADE. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump meets with business leaders in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 23, 2017. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Watchdog faults Comey over Clinton probe, but says no bias

Jun 15, 2018 - 9:02 AM

The report reviews one of the most controversial chapters of the 2016 election battle between the Republican Trump and his Democratic rival Clinton.

CLINTON PROBE. In this file photo, FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Judiciary Committee September 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. File photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

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FLOODED. People cross a flooded intersection in Manila, August 19, 2013. Photo by Rappler

Philippine peso breaches P53 to $1 level, falls to 12-year low

Jun 13, 2018 - 4:58 PM

The peso closes at P53.23 to $1, its weakest level since June 2006

Norway wants to double U.S. troops and deploy them closer to Russia

Jun 12, 2018 - 11:14 PM

Since last year, 330 US Marines have been deployed on rotation at Vaernes in the center of Norway, despite loud protests from Russia

BALTOPS. A US soldier takes part in a massive amphibious landing during the Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS), a NATO maritime-focused military multinational exercise, on June 4, 2018 in Nemirseta on the Baltic sea in Lithuania. Photo by Petras Malukas/AFP

6 things we learned from historic Trump-Kim summit

Jun 12, 2018 - 9:02 PM

Details you may have missed during the historic Donald Trump - Kim Jong-un summit

FRIENDS. US President Donald Trump meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S. unveils 'milestone' new de facto embassy in Taiwan

Jun 12, 2018 - 7:16 PM

Donald Trump's administration is moving to strengthen ties with Taiwan in the face of China's diplomatic moves and military threats

EMBASSY. Journalists tour the new office complex of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) during a dedication ceremony in Taipei on June 12, 2018. Photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

New gameplay trailer drops for 'The Last of Us Part II'

Jun 12, 2018 - 9:48 AM

Check out this new gameplay trailer for 'The Last of Us Part II'

Philippines has possible role in outcome of U.S.–North Korea talks

Jun 11, 2018 - 9:24 PM

Former Philippine ambassador to South Korea Luis Cruz says Filipinos should closely follow the events in the Korean Peninsula because the effects on the country are significant

Standing ovation for Robert De Niro's expletive at Trump

Jun 11, 2018 - 8:39 PM

CBS television network, which broadcast the Tony Awards Sunday night, bleeped out De Niro's expletive

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10: Robert De Niro speaks onstage during the 72nd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 10, 2018 in New York City. Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions/AFP

Nukes and normalization: What's on the table in Singapore

Jun 11, 2018 - 1:47 PM

From Kim's nuclear arsenal to normalising ties between the two decades-old foes, these are the issues facing the two leaders at what Trump has called a "one-time shot" at peace

TRUMP IN SINGAPORE. US President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (R) during his visit to The Istana, the official residence of the prime minister, in Singapore on June 11, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S. fighter jet crashes off Japan coast

Jun 11, 2018 - 11:34 AM

Japan's public broadcaster NHK says the rescued pilot had a broken leg

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MEETING. United States President Donald Trump and North Korean President Kim Jong Un are scheduled to meet on June 12, Tuesday in Singapore. File photos from AFP

Cuba says cause of U.S. diplomats' illness still a mystery

Jun 11, 2018 - 9:50 AM

Cuba reaffirms its desire to 'cooperate with the US authorities to clarify the situation' after more than 20 US officials posted in Havana suffered injuries consisted with a brain injury

US EMBASSY. US Marines stand outside the Embassy of the United States of America in Havana, on February 21, 2018. Photo by Adalberto Roque/AFP

Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra apologizes over 'Quantico' Hindu terror plot

Jun 10, 2018 - 6:27 PM

The actress and former Miss World titleholder apologizes following a 'Quantico' episode, wherein her character uncovers a terror plot by Indian Hindu terrorists

$3 billion pledged for girls education at G7

Jun 10, 2018 - 2:08 PM

The funds give 'young women in developing countries the opportunity to pursue careers instead of early marriage and child labor,' says activist Malala Yousafzai

G7. Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu in La Malbaie, Quebec will host the 44th G7 summit in 2018. File Photo by Daniel SLIM / AFP

U.S. blames Canada for G7 fiasco, says Trudeau 'stabbed us in the back'

Jun 10, 2018 - 8:31 AM

(UPDATED) US President Donald Trump takes exception to comments made by Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a news conference on the ground in Quebec

G7 SUMMIT. G7 leaders pose for the family photo during the G7 Summit on June 8, 2018 in La Malbaie, Canada. From left are European Council President Donald Tusk, British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, and European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker. Photo by Pool/AFP

Texas family sues U.S. government after mass shooting

Jun 09, 2018 - 9:55 AM

A lawsuit has been filed by Joe and Claryce Holcombe, who are in their mid-80s and lost their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in the Texas church shooting

REMEMBERING THE VICTIMS. Flowers are placed at a police barricade near the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs on November 6, 2017 in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

Kim Jong-un lookalike questioned in Singapore before summit

Jun 08, 2018 - 10:42 PM

The Kim impersonator says that when he arrived at the city-state's Changi Airport he was stopped by an immigration officer and questioned for two hours

Trump's brash diplomacy faces summit tests

Jun 08, 2018 - 4:50 PM

The topics of the G7 summit and the Trump-Kim summit may be very different but the stakes are equally high

Trump attorney says Kim Jong-Un 'begged' for summit – report

Jun 07, 2018 - 4:06 PM

Rudy Giuliani says with the summit rescheduled, the United States has the upper hand

SUMMIT. In this file photo, people watch a television news report showing pictures of US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a railway station in Seoul. AFP file photo