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A Homeland Security border patrol officer rides an all-terrain vehicle past prototypes of US President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall, on Wednesday in San Diego, California. The concrete and steel structures will be tested for 30 to 60 days to determine which design meets the needs to secure the border, US Customs and Border Patrol Protection said in a statement. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/11/2 23:13:39

Trump calls for death penalty for NYC terror attack suspect

US President Donald Trump said the Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people when he drove a truck down a New York City bike path should get the death penalty.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/2 22:58:39

Trump tax reform drive nears milestone

US President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the US tax system will reach a major milestone on Thursday, when Republicans in the House of Representatives unveil their long-awaited initial bill.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/2 22:33:39

CIA releases materials seized in bin Laden raid

A computer recovered in the 2011 US special forces operation that killed Osama bin Laden contained a video collection that included kids' cartoons, several Hollywood movies and three documentaries about himself.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/2 22:18:41

AU condemns attack in New York, calls for collective action to combat terrorism

The African Union (AU) on Thursday reiterated the need to make collective and coordinated efforts to fight against terrorism across the world.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/2 21:44:45

Every Ten Minutes One Girl Dies From Sexual Crime in Peru, Beauty Queens Reveal

Beauty pageants regularly attract criticism over being highly sexist in the way they portray females' bodies - but it appears not in Peru.
Source: | 2017/11/2 18:43:14

Three killed in shooting at Walmart in US state of Colorado

Three people were killed Wednesday evening in a shooting inside a Walmart supermarket in Thornton, a Denver suburb in the US state of Colorado, according to local media reports.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/2 15:39:07

Over 70 percent Americans deem drugs as serious problem in US: study

People who believe drugs pose a serious problem in the United States rose for the first time in a decade to 71 percent, a Gallup study released on Wednesday has found.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/2 13:27:57

New Yorkers yet to recover from real Halloween horror

When New Yorkers dressed up for Halloween parade in lower Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon, nobody knew a real "horror story" was happening just blocks away.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/2 11:15:37

Trump heads to Asia amid crisis on Korean Peninsula

US President Donald Trump will head to Asia later this week, at a time when growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula show no sign of de-escalating.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/2 11:07:41

Multiple people shot at Walmart in US Colorado

Multiple people were shot on Wednesday inside a Walmart in a Denver suburb in the US state of Colorado, according to local media reports.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/2 11:06:54

Trump to pick Powell as next Fed chair: report

The White House has notified Federal Reserve governor Jerome Powell that President Donald Trump intends to nominate him as the next leader of the central bank, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/2 10:00:32

Multiple people down in shooting at Walmart in US state of Colorado

Multiple people were shot on Wednesday inside a Walmart in a Denver suburb, US state of Colorado, according to local media reports.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/2 9:52:26

2 shot dead in New York in wake of terror attack

Two people were shot dead near a college in the Manhattan borough of New York City on Wednesday, on the heels of Tuesday's truck terror attack that left eight dead, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/2 8:14:42

US votes against General Assembly draft resolution on Cuba embargo

The United States on Wednesday voted against a UN General Assembly draft resolution that calls for the lifting of the US economic and trade embargo on Cuba.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/2 8:12:53

US Treasury could use extraordinary measures to fund gov't till Jan. 2018

US Treasury Department said on Wednesday that it could use extraordinary measures to fund the federal government operations till January 2018, if the Congress fails to increase the debt limit by December 8.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/2 8:11:29

Trump to work with Congress to terminate diversity lottery program

US President Donald Trump Wednesday said the diversity visa lottery program, through which the New York City attacker allegedly gained US residency, will be abolished.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/2 8:10:31

Repeatedly shooting incidents spark debate again

Hardly a day goes by without hearing about the latest shootings that run the gamut of gang violence, to domestic assaults, and robberies.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/2 8:09:19