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Half Arizonans against Trump potentially pardoning local former Sheriff

A survey showed that half of Arizonans do not agree with US President Donald Trump on pardoning former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who broke the law in defying a judge while carrying out traffic patrols that targeted immigrants.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/22 7:28:11

Belarusians banned from obtaining US nonimmigrant visas in Russia

The US Embassy in Moscow and the US Consulate in St. Petersburg will no longer accept nonimmigrant visa applications from residents of Belarus, the US Embassy in Russia said in a statement on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/22 7:27:51

Limping back

The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain heads for Singapore with a hole on its portside after a collision with an oil tanker, outside Changi naval base in Singapore on Monday. It was the second accident involving an American warship in two months. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/8/21 23:53:39


Counter-protesters clash with police in Quebec City, Canada, on Monday. Clashes erupted Sunday between police and anti-racist activists on the sidelines of a pro-immigration rally in Quebec City while a demonstration organized by extreme-right activists gained little traction.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/21 21:28:39

Cheering up chimps

Marcelino is calling on her, but Cecilia cannot be with him. Not yet. He may be handsome, but she has suffered a lot and isn’t ready for a relationship. This is not a soap opera. It is just the way things are in a Brazilian refuge for abused and depressed chimpanzees.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/21 18:58:39

Malaysia joins search effort after US destroyer collision with merchant vessel

Malaysian authorities said Monday assets had been deployed to join the search and rescue operation after US navy destroyer John S. McCain collided with a merchant vessel near the Strait of Malacca.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/21 16:39:54

US destroyer arrives at waters off Singaporean Naval Base after collision

US navy destroyer USS John S. McCain arrived at the waters off Singapore's Changi Naval Base Monday noon after a collision with an oil tanker, which left ten sailors missing and five more injured.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/21 16:38:09

Pro-Trump rally, counter-protest gather in Laguna Beach of California

A rally titled "America First" was met with a counter-protest Sunday evening in Laguna Beach of Orange County, a famous tourist place in Southern California in western United States.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/21 15:31:50

10 sailors missing, 5 injured in US destroyer's collision with merchant vessel

Ten sailors were missing and five others injured after the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant vessel in waters east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore early on Monday, the US navy said in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/21 11:49:08

Holding the line

Counter-protesters of the Boston “Free Speech” Rally clash with police as they are moved back at Boston Commons on Saturday. Thousands of anti-racism demonstrators flooded the streets of Boston Saturday, dwarfing a gathering of white nationalists in the city. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/8/20 22:43:39

Protesters crowd Boston streets

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Boston on Saturday to protest a “free speech” rally featuring far-right speakers a week after a woman was killed at a Virginia white-supremacist demonstration.
Source: Reuters | 2017/8/20 22:18:39

Hundreds show in counter-protest before right-wing rally in Southern California

About 500 demonstrators gathered Saturday morning in Laguna Beach of Orange Country, a popular site for tourists in Southern California, peacefully protesting racism and white supremacy.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/20 11:32:04

1 police officer killed, 5 wounded in 3 shootings in US

One police officer was killed and 5 others wounded in three separate shootings in US states of Florida and Pennsylvania late Friday, authorities have said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/20 8:25:02

Canadian BC wildfire damage now worst on record

The Canadian province of British Columbia has extended its state of emergency to Sept. 1 as its residents and fire crews continue to deal with what has become the worst wildfire season on record.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/20 8:19:34

22-year-old pleads guilty in fatal attack on Chinese student in L.A.

Twenty-year-old Jonathan Del Carmen Friday pleaded guilty here to second-degree murder for his involvement in the beating to death of Chinese student Ji Xinran.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/19 15:07:05

Four Florida police officers shot in separate incidents

Two police officers were shot on Friday night in Kissimmee, central Florida, reported the Kissimmee Police Department on its Twitter account.
Source: CGTN | 2017/8/19 14:59:42

Trump fires key adviser after White House stint marked by in-fighting

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was fired on Friday from US President Donald Trump's administration, amid months of butting heads with key officials.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/19 12:52:31

NAFTA renegotiations likely to drag on into 2019: US expert

Renegotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are likely to drag on into 2019 due to the extensive agenda and elections in Mexico and the United States next year, a leading US trade expert has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/19 7:50:52