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Poverty 'caused by lack of faith'

Mayor Ivy Taylor has been blasted for claiming a lack of faith in God is the reason people are poor.

A mayor from the US state of Texas has been blasted for claiming a lack of faith in God is the reason people are poor.

Congress scrambles for budget

House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks with the media as Congress works on a budget deal to avoid a US government shutdown.

US Congress moves closer to a deal to avoid a government shutdown at end of the week.

Fox hit with race bias claims video

Fox News host Kelly Wright and fellow plaintiffs attend a news conference to address a race discrimination class-action ...

Fox News is facing renewed legal claims that it mistreated non-white employees.

Former UK PM rips travel ban video

Former British Prime Minister David Cameron: "Our job is to take the side of the moderates and defeat the extremists."

Donald Trump's Muslim travel ban attempts helping the cause of extremists, says David Cameron.

Trump move 'impeachable'

US President Donald Trump's private Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida.

Ads for US President's Mar-a-Lago resort on government websites damning, says law professor.

Mar-a-Lago article pulled

US President Donald Trump's private Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida.

An article about Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club was pulled from a US government website after "confusion about its intent".

US citizen spied in China

Sandy Phan-Gillis was arrested on suspicion of spying by Chinese authorities in March 2015.

The woman was sentenced to jail in China after pleading guilty to espionage in a case involving "state secrets".

Would you like droids with that?

The new McDonald's uniforms unveiled in the US have been compared to uniforms worn by characters in Star Wars.

People think new McDonald's uniforms in the US look like something a Star Wars character would wear.

A YouTube family and their sick pranks

Mike and Heather Martin make a teary apology for the way they treated their children in their YouTube prank videos.

This is the saga of a YouTube family who pulled disturbing pranks on their own kids. When does a "joke" become abuse?

Trump's first 100 days nearly up video

US President Donald Trump talks to the media next to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue during a roundtable ...

Trump has been president for almost 100 days - and there's a rush to get things done before then.

Baio blames 'fake news' for blunder

Actor Scott Baio, known for his role as "Chachi" on the television series "Happy Days," speaks at the Republican ...

Scott Baio shrugged off his former co-star Erin Moran's death as drug related. Now he's desperately backtracking and blaming the media.

Another Trump order blocked

US President Donald Trump adjusts his jacket as he walks from Marine One upon his return to the White House in Washington.

US federal judge blocks a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities fighting back over immigration.

US sends THAAD missiles to S Korea

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test, in this ...

As North Korea bristles, the US has started sending a controversial anti-missile defence system to South Korea.

Turnbull and Trump to meet

Australia's Prime Minsiter Malcolm Turnbull leaves a Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) facility in Mumbai, India April 11, ...

After berating Australia's PM via phone, US President Donald Trump will meet Malcolm Turnbull in person next week.

The ordeal after the abduction video

Elizabeth Thomas was abducted by her teacher. Those 38 days made her a different child and her family isn't sure how to help.

Elizabeth Thomas was abducted by her teacher. Those 38 days made her a different child and her family isn't sure how to help.

Flynn likely broke law video

White House National Security Advisor Michael Flynn resigned in March over undisclosed links to Russia.

Secret ties of Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser may have violated US law.

Ivanka jeered in Germany video

Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland (left) talks to Ivanka Trump (centre), daughter of USPresident ...

'First Daughter' attempts to defend her US President father. The crowd groans and laughs.

Trump's compromise to avert shutdown video

US President Donald Trump is facing one of his toughest weeks in office.

President Donald Trump has signalled a delay in securing federal funding for his controversial border wall to avoid a government shutdown.

NZ's North Korea intelligence 'drill'

A North Korean navy truck carries the 'Pukkuksong' submarine-launched ballistic missile during a military parade in ...

A 2004 internal National Security Agency newsletter discusses the intelligence community's capability if North Korea attacked.

US executes inmate in double execution video

Jack Jones and Marcel Williams are two of the inmates schedule for execution in Arkansas.

One inmate has been put to death in the first double execution in the US since 2000.

6.9 quake prompts evacuations in Chile

The quake struck 35 kilometres west of the popular holiday city of Valparaiso.

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the west coast of Chile, prompting evacuations.

N Korea briefing confuses US Senate video

US President Donald Trump has sought to strike a tougher tone on North Korea.

The White House will host an unusual private briefing on North Korea for the entire US Senate.

Obama dishes on leadership video

Former US President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with youth leaders at the Logan Centre for the Arts at the ...

Obama didn't criticise Trump in his first public appearance, focussing instead on his goal to help the next generation of leaders.

Time to reverse course on N Korea video

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has shown signs his priority is to improve the secret state's economy.

OPINION: Instead of threatening North Korea, Donald Trump should open dialogue.

Trump wants Mars exploration video

US President Donald Trump (centre), his daughter Ivanka (right) and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins hold a video conference ...

To the long list of ambitious goals he has set, US President adds placing humans on Mars.

Hannity denies harassment claim

Sean Hannity says a former Fox News guest accusing him of sexual harassment is doing it "in an effort to slander, smear ...

Sean Hannity says accusations of sexual harassment from a former Fox News guest are "100% false".

Haley warns North Korea

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley: "If you see him attack a military base, if you see some sort ...

US could strike North Korea if it attacks a US military base or tests a missile, UN ambassador says.

Clinton voters have buyer’s remorse

Fifteen percent of Clinton's voters would ditch her if the election was held again.

If they voted again, 15% of Clinton's voters would ditch her.

Heroic firefighter catches baby video

Hero firefighter catches baby dropped from a second-storey window.

A man in the second-floor window of a burning building was holding a baby. "Drop him", the firefighter said.

12 weekends in a row for Trump

Donald Trump has visited a Trump-branded property an average of once every 2.8 days since becoming US president

He's visited a property that's part of his private empire each of the last 12 weekends.

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