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Banned nation threat disputed

Donald Trump originally said the ban was necessary as terrorists may try to exploit weaknesses to gain access to the US.

Report by the Homeland Security Department challenges Trump's core claims.

White House briefing invite-only

The move is the latest sign of worsening relations between the Trump administration and the media.

The Trump v media war heats up with some news outlets being blocked from press briefing with Sean Spicer.

Beyonce on Trump's anti-trans plan

The singer has come out in support of trans youth after Donald Trump changed the bathroom policy for trans students.

The singer has come out in support of trans youth after Donald Trump reversed the bathroom policy for trans students.

Trump among friends at CPAC video

US President Donald Trump: "They make up sources. They are very dishonest people. We are fighting the fake news. It's ...

US President continues well-worn strategy of attacking media during CPAC speech.

Trump builds travel ban case

US President Donald Trump is reportedly building a case to overturn a decision on a temporary travel ban.

US President Donald Trump's travel ban was overturned by a court. But now, reports say he's building a legal case to reinstate it.

Former US spy jailed for abduction

Sabrina De Sousa, a former CIA agent, denies she played a role in the kidnapping and rendition of an Egyptian cleric in ...

Former CIA officer Sabrina de Sousa will be sent to Italy, to be retried over alleged involved in 2003 abduction.

Kellyanne Conway slams feminism video

Kellyanne Conway: 'I look at myself as a product of my choices, not a victim of my circumstances.'

White House adviser says feminism "seems to be very anti-male, and it certainly is very pro-abortion".

FBI won't deny Russia-Trump link

US President Donald Trump's administration denies links with Russia.

The White House says there are no links between Russia and Trump, but the FBI won't back them up.

US for the Commonwealth?

US President Donald Trump's White House is reportedly "very positive" about the invite.

Trump's White House reportedly "very positive" about invite to join Commonwealth as an associate.

Bannon out for media blood video

Steve Bannon: "It's going to get worse every day for the media."

ANALYSIS: Trump's right-hand man doesn't want to change the media - he wants to break it, leave it for dead.

Brazen cyclists spark concern video

A cyclist pulls a wheelie in front of a car in Staten Island, New York.

Helmet-less wheelie-popping cyclists are irritating residents and motorists in a New York suburb.

Trump's crackdown on 'bad dudes' video

Luis Videgaray said new immigration guidelines would top the agenda of meetings in Mexico City on Friday (NZT).

A bid from Donald Trump to deport non-Mexican illegal migrants to Mexico will overshadow talks between countries.

Riot police clear Standing Rock video

Riot police arrested 47 remaining protestors.

Campsite that started a worldwide movement dismantled for multi-billion dollar pipeline.

Trump wants to be nuclear top dog

Donald Trump says the US has fallen behind in its atomic weapons capacity.

US President says they've fallen behind in atomic arms race, but could still deal to North Korea "very easily".

Tennis: Dogs to the rescue video

Brazil's ball dogs will be on duty for an exhibition match aimed at promoting the adoption of homeless dogs.

Brazil's top ballboys and girls kicked off the court for best ball-fetchers of all.

Trump briefs CEOs on job plan video

Some of the CEOs who met Trump support a planned 20 per cent tax on imported goods.

US president tells the heads of top US companies he will bring millions of jobs back to the US.

On trial with world's 'most hated man'

Martin Shkreli's feuded with rapper Ghostface Killah, hassled Taylor Swift and claimed Hillary Clinton had Parkinson's ...

A quiet man, dragged into Martin Shkreli's "tornado of chaos". Get me away, he pleads.

'This is not Trump's America' video

An image from a video of a man and woman being escorted off of a United Airlines plane after he allegedly harassed a man ...

"Goooodbyeee raaacists!" was the sarcastic message delivered as a couple were kicked off a flight.

Protesters berate Republicans

A woman shouts during a town hall meeting for Republican US Senator Bill Cassidy in Metairie, Louisiana.

Spurred by the chaos of Trump's first month, they came in their hundreds, in cities and towns, to heckle, plead and badger.

Trump lives in a media bubble

Donald Trump's media bubble is shaping the country's agenda and the chaotic atmosphere.

OPINION: Trying to make sense of Trump's latest outburst? Start with last night's television news.

What Nasa's found out there video

This illustration shows the possible surface of Trappist-1f, one of the newly discovered planets in the Trappist-1 system.

Prospect of distant life as scientists find a nearby solar system with seven Earth-sized planets.

Trump scraps transgender rules

People protest in defence of transgender rights near the White House in Washington.

Protests as the White House lifts school guidelines aimed at protecting transgender students.

D-day at Dakota pipeline video

Protesters of the Dakota Access pipeline have reportedly set fires in their camp ahead of the deadline forcing them to ...

Tents are ablaze at the Dakota Access pipeline protest camp as an evacuation deadline looms.

Lake's portal to another dimension video

Lake Berryessa in California has a 21 metre diameter hole in it to help when water gets too high.

Heavy rains in US trigger giant whirlpool, as 7.5 million litres of water a minute disappear.

'Demonic activity' at Trump rally video

A supporter is invited onstage by Trump.

Horrified church pastor says Trump could have easily turned his worshippers into a riot squad.

Muslims give $116k to Jewish cemetery video

Some Jewish groups described the vandalism as the latest evidence that anti-Semitic groups have been emboldened by the ...

Muslims stand in solidarity with Jewish community in US after 170 headstones toppled in attack.

Harrison Ford nearly clips airliner video

Video shows small plane being flown by actor Harrison Ford flying over an American Airlines jetliner as it lands at John ...

In footage fit for a Hollywood action movie, Harrison Ford has another near-miss after landing on wrong runway.

Sister solar system found

The seven planets orbit a distant star.

Rocky Earth-sized planets with surface temperatures between 0 and 100C found.

Trump's jobs promise a lie video

US employment momentum was building steadily over the past two years – nothing to do with Donald Trump.

OPINION: For all the turmoil marking the first weeks of President Trump, the big boot is yet to drop.

Ex-soldier planned to aid ISIS video

Robert Hester was arrested for plotting a terrorist attack.

US man told undercover FBI agent he wanted to participate in a terrorist attack on Kansas City.

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