Trump considers new tax cut to boost economy

Trump considers new tax cut to boost economy

Image copyright Getty Images President Donald Trump has confirmed he is considering a new, temporary payroll tax cut to help boost the US economy.White House officials had earlier dismissed reports that the administration was discussing the move.But speaking to reporters, the president said a "payroll tax is something that we think about, and a lot…
Iran has ‘price to pay’ over embassy attack

Iran has ‘price to pay’ over embassy attack

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFires were set next to the walls of the embassy compound by angry demonstratorsUS President Donald Trump has issued a threat to Iran, after blaming the nation for an attack on the US embassy in neighbouring Iraq.The American compound was attacked by a crowd of angry demonstrators…
Democratic donor arrested for running drug den

Democratic donor arrested for running drug den

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ed Buck, seen in 2010 A wealthy Democratic donor has been arrested and accused of running a drug den after a spate of fatal overdoses at his home in California. Ed Buck, 65, has been charged with administering methamphetamine, battery and maintaining a drug house.Two men have died of…
Inside China’s child pop star factory

Inside China’s child pop star factory

Young, mostly female, wannabe stars are being trained for China's booming idol industry worth billions of dollars.Yang Jingxin, 12, became an idol trainee three years ago. Every weekend, she trains with her agency on singing and dancing in the southern suburbs of Beijing. She is hoping to become a future star. But how likely is…
Google wins landmark right to be forgotten case

Google wins landmark right to be forgotten case

Image copyright Getty Images Europe's top court has ruled that Google does not have to apply the right to be forgotten globally.It means that firm only needs to remove references to articles and other material from its search results in Europe - and not elsewhere - after receiving an appropriate request.The ruling stems from a…
Bloomberg officially joins race for US president

Bloomberg officially joins race for US president

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBloomberg to BBC in 2018: 'I'd like to make a difference'Billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has officially announced he is standing to be the Democratic Party presidential nominee.In a statement, the 77-year-old said he was standing "to defeat Donald Trump and rebuild America"."The stakes could…
US to probe Marshall Islands atomic waste dump

US to probe Marshall Islands atomic waste dump

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Runit Dome houses tonnes of nuclear waste The US Congress has demanded an investigation into a concrete dome full of nuclear waste, threatened by rising sea levels in the Marshall Islands. Dubbed "the tomb", it holds tonnes of radioactive debris from dozens of US atomic bomb tests carried out…
Almost 2,000 homes destroyed in Australian fires

Almost 2,000 homes destroyed in Australian fires

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAustralia's capital Canberra is engulfed in smokeAlmost 2,000 houses have been confirmed destroyed in Australia's months-long bushfire crisis, as crews prepare frantically for more forecast danger.After ferocious conditions last week, firefighters are using milder weather to boost containment lines around fires engulfing south-eastern Australia.Temperatures are likely to…
First he was attacked by a bison… then her too

First he was attacked by a bison… then her too

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A bison seen in Yellowstone National Park A man who was gored by a bison in June took a date back to the same place - only for her also to be attacked.Kyler Bourgeous brought Kayleigh Davis to the same trail at a state park in Utah with plans to…
Nicholas Dlamini: South African cyclist breaks arm after he is stopped by park rangers

Nicholas Dlamini: South African cyclist breaks arm after he is stopped by park rangers

Nicholas Dlamini competed at the Vuelta a Espana in 2019South African road cyclist Nicholas Dlamini has broken his arm after he was stopped by rangers in Table Mountain National Park while on a training ride.Video of the altercation in Cape Town has been shared on social media.South African National Parks says Dlamini, 24, was suspected…