Robert Levinson: Iran told to pay $1.45bn to missing American’s family

A US judge has ordered Iran to pay $1.45bn (1.23bn euros; £1.12bn) to the family of an ex-FBI agent who vanished during a visit to


Jacob Blake sends message to supporters from hospital

Jacob Blake – the black man who was shot seven time by a white police officer in the US state of Wisconsin last month –


Jessica Krug: George Washington University professor says she lied about being black

A US academic whose work focuses on Africa and the African diaspora has said she lied about being black. Jessica Krug, an associate professor at


US police shoot and kill another black man

US police have shot dead another black man, who they said had a handgun but had dropped it during a violent altercation in Los Angeles,


US approves use of blood plasma treatment on coronavirus patients

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given emergency authorisation for the use of plasma to treat coronavirus patients. The technique uses antibody-rich blood

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TikTok launches legal action against Trump over ban

Chinese video app TikTok is taking legal action to challenge a ban imposed by US President Donald Trump. Mr Trump’s executive order prohibits transactions with


California fires: Helicopter pilot killed while battling blaze

US authorities say the pilot of a helicopter fighting fires in California has died after his aircraft crashed. The pilot was the only person on