BET Awards 2019: A list of winners and key moments

The night in Los Angeles belonged to icons in the black community, including the late rapper Nipsey Hussle. John Legend performs during a tribute to Nipsey Hussle [Mike Blake/Reuters] The 2019 BET Awards featured a number of contemporary pop and rap artists who have been dominating the charts. But the show, held in Los Angeles on Sunday night, belonged to the artists viewed as icons in the black community, including singer Mary J Blige, filmmaker Tyler Perry and the late rapper Nipsey Hussle. The BET Awards celebrate African Americans and other…

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Writer says Trump sexually assaulted her in mid-1990s

US president denies ever meeting E Jean Carroll, who said Trump assaulted her in a dressing room of a department store. An advice columnist for Elle fashion magazine said in an account published Friday that US President Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in the dressing room of a New York department store more than two decades ago. Trump reacted with a statement saying he had never met E Jean Carroll, and that the incident “never happened”. According to Carroll, the assault occurred in either 1995 or 1996, when Trump was…

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Iran-US tensions: All the latest updates

Standoff between Washington and Tehran escalates after Iranian forces shoot down US drone. Fears of war between the United States and Iran have intensified after a US drone was shot down by Iranian forces. Iran said on Thursday it downed the unmanned aircraft in Iranian airspace. The US said the drone was in international territory when it was hit by a surface-to-air missile. The quickly moving events have provoked international alarm and prompted concern the standoff could escalate into a major open confrontation. Here are the latest updates: Friday, June…

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Why is the US cracking down on aid workers at the border?

Rights groups call on US government to stop criminalising humanitarians at Mexico frontier.   Video of Why is the US cracking down on humanitarians at the border? | The Stream Pocket Scott Warren is dedicated to helping people making the gruelling trek across the US-Mexico border. But he now faces criminal charges – and possibly years in prison – for providing that often life-saving aid. Warren is a volunteer with charity No More Deaths , which routinely helps migrants crossing the border. He was arrested and charged  last year with two counts of…

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One dead in Manhattan helicopter crash: NY fire dept

Officials say it appears the helicopter attempted a forced emergency landing during rainy weather. At least one person is dead after a helicopter crashed onto the roof of a building in Midtown Manhattan on Monday, the New York City Fire Department said. The department said on Twitter that firefighters were on the scene of the crash landing, which took place in rainy weather. Dozens of emergency vehicles swarmed the area around Seventh Avenue between 51st and 52nd streets, a few blocks north of Times Square. Governor Andrew Cuomo, who was…

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George Nader arrested on child pornography charges

Nader, a well-connected Middle East fixer, accused of having sexually explicit pictures of children on his mobile phone. George Nader, a well-connected Middle East fixer for Donald Trump‘s presidential campaign and a witness in the Russia meddling probe, was arrested for possessing child pornography, the US Justice Department said. A Lebanese-American businessman, Nader was arrested at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York City on Monday on charges of “transporting visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct,” the department said. The arrest was based on a 13-month-old sealed…

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Death In Chi Town: 52 people shot in city over weekend

Fifty-two people shot, 10 dead in the most violent weekend in Chicago this year. Last weekend was the most violent in the US city of Chicago so far this year. Police say 52 people were shot, 10 of them fatally, from Friday night to midnight on Monday. Chicago remains the most dangerous major city in the country. Since 2001, more Americans have been killed here than in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Al Jazeera’s John Hendren reports from Chicago in the United States.

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Virginia Beach shooting: Residents hold prayer vigil for 12 dead

Hundreds come out in the US city to pray for those killed in one of the worst workplace shootings in the country. About 200 people have come out in the US city of Virginia Beach to pray for 12 people killed in a mass shooting at a municipal centre by a coworker. The prayer vigil led by a local church on Saturday morning drew city workers, community leaders, and residents, who wanted to offer hugs and condolences for those killed on Friday by a gunman identified as DeWayne Craddock. “We…

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Assange showing symptoms of ‘psychological torture’

Statement accuses the US, UK, Sweden and Ecuador of “ganging up” on Assange to “isolate, demonise and abuse” him. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has shown “obvious” signs of the psychological torture inflicted on him due to years of confinement and persecution, according to a United Nations human rights expert. Nils Melzer, the UN rapporteur on torture visited Assange in prison in the UK, where he is currently serving a 50-week sentence for skipping bail in 2012. Melzer made the visit on May 9 along with two medical experts who specialise…

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Toronto Raptors stun Golden State Warriors in first NBA Finals

Pascal Siakam’s playoff career-high 32 points ensured two-time defending champions were beaten in opening game. The Toronto Raptors won the first NBA Finals game played outside the United States with a thrilling 118-109 victory over the two-time defending champions Golden State Warriors. Toronto were led by Cameroonian forward Pascal Siakam, who scored a playoff career-high 32 points on Thursday while Golden State’s sharp-shooting duo of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson failed to find their usual groove in the opening game of the series. The Raptors led by 10 points at…

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Mueller says charging Trump was ‘not an option’

In announcing his resignation, Mueller says were his office confident Trump didn’t commit a crime, it would’ve said so. US Special Counsel Robert Mueller said on Wednesday that he is leaving the Justice Department now that he has concluded his Russia probe. In his first public statement on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, Mueller said he is also closing the special counsel’s office. The announcement comes amid demands for Mueller to testify on Capitol Hill about his findings and tension with Attorney General William Barr over…

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Oklahoma calls drugmakers greedy

Pharmaceutical companies are on trial in Oklahoma, the first US state to take opioid makers to court. The first trial in the United States against pharmaceutical companies blamed for contributing to the opioid crisis is under way in the state of Oklahoma. Drugmakers are accused of downplaying the addictive risks of their drugs, as opioid overdose deaths shoot up nationwide. Michael Botticelli, the executive director of the Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center and former director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, speaks to…

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