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Indian comedian Vir Das faces backlash over his ‘two Indias’ monologue

An Indian comedian, actor and comedy musician has been forced to defend himself against online accusations of “insulting the country” after he performed a “two Indias” monologue in the United States. Vir Das, 42, is one of India’s top satirical performers, known for his sharp takes on the rise of the ruling right-wing party with […]

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Donald Trump’s Washington DC hotel lost over $70 million despite ‘significant financial benefit’

Former US President Donald Trump “grossly exaggerated” the profitability of his Washington DC hotel, a probe by a congressional committee has found. It also said he appeared to hide “potential conflicts of interest”. The Trump International Hotel lost over $70 million during his term, though Mr Trump had previously claimed it earned at least $150 […]

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United States: Police and media outnumber protesters at rally supporting pro-Trump rioters

A few hundred protesters gathered around the US Capitol on Saturday, for a rally in support of the pro-Trump rioters who ransacked the building on 6 January. But the group were easily outnumbered by the police and journalists present. Ahead of the event, police said they had detected “threats of violence” and security was tightened […]

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United States: Police detect ‘some threats of violence’ at Capitol pro-Trump rally

Police say they have detected “some threats of violence” ahead of a planned right-wing rally in Washington DC on Saturday. Event organisers say it is aimed at supporting those arrested for taking part in the Capitol riots on 6 January. Security has been tightened in Washington ahead of the rally, at which 700 people are […]

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United States: Man arrested for making bomb threat near Congress building in Washington DC

A man was arrested for making a bomb threat near the Congress building in Washington DC. The man, identified as Floyd Ray Roseberry, 49, surrendered hours after the threat was made. US Capitol Police had been negotiating with the driver who had parked a pick-up truck near the Library of Congress, across the street from […]

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Police officer who died after Capitol riots died of natural causes: Chief medical examiner rules

The US police officer who died after January’s Capitol riot had two strokes and died from natural causes, the chief medical examiner for Washington DC has ruled. Two men are accused of using a type of pepper spray on Officer Brian Sicknick. However, the ruling means they are now unlikely to be charged with homicide. […]

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US Capitol: Car rams into security barricade; suspect shot dead, officer killed

A car rammed into a security barrier at the US Capitol complex in Washington DC, leaving one police officer dead and another in hospital with injuries. Then the driver lunged towards the officers with a knife, police said. The officers opened fire and the suspect was shot dead. Authorities said the attack, which came three months […]

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Man with rifle and ammunition arrested near Kamala Harris’ official residence

A man was arrested near the official residence of Vice President Kamala Harris in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday and charged with weapons-related offenses, the US Secret Service said. 31-year-old Paul Murray, from San Antonio, Texas, was detained by uniformed officers on the street near a government complex that houses the vice president’s residence and the […]

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Wife of Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking

The wife of jailed Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was arrested in the United States on suspicion of drug trafficking. Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, was detained at Dulles International Airport outside Washington DC. Authorities charged her with participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana. ‘El Chapo’ is currently serving […]

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Intruder breaks into US Air Force base that houses presidential aircraft Air Force One

An intruder broke into the US Air Force base that houses the presidential air craft, Air Force One forcing a global security review. The unarmed man was able to access Maryland’s Joint Base Andrews and enter a C-40 aircraft, part of a fleet used by government leaders. “Everyone is taking this very seriously,” said defence […]

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President Joe Biden apologises after troops were pictured sleeping in a car park

US President Joe Biden apologised after some members of the National Guard stationed at the Capitol were pictured sleeping in a car park. More than 25,000 troops were deployed to Washington DC for his inauguration after violence earlier this month. Images spread on Thursday showed them forced to rest in a nearby parking garage after […]

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DC mayor names plaza outside the White House to ‘Black Lives Matter’ in a rebuke to Trump

The Washington DC mayor has changed the name of a plaza outside the White House to “Black Lives Matter Plaza” in a rebuke to President Trump. Mayor Muriel Bowser, a Democrat, also unveiled a two-block long mural painted onto the street leading up to the White House declaring “Black Lives Matter”. She also demanded that […]