Trump in maps

Trump in maps

US Election 2016 Results Overview Trump wins In a stunning election night, the Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump, secured victory after a string of formerly Democratic states swung his way. Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin and Iowa all turned red. Nationally, Donald Trump won 47.4% of the vote to Hillary Clinton’s 47.7% – yet this […]

Trump election: Clinton blames defeat on FBI director

Trump election: Clinton blames defeat on FBI director

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hillary Clinton has been keeping a low profile Hillary Clinton has blamed her defeat in the US presidential election on interventions by the FBI director. James Comey’s announcement of a new inquiry into her use of email while secretary of state shortly before election day had stopped her campaign’s momentum, […]

US to take Australia asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island

US to take Australia asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Australia has been repeatedly criticised for its tough policy on asylum seekers Australia and the US have reached a resettlement deal for asylum seekers held in offshore detention centres in Papua New Guinea and Nauru. Under the agreement, the migrants there will be assessed and the most vulnerable will […]

Facebook bug ‘kills’ users in ‘terrible error’

Facebook bug ‘kills’ users in ‘terrible error’

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Facebook’s own CEO was among the “dead” during the bug’s brief appearance An unusual bug on Facebook briefly labelled many people as dead. The error on Friday caused the social network to show a memorial banner on user profiles for people who were still alive. Users posted status updates to […]

Mike Pence replaces Chris Christie to lead Trump team

Mike Pence replaces Chris Christie to lead Trump team

Image copyright Reuters Vice-President-elect Mike Pence has replaced New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in leading President-elect Donald Trump’s transition effort. Mr Christie will serve as one of the transition team’s vice-chairmen, according to a Trump team statement. The New Jersey governor has been marred by scandal after two of his aides were convicted in a […]

EU-Canada trade deal: Belgians break Ceta deadlock

EU-Canada trade deal: Belgians break Ceta deadlock

Image copyright AFP Belgian political leaders have reached a consensus in support of the Ceta trade deal between the EU and Canada, Prime Minister Charles Michel has said. He said they had agreed on an addendum to the deal which addressed regional concerns over the rights of farmers and governments. The changes will still have […]

Killer sought via text message broadcast

Killer sought via text message broadcast

Image copyright Ontario Provincial Police Image caption Text messages, rewards and billboards have been used in the hunt for John Hatch’s killer Ontario police are broadcasting thousands of text messages to phones used close to the site of a murder. Police hope the messages will bring forward new evidence and eyewitnesses to the murder of […]

Twitter to cut jobs as revenue growth slows

Twitter to cut jobs as revenue growth slows

Image copyright Getty Images Twitter is cutting 9% of its workforce – about 350 jobs – after reporting a sharp slowdown in revenue growth. In the three months to September, revenues rose 8% to $616m. That was better than forecast, but lower than the 20% rise in the previous quarter. The number of average monthly […]

Oklahoma fugitive sought after for double murder

Oklahoma fugitive sought after for double murder

Image copyright AP Image caption Mr Vance is wanted in connection to a string of shootings a double slaying A manhunt is under way for an Oklahoma man who is suspected of killing two relatives and appeared to have a hit list targeting several more people. Michael Dale Vance Jr has been wanted since Sunday […]

Care home murders case leaves Woodstock, Ontario, reeling

Care home murders case leaves Woodstock, Ontario, reeling

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ms Wettlaufer leaves court with police A string of alleged murders of elderly nursing home residents has left a Canadian town in southwestern Ontario struggling with old wounds. On Tuesday, former nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer was charged with eight counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of eight patients under her […]