US Supreme Court backs Donald Trump travel ban

The US Supreme Court has ruled President Donald Trump's travel ban on six mainly Muslim countries can go into full effect, pending legal challenges. The decision is a boost for Mr Trump's policy against travellers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.

The ruling covers the third version of the directive that the president has issued since taking office. Seven of the nine justices lifted injunctions yesterday imposed by lower courts against the policy.