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Trump inauguration: President vows to end 'American carnage'

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:39:33 GMT

New president makes rallying cry in speech, promising jobs, border security and to "put America first".

The story of the day so far

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:11:05 GMT

Donald Trump has been sworn in as 45th US president at an inauguration ceremony at the Capitol. Here are the highlights from the day so far.

How conservatives reacted

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:34:56 GMT

Conservative commentators react to Trump's speech online.

Obama crowd picture gaffe

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:10:14 GMT

Donald Trump's account is rapidly evolving after using an image of Barack Obama's 2013 inauguration

Syria conflict: US says Idlib strike kills 100 al-Qaeda fighters

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:37:18 GMT

Air strike against al-Qaeda training camp comes in final hours of Barack Obama's presidency.

A Dog's Purpose premiere cancelled amid animal rights concerns

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:45:02 GMT

Animal rights activists complained when a leaked video appeared to show a dog in distress on set.

El Chapo: US prosecutors seek $14bn seizure from drug lord

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:41:05 GMT

US lawyers want to seize billions from the extradited Mexican drug lord who denies trafficking charges.

Trump voters head to Washington

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:03:37 GMT

People in the US describe their feelings about going to Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington DC

Chelsea Manning thanks Obama for prison release

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:55:34 GMT

Chelsea Manning says thanks "for giving me a chance" after the president commutes sentence for leaking.

Trump hints New York Jets owner Woody Johnson will be US envoy to UK

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:44:29 GMT

The scion of the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical giant has known the president-elect for years.

George HW Bush still in intensive care

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:04:08 GMT

The former president is in intensive care with pneumonia and the ex-first lady is suffering fatigue.

Instagram star who cuts first lady's hair

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:50:58 GMT

Throughout his time in the White House, Michelle Obama's personal hairdresser has become a flamboyant social media star.

Oakland Raiders: NFL team apply to move to Las Vegas in 2020

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:43:12 GMT

NFL team Oakland Raiders apply for relocation to the USA's famous gambling destination Las Vegas in 2020.

Trump parade

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:01:12 GMT

The only black college marching band to play at the Trump inauguration reaches Washington, braving an intense backlash.

Sit-ins, buttons and weed

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:28:26 GMT

While people are pouring into Washington to fete Donald Trump, others have come to disrupt

Four times the fun

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:45:59 GMT

Meet the mum to quadruplets who went viral after sharing a video that 'sums up motherhood'.

Great expectations

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:31:08 GMT

During the election, the BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan spoke to many Trump supporters on the campaign trail. Now she asks what their hopes are for the new administration.

'They took our jobs'

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:51:09 GMT

Villa de Reyes' dreams of a better future have been dashed by the incoming US president.

Revolutionary yarn

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:52:46 GMT

Donald Trump has caused a shortage of pink yarn - continuing a history of knitters' activism.

Hedge fund boss Ray Dalio says Trump will boost growth

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:45:05 GMT

Hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio says Trump is good for business, but worries about the populist tide.

George Soros: Trump is an imposter

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:42:18 GMT

"An imposter, a [political] conman and a would-be dictator," is the verdict of billionaire investor George Soros on Donald Trump.

Nafta renegotiation 'is trade priority' says Ross

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:21:44 GMT

Renegotiating the US deal with Canada and Mexico is the Trump administration's top trade priority, says Wilbur Ross.

Women's March on Washington: What is it?

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:54:17 GMT

More than 100,000 women will march on Washington tomorrow. What do they want?

Trump supporters: 'America's done apologising to world'

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:40:35 GMT

Trump supporters at inauguration: 'America's done apologising to world'.

Donald Trump: 'America first, America first'

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:08:51 GMT

"A new vision will govern... it's going to be only America first, America first", the US president told the crowd at his inauguration.

US President Donald Trump's first speech

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:32:33 GMT

It was 20 minutes long and touched on jobs, patriotism, rebuilding, radical Islam and winning. We have boiled it down to two and a half.

Trump inauguration: A few fast facts from the speech

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:48:36 GMT

President Trump's inauguration resulted in changes big and small as soon as he took the oath.

Donald Trump inauguration speech was ‘angriest ever’

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:42:07 GMT

An expert in US politics has claimed President Donald Trump’s inauguration speech was the angriest he had ever heard.

Barack Obama: 'Yes we did, yes we can'

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:32:03 GMT

Former US President Obama addresses staff and supporters before heading off on holiday to California.