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Why does the US have so many child brides?

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 21:43:21 GMT

Angel was 13 when her mother forced her to marry and start a family. 'I felt like a slave,' she says.

Myeshia Johnson: Soldier's widow says Trump made me cry

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 20:58:52 GMT

She says President Trump could not remember her husband's name when he phoned to offer condolences.

Weinstein assistant 'was paid for silence'

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 04:39:55 GMT

Briton Zelda Perkins alleges she was sexually harassed by the American film producer.

Vaping will be banned in indoor public places in the state of New York

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:45:16 GMT

A bill, signed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, will come into effect in 30 days.

Canadian man fined for loudly singing Everybody Dance Now

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:20:36 GMT

Montreal's Taoufik Moalla says he is contesting the ticket for "screaming in a public place".

George Clooney and Matt Damon speak out over Harvey Weinstein

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 23:53:44 GMT

The actors said it was time for Hollywood to change and that it's now 'the moment to believe women'.

Fox News: Bill O'Reilly and Megyn Kelly clash over sex claims

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 23:41:35 GMT

NBC presenter Megyn Kelly says she complained about her ex-colleague when they were both at Fox News.

Australian accused of sending money to IS fighter

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 02:31:22 GMT

The Melbourne man sent up to 10 payments to a US citizen in Syria, police allege.

Possible serial killer 'terrorising' Florida neighbourhood

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:56:01 GMT

Police warn residents to be on high alert after three people were shot dead within 10 days.

FBI agent reveals life infiltrating extremist groups in America

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:44:42 GMT

The American Muslim is an active FBI agent who befriends key figures plotting jihadist attacks.

McCain in coded attack on Trump Vietnam draft deferment

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:55:43 GMT

The Republican noted Mr Trump's medical excuse while criticising how the wealthy avoided the war.

Walnut particles in sandblaster linked to Canada man's death

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:00:08 GMT

An air quality inspector went into anaphylactic shock after 20 minutes on an Alberta work site.

World Series 2017: Houston Astros & Los Angeles Dodgers square up

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 05:49:43 GMT

Six things you may not know about this year's World Series teams, the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Magazine apologises to Solange for edit

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 13:49:42 GMT

The Evening Standard says it made "the wrong call" to edit the singer's elaborate hairstyle.

The 25th Amendment: Could it be used to unseat Trump?

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:11:25 GMT

How an amendment drafted to secure the order of presidential succession could be used to strip the president of his powers – and what it would take to make that happen.

The extra miles

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:37:12 GMT

Why are more people running marathons in all 50 states - and what does it say about modern America?

Catalyst for change

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:31:04 GMT

An exhibition in New York highlights the child labour photos of Lewis Hine that shocked the US.

Finding balance

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:16:23 GMT

A new ballet tells the story of the aftermath of the racially motivated Charleston church shooting.

Hostages no more

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:16:31 GMT

What’s next for the North American couple and their children rescued from five years of captivity?

Curious Jane

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:09:37 GMT

Famed primatologist Jane Goodall is the subject of a new documentary that includes recently unearthed footage from her explorations in Africa.

Face of Congress

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:03:39 GMT

The BBC has created an image combining all members of Congress. What does Capitol Hill think of the result?

When does flirting become sexual harassment?

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:57:16 GMT

The line between flirtation and harassment is a fine - and often blurred - one.

Tragically Hip

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:20:05 GMT

When the Tragically Hip lead singer said he was suffering from terminal brain cancer, Canada grieved, because the band mined the nation's cultural mythology.

Bombardier's European hope

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:44:21 GMT

The last-minute deal between Airbus and Bombardier may have dodged a difficult trade dispute.

Hungry for help

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:27:28 GMT

An online campaign in memory of a black driver killed police has raised $75,000 in seven weeks.

Wine on the edge

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:41:31 GMT

How Canadian winemaker Norman Hardie is able to make award-winning wines, despite winter temperatures so cold it can kill his vines.

Standing up

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:46:09 GMT

A series of exhibits traces the history and art of the Chicano movement.

Chicken songs

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:44:59 GMT

Daniel Antopolsky fled the country scene in the 1970s - but now he's been found on a French farm.

You're hired: Who will Trump choose to chair the Fed?

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 23:05:21 GMT

President Trump will soon choose who runs the most powerful central bank - the US Federal Reserve.

Amazon: More than 100 cities bid for new headquarters

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:46:09 GMT

The deadline is approaching for US cities to submit proposals to host Amazon's new headquarters.

Qudian could be biggest Chinese IPO in US this year

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:15:57 GMT

Alipay-backed Qudian gives small, short-term loans, and primarily targets millennials.

'It made me cry': Trump's condolence call gone wrong

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:02:16 GMT

Two weeks after four soldiers were killed in Niger, Trump called their families. Then this happened.

Florida police search for suspect linked to three murders

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:49:09 GMT

The three victims were killed in the same Tampa, Florida, neighbourhood within 10 days.

Was Harry Styles groped as he sang on stage at concert?

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 23:44:47 GMT

A woman who was filming the singer performing at a charity gig described what she saw.

German supermarket Lidl opens in the US

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 23:02:52 GMT

The German supermarket Lidl has opened its first US stores but will its low-cost model disrupt the country's grocery market?

Trump war widow row 'lowers presidency'

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 22:55:37 GMT

An ex-US defence secretary says President Trump's dispute with a war widow belittles the presidency.

Five former US presidents unite for hurricane relief concert

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:26:17 GMT

The five living former US presidents have raised more than $31m (£23.5m) for victims.

Trump 'prefers white people' claims comedian Trevor Noah

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 15:38:12 GMT

The Daily Show host was speaking to the BBC's Newsnight programme about the US president and racism.

Putin weighs in on Trump's performance as US president

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:03:01 GMT

The Russian president took aim at the US political system when asked about Trump's "unpredictability".

Christiane Amanpour on getting the story

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:30:37 GMT

CNN's global correspondent recalls a certain helicopter ride in Bosnia with Justin Webb

General Kelly delivers emotional Trump defence

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:33:28 GMT

White House aide John Kelly, who lost his son at war, says he advised the president before he called bereaved families.