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US election: Trump will accept result 'if I win'

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:22:31 GMT

Donald Trump says he will "totally accept" the results of the US presidential election "if I win" - but also says he won't challenge a "clear" result.

Mosul: Islamic State is 'a brutal opponent', says US general

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:25:11 GMT

The head of the coalition forces for Iraq and Syria tells the BBC that the Islamic State group is "a brutal opponent" in the fight for Mosul.

Apple complains Amazon's US site is selling fake products

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:31:20 GMT

Apple says there is a "flood" of potentially life-threatening counterfeit goods being sold via Amazon.

Trump accusations: Karena Virginia recounts 1998 incident

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:40:29 GMT

A tenth woman comes forward to accuse US presidential candidate Donald Trump of inappropriate sexual contact.

The Four Tops nearly boarded Lockerbie plane, says Duke Fakir

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:49:16 GMT

The last surviving original member of The Four Tops reveals the Motown group almost boarded the plane that was blown up over Lockerbie in 1988.

Cleveland Indians beat Toronto Blue Jays to reach first World Series for 19 years

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:30:30 GMT

The Cleveland Indians reach their first World Series in nearly 20 years with a 4-1 series win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

New York police officer kills mentally ill black woman

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:46:28 GMT

A New York police officer is stripped of his gun and badge the day after he shot a mentally ill black pensioner dead.

Two Americans killed at military base in Afghanistan

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:53:36 GMT

Two Americans were killed and a further three injured after a gunman opened fire at a military base in the Afghan capital Kabul, officials say.

US air force base leaks toxic chemicals into sewer system

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:45:27 GMT

A US air force base says it has accidentally released 150,000 gallons of contaminated water into the sewer system of Colorado Springs.

Rapper Bobby Shmurda gets seven years on weapons and conspiracy charges

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:00:34 GMT

The 22-year-old is sentenced to seven years in prison on weapons and conspiracy charges in New York.

Pro-Clinton bots 'fought back but outnumbered in second debate'

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:48:00 GMT

A study says more tweets were posted by suspected bots in favour of Clinton and Trump in the second presidential debate.

More than 130 animals saved from 'farmyard of horrors' in Ohio

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:08:05 GMT

More than 130 animals, including sheep, chickens and goats have been rescued from "deplorable conditions" from a farm in Brown County, Ohio.

Auntie mum

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:44:42 GMT

What's it like to find out your parents are in fact your aunt and uncle? Those affected describe their feelings.

Bad blood

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:15:19 GMT

When Brryan Jackson's father injected his infant son with HIV-infected blood, he hoped he'd never see him grow up. More than two decades later, he's full of life and hope for the future.

Nobody for President!

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:45:36 GMT

Faced with two unpalatable options, some Americans are urging voters to reject both of them.

Long honeymoon

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 22:50:31 GMT

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau remains popular in Canada a year after his election win but how long will the honeymoon last?

Final stand

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 22:45:21 GMT

As both sides in the presidential campaign prepare for the final debate, James Naughtie sees how the campaign is being fought in Las Vegas.


Mon, 17 Oct 2016 23:03:18 GMT

In 1996 Jennifer Ringley switched on a webcam and opened her life to the public for seven years. Then she logged off - completely. What was it all about?

In the bank

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 23:21:13 GMT

With early voting starting in various states, which candidate has the advantage?


Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:09:59 GMT

Canadians have been lifting Americans' spirits by telling them they are awesome.

Flirting with disaster

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:03:53 GMT

What happened when I went speed dating in Washington DC and talked about nothing but the election.

Yahoo boosted by profits rise as Verizon reviews hacking impact

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 22:19:33 GMT

Yahoo's profits more than double in the last three months, a boost for the beleaguered firm whose massive data breach put a question mark over its Verizon sale.

Goldman Sachs sees profits soar to $2.1bn

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:10:22 GMT

US investment bank Goldman Sachs reports a 58% rise in its profits for the third quarter of the year.

Harry Shearer sues Vivendi over Spinal Tap profits

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:41:26 GMT

Actor Harry Shearer, the voice of The Simpsons' Mr Burns, takes legal action against entertainment group Vivendi, claiming it has denied him and others profits from 1984 film This is Spinal Tap.

Emmys to Trump: It's not rigged

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:01:21 GMT

The body that organises the Emmys speaks out after Hillary Clinton accuses Donald Trump of claiming the annual television awards were rigged.

Mucho memes on 'Bad Hombres'

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 02:24:34 GMT

A solitary Spanish word uttered by Donald Trump during Wednesday's debate prompted an online storm of outrage.

Is Trump planning a news channel?

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:37:48 GMT

Rumours suggest Donald Trump is planning to launch his own TV channel to rival the mainstream media that he called "biased" and "crooked".

US election: Clinton and Trump clash over Putin

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 03:23:24 GMT

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have clashed over the role of Russia and Vladimir Putin in the US election.

US election 2016: Clinton and Trump debate gun control

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 02:50:56 GMT

At the final US presidential debate, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clash on gun control

Presidential debate: The moment Trump v Clinton turned nasty

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 03:58:50 GMT

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton argue over Russia's role in the US election during their third and final presidential debate.

Presidential debate: Last chance to sway undecided voters

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:20:56 GMT

Republican polling expert Frank Luntz assembled a group of undecided voters in Las Vegas to measure their instant reaction to the final debate. The BBC was there.

US election 2016: Clinton and Trump clash on experience

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 02:34:19 GMT

Hillary Clinton highlights her achievements over 30 years in comparison with Donald Trump's, in the final US presidential debate.

Three things Vegas voters did during presidential debate

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:14:53 GMT

The BBC's Matt Danzico discovers what Americans turned off by the US election did in Las Vegas during the final presidential debate.

Women protest at Trump buildings across the US

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 18:29:02 GMT

Women in 15 cities across the US have gathered at Trump buildings to protest against the presidential candidate.

Fighting cancer with 'dancing and laughter'

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:24:44 GMT

How friendship and dancing are helping a cancer patient get through her treatment.

Bruce Springsteen on music, depression and Trump

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 22:57:57 GMT

Singer and songwriter Bruce Springsteen speaks to BBC arts editor Will Gompertz about his music, depression and the state of US politics, as he launches his autobiography.

Extra-marital affairs: who stands by their man?

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:16:17 GMT

As Melania Trump says the sexual assault claims against her husband are "lies", we look at some other famous people whose relationships have been tested by allegations and revelations.

Comedian Rich Hall breaks down the US election

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:19:34 GMT

US comedian Rich Hall gives his list of the five things everyone should know about the race for the White House.

Oliver Stone on 'straight arrow' Edward Snowden

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:18:58 GMT

Director Oliver Stone talks to the BBC's Huw Edwards about meeting Edward Snowden and why he decided to make a film about him.