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Olathe shooting: Friend and widow on US shooting

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 10:38:09 GMT

The Indian survivor of a Kansas bar shooting speaks about his ordeal for the first time.

Bill Paxton, actor known for Aliens and Titanic, dies aged 61

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:39:28 GMT

Actor Bill Paxton, known for roles in Aliens and Titanic, has died aged 61, his family tell US media

French historian Henry Rousso nearly deported from US

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:19:58 GMT

Visiting speaker Henry Rousso was stopped by border officials on his way to a university conference.

Mo Farah's trainer refutes allegations he broke anti-doping rules

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:46:32 GMT

The American coach of Olympic champion Mo Farah refutes claims he may have broken anti-doping rules.

Warren Buffett upbeat on US business growth

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:22:32 GMT

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett backs US businesses to continue to create "mind-boggling" wealth.

Oscars: Meryl Streep vents fury at Karl Lagerfeld in dress row

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:11:22 GMT

Meryl Streep's choice of Oscars dress sparks a bitter dispute with designer Karl Lagerfeld.

President Trump to skip White House correspondents' dinner

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 07:16:22 GMT

The US president has traditionally attended and it will still go ahead in Mr Trump's absence.

US Democrats pick Tom Perez to lead party

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:54:19 GMT

Tom Perez was seen as the establishment-backed candidate and will have to unite a divided party.

Vehicle hits crowd at New Orleans parade

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 02:43:46 GMT

Twenty-eight people are injured, some seriously, but police say terrorism is not suspected.

Oscars: Moonlight warms up with Independent Spirit Awards win

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 05:40:56 GMT

Low-budget drama Moonlight warms up for Sunday's Oscars by winning six Independent Spirit Awards.

Nigel Farage 'has dinner with Donald Trump'

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:26:09 GMT

The former UKIP leader posted a photograph of himself at the US president's table on Twitter.

Witches cast 'mass spell' against Donald Trump

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:47:04 GMT

Thousands of followers of witchcraft say they cast a spell to stop the US president causing harm.

The ballot question

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:50:11 GMT

A leading US political scientists thinks Donald Trump is president because his name came first on the ballot in some critical swing states.

A quiet man

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:43:18 GMT

Can the outsider secretary of state find a way to wield power in a chaotic Washington?

Canada's pizza

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:50:34 GMT

The Hawaiian pizza is a love it or loathe it dish first created in the province of Ontario.

Going AWOL

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:24:46 GMT

Trump critics employ "missing" posters to press Republicans to face voters in town halls.

Marching orders

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:49:46 GMT

A programme for undocumented military family members may be cancelled by the Trump administration

Suffering 'colourism'

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:59:16 GMT

A teenager and aspiring community leader shares her perspective on colourism - discrimination based on the darkness of a skin tone.

No police at pride

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:25:56 GMT

Black Lives Matter is convincing Canadian cities to lose police floats and embrace queer people of colour.

Oscar wild

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:12:27 GMT

Hollywood's celebrities are in a final whirl of pre-Oscars parties, awards, dinners - and protests.

Verizon and Yahoo agree $350m price cut

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:46:54 GMT

Verizon cuts the price it will pay for Yahoo's core internet business following two huge cyber attacks.

Zuckerberg: My Facebook manifesto to re-boot globalisation

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:01:10 GMT

Mark Zuckerberg talks to the BBC about globalisation, fake news, and a new Facebook manifesto.

£900 coat maker Canada Goose to sell shares

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:22:36 GMT

Founded in 1957 in Toronto and known for its coyote fur-lined hooded jackets, Canada Goose is set to float.

Highlights from previous correspondents' dinners

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 10:03:46 GMT

Donald Trump will skip the 2017 Correspondents' Association dinner - here are some recent highlights.

Hugh Jackman says new film featured wall before Trump

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:03:30 GMT

Hugh Jackman says a wall running along the Mexican border in the latest film to feature Wolverine was written long before the Trump presidency.

Trying to make it in the real La La Land

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:49:38 GMT

What's it like for aspiring performers in the real La La Land?

Michael J Fox and Jodie Foster condemn Trump policies at protest

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:58:23 GMT

Michael J Fox and Jodie Foster lead an anti-Donald Trump protest two days before the Oscars in Los Angeles.

The Academy Awards: Best picture nominees in 30 seconds

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:36:26 GMT

A lightning look at the films up for an Oscar in the best picture category

Kansas shooting 'hero' counted the gunman's shots

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:35:18 GMT

Ian Grillot was shot when he confronted the gunman reportedly yelling racial slurs at two Indians.

The media is 'critical' to democracy

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:27:48 GMT

Several major news organisations were excluded from a press briefing at the White House

Trump's friend dislikes Paris and other things we learned

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:14:42 GMT

Five things we learned listening to President Trump address a conference of conservative activists.

Steve Bannon's three goals for the Trump presidency

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:58:55 GMT

The president's senior adviser was speaking at a conservative conference in Washington DC.