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Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner to lead US federal overhaul

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:45:33 GMT

Jared Kushner is expected to lead a new White House unit aimed at reforming the US bureaucracy.

McDonald's server, 94 - I'll never leave

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:59:55 GMT

The great-granny still serves breakfast twice a week to her loyal customers in Indiana.

Solid gold coin worth $4m stolen from Berlin museum

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:51:56 GMT

The "big maple leaf" coin, which shows Queen Elizabeth II, weighs 100kg and is made of pure gold.

'Condemned' South Korean dogs find sanctuary in the US

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:17:53 GMT

Campaigners say the rescued dogs would otherwise have ended up being consumed by humans.

Orange is the New Black: Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli tie the knot

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:37:28 GMT

Actress Samira Wiley met writer Lauren Morelli on the set of the US prison drama.

London attack: US victim's family say he focused on positives in life

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:19:20 GMT

Family of US tourist killed on Westminster Bridge say he spent his life "focusing on the positive".

Ohio nightclub shooting: One dead, 15 injured in gunfight

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 16:02:11 GMT

One person is dead after a "dispute" escalated into a gunfight, say police in Cincinnati, Ohio.

United Airlines caught up in leggings row

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 05:11:05 GMT

Two girls travelling on a pass for employees' guests were barred from a flight for wearing leggings.

Uber suspends self-driving cars after Arizona crash

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 07:01:36 GMT

Images show Uber vehicle on its side after apparent high-impact crash with ordinary driver.

Trump defiant after healthcare bill pulled before vote

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:37:18 GMT

US President Donald Trump suffers a major setback as his healthcare bill is withdrawn from Congress.

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds: Fans say goodbye at public service

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 04:03:22 GMT

A Hollywood memorial service celebrates the lives of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.

Are DC's girls really going missing?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:02:22 GMT

Social media claims 14 girls have recently disappeared from DC. The truth is more complicated.

Trump's ex-national security adviser 'discussed Gulen removal'

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:58:24 GMT

Ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn met Turkish officials during the election campaign.

US and UK laptop bans on some Middle East flights come into effect

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:27:52 GMT

The US and UK bans affect direct flights from some Middle East airports.

Singapore teen blogger Amos Yee granted US asylum

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:58:45 GMT

A judge rules the 18-year-old can stay in US as he faces political persecution in Singapore.

Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:05:38 GMT

The State Department says the project, blocked by Barack Obama, is in the national interest.

Arctic achievement

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:07:24 GMT

The Arctic teacher was recognised last week for her work in the remote Quebec community of Salluit.

Stretching the rules

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:40:52 GMT

A row over leggings being worn on flights is just the tip of the iceberg in yoga-pant controversies.

American exile

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:00:38 GMT

A look at the men and women affected by President Trump's deportation strategy.

Free from fear

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:12:00 GMT

From a childhood of hunger and abuse to double Olympic champion, Claressa Shields has been fighting all her life.

First daughters

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:35:55 GMT

As Ivanka Trump gets her own office in the White House, how does her standing compare to counterparts around the world?

Legal history

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:16:46 GMT

Two best friends make legal history in Canada by becoming the first to co-parent.

Tricky meets Chairman

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:00:17 GMT

In 1972, President Nixon became the first president to visit China in 22 years. Winston Lord was there

Parental panic

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:48:08 GMT

The ban on devices, from tablets up, on some flights has sent a shiver down every parent's back.

Shaka and spam

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 01:50:10 GMT

A judge in Hawaii has halted President Trump's travel ban. How else has the state influenced the US?

Trouble on the ranch

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:01:57 GMT

America's rural heavily supported Donald Trump in the election, but now some are starting to worry his trade plans could hurt their business.

Making music

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:34:23 GMT

Kronos Quartet's 50 for the Future creates works to serve as free resources for young musicians.

Sisterlocks struggle

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 01:07:25 GMT

Professional hairbraiders are putting up a fight over what they say are unnecessary regulations.

Go Johnny go

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:36:37 GMT

BBC Music reporter Mark Savage looks at the late rock 'n' roll legend's most influential songs.

'Epically stupid'

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 01:57:11 GMT

The US agency's deputy head says GCHQ would have been "epically stupid" to wiretap Donald Trump.

Dow and Dupont merger gets EU go-ahead

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:10:59 GMT

The European Commission makes approval of chemical industry merger conditional on sale of assets.

Goldman Sachs to expand EU presence ahead of Brexit

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:00:44 GMT

The bank plans to move jobs from London and bulk up its European presence by "hundreds of people".

Google promises to take action on 'hateful' content

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:15:36 GMT

Company says it will also tighten advertising safeguards and revisit guidelines on YouTube videos.

Trump did 'everything he can' on health

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:05:35 GMT

Trump did 'everything he can', adding that the US 'is not a dictatorship'

Trump's healthcare defeat: Nancy Pelosi jumps for joy

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 04:07:39 GMT

Mobile phone footage shows Nancy Pelosi jumping for joy at President Trump's Obamacare setback.

Trump's 100 days: Healthcare and wire-tapping

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:43:00 GMT

This week in Trump's White House: Can he persuade Republicans to vote for the healthcare bill?

FBI 'double standard' in election campaign, says Podesta

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:15:57 GMT

Top Clinton aide John Podesta accuses the FBI of a double standard in how they treated Trump and Clinton investigations.

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds: Fans farewell at memorial service

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 04:12:09 GMT

Fans gather to honour Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher at a public memorial service in Los Angeles.

A year of Trump Obamacare promises - in his own words

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:34:28 GMT

Repeal and replace Obamacare - it was his number one campaign promise. So what happened?

Harrison Ford: 'I'm the schmuck that landed on the taxiway'

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:49:20 GMT

Harrison Ford explains to air traffic control why he landed on a taxiway, just missing a passenger jet.

North Korea video imagines US forces' destruction

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:57:35 GMT

The video comes amid a flurry of rocket engine tests and missile launches in North Korea.

Baby separated from parasitic twin in risky operation

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:46:50 GMT

Surgeons explain the challenges of the complex operation to separate Dominique from her parasitic twin.

FBI director on Trump, Russia and wiretaps

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:35:24 GMT

The FBI Director said there is an on-going investigation into Russia's ties to the Trump campaign.

'Putin hates Clinton': Focus on Russia

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:35:15 GMT

FBI Director Comey told Congress what the FBI has learned about Russia's intervention in the US election.

Families divided at US-Mexico border

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:43:24 GMT

On the US border with Mexico, families of migrants talk to their loved ones through a steel fence.