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Chelsea Manning decision: Obama says justice was served

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:05:27 GMT

The president defends his commutation of Chelsea Manning's sentence, at his final news conference.

Jewish centres across US evacuated after hoax bomb threats

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:33:08 GMT

Twenty-seven Jewish community centres in 17 US states reported hoax bomb threats on Wednesday alone.

Johnny Wright: The Instagram star who cuts Michelle Obama'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.

Ana-Alecia Ayala, 'dancing and laughter' cancer patient, dies

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:43:43 GMT

Ana-Alecia Ayala, who has died from cancer, inspired millions by dancing on camera in hospital.

'Canadian Trump' makes leadership bid

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:58:52 GMT

Canadian businessman Kevin O'Leary has been toying with the idea of running for months.

George HW Bush and wife in hospital

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:21:34 GMT

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

Alanis Morissette's manager admits $5m fraud

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:55:40 GMT

Jonathan Schwartz admits stealing over $7m from the singer and other celebrities, prosecutors say.

Trump inauguration boycott escalates

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:51:39 GMT

More than 50 Democrats will miss Mr Trump's inauguration because of his attack on civil rights hero John Lewis.

CIA releases 13m pages of declassified documents online

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:35:08 GMT

Intelligence briefings, flying saucer sightings and psychic tests are all part of the archive.

Pulse nightclub shooting: Gunman's wife pleads innocence

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:43:20 GMT

Noor Salman in court denies helping her husband carry out the attack which killed 49 people.

Obama fears moment 'may be passing' for two-state solution

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 02:15:00 GMT

President Barack Obama also warns Donald Trump against any "sudden, unilateral moves" on the conflict.

Obama leaving with high approval rating

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:12:21 GMT

The president leaves with 60% approval but most Republicans still rate him poorly.

Wrecked US boat found in Scotland

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:49:02 GMT

The barnacle-covered wreck of a catamaran abandoned during a rescue off the US is found on a Hebridean beach.

Moth with 'golden flake hairstyle' named after Donald Trump

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:42:01 GMT

The moth, which has a wingspan of just over a centimetre, was discovered in California.

Love thy neighbour

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:12:54 GMT

As Trump moves into the White House, a look at the long relationship between neighbouring nations.

Love to the rescue

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:40:10 GMT

Melissa Dohme was viciously stabbed more than 30 times by her ex-boyfriend. She survived against all the odds and found love in an unexpected place.

Donald Love

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:27:05 GMT

Advisers to Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are promoting a stronger relationship between the two.

Fatal reaction

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:29:54 GMT

How one woman's rare disorder means a kiss from her husband could end up killing her.

Common ground

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:40:05 GMT

Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau share more than just a border.

‘We lost everything’

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:46:18 GMT

Canadian businessman Serge Godin saw his father's business burn down when he was a teenager. That inspired him to build a company that now turns over C$10bn a year.

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.

JP Morgan Chase pays $55m over racial discrimination

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:10:34 GMT

US bank JP Morgan Chase pays $55m to settle racial discrimination charges.

Trump rally powers Goldman Sachs and Citigroup profits

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:26:36 GMT

The stock market rally that followed Donald Trump's surprise win helps Goldman Sachs and Citigroup profits to soar.

Obama's advice to Trump: 'Reality has a way of biting back'

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:33:43 GMT

President Barack Obama has revealed his advice to Donald Trump in his final press conference.

Viewpoint: The 'delicious spectacle' of President Trump

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:19:47 GMT

The first of two animated opinion pieces for BBC Newsnight looking ahead to Donald Trump's presidency. Roger Kimball, art critic, social commentator and editor of The New Criterion, says the moral panic needs to stop.

'Inspiring, determined, kind': Who are these London schoolgirls describing?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:02:17 GMT

Some of the British schoolgirls who met Michelle Obama in 2015 pay tribute to the outgoing US first lady.

Kidnapped girl Lexis Manigo defends abductor 'mother'

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:00:01 GMT

A girl, who was kidnapped as a baby 18 years ago, has defended the woman who took her from a Florida hospital.

Sex accuser sues Trump for defamation

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:33:48 GMT

A woman who says Donald Trump groped her has sued him for defamation, claiming he made "inflammatory statements".

US President Barack Obama: Nine African highlights

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:40:28 GMT

As President Obama's presidency comes to an end, BBC Africa looks back at his most significant visits to the continent.

Donald Trump's inauguration: Why more and more Democrats are refusing to go

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:17:17 GMT

More than 50 House Democrats are boycotting Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony amid a feud between the president-elect and civil rights activist John Lewis.

The Chinese firm creating US jobs

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:08:10 GMT

In one of the areas of deep Trump support, a Chinese firm is creating jobs in the US.

Trump's EPA nominee Scott Pruitt grilled on oil company ties

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:06:12 GMT

Donald Trump's choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, has faced some tough questioning at his confirmation hearing.

President Trump: What happens on inauguration day

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:09:57 GMT

Donald Trump will become the 45th president of the United States on Friday.

The house that YouTube built

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:26:34 GMT

Cara Brookins constructed a house for her family after leaving an abusive relationship.

Mexicans' Donald Trump fears

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:02:51 GMT

Mexicans are worried about what a cut to tax remittances sent to them by relatives in the United States could do to their lives and businesses.

On the banks of two majestic US rivers

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:45:42 GMT

Jon Kay talks to people working on the busiest US inland waterway about maintaining the locks, and what Donald Trump could do for them.

Who is Chelsea Manning?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:09:30 GMT

President Obama is commuting the 29-year-old's sentence.