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Presidential debate: Trump-Clinton showdown breaks TV record

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:17:51 GMT

The first US presidential debate is watched by 84 million people, breaking a record set by Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan in 1980.

Wells Fargo chief forfeits $41m amid corruption probe

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:03:43 GMT

Wells Fargo chief executive John Stumpf forfeits $41m (£31.5m) in share bonuses as the bank giant tries to stem a scandal over its sales practices.

Brad Pitt to miss film premiere after split from Angelina Jolie

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:16:29 GMT

Actor Brad Pitt is to miss a premiere of his latest film in Los Angeles to focus on his "family situation", he says.

Trump Jr's Skittles graphic deleted from Twitter

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:29:44 GMT

A controversial graphic that compared Syrian refugees to poisoned Skittles, posted by Donald Trump's son, is deleted from Twitter.

Serena Williams vows: 'I won't be silent' on police violence

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:25:42 GMT

Serena Williams speaks out against law enforcement brutality, quoting Martin Luther King as she says: "There comes a time when silence is betrayal".

Elon Musk outlines Mars colony vision

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:40:54 GMT

Entrepreneur Elon Musk outlines his vision for establishing a human colony on Mars for people that can afford a $200,000 ticket price.

Porsche-driving lawyer Nathan DeSai was Houston gunman

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:30:42 GMT

A "disgruntled" Porsche-driving lawyer wearing Nazi emblems has been named by police as the gunman who opened fire on a Texas street, injuring nine people.

Canada approves giant LNG project on British Columbia coast

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:48:34 GMT

Canada authorises the construction of a CA$11.4bn energy project on British Columbia's northern coast despite opposition from environmental groups.

DeLaurentis appointed first US ambassador to Cuba since 1961

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:55:13 GMT

The US appoints its first ambassador to Cuba in 55 years as relations between the countries thaw.

Blast in Bronx 'drug lab' kills New York firefighter

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:57:03 GMT

An explosion at a drug lab inside a home in New York City kills at least one firefighter, authorities say.

First 'three person baby' born using new method

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:13:22 GMT

The world's first baby has been born using a new "three person" fertility technique, heralding a new era in medicine, say experts.

When Tom Hanks runs into your wedding photos

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:33:22 GMT

The Oscar-winning actor literally runs into a happy couple in Central Park, takes a selfie, and offers his blessing.

'Seething fury'

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:26:06 GMT

Canada's First Nations use a royal tour to push for political action on social issues and say there is "seething fury" over the slow course of change.


Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:20:56 GMT

The Republican Party may not be the most natural home for a transgender woman from New Jersey - but Jennifer Williams is trying to change it from the inside.

Debate dissected

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:52:52 GMT

The first debate was arguably the key event of the US presidential race so far: and we have plenty of analysis all here in one place.

The bigly debate

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:56:02 GMT

The Republican candidate appeared to use an unusual adverb in his debate against Hillary Clinton. Or did he?

Poutine and friendship

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:08:51 GMT

In five words, what does Canada offer the world?

Getting organised

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:54:10 GMT

James Naughtie reports on how organisation could be key to the White House race, in a campaign dominated so far by personality.

The big duel

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:48:18 GMT

The first Trump-Clinton debate takes place on Monday night - this is why it matters, and what you need to look out for.

A true trailblazer

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:17:33 GMT

How golfer Arnold Palmer defined the relationship between sport and brands, becoming the first sportsman to use his fame to build a business empire.

Grand Canyon in blue

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:38:11 GMT

President Barack Obama has created the first underwater national monument off the US east coast, protecting a vast ecosystem of canyons and extinct volcanoes. It is home to thousands of rare species, but is also a source of controversy.

In pictures

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:37:02 GMT

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in Canada with their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, for a royal tour, five years after they first visited the country as newly-weds.

AB InBev-SAB Miller deal approved by shareholders

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:28:49 GMT

Budweiser owner Anheuser-Busch InBev's £79bn takeover of rival SAB Miller is set to go ahead after the shareholders of both firms approved the mega-deal.

RBS to pay $1.1bn to settle certain US mis-selling claims

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:02:22 GMT

Royal Bank of Scotland agrees to pay $1.1bn (£846m) to settle two mis-selling claims in the US.

Yahoo: Senators pile on pressure over hack attack

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:52:38 GMT

US senators pile pressure on Yahoo, demanding that the internet giant provides more details about who knew what, and when, about a huge data breach.

Girl rebukes Charlotte mayor over police shootings

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:24:12 GMT

A young African-American girl delivers a tearful plea about police shootings to city officials in Charlotte, North Carolina.

When Tom Hanks runs into your wedding photos

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:17:10 GMT

The Oscar-winning actor literally runs into a happy couple in Central Park, takes a selfie, and offers his blessing.

Key moments from the US presidential debate

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:15:23 GMT

Here are the key moments from the presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's debate body language

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:25:40 GMT

Communications consultant Mary Civiello talks about what Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's body language can tell us about who won the first Presidential debate.

Nirvana nostalgia

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:15:36 GMT

The album which catapulted Nirvana, Kurt Cobain and grunge on to the global stage is a quarter-century old, but what does it mean to the youth of the 90s?

How China saw the debate

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:35:48 GMT

Chinese people who watched the debate between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tell the BBC who they thought won and why.

Americans watch the Clinton-Trump presidential debate

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:07:14 GMT

People watching in Seattle react to the Clinton-Trump presidential debate.

What did black voters make of US presidential debate?

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:16:35 GMT

We asked African-American voters in Harlem what they made of the US presidential debate.

Elon Musk: Ticket to Mars human colony should be affordable

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:50:28 GMT

Entrepreneur Elon Musk has outlined his vision for establishing a human colony on Mars for people that can afford a $200,000 ticket price.

Clinton: 'There is something he is hiding'

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:14:12 GMT

Hillary Clinton said she believes Donald Trump is 'hiding something' regarding his tax return.