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Trump was insensitive in call to widow - soldier's mother

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:50:43 GMT

The mother of a US soldier who was killed in action says the president showed "disrespect".

US: Tillerson calls for India ties to counter China

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:44:03 GMT

The US would "never have the same relationship with China, a non-democratic society," he added.

US girl banned from First Communion ceremony for wearing suit

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:30:43 GMT

Cady Mansell loves suits and wanted to wear one to her First Communion. But her church didn't agree.

Quebec bans niqab for public services with neutrality law

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:08:33 GMT

The Canadian province passes a religious neutrality law on face coverings.

Canada mourns Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:37:23 GMT

Tributes pour in for the Tragically Hip singer and lyricist, who died of brain cancer at 53.

Awkward moments as Sessions questioned by Senate

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:07:44 GMT

The US attorney general appears lost for words as he fields questions connected to the Russia probe.

Suspect caught after shootings in Maryland and Delaware

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:47:44 GMT

Three people died and three were injured in shootings in the US states of Maryland and Delaware.

Trump NFL row: NFL won't make players stand for anthem

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:58:18 GMT

The league commissioner says players should stand, but stopped short of imposing a rule.

Nineteen US states sue to keep Obamacare cost-sharing measures

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:29:24 GMT

The move comes after a bipartisan healthcare fix stalled within one day of its announcement.

California hepatitis A outbreak death toll climbs to 19

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:50:20 GMT

The disease has wreaked havoc on the state's homeless population, who experts say are vulnerable.

Sunwing flyer sues because he got sparkling wine not champagne

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:25:53 GMT

The plaintiff says champagne was promised in the brochure; the airline calls the lawsuit "frivolous".

McKayla Maroney: Olympic gymnast 'abused' by Larry Nassar

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:09:38 GMT

London 2012 gold medallist McKayla Maroney says she was sexually abused by a former USA gymnastics doctor.

Wanted man surrenders after police complete his Facebook challenge

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:36:46 GMT

A man who had been on the run hands himself in after police completed his Facebook challenge.

Driver stun-gunned after race car brawl

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:49:29 GMT

A fight erupts after one car is driven over another, ending with both drivers being arrested.

Tragically Hip

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:20:05 GMT

When the Tragically Hip lead singer said he was suffering from terminal brain cancer, Canada grieved, because the band mined the nation's cultural mythology.

Bombardier's European hope

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:44:21 GMT

The last-minute deal between Airbus and Bombardier may have dodged a difficult trade dispute.

Hungry for help

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:27:28 GMT

An online campaign in memory of a black driver killed police has raised $75,000 in seven weeks.

Wine on the edge

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:41:31 GMT

How Canadian winemaker Norman Hardie is able to make award-winning wines, despite winter temperatures so cold it can kill his vines.

Standing up

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:46:09 GMT

A series of exhibits traces the history and art of the Chicano movement.

Chicken songs

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:44:59 GMT

Daniel Antopolsky fled the country scene in the 1970s - but now he's been found on a French farm.

Daily demonstrations

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:52:16 GMT

Since September, hundreds of people have descended on the streets of St Louis in protest. This is why.

Stories of sexism

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:27:13 GMT

The BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan shares her personal story of sexual harassment during her working life.

Not just A-listers

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 22:27:26 GMT

The casting couch may seem like a relic of the golden age of Hollywood - but women say sexual harassment is rife.

Howzat! US-style

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 22:51:14 GMT

Could a new generation of immigrants help cricket finally crack America?

Making amends

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:04:17 GMT

A man drunkenly fired shots at a mosque after the Paris terror attacks, then tried to make amends.

Desperate picture

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 20:27:25 GMT

As Trump says the recovery cannot go on "forever", only 10% of the population has electricity.

Mercy mission

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:02:04 GMT

An 84-year-old priest who helps North Koreans with TB says new restrictions will not stop him going.

Reality Check

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:07:29 GMT

Reality Check looks at a number of President Trump's claims on the economy.

Working for Harvey

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:15:43 GMT

Lisa Rose was 22 when she worked for Harvey Weinstein in London- this is her story

Sea of troubles

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 19:33:52 GMT

Puerto Rico is in fiscal crisis, but Donald Trump says aid cannot last forever. So what's the plan?

Grapes of wrath

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 20:30:59 GMT

Although most of the grape harvest is already gathered, destroyed vines take years to grow back.

Qudian could be biggest Chinese IPO in US this year

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:15:57 GMT

Alipay-backed Qudian gives small, short-term loans, and primarily targets millennials.

Harvey Weinstein: Film company in talks over possible sale

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:30:50 GMT

Talks with US investment firm Colony Capital come after sex allegations about Harvey Weinstein.

Equifax removes webpage after malware issue

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 20:54:55 GMT

The firm is still reeling since disclosure of an earlier cyber-breach that affected millions in the US and UK.

Gord Downie: Trudeau pays tribute to Tragically Hip star

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:44:42 GMT

The Canadian prime minister pays tribute to the Tragically Hip frontman as "one of the best of us".

JJ Abrams: 'Harvey Weinstein can't be a lone operator'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:53:54 GMT

The Star Wars director says he knew producer Harvey Weinstein was a bully

Bull escapes New York slaughterhouse

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:21:52 GMT

It ran around a Brooklyn park before being caught by police.

Mary J Blige: US still 'separated' on race

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:17:55 GMT

The singer says Obama's inauguration revealed the extent of racial divisions in her country.

Trump denigrates Obama over false fallen soldier claim

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:24:25 GMT

The president falsely claimed his predecessor had not called the families of fallen US soldiers.

Clinton: Trump ‘uses tactics to dominate women’

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:35:15 GMT

Hillary Clinton accuses President Trump of trying to make women leaders feel intimidated.

Harvey Weinstein: Jane Fonda on sexual assault allegations

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 19:37:55 GMT

Jane Fonda tells BBC Hardtalk she regrets not talking sooner about allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

Harvey Weinstein allegations: Exploring Hollywood's casting couch culture

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 05:20:26 GMT

Harvey Weinstein is not a welcome subject for questions on some red carpets, the BBC finds.

California wildfires: Bodycam footage shows dramatic police rescue

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 06:22:31 GMT

Bodycam footage from a Sonoma County deputy shows officers rescuing a woman from Californian wildfires.

How did driver escape hail of police gunfire?

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 21:36:36 GMT

Two Seattle officers are under criminal investigation after spraying bullets at a fleeing car.