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Hoboken train station crash: One dead and dozens hurt in New Jersey

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:57:56 GMT

A woman is killed and dozens of other people are injured, some of them critically, as a commuter train crashes at a railway station in New Jersey.

Johnson fails to name a foreign leader

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:06:14 GMT

US Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson blames an 'Aleppo moment' for not remembering any foreign leaders.

Gay pride flag launched into space 'to spread peace'

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:11:00 GMT

The rainbow flag symbolising gay pride is sent into space using a high-altitude balloon.

California ends statute of limitations for rape over Cosby case

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:56:03 GMT

California approves a bill ending the 10-year statute of limitations on rape, in a move prompted by allegations against US actor Bill Cosby.

Obama: Congress veto override of 9/11 lawsuits bill 'a mistake'

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:49:25 GMT

The US president says the congressional override of his veto on a bill allowing 9/11 lawsuits against Saudi Arabia sets "a dangerous precedent".

Fireman 'a hero' in South Carolina school shooting

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:21:23 GMT

A volunteer fireman who subdued a teenage gunman who shot three people outside a South Carolina primary school is a hero, officials say.

US election 2016: Clinton gathers Republican endorsements

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:22:10 GMT

Hillary Clinton receives another endorsement from a leading Republican, as well as the backing of a typically Republican newspaper.

Trump's fortune drops $800m in one year

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:59:09 GMT

Due in large part to the softening of the New York real estate market, Mr Trump's personal wealth has fallen to $3.7bn, says Forbes.

Syria: US tells Russia it will end talks if bombing continues

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:18:25 GMT

US warns Russia over the bombardment of Aleppo, saying it will suspend co-operation on Syria peace talks unless Moscow stops the assault.

US police shooting: Alfred Olango 'pointed e-cigarette'

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:37:36 GMT

Police in California say they shot dead a Ugandan refugee because he pulled an object that turned out to be an e-cigarette from his pocket, pointed it and assumed a "shooting stance".

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie 'laughed about Bridgegate'

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:50:48 GMT

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie laughed about his staff closing part of a bridge for political revenge, a court has heard.

Mexico returns remains of US soldiers from 1846 war

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:27:09 GMT

The remains of 10 US soldiers killed during the Mexican-American war of 1846 are being returned 170 years after their deaths.

In Florida, Trump fans plead in one voice: 'Hit Clinton harder'

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:51:28 GMT

A day after debating Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, the so-far only self-declared victor of the night, spoke in Florida - and his backers had plenty of advice.

Bernard the Roughneck

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:06:10 GMT

Bernard the Roughneck, an oil-rig worker, made waves when he showed up in greasy coveralls at the House of Commons to advocate for Canada's oil industry.

Beating Big Brother

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:27:11 GMT

Secret surveillance of US citizens by police is on the rise with black neighbourhoods often the target - here is how one Californian city fought back.

'Mr Jimmy'

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:52:06 GMT

Kurt Russell says his latest film, Deepwater Horizon, shows "we don't live in a perfect world" when it comes to getting oil out of the ground.

'Seething fury'

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:20:10 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.

AB InBev-SAB Miller deal approved by shareholders

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:58:08 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.

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.

Wells Fargo chief forfeits $41m amid corruption probe

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:24:21 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.

'Mosaic house' is culmination of 20 years' work

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:58:12 GMT

A vibrant "mosaic house" in Los Angeles represents a 20 year collaboration between two married artists, who have covered almost every surface in tiles and ceramics.

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.

'Trump needs to be Trump and not hold back', Florida fans say

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:03:52 GMT

Some supporters of Donald Trump seemed disappointed by his performance in the first debate against Hillary Clinton and are calling for a more aggressive approach.

New Jersey train crash: Footage from inside station

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:48:46 GMT

Amateur footage from inside New Jersey station shows the scene after a train crashed during morning rush hour, killing at least one person and injuring 100.

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.

NJ crash passengers: 'There was no warning'

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:40:06 GMT

Passengers and eyewitnesses describe the moment a train crashed at New Jersey station, killing at least one and injuring 100.

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?

Train 'came in so quickly' - transit worker

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:17:06 GMT

A New Jersey Transit employee says a train which crashed, leaving at least one person dead, may have come in too quickly.

People 'climbing out of windows'

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:45:21 GMT

Eyewitness Ben Fairclough said some people appeared to be unconscious after a train crashed into a station in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Royals in Canada: George and Charlotte attend party

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:08:59 GMT

Prince George and Princess Charlotte attended a party with children of military families, as part of the royal visit to Canada.

Couple describe moment Hanks photobombed wedding pictures

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:02:33 GMT

Elisabeth and Ryan speak to the BBC after Tom Hanks photobombed their wedding pictures in Central Park, New York.

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.