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Trump promises border wall 'soon, way ahead of schedule'

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:12:53 GMT

Addressing a conservative summit, he promises to focus on "getting bad people out of this country".

Man held as two Indians shot in Kansas bar

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:32:36 GMT

A man is charged over the fatal shooting of an Indian man in a Kansas bar, in a possible hate crime.

Beyonce pulls out of headlining Coachella Festival 'on doctor's orders'

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:34:18 GMT

The singer will headline next year's festival instead after following advice of doctors to keep a less rigorous schedule.

White House asked FBI to discredit reports of Russia links

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:13:04 GMT

The White House's chief of staff asked the FBI's deputy director to dispute a New York Times article.

Caitlyn Jenner's message to Donald Trump: 'Call me'

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:03:52 GMT

The reality star and activist records a message for the president about protecting transgender rights.

Trump repeats call for US nuclear supremacy

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:38:07 GMT

The president says he wants the US to expand its nuclear arsenal, to be ''top of the pack".

Fox show apologises for Kenya Westgate attack video

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:31:04 GMT

The producers of 24: Legacy say footage of the 2013 Nairobi attack will be cut from all broadcasts.

Trump adviser hails 'new political order'

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:38:28 GMT

Steve Bannon, Donald Trump's top adviser, says the president is "maniacally focused" on his agenda.

Mexico foreign minister vents 'irritation' at Rex Tillerson

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:33:30 GMT

Mexico's foreign minister tells the top US diplomat they are worried about immigrants' rights.

Not best of times for US - Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:06:03 GMT

Ruth Bader Ginsburg tells the BBC she is optimistic the "pendulum" will swing back in the long run.

Anaheim rocked by protests as officer fires gun in lawn row

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:05:39 GMT

A confrontation escalates as an off-duty officer grabs a 13-year-old boy walking across his lawn.

Trump and Trudeau discuss border co-operation

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:13:29 GMT

The two leaders also talked about a long-running softwood lumber dispute and upcoming G7 meeting.

Alt-right leader Richard Spencer expelled at CPAC conference

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:05:24 GMT

Richard Spencer says his views are "clearly resonating" as he is removed from the conservative gala.

Marching orders

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:49:46 GMT

A programme for undocumented military family members may be cancelled by the Trump administration

Suffering 'colourism'

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:59:16 GMT

A teenager and aspiring community leader shares her perspective on colourism - discrimination based on the darkness of a skin tone.

The spy next door

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:04:12 GMT

The remarkable double life of undercover agent Jack Barsky who lived the American dream at the KGB's expense.

Fear factor

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:38:03 GMT

How parents and teachers are responding to threats against Jewish day cares.

Town hall turmoil

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:04:11 GMT

Republican politicians are returning to their home districts to face a barrage of criticism

Factory of fake

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:18:11 GMT

Many of the small details - newspapers, licence plates, cereal boxes - of Oscar-nominated films are made in one place. James Bartlett takes a rare tour of a Hollywood factory of fake.

Let's go get it!

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:24:33 GMT

Eastern Airlines Flight 980 crashed into a mountain in Bolivia in 1985. Dan Futrell and Isaac Stoner spent an unusual holiday trying to work out why.

Alt-right civil war

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:35:23 GMT

Leading figures and activists on the alt-right have split over controversial comments made by one of the movement's champions.

Transgender doll

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:40:39 GMT

What has been described as the first transgender doll has gone into production in the US.

A Canadian Trump

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:33:29 GMT

An outspoken businessman and reality TV star hopes to make a populist splash in Canadian government.

President v courts

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:11:03 GMT

What to look out for as President Trump gets closer to signing a new order reviving his controversial immigration ban.

Poetry slam

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:31:15 GMT

Black poets in residence at Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC share their lyrical reflections on the Trump presidency.

Verizon and Yahoo agree $350m price cut

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:46:54 GMT

Verizon cuts the price it will pay for Yahoo's core internet business following two huge cyber attacks.

Zuckerberg: My Facebook manifesto to re-boot globalisation

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:01:10 GMT

Mark Zuckerberg talks to the BBC about globalisation, fake news, and a new Facebook manifesto.

£900 coat maker Canada Goose to sell shares

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:22:36 GMT

Founded in 1957 in Toronto and known for its coyote fur-lined hooded jackets, Canada Goose is set to float.

Steve Bannon's three goals for the Trump presidency

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:58:55 GMT

The president's senior adviser was speaking at a conservative conference in Washington DC.

Airborne Black Lives Matter protester grabs Confederate flag

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:26:03 GMT

Live news captures the moment a man leaps to grab a Confederate flag at a South Carolina protest.

Boy, 7, steals show at Republican senator's town hall event

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:23:47 GMT

A boy stole the show at a Republican senator's event with a question about the planned border wall.

US 'pendulum' to swing back - Ginsburg

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:55:21 GMT

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says the US is "not experiencing the best of times".

Trump transgender policy dismays inauguration singer

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:34:22 GMT

President Trump's inauguration singer Jackie Evancho is unhappy with his transgender policy.

From KGB spy to 'American Dream'

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:03:53 GMT

Jack Barsky was born Albrecht Dittrich. He came to the US from East Germany in the 1970s. But he was a Soviet spy all along.

Canadian researchers set to study cannabis oil

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 02:23:51 GMT

A Canadian hospital will study the effects cannabis oil on a severe form of epilepsy

Americas Cup: Team Oracle crewman goes overboard

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:46:27 GMT

Onboard cameras have captured a grinder being dragged under water during Americas Cup training.

Who's hiding beneath US-Mexico border?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:47:30 GMT

President Trump's wall isn't a new idea- some stretches of the border already have one. But what lies beneath?

Senator Grassley confronted by Afghanistan interpreter seeking asylum

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 02:59:45 GMT

Republican Senator Chuck Grassley faced tough questions from his constituents at a town hall meeting.

Dakota pipeline protesters leave site after year-long occupation

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:37:40 GMT

The year-long occupation near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation is over.

US children's hospital helps save life of baby hippo

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:20:58 GMT

Doctors from a children's hospital have saved the life of a premature baby hippo.

Shopper's lucky escape as car crashes through window

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:35:52 GMT

A man had an extraordinary escape when a car crashed through a shop window in New York.

Diversifying the United States' coal country

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:46:33 GMT

Not everyone in the US's coal country is waiting for mining to return, they are looking to diversify.

Footage released of Harrison Ford's plane near-miss

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:48:43 GMT

An airport in California has released video of a plane, being flown by the actor Harrison Ford, mistakenly flying low over an airliner.