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US election: Clinton says she will focus on issues, not Trump

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:09:32 GMT

US Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton says she no longer cares what her Republican rival Donald Trump might say and will focus on issues instead.

AT&T seeks to buy Time Warner for nearly $86bn

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:34:14 GMT

US telecoms giant AT&T announces that it will buy entertainment group Time Warner for nearly $86bn (£70bn), but the deal still needs regulators' approval.

Chicago Cubs: City parties as baseball 'curse' ends after 71 years

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:31:58 GMT

Crowds celebrate in Chicago after the Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers to reach the baseball World Series for the first time since 1945.

Bob Dylan's Nobel silence 'impolite and arrogant'

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 13:22:48 GMT

Bob Dylan's failure to acknowledge his Nobel Prize in literature is "impolite and arrogant", according to a member of the body that awards it.

'Smart' home devices used as weapons in website attack

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:33:35 GMT

Hackers used internet-connected home devices, such as printers and web cameras, to attack popular websites on Friday, security analysts say.

US election: Trump takes aim at First Lady Michelle Obama

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:57:19 GMT

Republican candidate Donald Trump has launched a rare attack on First Lady Michelle Obama, saying "all she wants to do is campaign" for his rival.

Ceta talks: EU hopes to unblock Canada trade deal

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:51:58 GMT

The EU Parliament president says he is optimistic that a trade deal between the EU and Canada can be signed despite last-minute obstacles.

Chemical bike lock causes vomiting to deter thieves

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:42:28 GMT

Two inventors from San Francisco develop a bike lock that induces vomiting and shortness of breath if someone tries to cut the lock.

Montana: Outrage over 60-day jail term for sex with young daughter

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:12:33 GMT

A judge in the US state of Montana, who sentenced to 60 days in jail a man for sex with his 12-year-old daughter, faces growing calls for his removal.

Jamar Clark death: No police disciplinary proceedings

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:32:03 GMT

Two police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old unarmed black man will not be disciplined, police in the US city Minneapolis say.

Canada's Bombardier to cut 7,500 jobs

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:15:36 GMT

Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier announces significant job cuts for the second time this year, shedding another 7,500 posts.

Bricked up

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:30:39 GMT

An 1846 short story about a horrific revenge is perhaps the unlikeliest social media trend of the moment.

Trump's last stand?

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 21:51:15 GMT

BBC Newsnight's Gabriel Gatehouse reports from Youngstown, Ohio on the appeal of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Power couple

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:07:57 GMT

Barack and Michelle Obama have been hitting the campaign trail hard for Hillary Clinton - will it be enough to win her the White House?

I, Wonderwoman

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:35:39 GMT

The United Nations has come under fire for appointing comic book character Wonder Woman as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls.

Prop Q

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 02:59:15 GMT

Wealthy San Francisco tech investors are bankrolling a law to ban the city's homeless from pitching tents - will it work?

Auntie mum

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:44:42 GMT

What's it like to find out your parents are in fact your aunt and uncle? Those affected describe their feelings.

Time Warner shares jump on AT&T bid rumour

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:30:18 GMT

Shares in Time Warner, the company behind Game of Thrones-maker HBO, CNN and Warner Bros, jump for a second day on fresh reports of a $73bn-plus tie-up with AT&T.

Ceta: EU 'not capable' of signing deal says Canadian minister

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:07:09 GMT

A planned trade deal between the EU and Canada is on the brink of collapse after talks between Canada and a Belgian region broke down on Friday.

McDonald's beats sales forecasts on breakfast rush

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:35:28 GMT

McDonald's has reported better-than-expected sales during the third quarter, lifted by the UK and an improved all day breakfast menu.

Team Trump splash the cash

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 03:52:37 GMT

Donald Trump's campaign finally decides to splash the cash, Janet Jackson emerges as winner of the third debate, and Ivanka Trump defends her father.

Who's ahead in the polls?

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 06:32:44 GMT

Follow the opinion polls as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go to head-to-head in the run up to the US election on 8 November.

Clinton's not-so-secret weapon: Michelle

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 22:27:21 GMT

Michelle Obama is heading to Arizona as Democrats see the opportunity to turn the traditionally red state blue.

The Hillary Clinton campaign slogans that never were

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:03:10 GMT

Emails revealed by Wikileaks revealed other slogans the Clinton campaign was considering. We take a look.

US election: Trump vows to sue all accusers

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:09:32 GMT

Donald Trump threatens to sue every woman who has accused him of inappropriate conduct, and again hits out at the media who reported the allegations.

Presidential debate: Last chance to sway undecided voters

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:20:56 GMT

Republican polling expert Frank Luntz assembled a group of undecided voters in Las Vegas to measure their instant reaction to the final debate. The BBC was there.

CEO Secrets: Tattoo queen Kat Von D shares her tips

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:00:50 GMT

Tattoo parlour boss and cosmetics entrepreneur Kat Von D shares her CEO Secrets.

Three things Vegas voters did during presidential debate

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:14:53 GMT

The BBC's Matt Danzico discovers what Americans turned off by the US election did in Las Vegas during the final presidential debate.

Cohen: World 'safer' with Clinton, not Trump

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:29:20 GMT

Former US Defense Secretary William Cohen says he would "worry if Mr Trump were in the Oval Office".

Fighting cancer with 'dancing and laughter'

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:24:44 GMT

How friendship and dancing are helping a cancer patient get through her treatment.

'Very sad' Canadian minister on collapse of trade deal

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:29:32 GMT

A trade deal between the EU and Canada is on the brink of collapse because a Belgian region with a population of just 3.6 million objects.

Drone captures rare whale footage

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:27:37 GMT

Canadian scientists use drones to capture rare whale footage in the Arctic.

New Marshall Plan needed to defeat IS, says ex-US general

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 06:36:12 GMT

General John Allen calls for a new Marshall Plan to deal with so-called Islamic State (IS).

Protest over 'toxic' UN Wonder Woman role

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:11:50 GMT

United Nations workers have spoken out against the decision to make Wonder Woman an honorary ambassador.

Trump: 'All she wants to do is campaign'

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 07:54:41 GMT

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has launched a rare attack on Michelle Obama, saying "all she wants to do is campaign" for his rival.