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Trump administration widens net for immigrant deportation

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:10:55 GMT

The memos take a much tougher approach towards enforcing existing US immigration measures.

San Jose flooding: Dozens rescued by boat

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:36:01 GMT

A neighbourhood in the Californian town of San Jose is submerged after a creek overflowed.

Ohio policeman helps girl, 10, with maths homework

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:09:41 GMT

Brave Lt BJ Gruber, of Marion, Ohio, offered up his help without realising the subject was maths.

Milo Yiannopoulos quits Breitbart News

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:48:45 GMT

Firebrand editor admits "poor choice of words" in paedophilia controversy.

Trump condemns 'horrible' anti-Semitism

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:34:14 GMT

The US president says a "very ugly" spate of threats against Jewish centres across the US must stop.

US Supreme Court hears case of Mexican teen slain by border patrol

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:27:45 GMT

The case could decide whether foreigners hurt or killed outside the US can sue in American courts.

Burger King owner to buy Popeyes chicken chain for $1.8bn

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:41:25 GMT

Restaurant Brands is to buy the Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen chain for $1.8bn.

Thousands of spills at US oil and gas fracking sites

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:03:15 GMT

Up to 16% of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill liquids each year, according to new data.

Alabama father and son dies as their cars collide head on

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:22:51 GMT

An Alabama bread deliveryman is struck by a car driven by his son, returning home from a night out.

US tourists die as plane hits Oz mall

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:42:34 GMT

Four US citizens and an Australian pilot died when their light aircraft came down on a shopping centre.

David Cassidy: Ex-Partridge Family idol says he has dementia

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 02:16:34 GMT

He forgot the words to classic songs and appeared physically unstable at concerts last weekend.

Ukraine oligarch Dmytro Firtash faces extradition to US

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:15:32 GMT

Dmytro Firtash, close to ousted leader Viktor Yanukovych, is wanted on corruption charges.

Texas lawmaker: 'Don't use Chile flag emoji when you mean Texas!'

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:14:16 GMT

The Chilean flag's emoji is being confused by some with the Lone Star Flag of Texas.

Hospital saves dehydrated baby hippo at Cincinnati Zoo

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:46:59 GMT

Cincinnati Zoo's premature baby hippo Fiona needed urgent treatment for dehydration.

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.

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.

A Canadian Trump

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:33:29 GMT

An outspoken businessman and reality TV star hopes to 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.

Alt-right v anti-fascist

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 02:31:53 GMT

In a divided America, two groups at the extreme ends of the political spectrum are doing battle online, and on the streets.

Tech and sexism

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:37:53 GMT

As taxi app Uber faces claims of workplace sexism, is harassment really rife in Silicon Valley?

Transatlantic pass

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:11:33 GMT

Toronto Wolfpack will become the first transatlantic sports team when they take on Siddal in the Challenge Cup on Saturday.

Human computers

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:34:17 GMT

The history of black women working for Nasa goes back much further than the 1960s - the period of the film Hidden Figures - and their struggles continued afterwards.

Four weeks on

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 01:55:41 GMT

We asked different groups of people living in America what that's meant to them.

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.

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.

Trump: Lt Gen HR McMaster is new national security adviser

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:32:08 GMT

President Donald Trump names Lt Gen HR McMaster as his national security adviser, replacing Lt Gen Michael Flynn.

Trump UK visit: Protests as MPs clash

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:45:30 GMT

Protests take place in London as MPs debate whether Donald Trump should be given a state visit to the UK.

Scientists 'solve' the ketchup problem

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:45:51 GMT

A super-slippery coating for bottles could make getting liquids out much easier, US scientists say.

Cars fall into Los Angeles sinkhole

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:26:53 GMT

The drama of cars tumbling into a sinkhole is shown on live TV.

Man saved from nearly submerged car in Los Angeles

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 09:58:11 GMT

Fire crews in California save people from flash floods during "weather bomb".

Russia must be held accountable, says Mike Pence

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:04:58 GMT

In his first speech abroad, the US vice-president called on Russia to honour the Minsk peace accord.

Donald Trump press conference: Highlights

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:47:33 GMT

President Donald Trump launches a defence of his administration over 77 minutes at the White House.

Donald Trump aide accuses BBC of 'fake news'

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:07:07 GMT

Watch the heated exchange between Newsnight's Evan Davis and an aide to the president.