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Trump presidency: Exxon's Rex Tillerson for top diplomat?

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:51:01 GMT

Exxon Mobil's Rex Tillerson meets Donald Trump amid reports he will be secretary of state.

Anthony Joshua to fight Wladimir Klitschko after win over Eric Molina

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:49:01 GMT

Great Britain's Anthony Joshua retains his IBF world heavyweight title to set up a fight against Wladimir Klitschko in April.

New York SantaCon: Revellers trawl the bars

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 03:44:10 GMT

Revellers in New York City don festive garb to take part in a pub crawl known as SantaCon.

Syria conflict: US to send troops to help seize Raqqa from IS

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 11:13:49 GMT

The US says it is sending 200 troops to help Syrian rebels recapture the IS stronghold of Raqqa.

Dylann Roof trial: 'I did it,' church gunman says

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:35:09 GMT

The South Carolina man accused of killing nine black church-goers is seen admitting the massacre.

Donald Trump denies he will work on The Apprentice while president

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 12:39:04 GMT

Donald Trump says he will devote "zero time" to the TV show after becoming US president.

Jennifer Lawrence 'sorry' for Hawaii rock story

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:51:17 GMT

US actress Jennifer Lawrence apologises about scratching her "butt" on sacred rocks in Hawaii.

Joe Biden: World needs Canada 'very badly'

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:33:17 GMT

The US vice-president tells an Ottawa audience the world needs "genuine leaders" like Canada PM Justin Trudeau.

Russia 'intervened to promote Trump' - US intelligence

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 05:54:03 GMT

US intelligence reportedly believes Russia acted covertly to boost Donald Trump in the election race.

Quiet milestone

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:56:30 GMT

Hillary Clinton quietly marked a milestone as Mr Trump prepares for the presidency.

'Big problem'

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:57:44 GMT

Donald Trump says Barack Obama told him of an unspecified "big problem for the country". What could it be?

Hollywood legend

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 01:55:47 GMT

A selection of images from the life and career of US actor Kirk Douglas, who celebrates his 100th birthday on 9 December.

Reach for the stars

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:46:32 GMT

The man who became a national hero as the first American to orbit the earth

Black Christmas

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:30:25 GMT

America's biggest shopping mall hosted its first African American Father Christmas this year - but black Santas have been around for decades and even played a role in the civil rights movement.

Don't shoot!

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:42:21 GMT

New resilience training aims to reduce the high numbers of deadly shootings by US police.

In a jam

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:50:13 GMT

It's a rare thing in cinema for a film to receive a round of applause before its titles appear. But that's what has been happening at early screenings of Oscar-tipped musical La La Land.

Pipe dreams

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:22:38 GMT

In Canada, some aboriginal communities embrace oil and gas development, rather than oppose such projects.

Free flights

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 01:45:05 GMT

At least 10 people who expected to spend the holidays by themselves won a free flight home.

Air Force $

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:02:55 GMT

Military gear, special shielding and its own defence systems - Air Force One is two of a kind.

Man of his word?

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:16:00 GMT

Donald Trump made a successful campaign with big promises. But if his supporters didn't even believe him, how should the press handle him now?

Young and talented

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:12:13 GMT

Tributes have poured in for the young creatives dead or missing in the Oakland dance party fire.

Rogue's gallery

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:56:18 GMT

National Gallery of Canada says the account's name was "confusing" patrons.

Sacred battle

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:13:33 GMT

Native Americans protesting against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota have succeeded in blocking the project, for now. What do the leaders of the movement expect will happen in coming months?

21st Century Fox in bid approach for Sky

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:37:51 GMT

US media giant 21st Century Fox has made a takeover approach for Sky, the UK-based satellite broadcaster.

US unemployment rate falls to nine-year low

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:28:21 GMT

The US economy created 178,000 jobs in November, with the unemployment rate falling to a nine-year low.

Starbucks boss Howard Schultz to step down

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:04:21 GMT

The chief executive of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, is leaving his role to focus on luxury brands.

John Glenn: First US astronaut to orbit Earth dies

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:39:41 GMT

Former astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95. Pallab Ghosh looks back at the day he made history.

US church gunman tells police - 'I did it'

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 10:50:44 GMT

Dylann Roof, the South Carolina man accused of shooting dead nine black church-goers last year, admitted the massacre in a police video shown to the jury.

'Nervous' Patti Smith forgets Bob Dylan lyrics

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:39:02 GMT

Patti Smith forgets the words to Bob Dylan's song, A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, at his Nobel Literature Prize ceremony in Stockholm.

Mannequin challenge of gunfight misfires

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:59:55 GMT

A gunfight-themed mannequin challenge has resulted in two people being arrested.

CCTV shows US snowman stabbing

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:22:50 GMT

The owner of a giant inflatable snowman in Missouri has released CCTV footage of it being stabbed, in the hope of catching the assailant.

John McCain: 'Pearl Harbor forever changed the world'

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:17:34 GMT

The US Senator John McCain has said that many families were changed after Pearl Harbor.

Truck driver stops high-speed car chase

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:40:25 GMT

A truck driver stopped a police car chase when he blocked the suspect's car in California's San Fernando valley late on Tuesday night.

Pearl Harbor survivor, 103, recalls 'human torches'

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:41:55 GMT

James Downing, a 103-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor, shares his vivid memories of how the day unfolded.

Professional champion wrestler survived domestic abuse

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 04:58:19 GMT

A professional US wrestler who fights as 'Jade' survived domestic abuse and now campaigns for victims.

Canada's Justin Trudeau has tearful reunion with Syrian refugee

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:31:43 GMT

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wiped away tears at a reunion with a Syrian refugee who he welcomed at Toronto Pearson International airport last year.