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Trump pledges unity at concert prior to inauguration

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:02:08 GMT

President-elect tells cheering supporters at the Lincoln Memorial: "You're not forgotten anymore."

Trump voters head to Washington

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:03:37 GMT

People in the US describe their feelings about going to Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington DC

Drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman extradited from Mexico to US

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:56:56 GMT

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is flown to New York charged with money laundering and drug trafficking.

Chelsea Manning thanks Obama for prison release

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:55:34 GMT

Chelsea Manning says thanks "for giving me a chance" after the president commutes sentence for leaking.

A Dog's Purpose filmmakers face animal cruelty accusations

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:12:34 GMT

A voiceover actor for the dog says he is "disturbed" by the video showing its apparent mistreatment.

Trump prods reluctant Melania to speak

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:19:42 GMT

Donald Trump persuaded wife Melania to address a group of supporters at a lunch in Washington.

Trump hints New York Jets owner Woody Johnson will be US envoy to UK

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:44:29 GMT

The scion of the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical giant has known the president-elect for years.

Kanye West was not asked to play 'traditional' Donald Trump inauguration

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:53:57 GMT

Kanye West won't appear at Donald Trump's "traditionally American" inauguration, the organiser says.

George HW Bush still in intensive care

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:04:08 GMT

The former president is in intensive care with pneumonia and the ex-first lady is suffering fatigue.

Alanis Morissette's manager admits $5m fraud

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:55:40 GMT

Jonathan Schwartz admits stealing over $7m from the singer and other celebrities, prosecutors say.

Instagram star who cuts first lady's hair

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:50:58 GMT

Throughout his time in the White House, Michelle Obama's personal hairdresser has become a flamboyant social media star.

Oakland Raiders: NFL team apply to move to Las Vegas in 2020

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:43:12 GMT

NFL team Oakland Raiders apply for relocation to the USA's famous gambling destination Las Vegas in 2020.

A bum note

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:01:12 GMT

The only black college marching band to play at the Trump inauguration reaches Washington, braving an intense backlash.

Great expectations

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:31:08 GMT

During the election, the BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan spoke to many Trump supporters on the campaign trail. Now she asks what their hopes are for the new administration.

'They took our jobs'

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:51:09 GMT

Villa de Reyes' dreams of a better future have been dashed by the incoming US president.

Revolutionary yarn

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:52:46 GMT

Donald Trump has caused a shortage of pink yarn - continuing a history of knitters' activism.

Love thy neighbour

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:12:54 GMT

As Trump moves into the White House, a look at the long relationship between neighbouring nations.

Love to the rescue

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:40:10 GMT

Melissa Dohme was viciously stabbed more than 30 times by her ex-boyfriend. She survived against all the odds and found love in an unexpected place.

Donald Love

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:27:05 GMT

Advisers to Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are promoting a stronger relationship between the two.

Fatal reaction

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:29:54 GMT

How one woman's rare disorder means a kiss from her husband could end up killing her.

Common ground

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:40:05 GMT

Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau share more than just a border.

‘We lost everything’

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:46:18 GMT

Canadian businessman Serge Godin saw his father's business burn down when he was a teenager. That inspired him to build a company that now turns over C$10bn a year.

Soros: Trump is an imposter

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:42:18 GMT

"An imposter, a [political] conman and a would-be dictator," is the verdict of billionaire investor George Soros on Donald Trump.

Nafta renegotiation 'is trade priority' says Ross

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:21:44 GMT

Renegotiating the US deal with Canada and Mexico is the Trump administration's top trade priority, says Wilbur Ross.

JP Morgan Chase pays $55m over racial discrimination

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:10:34 GMT

US bank JP Morgan Chase pays $55m to settle racial discrimination charges.

US frisbee team captures frozen lake crossing

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:50:49 GMT

A US youth frisbee team used a mobile phone to film a frisbee crossing a frozen lake in the wind. Here's what happened.

President-elect Trump arrives in Washington

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:41:01 GMT

President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania have arrived in Washington ahead of his inauguration on Friday.

Obama's advice to Trump: 'Reality has a way of biting back'

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:33:43 GMT

President Barack Obama has revealed his advice to Donald Trump in his final press conference.

Viewpoint: The 'delicious spectacle' of President Trump

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:19:47 GMT

The first of two animated opinion pieces for BBC Newsnight looking ahead to Donald Trump's presidency. Roger Kimball, art critic, social commentator and editor of The New Criterion, says the moral panic needs to stop.

'Inspiring, determined, kind': Who are these London schoolgirls describing?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:02:17 GMT

Some of the British schoolgirls who met Michelle Obama in 2015 pay tribute to the outgoing US first lady.

Meet the marching band that agreed to play Trump's inauguration

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:24:57 GMT

The Talladega Marching Tornadoes are a historically black college marching band that agreed to play for Donald Trump's inauguration.

Sex accuser sues Trump for defamation

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:33:48 GMT

A woman who says Donald Trump groped her has sued him for defamation, claiming he made "inflammatory statements".

US President Barack Obama: Nine African highlights

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:40:28 GMT

As President Obama's presidency comes to an end, BBC Africa looks back at his most significant visits to the continent.

John Voight at Trump's inauguration concert

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:48:44 GMT

Actor John Voight delivered the opening speech at the inauguration concert for Donald Trump.

The Chinese firm creating US jobs

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:08:10 GMT

In one of the areas of deep Trump support, a Chinese firm is creating jobs in the US.

Donald Trump 2014 interview hinting at presidency bid?

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:47:38 GMT

When Donald Trump met Mark Lobel at his golf course in the Dubai desert, was he already planning to be president?

Kidnapped girl Lexis Manigo defends abductor 'mother'

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:00:01 GMT

A girl, who was kidnapped as a baby 18 years ago, has defended the woman who took her from a Florida hospital.

Disco outside Mike Pence's house

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:04:00 GMT

Hundreds take part in a protest against Mike Pence's history of supporting anti-gay legislation.

Donald Trump's inauguration: Why more and more Democrats are refusing to go

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:17:17 GMT

More than 50 House Democrats are boycotting Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony amid a feud between the president-elect and civil rights activist John Lewis.

Route 45: Tupelo band prepare for inauguration day

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:44:25 GMT

Jon Kay speaks to the high school marching band preparing to perform in Washington for President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.

Trump's EPA nominee Scott Pruitt grilled on oil company ties

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:06:12 GMT

Donald Trump's choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, has faced some tough questioning at his confirmation hearing.