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Brain-eating amoeba: Warning issued in Florida after rare infection case
on 2020-07-06 at 01:20
Since 1962, Florida has reported only 37 cases of the deadly pathogen, which attacks brain tissue.
Viewpoint: What Donald Trump gets wrong about Somalia
on 2020-07-06 at 00:18
Somalia has become caught up in the US election campaign thanks to Donald Trump, writes Ismail Einashe.
Black Lives Matter: Can viral videos stop police brutality?
on 2020-07-06 at 00:05
Do viral videos like the one captured of George Floyd’s death actually reduce police abuse?
Coronavirus: FDA chief refuses to back Trump’s vaccine prediction
on 2020-07-05 at 23:14
Unlike President Trump, Dr Stephen Hahn says he “can’t predict” when a Covid-19 vaccine will arrive.
Gettysburg ‘flag-burning hoax’ sees armed far-right groups assemble
on 2020-07-05 at 19:12
A fake call served to mobilise far-right militias to descend on the Gettysburg battleground site.
Coronavirus: Records broken at socially distanced hot dog contest
on 2020-07-05 at 14:28
Safety measures did not put off the champions, who ate 75 and 48.5 hot dogs respectively in 10 minutes.
Kanye West again says he will run for president
on 2020-07-05 at 10:29
The US rapper claims that he has entered the 2020 race but it is unclear if he has actually registered.
Donald Trump orders creation of ‘national heroes’ garden
on 2020-07-05 at 10:04
Angry at the toppling of statues, President Trump wants US heroes honoured in a new national garden.
Fourth of July: Trump vows to defeat ‘radical left’ in Independence Day speech
on 2020-07-05 at 08:58
The president rails at people who have “no clue what they’re doing”, as the US marks independence.
Seattle protests: Woman killed after car strikes protesters
on 2020-07-05 at 06:23
The 24-year-old was one of two women injured when the vehicle careered into the group at speed.
‘Email from dad after his death made my birthday’
on 2020-07-05 at 00:02
How one father’s email after his death has led people to share their stories of grief and loss.
‘I left her as a baby – 16 years later she saved my life’
on 2020-07-05 at 00:01
When Matjames Metson hit rock bottom after Hurricane Katrina, it was the daughter he hadn’t seen for 16 years who turned his life around.
Ghislaine Maxwell ‘won’t speak about Prince Andrew’, says friend
on 2020-07-04 at 14:14
Ghislaine Maxwell will not speak about Prince Andrew as part of a potential plea deal, according to a friend.
White couple charged with assault over threats to black family
on 2020-07-04 at 09:55
Footage of the incident in Orion Township near Detroit has been viewed millions of times.
Elijah McClain: US officers fired for pictures mocking man’s death
on 2020-07-04 at 06:57
Three officers are sacked in Aurora, Colorado after they shared photos re-enacting a chokehold.
Coronavirus: What makes a gathering a ‘superspreader’ event?
on 2020-07-04 at 00:05
How can a two-hour choir practice lead to 53 Covid-19 infections? We ask an expert.
Driving into the art of Vincent Van Gogh
on 2020-07-03 at 23:12
Toronto’s immersive exhibition allows audiences to experience art from the comfort of their car.
Rideau Hall: Canada Armed Forces member faces 22 charges
on 2020-07-03 at 20:47
Justin Trudeau lives on the estate but was not home when an armed forces member entered the gates.
Redskins promise ‘thorough review’ of team name
on 2020-07-03 at 16:05
The review follows a fresh wave of calls to scrap a team name long-criticised as racist.
Coronavirus: Protest, rally or eating out – Where is riskier?
on 2020-07-02 at 21:39
Dr Georges Benjamin breaks down the risks of going into crowds and how best to protect yourself.
Fourth of July: Why this Independence Day will be unlike any other
on 2020-07-02 at 20:46
With the usual parades and events on hold, it’s set to be a unique year for US Independence Day.
Why Texas is seeing a surge in coronavirus cases
on 2020-07-02 at 01:08
In the past week, the state has seen upwards of 6,000 new cases every day and hospitals are reaching capacity.
Trump, Russia and the Taliban: The story in 300 words
on 2020-07-01 at 18:27
It’s a complicated story about bounties and back channels. Let’s break it down.
Coronavirus: What’s behind alarming new US outbreaks?
on 2020-06-30 at 21:09
Cases are rising in Texas, Florida, Arizona and California – here’s a look at the data and the theories.
Young skater goes viral performing at Black Lives Matter Plaza
on 2020-06-29 at 23:05
A video of Kaitlyn Saunders skating on the square opposite the White House has amassed 5 million views.
The American pioneer who could not change Nascar
on 2020-06-29 at 06:05
Wendell Scott was a pioneering Nascar driver whose legacy has touched only the fringes of a sport now seeking transformation.
Being black in business is being ‘on your own’
on 2020-06-27 at 23:23
The coronavirus pandemic is expected to widen America’s longstanding economic disparities.
The black transgender push to keep the fight alive at LGBT Pride
on 2020-06-26 at 17:41
Critics say Pride Month should be about protesting inequality, not celebrating quickening change.
George Floyd death: What US police officers think of protests
on 2020-06-25 at 23:26
Some think change needs to come from the top, others say they are doing a tough job and under attack.
Martin Luther King Jr’s daughter: ‘I know the pain of growing up without a father’
on 2020-06-23 at 20:40
Rev Bernice A King was speaking at Rayshard Brooks’ funeral in Atlanta, Georgia.
Coronavirus: How coming-of-age rituals were interrupted – and reinvented
on 2020-06-23 at 18:55
How coming-of-age rituals were interrupted – and reinvented – amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Order of Nine Angles: What is this obscure Nazi Satanist group?
on 2020-06-23 at 15:02
The Satanic group has been influential among neo-Nazi groups around the world in recent years.
‘Speak and be heard’: Why black media matters
on 2020-06-22 at 23:08
Sara Lomax-Reese owns WURD, one of a handful of black-owned and operated radio stations in the US.
‘My best friend was killed in the protests – I’m marching for him’
on 2020-06-20 at 23:14
19-year-old Diamond wants “justice” for her friend, who died days after George Floyd.
Living through the threat of eviction in the pandemic
on 2020-06-20 at 03:27
The BBC meets a single father of three as he navigates trying to keep his apartment.
Atatiana Jefferson: ‘Why I will no longer call the police’
on 2020-06-15 at 23:29
When James Smith called police to check his neighbour was OK, she ended up dead. Never again, he says.
Trump voter: ‘These people here are genuine Americans’
on 2020-06-15 at 22:52
The BBC went to the US state of Montana to hear what voters think of President Trump.
George Floyd death: ‘The same happened to my son’
on 2020-06-14 at 23:33
An immigrant community divided by the anti-racist protests rocking the US.
‘This has to be a fundamental rethinking’ of police tactics
on 2020-06-09 at 17:59
Governor Cuomo says that little has changed since Rodney King was a victim of police brutality in 1991.
Early American policing – runaway slave patrols
on 2020-06-08 at 00:21
From slave patrols to enabling lynchings, we look at the history of police violence in black America.
Barack Obama: I want you to know that you matter
on 2020-06-04 at 08:01
The ex-US president has been giving his first video address since unrest over the death of George Floyd.
George Floyd’s daughter, 6, is ‘proof he was good’
on 2020-06-04 at 01:08
Roxie Washington, mother of Gianna, six, broke down in tears at a press conference in Minneapolis.
‘We felt like we were going to die in that car’
on 2020-06-03 at 23:42
Two black students were dragged from their car in Atlanta, Georgia, by police, who now face charges.
White House likens Trump to Churchill in WW2
on 2020-06-03 at 23:26
The press secretary compares the president to the British wartime leader inspecting bomb damage.
Derek Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder
on 2020-06-03 at 21:41
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison upgraded charges for officers involved in George Floyd case.
Viewpoint: US must confront its Original Sin to move forward
on 2020-06-03 at 20:07
Neglect of the past and belief in progress has left many unaware of the scope of US racial tensions.
George Floyd protests: Trudeau’s epic pause when asked about Trump’s response
on 2020-06-02 at 21:13
Asked about race, unrest and the US response, the Canadian prime minister chose his words carefully.
Coronavirus: What attacks on Asians reveal about American identity
on 2020-05-27 at 19:57
Covid-inspired attacks on East Asian people in the US reveal uncomfortable truths about American identity.
One thing Americans find hard to talk about
on 2019-03-06 at 03:14
A US psychologist who specialises in conflict resolution overseas is now turning her attention to race at home.
Viewpoint: Why racism in US is worse than in Europe
on 2018-05-17 at 22:10
Writer Barrett Holmes Pitner explains why he thinks American racism is unique.
Eric Garner death inspires an unlikely police experiment
on 2018-01-03 at 01:39
What happened when officers and civilians watched a video of a man dying at the hands of the police?
How America moves beyond its racist past
on 2017-06-02 at 00:40
The BBC’s Aleem Maqbool examines ways the US can move beyond it’s racist history.
At least 2 killed in a shooting at a South Carolina club, police say
on 2020-07-05 at 13:07
At least 12 people were taken to the hospital after a shooting at a club in Greenville, South Carolina, a dispatch supervisor with the Greenville Sheriff’s Department told CNN.