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Five things to know about Canada’s general election
on 2019-10-20 at 23:57
Will Canadians give Justin Trudeau a second chance when they head to the polls on 21 October?
Black hole scientist Dr Katie Bouman on trolling and teamwork
on 2019-10-20 at 23:00
Dr Katie Bouman’s photo of the moment she saw her first black hole image went viral – but it wasn’t all good.
US troops leaving Syria will go to Iraq, says Pentagon chief
on 2019-10-20 at 18:40
The withdrawal of US forces paved the way for a Turkish military offensive against Kurdish fighters.
Trump ‘considers himself in the hospitality business’ – Mick Mulvaney
on 2019-10-20 at 16:07
The chief of staff spoke after the US president dropped plans to host next year’s G7 summit at his resort.
Trump abandons plan to host G7 summit at his golf course
on 2019-10-20 at 11:20
The plan to use one of the president’s resorts in Florida sparked bipartisan criticism.
Bernie Sanders hosts rally in New York following heart attack
on 2019-10-20 at 10:24
Bernie Sanders, 78, marks his return to campaigning by hosting a rally in Queens, New York.
Rikers Island: Tales from inside New York’s notorious jail
on 2019-10-20 at 10:10
Former prisoners recount being stabbed, witnessing suicides and the horrors of solitary confinement.
Heavy play-off loss ends Rooney’s MLS career
on 2019-10-20 at 06:19
Wayne Rooney has been hailed as a “big plus” during his time at DC United, after the former England captain played his final MLS game.
Are US billionaires really going to pay more tax?
on 2019-10-19 at 23:55
For years, the assumption has been that most Americans are anti-tax, but are attitudes changing?
The door knock that killed a Japanese teenager in Baton Rouge
on 2019-10-19 at 23:09
An exchange student got lost in Louisiana at Halloween in 1992 – his parents are still processing what happened.
The importance of bilingualism on the campaign trail
on 2019-10-19 at 23:00
How does speaking French or Spanish affect a candidate’s chances in North American politics?
Hong Kong protests: NBA fans join anti-China display
on 2019-10-19 at 10:26
Spectators at a US basketball match don T-shirts and masks in support of the Hong Kong protests.
Nasa Mars 2020 Mission’s MiMi Aung on women in space
on 2019-10-18 at 23:50
At 16, MiMi Aung travelled alone to the US for an education. Now she’s a project lead on Nasa’s Mars mission.
Is the Trump campaign spending $1m a week on ads?
on 2019-10-18 at 23:42
Elizabeth Warren made the claim and accused Facebook of taking cash, “no questions asked”.
Horses, handshakes and bad edits: The dos and don’ts of political photo-ops
on 2019-10-18 at 23:04
After Kim Jong-un is pictured on horseback, here’s how other world leaders have utilised the cameras.
US black school aide fired for rebuking boy’s use of n-word
on 2019-10-18 at 21:52
A school guard was fired for using a racial slur while telling a student not to use the same word.
Hillary Clinton: Russia ‘grooming’ Democratic candidate
on 2019-10-18 at 21:23
Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard accuses Mrs Clinton of a campaign to “destroy my reputation”.
US astronauts complete first all-women spacewalk
on 2019-10-18 at 21:05
Nasa astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir spent over seven hours outside the ISS.
‘A stray baseball cracked my skull’
on 2019-10-18 at 20:32
Fans have been left permanently disabled or even killed by rogue baseballs. So what’s to be done?
Canada election: Your questions answered
on 2019-10-18 at 20:19
We answer a sample of readers’ questions about Canada’s federal election.
This gran picked up roadkill to create the perfect armchair
on 2019-10-18 at 18:36
How Nanny Pat’s homemade labour of love made her the internet’s favourite grandmother.
A Canadian election looms – seven charts explain all
on 2019-10-18 at 16:29
Climate change, gender balance and Quebec – the issues facing Canadians this election.
James Mattis mocks Donald Trump at gala dinner
on 2019-10-18 at 07:02
The former US defence secretary hits back after the president described him as “the world’s most overrated general”.
Trump on Turkish-Kurdish conflict: ‘Sometimes you have to let them fight’
on 2019-10-18 at 06:23
President Trump gives his reaction after a ceasefire is agreed in northern Syria to let Kurdish-led forces withdraw.
Trump ‘celebrating undoing a problem he created’
on 2019-10-17 at 23:36
Democratic Congressman and former Marine officer Seth Moulton on Turkish ceasefire in Syria.
What happened this week in Trump’s impeachment saga?
on 2019-10-17 at 23:35
From quid-pro-quo to arrests, we catch you up on the latest developments.
Savile Row in firing line as US tariffs hit the UK
on 2019-10-17 at 23:07
British luxury goods are targeted by the US as new taxes on exports take effect.
From the inner city to the polo field
on 2019-10-17 at 20:20
A scheme in Philadelphia takes inner-city youths and gives them the chance to play polo.
What do Canadians think of Trudeau’s record?
on 2019-10-17 at 19:07
The BBC travelled around Canada to talk to voters ahead of the federal election on 21 October.
Is Canada taking more migrants than other Western nations?
on 2019-10-17 at 13:59
A contender to become Canada’s next PM says it’s taken more migrants than other Western nations – is that right?
Why won’t Democrats vote to authorise impeachment?
on 2019-10-17 at 07:00
Republicans have demanded a full House vote to initiate the impeachment inquiry. They’re backed by history.
Utah patrol officer saves driver from oncoming train
on 2019-10-16 at 21:30
A Utah officer is being hailed a hero after rescuing a driver who crashed onto train tracks.
Why this woman hates to hear about ‘big bad wolf’
on 2019-10-16 at 18:51
The leashed beasts may look like large powerful dogs, but they still have the wild heart of a wolf.
Terminal cancer patient’s voting plea from hospital bed
on 2019-10-16 at 17:57
A student with only days left to live has cast her first vote in an election and wants others to do the same
Harry Dunn: Donald Trump meets with parents at White House
on 2019-10-16 at 16:30
Harry Dunn’s mother said Mr Trump held her hand and said he would “try to push this from a different angle”.
Trump impeachment inquiry: The short, medium and long story
on 2019-10-15 at 17:39
The US president is embroiled in controversy over a phone call with Ukraine’s president. Here’s why.
What Trump supporters think of impeachment
on 2019-10-11 at 21:59
The president fights back against the inquiry at a raucous rally – what do his biggest fans think?
Viewpoint: White House letter is self-inflicted wound
on 2019-10-09 at 20:33
White House lawyers reject the impeachment inquiry as “baseless” – legal scholar Jonathan Turley gives his view.
Trump impeachment: Who’s who in whistleblower story?
on 2019-10-08 at 08:58
It’s the story that kickstarted impeachment moves against Donald Trump. But who are the main players?
Trump impeachment: Democrat Elaine Luria defends backing inquiry
on 2019-10-05 at 21:16
Democrat Elaine Luria has backed the inquiry – but do all of her Virginia constituents back her?
Trump impeachment: Did the whistleblower rules change?
on 2019-10-04 at 16:00
President Trump claims rules for whistleblowers were changed just before his Ukraine phone call.
Trump asked Australian PM to help investigate Russia inquiry
on 2019-10-01 at 08:46
PM Scott Morrison agreed to assist with an investigation into the Mueller inquiry, Canberra confirms.
Republican Jeff Flake – election the answer, not impeachment
on 2019-09-30 at 20:57
Former US Senator Jeff Flake has spoken about his dismay that Republicans are supporting the president.
What do we know about Bidens in Ukraine?
on 2019-09-26 at 22:22
Donald Trump asked Ukraine’s president to investigate his rival Joe Biden. What are the allegations?
A man missing for a week is found alive inside his wrecked car
on 2019-10-19 at 00:39
A Missouri man who’d been missing for a week was found at the bottom of a ravine by a biker.
State employee claims Delaware discriminates against her over hijab
on 2019-10-19 at 15:02
A Delaware woman says she was prevented from wearing a hijab at her state job, according to a discrimination complaint filed by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
Johnson & Johnson recalls baby powder
on 2019-10-19 at 01:51
Johnson & Johnson announced on Friday that it’s initiating a voluntary recall in the United States of its popular Johnson’s Baby Powder due to low levels of asbestos contamination.
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter just became the longest-married presidential couple
on 2019-10-18 at 21:02
Twenty six thousand seven hundred and sixty five days — and counting.
The country is as divided as it’s been in recent history. Impeachment will likely make it worse
on 2019-10-20 at 10:03
The US has grown more divided along partisan lines over the last two decades and past polling suggests the current impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is likely to only exacerbate those growing divisions.
Pete Buttigieg dismisses claim that Tulsi Gabbard is a ‘Russian asset’
on 2019-10-20 at 19:48
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Sunday dismissed the claim that fellow 2020 hopeful Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is a “Russian asset,” saying “there is no basis for that.”
Three key Trump challenges to transgender and abortion rights
on 2019-10-20 at 11:18
The debate on transgender and abortion protections has percolated in recent months as a challenge to the Affordable Healthcare Act awaits a ruling, a workplace discrimination case focused on transgender rights sits before the Supreme Court and multiple state abortion restrictions make their way through the courts.
The court that could decide the future of Trump’s presidency
on 2019-10-20 at 18:22
Presidents understand the power of this court, and President Donald Trump may come to understand that more than most.
Stocks would rally if Trump quits, Wall Street firm predicts
on 2019-10-19 at 11:53
Wall Street could learn to love a President Pence.