Perry misses out on Republican debate

Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas, is not among the 10 White House hopefuls who will take part in the first Republican debate.

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 6:24 pm

Mayweather to face Berto in September

Floyd Mayweather will attempt to match Rocky Marciano's record of 49 wins without defeat against fellow American Andre Berto.

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 5:52 pm

A fun guide to the 10 Republican debaters

Your guide to the Republican debate

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 5:38 pm

Sandra Bland's family sues police

The family of a black woman who died in police custody announces legal action against Texas authorities.

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 5:07 pm

VIDEO: 'Rocky' wildfire burns through wine country

Evacuation orders are issued to thousands of residents in Northern California as firefighters struggle to contain a series of blazes in the area.

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 4:54 pm

Rock stacks reveal 'jumping' quakes

Scientists solve the riddle of why precariously balanced rocks near the San Andreas fault have never been toppled by earthquakes - revealing crucial interactions between faultlines.

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 4:54 pm

Thousands flee California fires

Thousands of people in the US state of California are evacuated as fire crews battle a string of wildfires brought on by years of drought.

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 3:45 pm

VIDEO: US man saved from oncoming train

A man in California has a lucky escape as a policeman drags him from a railway line, moments before a train ploughs into his car.

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 1:10 pm

US lawsuit over handcuffed pupils

A new lawsuit alleges that school officials in Kentucky improperly restrained schoolchildren, causing them physical and emotional pain.

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 12:07 pm

Two killed after Toronto rap concert

Two people are shot dead and three others wounded in Toronto after a fight broke out at a party hosted by pop music star Drake.

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 10:26 am

Man held in death of Memphis officer

A man suspected of killing a Tennessee police officer turns himself in to authorities, ending a two-day manhunt.

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 10:03 am

Shire makes $30bn offer for Baxalta

Shire, which makes the Adderall XR amphetamine, said it is seeking to buy fellow drugmaker Baxalta for $30bn (£19.2bn).

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 9:32 am

VIDEO: Father's tribute to baseball batboy

A father in the US says he has no anger over the death of his son, who was accidentally killed after being struck by a baseball bat.

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 6:56 am

VIDEO: Amy Schumer's emotional plea on guns

The American actress Amy Schumer has called on the US to take more action on gun control, after last month's shooting in Louisiana.

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 3:42 am

US airlines in big game trophy ban

Delta, United and American Airlines ban the shipment of big-game trophies on their flights after the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 3:16 am

Lengthy election could be recipe for Canadian chaos

Uncertainty looms as lengthy election campaign begins

Posted by on 3 August 2015 | 9:51 pm

VIDEO: Saul Williams 'transcends the times'

Saul Williams on the link between activism and art

Posted by on 3 August 2015 | 9:27 pm

VIDEO: Inside US-Mexico border 'drug tunnel'

Security forces in Mexico have discovered an underground tunnel leading to the United States.

Posted by on 3 August 2015 | 7:22 pm

VIDEO: What is behind Puerto Rico's default?

Outside Source looks at the struggles facing the Puerto Rican economy.

Posted by on 3 August 2015 | 4:58 pm

VIDEO: 'World will listen' to US on climate

Head of the US Environmental Protection Agency Gina McCarthy discusses the new White House program to combat climate change

Posted by on 3 August 2015 | 4:24 pm

Obama unveils clean energy plan

US President Barack Obama unveils what he calls "the biggest, most important step we have ever taken" in tackling climate change.

Posted by on 3 August 2015 | 2:34 pm

VIDEO: CIA 'torture': Inside the 'blackout box'

BBC reporter Hilary Andersson finds out what it is like to be inside a "blackout box" used in so-called "enhanced interrogation".

Posted by on 3 August 2015 | 11:10 am

Atari's boss on why life is 'a game'

Atari's founder on treating business like a game

Posted by on 2 August 2015 | 6:32 pm

Ottawa: Canada's cheating capital?

Is Ottawa really Canada's hotbed of infidelity?

Posted by on 2 August 2015 | 12:26 pm

VIDEO: Ohio shooting: After the gun went off

What really happened when Samuel DuBose was shot in Cincinnati?

Posted by on 31 July 2015 | 7:04 pm