US defence secretary 'to step down'

Chuck Hagel will resign as US defence secretary after less than two years in the post, following a series of meetings with President Barack Obama.

Posted by on 24 November 2014 | 9:43 am

VIDEO: US police kill boy carrying fake gun

A 12-year-old boy has been shot dead by police in the US city of Cleveland, after brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun in a playground.

Posted by on 24 November 2014 | 8:08 am

US police kill boy over replica gun

A 12-year-old boy dies after being shot by police in the US city of Cleveland, while carrying what turned out to be a replica gun.

Posted by on 24 November 2014 | 5:39 am

VIDEO: Can live events save TV ratings?

For programme makers it is becoming increasingly difficult to generate big ratings on TV but the solution may lie in live television, especially in America, as Tom Brook reports

Posted by on 24 November 2014 | 5:17 am

The resonance of Occupy

How much of a splash has protest movement had?

Posted by on 24 November 2014 | 4:37 am

Anxiety and fear ahead of Ferguson ruling

Tension rises ahead of Ferguson shooting ruling

Posted by on 23 November 2014 | 10:58 pm

Mary J Blige's London love affair

Mary J Blige adopts a new musical home

Posted by on 23 November 2014 | 10:05 pm

Obama praise for 'President Clinton'

Hillary Clinton would be a "great president" if she decided to run for the White House in 2016, President Barack Obama says.

Posted by on 23 November 2014 | 4:47 pm

Cosby defends rape claims silence

US entertainer Bill Cosby defends his silence over allegations of sexual assault, describing accusations he drugged and raped women as "innuendo".

Posted by on 23 November 2014 | 7:18 am

Ex-Washington Mayor Marion Barry dies

Marion Barry, ex-Washington DC mayor who won re-election after a drug arrest, dies at 78.

Posted by on 23 November 2014 | 2:49 am

VIDEO: US 'to expand' Afghanistan role

US troops in Afghanistan will be allowed to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan from 2015, US officials say, expanding their role after the end of major combat operations.

Posted by on 23 November 2014 | 2:46 am

Flood warnings for US snowmelt

Snowfall in the north-eastern US subsides, but there are now warnings of serious flooding from melting snow as temperatures rise.

Posted by on 22 November 2014 | 8:44 pm

Brown's father urges calm in Ferguson

The father of a man shot dead by police in Ferguson, Missouri, has appealed for peace ahead of a grand jury decision against the officer.

Posted by on 22 November 2014 | 5:09 pm

VIDEO: Ferguson protests inspire local artist

US artist inspired by Ferguson anger at Michael Brown killing

Posted by on 22 November 2014 | 11:56 am

Benghazi report clears US response

A US inquiry finds no wrongdoing by the Obama administration in responding to the deadly 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 8:22 pm

Obama defends immigration reform

US President Barack Obama vows to press for further immigration reform, as Republicans condemn his use of executive powers on the issue.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 5:22 pm

Did Obama deliver for Hispanics?

Did Obama plan deliver for Hispanics?

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 4:40 pm

The day her family wasn't there

Orange Is the New Black actress Diane Guerrero discusses Barack Obama's new immigration policy and how she felt abandoned by the US government after her parents and brother were deported.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 4:08 pm

The day her family wasn't there

My family was deported while I was at school

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 4:08 pm

VIDEO: Fresh snow fears for US residents

Residents of part of New York State who are battling "historic" levels of snow fear flooding as the heavy snowfall begins to melt.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 1:19 pm

Conservatives respond to Obama speech with anger - and uncertainty

Conservatives face difficult choices after immigration move

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 11:55 am

VIDEO: Car chase ends in building collapse

A woman in the US State of Missouri has had a lucky escape following a dramatic car chase in Kansas City.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 6:38 am

VIDEO: Ferguson shooting: Father's appeal

Father of shot US teenager Michael Brown appeals for calm ahead of Court ruling on whether officer involved in shooting should be charged.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 4:52 am

VIDEO: The moment Astrid heard her name

Astrid Silva, an undocumented immigrant in Las Vegas who came to the US from Mexico aged four, gives her reaction to President Obama's speech on immigration as she fights for her father's right to stay.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 4:20 am

100-year-old sees ocean for first time

Ruby Holt, who has spent 100 years living on a farm in Tennessee, has dipped her toes in the ocean for the first time.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 3:30 am