Canadian economy enters recession

Canada's economy fell into recession in the first half of the year, official figures show, as falling oil prices took their toll.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 8:33 am

US clerk defies gay marriage court order

A Christian official continues to refuse to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples in Kentucky despite exhausting all of her legal options.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 8:21 am

Thousands of Clinton emails released

Thousands of pages detailing Hillary Clinton's emails while US secretary of state are released, including many censored after being deemed classified.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 3:43 am

Obama in plea for climate deal

President Obama pushes for a global deal on cutting carbon emissions, saying it is time "to protect the one planet we've got while we still can".

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 10:57 pm

VIDEO: Further Hillary Clinton emails released

Another tranche of Hillary Clinton's emails are released as part of an investigation into her use of a home computer server while she was Secretary of State.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 10:39 pm

VIDEO: Female bikers on the rise

The number of women taking to the road on motorcycles in the US is on the rise, up 30% over the past decade. Meet the members of one female-only bike club in New York

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 6:17 pm

US Jewish site killings guilty verdict

White supremacist Frazier Glenn Cross is found guilty of murdering three people at two Jewish sites in Kansas City last year.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 5:52 pm

Netflix drops thousands of films in US

Streaming service pins future on exclusives and originals as it lets deal with movie distributor lapse, meaning the removal of thousands of titles.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 5:29 pm

US cameraman shot on TV honoured

Friends of the cameraman killed last week while broadcasting in Virginia have gathered to remember him at his former school.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 5:06 pm

US ponders Guantanamo closure options

The White House says President Barack Obama is considering "a wide array" of options for closing the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 3:38 pm

VIDEO: Kanye: 'I'm going to run for president'

Kanye West has announced that he wants to run for the US presidency in 2020, in a speech at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 1:16 pm

Obama renames Mount McKinley as Denali

After decades of controversy, the name of Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America, is changed back to its original native Alaskan, Denali.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 1:00 pm

Texas man held in death of officer

A Texas man is being held without bail after police say he shot and killed a sheriff's deputy as the officer refuelled his patrol car.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 12:02 pm

What the US economy really needs next

And the US catches a cold?

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 3:16 am

The ice curtain that divides US families from Russian cousins

The families left on either side of a superpower border

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 6:07 pm

VIDEO: Rescued hiker 'very grateful'

An American hiker missing for nine days in California's rugged Sierra Nevada region has been found alive.

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 5:45 am

William Ash: The cooler king

The real story of the PoW played by Steve McQueen

Posted by on 29 August 2015 | 6:42 pm

VIDEO: Tropical storm Erika batters Dominica

At least 20 people have died after tropical storm Erika swept across the Caribbean island of Dominica.

Posted by on 29 August 2015 | 1:19 am

Straight Outta Compton charts early days of NWA

Rapper Ice Cube on his son starring in NWA rap biopic

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 6:30 pm

Ashley Madison founder steps down

The founder and chief executive of the Ashley Madison extra-marital affair website, Noel Biderman, steps down following data hack.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 10:41 am

VIDEO: Military show of strength in S Korea

South Korean and US military forces have conducted a joint live firing exercise to test their capabilities in the event of an attack from the north.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 8:17 am

VIDEO: IndyCar stars in Golden Gate tribute

IndyCar stars pay tribute to UK's Justin Wilson who died in a crash at the weekend, by driving over San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 4:33 am

Why do some people refer to themselves in the third person?

Why do some people refer to themselves in the third person?

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 6:47 pm

For reporters a story becomes personal

'We still had to cover the news,' a colleague of the victims says

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 6:39 pm

Google rejects EU's abuse complaint

Google formally rejects the EU's allegations that its shopping links service amounts to an abuse of its dominance of search.

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 11:07 am