Oakland fire: Dozens feared dead in club night blaze

Police say they are preparing for as many as 40 deaths after a fire breaks out at a rave in Oakland.

Posted on: 3 December 2016 | 3:02 pm

Bowe Bergdahl appeals to Obama for pardon

US soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who deserted his unit in Afghanistan, asks President Obama for a pardon.

Posted on: 3 December 2016 | 12:27 pm

Trump-Taiwan call: China lodges protest

China lodges a protest with the US over Donald Trump's phone call with the Taiwanese president.

Posted on: 3 December 2016 | 8:08 am

Fidel Castro's ashes make final journey as Cuba says goodbye

As Fidel Castro's ashes make their final journey from Havana to Santiago, Cubans try to come to terms with the death of their revolutionary leader.

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 10:07 pm

Tech enables a paralysed man to drive

The semi-autonomous Corvette has been modified to enable Sam Schmidt to drive on public roads.

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 9:03 pm

No entry

Journalist's case raises fears America's weak press freedom laws don't protect against government power.

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 7:49 pm

Trump supporters challenge recount bid in Rust Belt states

Donald Trump's supporters try to block vote recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan.

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 5:18 pm

Standing Rock: US veterans join North Dakota protests

US military veterans will protest alongside activists in North Dakota against an oil pipeline.

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 4:01 pm

Settling scores

The BBC's James Cook visits the Standing Rock camps, where activists have built a community.

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 2:00 pm

Couple among 13 dead in Tennessee fire

The death toll from wildfires raging across the US state of Tennessee rises to 13.

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 11:51 am

Sympathy for Ohio campus attacker's 'pain' triggers fury

An Ohio college employee provokes uproar after expressing sympathy for a campus rampage attacker.

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 11:44 am

Joe McKnight shooting: Suspect in ex-NFL player's death released from custody

A motorist is released without charge after allegedly killing an ex-NFL player in a reported road rage row.

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 10:44 am

US unemployment rate falls to nine-year low

The US economy created 178,000 jobs in November, with the unemployment rate falling to a nine-year low.

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 9:28 am

Trump names Gen James 'Mad Dog' Mattis as defence secretary

Donald Trump names Iraq and Afghanistan veteran Gen James 'Mad Dog' Mattis as defence secretary.

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 7:33 am

Air smiles

An American businessman has launched an online offer to donate his air miles to people who can't afford to fly home for Christmas

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 5:06 am

Mall of America hires first black Santa

The shopping centre in the US state of Minnesota employs Larry Jefferson as its first black Santa.

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 4:39 am

Beaver rifles through Christmas decorations at a dollar store in America

A beaver's been caught rifling through Christmas decorations at a dollar store outside Washington DC in America.

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 2:50 am

Taking the temperature at Trump's 'thank you' tour

Donald Trump has embarked on a 'thank you tour' of the United States.

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 1:51 am

Chemical know-how

Australian students cheaply recreate a life-saving drug that was famously hiked in price last year.

Posted on: 1 December 2016 | 9:11 pm

No wrestling required

Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and original star of hit musical Hamilton, talks about writing songs for Moana and his upcoming role in Mary Poppins Returns.

Posted on: 1 December 2016 | 6:17 pm

'Pizzagate'

Thousands of people are spreading a false rumour about a Washington pizza restaurant and a child sex ring. But why?

Posted on: 1 December 2016 | 6:04 pm

Starbucks boss Howard Schultz to step down

The chief executive of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, is leaving his role to focus on luxury brands.

Posted on: 1 December 2016 | 6:04 pm

Prince Harry and Rihanna get HIV tests in Barbados

Prince Harry and Rihanna have taken HIV tests together in Barbados to raise awareness on World Aids Day.

Posted on: 1 December 2016 | 5:06 pm

The sun sets for the last time over Barrow, Alaska

When the sun rises again over this Arctic Circle city next year it will have a new indigenous name.

Posted on: 1 December 2016 | 3:16 pm

Factory workers win $421m lottery

Amy O'Neill talks about her $421m lottery win, shared with 20 colleagues at a Tennessee car parts factory.

Posted on: 1 December 2016 | 2:41 pm