US plan to stop homegrown jihadists

The US government announces a series of programmes aimed at stopping radical Islamists from joining the fighting in countries like Iraq and Syria.

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 7:55 pm

VIDEO: Friends again: Cafe marks 20 years

In honour of the 20th anniversary of the start of the Friends series, a pop-up coffee shop is opening in New York City.

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 6:19 pm

NFL hires domestic violence advisors

Three consultants have been hired to help the NFL deal with issues relating to domestic violence and sexual assault, the organisation says.

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 4:48 pm

Hundreds evacuated in US wildfires

Two wildfires in California have forced hundreds of people to evacuate, including one lakeside town where almost two dozen buildings burned down.

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 4:11 pm

Top US honour for Vietnam soldiers

US President Barack Obama awards the nation's top military award to two soldiers for acts of bravery during the Vietnam War.

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 2:23 pm

Outrage over actress in handcuffs

Actress detained after smooching white beau

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 2:03 pm

Parenting, punishment and abuse

The recent arrest of NFL running back Adrian Peterson has put a spotlight on corporal punishment of children in the US. At what point does discipline become child abuse?

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 1:16 pm

Parenting, punishment and abuse

Questions about parenting and race in footballer's arrest

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 1:16 pm

Clinton tests out the political waters

What top diplomat job taught Clinton about US politics

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 11:31 am

US gas leaks not caused by fracking

A new study suggests that the contamination of drinking water by shale gas is due to faulty wells and not hydraulic fracturing.

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 8:16 am

Microsoft buys Minecraft for $2.5bn

Mojang, the Swedish firm behind the popular video game Minecraft, is bought by Microsoft for $2.5bn (£1.5bn).

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 8:10 am

Toronto Film Festival 2014: Reporter's diary - Part 2

Farewell Toronto - too many good films, not enough time

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 7:43 am

The photographer who rejected racism

The photographer who rejected racism in the American south

Posted by on 14 September 2014 | 6:31 pm

Imitation Game wins Toronto top prize

Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the British code breaker, wins the People’s Choice award at Toronto Film Festival.

Posted by on 14 September 2014 | 5:35 pm

N Korea jails US man for six years

An American man in North Korea is sentenced to six years of hard labour for "hostile" acts against Pyongyang, state media say.

Posted by on 14 September 2014 | 7:23 am

Crusaders musician Joe Sample dies

US musician Joe Sample, who wrote chart hits including Randy Crawford's Street Life and One Day I'll Fly Away, dies age 75.

Posted by on 14 September 2014 | 6:45 am

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

Trends of the week, in 60 seconds

Posted by on 13 September 2014 | 7:09 pm

The changing face of Chinese adverts

Foreign actors chart evolution of Chinese ads

Posted by on 13 September 2014 | 6:48 pm

Rival US senators film survival show

Will stranding US senators on a desert island fix Congress?

Posted by on 13 September 2014 | 1:18 pm

VIDEO: Obama's brave face on schoolgirl snub

A Washington schoolgirl prompts laughter from the US President after admitting that she had hoped the special guest visitor to her school was going to be Beyonce.

Posted by on 13 September 2014 | 1:07 pm

VIDEO: Firefighters tackle California blaze

In California, 300 firefighters are tackling a wildfire in the Cleveland National Forest near San Diego.

Posted by on 13 September 2014 | 4:53 am

VIDEO: Ford pulls out of Toronto mayoral race

Controversial Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws from the race for re-election as leader of Canada's largest city.

Posted by on 12 September 2014 | 8:17 pm

VIDEO: Hemingway diaries hold fishing clues

Ernest Hemingway's grandsons are making a trip to Cuba to visit the house he lived in and see his Nobel prize.

Posted by on 12 September 2014 | 5:51 pm

VIDEO: Alibaba makes waves in California

Internet retailer Alibaba may have floated on the US stock market, but the China-based company is making waves in Silicon Valley as well as in Wall Street.

Posted by on 12 September 2014 | 5:28 pm

HSBC settles with US regulators

The British bank HSBC will pay $550m (£338m) to US regulators to settle claims that it mis-sold mortgage-related bonds ahead of the financial crisis.

Posted by on 12 September 2014 | 4:10 pm