Obama has enough support for Iran deal

US President Barack Obama secures enough support in US Senate to ensure that the Iran nuclear deal will go into effect.

Posted by on 2 September 2015 | 9:46 am

Baltimore tense ahead of Gray hearing

A pre-trial hearing is under way for six US police officers charged over the death of a black man in police custody, a case that sparked rioting in Baltimore in April.

Posted by on 2 September 2015 | 9:35 am

How Harry Styles sent SeaWorld's image diving

How Harry Styles sent SeaWorld’s image diving

Posted by on 2 September 2015 | 7:31 am

Why has Google changed its typeface?

Why would Google change its typeface?

Posted by on 2 September 2015 | 7:29 am

California judge allows Uber lawsuit

A judge has allowed Uber drivers in California to take legal action to determine whether they are contractors or employees.

Posted by on 2 September 2015 | 4:52 am

US police 'shoot man with hands up'

Video footage in Texas appears to show police shooting and killing a man with his hands up, as they respond to a domestic dispute.

Posted by on 2 September 2015 | 1:36 am

VIDEO: Baby hippo has pool play day

A five-month-old baby hippopotamus explores San Diego Zoo's pool with her mother as visitors stopped to watch their aquatic play.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 9:07 pm

US swoop on secret 'steroids labs'

US federal agents arrest more than 90 people and shut down 16 underground labs making illegal steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 7:42 pm

US picks LA as Olympics 2024 bid city

The US Olympic Committee (USOC) names Los Angeles as the US bid city for hosting the 2024 games after Boston drops out.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 5:47 pm

VIDEO: Cutting edge cyber security to hunt hackers

As companies around the world re-examine their cyber security following a data breach at the Ashley Madison website, the BBC's James Cook reports from California on the fight against computer hackers.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 5:10 pm

VIDEO: Obama buys cinnamon buns for reporters

US President Barack Obama has treated a crowd of people to cinnamon buns during a visit to a coffee shop in Alaska.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 4:28 pm

Politician wanted, politicians need not apply

Bring on the neurosurgeon and the hotel builder

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 4:01 pm

VIDEO: What a Kanye presidency would look like

What do Kanye West's lyrics tell us about the policy positions he might focus on in a presidential campaign?

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 1:11 pm

US clerk defies gay marriage 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 | 12:48 pm

US murder rate soars in 2015

Murder rates are soaring in many US cities after years of decline, with at least 30 major cities reporting a rise in violence.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 12:23 pm

Google updates main company logo

Google has made a series of changes to the main logo it uses for its core services.

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 12:19 pm

VIDEO: US clerk refuses gay marriage licence

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

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 11:32 am

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

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

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

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