African comedian replaces Jon Stewart

Comedian Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, it is announced.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 2:16 am

Jay Z promotes music streaming brand

Some of the biggest names in entertainment have re-launched the music subscription service Tidal, which they claim will change musical history.

Posted by on 31 March 2015 | 12:49 am

Indiana law 'grossly misconstrued'

The governor of Indiana strongly defends his contentious religious freedom law, amid a backlash from gay rights supporters, including some famous names.

Posted by on 30 March 2015 | 10:37 pm

America's most generous con artist

The art forger who fooled museums for 30 years

Posted by on 30 March 2015 | 7:53 pm

One dead after shooting at NSA

Officials say two men dressed as women tried to break through a security gate to the National Security Agency headquarters.

Posted by on 30 March 2015 | 3:30 pm

Briton guilty plea in US terror trial

British terror suspect Haroon Aswat pleads guilty in New York to charges of plotting to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon.

Posted by on 30 March 2015 | 3:14 pm

Silk Road agents charged with theft

Two former US agents are charged with stealing digital currency that came into their possession during an investigation into the notorious marketplace.

Posted by on 30 March 2015 | 2:04 pm

Boston bombing prosecution rests

The prosecution in the Boston Marathon bombing trial rests its case against defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, charged with 30 counts related to the attack.

Posted by on 30 March 2015 | 12:58 pm

'Trevor who?' reaction to Noah as host

Fans react to the surprise choice as Daily Show host

Posted by on 30 March 2015 | 11:49 am

American's take on UK election pageantry

Anthony Zurcher takes a break from the US presidential race to give an American take on the pomp and pageantry marking the start of the UK General Election.

Posted by on 30 March 2015 | 10:44 am

VIDEO: Firefighter falls through blazing roof

A firefighter in California is in a critical condition after falling through a roof while tackling a house fire.

Posted by on 30 March 2015 | 9:08 am

Should parents ever worry about Minecraft?

Should parents ever worry about Minecraft?

Posted by on 30 March 2015 | 8:34 am

G20 world leaders' personal data leaked

Details including passport numbers and Visa numbers were accidentally emailed to the organisers of a football tournament in Australia by a government official.

Posted by on 30 March 2015 | 7:05 am

VIDEO: Obama's Air Force One stumble

President Obama had a near miss as he slightly stumbled while stepping out of Air Force One.

Posted by on 30 March 2015 | 12:54 am

VIDEO: Dozens rescued from rollercoaster

Dozens of people had to be rescued from a rollercoaster in Coney Island after one of the cars became stuck near the summit of the ride.

Posted by on 29 March 2015 | 7:53 pm

Bodies found days after NY gas blast

Three days on from a massive gas blast in New York that flattened three buildings, two bodies are found in rubble.

Posted by on 29 March 2015 | 4:07 pm

Air Canada plane 'exits' runway

An Air Canada plane landing at Halifax, Nova Scotia, leaves the runway while landing, with 23 people taken to hospital for observation.

Posted by on 29 March 2015 | 9:32 am

Best Buy closes Canada's Future Shop

US consumer electronics chain Best Buy is closing its Canadian subsidiary, Future Shop, and converting 65 of its 131 stores into Best Buy outlets.

Posted by on 29 March 2015 | 3:54 am

VIDEO: Toddler sneaks out for a Slushie

A four-year-old girl in Philadelphia ventured out on her own in the early hours of the morning in search of a sweet drink.

Posted by on 29 March 2015 | 1:39 am

Immigrants drawn back to California

Yearning for San Francisco from Mexico's Yucatan

Posted by on 28 March 2015 | 7:17 pm

Six seconds that shaped 1,500 songs

The six-second solo that's been copied in 1,500 songs

Posted by on 28 March 2015 | 7:07 pm

VIDEO: Who is behind the 'perfect boyfriend'?

Why do people exchange texts with imaginary partners?

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 7:14 pm

Blackberry posts profit for quarter

Canadian mobile phone firm Blackberry posts better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings. but its revenues showed a larger-than-expected drop.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 8:44 am

VIDEO: Ferocious fire causes New York chaos

A building has collapsed and another is on fire in New York City after an apparent explosion.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 10:55 pm

VIDEO: Five ways the US executes - 45 secs

As Utah reauthorises the use of firing squads to carry out executions, BBC news looks at the other ways US states can execute inmates.

Posted by on 24 March 2015 | 8:05 pm