Canada hit-and-run man 'radicalised'

A man who struck two Canadian soldiers with his car before he was shot dead by police had been "radicalised", Canada's PM says.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 6:33 am

Islamic State: The US volunteers who fight with Syria's Kurds

The Americans who have joined the Kurds in the fight against IS

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 6:01 am

Designer Oscar de la Renta dies

Dominican-born US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies like Jackie Kennedy, has died aged 82, says his family.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 5:41 am

Microsoft boss gets $84m pay package

Microsoft boss Satya Nadella has been given a pay package worth $84.3m, making him one of the top earners in the tech industry.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 5:15 am

Pumpkin riot shows US divisions

What did a riot at a pumpkin festival show about race in US?

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 6:01 pm

Hannah suspect charged in 2005 rape

Jesse Matthew, the suspect in the disappearance of British-born student Hannah Graham, is charged with abducting and raping another woman in 2005.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 4:08 pm

UN hits at Detroit water shutoffs

UN human rights officials call for Detroit to restore water service to poor customers who are in arrears on their bills.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 3:18 pm

Bodies of seven women found in US

A man in the US state of Indiana confessed to a motel murder and directed police where to find more bodies - and six more were found.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 2:19 pm

Did liberalism win the US culture war?

Are conservatives surrendering the culture war?

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 12:42 pm

Did liberalism win the US culture war?

Recent shifts in public opinion on gay marriage have some celebrating victory - or lamenting defeat - in the cultural battles that have divided liberals and conservatives for 20 years.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 12:42 pm

My night in the Texas Ebola hospital

My night’s stay in the Texas Ebola hospital

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 12:27 pm

VIDEO: Why US man joined Kurdish fighters

The BBC's Jim Muir speaks to an American who has come to fight Islamic State militants on the front line in north-east Syria.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 12:22 pm

Exiled Nazis collected US benefits

The US has paid dozens of exiled Nazi war criminals millions of dollars in social benefits after forcing them to leave the country, a new report finds.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 11:47 am

VIDEO: Capturing American surf culture

Capturing American surf culture

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 10:26 am

Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty

Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected ringleader of the September 2012 raid on a US diplomatic post in the Libyan city of Benghazi, has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 9:51 am

IBM pays $1.5bn to offload chip unit

IBM is paying $1.5bn to offload its loss-making chip manufacturing division to Abu Dhabi owned GlobalFoundries as it announces a 17% profits fall.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 7:26 am

VIDEO: Investigation into US 'pumpkin riot'

An annual pumpkin festival in Keene, New Hampshire, turned violent as the event descended into a night of rioting.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 5:26 am

The politicians battling over outer space

The candidates battling over who cares most about the cosmos

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 7:29 pm

VIDEO: White suburbs want to create new city

Why does a rich white suburb want to split?

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 7:22 pm

Klinghoffer opera 'must be performed'

The New York Metropolitan Opera's general manager on why he believes its revival of a controversial opera accused of glorifying terrorism must go ahead.

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 7:03 pm

Disabled ship tugged away from Canada

A Russian container ship drifting powerless with hundreds of tons of fuel on board is being pulled away from the Canadian coast after fears of an oil spill.

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 4:37 pm

Brad Pitt's Fury closes festival

Brad Pitt says he hopes his new film Fury shows respect to World War Two soldiers, as it brings this year's London Film Festival to a close.

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 3:17 pm

VIDEO: 'Hero' rescues man from burning house

A man has been rescued from a burning house in California in the US.

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 9:26 am

VIDEO: The quest for an Ebola vaccine

Authorities in West Africa are struggling to deal with the Ebola outbreak which has already claimed thousands of lives in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 6:01 am

'Worst baseball team' may win title

The unfancied Kansas City Royals could win baseball crown

Posted by on 18 October 2014 | 6:36 pm