Ana-Alecia Ayala, 'dancing and laughter' cancer patient, dies

Ana-Alecia Ayala, who has died from cancer, inspired millions by dancing on camera in hospital.

Posted on: 19 January 2017 | 1:43 am

Kidnapped girl Lexis Manigo defends abductor 'mother'

A girl, who was kidnapped as a baby 18 years ago, has defended the woman who took her from a Florida hospital.

Posted on: 19 January 2017 | 1:00 am

Alanis Morissette's manager admits $5m fraud

Jonathan Schwartz admits stealing over $7m from the singer and other celebrities, prosecutors say.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 10:55 pm

Obama fears moment 'may be passing' for two-state solution

President Barack Obama also warns Donald Trump against any "sudden, unilateral moves" on the conflict.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 8:15 pm

Johnny Wright: The Instagram star who cuts Michelle Obama's hair

Throughout his time in the White House, Michelle Obama's personal hairdresser has become a flamboyant social media star.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 7:50 pm

Jewish centres across US evacuated after hoax bomb threats

Twenty-seven Jewish community centres in 17 US states reported hoax bomb threats on Wednesday alone.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 7:33 pm

Chelsea Manning decision: Obama says justice was served

The president defends his commutation of Chelsea Manning's sentence, at his final news conference.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 7:05 pm

Pulse nightclub shooting: Gunman's wife pleads innocence

Noor Salman in court denies helping her husband carry out the attack which killed 49 people.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 5:43 pm

Viewpoint: The 'delicious spectacle' of President Trump

The first of two animated opinion pieces for BBC Newsnight looking ahead to Donald Trump's presidency. Roger Kimball, art critic, social commentator and editor of The New Criterion, says the moral panic needs to stop.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 4:19 pm

Love thy neighbour

As Trump moves into the White House, a look at the long relationship between neighbouring nations.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 4:12 pm

Trump's EPA nominee Scott Pruitt grilled on oil company ties

Donald Trump's choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, has faced some tough questioning at his confirmation hearing.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 4:06 pm

Obama's advice to Trump: 'Reality has a way of biting back'

President Barack Obama has revealed his advice to Donald Trump in his final press conference.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 3:33 pm

Wrecked US boat found in Scotland

The barnacle-covered wreck of a catamaran abandoned during a rescue off the US is found on a Hebridean beach.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 2:49 pm

'Canadian Trump' makes leadership bid

Canadian businessman Kevin O'Leary has been toying with the idea of running for months.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 1:58 pm

Nafta renegotiation 'is trade priority' says Ross

Renegotiating the US deal with Canada and Mexico is the Trump administration's top trade priority, says Wilbur Ross.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 1:21 pm

George HW Bush and wife in hospital

The former president is in intensive care with pneumonia and the ex-first lady is suffering fatigue.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 1:21 pm

Donald Trump's inauguration: Why more and more Democrats are refusing to go

More than 50 House Democrats are boycotting Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony amid a feud between the president-elect and civil rights activist John Lewis.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 1:17 pm

Trump inauguration boycott escalates

More than 50 Democrats will miss Mr Trump's inauguration because of his attack on civil rights hero John Lewis.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 12:51 pm

The house that YouTube built

Cara Brookins constructed a house for her family after leaving an abusive relationship.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 11:26 am

JP Morgan Chase pays $55m over racial discrimination

US bank JP Morgan Chase pays $55m to settle racial discrimination charges.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 11:10 am

Obama leaving with high approval rating

The president leaves with 60% approval but most Republicans still rate him poorly.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 10:12 am

CIA releases 13m pages of declassified documents online

Intelligence briefings, flying saucer sightings and psychic tests are all part of the archive.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 8:35 am

Trump rally powers Goldman Sachs and Citigroup profits

The stock market rally that followed Donald Trump's surprise win helps Goldman Sachs and Citigroup profits to soar.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 8:26 am

President Trump: What happens on inauguration day

Donald Trump will become the 45th president of the United States on Friday.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 8:09 am

Mexicans' Donald Trump fears

Mexicans are worried about what a cut to tax remittances sent to them by relatives in the United States could do to their lives and businesses.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 8:02 am