BP profit hit by oil price fall

Oil giant BP has reported a sharp fall in profit for the three months to the end of March as the dramatic fall in oil prices takes its toll.

Posted by on 28 April 2015 | 3:10 am

Fan struck by flying baseball bat

A baseball fan was struck in the face by a flying bat and carried from the stands on a stretcher on Monday night.

Posted by on 28 April 2015 | 3:09 am

VIDEO: The $50,000 a night Las Vegas hotel room

The richest fight in the history of boxing takes place on Saturday in Las Vegas.

Posted by on 28 April 2015 | 1:50 am

VIDEO: Police and protesters clash in Baltimore

The US city of Baltimore has declared a state of emergency amid violent protests over the death of a black man fatally injured in police custody.

Posted by on 28 April 2015 | 12:29 am

Baltimore emergency as riots erupt

A state of emergency is declared in the US city of Baltimore amid violent protests linked to the death of a black man fatally injured in police custody.

Posted by on 28 April 2015 | 12:13 am

VIDEO: North America by rail and sea

Picturing North America through its railways and coasts

Posted by on 27 April 2015 | 9:05 pm

The rise and fall of the Bombshell Bandit

The short but surprising career of the Bombshell Bandit

Posted by on 27 April 2015 | 8:45 pm

Okinawa wants US military far away

Why Americans are unpopular on this tiny Japanese island

Posted by on 27 April 2015 | 8:38 pm

New York dims lights to save birds

State of New York to turn off non-essential lights to try and prevent migratory birds becoming confused and fatally crashing into buildings.

Posted by on 27 April 2015 | 7:10 pm

US states take aim at NSA facilities

States look to cut off support of warrantless surveillance

Posted by on 27 April 2015 | 5:06 pm

Colorado cinema gunman 'was sane'

A man who shot and killed 12 people in a cinema in 2012 was found sane by two experts immediately following the attack, prosecutors say.

Posted by on 27 April 2015 | 3:59 pm

Japan and US unveil defence deal

Japan and the US strike deal on new guidelines on their defence co-operation as Japanese leader Shinzo Abe visits the US for talks.

Posted by on 27 April 2015 | 11:42 am

VIDEO: Okinawa protest over new US air base

In Japan, Okinawa residents are fighting against the construction of two new runways for a US military base

Posted by on 27 April 2015 | 11:06 am

VIDEO: Kidnapped women speak about ordeal

Gina DeJesus and Amanda Berry have given their first British TV interview to Newsnight's Kirsty Wark.

Posted by on 27 April 2015 | 8:11 am

Pepsi to ditch artificial sweetener

A controversial artificial sweetener is being removed from Diet Pepsi in the US following consumer concerns about its safety.

Posted by on 27 April 2015 | 6:59 am

Woman denied $41.8m jackpot payout

A 90-year-old woman is denied a $41.8m (£27.6m) penny slot machine bonus after the casino blames it on a computer error.

Posted by on 27 April 2015 | 5:59 am

How Shakespeare learned to love women

How Shakespeare's female characters evolved

Posted by on 26 April 2015 | 9:10 pm

How Baltimore differs from Ferguson

How do last week's Baltimore protests compare to those in Ferguson?

Posted by on 26 April 2015 | 2:03 pm

VIDEO: Obama jokes at annual dinner

President Obama has been poking fun at himself and his political friends and enemies at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Posted by on 26 April 2015 | 2:08 am

VIDEO: The consequences of kissing Castro

The Castro encounter which led to death threats

Posted by on 25 April 2015 | 10:24 pm

Russians 'accessed Obama's emails'

Russian hackers who gained access to the White House computer system last year were able to read President Obama's unclassified emails, reports say.

Posted by on 25 April 2015 | 9:28 pm

VIDEO: Bruce Jenner: Living as a woman

The US Olympic gold medallist and reality TV personality, Bruce Jenner, has said she is transgender and identifies as a woman.

Posted by on 25 April 2015 | 1:50 pm

VIDEO: Stiglitz on the roots of inequality

In his latest book Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz talks to BBC World News America's Katty Kay about his latest book, The Great Divide, in which he examines the roots of inequality in the United States.

Posted by on 24 April 2015 | 7:53 pm

Comcast ends Time Warner Cable deal

US cable giant Comcast abandons its planned $45bn purchase of Time Warner Cable after failing to convince regulators the deal would not harm competition.

Posted by on 24 April 2015 | 11:08 am

VIDEO: Video shows US school stage collapse

A stage at a school in Indiana, US, has collapsed during a musical performance, injuring dozens of people.

Posted by on 24 April 2015 | 4:10 am