US military lifts transgender ban

The US military lifts its ban on transgender members, allowing them to openly serve in the country's armed forces.

Posted by on 30 June 2016 | 1:17 pm

US Air Force base put on lockdown due to drill confusion

A lockdown has been lifted at Andrews Air Force base, which is home to the US president's aircraft, and has been found to be a 'misunderstanding'.

Posted by on 30 June 2016 | 11:56 am

Greek gift

A new exhibit at National Geographic Museum celebrates ancient Greece's invention of democracy - and the objects which show the early history of the form of government.

Posted by on 30 June 2016 | 9:08 am

Oscars push for more gender and ethnical diversity

Oscar organisers invite a record number of new members to vote in the next Academy Awards, in response to sharp criticism about lack of diversity.

Posted by on 30 June 2016 | 7:35 am

Cyclist in northern US killed by grizzly bear

A grizzly bear attacks and kills a cyclist just outside Glacier National Park, police in the northern US state of Montana say.

Posted by on 30 June 2016 | 4:24 am

US election: Michael Sandford who 'wanted to shoot Trump' charged

A British man, who allegedly snatched a police officer's gun at a rally for Donald Trump, has been charged, but not with plotting to kill him.

Posted by on 30 June 2016 | 2:38 am

Alvin Toffler, futurologist guru, dies at 87

Alvin Toffler, the author of Future Shock and other works predicting social, economic and technological change, dies at 87.

Posted by on 30 June 2016 | 2:14 am

Brexit: Obama warns on global growth after UK vote

US President Barack Obama says that the British vote to leave the European Union raises "longer-term concerns about global growth".

Posted by on 30 June 2016 | 12:45 am

US compensates Cameroon family for child killed by UN car

The US has compensated the family of a Cameroon boy who was struck and killed by a vehicle in UN Ambassador Samantha Power's motorcade.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 8:48 pm

Deutsche Bank and Santander fail US stress test

Nearly all large US banks pass the Federal Reserve's annual stress test, with only US units of Europe's Deutsche Bank and Santander failing.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 7:50 pm

NFL: Indianapolis Colts give Andrew Luck record contract

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck becomes the highest-earning player in NFL history with a six-year contract worth $140m.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 4:27 pm

Isolationism not a solution - Mexican PM Enrique Pena Nieto.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto rails against "isolationism" in light

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 3:34 pm

Noisy neighbour

Despite being an important trade and defence partner, the US tends to ignore Canada. But that's paradoxically because the two get along so well, as Jordan Michael Smith writes.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 12:20 pm

US election: 'I like waterboarding a lot', says Donald Trump

Republican Donald Trump repeats calls for the return of waterboarding against Islamic State militants, hours after a terror attack in Istanbul.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 10:32 am

Trudeau's Brexit message to youth

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoken to young people about Brexit and vote differences between old and young people

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 6:52 am

Elvis guitarist Scotty Moore dies aged 84

Pioneering rock guitarist Scotty Moore, who was a member of Elvis Presley's original band dies, aged 84.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 4:43 am

Hugh Laurie to receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hugh Laurie, Ryan Reynolds and Eva Longoria are among the personalities who will be awarded with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 4:16 am

Toyota recalls 1.4 million cars over faulty airbags

Japanese carmaker Toyota says it will recall 1.4 million Prius and Lexus vehicles worldwide over faulty airbags.

Posted by on 28 June 2016 | 11:14 pm

Being called a 'bitch'

Why is Hillary Clinton so often associated with the word "bitch" - and how offensive is it?

Posted by on 28 June 2016 | 6:59 pm

DreamWorks chief sued over Comcast sale

The chief executive of DreamWorks Animation, Jeffrey Katzenberg, faces a lawsuit from minority investors over the sale to Comcast.

Posted by on 28 June 2016 | 4:16 pm

Huge fire after freight trains collide in Texas

Two freight trains have collided in Panhandle, Texas, leaving at least one person injured.

Posted by on 28 June 2016 | 2:08 pm

Wedding feast

A Canadian mum has gained internet fame for taking time out of her own wedding to breastfeed her nine-month-old daughter

Posted by on 28 June 2016 | 12:13 pm

US economic growth for first quarter revised higher

The US economy grew faster than previously estimated in the first quarter of the year, official figures show.

Posted by on 28 June 2016 | 9:20 am

Brexit lessons

Britain's vote to leave the EU has some American voters thinking twice about November's election

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 6:02 pm

Not 'cool'

American Red Cross causes controversy with 'super racist' swimming pool safety poster

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 1:36 pm