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Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport power cut strands thousands


The power cut hit the world's busiest airport in Atlanta, stranding passengers in darkness.

Barry Sherman: Murder unit to probe Canadian mystery deaths


Canadian police confirm a homicide unit will investigate the deaths of a billionaire and his wife.

Indonesia recaptures US citizen after Bali prison break


Held on drugs charges, he escaped a Bali prison but was caught on the neighbouring island of Lombok.

Russia inquiry: Trump denies he plans to fire Robert Mueller


The US president says he won't sack the man probing possible Russian interference in US elections.

Trump Putin call: CIA helped stop Russia terror attack


Vladimir Putin phoned Donald Trump to thank him for the information provided.

Pentagon's secret UFO programme revealed


US media reports say documents from the operation describe strange aircraft and hovering objects.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi takes $450m on opening weekend


It is the second biggest grossing opening weekend in North America.

Santa Barbara evacuated as Thomas flares up again


Strong winds drive the Thomas fire - now California's third-biggest on record - towards the coast.

Hunter Harrison: CSX railway boss dies


The US transportation company's shares fell sharply on Friday after CEO's medical leave was announced.

Anita Hill to chair Hollywood harassment commission


The lawyer will head the group after a series of Hollywood sexual abuse and harassment allegations.

Weinstein 'derailed my career' Sorvino says after Peter Jackson claim


Peter Jackson says he 'blacklisted' Mira Sorvino and Ashley Judd on Harvey Weinstein's advice.

San Francisco Aquatic Park shut over 'aggressive' sea lions


San Francisco's Aquatic Park is closed because of rare attacks by sea lions on swimmers.

Capturing East Harlem


Photographer Joseph Rodriguez's images of the characters of East Harlem in the 1980s.

Raised on Janet


As Janet Jackson wraps up her State of the World tour, one fan reflects on the star's impact on her life.

Shroud of doubt


A journalist looks for the truth of his father's role in one of the largest clandestine missions in US history.

No more thaw


The Obama adviser credited with the Cuba thaw looks at what has changed in the past year.

Love in North Korea


In 1980, North Korea forced a US soldier and a kidnapped Japanese girl to marry. This is their story.

Tillerson's takeaway


The secretary of state appeared to soften his tone on North Korea at a Washington policy speech.

Denim dominance


Despite being based in a small Welsh town, the Hiut Demin Company is exporting its jeans globally.

'Humbling defeat'


Some Republicans see the election as a 'humbling defeat', while others have turned defensive.

'We don't forget this'


More than a dozen women have accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct. Now, in the moment of #MeToo, how do they feel?

Akayed Ullah


The 27-year-old reportedly came to the US from Bangladesh seven years ago.

Sweet music


Rivalry against Spotify and augmented reality ambitions are two possible reasons for the takeover.

Below the line


Millions of jobs have been created in the US economy, but many people still live in poverty.

Wing and a prayer


More than 250 crashed planes are still missing in the US - but a team of volunteer detectives is on the case.

A political Fed


As Jerome Powell prepares to take over the Federal Reserve, is the era of central bank independence ending?