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Anger over Donald Trump's UK crime tweet

Donald Trump links rise in crime "in UK" to "radical Islamic terror", sparking a backlash in the UK.

Missing California hikers died in apparent murder-suicide

Police suspect the man killed his girlfriend at Joshua Tree National Park before killing himself.

Why did a black man hug a neo-Nazi skinhead?

A white supremacist walked into the middle of an anti-fascist rally - this is what happened next.

Texas city requires Israel pledge for hurricane relief

Residents hit by Hurricane Harvey must pledge not to boycott Israel in exchange for federal aid.

Paul Ryan jabs Trump and Clinton at New York charity dinner

The House Speaker receives plenty of laughs in a series of jokes on Trump, Clinton and Twitter.

Canadian man found not guilty of raping wife

A Canadian judge found that a man was not guilty of rape because he did not have criminal intent.

White House chief of staff John Kelly defends Trump over widow remarks

Gen John Kelly says he is "broken-hearted" by a lawmaker's criticism of Mr Trump's condolence call.

Publisher apologises for 'racist' text in medical book

A book detailing how to deliver pain relief to ethnic groups has been removed after criticism on social media

Amber Tamblyn 'believes' husband David Cross's accuser in race row

The US actress says she believes comedian Charlyne Yi's claim that David Cross made racist comments.

Richard Spencer speech at Florida campus sparks mass protest

Richard Spencer defiantly speaks over a crowd of protesters chanting "Nazis are not welcome here".

Obama and Bush decry deep US divisions without naming Trump

Comments by the two ex-presidents are seen as a veiled rebuke of Donald Trump's leadership.

Harvey Weinstein: Tarantino knew about film mogul's alleged misconduct

The famed director worked closely with the Hollywood producer accused of many sexual assaults.

MH370: Malaysia in talks with US firm to restart plane search

The Malaysian government is exploring a "no find-no fee" style deal with Texas-based company Ocean Infinity.

Trump's Renoir painting is not real, Chicago museum says

The Chicago Institute of Art is "satisfied that our version is real" of the Impressionist work.

Canada producer leaves TV amid flurry of sexual abuse allegations

Gilbert Rozon has been accused of sexually abusing and harassing women over the past three decades.

Trump gives Puerto Rico relief effort top marks

The president rates US relief work after two hurricanes swept through the island in September.

Young Obama's angst-ridden love letters

A series of angst-laden letters from the early 1980s paint a portrait of a young Barack Obama.

US suspect caught puffing cigar after mass shooting

According to court records, the accused was fired from a previous job for attacking a colleague.

British Airways apologises for bed bugs on Canada flight

Canadian passengers complained they were nibbled by bed bugs on a Vancouver to London flight.

Gitanjali Rao: Girl of 11 takes US young scientist prize

Inspired by a contamination scandal, the winner invented a device to test water safely and cheaply.

Native American tribe sues tech giants

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe was assigned data-processing patents by technology company SRC Labs.

Ballet hoping to help heal Charleston's wounds

A new ballet tells the story of the aftermath of the racially motivated Charleston church shooting.

Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman: The couple taken by the Taliban

What?s next for the North American couple and their children rescued from five years of captivity?

Curious Jane

Famed primatologist Jane Goodall is the subject of a new documentary that includes recently unearthed footage from her explorations in Africa.

Face of Congress

The BBC has created an image combining all members of Congress. What does Capitol Hill think of the result?

When does flirting become sexual harassment?

The line between flirtation and harassment is a fine - and often blurred - one.

Tragically Hip

When the Tragically Hip lead singer said he was suffering from terminal brain cancer, Canada grieved, because the band mined the nation's cultural mythology.

Bombardier's European hope

The last-minute deal between Airbus and Bombardier may have dodged a difficult trade dispute.

Hungry for help

An online campaign in memory of a black driver killed police has raised $75,000 in seven weeks.

Wine on the edge

How Canadian winemaker Norman Hardie is able to make award-winning wines, despite winter temperatures so cold it can kill his vines.

Standing up

A series of exhibits traces the history and art of the Chicano movement.

Chicken songs

Daniel Antopolsky fled the country scene in the 1970s - but now he's been found on a French farm.

Amazon: More than 100 cities bid for new headquarters

The deadline is approaching for US cities to submit proposals to host Amazon's new headquarters.

Qudian could be biggest Chinese IPO in US this year

Alipay-backed Qudian gives small, short-term loans, and primarily targets millennials.

Harvey Weinstein: Film company in talks over possible sale

Talks with US investment firm Colony Capital come after sex allegations about Harvey Weinstein.

Putin weighs in on Trump's performance as US president

The Russian president took aim at the US political system when asked about Trump's "unpredictability".

Christiane Amanpour on getting the story

CNN's global correspondent recalls a certain helicopter ride in Bosnia with Justin Webb

General Kelly delivers emotional Trump defence

White House aide John Kelly, who lost his son at war, says he advised the president before he called bereaved families.

'How insensitive can you be?'

A congresswoman says the president told a soldier's widow: "He knew what he was signing up for." Mr Trump hits back: "Didn't say it at all."

George W Bush decries bigotry and conspiracy theories

The former president talks about the state of US politics, in comments seen as a rebuke of Donald Trump.

Gord Downie: Trudeau pays tribute to Tragically Hip star

The Canadian prime minister pays tribute to the Tragically Hip frontman as "one of the best of us".

Awkward moments as Sessions questioned by Senate

The US attorney general appears lost for words as he fields questions connected to the Russia probe.

JJ Abrams: 'Harvey Weinstein can't be a lone operator'

The Star Wars director says he knew producer Harvey Weinstein was a bully

Driver stun-gunned after race car brawl

A fight erupts after one car is driven over another, ending with both drivers being arrested.

Bull escapes New York slaughterhouse

It ran around a Brooklyn park before being caught by police.