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Marcellus Williams: Missouri governor stays execution


Marcellus Williams's conviction is to be reviewed, as his lawyers say DNA points to another man.

Sixty migrants found locked in icy truck on US-Mexico border


The migrants were found lying on sheets of ice by border patrol agents in Texas.

A black bear got punched after entering a Canadian home


The aggressive bear was eventually killed by authorities after it chased a man down the street.

US hits Chinese and Russian firms over North Korea


Ten companies and six individuals in Russia and China are subject to a new round of US sanctions.

US Navy collision: Remains found in hunt for missing sailors


Ten US sailors have been missing since Monday's collision with a tanker near Singapore.

Vale the Village Voice: New York bible axes print edition


The 62-year-old bastion of American alternative journalism is ending its weekly print edition.

Angry protest at Charlottesville meeting over far-right rally


The city council is harangued over its handling of a white supremacy rally that ended in tragedy.

Afghanistan hails Trump support in 'joint struggle'


President Ghani thanks Donald Trump for supporting Afghanistan's battle against the Taliban.

Attack on Barron Trump's clothes by website sparks outrage


The 11-year-old was accused by a conservative news website of not dressing appropriately.

Ambushed Ohio judge shoots gunman dead outside court


Judge Joseph Bruzzese was shot several times, but returned fire in a gunfight outside his chambers.

Johnson & Johnson faces $417m payout in latest talc case


The payout - to a woman who developed ovarian cancer - is the largest award so far against the firm.

Solar eclipse 2017: Americans gaze at sky spectacular


Skywatchers in the US are treated to a spectacular coast-to-coast eclipse.

Canada seeks to 'aggressively' dispel asylum system myths


Over 7,000 migrants have crossed illegally into the country since January in order to claim asylum.

Trump travel drains Secret Service budget


The expenses include some $60,000 on golf cart rentals alone at President Trump's resorts.

Louise Linton: The photo, the hashtags and the sarcasm


If you post photos and comments of your trips online, a backlash may follow as a US actress found out.

'Donald Trump-shaped' ecstasy pills seized by German police


The drugs were due to have been sold online under the slogan "Trump makes partying great again".

'I fear my neighbour'


Attacks and harassment are on the rise in most states, according to reports that followed the November election.

'It's shocking'


The display of Nazi symbols is illegal in Germany - so what was it like for Germans to see neo-Nazis joining white supremacists to march in Virginia?

Hill 70


A new monument will commemorate the first time a Canadian commander led Canadian troops in WW1.

High view


BBC correspondent James Cook views the total eclipse from 40,000ft above the Pacific Ocean.

'Eclipseville'


Thousands are flocking to the little town of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, in the US, to watch Monday's solar eclipse.

'Right thing to do'


An anti-racism protester explains why she protected Trump supporters in a tense protest.

Chop and change


In less than seven months, President Donald Trump's White House inner circle has transformed.

Graven images


Trump's argument that the removal of Confederate statues is a slippery slope to changing history has recharged the perennial debate about America's tormented racial legacy.

Umbraphilia


Astronomer Glenn Schneider has spent his life chasing solar eclipses around the world and has been in the path of totality 33 times.

The eyes have it


A few tips on the rare cosmic event, which last stretched across the US coast to coast 99 years ago.

'Tiffany' rings cost Costco $19.4m


The US wholesaler faces a big damages bill for selling "Tiffany" rings not made by the jeweller.

Trump orders review of China's trade practices


The president asks the top US trade official to review China's approach to intellectual property.

Merck chief Ken Frazier resigns from Trump council


Ken Frazier resigns from President Trump's American Manufacturing Council over Charlottesville.

Solar eclipse: The day the US went dark


Watch the high (and low) lights of the total solar eclipse, as witnessed by millions.

Ferguson reflects on US race relations


Three years after Michael Brown's death, Ferguson residents say the events in Charlottesville didn't surprise them.

Solar eclipse 2017: Donald Trump looks directly at the Sun


The US president couldn't resist taking a sneaky peek without his protective glasses.

Solar eclipse 2017: Bonnie Tyler performs Total Eclipse


The singer performed her aptly-titled hit on a cruise ship as the solar event swept the US.

US Navy ship: sleeping area and communication equipment damaged


The guided missile destroyer USS John S McCain was sailing east of Singapore when a collision with a Liberian-flagged tanker occurred.

Boston demonstrations: How the day unfolded.


Tens of thousands of people were in the US city to oppose a right-wing rally.

Viewsnight: Statues are more about our present than our past


Tearing down statues can be a step towards justice, argues Rahul Rao in this Viewsnight.

Forklift truck used to steal ATM in Arkansas


Police in Arkansas are hunting thieves who stole the cash machine from a bank's drive-through area.

Solar eclipse: See it in 60 seconds


A Nasa telescope captures the total solar eclipse as it passes over the western US state of Oregon.

Solar eclipse: Watch it happen


The US witnesses the spectacular effects of its first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in 100 years.

Top tips: Watching a total solar eclipse


Ahead of Monday's eclipse in the US, here are four tips from the Faroe Islands, which experienced one in 2015.