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China hits back at Trump with tariffs on $60bn of US goods
The measures come after the US imposed tariffs on $200bn of Chinese imports.
Celia Barquín: European golf champion murdered in Iowa
A man is charged with murder after Spanish golfer Celia Barquín is found dead on an Iowa golf course.
McDonald's workers strike over sexual harassment policy
American employees call on the fast food giant to do more to tackle workplace sexual harassment.
US slashes number of refugees to 30,000
It is the lowest figure since after the 9/11 attacks when 27,000 refugees were let into the US.
Florence death toll rises to 32 as flooding continues
The storm caused the coastal city of Wilmington, North Carolina to be cut off completely.
US border agent Juan David Ortiz 'confesses to murders'
Juan David Ortiz says that he killed four women and assaulted a fifth, police records say.
Florence: Hundreds rescued as flooding swells in Carolinas
Emergency crews have rescued more than 900 people in North Carolina as floodwaters continue to rise.
One in 11 US teens have vaped cannabis, new study finds
One in eleven teens have used an electronic vapourisor to consume cannabis, according to a new survey.
Nova Scotia lotto aunt and nephew reach deal in jackpot feud
A judge had frozen half the contested lottery prize winnings until the courts resolved the dispute.
Baby squirrels freed from tail tangle in Wisconsin
Five squirrel siblings are saved by a US wildlife centre after their tails got dangerously tangled.
First-date peach tree bears fruit for son
Rhys O'Neill's promise to his girlfriend stood the test of time - as their son discovered.
Regret over shaming homeless man filmed shaving on train
A viral video of a man shaving on the train has got people questioning if we should be so quick to shame people online
Boy dresses like Black Panther hero "to feel like himself"
Stephanie Hardy's son is picked on at school for his size and skin tone but his confidence was boosted at a Comic Expo event.
Why do billionaires want to own the news?
Salesforce founder's purchase of Time magazine is the latest example of moguls buying news outlets.
Wilmington: A community cut off after 'terrifying' storm
The city of Wilmington for a while became an island encircled by deluge of Florence.
Last call for Nevada’s brothels?
Brothels have been legal in Nevada since 1971 - but could they face the axe?
Emmy Awards 2018: Thandie Newton and Claire Foy among British winners
Thandie Newton, Charlie Brooker and Claire Foy are among the winners at the 70th annual Primetime Emmys.
The Bezos backlash: Is 'big philanthropy' a charade?
The Amazon founder has pledged to donate $2bn, but critics say he should pay Amazon workers more instead.
The 'Scotch-Irish' influence on US democracy
The significance of one culture on the creation of the American political system.
Puerto Rico hurricane: How was the 3,000 death toll worked out?
President Trump has disputed a study saying Hurricane Maria claimed nearly 3,000 casualties - is he right?
In pictures: Hurricane Florence strikes the eastern US
A selection of striking images from the day Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina.
Hurricane Florence: Four reasons to fear this storm
Why it couldn't hit a worse area in the US
Eminem didn't 'feel right' with homophobic lyrics about Tyler, The Creator
The rapper says his lyrics on recent album Kamikaze went 'too far' in his attempt to 'hurt' the Odd Future star.
Maniac: Mixed reviews for Emma Stone's Netflix show
The psychological dark comedy series stars Hollywood royalty Emma Stone and Jonah Hill.
'My motto is, how can I make this happen?'
For six years Tilly Griffiths dreamt of studying in the US and now thanks to NHS funding she is going.
Hurricane Florence: Prisons in hurricane's path not evacuated
Some on social media recall hurricane Katrina, when prisoners were left in flooded cells for four days.
Was 2008 the worst time to graduate?
Around 1.5m students graduated from US universities just as the financial crash upended the economy.
Mark Wahlberg reveals gruelling daily regimen
The actor gets up in the middle of the night to perform one of two daily work outs.
Marie Colvin: Reporter's last days retold for cinema
Big screen documentary goes to great lengths to cast a new light on the war journalist's story - even using hard-to-spot reconstructed scenes.
Serena Williams and the trope of the 'angry black woman'
A racial stereotype rears its head in a sexism row engulfing the tennis star after her US Open loss.
Dawson's Creek actor on miscarriage 'heartbreak'
The former Dawson's Creek actor shares an emotional message about his wife's three miscarriages.
Are female tennis players treated unfairly?
Is there any data to show that women tennis players are fined more often than men?
Canada man emails 247 women called Nicole to find girl he met
A missed connection helped create a sisterhood of women named Nicole at a Canadian university.
Colorado robber drops gun, then trousers
He meant to rob a vape shop in Aurora, but the whole plan went south in a just a matter of seconds.
NFL and Nike: Are protests hurting the game's ratings?
Critics say protests are hurting the NFL, but others argue its TV that fans are turning away from.
US trade wars: The farmers who trust Trump, but not without worries
Support for the president is still strong in the US farming heartland, but there are concerns too.
The day Lehman Brothers went under
The BBC talked to people involved about their memories of the bank's collapse on 15 September 2008.
Trump 'orders further China tariffs'
US President Donald Trump reportedly tells staff to move ahead with tariffs on $200bn worth of Chinese goods.
Amazon chief Jeff Bezos gives $2bn to help the homeless
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos forms a charity to help the homeless and create new schools in poor areas.
Trump on Kavanaugh: 'One of the finest people'
The president says his embattled Supreme Court nominee is "one of the finest people".
TimeOut boss: 'I am the chief servant officer'
TimeOut boss Julio Bruno says he is not a chief executive officer but a "chief servant officer".
The people who wrote letters to Obama
President Barack Obama received 65,000 letters each week and tried to answer 10 of them each day.
Storm Florence makes landfall
Several deaths have been linked to the storm and thousands of people are staying in emergency shelters.
Hurricane Florence: 'Hunters' enter storm
A weather reconnaissance aircraft flies a mission into the hurricane threatening the US east coast.
Storms, viruses, bankers: What could cause another economic crisis?
Ten years ago the global economy almost collapsed, but what happened next and what might cause another global economic crisis?
No kidding: Why these goats had to fly away
These mountain goats were evicted from a Washington state park because they like human sweat and pee.
Suspected gas explosions set homes ablaze in Massachusetts
More than 30 homes and buildings caught fire after a series of explosions rocked three towns.
Sex, body image, disability: 'Why I think you can be sexy and disabled'
Social media star and wheelchair user Annie Segarra started #hotpersoninawheelchair after being constantly discriminated for being disabled.
Hurricane Florence: What it’s like as the storm sets in
BBC correspondents show us what they're seeing as the storm nears the coasts of the Carolinas.