The big duel

Posted on Sunday September 25, 2016

The first Trump-Clinton debate takes place on Monday night - this is why it matters, and what you need to look out for.

US election: Debate showdown looms for Trump and Clinton

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

The two US presidential candidates will have their first debate on Monday night, in what could be a defining moment of the election campaign.

Canadian-Iranian academic Homa Hoodfar released by Iran

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

Retired Canadian-Iranian lecturer Homa Hoodfar has been released from prison on "humanitarian grounds", Iranian state media report.

Houston gunman shot dead after opening fire at US mall

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

Police shot dead a gunman who injured nine people in an attack at a shopping centre in Houston in the US state of Texas.

Syria conflict: US and UK rhetoric 'unacceptable' - Russia

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

Russia criticises the US and UK for using "unacceptable" rhetoric in speeches on Syria at the UN, after being accused of "barbarism".

Soap actor flees Ethiopia for US

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

Prominent Ethiopian actor Znah-Bzu Tsegaye says that he has has sought asylum in the US after leaving the country about two months ago.

Tributes for US golf legend Arnold Palmer, who died aged 87

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

Some of the biggest names in golf have paid tribute to the veteran superstar Arnold Palmer, who has died aged 87.

Duke and duchess use sea plane on Canada tour

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge use a seaplane to travel from Victoria to Vancouver in British Columbia on their eight-day tour of western Canada.

SpaceX 'Mars' rocket engine tested

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

Private company SpaceX has carried out its first test of the Raptor rocket engine designed to send humans to Mars.

Saudi women file petition to end male guardianship system

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

Saudi activists are handing over a petition signed by more than 14,000 Saudi women calling for an end to the restrictive male guardianship system.

Spain Bankia fraud trial for ex-IMF boss Rodrigo Rato

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

Former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato and 64 other bankers go on trial in Madrid over an alleged credit card racket at Spain's troubled Bankia bank.

Male models 'suffer pay gap'

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

Male models are being paid up to 75% less than women, according to one top modelling agent.

Paris St-Germain's Serge Aurier given two-month jail term

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

Ivory Coast footballer Serge Aurier, who plays for Paris St-Germain, is sentenced to two months in jail for assaulting a police officer.

Deutsche Bank shares hit new low

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

Shares in one of Germany's largest banks, Deutsche, hit a new low after a weekend report says Chancellor Angela Merkel has ruled out giving it state aid.

Colombia's President Santos says Farc deal must rebuild country

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos tells the BBC that a peace deal he will sign with Farc rebels will boost economic growth and rebuild the country.

Life under siege: The cat man of Aleppo

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

Mohammad Alaa Jaleel lives in Aleppo, Syria, where he looks after more than a hundred stray and abandoned cats.

Duke and Duchess make flying visit to Vancouver

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were greeted by crowds in Vancouver after arriving by seaplane.

Turner Prize exhibition: Will Gompertz's essential rundown

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

BBC Arts editor Will Gompertz gives an essential rundown of the Turner Prize exhibition.

Professor David Nutt developed 'hangover-free' alcohol

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

A scientist has developed a new type of alcohol which he claims will not damage the liver or leave you with a hangover.

Five facts: Golf legend Arnold Palmer

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

Five facts about US golfer Arnold Palmer