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Shared shame

The case of Tyler Haire, a 16 year old locked up for years without trial, reveals a deeper problem.

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Teenage kicks

Teenage environmentalist Autumn Peltier will speak in front of the UN General Assembly this spring.

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Trump's Russia inquiry 'started by Australian tip-off'

An Australian diplomat was told about "dirt" on Hillary Clinton in a London bar, reports say.

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Call of Duty ‘swatting’ death explained

A man has been arrested after an alleged "swatting" prank call led to police shooting dead a 28-year-old man.

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Parents prank daughter with joke Christmas present

Parents of a Lorde fan turned her request for concert tickets into a joke that delighted social media.

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What to watch

What's behind stock growth in 2017 and what factors to consider in 2018.

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Eric Garner death: Activist daughter Erica dies aged 27

She became a Black Lives Matter activist after her father died while under police restraint.

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Deadly NYC fire: Footage shows devastation

New York Fire Department releases footage of the scene where 12 people died on Friday.

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Deadly 911 'swatting' call released

Police release the hoax emergency call which allegedly led to officers shooting an innocent man dead.

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Busy year for storms

Was the remarkable 2017 hurricane season the worst ever? And did climate change play any part?

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Mental health care a 'national problem' says sheriff

Sheriff Greg Pollan speaks out after a BBC investigation into the long-running case of Tyler Haire

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Milo Yiannopoulos slams editor over withering book notes

The provocateur has become the butt of jokes online after his editor's scathing remarks were leaked.

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Five things we learned from Donald Trump's Christmas holiday

From deals with Democrats, to his own golf swing, the president has opened up at Mar-a-Lago.

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Avocado truck catches fire in Texas

It's going to be quite a cleanup operation for emergency services after 18 tonnes of avocados went up in flames.

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Deadly NYC fire 'caused by child playing'

New York City investigators believe Bronx fire that killed 12 caused by child playing with stove, says mayor

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Goldman Sachs will lose billions short term on Trump tax reform

US investment giant is the latest to warn of a short-term hit to income from Donald Trump's tax act.

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US says Romanians hacked Washington DC police cameras

The alleged attack took place in Washington DC just days before Donald Trump's inauguration.

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Rose Marie: Dick Van Dyke Show star dies at 94

The actress and singer performed for presidents and mobsters, and starred on the Dick Van Dyke Show.

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North Korea: South seizes ship amid row over illegal oil transfer

South Korea's revelations come after China denied US claims of allowing oil shipments to the North.

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Russia inquiry: Trump believes he will be treated 'fairly'

The US president again insists there was no collusion and that the inquiry makes the US "look bad".

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Bronx fire: 'People were screaming'

At least 12 people have been killed in a fire at an apartment building in New York.

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North Korea: Trump accuses China of allowing oil transfers

The US president says China was caught "red-handed" after a report of illegal ship-to-ship transfers.

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Bronx fire: Casualties in New York apartment block blaze

Some 15 people are reportedly injured in the blaze near Bronx Zoo in New York.

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Justine Damond: US prosecutor delays decision on charges

More investigation is needed into the death of Australian Justine Damond, a prosecutor says.

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Path to legalisation

There's a polarising group of entrepreneurs jumping into Canada's pot market: cops and politicians.

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This cash-strapped school sends kids to Harvard

How two Louisiana brothers went from a shack to America's top universities.

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Japan's Softbank takes large stake in Uber

The investment comes as the ride-hailing company concludes a difficult year.

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Flight to nowhere

How can an "unauthorised passenger" force a plane to make a U-turn four hours into the flight?

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Alabama certifies election despite last-ditch Roy Moore lawsuit

Doug Jones will be sworn in next month, despite a last-ditch lawsuit by his failed Republican rival.

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Tim Cook required to fly only by private jet

Tim Cook is required to fly on private aircraft for "security and efficiency".

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Brutal cold spell sets record lows across the US

Arctic winds will keep temperatures below zero across much of the northern US and Canada, officials warn.

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Record cold temperatures on Mount Washington

Record cold temperatures and hurricane-force winds make Mount Washington fun for science experiments.

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Vanity Fair sorry for suggesting Hillary Clinton 'knit'

Vanity Fair magazine said its suggestion that Hillary Clinton take up knitting "missed the mark".

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US missions in Turkey to resume full visa services after row

The United States had suspended processing papers in Turkey, amid a row over a consulate employee.

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Milwaukee police rescue teens from burning car

Police officers have been hailed for their bravery following a car crash in Milwaukee.

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Roy Moore files last-minute lawsuit challenging Alabama result

Officials were about to certify Democrat Doug Jones as the winner when a lawsuit was filed.

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Miss America group asks former winners to help it reform after email scandal

Leaked emails exposed pageant executives insulting contestants over their appearance and sex lives.

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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen make it to Japan - eventually

Model Chrissy Teigen and husband John Legend complete a marathon journey that made headlines around the world.

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What are we going to do about Tyler?

Tyler Haire was locked up at 16 and ordered to undergo a mental exam. You won't believe what didn't happen next.

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Bishop of Liverpool criticises Christian Trump supporters

The Bishop of Liverpool says some are "uncritically accepting" of things said by the US president.

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American Airlines sorry over basketball players theft claim

American Airlines wrongly accused two professional basketball players of stealing first class blankets.

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Unfair play

Why the adults worrying about children's lack of exercise may be at least partly to blame.

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Adopted Canadian woman's search for birth family

Adopted as a baby by a Canadian family, Judith Morency returned to Haiti to find her parents.

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US officer plunges into frozen pond to rescue boy

The sheriff's deputy in Utah smashed ice and plunged in to save the boy on Christmas Day.

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The White House's famous magnolia tree to be cut down

The magnolia tree has survived 39 presidencies but will be cut down due to decay.

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Corey Lewandowski accused of sexual assault by Joy Villa

Singer Joy Villa files charges against the president's former campaign manager.

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Jerusalem: Israel plans 'Trump station' near Western Wall

The transport minister wants to dig a railway tunnel under the Old City to the Western Wall.

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Dogs play in snow-hit US city

Snow sweeps through US states from Midwest to Northeast, breaking snowfall records in some parts.

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Tesla's Elon Musk promises pick-up truck and new features

Elon Musk promises a pick-up truck and a range of new features for existing Tesla vehicles.

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Barack Obama on how he felt after Trump's inauguration

Barack Obama opens up about how he felt after Donald Trump's inauguration as US president.

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Obama warns against 'irresponsible' social media use

The ex-president was quizzed for the BBC by Prince Harry, in his first interview since leaving office.

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Snow emergency in US town after huge storm

A heavy storm brings a record amount of snow in the US city of Erie, burying homes and cars.

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Pennsylvania woman gets $284bn electricity bill

A woman gets a shock of her life after receiving an erroneous electricity bill for $284,460,000,000.

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Generational challenge

Here's how a 202-year-old American sail-making business grew and evolved to what it is today.

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Manuel Burga: Peruvian ex-Fifa official cleared of corruption

Peru's Manuel Burga was one of about 40 football officials charged in the US over corruption.

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White Christmas sweeps US states

Snow storms sweep states from Midwest to Northeast, breaking snowfall records in some parts.

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Sea smoke phenomenon on Lake Superior, Minnesota

Footage captures the Christmas Day scene over Lake Superior, US.

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Justine Damond death: Police remove white nationalist memorial

Justine Damond was shot by a Somali-American police officer after reporting a suspected crime near her home.

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Canada expels Venezuela diplomat in tit-for-tat move

Canada says it will continue to work to apply pressure on 'the anti-democratic Maduro regime'.

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Canadian Sound of Music star dies

Heather Menzies-Urich's son Ryan said she was diagnosed with brain cancer four weeks ago.

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Serena Williams to make comeback in Abu Dhabi after giving birth

Former world number one Serena Williams will play her first match since giving birth in September in Abu Dhabi next week.

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Vice admits 'boy's club' culture fostered sexual harassment

The punk magazine-turned-media empire faces accusations of workplace harassment and sexism.

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