Trump presidency: Your questions answered

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Image copyrightAP Donald Trump’s election as the next US president, along with a Republican-controlled Congress, brings with it an avalanche of questions about the election itself – and about what happens next. From health insurance to same-sex marriage, global warming and Obamacare – American citizens and people around the world want to know what the […]

How common is Trump’s $1 salary?

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Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption President-elect Donald Trump says he will forgo his $400,000 (£319,500) salary President-elect Donald Trump has announced he will give up his presidential salary of $400,000 (£319,500) and take just $1 a year. He revealed his plan to receive nominal pay during an interview with 60 Minutes’ Lesley Stahl on CBS News. […]

David Sillito: How the media created President Trump

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Image copyrightReutersImage caption Trump’s triumph confounded pollsters, pundits and the mainstream media What part did the media, both mainstream and alternative, play in Donald Trump’s election success? On 30 September 2016, the San Diego Union Tribune made history. For the first time in its 148-year history it endorsed a Democrat candidate, Hillary Clinton. It was […]

Dog rescues boy from tumble dryer

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Dog rescues boy from tumble dryer 15 November 2016 Last updated at 05:06 GMT A five-year-old boy who was trapped in a tumble dryer had his life saved by his pet, according to the family. Riley Gedge-Duffy became stuck in the machine until Teddy the cockapoo sounded the […]

New Zealand earthquake: CCTV shows the moment it struck

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Media playback is unsupported on your device New Zealand earthquake: CCTV shows the moment it struck 14 November 2016 Last updated at 17:44 GMT CCTV footage has emerged showing the force of the earthquake that hit New Zealand on Monday, killing at least two people. Video from inside a golf shop in Wellington shows clubs […]

Ukraine MPs throw punches in parliament

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Ukraine MPs throw punches in parliament 15 November 2016 Last updated at 08:02 GMT A fight broke out between two MPs in Ukraine when one party leader accused another of working with the Kremlin. Opposition Party leader Yuriy Boyko jumped up and threw punches at Oleh Lyashko, the […]

Prostate cancer: ‘Take more than cancer to beat me’

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Prostate cancer: ‘Take more than cancer to beat me’ 15 November 2016 Last updated at 10:59 GMT Prostate cancer is the most common male cancer. One in ten who have the disease had a symptom for more than a year before going to the GP, according to the […]

Chernobyl disaster: Time-lapse footage of huge shield

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Chernobyl disaster: Time-lapse footage of huge shield 14 November 2016 Last updated at 19:39 GMT Work has begun at Chernobyl in Ukraine to move a giant shield over the remains of the reactor, which lost its roof in a catastrophic explosion in 1986. The concrete and steel arch […]

Cow escapes Australian cattle ship and swims for freedom

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Cow escapes Australian cattle ship and swims for freedom 15 November 2016 Last updated at 10:10 GMT A runaway cow swam to freedom while being loaded onto a cattle ship in Western Australia. The brave bovine was guided to shore before finally being caught on a railway line […]