In the midst of a US government shutdown, as Senators try desperately to reach a political compromise, callers to the White House public comment line got an unusual answering message...
The actress, who is nominated with her cast for The Handmaid's Tale, explains the importance of speaking about women's empowerment
Former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh was accused by human rights groups of a violent crackdown against many of his own people during his 22 years in power. But since his departure, what is life like for a new generation of Gambians? BBC Minute asks three activists to provide an update on a nation in
Last autumn Belgian authorities invited Sudanese officials to identify Sudanese migrants living in Brussels and speed up deportation. But as reports emerge of torture on return to their home country, has this approach endangered those seeking refuge?
Trump's politics have been divisive in America, and it's no different for two women CBC News spoke to last year as his presidency began. Kim Wilson is a staunch Republican and Lorna Watt is a steadfast Democrat. Despite their different takes, the two have stayed in touch during a year that saw
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the Pikangikum First Nation, a community struggling with a suicide crisis and many other problems affecting young people and their mental health
The U.S. government is close to a shutdown and politicians are scrambling to strike a deal. At midnight, the government will run out of money — U.S. officials need to come to a compromise before then if they want to keep funding flowing
An Olympic-level coach has been accused of having affairs with his athletes. A former U.S. speed skater tells CBC News that she has come forward to Speed Skating Canada to report allegations that Canada's head coach, Michael Crowe, had sexual relationships with athletes during his time as a coach
Bruce McArthur, a Toronto man arrested in relation to the disappearances of Andrew Kinsman and Selim Esen, appeared in court today on first-degree murder charges. The bodies of the two men haven't been found but police say they have a good idea of how they died
The acquittal of three workers in the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster has brought mixed feelings to residents of the hard-hit community, some of whom are not convinced the right people were put on trial. Tom Harding, Richard Labrie and Jean Demaitre were acquitted on charges of criminal negligence in the
US lawmakers are racing against a midnight deadline to avert a government shutdown. The last shutdown occurred in 2013 and lased 16 days. The BBC spoke to federal workers to find out what happens if the lights are shut off.
A California start-up chaired by British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson is trying to turn the dream of a high-speed pod-and-tube transport system into a reality.The BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones travelled to Virgin Hyperloop One's test site in Nevada, US, to see how much progress it is making.
Drinking takeaway coffee is a way of life in many parts of the world. So why do Italians refuse to do it? Reporter: James ReynoldsVideo producer: Sofia Bettiza
As members of "Michigan Trump Republicans", these women have supported Donald Trump since his days as a candidate. Why do they think he's a strong president for women?
Three men facing charges in the Lac-Mégantic trial have been found not guilty. The railway workers had been charged with criminal negligence resulting in 47 deaths
A tow truck driver attempted to load a broken-down car when another vehicle slid out of control.Michigan state police released the video asking motorists to slow down.
Selwa Hussain, from Ilford, east London, needed a new heart but was too unwell for a transplant.She became the first woman in the UK to leave hospital with an artificial heart.
A year after millions took to the streets across the US and countries around the world, women's marches are being held in lots of cities this weekend.Here's what you need to know about where they are and what the protests are about.Video by Olivia Lace-Evans