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Covid vaccines: Tourists head to the US to get vaccinated

Some tourists are spending thousands of dollars to travel to the US to get a coronavirus vaccine.

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Gilgamesh tablet: US authorities take ownership of artefact

The Gilgamesh Dream Tablet was imported illegally into the US before being bought by Hobby Lobby.

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Key moments from first hearing of Capitol riot inquiry

Police officers gave emotional testimony about their struggles during the riot to US lawmakers.

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The black immigrant who challenged US segregation – nearly 190 years ago

A black Brazilian immigrant was the first person in US history to challenge segregation in a courtroom

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DaBaby’s HIV and gay comments ‘perpetuate discrimination’

The rapper made false claims about the life expectancy of people with HIV at a US festival.

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US combat forces to leave Iraq by end of year

The move, while largely symbolic, could provide a domestic boost to both the US and Iraqi leaders.

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China accuses US of oppressing Beijing in high-level talks

Senior Washington and Beijing officials clash on issues including sanctions, tariffs and human rights.

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How US military pullback in Iraq could benefit Iran

The withdrawal of remaining US combat troops could help Iran achieve its ambitions.

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Covid-19: Recent claims about cremations and vaccines fact-checked

Debunking claims shared widely on social media about cremations in the UK and US vaccine statistics.

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Covid: Fauci says US heading in wrong direction as cases rise

President Joe Biden’s top medical adviser says cases are rising in areas with low vaccination rates.

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Jackie Mason, rabbi turned comedian, dies aged 93

The famed US stand-up comedian and actor voiced Krusty the Clown’s father in The Simpsons.

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China imposes sanctions on US officials

The sanctions are in response to recent US sanctions on Chinese officials in Hong Kong.

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Jeff Bezos and Sir Richard Branson not yet astronauts, US says

The US government has tightened rules on which space-goers can claim their astronaut wings.

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US fires: Inside a US fire truck driving through a wildfire

As burning ash pelts their vehicle, video shows firefighters in California drive through the flames.

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Las Vegas murder case cracked with smallest ever amount of DNA

Just 15 cells’ worth of DNA was used to track down the man suspected of killing a US girl in 1989.

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US border agents seize 15 giant snails

The giant African land snail is known to destroy local ecosystems and can cause meningitis in humans.

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Tokyo Olympics: Black bear at softball arena still not caught out

There are no fans at the Azuma Stadium in Fukushima for the Olympic softball tournament, but US players are keeping their eyes out for a ticketless intruder.

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Covid: Where and why is the US vaccine rollout slowing down?

Vaccinations in the US are slowing as infections rise – we’ve looked at where and why this is happening.

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Monkeypox: More than 200 contacts tracked in US for rare disease

No instances of the rare disease had been recorded in the US since 2003.

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Thomas Barrack: Top Trump aide accused of working as foreign agent

Thomas Barrack is alleged to have lobbied the US government on behalf of the United Arab Emirates.

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Climate change: US pushes China to make faster carbon cuts

US climate envoy John Kerry says help from China is needed to avoid a dangerous rise in heat.

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China accused of cyber-attack on Microsoft Exchange servers

The UK, US and EU have accused China of carrying out an attack on Microsoft Exchange email servers.

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Global shares slide amid Covid economic recovery fears

Stock markets in the UK, the US and Europe fall on concerns that rising cases may impede a recovery.

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Oregon Bootleg Fire: Evacuations as largest US fire burns 300,000 acres

The Bootleg Fire has burned an area larger than New York City and forced thousands to evacuate.

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‘Havana syndrome’-like mystery illness affects Vienna US diplomats

The Biden administration is investigating cases of so-called “Havana syndrome” among US officials.

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Canada’s vaccination rate overtakes US

Canada had a slow start on vaccinations compared to its neighbour but has now caught up to the US.

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Ros Atkins on… the North America heat waves

Ros Atkins explains the link between climate change and recent heat waves in the US and Canada.

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Lil Durk: Grammy-nominated US rapper in shootout with intruders

The Grammy-nominated star, who recently topped the US album chart, was not injured in the incident.

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Britney Spears wants to press charges against father over ‘conservatorship abuse’

The pop star tells a US court “I’m angry”, as a judge rules she can now hire her own lawyer.

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Angela Merkel and four US presidents

The German chancellor, who first took office in the Bush era, makes a farewell visit to Washington DC.