Rita Ora loved performing for the Obama family

2014-12-17 17:00

Rita Ora has admitted it was an ''indescribable honour'' to perform Do They Know It's Christmas for the Obama family.

13 years after attacks, US still embroiled in terrorism fight

2014-09-12 10:23

A moment of silence across the US has marked the commemoration ceremonies for the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001 that killed nearly 3 000 people.

Michelle Obama: Blood of Africa runs through my veins

2014-07-30 21:46

First lady Michelle Obama has embraced her family's African roots in a speech, telling a group of young Africans that the "blood of Africa" runs through her veins.

I won't go into politics, Michelle Obama says

2014-06-24 10:10

US First Lady Michelle Obama says she won’t go into politics after leaving the White House, dismissing rumours she might follow in the footsteps of predecessor Hillary Clinton.

Abductions an 'unconscionable' act - Michelle Obama

2014-05-10 14:54

The mass kidnapping of schoolgirls in Nigeria is an "unconscionable act" of terror against the education of girls, US First Lady Michelle Obama says.

US first lady stresses freedom of speech in China

2014-03-22 17:01

US First Lady Michelle Obama has told students in the Chinese capital that freedom of speech and religion and access to information should be universal rights.

U2, Timberlake, Obama to appear on new Fallon show

2014-02-11 17:00

Jimmy Fallon is premiering his new show with a bang. U2, Michelle Obama, Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga will appear in the first week of the new show.

Michelle Obama would be a better mom to Justin Bieber

2014-02-10 14:19

She wouldn't whip his butt. Instead, she would sit him down and have a good parent to child talk.

Michelle Obama won't rule out plastic surgery

2014-01-15 22:00

Michelle Obama turns 50 later this week, and she isn't ruling out future use of plastic surgery or Botox.

Oxford reveals the word of the year

2013-11-19 08:53

Kim Kardashian shared one of her post-pregnancy body and Michelle Obama shared one with her "first dog" Bo - can you guess what the word of the year is?


It's a fashion fight between two unlikely competitors... Mrs Obama and Kim K!

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SA lacks international business brand

2013-10-24 19:39

There is no clear perception of brand SA's business image in international media coverage, according to a study.

Obamas welcome Malala to Oval Office

2013-10-12 07:25

US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have welcomed Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai to the Oval Office.

Shutdown takes toll on White House operations

2013-10-08 13:03

Now in its second week, the partial government shutdown has taken its toll on the White House, where about 3 of 4 staffers have been furloughed.


World's most powerful women

2013-09-02 16:15

These inspiring women aren't only some of the richest, but are also the Top 10 most powerful in the world according to a new list by Forbes.

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Obamas new dog 'Sunny' welcomed

2013-08-20 11:07

President Barack Obama and his family have welcomed a playful new addition to the White House on Monday - a dog called Sunny.

First Lady raps for healthy eating

2013-08-14 09:34

US First Lady Michelle Obama has teamed up with rap and hip hop stars to promote healthy eating and exercise in a series of music videos being released online.


Amanda Bynes has given new meaning to the word 'ugly', and the list of celebrities that have fallen under her Twitter gaze just keeps on growing.

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Obamas leave Africa

2013-07-02 12:37

US President Barack Obama and his family ended their three-nation tour of Africa in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. See pictures of the Obamas boarding Air Force One.

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Obama set to end Africa tour

2013-07-02 09:57

President Barack Obama is set to end his Africa tour with an unusual double act with his predecessor George W Bush, whose HIV/Aids programme saved millions of lives on the continent.


Barack and Michelle's first date to become a blockbuster

2014-12-09 16:38

An independent film that will dramatise President Barack Obama's first date with Michelle Obama is in development.

Michelle Obama turns it up with a turnip!

2014-10-16 15:00

US first lady Michelle Obama goes the extra mile for her anti-obesity campaign by busting out her dance moves... with a turnip.

Michelle Obama campaigns in Georgia Senate race

2014-09-09 10:32

First lady Michelle Obama has debuted on the 2014 campaign trail in Georgia, where Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is working to pick up a key seat for Democrats.

Michelle Obama encourages kids to drink more water

2014-07-24 13:50

US first lady Michelle Obama recently announced new partnerships with companies to emphasise increased access to water rather than bottled water consumption.

Obamas want daughters to experience minimum wage

2014-06-20 14:35

Barack Obama and wife Michelle both worked minimum-wage jobs before they got law degrees: a character-building experience they said they also want their teenage daughters to share.

Nigerian army reacts to kidnapping

2014-05-10 22:00

Nigeria's Army has sent two divisions to hunt for 200 schoolgirls abducted last month by Islamist rebels.

Huawei denounces US spying activities

2014-03-23 14:00

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has condemned alleged US National Security Agency infiltration and spying on its corporate network revealed by a German magazine.

Michelle Obama would be a better mom to Justin Bieber

2014-02-20 13:30

She wouldn't whip his butt. Instead, she would sit him down and have a good parent to child talk.

Michelle Obama uses film to make pitch for education

2014-01-16 18:00

First lady Michelle Obama is turning a film about two inner-city boys left to fend for themselves into a call for the nation to do more to help young people get the support they need to make it to and through college.

Obama selfie at Mandela memorial goes viral

2013-12-10 21:05

US President Barack Obama may have moved the masses attending Nelson Mandela's memorial service with his stirring eulogy, but it was his grinning "selfie" with the Danish and British premiers that set social networks abuzz.

Kanye: Kim is fashion queen over Michelle Obama

2013-10-30 09:23

In a recent interview with Ryan Seacrest, Kanye West said that Kim Kardashian is more of a fashion trendsetter than Michelle Obama.

Obama, Pakistani PM Sharif vow co-operation

2013-10-24 07:35

President Barack Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have pledged co-operation on the security issues, but sources of tension briefly bubbled to the surface during their meeting.

Who will Adele choose? Kate Moss or Michelle Obama?

2013-10-11 21:30

Adele has to choose between singing for Kate Moss or Michelle Obama's birthday, as they are only a day apart.

Music event postponed due to Navy shooting

2013-09-17 15:04

The White House has decided to postpone the taping of a programme celebrating Latin music, citing a shooting at a Navy complex in the heart of the capital that left at least 13 people dead.


World's most powerful women

2013-08-28 12:45

These inspiring women aren't only some of the richest, but are also the Top 10 most powerful in the world according to a new list by Forbes.

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Obama back at White House after vacation

2013-08-19 10:54

President Barack Obama has returned to the White House, ending his eight-day summer vacation at exclusive Martha's Vineyard off the US east coast.

Obama congratulates Kate & Will

2013-07-23 08:41

US President Barack Obama says the new British prince has been born "at a time of promise and opportunity" between Britain and the United States.

Amanda Bynes calls Obamas ugly

2013-07-09 08:59

Amanda Bynes has lashed out at the President and First Lady of the United States, Barack and Michelle Obama, calling them "ugly" on Twitter.


Obama meets Bush in Tanzania

2013-07-02 10:57

US President Barack Obama has met with his predecessor George W Bush in Tanzania in an appearance the White House says is proof that both parties care about Africa.

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Obama, Bush to meet in Tanzania

2013-07-01 15:10

The White House says President Barack Obama and former president George W Bush will meet while both leaders are in Tanzania.

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