Capturing black life on Instagram

Capturing black life on Instagram

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 10:31 pm

Killing of top Taliban 'ineffective'

A secret CIA report released by Wikileaks says strikes against Taliban leaders have had little impact on the group.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 8:33 pm

Should students carry guns on campus?

The battle for guns at university

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 7:45 pm

US Secret Service is too 'insular'

The agency guarding the US president is too insular and must recruit its next head externally, a review prompted by a White House security breach says.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 6:49 pm

Sony hack is 'US security issue'

The cyber attack on Sony that forced a major film release to be pulled is being viewed as a national security matter, the White House says.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 6:49 pm

Two US states sue over marijuana

Nebraska and Oklahoma are asking the US Supreme Court to nullify a 2012 law that made marijuana legal in the US state of Colorado.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 3:53 pm

'Slenderman' accused to stand trial

Both girls accused of stabbing a Wisconsin classmate in order to please an online fictional character are competent to stand trial, a judge says.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 3:46 pm

US Congress threat to Cuba thaw

Opponents of President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy threaten to block his efforts to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years of hostility.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 12:55 pm

Viewpoint: Obama secures Latin legacy

Cuba policy secures Obama a Latin legacy

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 12:53 pm

A comedy of terrors - in four acts

How a satirical film was forced off screen is no laughing matter

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 12:18 pm

US-Cuba deal has vocal critics

Not everyone is happy with the news that the US and Cuba are working toward normalised diplomatic relations. Critics worry that the US gave away too much and will weaken allies around the globe.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 11:07 am

US-Cuba deal has vocal critics

Will critics torpedo US-Cuba deal?

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 11:07 am

Boston bombing suspect in court

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appears in a US court for the first time since July 2013, ahead of his trial in January.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 9:51 am

US probes $2m Uganda 'currency scam'

US authorities have arrested an American in Uganda for allegedly leading a large international counterfeiting ring.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 9:42 am

Mumps outbreak hits NHL teams

An outbreak of the highly contagious disease mumps sweeps through teams in the National Hockey League, with at least five teams affected.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 7:07 am

Man finds Elizabeth Gallagher for trip

A Canadian man finds a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend to travel with after booking a three-week holiday before they split up.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 5:38 am

US boy's 1944 conviction overturned

A judge has overturned the conviction of a 14-year-old black boy sent to the electric chair for murder more than 70 years ago.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 4:13 am

'Ringing' rock arches recorded

America's huge humming arches

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 7:51 pm

US stocks surge on Fed statement

The US Federal Reserve leaves interest rates on hold and says it "can be patient" over any decision to raise them, sending stocks higher.

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 5:52 pm

VIDEO: 'Buddhist bug' art explores difference

Performance artist Anida Yoeu Ali's Buddhist bug series aims to answer questions about religion, identity and difference

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 5:19 pm

VIDEO: US and Cuba: 60 years in 60 seconds

How US and Cuba got to the 'thaw' of 2014

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 4:31 pm

CIA interrogations: 'No place' for psychologists?

'No place' for psychologists in CIA interrogations?

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 1:18 pm

VIDEO: Season of cheer for US economy?

After two days of discussion the Federal Reserve may acknowledge the US economy is finally doing better, but will this mean they are ready to raise interest rates?

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 4:21 am

VIDEO: US shooting suspect found dead

Police in Pennsylvania have found the body of a former marine accused of killing his ex-wife and some of her relatives.

Posted by on 16 December 2014 | 10:03 pm

VIDEO: The boy who can't forget Star Wars

The boy destined to play Star Wars

Posted by on 16 December 2014 | 6:00 pm