Obama in S Korea amid nuclear fears

US President Barack Obama visits Seoul amid concerns North Korea may be planning a fourth nuclear test.

Posted by on 25 April 2014 | 4:27 am

Russia 'destabilising' Ukraine - US

The US accuses Russia of "deception and destabilisation" in eastern Ukraine, warning of further sanctions unless Moscow defuses the crisis.

Posted by on 25 April 2014 | 3:58 am

VIDEO: Girl gives father's CV to First Lady

A young girl offered US First Lady Michelle Obama her father's CV during questions at the White House's Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

Posted by on 25 April 2014 | 12:52 am

New hearing for Briton in US prison

A US judge orders a hearing to consider new evidence relating to the 1987 double-murder conviction of a British businessman in Miami.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 11:06 pm

VIDEO: 11 children hurt in school bus crash

Eleven children and their driver were injured when a school bus hit a curb and slammed into trees in southern California.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 9:47 pm

Tech giants settle hiring court case

Four of the biggest technology firms - Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe - settle a class action case alleging they conspired to hold down salaries.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 8:38 pm

Sailor who died in Tanzania named

A sailor who died in Tanzania while en route to Canada for scheduled leave is identified as Leading Seaman Brandon South.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 8:16 pm

VIDEO: US attitudes on affirmative action

A two-minute guide to US views on affirmative action

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 7:36 pm

VIDEO: Soldier's widow runs to cope with grief

War widow pounds streets to cope with grief

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 6:35 pm

Girl gives father's CV to Mrs Obama

A young girl offered US First Lady Michelle Obama her father's CV during questions at the White House's Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 5:35 pm

VIDEO: Obama plays football with Asimo robot

President Obama plays football with a humanoid robot in Tokyo as part of his four-nation Asia tour.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 5:05 pm

US medics killed in Kabul attack

Three American medical staff are shot dead by a policeman guarding a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 4:26 pm

Impeach governor for gay marriage move?

What in the World: Missouri Governor Jay Nixon faces challenge over gay marriage issue, Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "rotten" legacy, reaction to Turkish president's "condolences" to Armenian people.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 3:58 pm

Plane stowaway 'going to Somalia'

The father of a US teenager who stowed away in a wheel well on a flight to Hawaii has said his son was unhappy at school and trying to return to Somalia.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 3:38 pm

Oklahoma plans same-day executions

Two death row inmates who lost a challenge to Oklahoma's execution law will be put to death in a rare same-day double execution, the governor says.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 1:23 pm

US seeks e-cigarette restrictions

The US Food and Drug Administration is seeking minimum age restrictions and warnings on e-cigarettes because of uncertainties over their impact on health.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 10:51 am

VIDEO: Bollywood heads to America

For the first time the International Indian Film Academy awards will be held in the United States.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 10:43 am

US to propose 'fast lane' net rules

New net neutrality rules will be published next month with some saying FCC will end principle of equal traffic for all.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 7:59 am

Warhol works found on Amiga disks

A dozen previously unknown works created by Andy Warhol have been recovered from 30-year-old Amiga disks.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 6:24 am

Shakespeare's birds cause US trouble

How a Shakespeare enthusiast helped starlings invade America

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 4:11 am

Tarantino Gawker case dismissed

A judge dismisses Quentin Tarantino's attempt to sue gossip website Gawker for $1m for helping to leak his The Hateful Eight screenplay.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 4:00 am

How Mexican mothers identify sons lost on the trek to the US

How Mexican mothers identify sons lost on the trek to the US

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 7:11 pm

VIDEO: NYPD's Twitter campaign backfires

NYPD asked followers to tweet a photo of themselves with officers and add the hashtag "myNYPD" as part of a social media campaign.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 4:47 pm

Forget Silicon Valley, meet Silicon Bali

Firms ditching the US and Europe for tropical paradise

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 2:00 pm

Obama's Asia tour 'reassures allies'

Obama's visit to Asia 'reassures US allies'

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 1:14 pm