CIA panned for Bin Laden death tweets

The US Central Intelligence Agency is criticised online for live-tweeting the killing of Osama Bin Laden as if it were happening today.

Posted by on 1 May 2016 | 9:31 pm

Climbers' bodies found after 16 years

The bodies of US climber Alex Lowe and cameraman David Bridges are found on Shishapangma in Tibet, 16 years after they were killed by an avalanche.

Posted by on 1 May 2016 | 9:11 pm

Oil services mega-merger called off

US oil services companies Halliburton and Baker Hughes abandon their proposed merger after resistance from regulators in the US and Europe.

Posted by on 1 May 2016 | 7:57 pm

Puerto Rico set to default on debt

Puerto Rico's governor says the territory will not make a debt repayment on Monday after a weekend of crunch talks to resolve the financial crisis end without a deal.

Posted by on 1 May 2016 | 6:36 pm

Superhero fans rally to keep The Flash's love interest black

Superhero fans rally to keep The Flash's love interest black

Posted by on 1 May 2016 | 6:10 pm

US cruise ship makes historic Cuba trip

An American cruise ship is sailing to Cuba from the United States, the first such trip in more than five decades.

Posted by on 1 May 2016 | 5:16 pm

Chemical leaks from US derailed train

A freight train derails in Washington DC, spilling hazardous liquid, but no injuries are reported and no evacuation orders are issued.

Posted by on 1 May 2016 | 2:13 pm

Obama's daughter Malia to go to Harvard

US President Barack Obama's elder daughter Malia will attend Harvard University in 2017, after taking a gap year.

Posted by on 1 May 2016 | 11:25 am

VIDEO: Obama stars in spoof retirement video

Barack Obama stars in spoof retirement video as he nears the end of his second term as President of the United States

Posted by on 1 May 2016 | 8:35 am

VIDEO: Precious three-minute hug on US border

Six families get chance to hug as the US-Mexico border in California opens for 20 minutes.

Posted by on 1 May 2016 | 4:36 am

Obama breaks out one-liners at dinner

Democrats and Republicans alike are the target of jokes by President Barack Obama in his last White House Correspondents' dinner before leaving office.

Posted by on 1 May 2016 | 3:51 am

US anti-Vietnam war priest dies aged 94

The American priest and poet Daniel Berrigan - famous for leading defiant protests against the Vietnam War - dies in New York aged 94.

Posted by on 30 April 2016 | 11:54 pm

VIDEO: Obama jokes about Clinton and Trump

President Obama makes jokes at the expense of Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and critics of his healthcare plan at his final White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Posted by on 30 April 2016 | 11:31 pm

What are US university 'honour codes'?

Raped as a student - and then accused of bad behaviour

Posted by on 30 April 2016 | 6:24 pm

VIDEO: Cregg makes surprise White House briefing

The actress Allison Janney, who played C.J. Cregg in the Emmy-award winning West Wing, made a surprise White House press briefing.

Posted by on 30 April 2016 | 8:05 am

Poet Walt Whitman health tips unearthed

A trove of health journalism by US literary giant Walt Whitman is being published after lying in obscurity more than 150 years.

Posted by on 30 April 2016 | 6:22 am

Obama: Eight years, eight jokes (almost)

Highlights from the previous seven White House Correspondents' Dinners

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 6:34 pm

How Beyonce became an 'albums artist'

How Beyonce gave up hit singles to become an albums artist

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 6:31 pm

The prank call crimewave

The online community who live stream their illegal calls

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 6:23 pm

VIDEO: Demonstrations near Trump rally

Hundreds of demonstrators have blocked traffic outside a venue in California where the Republican presidential hopeful, Donald Trump was holding a rally.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 3:39 am

VIDEO: Ted Cruz 'is Lucifer in the flesh'

US presidential hopeful Ted Cruz has been called "Lucifer in the flesh" by the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner.

Posted by on 28 April 2016 | 10:53 pm

VIDEO: Trump 'would drop the atomic bomb'

Donald Trump would "have the guts" to drop an atomic bomb, according to one of his supporters.

Posted by on 28 April 2016 | 7:03 pm

VIDEO: Jenner takes up Trump toilet offer

Caitlyn Jenner posts video of female toilet use after Donald Trump supported transgender right to choose which facility to use.

Posted by on 28 April 2016 | 4:22 pm

Womancard - the card that gives you less

Trump jibe about Clinton's electoral appeal inspires online humour

Posted by on 28 April 2016 | 11:49 am

Comcast to buy Dreamworks for $3.8bn

Comcast's NBCUniversal subsidiary announces it has agreed to buy DreamWorks Animation for $3.8bn

Posted by on 28 April 2016 | 8:38 am