Twin corruption probes at Fifa

Six football officials are arrested on corruption charges at governing body Fifa, as Swiss prosecutors launch a criminal case into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids.

Posted by on 27 May 2015 | 4:15 am

Southern US flooding toll rises

At least 17 people are killed and dozens injured in the US states of Oklahoma and Texas following record rainfall over the weekend.

Posted by on 27 May 2015 | 12:48 am

Only men at your event? This blog will shame you

The blog calling out gender imbalance on panels

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 8:49 pm

VIDEO: Ice skating on Havana's waterfront

Ice skating in Havana's waterfront

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 8:37 pm

The man who hid behind a trail name

How a US hiking tradition helped hide a fugitive

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 8:11 pm

Violent Baltimore sees fewer arrests

The number of arrests made by Baltimore police in May has plummeted as shootings and homicides have dramatically increased.

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 7:13 pm

VIDEO: Iraqi forces 'lack leadership'

Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Admiral James Stavridis says Iraqi forces lack leadership in fight against IS

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 6:24 pm

Obama loses immigration appeal

A US court rules President Barack Obama's plans to protect almost five million illegal immigrants from deportation must stay on hold.

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 4:18 pm

Strict oversight for Cleveland police

The Cleveland police department, which has been criticised for aggressive tactics against African Americans, agrees to strict US reforms.

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 2:50 pm

'Free' university education in the US?

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is proposing a $70bn programme to pay university tuition for all young Americans. Will his proposal make Hillary Clinton embrace 'debt-free college'?

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 2:31 pm

VIDEO: Aerial footage of swamped Houston

The mayor of Houston has asked the governor of Texas to declare the city a disaster area after flash floods left at least two people dead and turned streets into rivers.

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 1:42 pm

Charter to buy Time Warner Cable

Charter Communications agrees to buy media giant Time Warner Cable in a deal which values the company at $78.7bn.

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 12:11 pm

BB King's death to be investigated

Blues legend BB King's death is investigated after his daughters claim he was deliberately given medication to induce diabetic shock.

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 11:24 am

US-bound flights targeted by threats

Fighter jets escort a New York-bound Air France airliner, one of several commercial planes flying to the US subjected to anonymous threats.

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 6:46 am

Will truckers lose out to software?

Is the lorry driver of the future a piece of software?

Posted by on 25 May 2015 | 6:03 pm

VIDEO: Many homes destroyed in US floods

Devastating floods have hit southern and central parts of the United States, killing three people and forcing thousands to leave their homes.

Posted by on 25 May 2015 | 2:03 pm

Canadians face midwife shortages

A Canadian province's dire shortage of midwives

Posted by on 24 May 2015 | 6:15 pm

VIDEO: US policeman cleared over deaths

A US police officer who climbed onto the hood of a car and fired repeatedly at its unarmed occupants has been acquitted of manslaughter charges.

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 10:37 pm

Can California learn to live with drought?

Can California learn to live with drought?

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 6:49 pm

VIDEO: World's oldest woman turns 116

An American woman, said to be the oldest person in the world, is celebrating her 116th birthday on Saturday.

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 4:45 am

VIDEO: The view from One World Trade Center

The observatory of New York's One World Trade Center, which was built on the site of the twin towers destroyed in the 9/11 attacks, opens for visitors this month.

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 11:20 am

McDonald's faces worker protests

Thousands of workers and union supporters protest outside McDonald's headquarters, as the fast food firm continues to face wage pressure.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 4:48 pm

VIDEO: Letterman's final Late Show goodbye

David Letterman has presented his last edition of his late night talk show.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 4:36 am

VIDEO: Closing the tech gender gap

In Silicon Valley men traditionally dominate, but all-women projects to help support and mentor entrepreneurs are having an impact.

Posted by on 20 May 2015 | 11:18 pm

VIDEO: California oil spill spans nine miles

Two oil slicks, stretching nine miles, have formed off the coast of southern California in the US, after an onshore pipeline ruptured.

Posted by on 20 May 2015 | 7:43 pm