Whistleblower gets biggest US payout

The US Securities and Exchange Commission reveals it has awarded a record $30m payout to an anonymous whistleblower who lives outside the US.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 2:55 pm

US student killed by black bear

A New Jersey university student was killed after being mauled by a black bear, in what official called an extremely rare attack on a human.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 2:49 pm

White House intruder had ammo in car

The man who broke into the White House on Friday had 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in his car, officials say.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 2:40 pm

New clues in 'police killer' hunt

Police searching for a man accused of killing a police officer say the have found new evidence which could lead them to his hiding place.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 1:49 pm

Missing Afghans found at US border

Three Afghan soldiers who went missing after a military exercise have been found, US media reports

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 12:31 pm

VIDEO: Sister's 'mercy' plea to IS kidnappers

Dr Fawzia Siddiqui, the sister of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, who is in jail in the US for the attempted murder of an FBI agent, appeals for mercy to be shown by the IS kidnappers of British aid worker Alan Henning and other hostages.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 12:09 pm

VIDEO: What matters most where you live?

The downsides to living in so-called paradise

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 10:43 am

Alibaba 'breaks share sale record'

Chinese internet giant Alibaba has raised $25bn in its share flotation, according to US media, making it the largest initial public offering in history.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 10:39 am

Hannah police issue arrest warrant

Police searching for a missing British-born student in Virginia issue an arrest warrant for a man they believe is the last person to see her.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 10:37 am

Climate protest: Big deal or big dud?

Hundreds of thousands of marchers took to the streets of New York City on Sunday to call for action on climate change. Views differ on whether it will make a difference.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 9:57 am

Climate protest: Big deal or big dud?

Success of massive climate march remains in doubt

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 9:57 am

eBay criticised as hacks continue

Leading security researchers call on eBay to take immediate action over dangerous listings - as more security problems arise.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 8:58 am

New chapter in Rob Ford soap opera

Toronto mayor's enemies unite with him in new battle

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 6:50 am

Rockefellers to divest fossil fuels

The Rockefeller family, which made its fortune from oil, is to sell its investments in fossil fuels and put money into clean energy.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 6:26 am

VIDEO: Is the UN still fit for purpose?

As global leaders gather in New York for the General Assembly the current wave of global crises has also raised questions about the UN's ability to deal with them all.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 12:07 am

VIDEO: Overcooked? The hi-tech smart pan

The pan that aims to eliminate guesswork from cooking

Posted by on 21 September 2014 | 10:03 pm

World leaders flock to UN General Assembly

World leaders head for annual whirlwind get-together at UN

Posted by on 21 September 2014 | 6:23 pm

Global protests over climate change

Thousands march in New York as part of 2,000 protests taking place around the world to demand urgent action on climate change.

Posted by on 21 September 2014 | 5:42 pm

GM recalls cars over brake defect

American car giant General Motors recalls more than 220,000 vehicles, mainly in the US and Canada, due to a brake defect.

Posted by on 21 September 2014 | 4:35 pm

Molten metal batteries for the grid

Engineers have invented a battery made of three liquefied metals, which they say is efficient and cheap enough to store power on the electric grid.

Posted by on 21 September 2014 | 12:50 pm

How to go viral at Fashion Week

How to go viral at New York fashion week

Posted by on 20 September 2014 | 6:35 pm

Detroit cuts off water for families

Detroit cuts off water to non-payers of bills

Posted by on 20 September 2014 | 6:30 pm

Black America and the spanking debate

Racism, spankings and an American legacy

Posted by on 20 September 2014 | 6:27 pm

VIDEO: Cheetah cubs unveiled in San Diego

A pair of three-week-old cheetah cubs are unveiled at San Diego Zoo's Safari Park.

Posted by on 20 September 2014 | 6:00 pm

VIDEO: Guilty pleas in US embassy bombings

An Egyptian man accused of helping to plan the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania has pleaded guilty in federal court in New York.

Posted by on 19 September 2014 | 8:45 pm