Texan kills himself with gun while taking selfie

2015-09-02 22:24

Police say a 19-year-old Texan accidentally killed himself while taking a selfie posing with a gun.

Clinton proposes $7.5bn fund to fight addiction

2015-09-02 18:56

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has laid out a plan for fighting drug and alcohol addiction in the United States, including a new $7.5bn federal fund to help states tackle a problem afflicting 23 million Americans.

Terror hero: Yeah, but can he dance?

2015-09-02 18:26

One of the US soldiers who tackled a gun-wielding man on board a high-speed train in France, will be put to another test of grace and agility on the US television programme Dancing With the Stars.

Southwest jet diverts due to 'agressive' passengers

2015-09-02 14:08

Six people face federal charges after the cabin crew and passengers of a Southwest Airlines flight say they behaved in such an aggressive and hostile manner that the flight made an unscheduled landing.

Can Clinton candidacy unravel over her e-mails?

2015-09-02 12:56

She remains Democrats' best hope, for now to retain the White House, but Hillary Clinton has failed to shake an unremitting e-mail scandal that has dragged down her trustworthiness and upended her campaign.

Colorado man faces felony charges for shooting black bear cubs

2015-09-02 11:30

A Colorado man may face criminal charges after shooting two black bear cubs in the foothills west of Denver, killing one of them and forcing wildlife officials to euthanise the other, authorities say.

Police in Illinois hunt for 3 suspects after officer killed

2015-09-02 09:36

Police in helicopters, with dogs and armed with rifles are conducting a massive manhunt in northern Illinois after an officer was fatally shot while pursuing a group of men.

Obama tours glacier to highlight march of climate change

2015-09-02 07:52

US President Barack Obama viewed Alaska's monumental Exit Glacier, in a bid to drive home the impact climate change is already having on America.

Obama urges climate action, or else...

2015-09-01 19:46

US President Barack Obama has urged an international conference on the Arctic to unite now to slow climate change, or else face a dire future.


Alaska's tallest mountain gets old name back

2015-09-02 19:56

New measurements have trimmed the official elevation of Alaska's Denali, North America's tallest peak.

Obama gets votes to uphold Iran nuclear deal

2015-09-02 18:56

US President Barack Obama has secured enough votes in the US Senate to ensure the nuclear deal with Iran cannot be blocked by Congress.

US private payrolls rise misses expectations

2015-09-02 16:00

US private employers have added fewer workers in August, but the labour market momentum remains strong enough for the Fed Reserve to consider a rate hike.

SA hunting reserve caters to bow and arrow hunters

2015-09-02 13:58

At South African hunting reserve, US bow hunters lie in wait for antelope and other wildlife.

Missouri executes man for 1989 killing

2015-09-02 12:56

The state of Missouri executed a man for taking part in a kidnapping and murder decades ago.

US calls for release of Chinese rights activists

2015-09-02 10:27

The US has urged Chinese authorities to release a dozen human rights and religious freedom defenders detained during a recent visit by a top US diplomat.

Trial begins for US officer charged with abusing Indian man

2015-09-02 09:36

An Alabama police officer is on trial on a federal charge of using excessive force against an Indian man who was thrown down and partially paralysed during a confrontation in a suburban neighbourhood.

Police officer shot dead in Chicago, manhunt under way

2015-09-01 20:36

A police officer who was pursuing three suspects on foot in a Chicago suburb, has been shot and killed, news reports say.

Clinton, aides aware of e-mail secrecy issues

2015-09-01 16:56

Hillary Clinton and her aides at the US State Department were acutely aware of the need to protect sensitive information when discussing international affairs over e-mail.

Cees Bruggemans: Zuma fingers private sector – real story lies overseas

2015-09-01 13:32

Cees Bruggemans questions President Jacob Zuma's claims that the responsibility of a failing government is now at the hands of the private sector.

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