US sanctions govt official in Zimbabwe

46 minutes ago

The US has sanctioned a government official and others in Zimbabwe for allegedly undermining democracy in the southern African nation.

Formerly conjoined twins leave hospital

2014-04-17 17:34

Twin boys who were born conjoined have been released from the Dallas hospital that's been their home since birth.

US jobless claims near pre-recession levels

2014-04-17 16:00

New applications for unemployment benefits held near their pre-recession levels, offering further evidence of the economy's underlying strength.

Russia, Ukraine sit down for crisis talks

2014-04-17 10:46

Russia and Ukraine will sit down for talks in Geneva, seeking to ease the crisis in the former Soviet republic after the US warned Moscow it must make concessions or face fresh sanctions.

US court throws out SA man's murder confession

2014-04-17 05:30

A South African man's apparent confession to four murders, which was videotaped by Texas Rangers after his arrest, has been thrown out by a US court.

Bloomberg arms US gun control with $50m

2014-04-16 20:48

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced plans to spend $50m this year on the fight to tighten gun control laws and counter America's powerful gun lobby.

For kids, moving can be mentally tough

2014-04-16 19:20

Moving to a new area may be hard on the mental health of children, especially adolescents, according to a new US study.

Man charged with hoax near marathon finish line

2014-04-16 14:38

A man who dropped a backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line has been charged with the possession of a hoax device and disorderly conduct.

Many questions about mom accused in infant deaths

2014-04-16 13:26

Investigators are seeking answers about why a Utah woman killed 6 babies and stored them in her garage.

Bitcoin exchange files for liquidation

2014-04-16 11:14

Defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has given up plans to rebuild under bankruptcy protection and has asked a Tokyo court to allow it to be liquidated.

Carlyle Group closes Africa fund

2014-04-16 10:00

Carlyle Group has closed its first sub-Saharan African fund after raising $698m, says the US private equity firm.

Hillary Clinton shoe thrower detained

2014-04-16 08:16

A federal magistrate has ordered a Phoenix woman to remain jailed until she is returned to Las Vegas to face charges alleging she threw a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton during a speech.

T rex settles into new home in US capital

2014-04-16 07:23

One of the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex specimens ever found has been moved into its new home in Washington.

US consumer inflation quickens in March

2014-04-15 19:00

Consumer prices increased by a seasonally adjusted 0.2% in March, according to data from the Bureau of Labour Statistics.

Study: A snack may save your marriage

2014-04-15 13:37

A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right.

Zim: EU insists on electoral reforms

2014-04-15 12:45

The EU has reportedly set the implementation of electoral reforms as a key requisite for Zimbabwe's full re-engagement with the bloc.

Obama assassination plotter sentenced to death for murder

2014-04-15 10:25

A US man with a history of mental illness has been sentenced to death by a jury for killing a hospice nurse as part of a plot to assassinate President Barack Obama.

Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

2014-04-15 08:02

The Washington Post and The Guardian has won the Pulitzer Prize in public service for revealing the US government's sweeping surveillance programmes in a blockbuster series of stories.

Supremacist suspect in attacks on Jewish sites

2014-04-14 22:39

The man accused of killing three people in attacks at Jewish-related sites in Kansa is a well-known white supremacist who has run for public office on a white power platform.

Police: US mom admitted to killing her 6 babies

2014-04-14 20:05

Authorities say a woman accused of killing six babies has told investigators that she either strangled or suffocated the children and then put them inside boxes in her garage.

Opponents carve anti-pipeline message into field

2014-04-14 16:33

Opponents of a proposed pipeline to carry Canadian oil south to the US Gulf Coast have carved a message of resistance into a Nebraska field in the project's path.

Obama offers condolences after Kansas shootings

2014-04-14 08:45

President Barack Obama is offering condolences to the families of those killed in Sunday's shootings outside a Jewish community centre and a retirement village in Kansas.

Supremacist ID'd as suspect in Kansas attacks

2014-04-14 07:50

A jail official says the man accused of killing three people outside Jewish sites in Kansas is Frazier Glenn Cross.

US man sits at corner with 'I AM A BULLY!' sign

2014-04-13 21:49

A man accused of harassing a neighbour and her disabled children had to sit at a street corner with a sign declaring that he's a bully, a requirement of his sentence.

China wants US action on IMF funding

2014-04-12 19:00

China has called on the US to approve by the end of the year funding for the IMF that is needed to carry out a reform programme that the leading agency adopted in 2010.


Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen

2014-04-17 21:10

The mix of 143 million litres of treated water and one teen's urine has proven unacceptable to officials in a US city who plan to flush away the whole lot.

Obama to boost tax revenues, cut deficits - CBO

2014-04-17 17:15

President Barack Obama's budget request would boost tax revenues by $1.4 trillion over 10 years and slash deficits by $1.05 trillion, the Congressional Budget Office says.

Teen in 'Jihad Jane' case to be sentenced

2014-04-17 13:57

A US judge is set to decide the prison sentence for Mohammad Hassan Khalid, a Pakistani immigrant high school student who pleaded guilty to providing assistance to al-Qaeda.

Vets turn to prosthetics to help legless pets

2014-04-17 08:28

More veterinarians are using wheelchairs, orthotics and prosthetics to improve the lives of dogs that have lost limbs to deformity, infection or accident, experts say.

Alleged serial killings highlight GPS limits

2014-04-16 22:15

Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon have proved not once, but twice, that GPS trackers worn by 100 000 freed criminals in the US can't stop criminal activity.

China could harm world economy growth - poll

2014-04-16 19:34

The world economy can expect steady growth at best, but any rapid slowdown in China could upset the still-unsteady progress, according to a Reuters poll.

Man charged with marathon hoax due in court

2014-04-16 17:00

The mother of a man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the anniversary of the bombings says her son has a mental disorder.

Oil prices advance on Ukraine, weak dollar

2014-04-16 13:29

Global oil prices have rallied on Ukraine tensions, the weak dollar and before weekly data about crude inventories in the US.

New Zealander killed in Yemen drone strike

2014-04-16 12:25

A New Zealander with terrorism links was killed in a US drone strike in Yemen last year, PM John Key says, with Canberra confirming that an Australian was also killed in the attack.

Supremacist faces charges in Jewish killings

2014-04-16 10:18

A white supremacist, charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites, has been brought into a video conference room in a wheelchair to make his first court appearance.

Calgary stabbings 'the worst mass slaying'

2014-04-16 09:13

A University of Calgary student has been charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party, the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city’s history, police say.

Backpacks detonated near Boston 2014 finish line

2014-04-16 08:16

US police have detonated two backpacks near the finish line of the Boston Marathon and arrested a suspect on the anniversary of last year's deadly bombings, media reports.

White supremacist charged with Kansas murders

2014-04-15 20:56

The suspect in the killings of three people at two Jewish facilities near Kansas City, has been charged with capital murder and first-degree premeditated murder.

Chief: Suspects wore GPS devices during killings

2014-04-15 16:25

California police chief says sex offenders wore GPS tracking devices during serial killings.

Judge considers staying Ohio gay marriage ruling

2014-04-15 13:31

A Judge who ordered Ohio officials to recognize out-of-state gay marriages is considering a stay of his decision pending appeal.

Boston bombing victims remembered, one year on

2014-04-15 11:25

One year after the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, the north-eastern US city will pay solemn tribute to the victims of the attack.

WikiLeaks source Manning denied clemency

2014-04-15 09:11

A US Army general has denied clemency to the soldier formerly known as Bradley Manning for leaking hundreds of thousands of documents to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, upholding a 35-year sentence.

US slams 'senseless' Nigeria bombing

2014-04-15 07:49

The US has condemned a bomb attack on a packed bus station in Nigeria which killed 71 people, and called for a full investigation.

Manning's conviction, 35-year sentence upheld

2014-04-14 21:04

An Army general is upholding Private Chelsea Manning's conviction and 35-year prison sentence for giving reams of classified US government information to WikiLeaks.

Obama: Religious violence has no place in US

2014-04-14 18:31

President Barack Obama has warned that religious violence had no place in US society after a gunman killed three people at a Jewish centre and retirement home.

Woman arrested after 7 dead babies found

2014-04-14 10:51

A US woman accused of killing seven babies she gave birth to over a decade has been arrested after police discovered the tiny bodies stuffed in cardboard boxes in a garage.

US gets to grips with feral cats

2014-04-14 08:35

Coast to coast, the Humane Society in the US estimates there are as many as 50 million feral cats, as various organisations call for the cats to be neutered.

3 dead after Kansas City shooting

2014-04-14 06:58

Three people have been shot and killed in suburban Kansas City, and a spokesperson for a local hospital says a 15-year-old boy is in critical condition.

US geologists link small quakes to fracking

2014-04-12 22:30

Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes to the intensely scrutinised drilling method called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

Megan Fox: I've always loved Michael Bay

2014-04-12 12:25

Megan Fox insists she has ''always loved'' film producer Michael Bay despite their public feud when she compared him to Adolf Hitler.

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