With no indictment, chaos fills Ferguson streets

2014-11-25 22:27

Enraged protesters set fire to buildings and cars and looted businesses in Ferguson after a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer in the death an unarmed black 18-year-old

India, US hold trade dialogue

2014-11-25 15:38

The United States and India have held their first round of formal trade talks in four years, seeking to capitalise on the resolution of a global trade dispute.

Obama heads to Chicago to pitch immigration steps

2014-11-25 13:26

President Barack Obama is returning to the city where he says he first forged his ties to the Latino community to pitch his new executive actions on immigrations.

Hagel resignation comes at messy moment for US

2014-11-25 12:22

Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel is resigning at a particular tough time for US foreign and defence policy, with one war ending, another beginning and the Pentagon struggling with the prospect of deeper budget cuts ahead.

Flights rerouted amid Ferguson protests

2014-11-25 10:24

The Federal Aviation Administration is diverting some St Louis-bound flights to other airports because of reports of gunshots fired into the sky in Ferguson.

Obama: US has more work to do on race relations

2014-11-25 09:24

President Obama has issued an appeal for restraint by protesters and police after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of a black teen.

Police: Video of officer shooting boy is clear

2014-11-25 08:26

An officer was less than 3m away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun near a playground, and video of the shooting is clear about what happened, police say.

US condemns anti-gay laws in Gambia

2014-11-25 08:21

The US says it is 'deeply concerned' about a new law making homosexuality punishable by life in prison in Gambia, where gays already have endured years of intolerance and harassment.

Pentagon boss Hagel out as ISIS war heats up

2014-11-25 05:24

President Barack Obama has announced the departure of US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel, with the White House under fire over perceived fumbling in its response to the ISIS threat.

Hagel: US on stronger course toward security

2014-11-24 22:09

Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says the Obama administration has put the Defence Department and the US on a stronger course toward stability and security, after tendering his resignation.

US Defence Secretary Hagel resigns

2014-11-24 16:41

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned, a US defence official says, adding that President Barack Obama had accepted his resignation.

Last chance saloon for Iran nuclear talks

2014-11-24 15:29

Time is running out for the biggest chance in years to resolve the Iranian nuclear standoff, as Tehran and world powers make a final push for a deal but with a risky extension looking likely.

Naked suspect assaults man, 84, at airport

2014-11-24 10:04

A naked man fell through the ceiling of a women's bathroom at Logan Airport, then ran out of the restroom and viciously assaulted an elderly man while he was still in the buff and bleeding, police say.

US police shoot dead boy, 12, holding toy gun

2014-11-24 08:10

Police in the US city of Cleveland have shot and killed a 12-year-old African American boy waving around what turned out to be a toy gun at a playground, officials and reports say.

Obama defends moves on immigration

2014-11-23 22:01

President Barack Obama is shrugging off Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States.

Apple ebook suit is not yet over

2014-11-23 12:25

Apple is appealing a settle which upholds 2013 ruling that is violated antitrust laws by orchestrating a conspiracy with five publishers to raise e-book prices.

ISIS recruiting in SA - report

2014-11-23 08:01

An estimated 140 South Africans have reportedly joined the Islamic State insurgency to fight in Iraq and Syria, with at least three already killed in action, according to a report.

Germany to drop probe into US spying on Merkel

2014-11-22 18:00

Germany is dropping a probe into the alleged tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone by US spies, due to a lack of evidence, a report says.

Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan

2014-11-22 14:15

President Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan,

Michael Brown's family calls for calm

2014-11-22 07:08

The family of Michael Brown, the unarmed teen who was fatally shot in Missouri, has called for calm as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement on whether to charge the officer who shot him.

German ex-soldier charged with US cocaine conspiracy

2014-11-21 14:57

A German former soldier extradited from Estonia has appeared in court in New York, charged with conspiracy to import and distribute cocaine on board an aircraft, prosecutors say.

US drones kill 9 Islamist militants in Pakistan strikes

2014-11-21 13:03

Suspected US drones have killed nine Islamist militants in Pakistan in two separate strikes targeting ethnic Uzbek and Arab fighters, officials say.

Obama unveils sweeping US immigration reform

2014-11-21 07:05

US President Barack Obama imposed sweeping immigration reform, easing the threat of deportation for 4.7m undocumented immigrants, but setting up a clash with Republicans.

Police kill gunman at Florida university

2014-11-20 16:04

A gunman has opened fire at a Florida State University, wounding three students before police killed him in a shootout, authorities say.


Bitter disappointment fuels rage in Ferguson

2014-11-25 16:08

It started with tears as it gushed from the eyes of Michael Brown's mother. No indictment. The white police officer who shot dead her unarmed son would go free. Within minutes blind rage would take hold.

1000s rally in US cities over Mike Brown

2014-11-25 14:10

Thousands of people have rallied in US cities including Los Angeles and New York to passionately but peacefully protest a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer who killed a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.

Mike Brown's mom: What was he defending himself from?

2014-11-25 13:10

LATEST: "Everybody wants me to be calm. Do you know how them bullets hit my son? What they did to his body? Aint nobody had to live through what I had to live through [sic]," says Michael Brown's mother.

Americans urged to stop wasting food

2014-11-25 11:59

The typical American family of four could save $1 600 a year by reducing their food waste, says the Environmental Protection Agency.

Policeman shot near Ferguson, violence continue

2014-11-25 10:24

A policeman has been shot in University City, a St Louis suburb near Ferguson, Missouri, though it was unclear if the shooting was related to street protests over the grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown case, police say.

Fears of flooding in snowbound NY state ease

2014-11-25 09:24

Fears of disastrous flooding from a rapid meltdown of the Buffalo area’s historic snowfall has eased, but high winds have become a menace, threatening to knock down trees and power lines.

Scientific reasons why cats rule, dogs drool

2014-11-25 08:22

Popular web videos showing that 'cats rule and dogs drool' have new scientific evidence to support that felinophilic sentiment, at least when it comes to drinking.

Ferguson protests flare into violence after no indictment in Brown death

2014-11-25 05:42

Gunshots have been heard and bottles have been thrown as anger rippled through a crowd outside the Ferguson police department after authorities announced that a white police officer will not be indicted for killing Michael Brown.

No charges aginst US policeman who shot black teen

2014-11-25 05:22

The policeman whose killing of an unarmed black teen sparked weeks of riots in the US town of Ferguson will not face charges, the county prosecutor has said, amid mounting anger in the streets.

Merry marijuana: Pot sellers woo holiday shoppers

2014-11-24 20:18

The burgeoning marijuana industry in Colorado is scrambling to get a piece of the holiday shopping dollar.

Tech, medical sectors mixed on Obama's immigration changes

2014-11-24 15:29

Nestled in President Barack Obama's plan to overhaul aspects of the US immigration system are tweaks to rules for high-skilled workers long frustrated with hurdles to getting work or residency approval.

US seeks to step up India trade talks

2014-11-24 11:44

The US wants to step up its trade talks with India after the resolution of a global trade dispute has paved the way for President Barack Obama to visit India.

Hundreds attend memorial for US aid worker

2014-11-24 08:54

An American aid worker behead by Islamic State militants in Syria has been praised for his humanitarian work during a memorial service attended by hundreds.

US official: Texas Army fort under lockdown

2014-11-24 06:34

A desk sergeant at the US Army's Fort Sam Houston says the San Antonio post has been put on lockdown for an undisclosed reason.

Oil price fall challenges US shale boom

2014-11-23 17:18

The US shale boom, which has challenged the rules of the global petroleum market, could soon face its own day of reckoning due to the supply glut it helped unleash.

Tense Ferguson braces for grand jury decision

2014-11-23 10:00

The father of a black teenager killed by police in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson has sought to ease tensions as protesters stepped up calls for a grand jury to indict the white officer responsible.

West wants Russian regime change, says Kremlin

2014-11-22 22:06

Russia has accused the West of seeking regime change in Moscow, raising tensions over the conflict in Ukraine in the worst crisis in relations since the end of the Cold War.

Kerry: Big gaps remain in Iran nuclear talks

2014-11-22 16:11

US Secretary of State John Kerry says there are still serious gaps in talks over Iran's nuclear programme despite signs of some progress two days before a deadline to reach a deal between Tehran and major powers.

Bill Cosby stand-up tour crumbles

2014-11-22 09:00

Despite a cheering crowd welcoming Bill Cosby in Melbourne, Florida, the embattled entertainer's stand-up tour has crumbled with cancellations amid sex claims.

Republican House will fight Obama immigration action

2014-11-21 20:32

US House Speaker John Boehner says that President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration has sabotaged chances for bipartisan legislation.

Killer NY state snowstorm toll rises

2014-11-21 18:39

The death toll has risen to 13 from a rare pre-winter snowstorm in western New York state where rising temperatures and heavy weekend rain is now likely to cause flooding.

Biden in talks with Ukraine leaders

2014-11-21 14:10

US Vice President Joe Biden is set to meet Ukraine’s leaders on the first anniversary of the protests that toppled the former pro- Kremlin regime, with Kiev hoping for an announcement on further US assistance.

Dutch move tonnes of gold out of US

2014-11-21 10:48

The Dutch Central Bank says it has recently shipped tonnes of gold worth around $5bn from safekeeping in New York back to its headquarters in Amsterdam.

3 wounded in Florida university shooting, gunman killed

2014-11-20 19:42

A gunman opened fire at a Florida university library, leaving three people wounded before campus police shot him dead early on Thursday, police say.

Police arrest protesters in Missouri

2014-11-20 14:20

Police have arrested about six people after they tried to block a street in a protest calling for a grand jury to charge a white police officer over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen in Missouri in August.

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