KKK plans Confederate flag rally in South Carolina

2015-06-30 22:26

Members of the Ku Klux Klan are planning a protest in support of the Confederate flag outside South Carolina's state legislature, organisers say.

US, Brazil pledge to up renewable energy

2015-06-30 21:02

The United States and Brazil have pledged to increase their share of renewable energy in electricity generation from sources other than hydro-power.

Florida mangroves razed for boat show

2015-06-30 19:14

New revelations that a long strip of protected mangrove trees have been illegally razed amid preparations for the 2016 Miami International Boat Show has outraged Florida environmentalists.

Brazil plans massive reforestation

2015-06-30 18:12

Brazil plans massive reforestation as part of its contribution to the global climate treaty.

Coral gardening beckons ecotourists

2015-06-30 16:06

Coral reefs are fragile and in danger worldwide, but a growing movement to restore them is based on the science of breaking off pieces in order to grow more, known as coral gardening.

Convicted killer thought fellow escapee was slowing him down

2015-06-30 14:31

Two convicted killers who staged a complicated prison break and then spent more than two weeks roaming in thick New York woods finally split up a few days before one was shot and the other captured.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to announce 2016 run

2015-06-30 12:19

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who spent three years as president of his high school class, is returning to his alma mater to announce he's running for president of his country.

Swedish woman gets $18m in sex harassment suit against boss

2015-06-30 11:12

A young Swedish woman who sued her former Wall Street executive boss over lurid allegations of sexual conquest, betrayal and stalking has been awarded $18m by a federal jury.

Californians struggle for 'normal life,' without water

2015-06-30 09:06

There is a growing number of generally low-income households with no direct access to water in central California's Valley, known as America's food basket, where four years of extreme drought have left many residents high and dry.

New York bans fracking, ending 7-year review

2015-06-30 08:07

New York has formalised its ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, concluding a seven-year environmental and health review that drew a record number of public comments.


3 000 pages of Clinton e-mails to be released

2015-06-30 21:17

About 3 000 pages of Hillary Clinton's e-mails from her time as top US diplomat are top be made public online, following the orders of a federal judge.

US woman, 75, survives on oily water after crash

2015-06-30 21:00

A 75-year-old US woman has been found alive after crashing her car into a ravine and surviving for two days on soda and oily water.

Obama talks with French president about Greek crisis

2015-06-30 18:40

US President Barack Obama talks to his French counterpart about the importance of resuming work toward an agreement on a financing and reform package for Athens.

Jeb Bush releasing 33 years of tax records

2015-06-30 18:11

Republican Jeb Bush plans to release 33 years of tax records in what is believed to be the most ever made public by a presidential candidate.

Obama plans to expand overtime eligibility for millions

2015-06-30 15:06

US President Barack Obama has announced a proposal that would make nearly 5 million more workers eligible for overtime pay, a move that would touch nearly every sector.

Recent spike in shark attacks reported off Carolinas coast

2015-06-30 12:22

Shark experts have a not-so-reassuring explanation for a recent spate of attacks along on the coast of the Carolinas: It's mainly because so many people are getting in the water.

US doctor and children granted entry into SA

2015-06-30 11:13

A doctor at the Mayo Clinic in the US and her three children have been granted entry into SA after receiving threats of being deported when she arrived without the necessary travel documents.

American who vanished in Australia 5 years ago found alive

2015-06-30 10:17

An American tourist who vanished from northern Australia five years ago, with his kayak found submerged near a beach, has been discovered alive by police investigating a burglary.

Theatre shooter: I took the blood that wasn't mine to take

2015-06-30 08:32

Colorado theatre shooter James Holmes told a psychiatrist who treated him months after the attack that he was in jail because 'I took the blood that wasn't mine to take, and it was unfair, and I was selfish.'

US inmate in serious condition after being shot during capture

2015-06-30 05:51

Doctors have updated the condition of escaped US inmate David Sweat from critical to serious, a day after he was shot after more than three weeks on the run.

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