Police in Chicago are to receive new equipment and training on how to defuse tensions following a spate of fatal shootings of African-Americans by officers,...

A white Chicago police officer has denied murder over the death of a black teenager who was shot 16 times in 2014.Jason Van Dyke was heckled as he arrived...

Asian shares traded mixed, following a lacklustre lead from global markets dragged down by oil prices. The price of US crude oil dropped more than 3%...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has taken $1bn at the box office in record time.Walt Disney’s juggernaut crossed the mark in just 12 days – beating...

Officials in Southern California have closed parts of a major highway as crews battle a fast-spreading wildfire.Some 1,500 acres have been scorched overnight...

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has linked an eighth US death to a faulty airbag inflator made by Japan’s Takata. The...

Scientists in Iceland are turning to new technologies to help them predict the next major volcanic eruption there.Katla is one of the country’s...

Apple has raised concerns about the UK’s draft Investigatory Powers Bill. The proposed law aims to overhaul rules governing the way the authorities...

US politicians have approved a measure to lift the 40-year ban on crude oil exports. The move is part of a $1.1 trillion (£738bn) spending bill approved...

House prices are set to rise by 50% over the next 10 years with property values in London nearly doubling, a report predicts. It would mean a typical...