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post 01 January 2001
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog Fracking for oil in North Dakotas boomtown

Williston, North Dakota, is attracting thousands of workers keen to make their millions from fracking. But as the economy is on the up, the town has been hit by a rise in crime, drug-use and rape.

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article 30 October 2014 UK, Portugal
Punishing drug abuse 'does not deter users'
Punishing drug abuse 'does not deter users'

The Conservatives and Lib Dems clash on drugs policy as a new Home Office reports finds that criminalising abuse has no impact.

article 29 October 2014 World, United States
Street harassment
Walk in her shoes: What sexual harassment looks like

A video of a woman receiving catcalls over a 10 hour period while she walked through New York City, receives over a million views in a day.

article 28 October 2014 UK, India
New York 1965
Blackout Britain - will it happen here this winter?

The energy secretary says there will be no UK blackouts this winter. As Ofgem presents its analysis of our energy needs this winter, we look at some of the biggest power outages of the last 50 years.

article 26 October 2014 World, United States
Ebola
Response to Ebola crisis abroad faces growing criticism

The US ambassador to the United Nations condemns countries which promised support but failed to stop the spread of Ebola across west Africa.

article 26 October 2014 World, Afghanistan
British troops end combat operations in Afghanistan
British troops end combat operations in Afghanistan

British and US forces formally conclude their military involvement in Afghanistan - but after so much bloodshed, is this really 'mission accomplished'?

video 26 October 2014 World, United States

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Large lava flow prompts evacuation warning in Hawaii - video

Hawaii authorities tell residents near an active lava flow to prepare for a possible evacuation in the next three to five days as molten rock edges closer to homes.

article 25 October 2014 World, United States
Google boss breaks space jump record - video
Google boss breaks space jump record - video

Alan Eustace, a top executive for technology giant Google, breaks the sound barrier as he jumps from space to beat Felix Baumgartner's record skydive two years ago.

article 20 October 2014 World, United States
Ebola protester in the US (Reuters)
Ebola apocalypse - and how US 'preppers' plan to survive

In Monrovia they get their Ebola information from makeshift chalkboards. In the US, survivalists are all over the internet, advising readers how to live through the forthcoming apocalypse.

video 19 October 2014 United States

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Cruise ship with suspected Ebola victim returns - video

A cruise ship carrying a Dallas health care worker who is being monitored for signs of Ebola has returns to Galveston, Texas.

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