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.


article 24 April 2015 World, United States
Dramatic moment as US high school stage collapses

Mobile phone footage captures the moment a stage collapses during a high school production in the United States.

article 23 April 2015 World, United States
Freddie Gray arrest
by Protests in Baltimore over Freddie Gray police custody death

Six officers are suspended after Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man, died in police custody with severe injuries to his neck and spine.

article 22 April 2015 UK, United States
The London house where Nav Sarao Futures Limited is registered (Reuters)
UK trader accused of 'flash crash' fights extradition to US

Trader Navinder Singh Sarao faces an extradition hearing after being accused of helping to trigger a stock market crash on Wall Street from his London home.

post 21 April 2015
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog American inmates released after decades in prison

Last year in the US a record number of prisoners were released after they were found to have been wrongfully convicted. Among them was Ricky Jackson, who wrongly spent 39 years in prison.

article 15 April 2015 World, Cuba
Barack Obama and Raul Castro at the Americas summit in Panama
Obama removes Cuba from terrorism list

Barack Obama says he plans to remove Cuba from America's list of state sponsors of terrorism, as he seeks to restore diplomatic relations after a decades-long freeze.

article 14 April 2015 World, United States
Tulsa police officer charged with manslaughter

A reserve police officer in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is charged with second-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a black man.

article 13 April 2015 World, United States
Tulsa officer shoots man dead after Taser 'mistake' - video

Footage shows a reserve police officer in Tulsa, Oklahoma, shooting and killing a man after mistakenly firing his gun instead of his Taser.

article 12 April 2015 World, United States
by Hillary Clinton's presidential bid: is America ready?

Ready for Hillary? It seems America is so very, very ready. For the most important thing about a political journey is a story. And Hillary Clinton certainly has a story.

article 11 April 2015 World, United States
Fairdale tornado (Reuters)
Killer tornado destroys US town

A tornado kills two people and injures at least 11 others after ripping through the town of Fairdale in northern Illinois.

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