• 16 Aug 2018

    It is a city in the shadow of gun violence: a city where 345 people have been murdered so far this year – the majority of them, killed by guns.

  • 16 Aug 2018

    The ‘fake news media’ is the opposition party, President Trump declared today, but across the United States some 350 newspapers from the New York Times to the Kentucky Times Tribune have launched an unprecedented joint campaign to counter the President’s attacks on the media. In the past two hours the US Senate unanimously supported a free press,…

  • 16 Aug 2018

    As many as twenty people could still be missing in the rubble of the collapsed motorway bridge in Genoa – which has already left 39 people dead. Hundreds of rescue workers are still searching for any survivors – as officials said it could be hard to verify how many more potential victims there could be.…

  • 15 Aug 2018

    “It seemed like a scene from a film, it was the apocalypse” – the words of one man who survived the motorway bridge collapse in Genoa that left at least 39 people dead.

  • 14 Aug 2018

    President Trump has been embroiled in a row about the former head of African-American Outreach and the highest-ranking African-American official on his staff. The sharp escalation in the war between President Trump and Omarosa Manigault Newman came with the release of her book, in which she accuses him of racism and mental decline.

  • 14 Aug 2018

    In Somalia, poverty is forcing women into sexual exploitation as men from the country who’ve emigrated to the west return to take advantage of them. Many of the women are refugees who are lured by the offer of a better life abroad. They often go through a fake wedding ceremony. The women are later abandoned…

  • 14 Aug 2018

    It is one of Italy’s busiest motorways, especially in the holiday season. It is the main artery from southern France to the Italian coast, passing through the heart of the northern city of Genoa. Today in the midst of a thunderstorm, one of the main bridges on the motorway collapsed. Lorries and cars plunged 90 metres to the ground…

  • 12 Aug 2018

    Sir VS Naipaul’s close friend and soon-to-be editor of the Daily Mail, Geordie Greig, was by the novelist’s bedside when he died. Here, he speaks about the man behind the novels.

  • 12 Aug 2018

    The Nobel-Prize winning author Sir VS Naipaul has died at the age of 85. Sir Vidia, who was born in Trinidad, wrote more than 30 books, including his best known A House for Mr Biswas. He had frequent disagreements with fellow authors – including a famous falling out with Paul Theroux – who today described…

  • 12 Aug 2018

    The former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman has claimed the Trump administration is “one where everybody lies” – and released a secret tape she recorded of Chief of Staff John Kelly as he fired her from her job inside the Situation Room. Earlier, President Trump described Ms Newman as “lowlife” – after she described…

  • 12 Aug 2018

    The US space agency NASA has launched a mission to investigate the mysteries of the Sun – flying closer than ever before. The Parker Solar Probe launched successfully early this morning, on a seven year voyage to make 24 orbits of the Sun. It’ll fly just over 6 million km from the surface – protected…

  • 12 Aug 2018

    There’s been outrage around the world over the arrest of the acclaimed photographer Shahidul Alam in Bangladesh – as Noam Chomsky and Arundhati Roy joined the calls for his release, demanding his right to free speech. Alam, who’s 63, was detained on Sunday, after giving a television interview about student protests.

  • 11 Aug 2018

    An airline employee stole a plane from Seattle- Tacoma airport in the United States and was chased by fighter jets before crashing into an island, killing himself in the process. Officials said the man, aged 29, had worked as a ground service agent for Alaska Air. Harry Smith reports.

  • 11 Aug 2018

    There’s been outrage around the world over the arrest of the acclaimed photographer Shahidul Alam in Bangladesh – as Noam Chomsky and Arundhati Roy joined the calls for his release, demanding his right to free speech. Alam, who’s 63, was detained on Sunday, after giving a television interview about student protests. The writer Salil Tripathi,…

  • 11 Aug 2018

    The chemical giant Monsanto has been ordered to pay more than two hundred million pounds in damages – after a jury in the United States backed a claim by a groundsman that a pesticide contributed towards his terminal cancer. The firm has insisted British consumers are safe to use the product – declaring the “science…