Greece talks 'ruled out' before vote

Posted on Wednesday July 01, 2015

Eurozone chiefs rule out any further bailout talks with Greece until after the country's referendum on Sunday, despite a new approach from Athens.

US airlines investigated over prices

Posted on Wednesday July 01, 2015

The Justice Department investigates if US airlines are colluding to keep ticket prices high.

US gay marriage resistance continues

Posted on Wednesday July 01, 2015

Officials in the US south are resisting last week's Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage by refusing to issue licences to any couples - gay or straight.

Egypt's Sinai hit by deadly attacks

Posted on Wednesday July 01, 2015

Clashes between Islamic State militants and the army in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula have left more than 100 dead, the military says.

Saudi prince to give away $32bn

Posted on Wednesday July 01, 2015

Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world's richest people, says he will donate his entire $32bn fortune to charity.

Seventh shark attack in N Carolina

Posted on Wednesday July 01, 2015

A 68-year-old man is badly injured by a shark in North Carolina in the seventh attack off the state's coast in less than three weeks.

New test pins down 'time of death'

Posted on Wednesday July 01, 2015

Forensic researchers develop a new method for establishing an accurate time of death after as much as 10 days.

Macy's cuts ties with Donald Trump

Posted on Wednesday July 01, 2015

US retailer Macy's ends its relationship with Donald Trump over controversial remarks made by the Republican presidential candidate about Mexicans.

Consider Syria IS strikes, MPs urged

Posted on Wednesday July 01, 2015

MPs should consider allowing Britain to bomb Islamic State targets in Syria, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon is to say.

Syria rebels shoot dead IS militants

Posted on Wednesday July 01, 2015

Syrian rebels release a video showing them shooting dead 18 alleged Islamic State (IS) militants, mimicking footage of killings by the jihadist group.

Fire claims another US black church

Posted on Wednesday July 01, 2015

An African-American church once targeted by the Ku Klux Klan has been burned down again, the latest in a series of blazes at black churches in the US south.

WW2 Kindertransport hero Winton dies

Posted on Wednesday July 01, 2015

Sir Nicholas Winton, who organised the rescue of 669 children destined for Nazi concentration camps, dies aged 106

What it means to be female in Nigeria

Posted on Wednesday July 01, 2015

Women are sharing stories about gender inequality in Nigerian society on Twitter

What are you going to do with your leap second?

Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2015

The slightly odd rotation of the earth means that the last minute of the last day of June will have an additional second. What will you do with it?

Styrofoam ban: What is polystyrene?

Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2015

New York City is joining a growing group of cities in banning Expandable Polystyrene Foam (EPS). Adam Harris explains what makes this material so worrisome to environmentalists - and appealing to businesses.

VIDEO: Millennium Development Goals explained

Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2015

Millennium Development Goals: What are they and how successful have they been?

Jeb Bush: My 36% tax rate is 'astounding'

Posted on Wednesday July 01, 2015

Jeb Bush releases 33 years of federal tax returns and complains about the amount he's had to pay to the government - but he's better off than he would be in many European countries.

Cameron is not asking the big question on IS

Posted on Wednesday July 01, 2015

What can the UK prime minister really do to take on Islamic State?

Rand Paul's Texas tech play at SXSW

Posted on Monday March 16, 2015

What is Kentucky Senator Rand Paul doing in Austin, Texas, at the South by Southwest interactive conference?

VIDEO: Tense standoff over new Moscow church

Posted on Wednesday July 01, 2015

The construction of a new Russian Orthodox chapel in a Moscow park has sparked a round-the-clock protest by local residents