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Cyberattack downs major websites; US investigating

Major internet sites including Twitter, Paypal, Netflix and Spotify were offline in parts of the US and Europe Friday after cyberattacks targeted a service provider that enables users to connect...

Google takes on Apple with launch of new smartphones

Google officially launched its own smartphone on Tuesday in San Francisco, re-starting its challenge to Apple's iPhone.

Police shoot dead unarmed black man near San Diego

Activists in a San Diego suburb Wednesday called for a federal investigation into the police killing of an unarmed black man who relatives said was mentally ill.

Twitter shares surge on takeover rumour

Twitter's share price jumped as much as 20 per cent Friday on media reports that Google and software company Salesforce were eyeing a takeover of the struggling social network.

Game of Thrones, HBO dominate Emmy Awards

The HBO television series "Veep" and "Game of Thrones" took the top prizes at the 68th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, in a televised ceremony that delivered some laughs but few suprises....

"Game of Thrones," "Fargo," "House of Cards" up for 68th Emmy Awards

The hit HBO series "Game of Thrones," tops the list of nominees at Sunday's 68th Emmy Awards, US television's top honours.

Trump insists Mexico will pay for wall, slams illegal immigrants

Donald Trump doubled down on his controversial hard-line policy proposals on illegal immigration and border security Wednesday in a tough-talking speech unlikely to broaden his appeal to moderate...

Person in Zorro costume detained at LA airport after shooting scare

A man wearing a Zorro costume was detained during a shooting false alarm at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday, law enforcement sources told local media.

Twitter bans 235,000 over six months for terrorist ties

Twitter announced an escalation in its war on terrorist tweets Thursday, saying it had suspended 235,000 more accounts linked to terrorism since February.

California fire beats firefighters, forces thousands to flee

Tens of thousands of people in southern California were ordered to flee a raging wildfire burning out of control in a rural mountain area on Wednesday, authorities said.

First female-to-male sexual transmission of Zika recorded

The first documented case of Zika virus transmitted from a woman to a man through sex was reported by US health authorities Friday, raising new concerns about how the epidemic might spread.

Zika may have passed its peak, researchers say

The Zika epidemic in Latin America may have already passed its peak, according to a study in the US journal Science published Thursday.

Hundreds protest Los Angeles police ruling on 2015 shooting

Hundreds of protesters thronged Los Angeles' police headquarters and city hall Tuesday, according to news reports, after an investigation into the fatal 2015 shooting of a black robbery suspect...

Three dead, several wounded in US courthouse shooting

A shooting at a courthouse in the northern US state of Michigan on Monday left two court security officers and the suspected shooter dead, the sheriff said, according to news reports.

Reports: Police identify Dallas shooter

Officials identify a dead suspect in a sniper attack that killed five law enforcement officers in the US city of Dallas as 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson, according to media reports.