US Republican candidate Dr Ben Carson described as ’terrific’ by Rupert Murdoch. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has apologised after he suggested US president Barack Obama was not a ‘real black president’. In a tweet praising Republica(...)

     Rupert Murdoch and Chinese president Xi Jinping: Xi offered  assurances to the News Corp chairman that China would remain open to overseas journalists, despite the government withholding residence visas for foreign reporters. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters

Chinese president Xi Jinping’s first official visit as head of state to the US will highlight the stark differences that remain between the world’s la(...)

Matt Jacobson, one of Facebook’s first employees and now its head of market research, on the roof of his home in Manhattan Beach, California. Photograph: Elizabeth Lippman/The New York Times

In 2005, Matt Jacobson was 44 and looking for a new job after leaving Quiksilver, the surf brand. A friend suggested that he meet with an unknown star(...)

Rupert Murdoch, founder and head of News Corporation, and Rebekah Brooks, who returns to the company as chief executive officer of News UK. Photograph: Barry Batchelor/PA 1:02

Rebekah Brooks has been appointed chief executive of News UK, publisher of the Sun, the Times and Sunday Times newspapers. The announcement confirms t(...)

Australia’s speaker  Bronwyn Bishop:  her resignation was “overdue and unrepentant”, according to Labor party leader Bill Shorten. Photograph:  Mick Tsikas/EPA

The speaker of the Australian parliament, Bronwyn Bishop, has resigned after almost three weeks of revelations about her spending on helicopters, pla(...)

Storyful’s founder and former chief executive, Mark Little. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Storyful, the social-media verification agency founded by Mark Little, is hiring, but what kind of person might they be looking for? In its recruitmen(...)

“Watchman,” written in the 1950s, was a first draft of “Mockingbird”. Photograph: EPA 1:14

Harper Lee’s unexpected new novel “Go Set A Watchman” has become the fastest selling book in the history of publisher HarperCollins, with more than 1.(...)

The Dermot Bannon-fronted home design programme ‘Room to Improve’, made for RTÉ by Coco Television, has been sold to Foxtel Australia. Photograph: Eric Luke

TV chef Catherine Fulvio is destined for eastern Europe, architect Dermot Bannon is headed for Australia and the Design Doctors have been picked up i(...)

This screen grab image taken from a handout video released by News Corp Australia allegedly shows wreckage smoldering at the site of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 shortly after it crashed near the village of Grabove, some 80km east of Donetsk on July 17, 2014. Photograph: AFP Photo/News Corp Australia/Getty Images.

A newly released video from the immediate aftermath of the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 shows pro-Russian separatists rummaging thro(...)

Saudi Arabian Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal said the pledge was a “commitment without boundaries. A commitment to all humankind.”. Photograph: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi Arabia’s Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal al-Saud has pledged to donate his entire $32 billion fortune to charity in the coming years – one of the big(...)