US president Barack Obama delivers a statement after the Oregon shooting. Newsweek said that in 2013 alone, 33,636 people in the US were killed by gun violence, more than all Americans killed inside the country by terrorists in the last 14 years. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

In his impassioned plea on Thursday in the wake of the Oregon school shooting for changes to American gun laws, US president Barack Obama laid down a (...)

Hand-in-hand with increased customer traffic on the Darknet comes increased focus by law enforcement agencies

“Congratulations!” shout the large green letters printed across the computer screen. You can now browse the internet anonymously. Welcome to the Darkn(...)

If the supporters of the bitcoin are right, the online currency could be the next revolution on the money market. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

A few years ago, if you had asked 10 random people what a bitcoin was, there’s a good chance that more than half wouldn’t have heard of it. That was b(...)

US President Barack Obama awards Ben Bradlee with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the White House. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP photo

US president Barack Obama and secretary of state John Kerry were among those to pay tribute to renowned former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, a l(...)

Ben Bradlee, who presided over The Washington Post’s exposure of the Watergate scandal, in his office in Washington, 1971. Bradlee, stamped in American culture as the quintessential newspaper editor of his era, died yesterday. He was 93. Photograph: Mike Lien/The New York Times

Tributes were paid last night to Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, a lion of American journalism, on his death at the age of 93.Mr Bradlee famously (...)

Nigel Farage, the leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, says  foreign patients’ illnesses are putting pressure on the National Health Service. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has defended his belief that HIV-positive immigrants should be banned from entering the United Kingdom. Dur(...)

A march protesting the Israeli treatment of Gaza, organised by The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) took place in Dublin yesterday, attracting thousands. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Israel was unequivocally denounced for its actions in Gaza and accused of war crimes in an unprecedented and strongly worded sermon by a senior Irish (...)

Rhona Murphy, chief executive of The Daily Beast

Capturing the attention of the fast-growing smartphone audience should be the biggest priority for magazine brands in 2014, says The Daily Beast’s (...)

A twenty-five bitcoin. Reports in the US media last week suggested that Dorian S. Nakamoto, a 64-year-old physicist, was the digital currency’s creator. 
Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Bitcoin enthusiasts donated about $28,000 to Dorian S. Nakamoto, a 64-year-old physicist who denied a report last week by Newsweek magazine tha(...)

Dorian S. Nakamoto, identified by Newsweek magazine as the founder of Bitcoin, speaks to members of the media as he arrives home in Temple City, California. Photograph: Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg 1:31

A Japanese American man thought to be the reclusive multi-millionaire father of Bitcoin emerged from a modest Southern California home and denied i(...)