Hans Dieter Poetsch, new  chairman of the German carmaker Volkswagen. Photograph: Julian Stratenschulte/AFP/Getty Images

Volkswagen said on Wednesday that it would take time to get to the bottom of its rigging of diesel emissions tests, hours before the carmaker is due t(...)

Say what you will about John Grant, he is a songwriter who doggedly wears his heart on his sleeve. Over the course of two exceptional solo albums –(...)

Níall (31), a content manager for Red Bull, was born in Dublin, grew up in Miami and met Julie, from Los Angeles, eight years ago when they worked tog(...)

People walk pass a severely damaged vehicle swept away by a surge of water during a flood in Hildale, Utah. The floodwater swept away a number of vehicles in the Utah-Arizona border town, killing at least 15. Photograph: AP  1:33

US authorities have confirmed at least 15 people died in flash flooding that swept away two vehicles in a town on the Utah-Arizona border and surged t(...)

Aleksandra Mir’s Plane Landing, from the exhibition Magnetism

Magnetism – Lucy Andrews, Mikala Dwyer, Igor Grubic, Siobhán Hapaska, Aleksandra Mir, Laura Morrison, and Garrett Phelan The Old Snia/Saehan F(...)

WDBJ weatherman Leo (centre) at the makeshift memorial with members of the crew at the studios in Roanoke, Virginia. Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty Images

Colleagues of the two American journalists killed live on air on Wednesday held a moment’s silence to remember their co-workers a day after the kil(...)

Colorado  gunman James Holmes leaves court for the last time before beginning his life sentence with no chance of parole after a hearing in Centennial, Colorado. Photograph: Reuters

Colorado cinema gunman James Holmes has been formally sentenced to life in prison without parole for the 2012 attack which left 12 people dead and 70 (...)

US  presidential candidate Donald Trump at Manhattan Supreme Court in New York on Monday, where he appeared for jurty duty. Trump’s  hard line on immigration has driven rivals to match his biting anti-immigrant language. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Republicans thought they had learned a lesson after 2012: Turning off Latino voters ensures defeat in the general election. But as the disruptive US p(...)


Throughout different parts of the year, Earth ploughs its way through the tail of the many comets which like itself are orbiting the Sun. This is how(...)

James Holmes: the 27-year-old former neuroscience graduate student was found guilty  last month on all charges from the July 2012 mass shooting in the Denver suburb of Aurora. Photograph: Reuters

Colorado movie rampage gunman James Holmes was spared the death penalty and will serve life with no parole for killing a dozen people and wounding 70(...)