Hunter Park in an undated booking photograph provided by Boone County Sheriff’s Department in Missouri. Photograph: Boone County Sheriff’s Department/Reuters

Police arrested a 19-year-old white man on Wednesday on suspicion of making threats on social media to shoot black people at the University of Missour(...)

Richland County Sheriff’s Department officer Ben Fields pictured with Karen Beaman, principal of Lonnie B. Nelson Elementary School. Photograph: REUTERS/Richland County Sheriff’s Department

Not a week goes by in the US without some shaky phone footage surfacing showing police brutality, for the most part directed at members of the African(...)

 Aran Islander photographed in 1955. Photograph: George Pickow/Three Lions/Getty Images

Purist Irish-language practitioners who frown on phrases such as “mo bhicycle” and “mo mhobile fón” are a “pain in the neck”, according to a Californi(...)

In recent years, young adult fiction has moved from the fantastical and the dystopian to an altogether more compelling and trickier terrain: real l(...)

 Chinese actors play Japanese soldiers in a film.  China is to  mark in style  the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, or the second World War. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Returning home from dinner on the bus last Saturday night, we were halted at the Dongzhimen intersection in downtown Beijing to make way for scores of(...)

A demonstrator marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown participates in a protest on West Florissant Avenue on on Tuesday night  in Ferguson, Missouri. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over last year’s police killing of an unarmed black teenager ended peacefully on Wednesday morning, law enforcement of(...)

Protesters in Ferguson this week. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Two reporters who were arrested while covering the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, last August, have been charged with trespassing and interfering wit(...)

Members of the Oath Keepers in Ferguson on Tuesday morning. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Four civilians carrying automatic rifles and sidearms patrolled a riot-torn street in Ferguson, Missouri, early Tuesday, saying they were there to pr(...)

Police detain a protester in Ferguson on Monday. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Police in riot gear contained roughly 200 protesters who had gathered in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri on Monday to mark the anniversary of the po(...)

Demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday.  Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Authorities declared a state of emergency in Ferguson, Missouri, after gunfire erupted on the anniversary of a high-profile police shooting and prosec(...)