NYPD to test body cameras

New York City’s police commissioner has unveiled body cameras that his department will start testing soon, demonstrating the equipment by playing a sh(...)

 Cardinal Timothy Dolan,  Archbishop of New York, at the jubilee Mass in the Cathedral of   Christ the King, Mullingar,  yesterday,  with   papal nuncio Archbishop Charles Brown and  the Bishop of Meath Dr Michael Smith, to  mark the 75th anniversary of the consecration of the cathedral in the diocese of Meath. Photograph:  John McElroy

Cardinal Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan attended celebrations in Mullingar yesterday to mark the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Cathedr(...)

Racial disparities in Ferguson’s police force were blamed for the killing of Michael Brown on August 9th. About two-thirds of the city’s population of about 20,000 are African-American, while the 53-strong Ferguson police force has just four black officers. Photograph: Whitney Curtis/The New York Times

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, are to be investigated by the US justice department into policing practices in response to last month’s killing of an u(...)

Jon Hamm: ‘I don’t believe in this divide: that you’re either sporty or arty or mathsy or a dreamer.’ Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Jon Hamm is almost 6ft 2in. But, in person, when he jumps to his feet, the process seems to take even longer than one might expect. Maybe it’s an a(...)

The Rev Al Sharpton delivers the eulogy during funeral services for Michael Brown at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church, St Louis, Missouri, USA last night. Photograph: EPA 2:05

Family and supporters of Michael Brown last night celebrated the life of the black teenager killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in(...)

People gather near a makeshift memorial for Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri last night. Photograph: Joshua Lott/Reuters

The father of a black teenager who was shot dead by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this month has appealed for calm ahead of h(...)

Beyonce reacts as her husband Jay-Z carries their daughter Ivy Blue onstage to present the Video Vanguard Award during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in  California yesterday. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters 2:01

Beyonce was the reigning queen of the MTV Video Music Awards.The diva closed the awards show with an epic nearly 20-minute performance. Tears streamed(...)

 Demonstrators protesting in Ferguson, Missouri, on Friday over the shooting dead of Michael Brown  by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th. Russian media has devoted much attention to the heavy-handed reaction of American police to the Ferguson riots and the authorities’ failure to quell the unrest. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

As the United States embarked on what is likely to be a long period of soul-searching over the race riots in Ferguson, Missouri, Russia has weighed(...)

Keli Webb prays at the makeshift memorial where Michael Brown was shot dead. Photograph: Eric Thayer/The New York Times

National Guard soldiers yesterday began withdrawing from Ferguson, Missouri, five days after being sent to help quell the unrest that erupted after th(...)

 Demonstrators protest the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, USA last night. The National Guard is to withdraw from Ferguson as nearly two weeks of  protests have finally waned. Photograph: Larry W Smith/EPA.

Missouri’s governor has ordered National Guard troops to withdraw from the riot-weary town of Ferguson as tensions ease after nearly two weeks of rac(...)