The Dugway Proving Ground in Dugway, Utah. According to reports from the Army, that it mistakenly shipped live Anthrax to several government and commercial labs in the US and Korea. Photograph: Getty

The US military said it has discovered even more suspected shipments of live anthrax than previously thought, both in the United States and abroad, an(...)

Sepp Blatter has claimed the arrest of seven FIFA officials on US corruption indictments may have been an attempt to interfere with the congress where he was re-elected for a fifth term as president. Photograph: PA

The re-elected Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, has said he was “shocked” at the way US authorities targeted football’s world body and slammed what he ca(...)

In a photo provided by the US navy, Chinese dredging vehicles in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, an artificial island the Chinese are building. Photograph: The New York Times

US defense secretary Ash Carter said on Saturday that Beijing’s island-building in the South China Sea was undermining security in the Asia-Pacific bu(...)

Vanya Shivashankar (13) and Gokul Venkatachalam (14) hold up the trophy after jointly winning the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland. The competition is dominated by children of Indian descent. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Like prized fighters swapping punches, Vanya Shivashankar and Gokul Venkatachalam matched each letter for letter, word for word. The other eight fina(...)

Farhiyo Mohamed, stepsister of Abdirahman Yasin Daud; Farhiyo Mohamed, mother of Mohamed Farah; Imam Hassan Mohamud; and Sadik Warfa, deputy director of the Global Somali Diaspora, at a press conference at the Islamic Da’wah Institute in St Paul. Daud and Farah, Somali men from Minnesota, are among six men charged with attempting to travel to Syria to fight for Islamic State militants. Photograph: Simon Carswell

The Minneapolis court is packed with members of the local Somali community here to support one of their own, Abdirahman Yasin Daud (21). His lawyer wa(...)

The Honduran people are warm and open, but living in a climate of violence and intimidation has taken its toll

Waking up in a hotel in San Pedro Sula, said to be the most dangerous city in the world, is much like waking up in any other city – until you read the(...)

 Gary Hurley in action during the  Irish Open  at Royal County Down. “I drove the ball very well but my iron play let me down.”  Photo:  Andrew Redington/Getty

It was blue murder at Royal County Down, the colour that signifies bogeys on the giant scoreboard, dominating in the second round as it had on Thursda(...)

There may be many who are disappointed by the re-election of Sepp Blatter to the presidency of Fifa in Zurich, but few will have been surprised. The 7(...)

Cuba’s president Raul Castro shakes hands with US president Barack Obama : Cuba was added to the terror list in 1982 after the US accused it of supporting terrorist groups in Latin America, including the Revolutionary Armed Forced of Colombia, Farc. Photograph:Jonathan Ernst

In a further step towards normalised relations, Washington has removed Cuba from its list of states that sponsor terrorism, paving the way for restora(...)

The Hudson County correctional centre in Kearny, New Jersey.  Yang Xiuzhu, a senior official who oversaw construction projects in the booming eastern province of Zhejiang, is in US custody pending her removal to China.  Photograph: Reuters/Eduardo Munoz

China’s most wanted fugitive, a government official accused of embezzling more than €36.5 million, has been detained by US immigration officers, the(...)