Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, who had fled  violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, take part  in a demonstration at the Iraqi-Syrian border crossing in Fishkhabour, Dohuk province, yesterday.  Photograph: Youssef Boudlal/Reuters

Nuri al-Maliki has given up his fight to remain prime minister of Iraq and now supports his replacement, Haider al-Abadi, state television has reporte(...)

What is fracking? Fracking – or hydraulic fracturing – is a means of extracting natural gas from sedimentary rocks such as shale. The process involve(...)

Senator Elizabeth Warren: her family’s back-story of financial struggle and her attacks on Wall Street interests have drawn interest far outside her home state.  Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

One female Democratic politician is stirring the masses in the US and it’s not Hillary Clinton. Elizabeth Warren, the senator and former Harvard law p(...)

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Watson finished joint 30th in his first appearance in the Greenbrier Classic  last year, but was so impressed by the surroundings that he bought some land on the property in West Virginia and had a house built. Photograph:  Robert Galbraith/Reuters

US Masters champion Bubba Watson will look to make the most of home advantage in the Greenbrier Classic at White Sulphur Springs this week.Watson fini(...)

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Thom Tillis’s victory as the Republican nominee for North Carolina  in the race for the Senate is seen as more ground won by the Republican establishment in the internal tug of war with the Tea Party. Photograph: Reuters/Davis Turner

Victory by a North Carolina state representative to run as the Republican nominee in the race for the Senate may appear insignificant in this year’s b(...)

Harry F Powers, the Butcher of Clarksburg, tells a detective the details of his grisly murders Photographs: Ny Daily News archive via Getty Images

Harry Powers, born Herman Drenth, unassuming although skilled at turning sugary phrases to capture the heart of despairing middle-aged women, was a(...)

Outgoing US health and human services secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks after President Barack Obama (left) announced his nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace her, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Jim Lo Scalzo

US health and human services secretary Kathleen Sebelius departed yesterday as the White House seeks to limit(...)

Republican David Jolly narrowly beat  his Democrat rival  to take the House of Representatives seat in Florida. Photograph: Brian Blanco/Reuters

The Democrats have lost an election in a swing congressional district in Florida that Barack Obama won twice in in presidential elections, in w(...)