Police arresting a demonstrator protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 19th, 2014,  in Ferguson, Missouri, US. File photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, have routinely violated the constitutional rights of the city’s black residents, the US Justice Department has (...)

Bangladeshi Rapid Action Battalion personnel produce Farabi Shafiur Rahman (c), arrested over the alleged machete murder of an atheist American blogger. Photograph: Munir uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images

Bangladeshi security officials have arrested a suspect in the killing of an American writer who was a prominent critic of extremist Islam and was hack(...)

Reporters  outside flats in west London believed to be where Mohammed Emwazi used to live. Photograph: PA

The British man named as the extremist glorying in the beheading of journalists and aid workers had been known to intelligence agencies for five years(...)

Musicians Common and John Legend address the audience after accepting the Oscar for Best Original Song “Glory”. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty

“Tonight we honour Hollywood’s best and whitest – sorry brightest” – Host Neil Patrick HarrisRacial representation proved a particularly contentious i(...)

In a damning court ruling last month Mr Drumm was found to have systematically transferred assets, property and cash to his wife Lorraine (left) to hinder, delay and defraud his creditors. Photograph: The Irish Times

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm has hired one of Boston’s top white-collar criminal defence lawyers to fight his bankruptcy appeal(...)

The trial has begun of Rabbi Mendel Epstein, who stands accused of kidnapping Jewish husbands to force them to divorce their wives. File photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Opening statements began in the trial of Rabbi Mendel Epstein, who stands accused of employing a kidnap team to force unwilling Jewish husbands to div(...)

Facebook: world’s largest social network is stepping up its work in cyber security.  Photograph:Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Facebook is launching a social network for cyber security professionals to share information about threats that could lead to cyber attacks.The world’(...)

Requests by governments for Twitter to hand over data on specific users rose by 40 per cent and came from more than 50 countries

Twitter on Monday released its twice-yearly transparency report, showing a surge in government requests for users’ Twitter information. The report, wh(...)

Miners dig for diamons in Zimbabwe. As a compact, stable, and transferable store of value, diamonds offer enormous advantages to smugglers, money launderers, and tax evaders. 2:03

In the spring of 2005, Erez Daleyot, a Belgian-Israeli diamond tycoon with some dubious connections, paid a visit to his Swiss bankers at HSBC Private(...)

Kayla Mueller was abducted in Aleppo, Syria in August 2013. Photograph: Mueller Family/Handout via Reuters

The young American hostage who Islamic State says was killed in a Jordanian air strike was condemned to death by the militant group last year, accordi(...)