A frame grab from an undated video reportedly shows Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden watching TV at his compound in Pakistan. Newly-released documents show bin Laden owned books by Noam Chomsky and Bob Woodward, among others. Photograph: US Department of Defence/AFP/Getty Images

The US government has released a list of English-language texts seized from Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan in 2011 showing the al-Qaeda leader(...)

The US Embassy has claimed diplomatic immunity in an unfair dismissal case before the Employment Appeals Tribunal.

The US Embassy has claimed diplomatic immunity in an unfair dismissal case before the Employment Appeals Tribunal. The tribunal is hearing a case in w(...)

Alibaba worked with 40 brands including Nike and Adidas last year to remove fake athletic shoes, watches and bags on the company’s largest retail platform Taobao Marketplace

Alibaba, China’s largest e-commerce operator, rejected claims in a lawsuit by Kering that it facilitates the sale of counterfeit merchandise. Kering (...)

Transport nightmare: Sensors that form an integral part of traffic lights could be hacked. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Can an aircraft be hacked through its passenger wifi system? Or could chaos and fatalities result from hackers targeting “smart” traffic light systems(...)

Workers sort fish at a wholesale market for fish and other seafood in Mahachai, in Thailand’s Samut Sakhon province. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

Amid reports about slavery and unlawful fishing in the industry, the European Union has threatened to ban imports of seafood from Thailand because, of(...)

US president Barack Obama delivers a statpment in  White House in  on Thursday in which he apologised for a counterterrorism operation in January that accidentally killed two aid workers held hostage by al Qaeda. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

US president Barack Obama expressed his “deepest apologies” on behalf of his government over the killing of two aid workers, an American and an Itali(...)

The case of US geologist Xue Feng, detained in China for seven years for allegedly illegally procuring state secrets, has been cited by human rights groups as an example of the vagaries of the Chinese legal and secuirty systems. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters.

An American geologist who was imprisoned for more than seven years on a vague charge of “illegally procuring state secrets” has arrived home to Hou(...)

Travel experts say Cuba’s state-run hotel sector lacks the capacity to handle a major increase in US visitors, without the variety of high-end hotels found in other destinations

Online home-rental marketplace Airbnb now offers properties in Cuba, as it looks to capitalise on an expected travel boom resulting from the normalis(...)

The guilty verdict against Amanda Knox will be considered by Italy’s highest court next week. If the decision is upheld, the issue of Ms Knox’s extradition will resurface. Photograph: Getty

Amanda Knox was en route to Seattle from Rome - a free woman whose conviction for murder had just been overturned - when David Thorne, the US ambassad(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he will raise the issue of the undocumented Irish when he meets US president Barack Obama at the White House on St Patrick’s Day but will not adopt an “aggressive stance” with the American administration. Photograph:Gary Cameron/Reuters files.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he will raise the issue of the undocumented Irish with US president Barack Obama but will not adopt an “aggressive stanc(...)