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In a six-page ruling, District Court judge Peter Cahill finds that prosecutors had shown there were four aggravating factors in the death of George Floyd, including that Derek Chauvin abused his position of trust and authority. File photograph: Court TV/AFP via Getty

A judge in Minnesota in the United States has ruled that aggravating factors were involved in the killing of George Floyd, opening the possibility of (...)

Jason Black pictured at Mount Errigal.

The Karakoram highway, running along the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, is one of the most spectacular and dangerous roads on the planet. It(...)

The George Floyd memorial in Minneapolis. Photograph: Amr Alfiky/The New York Times

Former police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of the murder of George Floyd on Tuesday, in a landmark court case that shone a light on race relati(...)

Walter Mondale, the former US vice-president under Jimmy Carter who ran for president himself against Ronald Reagan in 1984, died today at his home in Minneapolis. Photograph: Evening Standard/Getty Images

Walter Mondale, a leading liberal Democratic voice of the late 20th century who was US vice-president under Jimmy Carter and lost in a landslide to Ro(...)

The nine-minute video from Eric Stillman’s body camera showed the 34-year-old officer running after Adam Toledo in an alley at 2.30am in Little Village, a Mexican neighbourhood in Chicago’s west side. Photograph: Civilian Office of Police Accountability

Chicago officials released to the public on Thursday a graphic body-camera video showing a police officer shooting and killing a 13-year-old boy while(...)

Philonise Floyd told the court that George Floyd ‘was so much of a leader to us in the household. He would always make sure that we had our clothes for school.’ Photograph: Court TV via AP/Pool

The trial of Derek Chauvin, the former US police officer accused of murdering George Floyd, has heard that Mr Floyd was “a person that everybody loved(...)

Protesters shout ‘don’t shoot’ before  a line of police officers at the Brooklyn Center Police Station in Brooklyn Center on Sunday. Photograph: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty

The fatal police shooting of a 20-year-old black man in a Minneapolis suburb appeared to be an “accidental discharge” by an officer who drew her gun i(...)

People protesting against the death of George Floyd outside Hennepin county courthouse in Minneapolis. Photograph: Joshua Rashaad McFadden/The New York Times

Behind the Hennepin county courthouse in downtown Minneapolis, which is heavily fortified for the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, a small but determine(...)

Police and National Guard troops stand watch outside of the Hennepin County Government Center while activists march past on March 28, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The activists were demonstrating before the start of trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is accused of murder in the death of George Floyd. Photograph: Getty Images

The trial of a former Minneapolis police officer over the death of George Floyd gets underway in the Minnesota city on Monday. Derek Chauvin (45) has(...)

Judy Dodd, an actor, director and teacher in New York, noticed a marked  improvement in her long-Covid symptoms four days after receiving her second vaccine dose. Photograph: Nancy Borowick/The New York Times

Judy Dodd began struggling with symptoms of long Covid last spring: shortness of breath, headaches, exhaustion. Then she got the vaccine. After her f(...)

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