Gina Haspel also drafted a cable ordering the destruction of CIA interrogation videos in 2005. Photograph: Central Intelligence Agency/Handout/AFP

Donald Trump’s pick for head of the Central Intelligence Agency, Gina Haspel, reportedly oversaw a black site prison in Thailand where terrorism suspe(...)

Net neutrality advocates rally in front of the Federal Communications Commission  ahead of Thursday’s vote. Photograph: Reuters

The Republican-dominated Federal Communications Commission in the United States has followed through on its pledge to scrap net neutrality rules adopt(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks to members of the media at  the White House in Washington, DC.  File photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

It’s almost a year since the world felt a little colder, a little less caring and a little less recognisable. For some the election of Donald Trump as(...)

The new iPhone X: third-party developers could get access to the phone’s sophisticated facial recognition technology. Photograph: Elijah NouvelageAFP/Getty Images

The first reviews are in and it looks to be a general thumbs-up for Apple’s new eye-wateringly expensive iPhone X. In fairness, with so many fanboys (...)

The US supreme court is to hear the appeal in the case involving the department of justice’s attempts to access emails on a server in Dublin.

The Supreme Court of the United States is to hear an appeal by the US government in a case involving efforts to get Microsoft to hand over emails held(...)

Fresae Oviedo (6)  hugs her mother Nora Pelayo at a temporary shelter at the George R Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.  Photograph:   Tamir Kalifa/The New York Times

This has been a harrowing year for the hundreds of thousands of unauthorised immigrants who have put down stakes in Houston. Stepped-up enforcement of(...)

Former  Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been found guilty of criminal contempt. Photograph: Laura Segall/Reuters.

A former US sheriff committed a crime by defying a court order to stop detaining suspected unauthorised immigrants, a judge ruled Monday. It was the (...)

Protesters gather in front of the White House after President Trump announced transgender people may not serve ‘in any capacity’ in the US military. Photograph: AFP Photo

When Donald Trump announced a ban on transgender people serving in the US military, the trending term was “distraction tactic.” It is presumably an at(...)

Justine Damond called the police to report a suspected sexual assault near her home. Photograph: Stephen Govel/AP

The father of an Australian woman fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer over the weekend called for justice on Tuesday hours after a local medi(...)

 MSNBC presensters Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, who have been personally attacked by US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The White House offered to have a US tabloid kill a damaging story about the hosts of a cable news show if they personally apologised to the president(...)

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