South African president Jacob Zuma: ANC is due to vote on his successor. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo/Reuters

The FBI has opened an investigation into US links to South Africa’s Gupta family, escalating a political scandal over the three brothers’ alleged use (...)

A manhunt is under way for 37-year-old Radee Labeeb Prince, who is considered armed and dangerous, after a multiple shooting in Maryland. File photograph: Harford County Sheriff/EPA

A gunman who shot dead three co-workers and wounded two others in Maryland is being hunted, police said. A manhunt is under way for 37-year-old Rade(...)

US president Donald Trump and White House chief of staff John Kelly. Mr Kelly’s son, like the retired general a US marine, died in Afghanistan in 2010. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/EPA

The mother of a US soldier killed in an ambush in Niger said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump disrespected her family during a call with the m(...)

It’s finally happened. We’ve reached television serial-killer saturation point. There have been so many psycho-sexual killers stuffed into our eyeball(...)

Guns & Guitars in Mesquite, Nevada, where Stephen Paddock had a home. Paddock bought his last home in this retirement community of 18,000, about 90 minutes from Las Vegas, seemingly with cash. As with his other properties, he spent very little time here. Photograph: Isaak Brekken/The New York Times

Stephen Paddock was a contradiction: a gambler who took no chances. A man with houses everywhere who did not really live in any of them. Someone who l(...)

The Guns and Guitars gun store in Mesquite, Nevada, where mass murderer Stephen Paddock allegedly purchased some of the weapons used to kill 59 people at a country music festival in Las Vegas on October 1st. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA

It was approaching 10pm on a warm Sunday night, and Paola Bastista was doing what she likes best: enjoying country music at one of the final outdoor m(...)

The crowd in the Aviva Stadium was in general on the small side, physically if not in numbers. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It must have been the smallest group of travelling supporters to attend a World Cup qualifier in Dublin, at least since the end of the communist era, (...)

People attend a candlelight memorial for Mandalay Bay massacre victim, Las Vegas police officer Charleston Hartfield,   in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Thursday. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Police in Las Vegas continued to search for a possible motive for last Sunday’s deadly gun attack which left 59 people dead and several hundred wounde(...)

 Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo: ‘You’ve got to make the assumption he [Paddock] had to have some help at some point.’ Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock may have planned to escape after he killed 58 people in a gun rampage on Sunday, police have said, as the search cont(...)

People at a memorial for victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Photograph: AP Photo/John Locher

US authorities have turned their focus to Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, as they struggle to establish a motive b(...)