You may or may not have heard of Gab, a social networking site that touts itself as an alternative to Twitter, “champion[ing] free speech, individual (...)

Last week’s report on US second-quarter gross domestic product showed that the economy slowed last spring. It also came exactly 10 years since the Gre(...)

A fighter with the Syrian Democratic Forces takes aim with his Kalashnikov after seeing a man walking towards his position in Baghouz, in eastern Syria. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Islamic State may be on the brink of defeat in Syria, but its ideology remains a potent recruitment tool. In the American midwest, a region that has p(...)

The FBI Wanted Poster for Monica Elfriede Witt (Fatemah Zahra, Narges Witt).

Whatever turned Monica Witt from the US air force and the world of Washington defence contractors and took her to Iran as an alleged defector and spy,(...)

Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg appears in court for a retrial of his drug smuggling case in Dalian, Liaoning province on Monday. Photograph: Intermediate People’s Court of Dalian/Handout via Reuters

A Canadian man sentenced to death in China for drug smuggling will appeal the verdict, his lawyer said on Tuesday, arguing that the court should not h(...)

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Capitol Hill in Washington on  March 18th, 2015 Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a prominent liberal who, at 85, is the oldest US supreme court justice, was hospitalised on Thursday after falling in her office (...)

Paul Manafort arrives for arraignment on an indictment against him by special counsel Robert Mueller on charges of witness tampering, in Washington DC on June 15th. Photograph:  Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

A week before the Trump presidential campaign announced that it had hired Paul Manafort, a New York Yankees ticket specialist alerted him that his ann(...)

Thai military personnel walk inside the blocking area during rescue operations to save a soccer team at Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Photograph: Pongmanat Tasiri/EPA

It has emerged that the Tourism Authority of Thailand is making plans to promote Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai, where a dramatic rescue of a children’(...)

South Korean cyclists accompany the torch of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics through border checkpoints on Unification bridge near the military demarcation line in the Demilitarized Zone in Paju, South Korea, on January 19th, 2018. Photograph: Kim Hee-Chul

South Korea has said it will “work hard” to build on the momentum from inter-Korean talks ahead of the Winter Olympics to bring North Korea and the US(...)

Torch-bearing white nationalists rally around a statue of Thomas Jefferson near the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville. Photograph: Edu Bayer/The New York Times

Within hours of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, the fight between white supremacists and everyone else moved from the streets to the digita(...)

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