Supporters of US president Donald Trump on Constitution Avenue during US Independence Day celebrations in Washington on Thursday. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

Thousands of supporters of Donald Trump gathered in Washington on Thursday for what the US president promised would “one of the biggest celebrations”(...)

Supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó block a back entrance of  Venezuela embassy in Washington. Photograph:  Alex Wong/Getty

It is more than two weeks since Matthew Burwick Orta began sitting on the steps of the Venezuelan embassy in Washington. The 51-year-old former photog(...)

 Private  Bradley Manning being escorted from a military court  at Fort Meade, Maryland, yesterday, after his court appearance. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Private Bradley Manning put military secrets into the hands of Osama bin Laden himself, US prosecutors claimed, as the army intelligence analyst went (...)