An engineer checks live cyber threat maps and statistics at his office in Istanbul . Photograph:  Erdem Sahin/EPA

A major, global cyber attack could trigger an average of $53 billion of economic losses, a figure on par with a catastrophic natural disaster such as (...)

People walk through flooded streets after Hurricane Matthew hit in Jacksonville Beach, Florida on Saturday. Photograph: Henry Romero/Reuters

Hurricane Matthew slammed into South Carolina on Saturday, packing a diminished yet still powerful punch after killing almost 900 people in Haiti and(...)

Pedestrians walk through the snowy streets in New York. Photograph:   Yana Paskova/Getty Images

New York lifted a travel ban and mass transit started getting back to normal on Sunday after a record-setting blizzard in the US Northeast, but Washin(...)

The aftermath of a boardwalk fire is seen in this aerial photograph over Seaside Park, New Jersey, yesterday. Photograph: Adrees Latif/Reuters

Continuing hot spots could hamper investigators trying to find out what caused a fire that raged through four streets of bars, pizza shops and T-shirt(...)

Mr  Obama hugs school superintendent Susie Pierce on a tour of Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma, yesterday. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Standing by a pile of debris that once was an elementary school, US president Barack Obama yesterday called the destruction last week’s tornado(...)