The recent oil spill off the island of Mauritius has brought the dangers of moving large quantities of oil by sea back under the spotlight.
Are teen films getting more realistic when showing an experience of serious illness? The makers of Australian teen drama Babyteeth certainly hope so.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment has dipped below 1 million for the first time since March.
Human rights activists and monitors say there is growing evidence of police brutality against people who have been detained in Belarus as protests over the disputed election continue.
A Florida sheriff has banned staff from wearing face masks at work.
The US administration has suspended all private charter flights between the United States and Cuba, to increase economic pressure on Havana.
The US government has proposed changing the definition of a showerhead to allow increased water flow, following complaints from President Donald Trump about his hair routine.
The US government says it has thwarted attempts by militant groups to raise funds using digital currency, or cryptocurrency.
President Donald Trump says he opposes additional funds for the US Postal Service as it would boost mail-in voting he claims would help Democrats.
People coming to the UK from France and the Netherlands will be forced to quarantine for 14 days from Saturday.
The number of threats against Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has risen compared to the same period last year, Canadian police have warned.
Department of Justice says Yale discriminates against whites and Asians
President Donald Trump says he has heard Democratic running mate Kamala Harris "doesn't qualify" to serve as US vice-president, amplifying a fringe legal theory critics decry as racist.
Israel and the United Arab Emirates have reached a deal to normalise relations, with Israel agreeing to suspend its controversial plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.
Kamala Harris made her first appearance as a vice presidential candidate on Wednesday, alongside presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
US Open: Serena Williams would 'love to play' in New York, says coach Patrick Mouratoglou