Colorado shooting: one police officer killed and others hurt in Denver suburb

Suspected gunman in incident just south of Denver believed to be dead Number of deputies from Douglas County sheriff’s office injured One deputy has been killed, and four others and two civilians injured, in an incident in suburban Denver, authorities Read More

Harsh winter conditions threaten to freeze Niagara Falls – video

North America is in the throes of unusually cold winter weather and, with temperatures expected to remain below -10C (14F), Niagara Falls may freeze over as it last did during the winter of 2014-15 Continue reading…

China's growth engine stutters as factories slow down

Crackdown on air pollution and slump in property market have hit industrial output, official figures show Growth in China’s manufacturing sector slowed in December as a punishing crackdown on air pollution and a cooling property market start to weigh on Read More

Northern bell: Rochdale town hall put forward as Big Ben stand-in

Minister suggests chimes of Gothic masterpiece could be used on ITV and BBC while London tower is silenced for repairs It is a building of such majesty that Hitler is said to have ordered the Luftwaffe to avoid it so Read More

UK lacks infrastructure for self-driving electric cars, says Axa

Britain could miss out on autonomous vehicle revolution owing to the shortage of charging bays and National Grid limitations A shortage of charging points and strain on energy supplies are now the main stumbling blocks to the rise of driverless Read More