A suspect in the shooting of an MIT guard is dead, and a manhunt is on for another - both of whom are believed to be involved in the Boston bombings.
Police have descended on a Boston suburb amid reports of gunfire and explosions after a university police officer was shot dead on the MIT campus.
The FBI has released pictures and a video of two men suspected of planting the Boston marathon bombs, appealing for help to identify the pair.
They make up but a handful of the immigrant population to the US, but an impressive number of South Africans have risen to the top of their fields.
Although a number of South Africans participated in the marathon, none of them were injured. Only two South African spectators were slightly injured.
Investigators spotted a Boston Marathon bombing suspect on security video footage taken before two blasts went off, says a law enforcement source.
The bombs at the Boston Marathon killed three people and wounded more than 170. Here are the stories of those killed and some of the injured.
The explosives detonated at the Boston Marathon were homemade devices full of nails, possibly packed into kitchen pressure cookers, say US officials.
South Africans injured in Boston bombings were spectators, not runners, says Dirco, as Barack Obama admits attack was an 'act of terror'.
Race organisers have said the London Marathon would go ahead despite the death of three people in explosions near the Boston Marathon's finish line.
Two bombs have gone off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring over a hundred. Two South Africans have been hurt.
Pakistan's Taliban, which claimed the 2010 Times Square bomb plot, has denied responsibility for the explosions that killed three people in Boston.
As smoke cleared from the bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, runners were comforted by acts of kindness carried out by city residents offering help.
SA athlete Rene Kalmer says she has not heard of South African casualties at the Boston Marathon after blasts at the finish line killed three people.
From Francis Ford Coppola's new hotel in Italy to the genius of Klimt in Vienna, Claire Wrathall has some tempting tips for travellers.
Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot smashed the course record to win the Boston Marathon men's race on Monday, while Teyba Erkesso captured the women's title.
Director Kevin Smith has made a movie with such a bothersome title he cannot even place ads for it in some places.
Private New Zealander puts $50m into a new business school aiming to produce a generation of business leaders in poverty-stricken parts of the globe.
The University of Massachusetts on Thursday rescinded an honorary law degree awarded 22 years ago to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.
South African Ernst van Dyk and Japan's Wakako Tsuchida led all the way in winning the Boston Marathon wheelchair divisions on Monday. Van Dyk finished in one hour, 26 minutes and 49 seconds to win in Boston for the seventh time. Though it was the second slowest time of his seven victories, no one was near him when he crossed the finish line on Boylston Street.