The department has been investigating Ferguson's policing after an unarmed black teenager was killed by a white police officer in 2014.
An appeals court ruling that denied alleged war criminal Yusuf Abdi Ali from Somalia immunity from prosecution in the US is only a partial success.
South Africa is among the developing nations who will be worse affected by the US tightening - the first rate hike in seven years.
The foul-mouthed, megalomaniac Republican frontrunner for the US presidential elections has inspired a rash of new artworks.
Campaigners say move to pull award-winning writer Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close raises constitutional concerns.
The growing proportion of young adults now in their 20s and 30s – who do not belong to any organised faith is changing the US’s religious landscape.
But the Pentagon is insisting its naval provocation did not breach any international maritime laws.
The two Western powers are guilty of aiding and abetting abhorrent war crimes against civilians.
Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune's handling error during their match with Mauritania has overshadowed our rugby team's transformation issues.
A number of former professional athletes have endorsed US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
New research suggests mass shootings are not just due to gun ownership, but gun culture.
Not even a radio doctor who peddled goat testicles rivals the coiffed one's candidacy.
The Democratic frontrunner is no longer a shoo-in, leading to mounting pressure on Biden to run.
The air campaign against Isis has killed more than 450 civilians, according to a new report. The US-led coalition has so far acknowledged just two.
Administration heavyweights take the nuclear sell to Capitol Hill where Republicans are opposed and Democrats have yet to make up their minds.
US churches, inspired by the sanctions campaign against apartheid SA, want to send a message to their leaders to "stand on the right side of history".
The anti-Obama sentiment of former ambassador Michael Oren lays bare Israel's feeling of betrayal by the US.
Liberalism was built on a distinction between the 'civilized' and the 'barbarian' - and still is, today.
The United States wants South Africa to make concessions on animal health rules for poultry, pork and beef before trade can resume.