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John Clark at home in Albuquerque, New Mexico

John Clark interview: Transatlantic kidnap saga that put extradition treaty on trial

When Eileen Clark was put on a plane and sent back to the US, she was seen as the innocent victim of an abusive husband and an unfair law. In his first interview, her estranged husband tells David Usborne why her defenders were wrong

Greg Orman could be a sign of voters tiring of the two parties

US Midterm Elections: Greg Orman's stand puts Kansas in the spotlight

The furniture seller is seeking an independent seat...in the US Senate

Ebola: NYC doctor Craig Spencer tests positive for disease after returning from west Africa

Dr Craig Spencer recently returned home after working for Doctors Without Borders in Guinea

Senator Mark Udall campaigns in Denver this month

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month

Eileen Clark, who left the US in 1995, has said she is the victim of a ‘malicious prosecution’

Extradited mother Eileen Clark will plead guilty in return for freedom

Ms Clark likely to return from US after admitting parental kidnap in 1995

Barack Obama makes a statement for the press after a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House

With two more years still left in office, has Obama already lost the plot entirely?

It’s election time again and the President is getting pelted

Darren Vann; (top right) The motel where the body of Afrika Hardy was found in Hammond, Indiana; (bottom right) an abandoned home in Gary, Indiana, where another body was found

Darren Vann: Indiana man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear more

Darren Vann was arrested for the murder of a sex worker in an Indiana motel on Friday before leading officers to six other bodies. They now suspect there are more victims, dating back 20 years  

Oscar de la Renta dead: Legendary US fashion designer dies after long cancer battle aged 82

'I like light, color, luminosity. I like things full of color and vibrant'

Liberians read a daily Ebola noticeboard in Monrovia

Ebola outbreak: Do more to save our countries from tragedy, Liberian leader Ellen Johnson Sirleaf urges West

'Ebola is not just a health crisis. Across West Africa, a generation of young people risks being lost to an economic catastrophe,' she said

Hillary Clinton backs Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky

Hillary Clinton's back – and already she’s raising the rafters

Seven years after Obama dashed her White House hopes, the former first lady returns to the stump. But it’s just to support others – isn’t it?

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US immigration: President Obama ready to press ahead with long-promised plan to overhaul 'broken system' - but will it get past a Republican-controlled Congress?

Immigration: Obama's final frontier

The President is ready to press ahead with the long-promised plan to overhaul America's 'broken system' - but will it get past a Republican-controlled Congress?
Bill Cosby rape allegations explained: Why are these allegations coming out now? Why didn’t these women come forward earlier? And why has nobody taken legal action?

Bill Cosby rape allegations explained

Why are these allegations coming out now? Why has nobody taken legal action? And what happens next for the man once thought of as 'America's Dad'
Four years of excruciating seizures caused by the 1cm tapeworm found burrowing through a man's brain

You know that headache you’ve got?

Four years of excruciating seizures caused by the 1cm tapeworm found burrowing through a man's brain
Travelling to work by scooter is faster than walking and less sweaty than cycling, so why aren’t we all doing it?

Scoot commute

Travelling to work by scooter is faster than walking and less sweaty than cycling, so why aren’t we all doing it?
Paul Robeson: The story of how an American icon was driven to death to be told in film

The Paul Robeson story

How an American icon was driven to death to be told in film
10 best satellite navigation systems

Never get lost again: 10 best satellite navigation systems

Keep your vehicle going in the right direction with a clever device
Paul Scholes column: England must learn to keep possession and dictate games before they are exposed by the likes of Germany and Brazil

Paul Scholes column

England must learn to keep possession and dictate games before they are exposed by the likes of Germany and Brazil
Michael Dawson: I’ll thank Spurs after we win says defender as he prepares to return with Hull

Michael Dawson: I’ll thank Spurs after we win

Hull defender faces his struggling former club on Sunday ready to show what they are missing. But he says he will always be grateful to Tottenham
Frank Warren column: Dr Wu has big plans for the professionals yet he should stick to the amateur game

Frank Warren column

Dr Wu has big plans for the professionals yet he should stick to the amateur game
Synagogue attack: Fear unites both sides of Jerusalem as minister warns restoring quiet could take 'months'

Terror unites Jerusalem after synagogue attack

Rising violence and increased police patrols have left residents of all faiths looking over their shoulders
Medecins sans Frontieres: The Ebola crisis has them in the headlines, but their work goes far beyond West Africa

'How do you carry on? You have to...'

The Ebola crisis has Medecins sans Frontieres in the headlines, but their work goes far beyond West Africa
Isis extends its deadly reach with suicide bombing in Kurdish capital

Isis extends its deadly reach with suicide bombing in Kurdish capital

Residents in what was Iraq’s safest city fear an increase in jihadist attacks, reports Patrick Cockburn
Underwater photography competition winners 2014 - in pictures

'Mysterious and inviting' shot of diver wins photography competition

Stunning image of cenote in Mexico takes top prize
Sir John Major: Negative West End portrayals of politicians put people off voting

Sir John Major hits out at theatres

Negative West End portrayals of politicians put people off voting
Kicking Barbie's butt: How the growth of 3D printing enabled me to make an army of custom-made figurines

Kicking Barbie's butt

How the growth of 3D printing enabled toy-designer to make an army of custom-made figurines