News Edward Snowden said that he will not be able to return to the US while 'there's no chance to have a fair trial'

But the whistleblower says he cannot go home when there’s ‘no chance to have a fair trial’

In memoriam: Shrine for a Virginia victim of the Washington snipers

Killers who stalk the great American highways

Out of America: The system of interstates, built from the 1950s, has always attracted myths – and lone assassins

Rupert Cornwell: Murphy's Law has put its curse on Romney

It's tough these days being Mitt Romney. This wasn't a bad week for him – nowhere near as bad as the one before, which kicked off with the now infamous "47 per cent of Americans feel themselves victims". The Republican challenger has been out on the campaign trail more. He made a decent foreign policy speech in New York too, and even managed a decent joke (about the benefits of being introduced by Bill Clinton).

City break: Wild flowers grow alongside the High Line, which runs through Manhattan's West Side

Friends in high places: How New York's High Line founders raised $100m

The pair of civic-minded New Yorkers transformed a disused train track rising some 30ft above Manhattan's bustling streets into a horticultural sanctuary.

Rik Waddon and his Mohican can launch a Team GB gold rush

Waddon vows to do a Wiggins and get GB off to a flying start

Bradley Wiggins launched Britain's summer of sporting success with his historic win in the Tour de France and his influence is still being felt. With the action due to start tomorrow in the Velodrome, the latest to cite the Wiggins effect is Rik Waddon, one of British cycling's golden hopes in the Paralympics.

Mitt Romney campaign confirms Paul Ryan as running mate

Republican US presidential candidate Mitt Romney has picked Congressman Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate, the Romney campaign confirmed today.

The trainer of Treasure Beach, Aidan O'Brien

Treasure washes up on home shores for Ballyroan contest

A midweek evening meeting is not usually the place to find a Derby winner, but tonight at Leopardstown the globetrotting Treasure Beach steps out on home turf for the first time since taking Ireland's premier Classic last year.

Olympic tie-ins: We've come a long way since shin-kicking

These books are full of social history and extraordinary life stories, as well as arcane trivia, Simon Redfern stays the course

Undefeated (12A)

You don't have to know or care much about the sport to be touched by this documentary on the travails of a Tennessee high-school (American) football team.

Shine, Shine, Shine By Lydia Netzer

The Stepford husband who went to the Moon

Shamecca Davis hugs her son Isaiah Bow who was an eyewitness to the shooting

A dark night in Denver as Batman movie screening ends in bloodbath

Gunman wearing gas mask, bullet-proof vest and black combat clothing kills 12 and wounds 58 - 11 critically - at premiere

US storm carnage death toll rises to 22

Nearly 1.8 million people in the eastern US faced another sweltering day without power as the death toll from weekend summer storms rose to 22.

At least 18 dead as US storms leave millions without power

Millions of people in a swath of states along the US East Coast and farther west went into a third sweltering day without power today after a round of summer storms that killed more than a dozen people.

At least 13 people killed in violent US storms

At least 13 people have died and three million were left without power after violent storms pummelled the eastern United States.

Heather Watson savours the acclaim on Court No 2

Joy for wide-awake Heather Watson win

Despite a bad night's sleep 20-year-old races to victory and is first British woman in third round for 10 years

Moroccan admits he tried to blow up Capitol in suicide bomb plot

A Moroccan illegal immigrant pleaded guilty yesterday to attempting a suicide bombing of the United States Capitol building in Washington in a deal with prosecutors that could see him sentenced to 30 years in prison.

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