Every night, almost without exception, a bullet is fired in America, a young man dies and a family is destroyed.
Deaf organisations have complained after the man translating the speeches at Nelson Mandela's memorial service 'signed gibberish'.
Mark Austin got a rare look inside the vaults of Nelson Mandela's personal archive, as he examines the battle to preserve the Mandela brand.
South Africans are waiting to view the body of former President Nelson Mandela for a second day at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.
Mourners gathered on the streets of the South African capital Pretoria as the funeral cortege carrying the coffin of former South African President Nelson Mandela was driven through the streets.
South African police outriders escorted the cortege to the Union Buildings from 1 Military Hospital, where the body of the former South African Presdient is held overnight, ahead of his burial on Sunday.
The man accused of 'faking' sign language at the Nelson Mandela memorial service has told a South African newspaper he suffered a "schizophrenic episode".
Speaking to IOL, Thamsanqa Jantjie, who stood alongside world leaders and 'signed' at the national service earlier this week, said he doesn’t know whether it was the magnitude of what he was doing or the happiness he felt throughout the day that might have triggered the attack while on stage.
Suddenly he lost concentration, and started hearing voices and hallucinating.
He said: "There was nothing I could do. I was alone in a very dangerous situation. I tried to control myself and not show the world what was going on. I am very sorry, it’s the situation I found myself in.”
Jantjie said that although the episode impaired his ability to hear well and interpret what was being said, he couldn’t leave, so he stayed on and continued to sign things that didn’t make sense. He also told the newspaper he takes medication for his schizophrenia.
“Life is unfair. This illness is unfair. Anyone who doesn’t understand this illness will think that I’m just making this up,” he said.
Australia's highest court has struck down a landmark law allowing the country's first same sex marriages, shattering the dreams of more 20 couples whose marriages will now be annulled, less than a week after their weddings.
The federal government had challenged the validity of the Australian Capital Territory's law that had allowed gay marriages in the nation's capital and its surrounding area, starting last Saturday.
The federal government's lawyer argued that having different marriage laws in various Australian states and territories would create confusion.
The ACT, which passed the law in October, said it should stand because it governs couples outside the federal definition of marriage as being between members of the opposite sex.
The High Court unanimously ruled that the ACT's law could not operate concurrently with the federal Marriage Act, which was amended in 2004 to define marriage as between a man and a woman.
NASA has said its crew members on board the International Space Station are not in any danger following a fault with one of the station's cooling systems.
Ground crews are continuing to investigate the fault.
A NASA spokesman said: "At no time was the crew or the station itself in any danger, but the ground teams did work to move certain electrical systems over to the second loop.
"Some non-critical systems have been powered down inside the Harmony node, the Kibo laboratory and the Columbus laboratory while the teams work to figure out what caused the valve to not function correctly and how to fix it.
"The crew is safe and preparing to begin a normal sleep shift while experts on the ground collect more data and consider what troubleshooting activities may be necessary."
There is an urgent but not an emergency situation on board the International Space Station (ISS) that may require a space walk repair, NASA has told NBC News.
Earlier today one of two cooling loops on the ISS stopped working, which engineers believe was caused by a problem with a flow-control valve.
They are currently re-routing the space station's cooling systems onto the working loop, which means prioritising life control system, science experiments and electrical systems, NASA said.
Should an urgent space walk repair be required, it will take place in the next 24-48 hours.
There are currently three Russian, two American and one Japanese astronauts on board the ISS.
After the Prime Minister's infamous "selfie" with Barack Obama and the Danish PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Nelson Mandela's memorial service, Ed Miliband has posed for a similar picture with Joey Essex, the star of ITV2 reality TV show The Only Way Is Essex.
The pair were at the Millies - the Sun's Military Awards - tonight in London.