Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson says he could not have done anything differently to prevent the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown.
Protesters have been tear gassed on a second night of riots in Ferguson.
British patients are less likely to survive lung, liver and stomach cancer than those in some Third World countries, according to the most comprehensive ever international study of its kind.
FIFA has been urged to publish an investigation into World Cup corruption allegations or risk further damage to its credibility and the reputation of football.
Some diplomats are abusing their immunity from the law to traffic domestic workers into Britain and keep them in conditions of modern day slavery.
A round-up of the latest stories from the world of sport - brought to you from the Sky Sports News HQ.
Sergio Aguero's last-gasp heroics earned Manchester City a thrilling 3-2 win over 10-man Bayern Munich to boost their hopes of reaching the last 16 of the Champions League.
Chelsea cruised into the knockout phase of the Champions League on Tuesday night with a convincing 5-0 win over Schalke at the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, a victory that also saw the Blues top Group G.
Lionel Messi became the record Champions League goalscorer and Luis Suarez opened his account for Barcelona as the Catalan giants cruised to a 4-0 win over APOEL Nicosia.
Australia batsman Phil Hughes remains in a critical condition after having emergency surgery in a Sydney hospital.
Angelina Jolie has not ruled out entering politics in the future.
Aston Martin-loving spy James Bond swaps his beloved luxury car for a Fiat 500 in the new 007 movie, reports say.
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of leaking Sylvester Stallone's action film The Expendables 3 online, a month before its release in cinemas.
A mystery bidder showed courage as he kept his nerve to secure the Cowardly Lion costume from the Judy Garland classic movie The Wizard Of Oz for over $3m at auction.
One Direction have won three honours at the American Music Awards, including the coveted artist of the year prize.
George Osborne is turning the screw on Britain's biggest banks by demanding an urgent overhaul of the seven-day current accounts switching regime.
As mortgage lending continues to slow an industry body is warning that new rules mean people over 40 are being denied loans because of their age.
Vodafone has apologised after sending the phone numbers of 1,700 News UK workers to the police despite only being asked for details about one journalist.
Russia has reportedly threatened to sue the French government after it refused to hand over a helicopter carrier Moscow ordered.
Sony Pictures has reportedly ordered workers not to use email or connect to its network after hackers threatened to reveal "secrets" to the world.
Firefighters in Australia have rescued a woman from a three-metre deep sinkhole which opened up beneath her while she hung out her washing.
A wealthy accountant who built a leisure centre the size of four tennis courts in his back garden without planning permission could be forced to pull it down.
A sarcastic thank you aimed at US First Lady Michelle Obama over unappealing school lunches has been attracting attention on Twitter.
A nine-stone former police dog will be used to sniff out sewer-blocking 'fatbergs' consisting of oil, fat and grease.
A naked man fell through the ceiling of a women's toilets at an airport terminal before violently assaulting an 84-year-old man, say police.
Australian batsman Phillip Hughes is set to undergo more scans today as doctors said he remains in a critical condition.
Eight shoes belonging to prisoners have been stolen from the museum at a former Nazi concentration camp.