Ben Bradlee, who presided over The Washington Post’s exposure of the Watergate scandal, in his office in Washington, 1971. Bradlee, stamped in American culture as the quintessential newspaper editor of his era, died yesterday. He was 93. Photograph: Mike Lien/The New York Times

Former newspaperman steered coverage of Watergate scandal that led to fall of Nixon

Developer Seán Dunne and his wife, Gayle Killilea Dunne (right). Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Company owned by developer’s wife and son receives permission for Soho building

US president Barack Obama receives his ballot paper as he takes part in early voting in the Senate midterm elections at a polling station in Chicago. Photograph: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

Republican Party poised to pounce two weeks before midterm Senate elections

Tom Steyer: The San Francisco-based liberal has pledged $55 million (€43 million) to NextGen Climate, his super political action committee, or PAC, to fund pro-environmental candidates.  Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Billionaire hedge fund founder Tom Steyer is natural arch-nemesis to Koch brothers

John Kerry has appointed Gary Hart as a special envoy to Northern Ireland. Photograph: EPA/Jim Lo Scalzo

Gary Hart sought Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988

The medical team who treated Teresa Romero, the Spanish nurse infected with Ebola, (from left) Marta Mora, Marta Arsuaga, José Ramon Arribas and Fernando de la Calle, arrive for a press conference at the Hospital Carlos III in Madrid today. Photograph: Luca Piergiovanni/EPA

Restrictions imposed on all travellers from countries affected by Ebola outbreak

An explosion rocks Kobani city centre yesterday during a reported suicide car bomb attack by Islamic State militants group. Photograph: Getty

Failure to support Kurds fighting Islamic State would have been ‘irresponsible’

US ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power addresses a  fundraiser for the Irish humanitarian agency Goal in New York last night. Photograph: Simon Carswell/The Irish Times

US ambassador to UN Samantha Power addresses fundraiser for Goal charity

A member of the US Coast Guard takes the temperature of an arriving passenger during screening for the Ebola virus at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. Photograph: EPA/US CBP

US president appoints former chief of staff rather than healthcare expert

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