Captured Viet Cong prisoners being moved by US marines in March 1965, during the Vietnam war. A new documentary on the last days of the war sheds light on the calamitous errors made by US president Gerald Ford’s administration. Photograph: Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images

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Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer (right) is charged with aggravated assault in connection with two alleged incidents of domestic violence. Photograph: Brad Penner/Reuters

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Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko acknowledges applause while addressing a joint meeting of Congress in  Washington yesterday. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

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US ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley speaking with Missouri senator Claire McCaskill at confirmation hearing before the Senate foreign relations committee in July.

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny and former American ambassador Dan Rooney. The US Senate is due to vote today on the appointment of Missouri lawyer Kevin F O’Malley as ambassador to Ireland.  Photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

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File photograph of pedestrians passing the boarded up 74 Grand Street in SoHo that John Dunne is seeking to develop. Photograph: Michael Nagle

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President Barack Obama addresses US soldiers about his strategy to fight the Islamic State at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, yesterday. Photograph: Brian Blanco/EPA

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US vice-president Joe Biden: criticised by Jewish organisation over his use of words. Photograph:   Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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Rory Staunton died in April 2012 after scraping his arm during a basketball game. Photograph: Handout via The New York Times

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