A tarp covers the intersection of the bobsled and luge tracks at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Canada, on Saturday. Photograph: Larry MacDougal/The Canadian Press/AP

Twin teenage brothers have died during an after-hours visit to a luge-bobsleigh track in Canada on Saturday. Jordan and Evan Caldwell (17) were kil(...)

Superbowl MVP Von Miller  of the Denver Broncos strips the ball from Carolina Panthers’ quarterback  Cam Newton  in the fourth quarter   at Levi’s Stadium  in Santa Clara, California. Photograph: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

(...) was every bit as fierce a test of strength, nerve and willpower as the annual contest between America’s(...)

Republican presidential candidate John Kasich  in the spin room after the Republican candidates’ debate in New Hampshire. Photograph: Reuters/Rick Wilking

(...) in New Hampshire, America’s second most secular state (after Vermont), with his overtly faith(...)

Vodafone Ireland’s Anne O’Leary and Ciaran Barrett: Vodafone Ireland is offering access to more than 100 TV and radio channels, along with restart TV, wireless multiroom technology and Netflix. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

(...) mightn’t be that welcome to secret fans of America’s Dumbest Pets. “This is a first for Vodafone in(...)

An Aedes aegypti mosquito is photographed in a laboratory at the University of El Salvador, in San Salvador. For the  first time the virus has been detected in the saliva and urine of two patients. Photograph: Marvin Recinos/AFP/Getty Images

Zika has been identified in the saliva and urine of two patients infected by the virus, a leading Brazilian health institute has said. It is the firs(...)

Britain’s wartime prime minister Winston Churchill Prime and US president Franklin D Roosevelt in Morocco at a war conference surrounded by British and American war correspondants. Photograph: PA

(...) ships to Tommy guns) sent to Britain. Following America’s actual entry into the war in 1941, the(...)

Both pro- and anti-choice sides were dumbfounded by the outcome. The accused had been acquitted, the accusers indicted. The spectacular backfire might have been less of a surprise (although would still have been surprising) in Manhattan or San Francisco. But in Sheldon country?

Margaret Sanger opened America’s first birth control clinic in 1916. Sanger’s mother Anne Higgins – both(...)

Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos is on a three-day visit to Washington this week. Photograph: Guillermo Legaria/AFP/Getty Images

(...) could be in sight for Latin America’s longest and bloodiest conflict. Colombian government negotiators(...)

An Aedes aegypti mosquito  in a laboratory in Campinas, Brazil, February 2nd, 2016. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

Zika virus is “spreading explosively” and could infect as many as 4 million people in the Americas(...)