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(...) region. In eastern and western Europe and the Americas, the rate was only eight incidents per 100(...)

FBI agents search for convicted murderer David Sweat near Duane, New York. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

One of America’s most dramatic manhunts ended on Sunday after the remaining fugitive from the(...)

Migrants try to  board lorries bound for the United Kingdom in Calais this week. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

(...) washed over the United States in the second half of the 19th century was sure to drown America’s(...)

French police officers stand outside a transport and delivery company during investigations in Chassieu, near Lyon, France, into a terror attack. Photograph: Reuters/Ruben Sprich 2:13

(...) countries, mostly in the Americas, Europe and Asia. One official said the suspect apparently miscalculated(...)

Book-ears by Orla Kerr

(...) on a Topflight trip to The Americas Cake and Sugarcraft Fair in Orlando, Florida (September 18th-20th(...)

The United States National Security Agency spied on French presidents Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande, WikiLeaks have said in a (...)

Lafcadio Hearn in 1895

(...) story of Last Island, is included in the Library of America’s collection American Sea Writing: a(...)

Jordan Spieth  leans on the shoulder of caddie Michael Greller after winning the  US Open Championship at Chambers Bay. Photograph: Stephen Brashear/EPA

(...) anyone even knew that the Americas existed. And that really amazed me and helped me realise exactly how(...)

‘Racial hatred is still a potent force in US society, as we’ve just been reminded to our horror.’ People attend an interfaith candlelit vigil in solidarity with the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston,  South Carolina, in Brooklyn, New York. Photograph: Kena Betancur/Getty Images

(...) support for welfare. America’s troubled race relations are clearly a major reason for the absence of an(...)

James Salter at home in Bridgehampton, New York, in 1999: “Life passes into pages if it passes into anything.” Photograph: Chester Higgins Jr/The New York Times

Wolcott described him in Vanity Fair as America’s most “underrated underrated author.” Always a close(...)