Shane McCoy on a US navy humanitarian mission to Ghana in 2004

It came down to a flip of a coin, and Shane McCoy won. On January 11th, 2002, McCoy was a 27-year-old photographer with the United States navy station(...)

Security in Canada’s capital came under criticism yesterday after a gunman was able to run through the unlocked front door of the main parliament building and get close to prime minister Stephen Harper before being taken down in a flurry of gunfire. Photograph: Blair Gable/Reuters 3:00

Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper pledged more surveillance and detention powers for security forces in Canada on Thursday after a gunman killed (...)

The five-star Merchant Hotel at Skipper Street in Belfast, one of the hotels whose loans were sold by Ulster Bank to Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs is set to acquire a portfolio of loans from Ulster Bank connected with a number of high-profile Irish hotels. It is understood th(...)

Tom Moff with Snohomish County looks down at the Stillaguamish River as it maintains a low but steady flow off of Whitman Road on Highway 530 on March 23, 2014 near Arlington, Washington. Eight people have been confirmed dead after a massive mudslide in Oso, Washington. Photograph: Lindsey Wasson/The Seattle Times-Pool/Getty Images 1:20

Hopes of finding any more survivors from a massive mudslide that killed at least eight people are waning after rescue crews worked through the (...)

Police officers at the scene in Lockerbie, Scotland, after a Boeing 747 aeroplane, Pan Am Flight 103, crashed after a mid flight explosion on board on December 21st, 1988. Photograph: PA Wire.

The evil that caused the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 in the skies above Lockerbie “burst through like a postule on the skin”, a commemoration in the (...)

Irish Cadets at Arlington Cemetery for John F Kennedy’s Funeral, 1963. Photograph: Defence Forces Military Archives

The weather in Washington was cold and crisp, and the 26 Irish Army cadets were not thinking about the watching world. They just wanted to ensure t(...)

Cars traveling on the road past The Texas School Book Depository in Dallas, Texas in Dealey Plaza on November 22nd, 1963. Photograph: Reuters
Dallas then: ‘nut country’
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“Dallas, the city that virtually invited the poor insignificant soul who blotted out the life of President Kennedy to do it in Dallas.” A Letter rece(...)

US President Barack Obama (2-L), first lady Michelle Obama (L), former US president Bill Clinton (2-R) and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton lay a wreath at the gravesite for president John F Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, USA. Photograph: EPA/Pat Benic/Pool

US president Barack Obama paid tribute to the late president John F Kennedy last night, saying that 50 years after his death he stood for posterity as(...)

South Africa, Cape Town, aerial view of Table Mountain

My fit and healthy 81-year-old mum is travelling to South Africa over Christmas and hopes to stay there for almost three months. Her insurance for lon(...)

The Sun Chariot is one of a series of options for Duntle, the  consistent daughter of Danehill Dancer.  Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Duntle could get the opportunity to finally secure an elusive Group One prize if she lines up in Newmarket’s Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at (...)