Volunteer Shia fighters  supporting Iraqi  forces in  combating  Islamic State  drive through the village of Fadhiliyah, which pro-government forces retook from IS militants last month,   in Iraq’s Anbar province  on February 24th, 2015. Photograph: Amhad Al-Rubaye/AFP Photo

A wave of bomb attacks around Baghdad killed 37 people and wounded dozens more on Tuesday, as at least seven explosions struck in or near the Iraqi c(...)

The Penn State Cheerleading Squad pictured before the Croke Park Classic today. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sports file

A fly-by by the US airforce ahead of the Croke Park Classic American football game between the University of Central Florida Knights and Penn State Ni(...)

Chester Nez, who has died aged 93, was the last survivor of 29 Navajo Americans who developed an unbreakable code that helped Allied forces win the se(...)

Marine Patrick (‘Bob) Gallagher from Ballyhaunis Co Mayo who won the Navy Cross for bravery, believed to be highest medal awarded an Irishman on US service in Vietnam, where he was killed in 1967

An online campaign is under way to have a US Navy destroyer named in 2017 after a young Mayoman who was killed in Vietnam in 1967. It would mar(...)

Late actor Ralph Waite as Reverend Norman Balthus in the TV series Carnivale. Photograph: HBO

Stars of 1970s TV series The Waltons have paid tribute to Ralph Waite, the actor who played the kind-and-steady patriarch of the tight-knit rur(...)

Swans with a submerged boat on the flooded banks of the River Thames in Chertsey, Surrey, yesterday. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Thousands of homes along the River Thames have been told to prepare for “significant flooding”, as the number of severe flood warnings in the south of(...)

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) was caught on a television camera saying to a reporter, “I’ll break you in half,” after he was asked in an interview about a federal investigation into campaign finance violations. Photograph: Reuters

US representative Michael Grimm, a former marine who threatened to throw a television reporter over a balcon after an interview in the Capitol, apolo(...)

Marines participate in a training exercise at Camp Pendleton in California last year. Four US marines were killed in an incident at the base yesterday. Photograph: Reuters.

Four US marines have died after an incident during maintenance on an artillery range at a base outside San Diego, military officials said. The cause o(...)

Looted goods are carried 
as they walk
 through a flooded street in Acapulco 
September 18, 2013
last night. Photograph: Jacobo Garcia/Reuters

Looting broke out in the flooded Mexican beach resort of Acapulco yesterday as the government struggled to reach tens of thousands of people cut off b(...)

 Chargé d’affaires at the US embassy John Hennessey-Niland (left) and former US ambassador to Ireland Dan Rooney (right) with  parachutists who delivered the match ball before the Fourth Annual Irish American Flag Football Classic at the 4th of July American Independence Day celebrations at the US ambassador’s residence in the Phoenix Park today. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A crowd of about 2,300 people showed for the annual US Independence Day celebrations at the US ambassador’s residence in the Phoenix Park today. The t(...)