Border policies: anti-immigration demonstrators picket before the scheduled arrival of undocumented migrants at the Murrieta Border Patrol Station. The activists have prevented migrants entering the town for several days. Photograph: Sam Hodgson/Reuters

A long a dusty southern Californian road, protesters occupy two spots just a few hundred yards apart. These are the two entry routes where they can st(...)

Rally Fighter: Local Motors first car, it  was built and funded by a co-creation community of enthusiasts, hobbyists, innovators and professionals.

John “Jay” Rogers jnr leans against a wall in a corridor in the bowels of the Lincoln centre in New York. He has just delivered a speech to a room ful(...)

 US swimmer and Olympic medalist Michael Phelps (left) leaps from the starting blocks with compatriot Ryan Lochte (right) in the finals of the Men’s 100 Metre Butterfly, at the 2014 USA Swimming Grand Prix Series in Mesa, Arizona. Photograph:  Roy Dabner/EPA

Michael Phelps’ possible pursuit of a fifth Olympics has the swimming world abuzz, but first things first. Before Phelps could entertain though(...)

Michael Phelps is to come out of retirement . Photograph: Al Bello/Getty Images

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, is coming out of retirement. The American, who has not competed since the 2012 London (...)

Jose Manuel Martinez (51) told investigators he carried out the crimes working as an enforcer for a Mexican drug cartel. Photograph: Tulare Office of the District Attorney

A man charged with murdering nine people in California has told authorities that he has killed up to 40 people. Jose Manuel Martinez (51)(...)

Skydivers forming a “missing man” formation in Eloy, Arizona, yesterday after a German skydiver, who was among 222 people trying to set a world record with a group-formation jump, was killed  in the Arizona desert when her main parachute malfunctioned. Photograph: Henry Wiggers/Reuters

A German skydiver who was among 222 people trying to set a world record with a group-formation jump was killed yesterday in the Arizona desert(...)

Fierce florals form Marks and Spencer

Texture is a sensual thing. At home you want an environment that soothes rather than stresses you out, with creature comforts that feel as good as (...)

Organisers  gesture for reporters to leave a room where officials from Malaysia’s Department of Civil Aviation  are meeting with members of a joint working group sent by the Chinese government to Malaysia after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, at a hotel at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport today. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters 1:00

Malaysia's military has traced what could have been the jetliner missing for almost five days to an area south of the Thai holiday island of Ph(...)

A report by a US Senate committee has found Credit Suisse misled investors about growth in its private banking unit.  Photograph: Gianluca Colla/Bloomberg

Credit Suisse helped US customers hide as much as $10 billion (€7.3 billion) in assets from the Internal Revenue Service, more than double the (...)

It was one of those Sundays in Foley’s pub when the craic was mighty and the gargle galloped along at a ferocious lick. For the crew of m(...)