The Library Gardens Apartments in Berkeley, California, before the balcony collapse which killed five Irish J-1 students and one Irish-American student. Photograph: Google Maps

Where did the water come from? That’s the question. It is six weeks since the balcony collapse at an apartment block in Berkeley that killed fi(...)

James “Whitey” Bulger in  1984: his 2013 racketeering conviction will be challenged today. Photograph: Federal Bureau of Investigation/AP

Lawyers for former Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger are set to challenge his 2013 racketeering conviction today, contending a judge wrongly block(...)

Clockwise: Dr James Crew, chairman of the Sanata Clara Valley Medical Centre and Berkeley survivors Niall Murray; Hannah Waters; Aoife Beary; and a recovering  Clodagh Cogley

The brain injury and spinal cord centre at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, 80km south of San Francisco, is busy with doctors, nurses and suppor(...)

At the Aoife Beary fundraiser at Wesley Club were from left Jennifer Geraghty, Carla Canniffe,  the American Ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley  James Doherty Trisha Doherty, Lucy Geraghty and Eimear O Hoherty. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sombre it was not, even if awareness of the Berkelely tragedy was on all minds at the well attended Aoife Beary Fun Raiser tag rugby competition in(...)

Kurtis Wade performing at a fundraising concert in aid of the Berkeley balcony collapse families at the Academy in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times 1:42

A fundraising event for survivors of the Berkeley balcony collapse and their families drew a large crowd to the Academy on Abbey Street in Dublin on T(...)

 A file image of  US actor Bill Cosby. Photograph: AFP

Bill Cosby lost his latest bid to fend off a lawsuit accusing him of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles in 197(...)

Germany and Manchester United footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger paid his respects to Irish student Niccolai Schuster who was killed in the Berkeley balcony collapse. Photograph: Martin Lacey/Copyright The Irish Times

Manchester United footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger paid his respects to one of the Irish students killed in the Berkeley balcony collapse last night (...)

Berkeley victims from top left: Eimer Walsh; Eoghan Culligan; Lorcán Miller; Nick Schuster; Olivia Burke; and Ashley Donohue.

Three Dublin law firms have begun assisting the Irish families of victims and survivors of the Berkeley balcony collapse with finding American lawyers(...)

Mcity: the Ann Arbor site has 40 building facades, angled junctions, a roundabout, a bridge, a tunnel, gravel roads and plenty of obstructed views. Photograph: University of Michigan  M City at University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, a purpose-built test town for  driverless vehicles.

A simulated city opened in the US this week, on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, to see if self-driving cars can operate without(...)

The bar Chill in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. As a magnet for the young, Saigon, as the city is locally known, is a place of opportunity, fun and increasing affluence. Photograph: Christian Berg/New York Times

Taking a puff from a hookah and a sip from her beer, Thuy Truong, a 29-year-old tech entrepreneur in a black cocktail dress, pondered the question: Wh(...)