The Seven Dwarfs walk along Main Street during a parade at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. File Photograph: Robert Galbraith/Reuters

A US paediatrician’s group has urged parents, schools and communities to vaccinate children against measles after an outbreak that began at Disneyland(...)

Shannon Conley in court for her sentencing.

An American teenager who tried to go to Syria to help Islamic State militants has been sentenced to four years in prison.Shannon Conley (19), from Den(...)

Actor Chris Pine and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs last week announce the film Leviathan from Russia as a nominee for Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards.   Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty

It’s a long time since a Russian film won an Oscar but Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Leviathan could be about to change that. Yet even as this dark, hard-hitti(...)

Tommy Caldwell climbs the final pitch of the Dawn Wall on El Capitan, in Yosemite National Park, California.  Photograph: Max Whittaker/The New York Times 2:19

Two Americans have completed what had long been considered the world’s most difficult rock climb, using only their hands and feet to scale a 3,000ft ((...)

Wireless-charging technology is demonstrated during a keynote address at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas. Photograph: Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Wireless communications have long swept over us, but wireless power transmission (WPT) has still not quite arrived, certainly not in Ireland. Yet, sin(...)

Henry Allen jnr (left), president of the Colorado Springs NAACP, shows  James Simmons the spot where an improvised bomb exploded on Tuesday outside the group’s offices. Photograph: Matthew Staver/ New York Times

US law enforcement officials are investigating whether the fire-bombing of the offices of a civil rights group, the National Association for the Adva(...)

Peter and the Zombies is the first in the “Peter and Colo” series of books written by six-year-old Levi Clarke (below). Yes, you read that correctl(...)

What’s in a name? In August last year it was “The Lodge” when it sold for €255,000 and perfectly nice it was then too. Now, after a €150,000 refurb(...)

Celestine Cooney: ‘I think there’s a path I’m on and it’s going to lead to all sorts of amazing experiences’

Celestine Cooney, the Irish-born, internationally known stylist and fashion director, is unusually easy to approach. “I don’t tend to compromise,” (...)

The products will be sold in countries and jurisdictions where they are legal, including cannabis in some places

Seattle-based private equity firm Privateer Holdings has agreed a deal with the estate of the Jamaican reggae star Bob Marley to launch a global canna(...)