US president Barack Obama, vice president Joe Biden and Mr Biden’s son Hunter  at basketball game in  January 2010. Hunter Biden was discharged from the US Navy Reserve earlier this year after testing positive for cocaine, sources familiar with the matter have said. Photograph:  Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Hunter Biden, the younger son of US vice president Joe Biden, was thrown out of the military in February after testing positive for cocaine, according(...)

Donald and Jane Maxwell at their Cabinteely home with their grandchildren (front, from left) Charlie Hilliard, Clara Maxwell, Lucy Hilliard, Alison Plunkett and Lisa Maxwell; (back row, from left) Tanya Plunkett, David Maxwell, Daniel Plunkett and Ben Hilliard. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

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Rescue workers close bags with bodies of two foreign tourist found dead on a beach on Koh Tao island yesterday. Photograph: Reuters 0:42

Police in Thailand said they are focusing on migrant workers in the hunt for the killer responsible for the murder of a British man and woman found de(...)

A still from Love Is All

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Aidan O’Brien: Ballydoyle handler’s Great War could finish only fifth to Baitha Alga when sent off 5 to 6 favourite in the Norfolk Stakes at Ascot. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA

The Great War is among 12 declarations as he attempts to redeem his reputation in the Portland Place Properties July Stakes at Newmarket tomorrow.Aida(...)

Bracelet ridden by Joseph O’Brien before winning the Ribblesdale Stakes during Day Three of the 2014 Royal Ascot Meeting at Ascot. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Bracelet bounced back from her disappointing display in last month’s Qipco 1000 Guineas to give Aidan and Joseph O’Brien victory in the Ribblesdale St(...)

Lakenheath, England: A United States F-15E Strike Eagle is taxied prior to departure from RAF Lakenheath. Photograph: Getty Images

In the years after the second World War, the runways at the military airfield in Lakenheath, Suffolk, that had been used by the Royal Air Forc(...)

Bob Gordon (left) and Bob Butler paint crosses they placed in front of 16 American flags as they build a memorial in front of Central Christian Disciples of Christ church for the victims of the shooting at Fort Hood on April 3rd, 2014 in Killeen, Texas. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The soldier who killed three people and wounded 16 at the Fort Hood military post in Texas on Wednesday before turning the gun on himself had visit(...)

 Wreckage of the helicopter which crashed in Gillingham, Norfolk, on March 14th, killing all four occupants, of whom one was Declan Small.  Photograph: Jason Bye

News of Declan Small’s death last Thursday evening “brought devastating shock” to his family, friends and his local community, Fr Charlie Byrne(...)

Experts scouring the wreckage of the helicopter crash which killed millionaire Northern Ireland businessman Eddie Haughey and three others will begin recovering crash debris today.
 Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Experts scouring the wreckage of the helicopter crash which killed millionaire Northern Ireland businessman Eddie Haughey and three others will(...)