Shane McCoy on a US navy humanitarian mission to Ghana in 2004

It came down to a flip of a coin, and Shane McCoy won. On January 11th, 2002, McCoy was a 27-year-old photographer with the United States navy station(...)

Bank of Ireland chief executive  Richie Boucher: to appear before  Oireachtas finance committee today. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Bank of Ireland repossessed 621 owner-occupied or buy-to-let properties in the first half of this year, according to documents submitted to the Oirea(...)

BNP Paribas, France’s number one bank, said third-quarter net income rose 11 per cent from a year ago as gains in fixed income trading and in interna(...)

Bolivia’s  Evo Morales speaks during a news conference at the presidential palace in La Paz on Monday. Photograph: David Mercado/Reuters

The main opposition candidate in Bolivia’s election has conceded defeat to Evo Morales, after the socialist president looked certain to have easily wo(...)

Mexican marines carry a dehydrated Cuban migrant on a stretcher after being rescued in a homemade boat that left Cuba with 32 passengers, off the coast of Yucatan in this file handout photograph from Mexico’s Navy. Photograph:  SEMAR/Handout via Reuters.

A group of Cuban migrants drank their own urine and blood after the engine of their homemade boat failed, leaving them adrift in the Caribbean for th(...)

A Liberian burial squad carries the body of a suspected Ebola victim in the slum area of Logan Town outside Monrovia today. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

The UN mission to combat Ebola wants to see significant progress in fighting the deadly disease within 60 days, including ensuring that 70 per cent(...)

Members of Jamaica’s Marine Police return to port after leaving the site where it is presumed a small US private plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed off the east coast of Jamaica, in Port Antonio yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

A small US private plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed off the east coast of Jamaica last night after veering far off its course toward southw(...)

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: treatment of her in the halls of Capitol Hill shows even the highest offices in the land are not immune from sexual harassment that is common against women elsewhere in American society. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Kirsten Gillibrand, the junior Democratic senator from New York, sparked a flurry of watercooler chatter, talkshow outrage and online indignation in t(...)

The US trade embargo has been in place since Fidel Castro overthrew a pro-US regime in the early 1960s. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images.

Irish people trying to use an Irish bank to transfer money to people living in Cuba are being blocked from doing so as a result of a United States em(...)

 An undated handout photograph provided by GlobalPost oshows American journalist James Foley who was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in  Syria. The Islamic State (IS) militia released a video on 20 August 2014 purporting to show the decapitation of Foley. Photograph:  Nicole Tung / Courtesy of Global/EPA 1:10

US president Barack Obama has said the beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants “shocked the conscience of the entire w(...)