Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Rochester, New Hampshire. Photograph: Ian Thomas Jansen-Lonnquist/The New York Times

Donald Trump dodged a question at a campaign event on Thursday night from a man in New Hampshire who stated that Barack Obama is a Muslim and “not eve(...)

People survey the damage in  Concon, Chile, some 110kms northwest of Santiago, on Thursday, 2015 after a massive earthquake hit the area. The 8.3-magnitude earthquake killed eight people and forced a million to leave their homes. Photograph: AFP 1:27

Strong aftershocks rippled through Chile on Thursday after a magnitude 8.3 earthquake that killed at least eight people and slammed powerful waves int(...)

US Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush:  used the term  ‘anchor babies’ in an interview on the campaign trail last week.  Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

The term “anchor babies” has become a lightning rod political issue in the stormy tussle between Donald Trump and Jeb Bush, the two leading candidates(...)

Each Saturday on we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

The humidity of the American Deep South is a force to be reckoned with. A week into our Alabama to Charleston road trip and neither my hair (natura(...)

An aurora a million times brighter than aurora borealis was detected over a  failed star  by a team led by NUI Galway graduate Dr Gregg Hallinan

The Irish astronomer involved in identifying the most powerful aurora recorded around a failed star outside the solar system has criticised the Govern(...)

Australian surfer Mick Fanning  hugging US Kelly Slater after being attacked by a shark in Jeffreys Bay last weekend. Photograph: AFP

Three-times world champion Mick Fanning has returned to the water for his first surf since surviving a shark attack off the coast of South Africa l(...)

Kauai is balmy year-round, with a constant light breeze that means it never feels unbearably hot

As our flight took off from San Francisco International Airport and headed west over the Pacific, leaving the great landmass that is North America (...)

Solar Impulse 2 pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg, celebrate after Borschberg landed at Kalaeloa Airport, Hawaii. Photograph: Eugene Tanner/AFP/Getty Images

A Swiss man attempting to circumnavigate the globe with an aircraft powered only by the sun’s energy landed in Hawaii on Friday, after a record-breaki(...)

The Solar Impulse 2 flies over Nagoya Airport after taking off in Toyoyama, near Nagoya in Japan. Photograph: AP

A solar-powered plane took off from Japan on Monday on the seventh leg of its journey round the world, a trans-Pacific crossing expected to be the tou(...)