The recently-discovered “The Temptation of Saint Anthony” is presented at the Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch, The Netherlands. Photograph: EPA/Piroschka van de Wouw

A priceless painting by the 16th century Dutch master Hieronymus Bosch – best known for his nightmarish depictions of hell – has been discovered in st(...)

A young supporter wears campaign stickers on her face as Democratic presidential candidate  Hillary Clinton speaks during a ‘get out to caucus’ event at Washington High School on January 30th in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Iowa caucuses: how they work
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  • February 1, 2016, 11:51

The battle for the US presidency shifts into a new gear with the start of states’ caucuses and primary elections in February 2016, beginning with the (...)

Residents of Flint, Michigan, including Wendi Browder, have their blood drawn to have free tests run to check for lead poisoning at the Masonic Temple in the city. Photograph: Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

In the 1850s, London, the world’s largest city, still didn’t have a sewer system. Waste simply flowed into the Thames, which was as disgusting as you (...)

Tourism authorities have long hoped to use genealogy as an incentive to attract more visitors to Ireland and have long complained of the fragmentation(...)

Police arrest a suspect after a gunman  stormed the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday and  killed three people. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Four words attributed to the man accused of killing three people in a gun attack on a clinic in Colorado on Friday have lit a political fires(...)

The Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado where a gunman killed three people on Friday. Photograph:  Isaiah Downing/Reuters

The man accused of opening fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado and killing three people said “no more baby parts” while he was b(...)

Marissa Mayer, president and chief executive officer of Yahoo! Inc. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Marissa Mayer is my new role model. First the Yahoo chief executive bans working from home. Now, according to Kara Swisher at Re/code, she has made al(...)

New York Mets infielder Daniel Murphy scores in the fourth inning of Game 1 of the World Series against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. Photo: Richard Perry/The New York Times

Daniel Murphy has been unconscious. A peculiarly American sports cliché that has come to define the New York Mets’ improbable run to this year’s World(...)

Police investigate a damaged car after the vehicle crashed into a crowd of spectators during the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade.

A car with a suspected drunk driver at the wheel crashed into crowds watching a homecoming parade at Oklahoma State University on Saturday, killing fo(...)

New York Jets center Nick Mangold (centre), and wide receiver Brandon Marshall (right) chat at the end of an NFL training session at London Irish training ground in south west London. Photograph: AP

NFL players are tough. But they’re also sensitive souls – and they care deeply about toilet paper. The New York Jets are at Wembley on Sunday, and the(...)