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(...)

Enjoying the afternoon dancing at the Spa Wells during the Matchmaking festival in Lisdoonvarna on Sunday. Photograph: Eamon Ward 1:56

It is late September at the fag end of the tourism season. Most of the tourists have gone home. Yet in Lisdoonvarna there is not a hotel room to be(...)

Martin Moulton, community activist and resident of the Shaw neighbourhood in Washington DC, outside the historic Howard Theatre.

Walk out of Shaw-Howard University Metro station in Washington and the Shaw neighbourhood strikes you as a perfect example of the kind of gentrific(...)

Chelsea Manning, the US soldier convicted of giving classified state documents to WikiLeaks, is serving 35 years in military prison. File photograph: US Army/Reuters

US soldier Chelsea Manning, who is serving 35 years in a military prison for leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, was found guilty on Tuesday of(...)

Ariel Waldman: the former Nasa employee is keen to break down perceived barriers to science via the ‘Science Hack Day’ events

All-nighters are not fun. Whether catching up on office work, studying for an exam or doing extra project research, they rarely feel productive. Howe(...)

Pope Francis has created a new Vatican tribunal within the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) to deal with bishops who fail to protect c(...)

A Westboro Baptist Church demonstration outside the US Supreme Court. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty

A representative of the notorious Westboro Baptist Church has promised that Ireland will get an “ass-whooping of monumental proportions” for voting in(...)

Hillary Clinton at Texas Southern University, Houston, where she delivered her most aggressive speech since she announced she was running for president.  Photograph: Pat Sullivan/AP Photo

Republican senator Ted Cruz was firing up conservatives gathered to support his colleague Pat Roberts, who was struggling to hold on to his US Senate (...)

JK Rowling: had row  on Twitter with Westboro Baptist Church after suggesting that if Harry Potter’s Dumbledore  and Lord of the Rings wizard Gandalf were to wed, they could marry in Ireland following the referendum. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

JK Rowling’s dream of a marriage between wizards Dumbledore and Gandalf, embraced by the author on social media following Ireland’s same-sex marriage (...)

You can see why Madisen and Ruth Ward would prove so appealing to journalists due to the relative rarity of mother-and-son duos. But the (...)