W hatever happened to Skippy’s paw? In the 1960s’ Aussie TV series, Skippy the Bush Kangaroo, the FX department seemed limited to a kangaroo paw on t(...)

Ben Megarry (19), from Harmin Park, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, is accused of claiming a bomb had been planted at Columbine High School (above) in Colorado where, in 1999, two students murdered 13 people. File photograph: Getty Images

An autistic student from Co Antrim is to stand trial accused of hoax bomb warnings at major US airports and the scene of a previous high-school gun ma(...)

Democratic US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and rival Bernie Sanders speak  during the candidates’ debate in Flint, Michigan on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters/Jim Young

Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator chasing Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, faces a big test in Michigan today when the state votes in (...)

 Democratic presidential candidates  Bernie Sanders  and Hillary Clinton: Clinton has a commanding lead of 1,121 delegates to Sanders’s 479, including super-delegates. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczynski/EPA

The “Super Saturday” presidential nominating contests in five states – four in the Republican race and three in the Democratic – threw up mixed result(...)

Republican presidential candidate hopefuls Donald Trump and Ted Cruz  greet each following a debate sponsored by on March 3rd, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz split victories in four nominating contests with front-runner Donald Trump on Saturday, bolstering Mr Cruz’s (...)

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump: his strategy is under the spotlight. Photograph: EPA

It is clear from the ferocity of the attacks on Donald Trump that the businessman has the upper hand in the race to win the Republican nomination. W(...)

“Look at those hands. Are they small hands?”

The eleventh Republican presidential debate descended into a blizzard of insults with Donald Trump even going so far as to defend himself from ridicul(...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaking on “Super Tuesday”  night in Palm Beach, Florida. Photograph: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will deliver a speech today laying out his case against Donald Trump, despite the billionaire’s sw(...)

Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, US, on Monday, February 22nd, 2016. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has said he would like to punch a protester in the face, bemoaning the “old days” when he said the m(...)

Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch with Mary Badham as Scout and Phillip Alford as Jem in ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’. Photograph: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

“When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow. When it healed, and Jem’s fears of never being able to play footba(...)