A file photo released in  April 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The trial of Mr Tsarnaev beings on Wednesday.

Jurors in the trial of the man accused of killing three people and injuring more than 260 in two bombings near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Mara(...)

The primary driver of the rise in global output is expected to be a 75 per cent jump in global average real output per head, as the prosperity of emerging economies catches up with that of high-income countries

Our ancestors lived in eras we call the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. Ours is the “fossil-fuel age”. The energy we have extracted from t(...)

A drone nearly collided with a jet at Heathrow airport last December: many drone operators – both recreational and commercial – are ignorant of regulations or deliberately flout them.  Photograph: REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Long-awaited rules on drone use, issued last week by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), will clear the way for greater business activities with the(...)

Seán McCann:  died suddenly but peacefully at his Dublin home

Journalist, author and rose lover Seán McCann has died suddenly but peacefully at his home in Dublin’s Deansgrange. He was believed to be in his late (...)

Frank Prendergast TD (Labour) at the New Ireland Forum  in May 1983. File photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

President of Ireland Michael D Higgins was among those who attended the funeral in Limerick on Monday of former Labour TD Frank Prendergast. The 81-ye(...)

Peter Swanson: ‘Goldfinger by Ian Fleming... was the first adult book I read. It was filled with sex and violence and it was a real page turner. I thought: Where can I get more books like this?’

Peter Swanson is the author of two novels, The Girl with a Clock for a Heart, and The Kind Worth Killing (Faber & Faber, £14.99). His poems, st(...)

A pedestrian with his glasses fogged over walks through the snow during a winter blizzard in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Record-breaking cold gripped the Eastern United States on Monday as an icy winter storm crippled the nation’s central states before it was expected to(...)

The Anthem  website is displayed on a laptop computer for a photograph in Washington. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Several US states are investigating a massive cyberattack on US health insurer Anthem , which according to sources said is being examined for possi(...)

Gay rights advocate Vin Testa in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. Photograph: J Scott Applewhite/AP

Gabriela Polanco says her 14-month-old daughter Alexandra Noemi is running around, eating with a fork and drinking out of “a big-girl cup”.Two years a(...)

In a video telling the story of Irish nuns and brothers, Br Kevin Crowley, of the Capuchin Day Centre,  explains his vocation. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

The success of a video telling the story of Irish nuns has taken religious authorities by surprise, particularly as it has yet to be launched. The fou(...)