Law enforcement officers gather on the Delta State University campus where history professor Ethan Schmidt was shot in his office  at Delta State University on Monday. Photograph: Rogelio V Solis/Reuters

A man suspected of gunning down a Mississippi college professor in his campus office and of killing a woman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound aft(...)

Start & Finish: At a small car park on the R584, 5km from Macroom, Grid Reference 329 714 How to get there: Turn off the N22 just eas(...)

‘Life, unlike crime, was not something you could solve,” observes the retired Parisian police inspector Auguste Jovert in Mark Henshaw’s The Snow Kimo(...)

 US president Barack Obama announcing a  plan  to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from  coal-burning power plants. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The Obama administration has vowed to override states that refuse to accept its new climate goals by mandating how they should achieve emissions cuts,(...)

Lasting remission of HIV has been seen in a group of 14 French patients known as the Visconti cohort, who started treatment on antiretroviral drugs within 10 weeks of becoming infected, and stayed on the drugs for an average of three years. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

A French teenager born with HIV and treated until age six is still free from infection 12 years after stopping the treatments, suggesting the first ca(...)

The state flag of Mississippi, which incorporates the   Confederate flag , is displayed with the flags of the other 49 states and territories in the tunnel connecting the senate office building and the US Congress. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty

The Confederate flag has meant different things to different people over the years in the United States. It is far more than just a diagonal blue cros(...)

The Confederate flag flies on the Capitol grounds after South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley announced that she will call for the Confederate flag to be removed  in Columbia, South Carolina. Photograph:  Joe Raedle/Getty Images 1:40

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on Monday called on politicians to take down the Confederate battle flag at the state capitol grounds, a week aft(...)

Hope Castle in Castleblayney

The new Monaghan Tourism website does not exaggerate when it describes the local landscape as “unspoiled”. The county of the little hills is indeed(...)

Revisiting Juno and the Paycock: Joe Dowling  rehearsing Seán O’Casey’s play with cast members at the Guthrie Theater. Photograph: Joan Marcus

Joe Dowling is standing in front of one of the Guthrie Theater’s three stages, in Minneapolis, giving notes to Mark Benninghofen, the American actor w(...)

BB King performs in Glastonbury in  June,  2011. File photograph:  Ian Gavan/Getty

Officials in the US state of Nevada said on Monday they would conduct an investigation into the death of BB King who died this month at age 89, after (...)