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(...)

The UK Bar Coucil pleading on behalf of Walter  specifically refers to the danger of executing the innocent, exemplified in the capital convictions in the Birmingham Six and Guildford Four cases. Photograph: Joe St Leger/The Irish Times

‘His head was in his hands,” the defence lawyer recalled of the hearing, “and he just had a troubled look on his face.” Anthony Kennedy, the swing vot(...)

Neighborhoods are seen submerged in flood water from the Meremac River at Pacific, Missouri. Photograph: Getty

Missouri governor Jay Nixon on Saturday toured communities ravaged by flooding that killed at least 31 people in several US states and forced large-sc(...)

Phyllis Evans gets a hug from Harvey Payne  after a tornado struck Holly Springs, Mississippi on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

Floods in Missouri forced hundreds of residents out of their homes on Tuesday after four days of storms sent rivers to record levels, killing at least(...)

A makeshift memorial for Tamir Rice at Cudell Commons Park, where Rice was fatally shot by police, in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2014. The Cleveland police officer who shot 12-year-old Rice last year will not face  criminal charges. Photograph: TY WRIGHT/NYT

The white police officer who fatally shot Tamir Rice, an African-American 12-year-old, will not face criminal charges, it was announced on Monday – mo(...)

Michael D Higgins and Joe Jackson: In the interview, Mr Higgins highlighted his belief that culture can be a site of ideological struggle and that art can be used in a hegemonic sense.

These days Michael D Higgins is restricted by the Constitution and presidential propriety in terms of what he can say in public. In 1993, however, h(...)

Hunter Park in an undated booking photograph provided by Boone County Sheriff’s Department in Missouri. Photograph: Boone County Sheriff’s Department/Reuters

Police arrested a 19-year-old white man on Wednesday on suspicion of making threats on social media to shoot black people at the University of Missour(...)

Richland County Sheriff’s Department officer Ben Fields pictured with Karen Beaman, principal of Lonnie B. Nelson Elementary School. Photograph: REUTERS/Richland County Sheriff’s Department

Not a week goes by in the US without some shaky phone footage surfacing showing police brutality, for the most part directed at members of the African(...)

 Aran Islander photographed in 1955. Photograph: George Pickow/Three Lions/Getty Images

Purist Irish-language practitioners who frown on phrases such as “mo bhicycle” and “mo mhobile fón” are a “pain in the neck”, according to a Californi(...)

In recent years, young adult fiction has moved from the fantastical and the dystopian to an altogether more compelling and trickier terrain: real l(...)