Secretary of state John Kerry: Voting against Iran nuclear deal would be a “self-destructive blow to our nation’s leadership”. Photograph: Getty Images

President Barack Obama has scored a major victory by securing the support of Democrat Barbara Mikulski as the 34th senator to back his nuclear deal wi(...)

Writer Wes Craven  known for the “Scream” films and “Nightmare on Elm Street” died at his Los Angeles. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Files 1:09

Wes Craven, a master of horror cinema and a proponent of the slasher genre best known for creating the Freddy Krueger and Scream franchises, died on S(...)

Zimbabwean hunter Theo Bronkhorst  outside the Hwange magistrates court, where he faces charges of failing to prevent an unlawful hunt. Photograph:   Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters

A professional hunter who helped an American kill a popular lion named Cecil in an allegedly illegal hunt in Zimbabwe has said that the case against h(...)

Vice president Dick Cheney watches television reports in Washington in the hours following the September 11th attacks. Photograph: US National Archives

Newly-released photographs taken on the day of the September 11th attacks show the reaction of senior figures in the Bush administration as they conve(...)

Ikea is offering a free kit  to consumers who bought 27 million of the furniture items above specific heights. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Safety watchdogs have warned of the dangers of Ikea chests of drawers and wardrobes after two children were killed when they fell on to them. The US c(...)

Bill Cosby: made  admissions over four days of intense questioning 10 years ago at a Philadelphia hotel. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

He was not above seducing a young model by showing interest in her father’s cancer. He promised other women his mentorship and career advice before pu(...)

Maeve Rafferty: waiting to hear about her green card

I dreamed last week of swimming with cattle in a river in Fermanagh. I’m from Tyrone, the next county over, but spent a lot of my working week in and (...)

MPLX operates a network of crude oil and product pipelines in the US Midwest and Gulf Coast regions

Marathon Petroleum Corp’s master limited partnership (MLP), MPLX LP, will buy natural gas processor MarkWest Energy Partners LP for about $15.63 billi(...)

Being Irish has been a big advantage to John Murphy. “There is a huge reservoir of goodwill,” he says

John Murphy first went to the United States 22 years ago on a scholarship with the Augustinians of Good Counsel in New Ross, to go to college in Erie,(...)

Prisoners Richard Matt(L) and David Sweat. New York police issues photographs showing how they might look after escaping on June 6th. Photograph: Reuters/New York State Police/Handout

An intense manhunt for two escaped convicts resumed at daybreak on Sunday around the tiny town of Friendship in south-western New York state, follo(...)