President Barack Obama participates in a march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Guy Carawan, whose rendition of the song “We Shall Overcome” became an anthem of the US civil rights movement, has died at his home in Tennessee. He w(...)

Megan O’Neill: had an obsession with plastic spoons. Photograph: Conor Clinch

"If Megan O’Neill hadn’t existed, the Disney organisation would have invented her anyway.” In his eulogy for the singer, band member Dan Clark repe(...)

Neither musician is exactly a household name, but this collaboration of Paul Smith (Maximo Park) and Peter Brewis (Field Music) is intriguing.(...)

Casey Kasem, who has died aged 82, was a man who never claimed to love rock ‘n’ roll but who nevertheless built a long and lucrative career from it,(...)

James Mary O’Connor, principal-in-chief at Moore Ruble Yudell architects: “You can design from a distance but to understand the nuances of a place you have to be there to really get it.”

Although he has worked on multi-million dollar architectural projects around the world, James Mary O’Connor had never toiled professionally in his ho(...)

Michaella McCollum Connolly (left) and Melissa Reid, are escorted by police as they enter the Justice Court of Callao last August. Photograph: Mariana Baz/Reuters

Scottish authorities are considering a transfer application made by convicted drugs mule Melissa Reid who was jailed in Peru last year along wi(...)

A remote-controlled robot from Suitable Technologies, which will initially cost $995, suggesting its potential use as a remote teacher, or as a way for parents to check in with a child from anywhere.

Google chairman Eric Schmidt said his company is experimenting with automation in ways that will “replace a lot of the repetitive behavior in o(...)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar and Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD with dancers Shauna McCarthy (left) and Lori Hall at the opening of the Tourism 2020 conference in  Killiney, Co Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

There is no reason why Dublin cannot attract as many international visitors annually as Barcelona, according to Minister for Tourism (...)

 Toronto for a family visit. Photograph: Getty

We have booked to fly to Toronto in mid-May to visit family. We will be flying out of Toronto at the beg(...)

Shirley Temple and Claudette Colbert at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts dinner, in 1935.

Shirley Temple Black, the iconic child star whose 1930s screen performances brightened up America in the darkest days of the G(...)