Mayeli Hernandez who was forced to leave    Honduras as a 12-year-old due to increasing violence. Amnesty International governments paid lip-service to protecting civilians last year while “failing miserably”. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty

Last year was “devastating” for human rights across the world and the United Nations did too little to protect them, according to Amnesty Internation(...)

Opsona Therapeutics, a biopharma company spun out of Trinity College (above), is developing drugs designed to block a protein  in the body that works to reject foreign organisms. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Opsona Therapeutics, a biopharma company spun out of Trinity College, has embarked on a series of trials to see if its leading therapy could prove ef(...)

US president Barack Obama meets  a group of “dreamers” – immigrants brought illegally to the US as children.A federal judge in Texas has blocked Mr Obama’s plans to protect up to five million illegal immigrants from deportation,   claiming  the president is exceeding his legal authority.  Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Barack Obama’s plans to protect up to five million illegal immigrants from deportation have been blocked by a US federal judge in Texas(...)

A US federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked President Barack Obama’s plan to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. Photo: Nicholas Gamm/Getty Images

A US federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked President Barack Obama’s plan to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, an iss(...)

Champion Hurdle favourite Faugheen (above with Ruby Walsh onboard) is one of Mullins’s headline festival acts.

Just three weeks away from the start of Cheltenham, Willie Mullins believes he is set to bring his most powerful ever team to National Hunt racing’s g(...)

A scorched mesquite tree is seen among the thousands of acres that burned from wildfires during a severe drought outside Jayton, Texas, in 2011. Photograph: Elliott Blackburn/Reuters

The US south-west and the Great Plains will face decade-long droughts far worse than any experienced over the last 1,000 years because of climate chan(...)

Queue outside Erath County courthouse for the first day of the murder trial of Eddie Ray Routh, who is accused of killing American Sniper author and former navy SEAL Chris Kyle.  Photograph: Larry W Smith/EPA

A former US Marine acted with forethought and malice when he fatally shot Chris Kyle, the former Navy SEAL whose bestselling autobiography was turned (...)

Worker takes a break in a garlic field in California: a survey has found Hispanics are far more likely than whites to view global warming as a problem that affects them personally. Photograph:  Matt Black/The New York Times

Alfredo Padilla grew up in Texas as a migrant farmworker who followed the harvest with his parents to pick sugar beets in Minnesota each summer. He ha(...)

Kayla Mueller was abducted in Aleppo, Syria in August 2013. Photograph: Mueller Family/Handout via Reuters

The young American hostage who Islamic State says was killed in a Jordanian air strike was condemned to death by the militant group last year, accordi(...)

Solar City will provide and install all the equipment required with no up-front cost to get a household or business up and running for solar energy. How? The consumer then pays Solar City for the power that they generate

Everyone seems to supports solar power. It’s like the kid in a race that everyone wants to win because they’ve so much spirit. Still they always end u(...)