Muhammad Ali (right) covers up against George Foreman during their world heavyweight boxing title fight in Kinshasa, Zaire.  Photograph: Getty Images

When Muhammad Ali rumbled in the jungle with George Foreman exactly 40 years ago on Thursday, they were safely distant from the dying embers of a con(...)

US President Barack Obama awards Ben Bradlee with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the White House. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP photo

US president Barack Obama and secretary of state John Kerry were among those to pay tribute to renowned former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, a l(...)

Ben Bradlee, who presided over The Washington Post’s exposure of the Watergate scandal, in his office in Washington, 1971. Bradlee, stamped in American culture as the quintessential newspaper editor of his era, died yesterday. He was 93. Photograph: Mike Lien/The New York Times

Tributes were paid last night to Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, a lion of American journalism, on his death at the age of 93.Mr Bradlee famously (...)

A Co Louth man’s song has reached number one in the Vietnamese charts with more than a million downloads to date. Paul Michael Coleman from Drogheda i(...)

South African Government data shows at least 821 have been killed illegally so far this year, 531 of them in Kruger.  Photograph: LUONG TajjLinh/EPA

South Africa’s Kruger National Park is inviting bids for rhinos under a plan to move 500 of the animals to safety to counter a wave of poaching for th(...)

Local media reports  say the Irish man was walking his bicycle across Monivong Boulevard in Phnom Penh, Cambodia early yesterday when he was struck. File photograph: Google Street View

An Irish man died in an accident in the Cambodian capital on Sunday.Tomas Beecher is believed to have died after he was struck by an SUV in the capita(...)

In a word

It may seem odd on the second last day of the ninth month (which is really the seventh) to write about the fifth of the 10th month (though it’s really(...)

Vietnam, where Bord Bia researchers visited people in their homes. Photograph: Frank Miller

Getting to know your customers is a golden rule of marketing and Bord Bia researchers have taken this to another level by living with potential consum(...)

Captured Viet Cong prisoners being moved by US marines in March 1965, during the Vietnam war. A new documentary on the last days of the war sheds light on the calamitous errors made by US president Gerald Ford’s administration. Photograph: Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images

The release of Last Days in Vietnam, a new documentary about the messy American withdrawal from the country in April 1975, could not have arrived a(...)

Deirdre O’Kane as Christine Noble in Noble

How do you capture a personality so enormous as Christina Noble? Over the last quarter of a century, the indomitable Dubliner has toiled energ(...)