Tangier Island, Virginia, in Chesapeake Bay; The island is just 4ft above sea level so it is vulnerable to the vast expanse of water around it. Photograph: Simon Carswell

As James “Ooker” Eskridge drives around Tangier Island, which he has represented as mayor for eight years, he stops his electric golf cart next to the(...)

US Republican candidate Dr Ben Carson on Syrian refugees: “If there’s a rabid dog running around in your neighbourhood, you’re probably not going to assume something good about that dog. It doesn’t mean you hate all dogs, but you’re putting your intellect into motion.” Photograph: Chris Keane/Reuters

Republicans were tripping over themselves this week to ratchet up the anti-refugee rhetoric in the aftermath of the Paris attacks, targeting Syrian mi(...)

Maureen O’Hara’s coffin is carried at her funeral. Photograph: Marty Katz/Washingtonphotographer.com

Ireland’s first Hollywood movie star Maureen O’Hara was remembered at her funeral in the US as an untameable and fiery spirit who never forgot her Iri(...)

A Democratic Party supporter in Louisville takes down a sign supporting Jack Conway, the defeated candidate in the Kentucky governorship election. Photograph: Philip Scott Andrew/The New York Times

A California state politician, a Democrat from the San Francisco Bay area, wants a Bill passed that would allow people to take selfies while castin(...)

With a shared love of the Irish language, Ailis, a teacher in O’Carolan College, Nobber, Co Meath, and Stiofán, from Cootehill, Co Cavan, met in Au(...)

A witch from the Spirits of Meath Halloween festival. Photograph: Barry Cronin

With Halloween around the corner, it’s time to start making planning the weekend. Here is a quick selection of events that will entertain the whole fa(...)

Sitting in the rear garden of 8 Herbert Park in Dublin’s Ballsbridge, it is hard to fathom that it is so close to the bustling thoroughfare of Donnybr(...)

A memorial to journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward outside the offices of  WDBJ7 in Roanoke, Virginia.  Photograph: Chris Keane

It’s 56 seconds long, a video of two murders being executed with the intention of having the maximum public exposure. The killing of two journalists (...)

Virginia residents pay their respects at a makeshift memorial for reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward. Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty Images

Two journalists who were killed during a live TV report in Virginia were both shot in the head. Reporter Alison Parker (24) and cameraman Adam Ward (2(...)

WDBJ weatherman Leo (centre) at the makeshift memorial with members of the crew at the studios in Roanoke, Virginia. Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty Images

Colleagues of the two American journalists killed live on air on Wednesday held a moment’s silence to remember their co-workers a day after the kil(...)