Afghan Army soldiers attend their graduation ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan,earlier this month.  Three Afghan soldiers have been reported missing from a joint military training exercise taking place in the US this week. Photograph: Jawad Jalali/EPA.

Three Afghanistan National Army soldiers have been reported missing from a joint military training exercise taking place in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, o(...)

John Rusnak in one of his ZIPS Dry Cleaners franchises in Baltimore: I’d love to build a thousand of these stores and make a million dollars. photograph: baltimore sun 2:52

John Rusnak was something of a star when he was in prison, he says. Fellow inmates sought out the man once dubbed “Johnny Ruz” by market traders over (...)

One of the greatest risks in trying to emulate a period house is that the end result often turns out to be mere pastiche. Michael and Rosemary Fitzpa(...)

Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell (centre) leaves his trial in Richmond, Virginia, last month.  Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen have been found guilty of public corruption for using his office to promote a businessm(...)

Actors Lizzy Caplan and Michael Sheen, who play Virginia Johnson and William Masters in ‘Masters Of Sex’. Photograph: Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Is sex more important than music, war, sports and vampires? Is sex more important than Nixon?Michael Sheen thinks so.The nimble Welsh actor has played(...)

Brendan Greenan from Monaghan preparing a Holstein Friesian calf for judging at the Virgina Show. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Sean O’Connell took in all the sights of Virginia Show yesterday. He saw his father stewarding in the horse ring. He watched the cattle breeds being p(...)

Gene Murtagh, Kingspan chief executive. Photograph: Alan Betson

FIONA REDDAN Kingspan, the building materials and insulation group, has positioned itself for a tilt at the rapidly improving US housing market with t(...)

Google’s prototype driverless car

Thanks to renewed government and legislative efforts, British roads may be bumper to bumper with autonomous cars sooner than you might expect. Whet(...)

Former White House press secretary James Brady gives a thumbs-up to everyone as he visits the White House press briefing room in Washington in this  2011 file photograph.

The death of former White House press secretary James Brady, who was shot in the head in the 1981 assassination attempt on president Ronald Reagan, ha(...)

They initially made their name as a reggae band, but time and success have apparently diluted Soja’s appetite for authenticity. That’s not to say that(...)