The US Defense Department  accidentally sent shipments of live anthrax bacteria from the Dugway Proving ground facility (above) to labs in nine US states and to a US air base in South Korea. Photograph: George Frey/Epa

The US military mistakenly sent live anthrax bacteria to laboratories in nine US states and a US air base in South Korea, after apparently failing to (...)

An image of Oscar Romero looks down on his beatification ceremony  in San Salvador. More than 250,000 people gathered in the capital for the occasion.  Photograph: Rodrigo Sura/EPA

Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified on Saturday, the final step before sainthood, 35 years after he was shot at the altar by a right-wing(...)

Gafa Bites is a mini film festival taking place on Sunday May 24th in Co Meath offering a feast of short films on a whole range of topics – such as(...)

George Mitchell:  Spent a month going around each of the 10 parties, and the British and Irish governments, seeking agreement on his timetable. Photograph: The Irish Times

Senator George Mitchell said he almost lost his temper once during the difficult negotiations that led to the 1998 Belfast Agreement, which put Northe(...)

Gardaí do not believe 37-year-old Dubliner Joseph Whelan was the victim of foul play.

Gardaí are awaiting the results of toxicology tests before determining the cause of death for a man whose remains were found in a Co Cavan lake on Sat(...)

Former first lady Hillary Clinton is viewed as the Democrats’ best bet of retaining the White House. Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA

Hillary Clinton will end months of speculation on Sunday when she announces she is running to become the first female president of the United States,(...)

Prince Andrew (54), has vehemently denied claims  of sexual abuse and Buckingham Palace has stated they are “false and without foundation”. File photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

Sex abuse claims by a woman against the UK’s Duke of York will not be heard in a civil court case after a judge ruled against its inclusion in offic(...)

Louis Jordan, who was reported missing on January 29th, told family members he had survived by catching fish with his hands and drinking rain water, according to the Coast Guard. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto 1:00

A US man missing at sea for more than two months was celebrating a miraculous rescue on Thursday after being picked up by a passing ship and airlifted(...)

The burial of Irish US marine Liam Flynn at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia yesterday. Flynn, from Clane, Co Kildare, was aboard a Black Hawk helicopter that crashed last month in Navarre, Florida. Photograph: Marty Katz/washingtonphotographer.com 1:30

Irish-American Liam Flynn, the US special forces marine killed in a helicopter crash off Florida last month, was laid to rest at an emotional ceremony(...)

US senator Ted Cruz  with his wife Heidi Nelson Cruz and children at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, on Monday, after announcing his intention to run for president. Cruz’s wacko status is precisely  his appeal.  Photograph: Jay Paul/Bloomberg

Liberals, political reporters and people who revel in the general recurrent ridiculousness of American politics could not hide their delight in the ir(...)