Anti-tank missiles are displayed at the military parade in Beijing on September 3rd, 2015. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters 1:16

China put on a muscular display of military might in a parade in Beijing to mark the anniversary of Japan’s defeat in the second World War 70 years ag(...)

The US coastguard’s heavy-duty icebreaker Polar Sea is the only one remaining in the fleet. Photograph: Rob Rothway/US Coast Guard/Reuters

United States president Barack Obama yesterday proposed a faster timetable for buying a new heavy icebreaker for the US Arctic, where quickly melting (...)

Television journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward, who died in the incident 0:21

The suspect in the on-air shooting of two Virginia television journalists was pronounced dead at a hospital at about 1.30pm local time on Wednesday, V(...)

‘The boy’s eyes welled up with tears and his bottom lip protruded slightly. And is it any wonder?’ Photograph issued by the Irish Defence Forces

The face of the little boy has been haunting me since he was photographed by the Irish Naval Service crew of the LÉ Niamh, who had plucked him out (...)

A unit commander kisses a flag held by Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko during a military parade in Kiev on Monday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images 1:32

Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, has sought to forge a united front with Germany and France against a Russia that he said was still threatening (...)

Donald Trump speaks at a rally  in Mobile, Alabama. Photograph:  Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images

Some blondes have all the fun. As Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush get more testy, Donald Trump gets more chesty. And more blond. It’s mind-boggling to co(...)

Sarah Corbett (8) in the arms of her uncle David Lynch at Shannon Airport on Saturday morning. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

The Limerick man killed in the US earlier this month, sparking a custody battle, will be buried on Wednesday. The young children of Jason Corbett arri(...)

Anthony Sadler (L), from Pittsburg, California, and Alek Skarlatos from Roseburg, Oregon, hold their medals as they sit in a restaurant after a brief ceremony in the town of Arras, northern France, on August 21, 2015. The Americans  overpowered a gunman armed with a Kalashnikov who opened fire on a high-speed train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

President Barack Obama has praised the heroism of three Americans who overpowered a gunman on a high-speed train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris on(...)

A Turkish soldier at the Turkish-Syrian border in Karkamis, bordering with the IS-held Syrian town of Jarablus, in Turkey. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

The second-in-command of the Islamic State militant group was killed during a US air strike in Iraq on Tuesday, the White House has said, dealing a bl(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his troops onto a war footing from 5 pm on Friday after Pyongyang issued an ultimatum to Seoul to halt anti-North propaganda broadcasts by Saturday afternoon or face military action. Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters 0:36

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his front-line military units to go on a “semi-war state” on Friday after South Korea said the two countries h(...)