Chinese industrialist Li Jinyuan  brought 6,400 of his employees on holiday to France in May – a trip that cost more than €13million – where they formed a record-breaking ‘longest human phrase’, reading ‘Tiens’ dream is Nice in the Côte d’Azur’. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images

It starts with a pennant flag held aloft by a scarily enthusiastic twenty-something tour guide, skilled in speaking high-tempo Mandarin without pau(...)

Meet the musician behind the album of 2015 to date. His name is Kamasi Washington and the album is called The Epic. It’s epic by name and by nature(...)

Team Ireland’s Laura Reynolds, a member of Blue Dolphins Special Olympics Club, from Kilbride, Co Wicklow, is tackled by Ana Guadalup Bollo, SO Ecuador, during the SO Ecuador v SO Ireland qualifier basketball game at the Galen Center. Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Team Ireland has won a further seven medals at the 2015 Special Olympics in Los Angeles, bringing to 22 the number of medal’s secured by the Irish tea(...)

The 2015 Special Olympics World Games will see a remarkable 6,500 athletes from over 165 nations competing in Los Angeles. Starting on Saturday, they (...)

 A file image of  US actor Bill Cosby. Photograph: AFP

Bill Cosby lost his latest bid to fend off a lawsuit accusing him of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles in 197(...)

File photograph of actor  Demi Moore. Photograph: Jason Kempin/Getty Images

A 21-year-old man has accidentally drowned in the swimming pool of a Los Angeles home owned by actor Demi Moore. Coroner’s official Fred Corral said (...)

A wildfire  in the Cajon Pass, California. Photograph: NBCLA.com/Reuters

Firefighters are battling a fast-moving blaze that swept across a freeway in a southern California mountain pass, destroying 20 vehicles and sending m(...)

Serena Williams leaves court with the Venus Rosewater Dish after her victory in the women’s singles against Garbine Muguruza. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images.

Almost before she had finished her centre court twirl and well practiced wave, Serena Williams was moving on. Before she had left the All England Club(...)

Luxury acommodation at the Beverly Wilshire hotel, setting for Pretty Woman

D espite its enormous cinematic history, Beverly Hills is less than 15sq km in size. That’s about two Phoenix Parks laid side by side, though it’s mor(...)

These are good times for buckwild musical adventure-seekers, and Miguel is certainly one of them. His previous brace of albums took the ro(...)