EL Doctorow, who has died aged 84, was a leading figure in American literature whose popular and critically admired novels – including Ragtime, Billy (...)

Protesters from the  Enough Food For Everyone IF coalition, wearing  giant G8 leaders’ heads, sail in a Viking-style boat close to the Kellyhevlin Hotel, close to the G8 venue of Lough Erne, in Enniskillen. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

A peaceful anti-G8 protest is taking place in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, close to where global leaders are meeting for the annual G8 summit. Campaigne(...)