Democratic presidential candidate Hillary  Clinton  appears to be behaving like she might have something to lose in her race to win the Democratic nomination. Photograph: AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

Hillary Clinton is approaching her presidential campaign with a new abandon. She is showing a more human side by lampooning Republicans on comedy TV a(...)

US senator Edward Kennedy: He played a key role in Northern Ireland, voicing concerns about the violence from the early 1970s through to the early 1990s. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Throughout the difficult negotiations leading to the 1998 Belfast Agreement, then taoiseach Bertie Ahern kept in regular contact with US senator Edwar(...)

Members of the media listen to the witnesses following the execution of Kelly Gissendaner at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia. Photograph: Tami Chappell/Reuters 1:15

Georgia executed the only woman on its death row on Wednesday, hours after the State Board of Pardons and Paroles rejected her final plea for clemency(...)

Republican presidential hopefuls Donald Trump (left) and Jeb Bush high five during the Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images 0:35

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump drew fire from rivals during the party’s second presidential debate over his campaign insults with Carly Fiorina, (...)

The Great Britain & Ireland team Captain Nigel Edwards looks on with his players during a Practice Round prior to the 2015 Walker Cup at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, England. Photo: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

What’s it all about? The Walker Cup is a biennial tournament featuring 10 players from Britain and Ireland competing against a team of 10 from(...)

Secretary of state John Kerry: Voting against Iran nuclear deal would be a “self-destructive blow to our nation’s leadership”. Photograph: Getty Images

President Barack Obama has scored a major victory by securing the support of Democrat Barbara Mikulski as the 34th senator to back his nuclear deal wi(...)

Novak Djokovic returns a shot against Joao Souza, of Brazil, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Photo: Matt Rourke/AP

World number one Novak Djokovic barely broke sweat as he dispatched Brazil’s Joao Souza for the loss of just three games in the US Open first round. D(...)

People enjoy the music during a Hurricane Katrina 10th anniversary event at the Smoothie King Center on Saturday, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photograph: Getty

From the Lower Ninth Ward to the Super Dome, New Orleans launched a day of events on Saturday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina(...)

A composite image from September 2005 (left) showing part of the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans flooded by Hurricane Katrina and the same area a decade later.   Before Katrina, the Lower Ninth Ward was a working-class and predominantly African-American neighborhood just outside the city’s historic center. Photograph: AP 1:16

President Barack Obama on Thursday heralded the progress New Orleans has made rebuilding since Hurricane Katrina battered the area 10 years ago but sa(...)

Former minister for justice Michael McDowell: explained that the Irish, British and US governments agreed in 2005 the survival of an ‘unarmed and withering husk’ of an IRA was vital for the good of the process. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

In The Irish Times on Wednesday, former minister for justice Michael McDowell gave a clue as to why things have now gone so badly wrong in the Norther(...)