Ben Bradlee, who presided over The Washington Post’s exposure of the Watergate scandal, in his office in Washington, 1971. Bradlee, stamped in American culture as the quintessential newspaper editor of his era, died yesterday. He was 93. Photograph: Mike Lien/The New York Times

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The ambulance used to transport a patient with possible Ebola symptoms is parked outside Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

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Maria Callas ‘led a life that fostered sensationalist coverage’. Photograph: Ben Martin/The Life Images Collection/Getty Images

There’s definitely something about Maria. But that shouldn’t be a mystery. She was one of the greatest singers of her time, and led a life that fos(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said he would convey to the US vice president Joe Biden and secretary of state John Kerry in meetings today ‘the deep sense of frustration on the part of the Irish community that expectations have been raised in the past and ultimately not realised’. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

The time for overhauling US immigration laws benefiting an estimated 50,000 illegal Irish has “long passed,” Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Ch(...)

 President Michael D Higgins  has been  awarded the freedom of Limerick by the newly merged local authority.

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US secretary of state John Kerry has urged Ireland to continue providing humanitarian aid in Iraq and Syria for people affected by the rise of the Islamic State militants, Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

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Trainer Jessica Harrington has high hopes for Jack Naylor in the Prix Marcel Boussac at Longchamp. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Jack Naylor is making a habit of beating the odds and her trainer Jessica Harrington hopes it is a habit the star filly can continue when she lines u(...)

Deborah, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire. In later years she  was nicknamed the “housewife duchess”. Photograph: Bridget Flemming/Chatsworth House Trust/PA Wire
Last Mitford sister dies aged 94
  • UK
  • September 25, 2014, 01:00

Deborah, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, the last of the famous Mitford sisters, has died at the age of 94, her son has said.As wife of the 11th Duke o(...)

Conflict in Ukraine: the country’s annual GDP is equal to about two days of US GDP resulting in little effect on the global market. Photograph: Reuters/Gleb Garanich

One could be forgiven for thinking that markets are somewhat blasé about today’s seemingly grave geopolitical threats. After all, the S&P 500 cont(...)