Robin Williams: In the wake of his death statements such as: ‘If I keep them laughing, they can’t delve any deeper’ will be parsed for meaning and significance.   Photograph: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

Robin Williams was in an alley in central London, behind the Comedy Store venue, shivering because of the cold and strung out because he so desperatel(...)

Is the pen mightier than the ring?

Prenuptial agreements in Ireland appear to be on the rise even though they still lack any legal footing and don’t necessarily have a significant impac(...)

From the early days of the uprising against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, the residents of Kafranbel, a small town in northwestern Syria, have car(...)

Actors Daniel Day-Lewis (left) and Sally Field with film director Steven Spielberg at the Irish premiere of Lincoln. Photograph: Eric Luke

Oscar-winning film director Steven Spielberg has expressed an interest in making a film about Daniel O’Connell after learning about him while researc(...)

Richard Matheson, author  of  1954 horror novel I Am Legend and The Shrinking Man, has died. He was 87. Photograph: Getty

US science-fiction and horror author Richard Matheson, whose novels and stories, including I Am Legend and The Shrinking Man, were adapted for the big(...)

A flying object is seen on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in this 1981 photograph. The “truth” may still be “out there”, as fans of The X-Files will argue, but the British military authorities are no longer looking for it. Photograph: Reuters

The last of the British government’s UFO files have been released.The “truth” may still be “out there”, as fans of The X-Files will argue, but the Bri(...)