Forsyth Park in Savannah. Photograph: Adam Kuehl for The New York Times 6:07

Some of Savannah’s best-known attractions – mossy cemeteries, old mansions, ghost tours – give the misleading impression that the city is a macabre(...)

Fire crews try to control the blaze at Mt Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina. Photograph: Clarendon County Fire Department/Reuters

US investigators are examining the cause of a series of fires at black churches across the southeastern United States over the past two weeks. The (...)

‘The EU has been slow to act in introducing a similar law that specifically protects a worker’s genetic information.’ Photograph: Getty Images

If your job was at risk, would you be willing to reveal your genetic code to your employer? And could the law protect you if you refused? Recently, a (...)

Trading up: The Gulfstream G650ER has a list price of €60 million and a range of about 11,800km

Businessman Denis O’Brien is ordering a new private jet, worth about €60 million, to replace the aircraft he recently put on the market. Mr O’Brien (...)

Jonathan Bardon: many authors, while (rightly) concerned to be scholarly, do not seem to put themselves out to be lucid, lively and just plain readable

Historian Jonathan Bardon’s works include A History of Ulster (Blackstaff Press, 1992); Belfast: A Century (Blackstaff Press, 1999); Beyond the Stu(...)

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin with defence minister Sergei Shoigu. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyev/EPA/Ria Novosti

Nato defence chiefs meet today as the alliance changes its strategic posture to counter a combative Russia, and amid fears that rising military activi(...)

The Supreme Court ruled the State was entitled to make a deportation order against Davit Arabuli after rejecting claims that his deportation  for an indefinite period breached his, and his family’s, rights under the Constitution and European Convention of Human Rights.

A couple from Georgia who tried to deceive the authorities in an attempt to secure asylum here, including using false allegations by the wife she had (...)

The Confederate flag flies on the Capitol grounds after South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley announced that she will call for the Confederate flag to be removed  in Columbia, South Carolina. Photograph:  Joe Raedle/Getty Images 1:40

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on Monday called on politicians to take down the Confederate battle flag at the state capitol grounds, a week aft(...)

Joe Schmidt is due in Georgia today to run the rule over potential outside candidates for Ireland’s World Cup campaign

Joe Schmidt is due in Georgia today to run the rule over potential outside candidates for Ireland’s World Cup campaign. The national head coach is due(...)

Jeralean Talley, the world’s oldest-known living person, gets a hug from a family member during her 116th birthday celebration last month. She passed away on Wednesday. Photograph:  Rena Laverty/EPA. 1:11

Jeralean Talley, the world’s oldest-known person, has died in Michigan 26 days after her 116th birthday, a family spokeswoman has said. Born on May 2(...)