David Greenglass, second  left, is led into the federal courthouse in New York by US deputy marshall Eugene Fitzgerald for sentencing as a spy in 1951. Photograph: AP

It was the most notorious spy case of the Cold War – the conviction and execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg for passing atomic secrets to the Sovi(...)

Twin Peaks character Laura Palmer, whose murder was at the centre of the original series.

Twin Peaks, the murder mystery television series that drew audiences and critical praise in the 1990s, will make its return with creators David Lynch (...)

A pair of US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq after conducting airstrikes in Syria. Photograph: US Air Force/Senior Airman Matthew Bruch/Handout/Reuters.

Air and missile strikes, thought to be carried out by US-led forces, hit oilfields and Islamic State bases in the eastern Syrian province of Deir a(...)

 Gardaí have launched a criminal investigation into the death of a teenager whose mother believes that he was cyberbullied in the weeks before he took his own life.  File Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Gardaí­ have launched a criminal investigation into the death of a teenager whose mother believes that he was cyberbullied in the weeks before he took(...)

President Barack Obama addresses US soldiers about his strategy to fight the Islamic State at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, yesterday. Photograph: Brian Blanco/EPA

US president Barack Obama has insisted that his strategy to destroy Islamic State (IS) fighters would not involve sending US armed forces into anothe(...)

US football player Ray Rice: video showed him knocking fiancée unconscious with a blow to the head and dragging her out of a lift. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters

The National Football League (NFL), the professional body governing American Football, has hired former FBI director Robert Mueller to investigate how(...)

Baltimore Ravens  terminated Ray Rice’s contract in the wake of video showing him hitting his fiancée Janay Palmer.  Photograph:   Rob Carr/Getty Images

A video showing the former NFL star Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée was received by the league five months ago, according to a law enforcement off(...)

Timothy Ray Jones is seen in an undated picture provided by the Smith County Sheriff’s Department in Smith County, Mississippi. Five children between the ages of 2 and 8 were found dead yesterday  near a logging road in Alabama. Photograph: Smith County Sheriff’s Department/Handout/Reuters

A South Carolina man led US authorities to the bodies of his five children in rural Alabama, ending a six-day search that had stretched across the So(...)

First Minister Peter Robinson is proposing a  return to “Big House” politics.Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

First Minister Peter Robinson is proposing a long-standing solution to the crises that erupt in northern politics – a return to “Big House” politics.(...)

British prime minister David Cameron (left), Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness arrive to speak to members of the media at Stormont, Belfast in  2011. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Peter Robinson spells it out quite bleakly that if there is not a comprehensive attempt to end the current sour and dysfunctional politics in Northern(...)