Senator Edward Kennedy giving a news conference about an immigration bill in Washington on May 16th, 2007. A new book about the late politician by his youngest son has provoked strife within the Kennedy family. Photograph: Jamie Rose/The New York Times

The real-life American soap opera that is The Kennedys continued this week with the latest episode being a very public row between immediate family me(...)

Digital oversight: there has to be a minimum Bill of rights protecting people so they don’t have to go to court to get defamatory or unlawfully damaging content taken down. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

“As of September 28th, 2015 at 01:52pm Eastern Standard Time, I do not give Facebook or any entities associated with Facebook permission to use my pic(...)

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(...)

The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house is seen on the University of Virginia campus on December 6th, 2014 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photograph: Jay Paul/Getty Images

Three university graduates profiled in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story have filed a lawsuit against the (...)

The Growing Up In Ireland longitudinal study looking at overweight and obesity in nine-year-olds showed that one in four children were above their correct weight

Even preschool children are at risk of becoming couch potatoes if they watch too much television, according to a study from the US. Children who watch(...)

Fraternities at the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, Virginia. An independent report commissioned by Rolling Stone on its discredited story about a purported gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity party said the magazine failed to engage in basic, even routine journalistic practice to verify details of the ordeal that the magazine’s source, identified only as Jackie, described to the article’s author, Sabrina Rubin Erdely. Photograph: Tina Fineberg/The New York Times

Rolling Stone magazine failed to follow basic journalistic safeguards in publishing a story about an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia fra(...)

Liz Edlich had spent more than 15 years in the skincare industry and created more than 100 products before anyone stopped her and asked, “What do y(...)

The then US president Bill Clinton with Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams in the Oval Office of the White House on March 17th, 2000. The success of the Northern Ireland peace process was one of Clinton’s greatest achievements. Photograph: William Vasta/AFP/Getty Images

The journalistic dictum that the more comfortable you make people, the more they will reveal applies to the world of academic historical research t(...)

Camille Cosby (l) has defended her husband, saying the man who is accused of sexual abuse by 15 women is “a man I do not know”. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/ Reuters.

Bill Cosby’s wife has rejected sex assault claims against her husband, saying the veteran entertainer being accused of drugging and having sex with(...)

Rolling Stone magazine has acknowledged it now had reservations about an article it published that made detailed allegations of a gang rape at a Un(...)