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Republican US president-elect Donald Trump speaks at his election night rally in Manhattan on  November 9th, 2016. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

NOV 2016 -JAN 2017 Nov 8th 2016 As polls close around the US, it becomes clear that Donald Trump is heading for victory. Shortly before 3am in the H(...)

Former US president George HW Bush photographed in recent days. Photograph: Jim Chapin/AFP/Getty Images

Two more women have accused former US president George HW Bush of groping them. Author Christina Baker Kline said the 41st president made the same jo(...)

USS Ashland sailors rescue Zeus the dog from a  yacht in the Pacific Ocean. Photograph: Mass communication specialist 3rd class Jonathan Clay/US navy via AP

Two US sailors and their two dogs have been rescued by the US navy after more than five months lost at sea in the Pacific Ocean. The planned voyage f(...)

A giraffe named Buttercup moves closer to Buck Watson, a hunting guide, as he looks on from a vehicle at the Ox Ranch in Uvalde, Texas. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/New York Times

On a ranch at the southwestern edge of the Texas Hill Country, a hunting guide spotted her cooling off in the shade: an African reticulated giraffe. S(...)

Texas Gun is one of the 6,700 gun dealers located near the US-Mexico border. Photograph: Gilles Mingasson/Getty Images

The deadliest mass shooting in US history in Las Vegas last week, which left 58 people dead, has reignited the debate over gun control. The state of (...)

Life in space is pretty remote, the stuff of fantasy for most of us – but can design principles learned from space travel be applied to living on plan(...)

“If you are just a retailer now you are going to have to be a tech company tomorrow.” Photograph: iStock

Retailers will gather in at a conference Dublin later this week to find out how they can make shopping more “experiential”. What on earth is experient(...)

A man walks his dog  past a beachfront home destroyed by Hurricane Irma  in Vilano Beach, Florida. Photograph: Sean Rayford/Getty Images

Hurricane Irma has claimed five more lives, patients at a Florida nursing home that lost electricity during the storm that brought widespread devastat(...)

Councillors in the Tuam area of Co Galway have opted not to remove a memorials to Confederate soldier Richard ’Dick’ Dowling. Image: Wikipedia.

Councillors in the Tuam area of Co Galway have opted not to remove one of the few memorials to a Confederate soldier in Ireland. Cllr Shaun Cunniffe(...)

A couple leave their flooded home in Fort Myers, Florida on Monday  after Hurricane Irma swept through the area. Photograph:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Recovery efforts got under way in Florida on Monday as the sunshine state began to count the cost of Hurricane Irma, which battered the southeast corn(...)

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