Karena and Kasey Te Awa Bird, New Zealand MasterChef winners, filming their food and travel show in Dublin on Tuesday

Karena and Kasey Te Awa Bird, joint-winners of MasterChef New Zealand 2014, are filming in Dublin today for the new series of their food and travel TV(...)

A security officer of the supreme court shows an image of a type of grenade that President Nicolas Maduro’s government say rogue policemen used to attack the court and interior ministry. Photograph: Marco Bello/Reuters

Venezuela is reversing the usual order. History there is playing out first as farce, then as tragedy.  The barely credible latest from the crisi(...)

Steve Carrell. Photograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

Eight years ago the actor Steve Carell went into a recording booth to adopt a cod eastern European accent for the first time. The role was Gru, the he(...)

By now, we should know what to expect, but five albums in Sam Baker can still surprise. Bent but not broken by a terrorist bomb in Peru some time ago,(...)

Gen Manuel Antonio Noriega after a state council meeting at the presidential palace in Panama City, in August, 1989, as a   new president of the republic was announced. Photograph: Matias Recart/AP

Manuel Antonio Noriega, the brash former dictator of Panama and sometime ally of the United States whose ties to drug trafficking led to his ousting i(...)

Clontarf Energy chairman John Teeling. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Clarity is not something that can always be taken for granted when working through the financial results of companies – listed or otherwise. Credit, t(...)

 Venezuelan opposition activists   protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas: Using branches, rocks and rubbish, demonstrators blocked the main thoroughfare in the capital. Photograph: Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images

Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro staged sit-ins and roadblocks across Venezuela on Monday to press for elections, sparking new unrest and a death(...)

Julian Barratt on his role in Mindhorn: “He’s a vain, pompous chap. But you can’t dwell on that too much, because it’s not funny”

Having leafed through Julian Barratt’s various encounters with ladies and gentlemen of the press, I’m half-expecting the comedian, musician and actor (...)

Ecuador’s president Rafael Correa with  president-elect Lenin Moreno and his wife Rocio Gonzalez in Quito. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

Socialist candidate Lenin Moreno on Monday celebrated victory in Ecuador’s presidential election, bucking a shift to the right in South America, but h(...)

 Protesters light bonfires in Asuncion, Paraguay on Friday. Photograph: EPA

Protesters stormed and set fire to Paraguay’s Congress on Friday after the senate secretly voted for a constitutional amendment that would allow presi(...)