Hurricane Maria is shown in the Atlantic Ocean east of Martinique. Photograph: Nasa/Reuters

Hurricane Maria picked up strength and roared towards the Leeward Islands on Monday on a track that could whip several eastern Caribbean islands with(...)

Trees bend in the tropical storm wind along in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Hurricane Irma is showing signs of weakening and could be downgraded to a tropical storm on Monday. The National Hurricane Centre said the storm “sho(...)

A man fixes a car next to the shore in Cap Haitien, Haiti on Thursday. Photograph:  Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters

Hurricane Irma has ripped through the Caribbean, killing at least 11 people and causing widespread damage. Winds of up to 300km/h have lashed islands (...)

Sea water rises to a water deck as hurricane Irma approaches Puerto Rico in Fajardo on September 5th. Photograph:  Ricardo Ardunego/AFP/Getty Images

The United States was bracing itself for the second big hurricane to hit its Gulf of Mexico coast in two weeks, as swathes of the Caribbean were devas(...)

Niall Quinn’s Alphasat Communications has called a creditors meeting with the aim of appointing a liquidator. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

A broadband business owned by former footballer Niall Quinn has called a meeting of creditors with the aim of appointing a liquidator. Alphasat Commu(...)

Mariam Nawaz Sharif is under supreme court investigation after the 2016 Panama Papers leak tied her to a purchase of high-end London property acquired through offshore companies in the British Virgin Islands

The daughter of Pakistan’s prime minister has become subject of ridicule in her home country after forensic experts cast doubts on documents central t(...)

During the Champions League final, expect Cristiano Ronaldo to rip off his jersey at some point to flex his muscles. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/UEFA via Getty Images

During the Champions League final tonight, expect Cristiano Ronaldo to rip off his jersey at some point to flex his muscles. It’s the same drill: the (...)

Supporters of Pakistan’s prime minister Nawaz Sharif celebrate following the supreme court’s decision in Lahore, Pakistan on Thursday. Photograph: Mohsin Raza/Reuters

Pakistan’s supreme court on Thursday ruled there was insufficient evidence to order prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s removal from office over corruption (...)

Former US president Barack Obama leaves after he and his daughter Malia watched the revival of Arthur Miller The Price. Photographer: Christopher Lee/The New York Times)

Former US president Barack Obama has kept a relatively low profile since leaving office last month, and he largely avoided the spotlight Friday night(...)

Fast friends: Richard Branson and Barack Obama at play. Photograph: Jack Brockway

Former US president Barack Obama is trying some new and dangerous water sports that the Hawaii native had to miss out on for safety reasons while serv(...)