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The prospect of a full public hearing into the allegations against Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court has thrown Brett Kavanaugh’s elevation to the highest court in the land into doubt.  Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

The woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault agreed to testify before the Senate on Thursday, setting the stage f(...)

Tab Hunter: decades after he shot to fame he  revealed  he was gay. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Tab Hunter, the tall, blond, blue-eyed movie star who as a teenage idol in the 1950s was one of the last products of the Hollywood studio system – and(...)

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten: BNRG Renewables hopes he will set out the quantum of an annual auction for the years ahead.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Irish solar company BNRG Renewables has begun construction of a portfolio of 10 solar photovoltaic projects totalling 35 Megawatts (MW) in the US stat(...)

Little Skellig contains a large density of gannet nests covered with marine debris. Photograph: Mark Hilliard

Jutting out from the Atlantic, the Skellig Islands have long been a fixture on the Irish tourist trail but are now becoming a focal point for the grow(...)

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives with his wife Camille for a sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, US, June 12th, 2017. File photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The wife of US comic Bill Cosby has called for a criminal investigation into the Philadelphia prosecutor behind her husband’s sexual assault convictio(...)

Former US president George HW Bush  on the field to do the coin toss ahead of the start of the Super Bowl in Houston, Texas, in February 2017. Photograph: Adrees Latif/Reuters

Former US president George HW Bush has been taken to hospital in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife Barbara, a sp(...)

A second White House staffer has resigned following allegations of domestic abuse. The departures have roiled Domnald Trump’s  chaotic White House. Photograph: AFP

A White House speechwriter resigned Friday amid allegations of domestic abuse, the second such departure this week. David Sorensen resigned after hi(...)

‘If I could see this carrot as something very costly and precious, it would change the way I treated it,’  says Rene Redzepi

We need to talk about vegetables. Every year, around about this time, an awful lot of us promise to marginalise the meat on our plates, and to give di(...)

 A view of the city of Boston,  in Massachusetts, US, on Saturday morning. Photograph: John Cetrino/EPA

Much of the US east coast woke up on Saturday to brutally cold and dangerous temperatures as the region recovers from a powerful blizzard that unleash(...)

Visitors take photographs at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, as cold weather continues through much of the province. Photograph: Aaron Lynett/The Canadian Press via AP

Bone-chilling cold has gripped the middle of the US, putting paid to some new year’s celebrations and leading to at least two deaths attributed to exp(...)

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